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Interplanetary Migration
—  AS  GOD  COMMANDED  US  FROM  THE  BEGINNING  —
1. Spread (migrate);   and   2. Subdue (conquer).
"Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth/land, and subdue it..."

Genesis 1:28.
In the beginning of human history God gave two commands to the human race which have never been rescinded. They remain valid today!
 
These instructions in the beginning are foundational to all human life everywhere.
 
SPREAD:
This first command is part of the history of human migration... at times motivated by trade, conquest, and sometimes by tragic natural catastrophe such as the violent tsunami which destroyed the Minoan civilization on Caphtor/Crete in the Eastern Mediterranean, of which the Philistines were some of its refugees.
To put Israel in this migration perspective, God said to Israel –
"Did I not bring up Israel from the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor/Crete, and the Syrians from Kir?"
Wars, population growth and natural catastrophe has contributed to migration, but in the beginning this command was meant to be obeyed voluntarily.
 
   
   
  Amos 9:7.
   
Here
it deserves to be noted that God's intervention at Babel (later called Eridu) by confusing their language to break-down their unity, when the human race several generations of the World Flood began to erect their symbol of unity in the plain of Mesopotamia, and so to help motivate them to spread out, was not punitive in any sense as some have erroneously thought and taught.
The apostle Paul makes that clear in his address to the intellectuals of his day
Acts 17:26-27.
What
seems so far-fetched to some today (developing settlements on another planet, such as Mars), seemed no less so in ancient times concerning establishing human settlements on other continents, but is nevertheless still part of God's original intention for the human race to spread out.
See:
Understanding
THE  BIBLE



ON A PLANET
SET AS SEED-PLOT OF
THE  UNIVERSE
see:
VISIBLE EARTH
a catalogue
of NASA images


As much as mastering wind-driven shipping and oceanic navigation has been such a vital part of this process, so today the development of rocket propulsion and space navigation is a vital part of this process in the spread of humanity. Although the name of Jules Verne is usually associated with the origin of the idea of space travel, four-years earlier, in 1861, a Scottish Presbyterian pastor William Leitch (from Monimail near Cupar in Fife) wrote a book entitled Godís Glory in the Heavens, (published by a small Edinburgh publisher Alexander Strahan in 1862) describing this concept and the use of rocket propulsion in space travel. He wrote –
"The only machine, independent of the atmosphere, we can conceive of, would be one on the principle of the rocket"
It
should not be strange to us that this concept of space travel should originate within a Christian context, for it is simply an extension of obedience to God's foundational instruction to the human race.
The
secondary command that naturally follows from this as a necessary consequence, God gave for humanity to take control of its environment, or exercise "dominion" as Genesis puts it.
— Full background to Project Mars One 2027 —
SUBDUE: Taking control of the natural environment.  
This
is obviously part of the necessary learning process of adapting to different environments. At this present moment America's NASA has this in process. Six scientists were tasked to simulate life on Mars by living under a dome in a dormant volcano in Hawaii and in June concluded their eight-month long training camp. The scientists lived together in a geodesic dome powered by solar energy and wore space suits whenever they went out from their living quarters, in order to simulate working on the Martian surface. They lived in 1,300 square feet of living space, where sound travelled easily, and showers were restricted to eight minutes per week.
See:
Trailer of
Destination Mars
Although
humanity in general is still in a state of self-centred disobedience to its Creator, the direction of human existence has never changed from God's original design. Therefore, those who hear Him in the humbling of their hearts will have His full support in its implementation.
Please Note:
Christianity is not a rescue mission from the impending doom of an eternal Hell, as some present it. Yes, God's judgement is true and exact, but Christianity is not designed to be a 'reaction' to that. Christianity is about Christ, the Second Adam, the New Beginning, the restoration of God's original design for the human race in this life by walking in His Spirit to accomplish the Genesis One original purpose of God: to spread out; and to subdue, or conquer its environment.
 
 
This Biblical perspective is the background to Christ's words to a fig-tree, as He approached Jerusalem in the last week of His human life. It was not His deity speaking that forbade the tree to continue living. His explanation to Peter the following day made it plain that His act of authority was a human response of being in God's "image" as God had intended.
"And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, He went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves.
And He said to it, 'May no fruit ever come from you again!' And the fig tree withered at once."
It was in Christ's human identity, as God had originally intended for all humans,
in hearing Him, to be His "image" toward His creation.

Matthew 21:19.

As
the process of restoration in the journey of Christianity continues among us today, from its tragic enmeshing in the pagan cultural perspectives of its founding environment to its coming liberation into the direct intimate fellowship of God's Spirit, it is appropriate that this same authority should be part of its experience in completing the foundational mission originally given to it, upon which the end of this age and the return of its resurrected Lord will turn (Matthew 24:14), and on no other factor.
 
 
Therefore, the restoration of the inner character of Christianity, in its spiritual oneness of common character and shared objective, needs to become the governing focus of all activity within the programs of its associations and denominations.
No world-wide 'united nations' type organisational process of Christianity, no matter how sincere, can do this.
"body" in verse 29
refers to the
spiritual Body of
Christ, which is
the local Christian
fellowship, and
not to His corpse
on a cross. So,
the Lord's Supper
is far more than a
thanksgiving memorial
for the past event.
It is a
group declaration
of shared
Christian identity!
It is
only at the personal level, in direct human relationships, that it will succeed, and so, for that reason, the only repetitive internal action of the Christian Church prescribed in its founding Scriptures, various called today Holy Communion / Eucharist / Mass, is meant to always be introduced by a sharing of the symbolic Broken Bread between the participants in stating their intrinsic unity and commitment to each other before taking the Cup which celebrates their New Covenant relationship to God. Because –
the healing of the Body of Christ is the essential prelude to the completion of its mission upon which the timing of the End hangs.
The Lord's Table
Holy Communion
Eucharist
Mass
So, in Holy Communion the shared-bread statement of personal unity is the qualification to take the Cup of His New Covenant in celebration of the significance of His atoning death, or, as the Apostle Paul made clear to the sincerely mistaken Christians of Corinth, God does not recognise it as Communion / Eucharist / Mass, or whatever any branch of Christianity may choose to call it today (1 Corinthians 11:20, 29, 33, please read).
Without this pre-qualifaction it is simply not recognised Above, and therefore irrelevant to Christian life and God's purpose.
In February
2016, the European Space Agency began preparations to build a lunar village on the moon as a permanent moon base.
 
Download PDF of NASA's October 2015 plan-details for Human settlement on Mars, with illustrations

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