by Larry Burkett
2 Kings 25:1; 2 Chronicles 36:13-16; Jeremiah 39:1; 52:4; Ezekiel 24; Jeremiah 21:1-22:9; 32:1-44
"All that is in the world. . . .is not from the Father, but is from the world. . . . And the world is passing away. . . but the one who does the will of God abides forever" (1 John 2:16-17).
When I worked in the space program at Cape Canaveral, I was in charge of an experiments test facility that served the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo-manned space programs.
We experimented with transistorized computers, developed specifically and primarily for the space program. We tried to figure out how to launch the biggest bomb we could on the Russians.
Most of our major technological breakthroughs have come through war, and this was a major breakthrough period when we didn't have to go to war to do it.
Many of the products we use now evolved from the space program. For instance, the first microwave: a radar dish aimed at our lunches to warm them, and it worked great! What a great device for the housewife! Also, the Teflon in the bottom of your cookware came out of t he space program, developed as a high-grade insulation on electrical wires that were used in rockets.
Because I was in the space program in the early stages-1960-1968-I saw many innovative things that later came out on the commercial market.
It's remarkable to see how many ways we have benefited from the space program. I don't think God has any objection to our exploring space. In fact, I think that the moment we die we'll realize just how archaic our space program really was.
There are benefits for us in every kind of technology if the right people are in control. The relevant thing is in today's Scripture verse: "The one who does the will of God abides forever."
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