Where Is Everybody?

on August 12, 2009

So far, no one has discovered life on other planets or detected any radio signals from aliens. Secular astronomers continue to search for life on other worlds, but they have found only rocks and inanimate matter. Their radio searches are met with silence. Since there are quite possibly billions of planets in our galaxy, and since in the secular view these are all accidents, it seems likely that some of these should have had the right conditions for life to evolve. And if some of these worlds are billions of years older than ours, then intelligent life should have evolved on at least a portion of them long ago. The entire universe should have countless numbers of technologically superior civilizations. Yet we find no evidence of these civilizations. Where is everybody?

What about UFOs?

If there is no alien life out there, then what explains UFOs (unidentified flying objects)? The German magazine Focus reported, “90 percent of UFO reports turn out to be humbug, but there is a residual 10% which are not easy to dismiss.” (The “humbug” sightings were of natural objects, such as heavenly bodies, special clouds, and ball lightning, and of man-made objects such as glowing blimps.)

What about the other ten percent? We should never forget that the Bible tells us about another reality—the devil and his demons. The devil is called the “prince of the power of the air” in Ephesians 2:2. There is also a host of angels serving mankind on the earth. Perhaps some of these unexplained things are being done by Satan to help deceive people on the earth into thinking more about aliens than about God. Or perhaps sometimes we get a glimpse of the heavenly warfare going on between angels and demons.

These unexplained sightings of things should not change the things we do know—that God created the earth and that He created men to serve and worship Him.

Adapted from The Bible and Modern Astronomy, Part 2 and Are Ets & UFOs Real? by Dr. Jason Lisle and God and the Extraterrestrials by Dr. Werner Gitt.