It was not a question I was expecting this afternoon when I went to the country club to play a round of golf. One of our new employees was asking me about my Titleist golf cap with the Roswell Alien logo on the side.
I don’t believe in space aliens and said as much. But I had to think about it and I have to admit that some of my bad shots this afternoon were because my mind was preoccupied with the question. The rest of my bad shots were due to the fact that I’m just a bad golfer. I do have a long game now, but my short game still sends me into the triple bogey range and beyond.
But back to the question at hand. Do aliens truly exist? One of the things my coworker said was that the report by so many around the world of coming into contact with aliens always seems to be the same report. For her, this was proof of the existence of aliens and she believed there are aliens.
A lot of people believe in aliens. Remember, I lived in Roswell, N.M., for almost 2 years and I got to meet a lot of the true believers in the crash that took place in 1947.
Here are the facts: there was a crash. A farmer saw it. He thought they were aliens. The government hushed it up. The farmer was carted off for two months and when he came back, was never the same. The military officials who were involved also were suddenly transferred.
Those are some of the facts of the incident. It was never proven that the crash was an alien space ship or that it had aliens on board. There were four bodies, but what or who we don’t know.
Because of the coverup, it has led many to believe that the bodies were space aliens, even though there was never any evidence put forth to prove such a theory. Just the fact that the government wasn’t entirely open with the entire ordeal as spawned an entirely new industry in the sales of plastic green men.
So what are we to believe? I do believe there was a crash of some kind, but it was more of a top-secret nature and involved only a test vehicle that didn’t work.
Yet, this is not the only story that lead people to believe in aliens. So what gives?
Personally, I think that what all the stories add up to is demonic activity. According to Paul, the Gentiles were sacrificing to demons when they thought they were sacrificing to gods. Paul writes, Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.
He identified the power behind the pagan gods, it was demonic in nature.
I believe the same is true for our modern-day aliens. I don’t have any proof for it, but this is what I believe. All the alien sightings are nothing more the demons working towards given people a belief in something other than the Triune God. And it is working.
You have what seems like perfectly reasonable people who believe more in aliens, with the little evidence we have, instead of believing in Christ, with all the evidence we have there. I also believe that those who believe in aliens are sincere in their belief. However, their belief will end in nothing because there is no salvation found in the aliens, even though many who believe in aliens, believe that eventually the aliens will come around and bring a form of salvation. It will be a counterfeit salvation, but they believe it to be real.
So, do I believe in aliens? Not really. I believe it is demonic activity and the demons behind it are attempting to lure the unsuspecting into believing a lie. That is what you would expect from demons. They take after their father the devil, who is the father of lies, according to Jesus Christ. He is the risen Savior and all will be subjected to His judgment, both demons and the lost.
Whereas the faith of those who believe in aliens is hearsay and gossip, the faith of true Christians is in the person and promises of Christ because even if there were real aliens from outer space, they would need a Savior just as much as we do.
Now, I really need to work on my short game.