People have always been fascinated with the “above and beyond.” Remember Orson Well’s radio program, “War of the Worlds?” It was a broadcast about an alien attack on the world. Some people who tuned into the radio late, thought it was real life. They became hysterical.

In the 80’s a movie called E.T. portrayed an ugly, but lovable alien befriended by a young boy. Later the same decade, a television series about a short, furry, sarcastic alien named ALF made it’s debut.

The popular, entertaining StarTrek television program still has a “cultic” following. Now, Stephen Hawking dons his StarTrek gear and “boldly goes only where New Mexico trailer park residents have gone before.”

Why? Why is there a fascination of life on other planets, especially human-like life? Have you ever wondered about these questions?

Are there more intelligent life forms in the universe?

Will they ever come into contact with man?

Many people are consumed with the thought of being the next person abducted. Rational, bible-soaked Christians should dismiss extra-terrestrial aliens as myths. These myths are an attack on God’s character.

Alien Myths are an Attack on God’s Image.

Throughout man’s history, God’s focus has been on establishing His Kingdom on earth (Daniel 7:14, 27; Micah 4:7). This means that God is earth-oriented. Why? Because in the final analysis, this brings Him glory. To accomplish His plan, God made Adam in His own image (Gen. 1:27). What does it mean that “man is made in the image of God?” It basically means that man is “like God and represents God.” (Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, pg. 442.) That is, man is the height of all creation because he is like God.

Man shares with God His ability to think, feel, and make decisions. Though man is finite and God is infinite, man is the best representation of God next to Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:3).

Since God designed man in His image, and since His plan is Kingdom-oriented, it logically follows that God has not divided His interests in beings on other planets. Though God certainly could have created aliens, this logic would be strikingly similar to the philosophical question, “Can God create a rock bigger than He can handle?” He can, but this is contrary to His desires and plan.

Alien Myths are an Attack on God’s Plan of Salvation.

Since Adam fell, all of creation suffers from his sinful choice. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope . . . For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. (Romans 8:20-22)

Man is only saved through a committed faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9,17). God planned that Jesus Christ would be the way of salvation for everyone (Hebrews 2:10). Jesus Christ humbled himself and became a man, not an alien. No one else, including aliens, are God’s object of redemption. Jesus Christ died for man, appeared to men after His resurrection and is now at the right hand of God praying for believers (Romans 8:34).

Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. If aliens exist, then it logically follows that God has doomed them to destruction, unless Jesus Christ is going from planet to planet, becoming an alien, and dying for aliens. The result is absurd, unbiblical logic. We do know what Christ is doing,

Alien Myths are an Attack on God’s Word.

God has revealed to us everything that He wants us to know for life. God gave us information that enables us to know Him, to relate with others, and to live God-honoring lives. Though He did not tell us about every molecule, plant, or animal that exists, He did make Scripture complete enough so that we can respond appropriately to anything that happens in life.

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3)

God’s Word gives us many instructions about how to relate to others. Note the following groups:

  • God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Angels
  • Satan
  • Other Believers
  • Non-believers
  • Other nations
  • Government
  • Family
  • Employers/Employees
  • Husband/Wife
  • Ourselves
  • and the list goes on.

The Bible never gives us any instruction on how to relate to aliens. The reason is simple: We will never have to relate to aliens. This could be for two reasons: 1) God planned it so we will never come into contact with them; or more simply, 2) they do not exist.

Alien Myths are an Attack on the Bible’s account of our true enemy — Satan.

We live in a day when people, including Christians, are more interested in the creature than the Creator. They chase after talk shows instead of Bible studies. They regurgitate speculations rather than ministering the Word. They mull over the concept of aliens rather than meditating on Scripture. These people illustrate the depravity of man by seeking man’s glorification, rather than God.

The folly of alien myths has diverted people’s attention away from the real nemesis — Satan.

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:11-12)

God has already unequivocally listed who our enemies are—Satan and his forces. This is extraterrestrial enough. We are in a battle with demons and Satan. Let’s not seek to advance our technology and spend our time worrying about alien abductions. Our enemy is real and God has given us the prescription needed to deal with him — “put on the whole armor of God!”

In the final analysis, what can be said about the testimonies of people who have been abducted by aliens? They are either lying or have duped themselves. Solomon wrote, He who works his land will have abundant food, but he [the fool] who chases fantasies lacks judgment. (Proverb 12:11) Don’t be duped, be equipped!

In conclusion, don’t chase after fantasies. Think objectively, biblically, and doctrinally. Hollywood’s genre of alien pix is creating a pseudo-anthropology based on fantasy, rather than objective, biblical proof.

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