Friday, July 15, 2011

Tozer against Putting a Man on the Moon

I was listening to a recording of A. W. Tozer preaching a sermon at the end of 1961 entitled "Personal Victory for the New Year."

During the sermon he illustrated one of his points by talking about the imminent possibility of the US or Russia putting a man on the moon. Though there's little spiritual value here, what he said I found nonetheless interesting, if only for the reasons that Tozer's a personal hero, he's always so wise, and it's fun to here his comments on non-Scriptural matters.

I transcribed his comments as follows:

Somebody’s going to put a man on the moon one of these days.  What anyone would want to do it for I can’t imagine.  It’s a dusty place.  You’ll sink to your waist in cosmic dust if you went there.  There’s no atmosphere there, you’d have to wear one of those Buck Rogers space helmets.  You couldn’t walk around because the gravitational pull is so light that you’d go floating away.  And the whole thing’s messed up. 

There’s no reason for anybody to go there.  Look at all you got out here in western Canada.  Look at what all they’ve got out here in the western United States.  Look at all we can do with we’ve got.  We’ve got go floating away to the moon.  I don’t know why, I’m sure.  

So either Russia or the US will put a man up there, probably in 1962, and maybe they’ll miss their first shot or two, and we’ll have the terrible spectacle of a man they can’t bury and can’t find and can’t locate and can’t stop and can’t doing anything with floating around till the judgment day in an aluminum capsule.  Wouldn’t that be a terrible thing? 

I don’t know who’ll go up, but oh boy I know who won’t!  I know who won’t!  I can’t tell you who they’ll send, but I know who they won’t send!  Unless of course they put me in irons or something and chuck me in and say, “See ya later.”  Because I just wouldn’t go.  I’m satisfied with the earth …

If you haven't heard Tozer preach, you might listen to a sermon or two.  He has a sense of humor, but far more imporant, his words are charged with the weight of their Scriptural wisdom.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD!

Dear Kent, Always, I'm amazed at people who want not only the earth but also the bottom of the sea and the top of the universe. Humm.....No doubt, history shows men have always thought about and wanted to go to the moon. Men have even worshipped both the sun and the moon -- and the stars! But Christian missionaries have found whole primitive tribes worshipping the Creator of the Sun and the Moon and the stars! False religions under the guise of "Christianity" have tried to claim "their faithful" will be rewarded with rulership of planets bigger or lesser than such as the earth and become like gods over them, claiming that they shall be like Jesus Christ over those planets and thus, being equal with Jesus as such, God the Father will so honor them as they do Christ. Ha! What fools, refusing what they know from Scripture and nature itself then turning for lies like that!
Man tried building the tower of Babel for touching the Heavens for different purposes, selfish purposes if you will, those other than those of God's. [God's plan was for man to scatter and to replenish the earth; Nimrod's plan was -- "NOT," as he thought, "lest we be scattered." Such was in direct violation of God's plan for the nations before time began. Yet God will set (enthrone) His Son upon the holy hill of Zion (Psalm 2) during the 1000 year reign of Christ on earth and ultimately in the New World (Revelation 21:3, 21-24).
Kent, it was the very purpose of God for Calvary, giving all fallen mankind their greatest opportunities to come to the Salvation of Jesus Christ [Deuteronomy 32:8 -- "8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel."
Through Nimrod, Satan's invisible plan for this NOT to happen.
* Dr Albert Einstein was the first modern scientist -- of which I am only aware -- to calculate that the universe is finite. And the universe is inside of God (Acts 16:28; Isaiah 57:15). Certainly there was no physical property anywhere inside of God until He created the universe, which according to Acts 17:28 is exactly that.
* Christ is the true Lord of the universe (Acts 17:24).
* God's son will share rulership of the nations with believers from Israel and the Church (See rod of Iron type authority in Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; Revelation 3:21).
* The future home of God the Father and Christ Almighty is on the New Earth in the New Heavens (Isaiah 66 and Revelation 21 & 22), concerning which, "eye has not seen nor ear heard, neither has it entered the heart of man what God has prepared for
those who love Him" (Isaiah 64:4 with 1 Corinthians 2:9).
* The battle between good and evil will never have to be repeated in other times or worlds. The Savior will never have to die again: (Hebrews 10:12-17 with verse 26).
Sadly, the intent of man is to (realistically) imagine himself finding or sharing charge of other super-intelligent races than that of -- and including his own Human Race -- can help him live better and secure HIS OWN safety of existence in the
future. But God has no such plan that would perpetuate the SPIRITUALLY FALLEN (Genesis 3:24) sons of Adam’s (Apart from Christ ALL MEN are WITHOUT GOD IN THE WORLD, AND (literally) HAVE NO HOPE! See Ephesians 2:12). While I appreciate the achievements of N.A.S.S.A., I am not necessarily disappointed that President Obama pulled the plug on N.A.S.S.A. for these reasons. Man has greater causes than to hunt for (at enormous expense) "another planet" wherein we can grow food and find a richer, more enduring dwelling than earth, and that would actually perpetuate his own evil nature (Jeremiah 17:9) Read Acts 17:24-28). Man wants to be God! But Scripture has already revealed the upshot of man's eternal and bitter end apart from God's Son, Jesus Christ. --Dad