The Evangelical Universalist Forum

Is Scarcity a Dangerous Idea? What does Aerospace Engineering and The Bible Project have in common?

Creation is an expression of God’s generous love. He is the host and humans are his guests in a world of opportunity and abundance.

—Dr Mackie, The Bible Project, Generosity

Earth comes with an infinite sky and it’s wide open.

—Dr Zubrin, The Mars Society, The Case for Space

Delighted to discover common ground between theology and aerospace engineering! Our Father has provided more than enough for each and every person who will ever exist, which says a lot about the scope of His love and competence, which combined at least suggests UR… :smiley:


You have an impressive web site, Alex!

I was taught a despairing, atheistic reality even in primary school: “Our sun is a yellow star; and one day, when it becomes a red giant, it will gobble up the first three planets, including earth!”

And even we Christians can forget that this is only a temporal classroom, and that one day there will be no more death (1 Cor. 15:26), and all things will be made new (Rev. 21:5).

And we can forget in this painful, temporal classroom, that its natural limitations can be superseded by faith.

● The law of sowing and reaping (Gen. 8:22; Gal. 6:7-8) can be superseded by mercy and grace (Heb. 4:16):

Mercy: NOT receiving bad consequences that we DO deserve, from evil things which we did indeed sow.

Grace: receiving good that we did NOT earn—enjoying benefits that we do not get by our sowing.

● The laws of physics can be superseded:

Matthew 14:29
“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

● The laws of medicine can be superseded:

Acts 9:40
Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.

● The laws of economics (based on scarcity) can be superseded:

Mark 8:14, 17, 19-21
14 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat.
17 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?
19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?” “Twelve,” they replied.
20 “And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?” They answered, “Seven.”
21 He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”

God freely provides everything we need: even the faith we need to receive supernatural resources (1 Tim. 1:14, Heb. 12:2).

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Thanks! Indeed, faith leads to a far less despairing view of reality :slight_smile:

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