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Towards the end of the new documentary Expelled, the famous atheist Dr. Richard Dawkins of Oxford University, in responding to a question from interviewer Ben Stein, stated that life could have been “seeded” on earth by aliens! What an astonishing admission! Dr. Dawkins doesn’t believe life is the result of any intelligence, but instead has arisen out of chance processes—yet when pushed for an answer, he appealed to some sort of intelligence to explain life on earth.
Such a comment is a testimony to the Scripture’s truth concerning the sin nature of mankind. God’s Word tells us that people (like Prof. Dawkins) will “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18) and that “there is none who seeks after God” (Romans 3:11). Dr. Dawkins offers up some unknown alien intelligence to explain the purpose of life and all of its complexity, but totally dismisses the possibility of a God who made it all.
Unfortunately, Dr. Dawkins is not alone. The U.S. federal government, through groups like SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), has spent hundreds of millions of dollars searching for evidence of aliens so that scientists can contact and communicate with them.
Imagine the outcry in America if it was discovered that tax dollars were being used by a government agency to teach people to communicate with God by prayer! So-called “civil liberties” groups like the ACLU would be up in arms, of course, and would threaten lawsuits. Activists who advocate a “separation of church and state” (nowhere in the U.S. Constitution, by the way) would be on CNN, CBS, and so on, demanding a stop to it.
The Creator of the universe has already communicated with us, yet a U.S. agency is using your tax dollars to teach students how to communicate with aliens!
Yet a government agency (NASA) is currently using our tax dollars to teach students how to communicate with aliens! Here’s what’s going on.
An article on the website of the University of Wyoming (a tax-supported school) states:
“English 4050/5560, otherwise known as ‘Interstellar Message Composition,’ is the first class to enlist creative writers in a potential cosmic conversation. Funded in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Wyoming Space Grant Consortium, it’s designed to fill a practicals—if extremely theoreticals—need.”
The article continues:
“‘We’ve thought a lot about how we might communicate with other worlds, but we haven’t thought much about what we’d actually say,’ says Lockwood, a professor of natural science and humanities.”
The piece goes on to state:
“During one of the semester’s first classes, Lockwood asked the students to summarize the human condition in 250 words, then 50, then 10 . . . . [S]ome students chose the poetics—‘We are an adolescent species searching for our identity,’ wrote English major Ann Stebner. . . .”
People of course want to know who they are—where they came from—and what is the meaning/ purpose of life. Some are now looking to aliens in hope of some answers! Sadly, such people refuse to even accept the possibility that the God of creation as spoken of in the Holy Scriptures is the intelligence for whom they are looking—the infinitely intelligent Creator. Why? It would mean that this Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ, is Lord over them, and that they should kneel and worship Him, and accept their sinfulness and the need for salvation.
If only they would realize that they don’t have to waste other people’s money trying to communicate with aliens. The infinite intelligence behind the universe has already communicated with us, and in different ways:
“The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1).
“For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).
“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe” (Hebrews 1:1-2).
The God of the universe has provided us with a written revelation, the Scriptures, and He came to earth to be a man so He could pay the penalty for our sin, to enable us to live for eternity with Him.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).
If only the students in this “Alien Communication 101” were taught about this kind of communication, and then be led to communicate with God in prayer, what a difference that would make for them. And for all the world who does the same.