Chapter 14 – The New Creation.




A new heaven, a new earth.

The search for intelligent life in the universe.


The assignment to the appropriate time.

The "New Creation" is the period which follows upon the "end of the world", the last period of the First Creation.

(See also Excursus 12: “The Creation.”)

However, obviously one cannot really call the "New Creation" a "period of time" any more. This is the second Creation of God and it differs from the first earth and the first heaven just as they differ from that state which had been before God said "Let there be".

In the insight into this new world that is granted to us we see the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God like an adorned bride. The righteous will enter into this city and God and the Lamb will live with them and will be their sun for ever.

A new heaven, a new earth.

The first creation has passed away, and there is no longer any sea.

A new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away.

Rev 21,1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 21,2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.

21,3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,

21,4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." Rev 21, 1– 4;

And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new."

Rev 21,5 And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true." 21,6 Then He said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. Rev 21, 5– 6;


The above text from Rev 21,1 is the prelude to a New Creation. God will create a new heaven and a new earth. From that one can now in all probability draw the conclusion that it will not only be a new kind of planet which will be formed anew, but obviously it will also be a new "heaven", that is to say a new universe, which God will create for the days of eternity.

And we find out even a second thing from this text. It says there, "the first heaven and the first earth have passed away". This means that this present world of ours with the entire cosmos surrounding it, actually is the first creation of our God. This is also confirmed by the repeated statement in verse 4, "… the first things have passed away". So, there are no "multiple" creations, as some interpreters want to see in relation to Gen 2,5 and the following pages.

But in principle this verse here, Rev 21,1 is only once again a confirmation of the things we have already learned from Rev 20,11, where there is talk about the Last Judgment:

From whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.

Rev 20,11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. Rev 20,11;

No sun and no moon, God and the Lamb will illumine them.

The city has no need of the sun or of the moon, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Rev 21,23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 21,24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. 21,25 In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed; Rev 21,23–25;

There will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them.

Rev 22,5 And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. 22,6 And he said to me, "These words are faithful and true"; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond–servants the things which must soon take place.

22,7 "And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book."

22,8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 22,9 But he said to me, "Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God." 22,10 And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. Rev 22, 5–10;


From the texts above we see now an – especially for our limited human understanding – peculiar characteristic of this New Creation: There will not be a sun any more. The conclusion from the formulation "the city has no need of the sun – " that nevertheless a sun and a moon would be there fails because of the statements in the psalms where it is expressly pointed out in Ps 72,1–5 that the sun and the moon will shine as long as the "righteous king" will reign. That means that there still will be the sun and the moon in the thousand years of the Millennium since it is still the old, the First Creation. But with the end of the First Creation the sun and the moon will pass away, too.

By the way, it is remarkable that in all these prophecies about the sun and the moon in the Scriptures – and there are even some more than have been quoted here – always both celestial bodies are mentioned together. For instance, it never says anywhere, "The sun lost its shine and only the moon was the light of men": In those days where one did not know that the moon only shines because it reflects the sunlight shining upon it to the earth, prophecies which the human spirit had brought forward, would not have seen any necessity to always mention both celestial bodies together. So, therefore it is – if one wants to put it like that – also a confirmation of the divine inspiration of these prophecies.

(See also Chapter 04: “The Great Darkness.”)

Let them fear You while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

Ps 72,1<<A Psalm of Solomon.>> Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king’s son. 72,2 May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice. 72,3 Let the mountains bring peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness. 72,4 May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor. 72,5 Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations. Ps 72, 1– 5;

No longer will you have the sun for light by day, nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light,

Isa 60,19 "No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory. 60,20 "Your sun will no longer set, Nor will your moon wane; For you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And the days of your mourning will be over.

60,21 "Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified. 60,22 "The smallest one will become a clan, And the least one a mighty nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time." Isa 60,19–22;


Although the text above in Isa 60,19–22 refers primarily to the Millennium and Zion, one nevertheless recognizes very clearly the anticipation of the heavenly Jerusalem. The difference lies in the fact that the promise "No longer will you have the sun for light by day, nor for brightness will the moon give you light", applies – like quite a many of other prophecies (outpouring of the Holy Spirit, fertility of the soil, age of men, etc.) – exclusively to Zion and Israel in the Millennium, where also the Lord in his temple will light up the land with his glory, whereas for the rest of the world the sun and the moon will remain the sources of light. In the heavenly Jerusalem, however, in the New Creation, the glory of the Lord will light up the entire planet, so that a sun is not required at all any more.

