Matthew 24:34
"Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place."

November 12, 2010

Can Jesus stop an Asteroid?

In the long history of the Planet Earth, asteroids crossing orbits and striking it have been a common occurrence (every 100,000-500,000 years). For creationists that's a troublesome number since that's older than their Earth. Regardless, it's true.

An asteroid striking our planet would be catastrophic. Casualty estimates begin in the millions and end in the billions, up to and including every earthling larger than a grapefruit. Well, I'm not sure if all that is true but it certainly wouldn't be good and could very well mean the end of humanity. An asteroid hitting earth isn't a question of if but when. That doesn't mean it will happen tomorrow, though it could. Maybe crazy religious fanatics will have blown up the planet before it ever happens as a way to bring in the End Times.

This poses a problem for Christians. Ever the shepherd, Jesus promised to return before allowing anything like that to happen to his flock. So really, a faithful Christian shouldn't have any concern about asteroids hitting Earth. A faithful Christian should condemn the European Union, the United States, and the other countries who are spending money and actively tracking Near Earth Objects. Jesus, in saving his flock, will fly into space like Superman and deflect the silly asteroid. If he feels like putting on a show, maybe he'll grab it with one arm and throw it into the Sun!

I can imagine the Christian refrain, "God doesn't help fools. He expects us to fend for ourselves, or live with the consequences." Well that's cute and simple, but it's incorrect. God n' Jesus are perfect and cannot ever be wrong or lie. So if Jesus said he'll return before the end times, then I expect him to keep his promise. As a faithful Christian, you should too. There's no reason for the people of the world to track NEOs, or draw up plans to defend our planet from them. Jesus will protect us.

1 comment:

  1. Seriously great post! I have been toying with this concept for over a year now and recently set up a blog of my own to discuss this and similar topics: