What is an overview of the various opinions on whether alien life forms are saved and can go to heaven?

I would accept the idea that this has not been substantially discussed as an answer if that is the case. However I have found that there is some opinion on this within the Jehovah's witness community and there is evidence that the Pope would baptise aliens suggesting that the Catholic church must have some view on the matter.

  • Would be surprised as revelation does not mention aliens. – user13992 Dec 1 '14 at 6:43
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    I rather thought that at the very least the LDS would have a view on it as I understand it they have other inhabited planets in their cosmology but then I often misunderstand LDS views. – Reluctant_Linux_User Dec 1 '14 at 9:14
  • I've added some more information to this question, hopefully this improves it. – Reluctant_Linux_User Dec 1 '14 at 9:20
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    Judging by Youtube comments, most of the world's population are atheists, 9/11 was an inside job and women are solely to be considered according to their attractiveness to heterosexual males. – Reluctant_Linux_User Dec 2 '14 at 17:43
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    @davidbrainerd The point is not to do with who has the most education and more than Youtube comments are dominated by trolls and people with minority opinions who think they've got a megaphone. I've worshiped at a number of protestant churches during my lifetime and had many conversations about the Pope and Catholicism there and indeed have talked about the possibility of aliens and the theological implications of their existence. Nobody has ever mentioned the theory you have. No church I am aware of holds this view. It looks like a crazy conspiracy theory on Youtube of which there are many. – Reluctant_Linux_User Dec 5 '14 at 8:57

The question is purely hypothetical, and would seem to fall under Paul's admonition in 1 Timothy 1:4 to avoid "...attention to fables..., which cause debates rather than godly edifying, which is in faith."

  1. As of now--April 12, 2020--there is no evidence of life anywhere else in the universe.

    • There is an abundance of astro-biologists and other scientists that insist there "must be" extra-terrestrial life; however, I think intellectual honesty would conclude such a claim is a matter of faith.

    • Establishing whether there is alien life will be more difficult than examining whether they can be saved and go to heaven.

  2. If such life exists; and, if that life is intelligent enough to comprehend the Gospel; and, if we can communicate back and forth with that life within a reasonable amount of time; then, your question will take on greater urgency and significance.

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    The biggest ifs are "IF these alien life forms are identical to humanity in every way and IF they have been spiritually ruined by sin in the same way as us so that the Son of God taking upon himself humanity and bearing our sins in His body on the tree would actually prove efficacious for them..." If they are dissimilar to us in any way, baptizing them would only get them wet. – Mike Borden Apr 13 at 13:22

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