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by The Press and Standard | November 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm
God created it all, but man can destroy it
For more than two trillion days or so, Earth has been in an egg-shaped orbit going 16+ miles a second. That’s about 66,000 miles going around the sun. Like a bullet, it spins about 1,000 miles per hour to give us days and nights.
During the four seasons of the year, Earth varies between 19-93,000,000 miles from the sun. The sun is about 330,000-times bigger than Earth.
Sunlight takes about eight minutes to get to Earth. Earth’s 23-degree tilt on its axis gives us opposite seasons for the northern and southern hemispheres.
The sun travels much, much faster in the Milky Way Galaxy and is only one of millions of stars there. There are countless galaxies with many more times stars (suns) than the grains of sand on Earth.
I believe God is the applied intelligence who created the vast, but simple, biomasses that were buried miles below the oceans a few billion years ago to produce petroleum, etc. From those very simple life creatures, the evolutionary processes have been guided by God to create humanity, and God would love for us to populate the whole sky. But we now have the means to destroy God’s creation on Earth.
Pray and do!