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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Paul3144, Sep 24, 2010.
If God had created space aliens, would they be affected by original sin?
I suppose so since all of creation is affected by sin.
Christians are aliens from another world. :smilewinkgrin:
Good one. :thumbsup:
No. They would not be in the line of Adam so they would not be effected.
All would, except for Arminian Romulans.
And I'm not sure about 3-point Calvinist Vulcans.
The Borg, however? They resisted for a while...but then realized it was futile.
Yeah, I think the borg were eventually assimilated weren't they?
You have just provided incontrovertible proof that Romulans and Vulcans are related. After all, 3 pt Calvinists *are* Arminians
In response to the OP... If my uncle were a female would he be my aunt?
I believe CS Lewis was asked about this once and replied it is a mistake to believe they aren't under the same judgment as humanity.
Something like that...
Besides all "space aliens" are just demons sent here to make us not believe...like dinosaur bones...
In the words of that famous 3-point Calvinist Spock, "You are not being logical." Every 3-point Vulcan would be a 5-pointer when you add the ears.
NO... No.. no... the Borg are the original Calvinists... think about it....
"You WILL be assimilated!".. No choice to join the borg.. you must join!
BTW, our Prime Directive is found in the last verses of Matthew.
Only if your nephew were your niece.... and that only happens in WV!!! LOL
Read Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis.
“Your understanding of the inspiration of Scripture is utterly astounding!” Mel
Why thank you Mel!
When I was a kid, I was SURE that John 10:16 was talking about intelligent life on other planets. I mean, of course it couldn't have been something as mundane as Jews and Gentiles.
OBVIOUSLY, "not of this fold" means not of this planet. And in the end, whatever circumstances happened on those other planets and how God particularly revealed himself to those alien civilizations that He had created, Jesus was assuring us that in the end He was the savior of all possible worlds, all His sheep in all worlds/folds would hear His voice, He is the only shepherd, and we'd all be folded into eternity together in one fold.
While we don't know for sure if God created these other aliens in His image like us, we know for sure that they will have knees and tongues of some sort so they can all bow their knees and confess with their tongues that Jesus Christ Is Lord!!
And then as I grew up and believed more of what I read in God's Word than what tradition taught, I realized this Western Platonic notion of souls winging off to ethereal heaven was bunk and that Revelation 21 is pretty specific that eternity is in resurrected bodies in New Jerusalem in a New Earth after the old passed away.
So, I guess in the same manner that Mary is blessed among women, humans on Earth here are blessed among all civilizations of sheep because our fold/planet is the one that will be remade and all those green and gray and pointy eared sheep get to come be in the one fold with us.
I have to stop. But seriously...when I was a young lad, I really did wonder if the other folds meant other worlds and intelligent civilizations that God had created too which he would save.
Exactly, but very possibly they would also would have fallen by the temptations of the Devil.
Everything that has been created has been affected by sin. All of creation groans in expectation of redemption.
Romans 8:21-22 Because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.
I think that you miss' the point. The angles are created and they are not effected directly. Yes we can assume that they morn over the fall and look forward for redemption, but there are no space alliens and if there were there is no reason that they would be effected. They would know nothing of the fall and would not be effected directly.
Animals are not in the line of Adam and they are affected.