A Question I Was Asked:

Where Does Life on Other Planets Leave God?

The Question:

It seems almost certain now that aliens exist on other planets, occasionally fly to the earth and look around it from a safe distance, and, on at least 2-3 occasions their craft have crashed here. Where would this leave God when governments finally have to own up to this?

UK Apologetics Reply:

Okay, for the purposes of answering your question, I am going to assume that you are right, although far from convinced on your point.

Too many Christian apologists, in my opinion, have 'put all their eggs into one basket' and stated things like, "we know this earth is unique in the universe and is the only place God has created life," even though the Bible never ever states that this world is unique. Could God have many creations in the universe? Could there be peoples, possibly 'fallen peoples,' whom He is working with on a plan of redemption and salvation? Yes, this could (and I said 'could') possibly be the case! Nothing in Holy Scripture says that this could not happen. The Bible is the revelation for our world, it does not rule out other divine revelations elsewhere in the universe, although a Christian may be confident that we are speaking of the same Creator God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our God alone is the true, universal God - there is none other (Exodus 8:10; Deuteronomy 32:39; 2 Samuel 7:22; 2 Samuel 22:32; 1 Kings 8:60; Isaiah 45: 5,14; Isaiah 46:9; Mark 12:29; John 17:3; Romans 16:27; 1 Corinthians 8:4,6; James 2:19).

Don Page, an evangelical cosmologist, supports the 'multiverse' theory; that is, the concept that there is not simply a universe but a multiverse, with God possibly working with people in multiple galaxies. We just don't know.

There are, of course, other possibilities. We know that Satan and his demons were sent crashing down to earth at Christ's victory on the cross (Luke 10:18-20; John 12:31-32; Revelation 12:8-12). Is it not possible that certain of these fallen angels could manifest themselves as riding in various objects through our skies? That is, they really are confined to our atmosphere but could be clever enough to appear to be coming from other planets/outer space? Is it possible that - just maybe - 'visitors from outer space' is an impression they wish to create?

See also: Can We Limit God's Work of Salvation to This Earth Alone?

Robin A. Brace.July 31st, 2013.