Does Water = Life?

on March 6, 2017

Life as we know it depends on water. Scientists who accept evolutionary naturalism believe that if they find water, they will eventually find life. However, the existence of water elsewhere does not automatically translate into the existence of intelligent life outside of planet earth.

In fact, as we’ve seen elsewhere in this guide, it takes much more than liquid water for life to originate. And after 40 years of searching the skies for signs of life, not one real live alien has been found. Scientists have also found that there are many features that set the earth apart from other planets, and help us know that God created it to be inhabited (Isaiah 45:18).

Biblically, it doesn’t seem possible that life exists outside of our planet for the following reasons:

  • The Bible does not mention space alien life forms. If extra-terrestrials did exist, we might expect the Bible to reveal something about them, or tell us to expect a visit from them someday.
  • God placed a curse on the entire universe after Adam sinned. So if there were other beings out there, they would also be suffering from the effects of our sin. Additionally, when Jesus came to earth, He came as a man. Jesus didn’t become an alien. And He remains forever the God-man Jesus Christ.
  • God created the sun, moon, stars, and other planets with special purposes (Genesis 1:14–15). God designed the heavenly bodies to support life on earth. The earth has a very special place in the universe.
  • The whole of the Bible is centered on 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 a race of extraterrestrials.

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