“For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”
One of today’s most popular beliefs is that aliens have traveled from another planet to visit our world at various times in the past. Some of the alleged sightings of these aliens have become very well known. Documentary films have been made, but also fictional accounts of such alien visitations have stirred the public imagination.
We have discussed UFOs and aliens in a previous Creation Moment and concluded that they did not exist. The idea of alien lifeforms fits quite nicely into an evolutionary worldview. After all, if life evolved here on Earth, it could have evolved elsewhere in the universe as well.
But alien lifeforms do not fit into a biblical worldview. Genesis 1 makes clear that the Earth was formed on the first day of Creation, whereas all the other objects of the universe were created on day four. This immediately makes a great difference between our world and every other world that there is. This is why God told the prophet Isaiah, “For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the Lord, and there is no other.” (Isaiah 45:18)
God made this Earth for a purpose, and He made people for a purpose. This purpose was and is focused on planet Earth, so the Earth’s unique situation indicates that its lifeforms are also unique in the universe. Author: Paul F. Taylor
Father, we read in Your word that You made us specially to serve You and to worship You. Thank You for all Your good gifts to us. Amen.
Ref: Bates, G. (2010), Alien Intrusion (Atlanta, GA: Creation Book Publishers). Image: Adobe Stock Images, licensed to author.