Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Role of Christianity in the Moon Landing

by Robert C. Frank

We Christians tend to lock God in a book, when God intended the book to open our eyes to learn how to live better lives. The Bible contains a letter that the Apostle Paul wrote to his friends in Corinth in which he told them about his understanding of the life of Jesus and he compared unified followers of Jesus to the parts of the human body that are all different but work together in a coordinated manner (1 Cor 12). He was describing teamwork in the 21st century.

Today, as we view the discussion on TV of the preparation for the journey to the moon in 1969, we realize that it took a huge team of human beings with different capabilities working together in a coordinated manner to make it possible for a few astronauts to land on the moon. There were thousands of people involved in designing and testing rockets, capsules, and communication systems. Years earlier there were even parents raising children not knowing that they would be the astronauts.

Often without realizing it, Christians, in their churches, have been teaching human teamwork for over two thousand years. A large percentage of the people living in the U.S. have been taught the principles of Christianity and thus have learned teamwork. Perhaps God used the moon landing miracle to get our attention and remind us that we can solve most of our problems by working together in teamwork. Just imagine all the wonderful things that could be accomplished on earth today if everyone worked together in a coordinated manner like the members of the large team that made the moon landing possible.