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Summary: This is the perfect planet for life by God’s design.

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Intro:

1.John Klu-ge, once listed as the wealthiest man in America, who built an investment in a radio station into a broadcasting empire that was the forerunner to Fox Television, has died. He was 95.

In 1989, 1990 and 1991 Klu-ge was labeled the wealthiest man in America, with a net worth of more than $5 billion. Microsoft’s Bill Gates knocked him off the top spot in 1992, but Klu-ge was still listed by Forbes as the 35th richest American in 2009 with an estimated net worth of $6.5 billion.

In 2001, Kluge gave his 7,400-acre estate, including historic Morven Farm, 10 working farms and more than two dozen houses and modernized farm buildings, to the University of Virginia. The estate was valued at more than $45 million.

University President Teresa Sullivan said in a statement. "He was one of the most charming and engaging individuals I have ever met. I was struck by his keen mind, his inquisitive nature and his extraordinary commitment to higher education...John Klu-ge was a rare visionary whose interests spanned the arts, aid for minority students and innovative health care and who used his many gifts to help make the world a better place."

2. Funny here is a generous man who is said to have made the world a better place, gave away many homes...and yet, the One who made this entire planet - and that for a home for mankind, is rarely, if ever even mention today!

3. Special Existence of planet earth.

Trans: Gen. 1:2

I. FIRST, IT’S PROMINENCE.

"Note that the focus now centers upon the earth. The earth is to be the primary concern of man, for the earth is man’s primary home, and man is responsible for caring and looking after the earth, for subduing it (Genesis 1:28). Therefore, the Scripture now focuses upon the earth, the primary dwelling place of man, the primary place for which man is responsible." [Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible - Commentary - The Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible]

II. FURTHERMORE, ITS PURPOSE OF A HOME FOR MANKIND.

"God wanted and planned the creation of human beings upon whom He could shower His goodness and grace, a creature who could freely choose to love, worship, serve, and fellowship with Him.

Man would naturally be the last thing that God would create. Why? Because man would need a number of things to sustain his life, and these would need to exist before man was created.

God knew that man would need light, he could not survive in total darkness, and that is why God created light...

Man needed air, a space to live, ground to walk on, he could not live on a planet covered with water - so God made an expanse and put the water in to certain places so land could appear...

Man would need food to eat, so vegatation, fruit trees were provided...

God knew that man would need lights upon earth (sun, moon, and stars) to govern their lives and their seasons, their days and their years, and to give variety and beauty to the universe.

God knew that man would need warmth and beauty and yes, even animal to serve him as he exercised dominion...

Dr. Seth Shostak, an astronomer with the SETI Institute, points out in his course "The Search for Intelligent Life in Space" what conditions favor the development of life in the universe:


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