Do Extraterrestrials Exist?
Good Morning America reported that 80 million Americans believe in extraterrestrials.1 Stephen Bassett, who leads the Citizen Hearing Foundation, blames the “truth embargo” on the Cold War for why Congress hasn’t investigated the issue.2 He reports that there are over 3,500 pilot sightings, but the pilots are not allowed to speak publicly by the Air Force. Apparently, there will be hearings at the National Press Club regarding government cover-ups at Roswell, New Mexico, which is the 1947 “UFO crash site.”
A June 2012 National Geographic survey shows that 36 percent of Americans believe aliens have visited Earth. And 80 percent believe the government is withholding evidence.3 Many question those who question the evidence. They claim that highly respected testimonials will be given by Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, former Canadian Minister of Defense Paul Hellver, USAF Captain Robert Salla (commander of Nuclear Missile Silo), and New York University, Rochester Professor Richard Dolan at the National Press Club. And what about Area 51 in Nevada? This is a secretive military installation just 100 miles from Las Vegas.
How do you make sense of all this unexplainable information and the alleged sightings? We either don’t trust our government or we have a great deal of trust or respect for alien stealth.
The Apostle Paul explained that these kinds of things would happen. He recorded it in Romans 1. He writes,
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man– and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
27Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. (Rom. 1:20-27)
Note several things. First, God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen (all-power, infinite creativity, merciful love, justice, unchangeable, etc.) by mankind, so they should acknowledge God (Rom. 1:20). But, secondly, man did not glorify Him as God and was not thankful for all that God did and does to provide for salvation. So mankind became empty (futile) in his thoughts and his heart was darkened, so he could not understand the truth and would believe the lie (Rom. 1:21). Thirdly, mankind thinks he is so wise to determine the answers himself, rather than seeking truth from God, he becomes foolish (Rom. 1:22). Fourthly, mankind changes his focus from the infinite God to his own man-made focus, whether “four-footed” animals or extraterrestrials (Rom. 1:23). So, God gives mankind over to that way of thinking and it results in all sorts of immorality and distortions in thinking (Rom. 1:24). Man wants something other than the holiness of God, so God allows man to pursue what he wants in order to show that man will never be satisfied with anything, if it is something other than God Himself. Fifthly, mankind continues to buy into the world’s lies and focuses on the world around him rather than depend on God for all answers (Rom. 1:25). Sixthly, we see one of the results of mankind pursuing what is not natural because he is foolish, his heart is darkened, because he wants what he wants when he wants it (Rom. 1:26-27).
Friends, the extraterrestrials exist. And they are another life form. Additionally, they are not of an earthly form. They are part of the angelic realm called demons. Demons can manifest themselves in a variety of forms. Paul writes that we battle against these spiritual forces, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age1, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 6:12) They purpose to deceive people, as Paul writes, “…with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2 Thes. 2:10) In other words, their purpose is to blind people to the Truth, so they will believe the lie, rather than the Truth and be saved from judgment to come.
Why are they becoming more prevalent today? It is more prevalent, because man is turning away from God in greater numbers. When people dabble in the occult, witchcraft, psychics and fascination with the bizarre, God allows greater manifestations to demonstrate if people are not dependent on Him, they will become captivated by “extraterrestrials.” It was after World War II, there was an attraction to eastern mysticism. Additionally, the ease of world travel has made it much more accessible for people to bring back to the United States an appeal for answers other than the Truth of God’s Word. Drug addiction has taken many people on trips far worse than world travel with resultant devastation in objective, divine thinking. Astrology and sexual immorality replace a love of Truth and our Divine Creator, which makes room for further darkness in thinking.
Extraterrestials exist, but they are of the spirit world, not this world. Search in the Scriptures and God will give you all the answers you need!