Saturday, May 1, 2010

Is there Intelligent life in outer space?

Surely you have wondered about this.  Everyone has.

Innumerable movies, radio programs, talk shows, TV specials, etc. address this question, and repeatedly say ‘yes’. 

But is ‘yes’ the correct answer?

What would be the theological implications of a ‘yes’ answer?

A friend of this ministry gets a weekly email from Answers In Genesis. (How had I not heard of this? Oh well). 

And, interestingly, one of the topics of the April 24, 2010 email, among other things, had this to say about the question:

“A number of leading evolutionists, like the late Dr. Carl Sagan, have popularized the idea that there must be intelligent life in outer space. From an evolutionary perspective, it would make sense to suggest such a possibility. People who believe this possibility contend that, if life evolved on earth by natural processes, intelligent life must exist somewhere else in the far reaches of space, given the size of the universe and the millions of possible planets.

One can postulate endlessly about possibilities of intelligent life in outer space, but I believe a Christian worldview, built on the Bible, rejects such a possibility. Here is why.

During the six days of creation in Genesis 1, we learn that God created the earth first. On day four He made the sun and the moon for the earth, and then “He made the stars also” (Genesis 1:16).

From these passages of Scripture it would seem that the earth is very special—it is center stage. Everything else was made for purposes relating to the earth. For instance, the sun, moon, and stars were made “for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” (Genesis 1:14)."

Ken Ham continues his discussion of the biblical and theological implications of extraterrestrial life in more detail:   HERE’S THE LINK