SHORT COMMUNICATIONS 36.
U.F.O.’s and Religious Beliefs
A recent survey question put to a group of people asked them if they believed in O.F. O.’s and alien beings. Around 78% of people surveyed said “yes”. However, the U.S. government denies that U.F.O’s and alien beings who operate them exists to the dismay, of popular belief. And the print, radio, and television media totally ignore this subject.
Well, a very recent event at Stevenville, Texas, witnessed by hundreds of people forced the medias to report the event, there in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. That brought U.F.O.’s and alien beings into focus, AND it forced the U.S. Air Force to admit that it monitored the event, there in Stevenville, Texas. At first the Air Force denied that they sent fighter jets to the area. Later they admitted they sent 10 fighter jets to monitor the event, about 48 hrs. later.
The general thinking is that the U.S. government and the military believe that the general public in the U.S. would not be able to handle the truth about this possibility. So the media and the military keep mum on this subject. They feel that our way of life and the economy would be very negatively affected, and that our religious beliefs would be greatly changed.
The question is how would the knowledge of U.F.O’s and aliens, should they exist, affect your religious beliefs, specifically? The answer might be that anyone properly grounded in contemporary religious beliefs would more than likely not be affected. Why? Because they believe they were created by God in His image and likeness, that He was crucified and died for them so that the gates of Heaven would be open to them. Properly grounded Christians know that no one in heaven resembles an alien. Jesus, His Mother, Mary, the Angels, Saints, and saved souls look like us, not aliens. (Maybe in Hell they do, which brings up a belief that aliens are demons.) And a large number of people think that U.F.O.’s are man-made and part of the U.S. government´s secret activities. It´s debateable how U.F.O.´s and aliens would affect our lives and way of life. And it’s very hard, also, to know to what degree. So far there is no definitive proof that aliens and their crafts exist, and until our government or scientists give us some concrete proof, we can’t get too exited about this subject. But there always exist what if….
Since God is God and God can do anything He wishes, it is possible that U.F.O.’s and aliens do exist, and that aliens look like they are portrayed to look like. The talk on radio talk shows is that aliens do not resemble humans or even talk or act like humans. Therefore, it is also doubtful that they any immortality like human souls do. And since no immortals are seen in the afterlife that look like aliens, that seems to be proof enough. Keeping this in mind and what mentioned in paragraph 4, that we were created in the image and likeness of God, that we are immortal after human death, and that we have and share a very happy afterlife if we die in the friendship of the Lord. So, let us go on with life as we know and understand it and not be encumbered under the weight of many what if’s. And let us thank God for everything as it is and show our gratitude through living a good Christian Life. And let us be very thankful that we are not aliens, especially, if in reality they do exist.