National Alien Abduction Day

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March 20 is Alien Abduction Day, so beware of green lights (except at intersections), UFOs (drones don’t count), and ETs (unless they just want to borrow your phone to call home). You might want to avoid Roswell, New Mexico, too. It’s better safe than sorry, after all, considering all the other alien abductions in history.

It’s no newsflash that culture loves good alien stories, as they’re often entertaining movies and frequent blockbuster hits like Marvin Martian, Aliens, Star Wars, Avatar, and other sci-fi and superhero stories abound with alien characters, plots, and themes.

But while many of these stories seem like harmless entertainment, there’s an evolutionary deception behind the very idea of extraterrestrial life. People who reject God believe—or desperately hope—that there is life outside of earth. If there isn’t, then human life is special. If human life is special, then naturalistic evolution is false, for molecules-to-man evolution predicates that all life is random. Even those who would hold to God-directed evolution believe that we evolved from random processes and that we should probably find life evolving from random processes elsewhere.

Yet, no one is really in any danger of an alien abduction. A biblical worldview reveals no room for extraterrestrial life. The Bible tells us that his creation is for human inhabitants (Gen 1:26–29; Mark 2:27) and that Jesus came to earth to die for the sins of the world (John 1:29, 3:16–17). If there were creatures outside earth who needed the gospel, Jesus would have made us aware of such in the Great Commission (Mark 16:15).

But what if other planets support life and those inhabitants sin—couldn’t Jesus die for them too? He could, but that’s not what the Bible says he did.

But what if other planets support life and those inhabitants sin? Couldn’t Jesus just go die for them too? He could, but that’s not what the Bible says he did. The Bible says that Jesus came once to die (1 Peter 3:18) and that after his resurrection he ascended to heaven to sit on the right-hand side of his Father (Luke 22:69).

The Bible also tells us that while the earth was made to be inhabited (Isaiah 45:18), other celestial bodies were made for signs, seasons, days, and years (Genesis 1:14), not for other forms of life.

For more arguments against the existence of aliens, check out what AiG astronomy researcher Dr. Danny Faulkner has to say:

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