After reading this article, I’m convinced that the state of mankind is truly ready for a spiritual awakening of epic proportions. As a Christian believer and follower of Jesus Christ, I find it both interesting and unimaginable that someone finds it very plausible to use the very gift God gave us-Intelligence, in attempt to prove He does not exist. Yes, this cycle has repeated itself for centuries. The idea of a figurative and literal God out there in the middle of nowhere communicating through extraterrestrial life? What…and yet this is exactly what is happening. Again.
On Monday, famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner held a news conference in London to announce their new project: injecting $100 million and a whole lot of brain power into the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, an endeavor they’re calling Breakthrough Listen.
“We believe that life arose spontaneously on Earth,” Hawking said at Monday’s news conference, “So in an infinite universe, there must be other occurrences of life.”
Oh how I’d love to be present with Mr. Hawking as the sweet and undeniable presence of the Almighty God sweeps into the room with enough glory to expound his brilliant mind. While no available words in the human vocabulary were able to be found in order to express what he just encountered. I understand humans have always evolved from a complete and total dependency on God during humanitarian/global crisis, to ideas of no dependency of an unseen God. Entities…alien entities is what they are in search of, with an erroneous idea that earth was spontaneously hatched into orbit. I normally would laugh at such a thought, however several years ago while in deep prayer, the Lord changed my very own perspective of individuals like Stephen Hawking. He assured me that one day in a not so distant future, individuals like him would come face to face with the Almighty presence of an Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent God who they have denied and denounced all of their lives. This would inevitably end tragically with a judgment of condemnation and an eternity of banishment from God’s presence.
So why laugh or find such an astounding project humorous when in my heart of hearts I know, if these individuals do not repent and begin to acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God and the only way to an eternity with God, they will perish into an eternity in hell. In earnest prayer, I petition the Lord for him to outstretch his mercy upon the brilliant minds on earth who’ve lead millions astray with eloquent speeches and their own interpretations of humanity’s existence. These individuals mention stars, galaxies, life and every other viable form of creation as defined in the Word of God as God’s handiwork as the basis for their atheistic beliefs. I get it…I really do! It’s too complex and unimaginable for someone to conceive that God in his brilliance created all that we know of (and more) in just six days. And yet, he did.
So while this announcement doesn’t shock or surprise the nerd in me, it does however ignite the Holy Spirit in me. Case studies like these are simply examples of God not interfering with what He gave us all-Free Will. It inevitably will be the greatest grand stage for Jesus to receive the glory and recognition he rightfully deserves. Search on gentlemen…search on! Speaking of Science