Jupiter has a Purpose

We have several large planets in our solar system, the gas giants, and Jupiter is the largest in the herd. It has 79 satellites, two of which are larger than our own moon. Speaking of which, the gravitational effect of our own moon is obvious, but massive Jupiter and its own moons also have an effect.

The planet Jupiter is important to our solar system for several reasons. Some scientists are trying to come up with other ideas based on a previously discredited concept.
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Scientists and other wonder why those planets are out yonder. Indeed, it has been learned that the outer planets keep the solar system in balance. Jupiter's gravity is powerful (as indicated before) and it helps protect Earth from asteroids and such. For that matter, one flamed out over there on August 7, 2019. Seems mighty clear that our Creator put it there as not only a stabilizing presence, but as a kind of cosmic vacuum sweeper to protect us.

Some secular scientists were none to keen on the protector idea, trying to force in come other slant on cosmic evolution. They borrowed a discredited idea of Velikovsky that the outer planets formed elsewhere and then slipped into the solar system illegally. These scientists have computer simulations. As we have seen before, simulations are based on what is programmed using numerous presuppositions; important data can easily be omitted by design or poor planning. 

Although the author of the article featured below is a brilliant creationist, I was disappointed that he was cheering for intelligent design and left praise to our Creator (who is our Redeemer) out of it for the post part. Even so, the article is very interesting.
A cover story in New Scientist on May 25 discusses the Juno spacecraft, an “audacious mission circling Jupiter’s poles” that arrived in 2016 and is schedule to orbit Jupiter until 2021. In this article, writers Leah Crane and Richard Webb give a remarkable role to the largest planet that has worked out for our benefit. They state that Jupiter is “the biggest and perhaps most important planet in the solar system…. And might even ultimately be responsible for life on the earth.” To understand why, we must look at the solar system as a functioning unit, and not as a haphazard grouping of planets independently operating separately. The study of the solar system as a system has increasingly supported the conclusion that life is not about just being in the “habitable zone,” but is intricately connected with the arrangement of all the other planets.
To read the rest, click on "Why Did God Create Jupiter?" You may also like "The Joy of Jupiter" and the article linked from there.