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If there is intelligent life on other planets, does God care about those creatures as much as He does us, whatever they are like? Did Jesus have to visit those planets also, so they could learn about God?


The Bible doesn’t tell us whether or not there is intelligent life on other planets–although I find nothing in the Bible that would exclude the possibility.

But if there is life on other planets, then God created that life, for God created everything. As the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…. Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array” (Genesis 1:1; 2:1). Furthermore, if there are beings on other planets that have souls and can know God, then God created them in His image, just as He did us. And you can be sure that He has somehow made it possible for them to know Him.

We may never know for sure if there is life on other planets; the distances to other star systems are almost unimaginably vast. But we do know this: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1). And we also know that God sees us and knows all about us; as Jesus said, “even the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30).

It’s interesting to speculate about life on other planets. But God is concerned about our lives right now–as we should be. Have you put your trust in Christ, and are you living for Him? If so, some day you will go to be with Him–and all your questions will be answered.

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  1. Bernard says:


  2. Tugumisirize Solomon says:

    For sure. God bless you abundantly because this has been a stumbling block before my spiritual life, but now I am relieved.

  3. Louis Johnson says:

    It’s amazing what God is capable of and how He works in our lives. He is my Savior and King. He is the Word and Life. He is the Alpha and Omega. Forever and ever.

  4. Rafal says:

    Amen jesus will come back and take his people.

  5. Simona says:

    As close to perfect as an answer to a question like this could be,I think. Thank you.

  6. Mick says:

    We’re told Jesus was born in Bethlehem, died in Jerusalem, etc. Wouldn’t people on a planet 100,000 light years away from Earth find it implausible that Jesus traveled from Bethlehem to their planet, visited for a while, then went back to Jerusalem to be crucified?

  7. Jeff DeWitt says:

    This is something I’ve wondered about, the universe is so mind mindbogglingly vast I can’t believe God created all this just for us. I’m convinced there is other intelligent life out there and so why would God deny them the opportunity to be saved? If there is ever a time when we get to find out about alien civilizations it will be fascinating to compare their religions with ours. I would not be at all surprised to find that Christ visited them too, of course as one of them, even if they are something as bizarre as looking like a cross between a whale and a blimp.

    1. Simona says:

      Awesome! I’ve often pictured almost exactly what you wrote.