JAPAN - Exploring the Origins of the Universe

Arno Froese

The launch of the HII-A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan was shown on live video by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, known as JAXA.

Thirteen minutes after the launch, the rocket put into orbit around Earth a satellite called the X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission, or XRISM, which will measure the speed and makeup of what lies between galaxies.

That information helps in studying how celestial objects were formed, and hopefully can lead to solving the mystery of how the universe was created, JAXA says.

JAXA is developing “pinpoint landing technology” to prepare for future lunar probes and landing on other planets. While landings now tend to be off by about 10 kilometers (6 miles) or more, the Smart Lander is designed to be more precise, within about 100 meters (330 feet) of the intended target, JAXA official Shinichiro Sakai told reporters ahead of the launch.

-www.npr.org, 7 September 2023

Arno's Commentary

We continue to take note of so-called space exploration. In previous analysis, we came to the conclusion that the real reason for this undertaking is national pride. They all attempt to do something which cannot be done: “[solve] the mystery of how the universe was created.” We know how it was created: simply by God speaking it into existence, making something out of nothing.

When reading the first 11 chapters of our Bible, we are faced with a clear description of the world’s origin. When God created man, we read in Genesis 1:28: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” That is what mankind has done: subdue God’s creation, for indeed he has dominion over the animal world. However, when it comes to space, mankind touches the unknown. We mentioned the motive, which is encouraged by the great imitator, who desires to be god-like. The prophet Isaiah exposes him: “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” (Isaiah 14:14).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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