How Great Thou Art

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
(Hebrews 1:1-4 KJV)

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
(Hebrews 11:3 KJV)

So how many worlds are there? Modern translations use universe or ages rather than worlds. I trust the King James Version’s translation. For there to be life on only one planet would be a great waste of space.

One thing for certain, mankind will never contact those worlds. Satan and his fallen angels were sent here. We are corrupt and full of sin. If we were to contact any other lifeforms the cycle of sin would spread, God will not allow this.

I am often reminded of the hymn “How Great Thou Art” when pondering things like this.

Oh Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the starts, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

When Christ shall come  with shout of acclimation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim, my God how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Unfortunately, in our postmodern, politically correct world, the words to this hymn are also being changed to the singular ‘world’ from the plural ‘worlds’.

So what differentiates a planet from a world? NASA calls all exoplanets (planets orbiting any star other our sun) worlds. Does this indicate that life is present? Absolutely not. I sincerely doubt that any life that may eventually be found on another world would be made in the Image of God. In reality, that hasn’t worked out too well for us. Then again, who said we were first.

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