Leah, you mean you don’t believe in the moon landings? Why? Are you one of those conspiracy theorists? Come on, don’t tell me you’ve been fooled!
Maybe that is what you’re thinking right now, but hear me out. Because while most people debunking the moon landings do it by examining the pictures, the strange events surrounding them, and the physical impossibility of doing such a thing, I want to use a more unique approach to this…I want to use the Bible.
The Bible? you say. But how could you possibly use the Bible to prove that we’ve never been to the moon?
Well, honestly I can’t prove it from the Bible. But I can present you with a whole lot of scriptures that, if you really think about them, might shake your beliefs a bit and make you want to look into the possibility that the moon landings may have jut been a staging for someone else’s ultimate gain.
Here I will quickly go through some of my biggest points, but it is your ability and privilege to look deeper into any of these aspects you want to. Hope this proves to be of interest to you! Most of all, I want to hear your thoughts in the comments!!
The tower of Babel.
Long ago, in the days after the flood, man gathered together and began to build a giant tower, the top of which would reach heaven. Or so they planned.
But God did not allow this. He stopped them. He divided the languages so that man could not communicate enough to continue the work. And so humanity was spread out over the face of the earth, and that was that.
I don’t know how high the tower of Babel was before God stopped them, but it was a tower, and so chances are that there was only so tall it could get before it would be unable to bear its own weight. But the point is that, if God stopped humanity from building a tower into the heavens, why wouldn’t he stop NASA and other space agencies from going past a certain point? “I am the LORD, I change not.” (Malachi 3:6). It just doesn’t make any sense to me that he would stop them in the past and then let it slide now.
The jurisdiction of man.
When God created man, he gave him specific authority over specific things.
Genesis 1:26-28 – “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
God specifically gave us dominion over all of the earth…but what he did not give us dominion over was the heavens and/or anything pertaining to them – e.g. sun, moon, stars, planets, etc.
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
The heaven is the throne of God. That is His territory, not ours.
Isaiah 66:1 – Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool…
Let me point out to you some very interesting verses when it comes to this matter.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Isn’t that somewhat of the subconscious thought behind “space travel”? “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars…”
This might just be me, but I see a lot of similarity between man’s burning desire to dominate space, and the prideful intentions of Lucifer. God cast down Lucifer, so why should he allow humans?
Is the moon…even what we’re told?
I first started questioning whether the nature of the universe was what we’ve been taught when considering the passages of the Bible talking of the stars “falling from heaven”. In science, I, as well as yourself, was told that stars are many light years away, and enormous. How can you believe this and still believe the Bible? How do you justify that? An object that is supposedly larger than earth cannot “fall to the earth”. An object that is many light years away cannot suddenly “fall to the earth”. An object that is technically just randomly out in space, not suspended over us cannot “fall to the earth”.
And in the same way, a rock cannot be defined as a light.
The Word of God says:
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
God didn’t say he made “a great light and a great rock”, or “a great light and a reflector of light”. No. He made two great lights. (Also, the fact that he made two great lights implies that the other lights…the stars…were smaller…not larger, as science would have us believe.)
More verses that clearly differentiate between sunlight and moonlight are these:
Isaiah 13:10 – For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Ezekiel 32:7 – And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
Revelation 21:23 – And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
There are many other verses that are similar to these, and I encourage you to look them up for yourself!
So either the Bible is wrong or someone else is. Paul famously stated that the love of money is the root of all evil. Trace everything back far enough, and it seems to come down to money. Who profited by the U.S. pretending to go to the moon? For that matter, who profited from tragedies, like the sinking of the Titanic and 9-11, and who is profiting right now from our wars in the middle east? It doesn’t take a lot of work to figure it out.
It’s not easy to admit we’ve been fooled, but we’ve been brainwashed, indoctrinated since childhood. The truth is that before we were capable of reasoning for ourselves, Satan made sure he got to us in some way or another.
Before I end, I want to point out one last thing. Creation points us to the Creator, right? And so understanding creation helps us to understand our Creator, to “know the mind of God”. The Bible says that, “the heavens declare the glory of God.” So if Satan can somehow cloud or completely confuse our ideas of nature and the heavens, he in turn is keeping us from understanding and knowing our Creator. Think about that for a second. If the devil can get you to think that the moon is a terra firma “rock” in the sky, he just distorted your view not only of a part of creation, but also of your Creator. Don’t let him do that.
Matthew 10:16 – Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Thank you so much for reading! If you actually made it through this post, I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you examined the moon landing issue before? Are you planning to look into this subject deeper? Is there another point or a counter argument (preferably Biblical) you want to share? Please leave a comment!