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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Is There Alien Life?

The fascination goes way back. When I was a child, all the talk was about “little green men” on Mars and life on other—still unknown—planets. Star Trek was popular, followed by Star Wars, E. T., and more recently, Avatar and Star Wars: Episode 7.* My personal favorite “life” outside of earth is depicted in Wallace and Gromit’s A Grand Day Out with its temperamental “machine man” on the moon.

The fascination continues. We want to know what’s out there.  

Are there other worlds? Other civilizations? Other people?

Last week, the experts weighed in. They didn’t only weigh in, they’ve put their money where their mouths are. The physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Dr. Yuri Milner have put together one hundred million dollars to search for intelligent life out in the universe. Their plan is to scan one million of the closest stars and see if there are any planets near them capable of sustaining life.

Hawking and Milner are sponsoring a contest to find out what kind of a message “best represents earth” to be sent out to the life that may be out in the universe. The message won’t be sent in “English, or Swahili, or Chinese” authoritatively says Dr. Douglas Vakoch, because “aliens don’t speak them.” He says the message will go out in mathematical sequencing, because civilizations are built with an understanding of math and science. It’s estimated it will take eight years to both send and receive a message, because of the distances involved.

“E. T. phone home.”

Are there civilizations out there?

The idea appeals to the romantic in all of us. I mean, if we could form relationships with “people” on other planets . . . . It fuels the imagination.

Are there extra terrestrials?

The Bible holds the answers. (You might be surprised.) Are you ready to examine the biblical evidence from the One Who Knows? By the way, He’s the One who created the whole universe and keeps it together. He is aware what’s out there. And He’s bigger than the universe! King Solomon asked the rhetorical question, But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? (1 Kings 8:27; There’s a similar verse in 2 Chronicles 6:18.)

God made the heavens—space and everything in it—and the earth: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1).

In a different post (which you can access here) I explain why I believe God’s interest is centered on this earth. The earth was created with a Divine purpose, and that purpose is us. God sent Jesus here, to redeem man from his sin. God so loved the world (earth) says John 3:16. But God isn’t limited to this earth—in no way!

In fact, I really believe there is another world out there.

Here’s why: angels and God are in another plane of existence that coincides with our own. We know that’s true from evidences in the Bible. There are many more, but here are a few of them to whet your appetite:
  • Jacob’s dream showed a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it (Genesis 28:12).
  • When Elisha and his servant were in Dothan, and the Syrian army had surrounded the city, Elisha and his servant looked out and saw the Syrians. Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha (2 Kings 6:17).
  • Stephen, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God (Acts 7:55).
  • All Christians have guardian angels. Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)

Darlene Deibler Rose and the people in the house with her were helpless to defend themselves. Darlene had scared off a caped, armed bandit one night. “We heard bandits return several nights after that, but they never again entered the house. It wasn’t until after the war that I learned why. I had suspected the Jaffray’s gardener; he was Boegis, and he knew the layout of the house. When I asked him why they had never entered the house again, he answered incredulously, ‘Because of those people you had there—those people in white who stood about the house.’ The Lord had put his angels around us. He had delivered.” ** (1942)

Can God do that today? Of course He can!

God reveals this other world to humans when and how He pleases. He and His angels are definitely “out there.”

Is there another possibly earth-like planet with “intelligent life” on it? What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.


* Not endorsements, you understand.
** Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose, page 51. I highly recommend this book.


  1. Totalmente de acuerdo. Hay muchísima vida fuera de la tierra. Lo que no sabemos mucho de su trabajo, que hacen. Solo unos detalles pequeños como tu comentas, de los servidores de Dios. No creo que sean civilizaciones como la nuestra. No hay ningún indicio en la Biblia. En ella si, vemos, con seguridad, que Dios quiso preparar un pueblo especial que reinara juntamente con Jesús. Y eso es lo que se llama la iglesia.

    1. Sí. No creo que hayan civilizaciones como conocemos aquí, pero el reino de Dios existe hoy, y hay ángeles, los que han muerto en Cristo, y los seres que describe Apocalipsis. Será interesante ver todo cuando estemos allá. Gracias por vuestro comentario. Bendiciones.


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