Friday, May 26, 2006

God’s Word, or Star Trek?

“The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s, but the earth hath He given to the children of men.”
PSALMS 115:16

In the last 50 years, talk of unidentified flying objects, and beings from other planets has dominated discussions from the Pentagon to the porch.

Do I believe in UFOs with little green men flying around out there? No, not at all. In fact, I don’t think there’s intelligent life in outer space or on other planets.

The evolutionists tell us that because they believe evolution is true, life must have evolved millions of times in the universe. These ideas have captured the imagination of not just the general public, but also large segments of the Church. However, I don’t accept this.

You see, the Bible tells us that God made the earth first. The sun, moon and stars were made for signs and for seasons for the earth. The earth is obviously center stage, on which God made the first man, Adam. And, of course, we know that all human beings who have ever lived are descendants of Adam.

Here’s a point we can’t forget: only descendants of Adam can be saved because Jesus Christ became a man - Paul calls Him the last Adam, a descendant of Adam - so He could die for Adam and all his descendants. If there were other races of people in outer space, there would be no salvation for them.

Is there life in outer space? The world might say yes, and pursue it with high-tech instruments and research money, but when we start from the Bible we have the correct way of thinking about this subject. The Bible may be silent about animal life and plant life in outer space, but there cannot be a race of biological intelligent beings for the reasons given above.

The next time someone tells you there is life on other planets, ask him of her to provide solid proof. When that doesn’t happen, open your Bible and see what the Creator of the universe has to say.

~ AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD Reflections of God's Handiwork
by
Ken Ham

5 comments:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zac,
I enjoyed this post. It seems very foolish to continue spending the millions of dollars that this country is pouring into discovering clues of our origins on far off planets and comets. The Bible that most likely sits on most of the scientist’s shelves would answer all of their questions!

Elizabeth

David Ketter said...

I understand where you are coming from here...

HOWEVER...it IS possible there is life on other planets...just not likely in this solar system. Why? We have a creative God and to think that He created ONLY earth-based life, well, goes a long way in feeding our ego.

I really like Lewis' space trilogy - which presents the idea that there is life on other planets - unfallen and still in harmony with their Creator. Of course, this isn't something that is very appreciated in Calvinist circles, for obvious reasons. Actually, if you read Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, you would probably see the logic behind Lewis' thoughts. (Granted, its fiction, but he thought the question out regardless).

Monica said...

I don't really think there is life on other planets. But David did bring up some good points. Thanks for the post.

Ednella said...

I totally agree with your position. As a matter of fact, I have a guest post on TUTT very similar to yours.

Wholesome Works said...

Thank you for the comments everyone!

Elizabeth,

I agree. I don't mind if someone wants to go to space, they should just raise their own money.

David,

Interesting points. If you’re trying to tell us you KNOW there is intelligent life on other planets because you're from another planet, say so...

Just kidding. :)

Seriously, I don't think there is intelligent life on other planets. Mostly because of the decay (death) I see in space. Our sun (and apparently many other stars out there: That's balls of burning gas, not culturally famous people. Although, there isn't much difference) is shrinking, and other stars are blowing up (a nova). This, to me, indicates that Adam's sin reached even into space.

I am going to do a short series on this subject, it is mostly directed at secular ideas of aliens and answers regarding UFO visits, not the possibility of life on another planet.

Thank you for commenting.

Monica,

Thank you for your comments. :)

Ednella,

I read your post, it was very good. Thank you for the comment.

Zachary