Are Aliens Real? :: By Don McReynolds

I want to keep this as brief as possible to keep your interest and to just get to the point. If you are reading this I am assuming you have some biblical understanding. The question that is posed is this: “Do aliens exist and furthermore are these life forms of intelligent nature?”

The key points I will express and cover in this short commentary will help point us in the direction that humans on the pale blue dot are the only intelligent life forms in the known universe. Remember I can only prove this with logic through Scriptural understanding. I am not a scientist, but a student of the Word of God.

From a Christian perspective the first question posed is: “What is the motive for God Himself to create another species of intelligent life on some other far away planet in some far away unknown galaxy? I answer this simply by saying, “There is no motive. God or Jesus Himself has no motive or reason to create these speculative aliens people.”

So how did I conclude that God has no motive? It’s simple. Ask any real born-again Christian what God’s motive was in creating mankind. Their answer would be direct: God wanted a family. God’s entire motive was made clear throughout the Scriptures, Old and New Testament. I will simplify the idea God was trying to portray to man and cite much Scriptural evidence saying the same thing over and over again.

The Lord says continuously to anyone who will listen, “I will be your God, and you will be my people”(Exodus 6:7, Deuteronomy 7:6, Ezekiel 36:28, Jeremiah 7:23, Jeremiah 30:22, Zechariah 8:8, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Hebrews 8:10).

So it’s obvious God created Man for fellowship. Let’s look at one more key Bible verse to solidify my point of no motive for flying space people from another planet. The verse is: Genesis 1.27: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them.”

Let’s put this together. God created mankind for fellowship, and moreover, this creation called Man is in God Him self’s own image. So from my point of view it’s obvious at this stage aliens do not exist, but I will continue on this journey with you to show a few more examples of why aliens do not exist.

Let’s just pretend here for a minute. Let’s say God created a being intelligent as or even more intelligent than mankind. This puts them under the “law” of God by default. From a Christian perspective, and my logic added I find it just unbelievable that these beings could be sinless and holy as our Lord in heaven. With exception of the elect angels who have been in heaven serving the Lord, every man and the remainder of fallen angels have sinned.

I conclude that these intelligent beings from another planet would sin eventually and be subjected to death and then judgment inevitably. I conclude this only on the basis that God loves us and by Jesus’ words right before being captured─when He was sweating blood:

“Father if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done.”

(Luke 22:42)

Jesus had to swallow and then digest all of mankind’s sin, and my guess is it wasn’t pretty. Shoot, anyone reading this can see every day the sheer magnitude of sin and pain creation goes through on a daily basis. Pain on a mental, emotional, and physical plane that will never stop until the day of redemption─and our Lord Jesus swallowed it whole.

The bottom line is the Lord of the Holy Bible is not going to create beings to suffer finitely and then infinitely after judgment for the sake of just doing so.

My Lord is not evil, He is merciful and furthermore my God is able to look down the road on the consequences of creating another intelligent life, and that would be death on a cross, His personal sacrifice to save them from eternal punishment. Jesus was not looking forward to the cross, but it was the only way to save mankind, while uniting an eternal family.

So if aliens are in existence then the Scriptures point to no redemption for these intelligent beings. God’s plan is perfect, and creating a free will intelligent species to only be under the righteous judgment of God is just out of character. Hell was created for Satan and the fallen angels and then enlarged for mankind (Isaiah 5:14, Matthew 25:41).

Finally before Jesus took off to heaven to take his seat at the right hand of the Father, He made a request to his disciples and all future disciples.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).

Jesus didn’t say board a spaceship fly to every galaxy and preach the gospel. So mankind biblically can’t also be on another planet other than earth, and if some other intelligent life form is alive they have no way of redemption, and God has no use for them. But angels and mankind have clear biblical meaning and purpose; serve God as an angel or becoming family and children of God (John 1:12).

There is no question our God could create other species of life on other far off planets, but the Holy Scriptures give us no reason to why God would, or has done so. God is very clear in his Word what he is up to. Mankind is his crop and when the time of harvest comes, He will send his angels to harvest. Aliens, although possible, have no purpose or motive for God to create or to have created.

My final analysis of unidentified beings would fall into the spiritual realm where the apostle Paul makes it clear what we as mankind are up against (Ephesians 6:10-12). Evil spiritual forces are here to only steal, kill, and destroy. So if someone is trying to tell you that aliens exist based on sight, media, or government you need to understand that you are being deceived. The only plausible answer is they are lying or God has allowed evil its hour of deception through fallen angels.

We as Christ followers know we won’t be deceived because God Himself through the Spirit of Truth will lead us into all truth. Let’s just take a minute to thank the Holy Spirit for His guidance into truth.

Thanks and may God Bless you all.

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