In a recent debate with Dr Stephen Meyer and Dr Denis Lamoureux, Lawrence Krauss said among other things, ‘The visible universe is largely an insignificant sideshow. We are a bit of cosmic pollution in a sea of dark matter and energy.’
That is what many atheists believe. For ease, we call it the ‘speck theory:’ People supposedly are just infinitely small specks living on an insignificant planet in a small solar system, in an incredibly big universe. And…there are probably millions of earth-like planets with life on them. That is why humans are not special. Bill Nye is also a strong supporter of the ‘speck theory.’
What does Scripture teach about the insignificance of our planet and the people on it?
# The earth was first.
God made the earth first and the universe later. It is to demonstrate how important earth is. Scripture teaches that earth will be the only planet where God will live among His chosen children, whom He knows personally. It will be His future Headquarters where He will live with His people
# God knows the name of each star.
Psalm 147:4 says, ‘He [God] determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.’ That is to tell us that God has the capacity to know all humans beings.
# How well does God know all people?
Matthew 10:30 tells us, ‘…even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.’
God did the opposite of what Krauss teaches
Actually God is so much aware of us that at a very specific time in history, He sent His own beloved Son to earth to redeem (buy back) a Bride for Himself. Jesus knew all of us and died on the cross to save us from the devil’s plans, making us shining stars in His Kingdom. 1 So much for the ‘speck theory.’ We feature big in God’s eyes.
1. Philippians 2:14-16