Is there Life on Other Planets

Here’s a quick question for you. What if life was found on other planets. Would it change your concept of God and who He is? Does it matter? Would it have to be life that is in made in His image to matter?

I wonder this because Jon Cowart (NASA) tweeted that the Spacecraft Kepler continues on its way watching stars and finding new planets. Many are Earth-sized and are in the Goldilocks Zone. Meaning they the location of them are similar distances to their stars. Not too far. Not too close. Not too hot. Not too cold.

So… What do you think?

And on a completely unrelated note, Kevin Gilbert tweeted this today:

Kevin is referring to a gizmodo link about a UFO that was apparently caught by multiple cameras in Jerusalem.

Does it matter?

Would it change your view of who God is if there was found to be life elsewhere?

And while I’m at it… let me through this one out. Are Calvinists right or wrong?

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2 thoughts on “Is there Life on Other Planets

  1. No. It would not change my concept of God in the least if life were to be discovered on another planet. It may be life in God’s image, or perhaps only plant life would be discovered, or perhaps a form of life totally different from either plant or animal life may have evolved. In any case St. Augustine made the following very profound statement in the early years of Christianity:

    “In matters that are so obscure and far beyond our vision, we find in Holy Scripture passages which can be interpreted in very different ways without prejudice to the faith we have received. In such cases, we should not rush in headlong and so firmly take our stand on one side that, if further progress in the search for truth justly undermines this position, we too fall with it.”

    “Are Calvinists right or wrong?” you ask. I would say that like all other human constructs, they are right on some things and wrong on others. For example if the concept of predestination is interpreted to mean that the eternal destiny of everyone is already predetermined, I would call that complete non-sense.

    In any case, whether the topic is Calvinism, life on other planets, 6-day literal creation, or flat earth theory, Christians should learn from St. Augustine and not major on the minors. Why not merely commit ourselves to love God with all that is within us and be confident that the creator of the universe is not threaten by science.