Will Aliens Save Us From Ourselves?
By John W. Milor
Being an avid student of UFOlogy, I frequently hear a recurring theme among UFO activists. “The aliens will come”, they say, “and help us achieve world peace”. Isn’t this some sort of secret hope that many people have concerning intelligent life in the universe?
People heavily involved in the New Age have their own terminology. “They created us, and will soon return to help us realize our full potential. They will lead us into a New Age of enlightenment; they will help us to evolve into a greater existence.” The movie, “Mission to Mars”, is yet another example of this message being fed to the public.
How will the aliens do this? Advocates of these “prophecies” believe the “aliens” will provide humanity with advanced technology in every scientific field of study, and a philosophy of peace and tolerance that will unite all the people of the world into one global government, economic system, and religion. War, most New Ager’s claim, will be replaced with peace and harmony – hence the term, “New Age”.
This sounds good. It’s catching on, too–especially in Hollywood. Why does it sound so good? It sounds right, because it contains many elements of truth. Consider the fact that when Jesus returns, He will unite all the people of the world into one global government, economic system, and religion, (actually relationship–but that’s another story). War will be replaced with peace and harmony. Furthermore, He (Jesus) will translate, (similar to evolve), His followers into a new nature where there is no death, sorrow, or pain. All there will be are peace, love, and joy!
New Ager’s aren’t really all that different than Christians in many of their desires–they want the same end result. The means in which that result is achieved, however, makes all the difference in the world.
What does the Bible have to say about aliens returning to the Earth, and claiming to be the creators, or gods of humanity if you will? What does the Bible say about giving heed to such beings, and accepting their help, to become gods ourselves? Let’s pull out the magnifying glass.
1If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 essentially says the same thing as the above passage. What does this have to do with the previously mentioned New Age philosophy? Everything!
For starters, the primary messages purported by the New Age concerning aliens are broken down into two primary concepts, which are listed as follows:
· Aliens created humanity, and are responsible for humanity’s genetic evolution.
· Aliens will help humanity to evolve, in order to reach their fullest – godlike potential.
The two passages of scripture I quoted plainly state that any message that implies we go after other gods is a deception. If aliens, or any created beings claim to have created humanity, those beings are deceivers, because they are claiming to be gods. Genesis chapter one clearly establishes the fact that the Elohim that said “Let there be light,” is also the same Elohim that created man, and breathed life into him. (By the way, this “Elohim” is God–in His full nature as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. He is not a group of created beings, as some scholars of this passage of scripture claim, emphasizing the plural form of the word “Elohim”).
Furthermore, John 14:6 clearly outlines that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and that there is no way to God the Father except by His Son Jesus Christ. To believe that aliens, angels, or any entity will help mankind evolve into a New Age, is to believe that there is another way to God other than Jesus Christ.
Honestly, if there were any other way to help humanity out of its problems, the Father would’ve opted for it when His Son asked if it were possible for His cup [which referred to his burden of going to the cross] be taken from him. Being the essence of Love, it must have been a hard decision to allow His own Son to be brutally murdered. (That’s an understatement). It should be obvious why it might upset the Father that anyone would even try to conceive that there might be any other way to Him.
Some become upset with Jesus’ statement that there is no way to the Father except through Him. They accuse Jesus of being exclusive. I am compelled to point out, however, that Jesus is ALL INCLUSIVE, rather than exclusive. He died for everyone who chooses to come to Him, not just a few. In no case will He turn anyone down that comes to Him.
For others interested in the field of UFOlogy, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of John 14:6. Believing in the existence of aliens is one thing, but giving them credit for creating humanity, and accepting anything they may have to offer that will evolve humanity is quite another.
If aliens ever do publicly announce their presence in the Earth–beware. They may be able to prove many things. Perhaps they do come from other worlds, and can prove it. But if they begin to pour out any of the philosophies I’ve outlined here, please keep Deuteronomy 13:1-4 and 18:20-22 on the tips of your tongues!