From Jim O'Brien
June 21, 2019

The Power of Man

Hi Friend,

Do you sometimes wonder what would have happened if your parents had not given birth to you? Would you have been born to other parents? Would you have the same mind...the same spirit? Would you even exist?

The power that God has put in the hands of man is both inspiring and frightening. For a husband and wife to bring a child into existence is a miracle that exceeds any other part of creation. The baby is made in the image of God. How could two ordinary humans be given the power to create a being that can call God Father-with the potential to live for eternity?

On the other hand, man has the incredible power to destroy. Nuclear fusion has put enough power in the hands of man to destroy every human being from the earth. Had God not given the United States superior strength Hitler may well have exterminated mankind during his rein.

Will there be another Hitler? A recent article from the Guardian magazine sent chills up my spine. Some scientists from NASA have decided that the earth is too warm and we have the power to change it. The solution is to move it to a cooler spot-that is, change the orbit to a place farther from the sun. According to Dr. Greg Laughlin and two colleagues, all that is needed is to deflect the path of an asteroid or comet toward the earth so that it sweeps close enough to transfer some of its gravitational energy to the earth. "Earth's orbital speed would increase as a result and we would move to a higher orbit away from the sun," said Laughlin.

Yeah, that sounds simple enough. No more worries about global warming. The scary part is that man has the power to do it.

Of course, there is that concern that doing this could change the orbit of the moon-or we could come close enough to Jupiter to get pulled into its orbit. Or the days will get shorter or we could lengthen the year. But, it's worth a try because we only have six billion years to go before the sun will absorb the earth.

If one questions that God created the universe, all doubt should be removed by the hubris of scientists. Every time a scientist discusses improving the world my appreciation for God increases. No human has the wisdom to build the incredible structure God designed into the world.

The first few chapters of Genesis reveal an outline of the structure of the world. Day and night, seasons of the year, seed-bearing food, animals reproducing each after its own kind. The structure of life is all revealed in those few words. And then God tells us that HE "created them male and female" with the command to multiply and replenish the earth. In six thousand years there's never been an improvement on creation.

Until next time,

Jim O'Brien