(See also Table 12: “The earthly and the heavenly Jerusalem.”)

The new, heavenly Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem above, the city of the living God.

The city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God.

Rev 3,10 ‘Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 3,11 ‘I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

3,12 ‘He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. Rev 3,10–12;

The new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride.

Rev 21,2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.

21,3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 21,4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." Rev 21, 2– 4;

The holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, is the bride, the wife of the Lamb.

Rev 21,9Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."

21,10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 21,11 having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal–clear jasper. 21,12 It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 21,13 There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. Rev 21, 9–13;

The Spirit and the bride say, "Come".

Rev 22,16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."

22,17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. Rev 22,16–17;


The heavenly Jerusalem, the Holy City, is called the "bride of the Lamb" in the above texts.

The "mountain" Jerusalem, with a surface of 8.5 million square kilometers (3,3 million square miles).

The length and the width and the height of the city are equal: 12,000 stadia.

Rev 21,14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 21,15 The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.

21,16 The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, twelve thousand stadia; its length and width and height are equal. Rev 21,14–16;

You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem.

Hbr 12,22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, 12,23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 12,24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel. Heb 12,22–24;

But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.

Gal 4,26 But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother. 4,27 For it is written, "rejoice, barren woman who does not bear, break forth and shout, you who are not in labor; for more numerous are the children of the desolate than of the one who has a husband." 4,28 And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. Gal 4,26–28;

The stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Dan 2,32 "The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, 2,33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. 2,34 "You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.

2,35 "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. Dan 2,32–35;


Also here above, in Dan 2,32–35, we have a text which refers in the first place to the old world. It is the "stone" of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar which became a great mountain "and filled the whole earth". This is, of course a prophecy concerning the reign of the Messiah, concerning the Millennium, the last kingdom on this earth, which will crush and destroy all human kingdoms.

But if we take a closer look at it, we can find also here allusions to the New Creation. Also the new Jerusalem comes "without the help of hands of men", but down "out of heaven from God". Also the new Jerusalem is a great mountain, as we will see below immediately. And also the new Jerusalem "fills" with its dimensions a whole world.

The dimensions of the city.

The comparisons made in the following serve exclusively the purpose of the demonstration of the huge dimensions of this heavenly Jerusalem and shall illustrate the orders of magnitude between the First and the Second, the New Creation.

The surface.

The new Jerusalem is a pyramid–shaped mountain with a length, width, and height of 12,000 stadia, these are approximately 2,220 km (1,380 miles). Thus the sides of the new Jerusalem are exactly a thousand times longer than the sides of the earthly Jerusalem that was built in the Millennium (Eze 48,16) the dimensions of which are 4,500 cubits or 2,220 meters (1,38 miles).

Thus the heavenly Jerusalem has a surface area of approximately 5 million square kilometers (1,93 million square miles) and a "inhabitable" surface on all four sides up to the mountain peak of altogether 8.5 million square kilometers (3,3 million square miles).

If one compares this surface to the one of Europe, the mere land surface (there is no sea in the heavenly Jerusalem) of all Europe (including the CIS) amounts to approximately 10 million square kilometers so that the heavenly Jerusalem would have a surface that is approximately 85 % of the land surface of Europe.

The theoretical "population density".

As Europe has approximately 700 million inhabitants, 85 % of them would result in only about 600 million potential inhabitants in the heavenly Jerusalem. But as a matter of correctness one has to take into account that in the earthly values the share of the inhabitable land surface is considerably reduced by very huge, uninhabitable mountainous areas, because of industrial plants, areas used for agriculture and forestry as well as by a huge network of traffic routes. If one takes therefore very flat countries of Europe for comparison, such as for instance Belgium and the Netherlands, with a surface of 30,000 and 36,000, that is to say 66,000 square kilometers all told and a population of 10 million and 13 million, that is to say 23 million inhabitants all told, one gets a population density of about 350 inhabitants per square kilometer in these countries. Compared to the surface of the heavenly Jerusalem of 8.5 million square kilometers and supposing that there will be similar conditions of space for men then, this would result in an upper limit of approximately 3 billion potential inhabitants!

