Good Question...


On...the theological impact of Aliens from space

From gmiller  Sat Oct 28 12:02:11 1995
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 1995 22:01:36 -0700 (PDT)
 

I thought I already responded to this, but in case I didn't...

see reply below...


On Fri, 1 Sep 1995 XXX wrote:

> question:
> The following is a question I have submitted to "The Christian Research
> Institute" a couple of times and am not satisfied with "the form letter"
> response I keep getting. I am aware of the occult/New age
> connection of UFO's and I don't need a bibliography of books like "Omega
Conspiracy"
> because they do not address the heart of my question i.e. the
> theological implications of UFO's. Is it possible from a biblical
> perspective that there is life on other planets? I don't believe it is
> but I would like it expounded upon.
 

I cannot see any biblical argument AGAINST intelligent life on other planets...

and, as far as I know, most of the arguments given against it, revolve around them needing salvation and Christ dying 'once and for all' , or about Christ having to take on 'another' nature besides a divine one and a human one...

I don't really buy these simply because...

1. any created race doesn't HAVE to FALL--we just chose to!

2. the other created beings would not have to be spiritually endowed...they could be like animals...

3. they could also be like angels that could NOT be eligible for salvation , once they 'fell'...

The only argument that I DO have a problem with is the probability one, that says 'with all those worlds, and all that time, surely other intelligent life forms evolved...'...this argument presupposes that 'evolutionary' process can produce ANYTHING, especially LIFE, and then even more implausibly INTELLIGENT LIFE...it has been demonstrated often by the math and stats folks that there WAS NOT ENOUGH TIME for the 'probability' argument to apply in our universe (once you adjust the Dawkins-type "programs" for (a) lack of memory and (b) the deleterious combinations/mutations)...if said lifeforms were to exist, it would have to have been created by God...there are no physical mechanisms to allow it otherwise...

basically, the scripture is silent on it...which means we cannot be dogmatic...what we MUST DO, however, is to 'test everything--hold fast to what is good'...

and what little I see, convinces me of the sometimes demonic, sometimes illusionary, sometimes hoaxes...character of the stuff that is exhibited...

just my two cents worth...hope this helps...glenn


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