The Apollo 11 LM Pilot Did WHAT on the Moon?
On July 20, 2019, NASA’s Apollo 11 Mission celebrates the 50th anniversary of men walking on the Moon with Neil Amstrong’s famous words, “One small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.” But July 20, 2019, also marks the 50th anniversary of a far lesser-known event—the first celebration of the Lord’s Supper on the Moon!
Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, Jr., an elder at Webster Presbyterian Church of Houston, Texas, told his pastor that he was looking for a symbol to demonstrate his feelings. “There were many of us in the NASA program who did trust that what we were doing was part of God’s eternal plan for man. We wanted to express our feeling that what man was doing in this mission transcended electronics and computers and rockets,” Aldrin told Guideposts magazine in 1970.
Aldrin’s Christian Symbol
Aldrin chose as his symbol to observe the Lord’s Supper. After landing on the moon he would first read John 15:5 and then partake of the bread and the wine. The Lunar Pilot planned to share this ritual with the world in his live broadcast, publicly demonstrating his gratitude to God for His grace and their accomplishment.
Aldrin’s plans came on the heels of atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s suing NASA because its Apollo 8 astronauts had broadcast their reading of Genesis 1:1-10 while becoming the first to orbit the Moon, Christmas Day 1968. O’Hair clamored “separation of church and state” to the courts who promptly dismissed her case. But her actions set a precedent that sadly remains in place today. “Fake News” and media’s suppression of Christianity!
Journalism, which is supposed to accurately report truth and facts, has been replaced largely by the agenda of the “Nones” — the “no religion for me” generation. The resulting impact on the media has been to give Christianity a “backseat.”
Suppressing Christian Symbolism
But here’s a newsflash for the Nones. True Christianity is not a religion. It’s a relationship with the God of the universe! No wonder Apollo 11 Lunar Pilot Aldrin wanted to give God the glory for His creation by broadcasting the first Lord’s Supper observance on the moon! And Aldrin did take communion on the moon; but Aldrin didn’t broadcast that sacred act to the world. Instead, he obeyed his NASA orders and kept his broadcast “general” before the first moon walk.
“Houston, this is Eagle. This is the LM Pilot speaking. I would like to request a few moments of silence. I would like to invite each person listening in, wherever and whomever he may be, to contemplate for a moment the events of the past few hours and to invite each person listening, to give thanks in his own individual way.”
Christian Message Silenced in the Media
At that climactic moment, Aldrin’s Christian act was silenced. It remains silenced by the majority of the media today, as well. So while you will not see this headline donning Saturday’s newspaper, you can proclaim it to those you greet!
July 20, 2019 – Mankind Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the First Lord’s Supper Observance on the MOON!
Don’t follow the media’s lead in suppressing Christianity. Share God’s truth with all you meet!