The height of the city.

The height of the new Mount Zion is hardly imaginable for present conditions. Taking into account that today satellites and space platforms revolve around the earth at a height of approximately 400 km, the top of the new Jerusalem, with 2,220 km (1,380 miles), would jut out far into outer space today.

However, one cannot draw the automatic conclusion from that that therefore the new earth would have to be an incomparably larger planet, with an atmosphere up to a height of approximately 3000 km. This would only be necessary if the living beings that dwell in these regions, were oxygen breathers. But as all men in the new Jerusalem will be redeemed with a resurrection body, such a requirement does not seem to be necessary.

The relation of the orders of magnitude.

As already mentioned, the heavenly Jerusalem will be exactly a thousand times larger than the earthly Jerusalem in the Millennium. If one now – for the purpose of comparison – proceeded from the assumption that the new earth would also be a planet and that the relation between old and new Jerusalem would also apply to the new earth, this would be a planet of tremendous dimensions. For the new earth would then be approximately 5 times larger than our present sun!

However, this planet would not be at all be the largest star even in our present cosmos. Only recently the so–called "pistol star" was discovered by the means of the Hubble–telescope. Its diameter is more than a hundred times larger than the diameter of our sun. If one put this star at the place of our sun, its dimensions of 155 million kilometers would go far beyond the orbit of the planet which is closest to the sun (Mercury, 116 million km).

The dimensions of the wall.

The dimensions of the wall are specified with 144 cubits these are about 73 meters (80 yards) and correspond approximately to a residential building of 24 stories. But as there is only talk about the "dimensions" here, the question arises if this means now the height or the width of the wall. If we take a look at the information given in Eze 40,5 for the erection of the wall in the Jerusalem of the Millennium, it says there, "So he measured the thickness of the wall, one rod; and the height, one rod." So, there width as well as height of the wall have the same dimension. The same might apply here in the Jerusalem of the New Creation, and therewith this wall would be 80 yards in width as well as in height. And finally this might also be the reason why John does not make any distinction here.

And he measured its wall, 144 cubits (seventy–three yards), according to human measurements.

Rev 21,17 And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements. 21,18 The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

21,19 The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 21,20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.

21,21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. Rev 21,17–21;

Behold, I will set your stones in antimony.

Isa 54,11 "O afflicted one, storm–tossed, and not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires. 54,12 "Moreover, I will make your battlements of rubies, And your gates of crystal, And your entire wall of precious stones. 54,13 "All your sons will be taught of the LORD; And the well–being of your sons will be great. 54,14 "In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you. 54,15 "If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Isa 54,11–15;


Also the above text from Isa 54,11–15 refers primarily to the Millennium. This is also confirmed by the verses 15 and the following, for in the New Creation there will be no fighting and no defeating any more. However, in the verses 11–14 a striking parallel to Rev 21 can be seen. This confirms once more the realization that the Millennium has to be considered as a prefulfillment of the New Creation – with all earthly restrictions.

There will be no temple, for God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

No more temple, the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its (heavenly Jerusalem) temple.

Rev 21,22 I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. Rev 21,22;

They will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it (heavenly Jerusalem).

Rev 21,26 And they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. Rev 21,26;


As we learn above, in Rev 21,22, there will not be a temple in the heavenly Jerusalem. For God and the Lamb are personally present and therefore no "symbol" in the form of a temple is required either.

This concretization facilitates the differentiation of the statements – especially in the Old Testament – of prophecies which apply to the Millennium – where there will be a newly built temple – and those about the New Creation without a temple considerably.

The river of the water of life and the trees of life for the healing of the nations.

The river of the water of life and the trees of life.

Rev 22,1 Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 22,2 in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 22,3 There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond–servants will serve Him; 22,4 they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. Rev 22, 1– 4;

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life.

