Sunday, December 09, 2007

After Life (14) - Beyond Earth

Our future life may not be limited to this earth. The universe that we live in is absolutely enormous. There are probably thousands of other planets similar to earth. In the Parable of the Minas, each was servant was given one mina to look after. Jesus described what would happen to the servant who had turned his mina into ten.

The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.' 'Well done, my good servant!' his master replied. 'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities' (Luke 19:16-17).
The person who is faithful with what the King has entrusted to him will be put in charge of several cities. The implication of this is that at least some Christians, will be put in charge of several cities as part of their eternal reward. Others may be put in charge of small kingdoms. Some of these cities and kingdoms will be on earth, but there may not be room for them all. However, I suspect that some Christians may be in charge of cities and kingdoms on planets and stars in other parts of the universe. With spiritual bodies, limitations on space travel will be gone. God may use his people to fill the whole universe with life.

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