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Is this world the only one? Might God have created other worlds like this that are independent, having their own history? I don't mean another planet, but a whole other universe.

What would be the biblical bases for or against this possibility? What does Catholicism teach?

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We have no idea, and we can't know apart from divine revelation, if our universe is the only one. The implications, however, indicate that this universe is the only universe.

Nothing in Scripture talks about multiple universes. It seems unnecessary for God to have made multiple universes (what purpose would it serve?), and I feel it would be dishonest for God to make another universe without telling us about it. God doesn't need to tell us everything He's doing, far from it, but I feel it would be dishonest.

Scripture claims there is no god like God (Ps 86:8, 1 Chr 17:20, 1 Ki 8:23, etc). I understand a god to be anything that is worshipped as most important. In that sense that are millions and even billions of gods. But as far as an entity that is wholly independent of everything else (which is what "I am that I am" means, in addition to other things), there is only 1 according to Scripture.

  • This reads like personal opinion. In particular, speculation about why God might choose to create more than one universe and whether or not it is dishonest to reveal that decision requires some support. – bradimus Nov 7 '17 at 19:29
  • I offered what support I could. To address your issues would take several pages. To fully address it would take volumes. You're right, my opinion on why God created just one universe is weak. – Jason Fry Nov 7 '17 at 22:26

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