When God created angels, He didn’t create just one type but rather many different kinds. It shouldn’t surprise Christians if other life forms exist in the universe.
If extraterrestrials do exist, God is their Creator too, According to Genesis 1:1, “God created the heavens and the earth.” Such a discovery, therefore, would not nullify Christian doctrine but rather confirm the extent of God’s creative capabilities. From Scripture and from creation, we see clearly that God delights in His creation.
Do you know about The “wheels” in Ezekiel? The passage referring to “wheels within wheels” (Ezek. 1:16) initially does indeed sound like an ancient UFO report, and UFO enthusiasts regularly cite this passage in an attempt to verify their claims of extraterrestrial interventions in the course of human history.
Many ufologists claim to have found pictures that resemble flying saucers in the air in religious works of art.
And the Ancient Aliens theory claims advanced visitors from out of space came down thousands of years ago to help build monuments like the Pyramids of Giza.
There are several reported encounters with ETs, a UFO turned up during the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, as reported earlier this month.
Christian theology has no biblical or theological basis upon which to reject out of hand the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
It would seem strange if God would have created this entire universe and have creatures in only one small corner who were able to witness it and see what miraculous work he has done. So the natural thing to think from a Christian perspective is that there are lots and lots of intelligent species out there
U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter once said “I don’t laugh at people any more when they say they’ve seen UFOs. I’ve seen one myself.”
The U.S. Government in 1992 authorized funding for NASA to search for artificial radio signals generated by extraterrestrial civilizations. Congress terminated the program in 1993, but it is now operated privately and known as the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute.
Carl Sagan was perhaps one of the best-known scientists to have expressed a belief in the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence. In 1977, he was instrumental in the launching of the Voyager spacecraft, which transports a gold-coated phonograph with recorded messages of music and sounds of Earth in the hope of communicating our existence to other beings.
This is not to deny that credible people are seeing inexplicable aeronautical and cosmic incidents. It is noteworthy, however, that the vast majority of UFO reports are not easily explainable.
But do aliens actually exist? We don’t have any direct evidence one way or the other, The burden of proof remains with the ETI proponents. To date, proof of ETI existence is nonexistent. But an absence of evidence isn’t necessarily evidence of absence.
The Bible teaches that the first man, Adam, rebelled against God (Genesis 3). As a result, sin and death entered the world (Romans 5:12). We are all descended from Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:20) and have inherited from them a sin nature (Romans 6:6, 20). This is a problem: sin is a barrier that prevents a man from being right with God (Isaiah 59:2). But God loves us despite our sin and provided a plan of redemption—a way to be reconciled with God.
After Adam and Eve sinned, God made coats of skins to cover them (Genesis 3:21). He, therefore, had to kill at least one animal. This literal action is symbolic of our salvation; an innocent Lamb (Christ—the Lamb of God) would be sacrificed to provide a covering for sin (John 1:29). In the Old Testament, people would sacrifice animals to the Lord as a reminder of their sin (Hebrews 10:3) and as a symbol of the One to come, the Lord Jesus, who would actually pay the penalty for sin.
The animal sacrifices did not actually pay the penalty for sin (Hebrews 10:4, 11). Animals are not related to us; their shed blood cannot count for ours. But the blood of Christ can. Christ is a blood relative of ours since He is descended from Adam as are we; all human beings are of “one blood” ( Acts 17:26). Furthermore, since Christ is also God, His life is of infinite value, and thus, His death can pay for all the sins of all people. That is why only the Lord Himself could be our Savior (Isaiah 45:21). Therefore, Christ died once for all (Hebrews 10:10).
For the Christians, Jesus is the ultimate source of salvation, the one who rescues us from ourselves. People who put their faith in ‘aliens to the rescue’ at least recognize a need to be saved.
The desire to have contact with something from beyond seems to be well entrenched in the human heart. This is also what many religions, especially Christianity, have always believed.
Maybe extraterrestrial life is another creation of God and humanity should not be reluctant to their existence we should not be insecure from another kind of intelligent life. They may or may not have faith in God but extraterrestrials would have available all the signs and evidence of God’s existence available to us from the existence, design and beauty of creation.
We should continue to feel secure of our place in God’s love, despite our place in the cosmos, remembering that the God loves us – not because we are the pinnacle of His creation, but because to err is human and to forgive is divine.