Observation Always Involves Theory Part 2: The Multiverse

Ok so before we start this theory on the Multiverse, let’s remind everyone of the disclaimer.

The definition of a theory is the following: a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained.

So this post is supposed to be a fun post about difficult subjects within scripture. IT DOES NOT reflect any personal beliefs of mine unless stated. IT IS NOT intended to sway any opinions toward the topic nor confuse the reader about their faith. This post is not intended to be a stumbling block for you. I realize in the grand scheme of things that discussing such theories has NO weight on a persons eternal salvation. Please understand, this is STRICKLY for fun.

AT ANY POINT IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE OR FEEL CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT YOU BELIEVE PLEASE STOP READING AND RE-EMBRACE SCRIPTURE. THESE TOPICS COULD DIRECTLY CHALLENGE WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TAUGHT AND WHAT SCRIPTURE SAYS. AGAIN IT’S JUST FOR FUN.

Now with that out of the way I asked the google what the bible said about stars. I am going to list the ones that I think are relevant to our discussions today:

Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:14-18

He made all the stars—the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the southern sky. Job 9:9

Can you direct the movement of the stars— binding the cluster of the Pleiades or loosening the cords of Orion? Can you direct the constellations through the seasons or guide the Bear with her cubs across the heavens? Do you know the laws of the universe? Can you use them to regulate the earth? Job 38:31-33

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When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Psalm 8:3-4

He counts the stars and calls them all by name. Psalm 147:4

The heavens above will melt away and disappear like a rolled-up scroll. The stars will fall from the sky like withered leaves from a grapevine, or shriveled figs from a fig tree. Isaiah 34:4

It is the Lord who created the stars, the Pleiades and Orion. He turns darkness into morning and day into night. He draws up water from the oceans and pours it down as rain on the land. The Lord is his name! Amos 5:8

The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory. 1 Corinthians 15:41

Then the fourth angel blew his trumpet, and one-third of the sun was struck, and one-third of the moon, and one-third of the stars, and they became dark. And one-third of the day was dark, and also one-third of the night. Revelation 8:12

Did God create life on other planets? This question has been the focal point of so many science fiction films and fan-theories. But is there any scriptural support for a multiverse theory? Did God REALLY create aliens?

Well ALL of this is SPECULATION. There is NO way of knowing any of this for sure and IF God wanted us to know for sure he would have told us. But for fun let’s look at some probabilities.

We are one planet in our solar system.

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We are able to know some about the planets in our solar system but we aren’t able to know anywhere NEAR enough. In mine and your lifetime, if all we knew about was our solar system then we would still be small in comparison. TINY even and at the mercy of these bigger planets. But as we are about to see, we aren’t alone.

We are one solar system in amongst MANY.

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If we just STOPPED here, the probability for there to be ANOTHER planet CAPABLE to sustaining life is astronomical!!! Just look at all those solar systems within the galaxy. If you think that we are the ONLY “life” within the universe then you are kidding yourself. The sheer probability is amazing. But we’re not done yet.

This is a picture of our galaxy.

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Isn’t it beautiful? Ok well maybe not, but if you take the solar systems picture and shrink each one to the size of a mustard seed and then incorporate it into the picture above, well, we look so dang small. Imagine the possibilities of MILLIONS if not BILLIONS of solar systems, each having a sun and revolving planets. The possibilities within our very own Milky Way Galaxy are ENDLESS!!!

But wait!!!

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A poster-size image of the beautiful barred spiral galaxy NGC 13

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Go back up and read the paragraph about our milky way galaxy again. Now come down and look at the pictures below it. Those are different GALAXIES!! GALAXIES!! The things that contain MILLIONS if not BILLIONS of solar systems. The picture directly above is a picture of all the different galaxies within part of our universe. You realize how small you are now? This isn’t exactly based in scripture because scripture doesn’t speak of this in detail. God just made the stars. But Science is key here. Science has been able to help us ask questions and fill in gaps that we didn’t know were there.

With everything we have seen so far, what is the probability that there is another EARTH out there?

I mean another planet that looks very similar to earth that has life on it. Human life. What is the possibility that there is another me on this planet, or another you? The fact is to most of these questions you have just as much of a chance for the answer to be YES as  NO. There is NO way there can be this many systems and WE are the only ones capable of having life.

There is no accurate picture of our universe because there is no way to capture it. But if there are more solar systems than ours; if there are more galaxies than ours; why can’t there be more universes than ours? This whole thing gets bigger and bigger and bigger the further you go out, who is to say that it stops at this universe.

Is the multiverse possible? Is a duplicate earth possible? Is a duplicate Michael Bishop possible?

My answer: YES YES YES!!

Can I prove it? No.

Can you disprove it? No.

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Unsolved Mysteries: Multiverse

When asking whether or not the multiverse is possible, you really have free range to explore. The Bible really doesn’t get in the way much. BUT it DOES present some very challenging problems.

Problem Number 1: Multiple Jesus’?

IF there is a multiverse and if there is another earth and more humans on another planet does that mean there was another Jesus? Now I know that is being very presumptuous but you must understand, the sin curse was a universal curse. The bible says it affected ALL of creation. So if there is another planet with life out there, there could very easily be another Adam and Eve and another Fall from Eden. If that’s true then there would have to be another Jesus.

Now is it possible Jesus could be on THIS Earth and ANOTHER Earth all at the same time? Why yes, yes it is for nothing is impossible with God. But this opens more doors to more questions if it is proven true.

The Bible does say that Christ died once and for all but does that only apply to this universe. Can we say there is no other life in our universe based on this scripture? The writers had no way of knowing whether or not there was more out there and probably didn’t ever think to ask that question. Would this verse read differently if they had?

Problem Number 2: What’s the difference?

If there are other earths and if there are other humans and if there are other Jesus’ then are we all on the same REVELATION road or do our paths look different? Did Jesus die on a cross in the other Earth or did he get burned at the stake? What is the difference between this Earth and other Earth? IF Jesus must die on a cross in the other Earth, are all the events leading up to it and leading from it the same as ours?

Problem Number 3: Multiple Words?

If all the above is true, does that mean there are more than one Word of God? Is the Word of God on our Earth eternal only for our planet or is it universal? Are there multiple heavens or multiple hells? Are they all separate or are they connected? Could there be only one heaven and ALL life one the universe be sent to it?

It’s clear the multiverse theory is ALL speculation and raises SO many questions we cannot answer. But at the end of the day, isn’t it really about being bold enough to ask the question??…

Next time on Observation Always Involves Theory: Angels and Folklore

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