Rev 22,11 "Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy."

22,12 "Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. 22,13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." 22,14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Rev 22,11–14;

Those who are written in the book of life of the Lamb, will inherit all these things.

He who overcomes, I will not erase his name from the book of life.

Rev 3,5 ‘He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. Rev 3, 5;

He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

Rev 21,7 "He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

21,8 "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Rev 21, 7– 8;

Those who wash their robes, may enter by the gates into the city.

Rev 22,13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." 22,14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Rev 22,13–14;

Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life shall come into it.

Rev 21,27 And nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Rev 21,27;

Those who overcome  will be in the city, all the others in the lake of fire.

As can be gathered from Rev 20,15, at the Last Judgment everyone whose "name was not found written in the book of life", was thrown into the lake of fire. That means all except for those who are written in the Book of Life, suffer the second death and will weep and gnash their teeth outside the city.

The lake that burns with fire and brimstone outside the city.

Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the immoral persons, the murderers, the idolaters, and the liars.

Rev 22,15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. Rev 22,15;

The cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers, their part will be in the lake of fire.

Rev 21,7 "He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

21,8 "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Rev 21, 7– 8;

The one who wishes may take the water of life without cost.

The Lord Jesus sent His angel to testify these things for the churches.

Rev 22,16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."

22,17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.

22,18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; 22,19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. 22,20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 22,21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. Rev 22,16–21;


So, this is the New Creation: man lives in community with God, he has a new form of life, he lives in a new Jerusalem, on a new earth, and even in a new universe. Many scholars and scientists, even theologians maintain, this would be legends and myths and the assumption that only parts of them could become reality, would be sheer fabrication and unscientific.

One of the most genius scientific heads of our time, the physicist Stephen Hawking says in his book "A short history of time – The search for the elemental force of the universe" (page 156):

"The whole history of science is marked by the gradual realization that the events do not take their course at will, but that they are subject to a certain order, which may be of divine origin or not. (…) These laws may have been enacted by God originally. But it seems as if since that time he has let the universe develop according to these laws and as if now he does not intervene any more.“


This statement characterizes a little bit the dilemma, which science has got in for some years now. Since quantum physics forces its way in larger and larger fields of classical physics, we have experienced something like a "Copernican turn". Now nothing is any longer as it was before. And as science has to realize that more and more things which seemed to be impossible according to the established physical laws, suddenly become possible, at least in the realists among the scientists the suspicion rises that perhaps after all a controlling force, a God, exists.

But the fact that this God lets "the whole universe develop according to these laws" should not blind us to the fact that since the very beginning of the Creation already its end has been determined as well. The same God who created this universe, will replace it by a new one, in which all men will spend their eternal existence according to the decision they took during their earthly life.

The righteous, peace–loving, and faithful men will be surrounded by the righteousness and the peace of their God. The godless, criminal, and selfish men will be tormented by the eternal fire not least because in all their further eternal existence they will not have any possibility any more to change anything of this agonizing situation of theirs.



The search for intelligent life in the universe.


The search for intelligent life in the universe.

For decades humanity has been trying – with massive scientific research, and enormous financial and material outlay – to investigate the cosmos in search of intelligent life. For any correctly believing Christian and one familiar with the Bible, however, this is just money thrown away, which would have been better spent on aid to the needy of this world. 

According to the Bible, in this universe of space and time God has created just one intelligent race – the human race – on planet earth alone (Gen 1:26-27,  2:7). All human beings ever born have an eternal existence, whereby after their physical death and the resurrection or rebirth of their spirit (Mt 19:28; Jn 3:6-8) they will stand before the judgment of God in their resurrected body (1Cor 15:43-44; Mt 22:30; Jn 3:8), and depending on their actions while they have been alive, either enter into eternal life with God or into eternal existence in damnation Mt 25:46).

By contrast with this, however, neither this planet nor this universe will continue to exist, but will come to an end (Rev 20:11). God will create a new universe and a new planet earth in a new creation (Rev 21:1), where human beings will live with their undying resurrected body for eternity. So it is a complete waste of time to look for other intelligent beings on any other planet in this universe.

