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By   •   June 19, 2006

Q:

What does the Bible say (if anything) about life on other planets? Or does it forbid us to believe there might be intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? I can't believe God would go to all the trouble of making such a vast universe and then not using it for anything.


A:

There may be intelligent life on other planets—but if so, the Bible doesn’t mention it. If there is, it is because God put them there (just as He put us here), and their purpose is to glorify and serve God (just as ours is).

While it’s interesting to speculate about life on other planets, it’s important to remember that God is everywhere, and although our planet is very small, God has not forgotten us. He made us, and He provided for us by making the world so it would sustain life. Never forget the opening verses of the Bible: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. … God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:1, 31).

But something happened to the perfect world that God created—and that “something” was sin. Adam and Eve walked with God—but in time they gave in to the temptations of Satan, and they turned their backs on God. And when they did, sin—like a lethal cancer—destroyed their fellowship with God and brought death to the human race.

But God did not abandon us! God loves us, and He was determined to bring us back to Himself. He did this by coming down to earth in the person of His Son, Jesus, who died so we could live. Do you know the God of the universe in a personal way? You can, by opening your heart to Jesus Christ today.

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5 Comments

  1. Karen says:

    That’s an awesome answer! My 14-year-old’s love for space and the planets brought me to this query. Specifically the issue of whether there is life anywhere other than earth. I always rely on my Bible to answer questions I don’t know how to answer and this was the best I could have wished to find.
    Thank you.

  2. Lori Marie Flynn says:

    I’ve loved Billy Graham since I was a child. He spoke and I was moved. I miss his revivals.

  3. Robin Robinson says:

    Who are the “sons of God” in Job, and in Genisis, if not life from other worlds?

    1. MeMa says:

      Hi Brenda – Let the Word of God define itself, in John 1:12 – But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: and in Romans 8:14 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Sons of God throughout the Word of God are believers.

  4. Brenda Price says:

    Hello, My Name is Brenda and im a Pastors wife/Evangelist I have grown with god since a Very early age in life. Since Billy Graham has Came on ive allways kept his Ministry`s Close to Heart as a True Leader and Teacher. Thanks Alot and I Pray to have Feed back asap!
    God Bless and have a Wonderful Day!.

    -Brenda