Why Did God Create That Planet?

After thousands of years of admiring it shining in the night sky, we can now see that if the planet Jupiter were not where it is, and were not as mind-boggling large as it is, our own planet would be uninhabitable–a shooting gallery for comets and meteors that get routinely deflected from Earth by Jupiter being in the way. Chalk one up for God’s providence.

But now… what about Neptune? Many times the size of Earth, billions of miles from the sun, apparently locked in perpetually violent storms–what’s with that? Which of God’s purposes does that world serve? As yet we have no idea at all.

Someday we may be able to study other solar systems as closely as we study our own (which is nowhere near as closely as we’d like!). Maybe then we’ll begin to develop understanding.

God’s Creation is more than rich enough to keep us busy.


12 comments on “Why Did God Create That Planet?

  1. I wouldn’t even hazard a guess as to the purpose of something like Neptune, which unlike Jupiter, is undetectable with the naked eye, so it definitely was not useful for any kind of time tracking. But it might well serve some purpose in the Solar System. I’ve long had an amateur interest in astronomy, and I’m always amazed by how much they have learned about some of these distant objects.

    Allegedly, one of the executives of Ocean Gate now is advocating colonizing Venus, as in the hottest planet in the Solar System. Now, I can fully understand wanting to vacation in a warm, sunny place, but Venus is 867 F, which makes your kitchen oven look likes it’s not even trying. 🙂 I’m astounded by someone even imagining that colonizing Venus would be a good idea.

    1. Colonizing Venus is about as ill advised an idea as I could imagine, although building a carbon fiber cylindrical submersible is right up there on the scale of ill advised schemes. I wouldn’t hire that Ocean Gate to haul garbage, not to mention trust them with my life.

    2. It’s now overrun with refugees from Neptune. They are nice enough folks, but their favored food is raw potatoes and on Venus, potatoes bake almost instantly, which leaves the Neptunians in an unpleasant mood. 🙂

  2. God created the Earth first, then later the sun, moon, and stars. We know the starry skies were created to display His glory, and He calls every star by its name. As modern scientists get all giddy and spaced out (pun intended) over billions of lightyears and their theory the universe is expanding, they fail to understand the truth of galaxies because they don’t accept the Bible’s revelation that God spoke the heavenly universe into existence in one day.

    1. While I agree that the auniverse was spoken into existence in one day, tne expansion of the Universe has a place in our understand8 g of the cosmos, even without a Big Bang. A contrary to intuition as this kight seem, a completely static cosmos would be very unstable. Everything would be fine, until someone sneezed, and subtly upset the balance. Motion actually stabilizes things. Earth orbits the Sun and the earth is stabilized by the tug o’ war between gravity and the motion of the earth.

    2. One sneeze is all it would take to destroy a truly static Universe. 🙂

    3. In a truly static universe, people would have to stand back to back and coordinate their breathing. 🙂

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