life on mars?

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  1. massdak

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    if life is on mars will that prove or disprove any scripture?
    do we have any reference to life on other planets in the bible?
    will liberals use this mars mission for their agenda to discredit Christians?
     
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    I don't know about the third question, but life on other planets is not mentioned in the Bible. Some Christians believe that there is no one "out there." Personally, I don't think finding life on other worlds would contradict Scripture, although it would raise some interesting theological questions.
     
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    Interesting questions? A lot of scripture wouldn't make sense. Or wouldn't ring quite true.
    I say there is none there.
     
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    Hmmph. Angels are alive and Angels are not native to earth. Therefore life outside of earth is scriptural.

    Details such as whether or not they live on planets are unimportant to the grand concept.
     
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    Not the samething as aliens beings on other planets.
     
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    Neither. The Bible was written for us humans.

    There are no biblical references, because there are no references to other planets (the bible writers thought the planets were stars).
    Probably not, but hyperconservative conspiracy theorists will likely use it to discredit NASA by saying that any discoveries of life were "covered up" (a la the "face" on Mars, which turned out to be a mountain formation).
     
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    My daughter once asked me if I thought there was life on other planets, I told her I didnt think so but if there was God put them there.
     
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    Based on the race of Adam and the redemption of Christ for the human race, there cannot be other human or human-like life on other planets.

    Two older books deal with this issue and can give us an historical perspective.

    Von Daniken, "Chariots of the Gods" -
    Promoting the idea of life on other planets who visited earth in past days.

    Clifford Wilson, "Crash Go the Chariots" -
    Wilson does a great job of totally discrediting Von Daniken's book and giving a biblical perspective. [​IMG]
     
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    BTW - Erik Von Daniken (Chariots of the Gods) has been discredited as a fraud long before the aforementioned book. Much of his claims about archeology have been debunked big time. For example, he had a photo in one of his books that was of a large "crop circle" type line etched on the granite floor of a valley. He claimed it was a possible landing site for space craft that might have visited earth thousands of years ago. Years later, someone else took photos of the same etching, the "cirgle" turned out to be part of a larger etching. The circle was a knee joing in a huge etching of a bird that was etched on the granite floor.

    His theories about the pyramids requiring alien technology has also been debunked, thanks to a Boston granite specialist and stone mason, who went to Egypt, hired local help, supplied them with local tools, and built from scratch a pyramid (on a smaller scale). He surmised that the building of the pyramids could easily be done given the technology of the day, without overly sophisticated tools or equipment.
     
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    Why is it assumed that if there is life on other planets, it is in any way humoid or intelligent. Life on other planets would be animals, would not have a fall, a sin nature, an eternal soul, etc, just like our planet, and wouldn't make any difference one way or the other to the Bible.
     
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    Would life on other planets be under the curse?

    The position one takes in the age of the earth debates effects how one would respond to this question.

    Rob
     
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    All of creation is under the curse, so yes, they too would be subjected.
     
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    Humor me and suppport your statement biblically. [​IMG]

    Rob
     
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    Pete, you are correct!


    Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

    All of the heavens and earth will be destroyed one day:

    II Peter 3:
    3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

    4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

    5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

    6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

    7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

    10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

    12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

    13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

    16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

    17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

    18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.


    Also:
    Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
     
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    Thanks! All I could think of was the Romans 8 verse. [​IMG]

    Rob
     

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