Science and spirituality have been at odds for centuries. While some say modern day discoveries have rendered God obsolete, common sense dictates that everything that exists in the universe is a manifestation of the Creator.
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Almost daily we are besieged by stories about UFO's and aliens. They come from all over the world. For decades television shows such as The X Files, Stargate, Star Trek and Ancient Aliens topped the charts. Hundreds of movies and documentaries have made many millions of dollars at the box office. The public is utterly enthralled - fascinated - with stories about life beyond planet Earth and what it might mean. While there are many points of view, some say the existence of alien life is proof that God does not exist. Dan Corner, Director of Evangelical Outreach had this to say:
Can a belief in both God and aliens be maintained? Is a belief in aliens compatible with Christianity? Many credible witnesses from around the globe claim sightings of UFOs. Some of the major sightings are: the Phoenix Lights flying saucer incident, the Westall, Australia Mass UFO in 1966, and the 1995 occurrence in Zimbabwe where 62 children saw a UFO and a couple of aliens.
There have been numerous, corroborated reports of intricately designed crop circles around the world, bloodless cattle mutilations with surgical precision as well as human abductions and mutilations. Some examples, among many, that have leaked out of UFO news are: an unidentified Brazilian man in 1988; Jonathan Lovette from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico in 1956, and Todd Sees from Pennsylvania who was abducted by a UFO and murdered in 2002 and whose boot was found in the top of a tree! Another was the Russian Dyatlov Pass event, where the Soviet authorities reported the horribly mutilated bodies of skiers to be the result of an “unknown compelling force”. If the reports of these horrifically gruesome mutilations are true, then at least some aliens visiting our planet are dangerously hostile to mankind.
Furthermore, if intelligent alien life were verified, nothing about the Biblical message would change. Jesus of Nazareth remains the Lord of Lords. His redemptive death on the cross is still the only hope to be freed from sin addictions and the sole way for mankind to find peace with God.
Nonetheless, John Lear (son of the inventor of the Lear Jet) conjectured as to what the government, if it divulged its information, would reveal about aliens, when he made the following comments:
“We found out that we (humans) are the experiment or product, if you will, of an alien race, who we never met ……..” and ... ‘At this point it became apparent to all involved that there was no such thing as a God, at least as the public perceives God. Certainly some kind of computer recorder stores information, and an occasional miracle is displayed by the aliens to influence a religious event’.
Yet, others have notions about aliens intervening and saving the world from a future nuclear holocaust, thereby making extraterrestrials the "savior of mankind."
Such spiritual conjecture, by the likes of John Lear, Erich Von Daniken and others in the UFO community, is spiritual poison. I had a conversation with a man who told me a belief in aliens and UFO’s refutes the Bible. When I asked him why, he had no answer. He must have taken at face value what he heard from government “experts” or others without question. I assured him the Bible does allow for the possibility of intelligent life on another planet (Rev. 10:6).
False religious doctrines, which attack Christian beliefs, have been mixed in with general information about UFOs and aliens to our spiritual harm. The devil is active in deceiving people spiritually.
The father of lies (Jn. 8:44) can masquerade as an angel of God (2 Cor. 11:14) and even perform miracles (Ex. 7:10-11; 2 Thess. 2:9-10; Rev. 16:14). The devil can also come as an alien to deceive people.
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. (2 Thess. 2:9-10)
Following are some notions of the “alien gospel”: the human race was designed and created by aliens; earth is an alien laboratory; the giants of Noah’s day in Genesis 6 were really the offspring of aliens and humans; Ezekiel's wheel was a UFO; evolution and Darwin are highly spoken of; Jesus' ascension was really him being beamed up into a spaceship; God is not a person but a force or energy, aliens know our thoughts and communicate with humans via telepathy; miracles are from aliens, not God, and finally, God doesn’t exist.
The alien gospel is disproven by God's Word: God is our protecter (Psa. 5:11-12; 18:2,3; 116:6; Prov. 2:6-8; Rom 8:31; etc.), not aliens; souls don't transfer from person to person -- they go to fiery torment or Paradise after death based on heart purity through faith in Jesus Christ (Jn. 5:29; Mt. 7:13,14; Rom. 2:6-11; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rev. 21:1-8 cf. Mt. 5:8; Acts 15:9,11); God knows our motives and deepest thoughts (Psa. 94:11; 1 Cor. 4:5; etc.) -- not aliens. Furthermore, the Lord Jesus Christ and his apostles endorsed Adam's creation, as cited in Genesis, thereby refuting this poisonous alien gospel: The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven (1 Cor. 15:47) and, “For Adam was formed first, then Eve” (1 Tim 2:13).
How then should we view Gen. 3:20 where it says Eve is the mother of all the living? All that verse is saying is that Eve is the mother of humanity without mentioning life on other planets.
Related Bible verses against the dangerous alien gospel: You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples (Psa. 77:14). Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard? (Gal 3:5).
IF aliens do exist and are reporting false religious information, they are either lying or just mistaken; there is no reason to accept them as moral or factual creatures just because they may be more intelligent and advanced than we are.
IF aliens do exist, then God created them too: "And he swore by him [God] who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it..." (Rev. 10:6).
Finally, UFOlogists have concealed the many testimonies of "aliens" which have disappeared upon being resisted and rebuked in Jesus' name.
Dan Corner, a former pastor and ex-Catholic, is the author of a number of books including 'The Believer's Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted', 'The Myth of Eternal Security' and 'Is this the Mary of the Bible?'.
Dan is available for media interviews, including debates, and can be reached using the information below or by email at eternallifebloggmail.com, by phone at 724-632-3210, by mail at PO Box 265, Washington, PA, 15301 or through his websites.
About Dan Corner:
After graduating from college, Dan Corner got saved by reading the Bible. For over four decades, he has diligently served the Lord Jesus. Dan Corner's pastoral, apologetic, counter cult and street evangelism experiences have equipped him to contend for the faith and win souls to Jesus from many backgrounds.
He is an ordained minister and director of Evangelical Outreach who pastored for almost seven years and has authored hundreds of Christian articles, answered thousands of emails and letters and has written several books of vital importance in our day.