Does the Bible mention aliens?

So, no, we don’t think for one moment that there is strange life or aliens on earth-like planets out there!

Did you get the impression that we believe aliens exist, after our previous blog (Do you know why they don’t find aliens?)?  Sorry that we used the wrong choice of words.  We meant it as a type of joke.  The truth is that after billions of dollars for research for nearly 50 years there is still no proof that aliens exist.

#  God clearly tells us in Scripture what does exist.

  • ‘God saw all that He had made, and it was very good….’ 1 
  • ‘Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.  By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on the seventh day He rested from all His work.’ 2

#  If Genesis doesn’t mention the creation of angels, why will it mention the creation of aliens?

  • The logical reason why Genesis1 doesn’t mention the creation of angels is that God is gracious enough to first tell us that He created the natural world around us.  He mentions the things we cannot see later.
  • There are many references in Scripture about angels, their work and even the rebellion in their ranks.  Angels play an important role in God’s Kingdom.
  • Contrary to that, Scripture is silent about aliens.  It does not even hint that they exist.   Scripture never mentions them because there are no aliens.

God is very clear that the earth is the centre of His attention.

  • This is the planet where He will eventually settle to live eternally among His people.  ‘And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them.  They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.’ 3
  • It cannot be much clearer.  Look at the repetition, ‘dwelling of God with men,’ ‘He will live with them,’ ‘They will be His people,’ ‘God Himself will be with them and be their God.’

#  People and angels serve God.

Later on John wanted to worship one of the angels, but the angel told him, ‘Do not do it! I am a fellow-servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book.  Worship God!’ 4  There is not a word about aliens who are part of God’s worship team or who keep the words of Scripture.

Conclusion

So, no, we don’t think for one moment that there is strange life or aliens on earth-like planets out there!

References

  1. Genesis 1:31
  2. Genesis 2:1-2
  3. Revelation 21:3
  4. Revelation 22:9

What Christians should know about the consistency of the Bible

Dr Denis Lamoureux holds the professorial chair of science and religion at St Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta, Canada.  Some of his books are ‘Evolutionary Creation’ and ‘I love Jesus and I accept evolution.’ 1  He claims that he is an evangelical Christian, who believes Scripture is the inspired Word of God, but calls himself an ‘evolutionary creationist.’

#  The question is, if God created through evolution, how did He create the angels? 

Evolution is supposed to be able to ‘create’ only material things.  Here we find a clash with Scripture, which says, ‘…by Him [Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.’ 2

#  Jesus is the Creator of both the visible (all of nature and man) and the invisible (angels).

Angels are important in God’s Kingdom as His servants.  To get an idea, let’s look at the book of Revelation.  Angels are mentioned from the first verse, ‘The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon take place.  He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John.’ 3

#  Angels and men are fellow-servants of God.

Like God’s human children, angels also worship God 4 and do His bidding. 5   When John wanted to worship an angel, the angel said, ‘Do not do it! I am a fellow-servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and all who keep the words of this book.  Worship God!’ 6 

 

#  The Bible is Truth

Because it is inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Bible is logical, consistent and comprehensive.  No one can interfere with or change its facts.  When you ‘change’ one aspect, it invariably means you have to ‘adjust’ other verses.  It leads to a wholesale confusion in the end.

Conclusion

God’s authority derives from the fact that He is the Creator who spoke things into existence in Genesis 1.  In the rest of the Bible He still speaks with authority.  To change Genesis 1 ultimately leads to the ‘destruction’ of God’s authority and omnipotence in the eyes of people.  A very serious issue indeed!

References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Colossians 1:15-16.  Also John 1:3; Hebrews 1:2
  3. Revelation 1:1
  4. Revelation 5:11-12
  5. Revelation 7:1-3; 8:2,6; et cetera
  6. Revelation 22:9
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