Wow! This is a really interesting article about the latest news on the "inhabited planet" front! Here's the opening shot:
"It's a big universe, but it's full of small planets.
"Astronomers announced on Tuesday that they had found eight new planets orbiting their stars at distances compatible with liquid water, bringing the total number of potentially habitable planets in the just-right "Goldilocks" zone to a dozen or two, depending on how the habitable zone of a star is defined."
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We are not alone
To Urantia Book readers, this is particularly exciting news, because we know that in Nebadon alone there are ten million ihabited worlds, and that Jesus is Lord of all of them!
119:8.8 Urantia is the sentimental shrine of all Nebadon, the chief of ten million inhabited worlds, the mortal home of Christ Michael, sovereign of all Nebadon....
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Thanks to The Urantia Book, we do know that we are definitely not alone in the universe, and it is very heartening to know that modern science is once again corroborating and validating the teachings of The Urantia Book, which presented these ideas to us long before the advent of the "space age."
But, why do we feel so alone?
But, why do we feel so alone here? We look into the skies, and we send our ships and our telescopes out into the void, searching for others like us...why is it such a struggle? The Urantia Book teaches:
50:6.5 You should not forget that for two hundred thousand years all the worlds of Satania have rested under the spiritual ban of Norlatiadek in consequence of the Lucifer rebellion. And it will require age upon age to retrieve the resultant handicaps of sin and secession. Your world still continues to pursue an irregular and checkered career as a result of the double tragedy of a rebellious Planetary Prince and a defaulting Material Son. Even the bestowal of Christ Michael on Urantia did not immediately set aside the temporal consequences of these serious blunders in the earlier administration of the world.
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The article cited above mentions our "quest to end cosmic loneliness." This is reminiscent of another Urantia Book passage:
114:7.17 Your isolated world is not forgotten in the counsels of the universe. Urantia is not a cosmic orphan stigmatized by sin and shut away from divine watchcare by rebellion. From Uversa to Salvington and on down to Jerusem, even in Havona and on Paradise, they all know we are here; and you mortals now dwelling on Urantia are just as lovingly cherished and just as faithfully watched over as if the sphere had never been betrayed by a faithless Planetary Prince, even more so. It is eternally true, "the Father himself loves you."
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Click to see a short video about the inhabited universe, and our planet's place in it...you'll be amazed!!!
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