WORLD - Humans to Colonize Space?

Arno Froese

Humans will need to colonize another planet within one hundred years to ensure our survival, according to Professor Stephen Hawking.

The astrophysicist has made a new documentary, Expedition New Earth, as part of the BBC’s new science season Tomorrow’s World. In it he will claim that time is running out for Earth and if humanity is to survive climate change, asteroid strikes, epidemics and overpopulation we will need to leave our planet and venture further afield.

In the landmark series, Prof Hawking and his former student Christophe Galfard will travel the world to find out how humans could live in outer space.

It is 14 years since the BBC canceled its future-gazing series Tomorrow’s World after 38 years on air, but the corporation and the scientists involved promise the new season will be even better.

Prof Brian Cox, the astrophysicist and TV presenter who has been helping curate the series, said: “The original Tomorrow’s World inspired a generation—it certainly inspired me back in the 1970s, but that was a single TV program.

“The 21st century Tomorrow’s World represents so much more—it represents the institutions of Britain coming together to inspire current and future generations, to convince them to embrace the opportunities that science brings, to foster a spirit of curiosity and tolerance, and to embrace the unknown not in fear but in wonder.”, 2 May 2017

Arno's commentary

Space is a subject that has been romanticized by scientist and the general public. There has to be something somewhere to fuel the desire for things out of this world. That is the motivating factor of space exploration. In reality, it’s just wishful thinking. The greatest achievement is the so-called International Space Station, originally created by the Soviet Union. Yet the occupants are 100% dependent upon supplies from earth.

So the question: can humans live in outer space? The Bible gives a crystal-clear answer. There are only two places for humans besides earth: one is heaven and the other is hell. Revelation 21:1 reads: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” The previous verse reads: “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (20:15).

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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