Let’s be clear, I believe Holy Scripture. Therefore, either “extraterrestrials” are angels of God or angels of the devil. But this post is not about proving that premise, rather its to debunk the possibility Elohim in Scripture refers to extraterrestrials.
Apart from the Raelians, there are many UFO cults that believe its possible. If you think only the ignorant and unlearned could be induced to believe that hypothesis, think again.
Barry Downing was a Presbyterian Minister but lost his faith believing Jesus was an ET, and he had a PhD in religion and science from the University of Edinburgh, physics from Harwick College and a degree from Princeton. He was pastor of the Northminister NY Presbyterian Church.
But he shouldn’t have, its irrational. Only confirmation bias can explain such willful suspension of disbelief when more than 30,000 verses of scripture contradict the hypothesis completely. For example:
Why would aliens teach God is infinite? (1 Kings 8:27. 2 Chronicles 2:6. Isa. 57:15; 66:1. Jer. 23:24. Ps. 139:7. Acts 7:48-49). That He doesn’t have a shape or form like anything in creation (Deut. 4:12-25. Is. 46:5)?
If Elohim are extraterrestrials, why didn’t they leave images in their likeness, so mankind would recognize their creators when they returned?
Perhaps some will argue “they did when they said man is in their image and likeness.” But that is incorrect, scripture rules out every possible physical appearance in creation specifically ruling out the likeness of human male or female (Deut. 4:15-19. Isa. 40:18-26). Its not a physical likeness, rather the context defines it. Man is like God in His image in that he has dominion over the earth (Gen. 1:26-28).
Another example. Sin in scripture is very serious as it separates man from Holy God who cannot dwell with sin as water cannot dwell with fire. God created to share the joy of life with beings who chose to live with Him in loving relationship. We are to be “one” (John 17:21. 1Cor. 15:28. Rev. 21:22). Sin makes that impossible. Therefore, God instituted animal sacrifice to impress upon man the deadly consequences of sin. Someone must die and it won’t be God. Its a simple lesson. Then, to demonstrate His perfect love for man, God sends His only begotten Son to take the place of all those sacrifices, so that all who believe in Him would have their sins forgiven (John 3:16)
What Extraterrestrial would do that? In fact, if their alleged communication with mankind is any indicator, they are perfectly fine with every sort of sin and debauchery. Slavery to perversion is rather redefined as liberty. So how could THEY be the inspiration of our Holy Scriptures?
Therefore, thousands upon thousands of Bible verses contradict the premise Elohim is an Extraterrestrial.
I’ve only just begun, these things are off the “top of my head.” Hopefully Christian apologists will add dozens of other examples.
Consider, why would Extraterrestrials teach life was created solely on Earth?
If God were an alien, and had plans of returning someday, then wouldn’t there be mention of other places in the heavens?
The great doctrines of Holy Scripture, the virgin birth, Holy Trinity, heaven and hell, etc. Would ET teach those things? Of course not! Wouldn’t they rather teach a little physics?
The entire premise Elohim are Extraterrestrials is absurd.
Only confirmation bias can explain the willful suspension of intellect, of deliberate ignoring of thousands of Bible verses that contradict the premise completely. The Bible is an overwhelming mass of evidence Extraterrestrials are NOT Elohim of scripture.
They are liars if they claim they are.
Christians should reconsider an assumption that gives the liars an opening. The assumption angels don’t use technology. Once we admit they do, ALL supposed proof to the ancient alien theory evaporates.
Christianity remains 100% sound, the Bible 100% inerrant. The alleged aliens are fallen angels disguised as angels of light (2 Cor. 11:14).
Reconsider how infinite Almighty God is, because some believers wrongly limit His power without being aware of it. In Him all things consist like a thought (Col. 1:17). Both angels and men “live and move and have their being” within Him (Acts 17:28).
If God should choose, all things would change with just a thought, a change of His mind. Immediately all things would dissolve in a fervent heat (2 Pt. 3:10-12) if God should just think it so.
To graphically illustrate how infinite in power God is, consider exhibit A:
14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
17 “For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev 6:14-17 NKJ)
The “lid” of our “matrix” is rolled up like a scroll, like the lid of a sardine can and suddenly, all the rebels on earth realize how infinite in power Almighty God. Their reaction? To beg the rocks fall on them, to hide them from offended God. They are beside themselves in terror.
A Personal Word:
Are you saved? Go to your nearest Bible believing church and tell the pastor you want to be saved. To confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior. No church nearby? Then do it on your own, go to a public place and confess you believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. That you want Him as your Lord and Savior. Do it as though life depends on it, for it does.
Don’t concern yourself if you lack full theological understanding of this confession. What matters is your repentant sincere heart’s confession you want Jesus in your life. If you confess Jesus before men, He will confess you to His Father in heaven:
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. (Matt. 10:32 NKJ)
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” (Rom 10:9-13 NKJ)
I did that more than 40 years ago, my Merchant Marine sailor buddies looking on in amazement. And God answered me in a big way. He will do that with you, God cannot lie. You will be born again, reconciled to God your Father in the blood of the Lamb. His peace that passes all understanding, will be known to you.
Be reconciled to God, repent and believe in Jesus now, before it is too late. Be saved from this wicked generation. Only then will you know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32):
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Rev. 3:20-4:1 KJV)
A word to those who confessed Christ publicly and felt nothing supernatural, the “outward physical evidence of the new birth” is a changed heart and obedience to the apostles doctrine, and love for other believers. NOT in signs wonders or tongues (Acts 2:38-43). Those who patiently endure for Christ and obey the Scripture (Isa. 8:16-20) are the children of the Most High, not miracle workers who practice lawlessness (Mt. 7:21-23. 2Thess. 2:13-17).
3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the LORD say, “The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.” And let no eunuch complain, “I am only a dry tree.”
4 For this is what the LORD says: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant–
5 to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will endure forever. (Isa. 56:3-5 NIV)