Questions & Answers
Will Elon Musk make it to Mars by 2050?
No, the earth will be destroyed by the brightness of Christ’s coming long before that time. The second coming of Christ will very likely occur before the year 2031.
Is it worth investing billions of dollars into space travel technology?
No, since there will not be a need for space travel technology in the near future. What matters most is a true knowledge of salvation in Christ. This will prepare us for eternal life and all that goes with it. Those who are redeemed from the earth at Christ’s coming will be able to travel to worlds afar, to other galaxies, etc. without the need for special technologies. Below is a quote from one of God’s chosen messengers—Mrs. Ellen G. White:
“All the treasures of the universe will be open to the study of God’s redeemed. Unfettered by mortality, they wing their tireless flight to worlds afar—worlds that thrilled with sorrow at the spectacle of human woe and rang with songs of gladness at the tidings of a ransomed soul. With unutterable delight the children of earth enter into the joy and the wisdom of unfallen beings. They share the treasures of knowledge and understanding gained through ages upon ages in contemplation of God’s handiwork. With undimmed vision they gaze upon the glory of creation—suns and stars and systems, all in their appointed order circling the throne of Deity. Upon all things, from the least to the greatest, the Creator’s name is written, and in all are the riches of His power displayed.” • The Great Controversy, p. 677, par. 3