Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, became a visionary for what the future could hold. He felt mankind was in its infancy and would evolve to a peaceful society that would eliminate all its social problems. He even said once, “Reality is incredibly larger, infinitely more exciting, than the flesh and blood vehicle we travel in here. If you read science fiction, the more you read it the more you realize that you and the universe are part of the same thing. Science knows still practically nothing about the real nature of matter, energy, dimension, or time; and even less about those remarkable things called life and thought. But whatever the meaning and purpose of this universe, you are a legitimate part of it. And since you are part of the all that is, part of its purpose, there is more to you than just this brief speck of existence. You are just a visitor here in this time and this place, a traveler through it.” He was right on many things. However, he placed his hope in mankind, a very flawed creation by his own account. Even though he would use some Biblical story ideas in his writtings/shows, he did not appear to like God as one can see in this quote, “We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans and then blames them for his own mistakes.”
I personally put my hope in our Creator. He is far more superior than mankind. Why hope in something flawed, when you can hope in God? Our God gave us many promises about our future. They are bright and wonderful. They are promises of a future where we truly will have a just and wise man reigning over us. He will be a man who will bring society together in true peace. He will end all of our earthly problems. He will do it in a blink of an eye. It will not be an evolving process of mankind. God, through Jesus, will take us where only one man has boldly gone before. We can be encouraged, because we will join Jesus the first man to know everything about the universe without ever setting foot on a space exploring vessel.
First, we must wait and while we wait we must cling on to the promise of His return. The greatest promise we were ever taught. Here are some scriptures of promise to encourage you while you wait for our Lord’s return:
Acts 1: 9-11
9 After He had said this, He was taken up as they were watching, and a cloud took Him out of their sight. 10 While He was going, they were gazing into heaven, and suddenly two men in white clothes stood by them. 11 They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come in the same way that you have seen Him going into heaven.”
II Peter 3: 8-11
8 Dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape you: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. 9 The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance. 10 But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief; on that day the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, the elements will burn and be dissolved, and the earth and the works on it will be disclosed. 11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, it is clear what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness
Revelation 20: 1-6
20 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years. 3 He threw him into the abyss, closed it, and put a seal on it so that he would no longer deceive the nations until the 1,000 years were completed. After that, he must be released for a short time. 4 Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. I also saw the people who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of God’s word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years.
Daniel 7: 13-14
13 I continued watching in the night visions, and I saw One like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was escorted before Him. 14 He was given authority to rule, and glory, and a kingdom; so that those of every people, nation, and language should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will not be destroyed.