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Will the Bible be Relevant to Humans on Mars?

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Published: 6th of June, 2022

Last updated: June 7, 2022 at 9:01 am

This article is assuming that the Mars Mission will be a success, but who knows if it will be the next tower of Babylon? Elon Musk, as well as NASA, has ambitious plans to put millions of humans on Mars. If the plan succeeds, atheists and opponents of religion in general may have a field day.

In an earlier article, I discussed whether the colonization of Mars will sound the death knell of religion as we know it.

Read Story: Will the Colonization of Mars Put an End to Religion?

The argument here is that religious texts don’t seem to mention migration to Mars, unless of course it was written in coded language. What seems to be clear is God’s plan to judge the earth. Some believe God will create a new heaven and and a new earth, while others believe He will destroy it with the righteous going to heaven and the sinners going to hell. But no religious book has ever prophesized in clear language that mankind would leave the earth and inhabit another planet.

If humans do succeed in building cities on Mars and make conditions habitable there, will they take their bibles and other holy books with them? Will they set up church, and if so, will they alter the scriptures to “Mars” instead of “Earth.” Of course, that would be “adding and subtracting” from the scriptures which is strictly prohibited by the bible itself. So it can’t by any stretch of the imagination be done.

If life on Mars does become a reality, and Christians import the bible there and set up church, how would that work? Imagine a pastor or a Sunday School teacher teaching the children on Mars:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

The children would respond, “and what about Mars?”

The answer might be, “well He did create Mars as well, but it is not mentioned in the bible. You see, thousands of years later, through technology….”

Indeed, religion might have a hard time surviving on Mars assuming humans ever do. It will be hard to teach the bible since all the events happened in a place where the future generations of Mars will one day have no knowledge of – unless interplanetary travel becomes so easy that humans make regular trips between the two planets. But even so, it could be difficult to teach the bible to people on Mars. After all, the bible would be somewhat alien to Mars.

So, do you think that religious teachings will continue if mankind succeeds in colonizing Mars. And do you think mankind will ever succeed in such a mission? Or will God judge the earth before that? Tell us in the comments?

Christian’s response:

Yes, our belief in God will continue even if humans move to other planets. The colonization of Mars is still a distant dream, but even if that happens, the bible will still be relevant. As it is written, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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