Read: Job 38:4-18

Many astronomers speculate about how life originated on Mars and then came to Earth. They say, “Microbes from Mars fell on the very early Earth…, and the offspring of those microbes are still here, and they are us.” Many students of science are looking to outer space for the origins of life on earth, not willing to believe and accept the Bible’s explanation that God placed humanity, animals, and plant life on earth through special creation. How can they assume that supposed microbial life started on a hostile planet? Why is it so difficult to accept that the earth, uniquely created for life to exist, is where God created and placed living creatures?

As people struggle to accept a miraculous creative beginning of life from the breath of God (Gen. 2:7), they choose to trust that life originated from outer space with no first cause at all. And they don’t realise that such a view also requires huge amount of faith to be accepted. Perhaps they should follow the advice in Job 37:14, “Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.” Perhaps they should consider the question which God asks: “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?” (Job 38:4).

The Bible clearly says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Ps. 19:1). We ought to praise God for creating such a wonderful place called Earth which is fine-tuned for us to live. We always stand in awe of His marvellous creation. Only God the Magnificent Creator could create the world out of nothing.

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