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Jeremiah 9:6

"'You live in the midst of deception; in thier deceit they refuse to acknowledge me', Declares the Lord."

Friday, September 19, 2008

Life From Another Planet?

Strange Lights
About a month ago I watched a TV show about two UFO sightings over a city in Arizona. Two sequences of strange lights hovered in a V formation over the city, and then vanished. A few years ago I might have been excited to hear about a UFO story like this. But I have recently found a few reasons to doubt that stories like this mean anything. For instance, if there really are aliens cruising around our planet, why haven’t they ever tried to communicate with us? And if they want their work to be a secret how could they be dumb enough to fly strait over a populated area like a city? But even more important are the spiritual implications of life on another planet.

Question#1
If God created two or three planets, how exactly did it work when our planet fell into sin? Did the inhabitance of the other planets become sinful because of our sin? This doesn’t seem fair at all. Or were the other planets un-effected by our sin? But didn’t the whole universe fall into sin when the first humans sinned? Regardless, if there are aliens, we know they must have fallen into sin at some point. But now we must ask another question.

Question#2
How did God plan on forgiving more than one planet? Did Jesus visit multiple planets and die for the sins of each one? Isn’t one death enough to forgive the entire universe? Or did Jesus just visit our planet and expect the others to somehow figure out that they were saved?

What do you think?
To be honest, I don’t know the answers to these questions. It seems like no matter which way you look at it Christianity gets really confusing when you believe in extra-terrestrials. I don’t think it’s a big deal whether you believe there are aliens or not but I just thought these questions might be helpful in forming your opinion. By the way, it ended up those strange lights were military flares dropped during a training exercise from a air force base near the city.

2 comments:

Hannah Maria said...

Here is an article trying to explain people's UFO sightings:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/96014/page/1

Thought it was interesting... It claims that "Evolution provides a good starting place for explaining why people have paranormal experiences".

Elijah said...

Very interesting Hannah, thanks for the link. Just yesterday me and dad were talking about UFO's. while we both agree many sightings were just pranks, Dad says some sightings might have been encounters with the supernatural. And probably not with the "good guys". YIKES! It kind of scared me, but it's not outside a Demon's power to Masquerade as a flash of blue light, or a spining, flashing, metel thing. This made a lot of sence to me, because some people really are scarred by what they saw. And, if they were just pulling a joke, or if there was an easy explaination for what they saw, why make such a big deal out of it?

 

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