Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking just announced his opinion that the human race should make plans to abandon our doomed planet. Hawking said that we human beings “…Won’t survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet.” He maintains that we need to continue space exploration in order to get off this sinking ship called Earth.
Some people immediately assumed that Hawking was making reference to mankind’s mistreatment of the Earth. Others maintain that he was referring to any of several natural catastrophes which could wipe out the human race.
We Christians have known for some time now that the Earth is doomed. When Jesus returns, this planet will be laid bare (2 Peter 3:10) and the Lord will create a new heaven and a new Earth (Revelation 21:1-5).
While we should always strive to be good stewards of the planet (Genesis 2:15), we have to remember that our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). We look forward to a better life in a better place!