Do you believe in aliens or ETs?
A couple of days ago I watched a documentary entitled: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind. The heart of this film was not about whether or not extra-terrestrials exist. While it did lightly brush upon the idea that aliens are real, this documentary assumed its viewer was already a believer in aliens and presented numerous footage of encounters with extra-terrestrials. In short, it explained who ETs are, and why they are essential, and it offered practical ways for us as humans to interact with them.
Steve Greer, the main voice of the documentary and ET guru, maintains that we as humans are not “the only part of the story”. According to Greer, our society has fallen prey to a false narrative that humans are the main character of life. There are no other worlds or people. We live and die as hopeless nothings, and that is that. Greer, completely opposed to this, believes there are other worlds—more importantly, other civilizations— that are far more advanced than us. The beings from these civilizations want to be our friends; they want to help us. But in order for them to do that, we have to let them in. We have to invite them to come. Those things this world calls ‘aliens’ are smarter and cooler beings from other worlds at our service. They are nice, really. Greer assures us of that.
But how exactly can they help us? Greer mentioned that ‘god’, ‘spirit’, and ‘magic’ are just a few of the words that humans have used throughout history to describe that universal force that binds us together. It is all about our relationship with a larger reality—our consciousness. Besides aiding us in the progression of sophisticated technologies, Greer holds firmly to the belief that ETs can help us develop our consciousness. According to Greer, human relationships and experiences are not enough, and we must anchor ourselves in something deeper. So, ET experiences can assist us in knowing who we really are in relation to our surroundings, our thoughts, and our words. Greer believes we must learn to work with ETs, learn from them, and learn with them. Those are the keys to a better life in this world and achieving a higher state of consciousness. That is what enlightens us about our importance as human beings. Through the knowledge of ETs, we have a purpose. Then, after we have awakened to the incredible possibilities of human-ET relationships, we are to become representatives of that new understanding. In the words of Steve Greer, we are to become “ambassadors of the universe.”
Clearly, Greer portrays ETs as the answer to human problems, the fill for the void all humans possess, and the source of human happiness/fulfillment. Here’s my analysis of his claims:
Firstly, it is true that humans are not the only existing creatures (along with animals, of course). The Bible makes known to us the presence of spiritual beings. Namely, in the spiritual realm, there resides (1) Satan and the fallen angels, who were all cast out of heaven for their disobedience against God, and (2) God and a whole host of heavenly creatures.
Secondly, throughout history, many have talked, written, and sung about the things that unite all people no matter their backgrounds. However, whether it be romance, kindness, smiles, or laughter, all these are only short-term bonding agents for the deep void within every man and woman. As the old adage says, “It’s like trying to put a Bandaid on a bullet hole.” Put plainly, those remedies just don’t last. They can’t last. On the dark side, the universal condition that all humans share is their sinfulness and depravity against the Lord. That leaves a giant hole. On the bright side, however, all humans can share in getting their sinfulness erased and becoming a child of God. Then they will be joined to the greatest unity of people ever— the worldwide church of God. All they must do is put their faith in Jesus and his finished work on the cross.
Thirdly, it is also true that human relationships cannot truly satisfy the human soul and that we must be anchored to something deeper. But...that ‘deeper’ something is not an ET or an alien or some weird green man from outer space! When people pursue such ridiculous, drastic ideologies, it simply reminds me just how desperate we all are to find answers for that longing within us. It is simply a fact of life that each human is on a mission to find fulfillment somehow. We try to do anything to make us happy or distract ourselves from the pain of our unhappiness. But no amount of recognition, acceptance, drugs, sex, food, or entertainment will ever be enough to plug the giant leak in each of our souls. The only thing that satisfies us is not a ‘thing’ at all. He is God. His name is Jesus; His name is Father; His name is Holy Spirit. Knowing God and being known by God is the filler for the hole left by the curse. It is the only way we will ever find joy and purpose in this life.
Fourthly, in Romans 1:25 we read of a people who took to creature worship rather than Creator worship. That is, they worshipped what God had made (creation) and not God Himself, who made those things (Creator). Whatever the UFOs are—whether they be some weird weather phenomenon or evil spiritual beings—they are below God because they were created by God. A demon’s supernatural powers may be greater than ours, but ultimately they are not a higher power. God is still higher. They are not worthy to be praised. They are not worthy of one to give their life to them. They cannot give anyone purpose. They are mere creations. God is the highest. Plus, in the end, all of creation (as well as the fallen angels) will get burned up. So, would it be wiser to place our trust and confidence in something that will only last for a relatively short time, or in a God who will live forever? Spare yourself the trouble of answering—the Bible tells us straight up:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:16-19, KJV
All who trust in any thing or person or entity other than God are utterly lost. Believers in Christ should pray that those who are lost will be returned to the Father—that He will open their eyes, show them their hopelessness apart from Him, soften their hearts, grant them repentance, and bring them safely into His fold.
“For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, ESV
In the Lord,
T. S. S
Documentary, free to watch on Amazon Prime Video