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Depends on how UFO is being defined. Extra-terrestrial? God and his angels are also extra-terrestrial! But, I assume you are meaning life outside of Earth, but not including heavenly beings. In which case, then, these cases you mentioned aren't "UFO's" In the first example, the things being referred to can be seen in verse one: Now it came to pass in ...


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The Bible really doesn't have anything to say on the subject one way or another. Historical writings suggest that some of early Christians believed that this world is only one of many that God has created, and particularly among Gnostic sects there were all sorts of interesting ideas on the subject, (for example, that the many worlds that God had created ...


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints mentions other worlds in their scripture. Doctrine and Covenants 76:23-24 23 For we saw him [Jesus], even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father— 24 That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the ...


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There is NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER that such a thing is true. The Pope is, indeed, working on an encyclical, scheduled for release probably June 2015; but its subject is the environment (see for example this PDF on the website of the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops). The Catholic Church has no stand on the actual existence of life outside of Earth; it does ...


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[In case of necessity], [a]nyone [, even a non-baptized person, with the required intention], can baptize [CIC, can. 861.2.], provided he use water and the correct [Trinitarian baptismal] form[ula]: "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen." [cf. CCC V. WHO CAN BAPTIZE?, 1256] In the case of extraterrestrials, ...


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In the link you cite, the Pope does not say he would baptize aliens. He is using the idea of Martians wanting to be baptized as an analogy to the strangeness Peter experienced when Gentiles wanted to be baptized in Acts 10. It's just a metaphor.


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There is an interesting article at the Center for Science and Culture website pertaining to Christians and their belief in extra-terrestrials. Notably, Seventh Day Adventists founder Ellen White believed in aliens. She taught that there are unfallen people living on other planets. She wrote about one vision she had of Jupiter: "the inhabitants [of ...


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This is not an answer but a scientific clarification, please delete if inappropriate. But since the OP asked (correct me if I'm wrong) Lights on earth are only visible from space if you are very close. The only planets we can actually "see" are the ones in our solar system. As far as we know these don't carry any life at all With the aid of Kepler ...


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I had this question myself a few years back, and spent quite a while reading through the Bible to get an answer. What I found was that there is no explicit mention of other life in the universe apart from what is on earth and the spiritual/heavenly realm. And by spiritual realm I mean a wide category of creation mentioned in the Bible, from angels to demons ...


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Firstly, anything and everything regarding "other planets" is speculation. The Bible is entirely silent on the matter. That includes the question of whether or not there is intelligent life on other planets. Scientists disagree on that question, as do theologians; most theologians, I gather, would say that there probably is not. But let's assume for the sake ...


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As far as I can tell, the Bible is silent on the question of life that lives somewhere other than earth, with one exception -- angels. Several passages in the Bible refer to the stars of heaven and the angels interchangeably, and other passages discuss angels in heaven or cast out of heaven to the earth. Genesis 28:12, Judges 5:20, Job 38:7, Psalm 8:4-5, ...


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The Bible as we have it doesn't give an absolute answer to the idea of life on other planets. I say "as we have it" simply because the books of the bible have changed throughout history. Some argue that John 10:16 and first chapter of Ezekiel suggest life outside our planet and even possible visitation. Others would argue that the omission of life being ...


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I think Pastor Doug makes a great case for life on other worlds: http://www.amazingfacts.org/news-and-features/news/id/528/bible-answers-with-pastor-doug.aspx He highlights the idea that perhaps were the one fallen planet of many: “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and ...


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The only verse I have ever heard being taken to mean this is John 10:16 - and that was humorously, not seriously. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.


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The Bible makes no obvious reference to aliens, and most people (including myself) think it makes no reference at all to aliens. I think it is unlikely that God created life outside Earth for two reasons: Scientific: because of the Fermi paradox which says essentially that if there is extra terrestrial life we should have seen evidence of it by now. ...


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Here is one of the most remarkable descriptive passages in scripture. If you believe in flying saucers, then you may think Ezekiel is describing one here. However, the other elements in the narrative rule out the idea of a flying saucer controlled by aliens from another planet. Cherubim and a Throne In this portion, Ezekiel sees four four-faced cheribim ...


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The Bible never explicitly refers to anything other than the angels and life on earth. This does not necessarily demand that there is no life elsewhere. It does suggest, however, that it was not important for us to know. There is one passage which some have referenced as perhaps suggesting that there is life on another planet. That is in John 10:16 ...


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Introduction: If the pope had the authority, would he have posed the question? Answering from Church Tradition. What guides the Church in every age is to refer back, through the Church Fathers, to the Apostolic Age [Divine public revelation was closed]. cf. St. Vincent of Lerins: The "Vincentian Canon", AD 434: (3) Now in the Catholic Church itself we ...


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LDS view: In D&C 76:24, speaking of the Son of God, it reads: 24 That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God. And in DC 76:41-43, it says: 41 That he came into the world, even Jesus, to be crucified for the world, and to bear the sins of ...


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Since "son" is a human term, the possibility that God could have sent messengers or even his own offspring to other planets with intelligent life is very real. Jesus Christ was God's only begotten "son," not some word for offspring that they use on other planets. Of course, it is all speculation about life on other planets, and perhaps some forum members ...


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The bible acknowleges only earth as a planet with intelligent life, the beginning of the (physical) creative works with life. I appreciate your enthusiasm and imagination! 1 earth - such a big cosmos out there! It makes you wonder if physical creation has a future beyond our planet! Back down to earth though (pun intended) many believe "Wisdom" in this ...



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