But the same is not true of our own planet, of which the Bible tells us that along with all its animal life it also contains a second intelligent species. These are the "extraterrestrial"  beings who originally lived with God in the dimension out of space and time, along with all other representatives of their species (Mt 24:36).

But as a result of Satan’s rebellion against God (Rev 12:7-8), around two thousand years ago, he (Isa 14:12; Rev 12:12) and all the angelic beings who followed him were defeated by the angels of God in the war in heaven and banished to the earth (Jn 12:31; Lk 10:18; Rev 12:3-4; Rev 12:9).

Here they have been living since then as demons in the atmosphere (Eph 2:1-2). But these equally immortal beings are normally invisible on our planet in the world of space and time (Lk 8:30). Back then God gave Satan dominion over the whole earth (Mt 4:8-9). Since that time he has "appointed" all the governments of this world (Gal 1:4).

So God’s creation of intelligent beings consists first of human beings on earth, then the demonic angels in earth’s atmosphere (Rev 12:9) and finally those two thirds of the original angelic population of heaven who fought against Satan and his angels at the time of Satan’s rebellion and defeated them.

These are the biblical facts. And anyone who is hoping to find intelligent life over and above this, in any place whatsoever, will search in vain! Readers who have any doubt about these statements would be better advised not to click on the above biblical references – they might get the shock of their lives and a new view of the world.




"The Great Silence"


The Fermi paradox: "cosmic hibernation" – the last lifeline of science beleaguered by the facts

Oxford, Great Britain – Probability tells us that there should actually be many other technologically advanced civilizations in the universe, and that these should already have expanded colonially in space. But if this is so, why have we not yet come across them (officially at least… This question has been summed up in what is known as the Fermi paradox, and it has been a subject of ongoing controversial discussion since the 1960s. Now a group of Oxford academics has come up with another possible answer – at least on the level of theory.

As Anders Sandberg and his colleagues at the Future of Humanity Institute, which forms part of the prestigious University of Oxford, have suggested in an advance report at ArXiv.org, an explanation for this "great silence" (a term referring not just to our failure to discover any extraterrestrial signals or messages to date, but also to the lack of any other clear indications of extraterrestrial civilizations at all) could be that while such civilizations do exist, they may have deliberately put themselves into a kind of cosmic hibernation lasting for eons.

The reason for this decision could be the realization, on the part of these highly advanced supercivilizations, that under the present conditions of the universe, the energy consumption required for advanced technology is higher than will be the case in the distant future.

A possible basis for this apparently puzzling consideration may be sought in the laws of thermodynamics, and their implications for the computerization required to support a technological supercivilization. To put it in a nutshell – the more computer output is needed to maintain an existing state of civilization and progress beyond it, the greater the energy consumption associated with it likewise. In actual fact the costs or resources needed to support this kind of "computerization" would be proportionally related to the temperature – and our present day understanding of astrophysics and cosmology suggests that the universe goes on cooling down over time. So the cooler the universe is, the easier and more straightforward it becomes to bring about the computerization referred to.

"So a civilization which aims to maximize the specifically required computer output might very well look for ways of exploiting its technological possibilities at as late a stage as possible," say the authors of the theoretical study. "If they were to make use of the technological possibilities perhaps currently available to them, and consume them in the process, they would obtain ‘today’ very much less, as a maximum threshold of computer output, than would be the case in the distant future. So it would be quite conceivable that a civilization of this kind might deliberately put itself into a kind of deep sleep or hibernation, with a view to being able to make more efficient use of its resources at some future time."

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(Heading: Immanuel.at, text+photo: grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de)




The greatest shame to humanity


Einstein   Planck

It is the greatest shame to humanity that researchers of genius, like Albert Einstein and Max Planck, who discovered and researched relativity theory and quantum theory respectively, showed no interest whatever in researching into the Word of God, the Bible – leaving this task to people with very much less research talent. 

At the end of all things it will emerge that although their discoveries changed the world, nonetheless this world is not the goal of humanity – which is rather the new world to come, the Second Creation which will be created by God.  

And there, in the eternity of God beyond time and space, every human being will have an immortal body and neither relativity theory nor quantum theory will apply any longer.