Earth Given to Man
"The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man."
The Bible speaks of three heavens. The first heaven is what we know as our sky. It is the atmosphere of the earth. The second heaven is outer space and includes all other matter outside of earth's atmosphere. The third heaven, also known as the highest heaven, is the home of God, His angels, and all believers who have died.
"As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish . . . ."
(God created the sun, moon, and stars.)
"But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you . . . ."
1 Kings 8:27
(Also, see 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 where third heaven is explicitly written.)
Earth Formed to be Inhabited
"For this is what the LORD says -- he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited -- he says: 'I am the LORD, and there is no other.'"
Satellite pictures of the earth have shown the tremendous beauty that the earth displays from outer space. Astronauts marvel at the site of the earth when on missions. This beauty is not found in other planets. God created the earth for us.
Do you think that life exists out side of earth? All Comments are welcome.