“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork”
Light Echo from Star V838 Monocerotis-December 17, 2002 • NASA
Superman came from the planet Krypton. Mr. Spock is from
the planet Vulcan. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from Kashyyyk.
Movies, television programs, and books tell us of worlds and
life forms in far away galaxies.
But is any of it true? Could there really be aliens in outer space?
What can we learn from the Bible?
- God created the universe and everything in it in six days
around 6,000 years ago. So if there are aliens out there,
they are part of God’s creation and not the products of
millions of years of evolution.
- The Bible does not mention alien life forms. If extraterrestrials
did exist, we might expect the Bible to reveal
something about them, or tell us to expect a visit from
- God placed a curse on the entire universe after Adam
sinned (Genesis 3, Romans 8:18–22). So if there were other
beings out there, they would also be suffering from the
effects of our sin.
- God created the sun, moon, stars, and other planets with
special purposes (Genesis 1:14). The sun gives the earth
light during the day. The moon gives the earth light during
The stars and other heavenly bodies mark off the seasons
and years, and provide special signs for those on earth.
Remember the special star that led the wisemen to Jesus?
The earth has a very special place in the universe. God
designed the heavenly bodies to support life on earth.
- The Bible’s message is about how God has dealt with humans
since the beginning. Jesus became a man and came
to earth to die for the sin of mankind
(1 Corinthians 15:1–4)—not for a race of alien beings. He is
preparing a place in heaven for His children—
not for a race of extraterrestrials.
It’s fascinating to learn about the heavens
God created to glorify Himself and for our good.
It’s amazing to think that God knows the number of
stars in the universe. He has given each one a name!
But, could Luke Skywalker ever bump into Yoda
on Dagobah? Is there intelligent life somewhere out
there on a planet far, far away? It seems very unlikely,
based on what the Bible does tell us. And, after 100 years
of searching the skies for signs of life, not one real live
alien has been found!
Instead of believing in beings who probably don’t
exist, we need to trust in the One who made the
heavens and the earth—the Creator God who
offers us salvation through Jesus Christ.