Creation Ministries International Says: Prepare Ye The Way—The Holy Aliens Are Coming!
Popular fantasy becomes cultural ‘fact’
by Gary Bates
Recently there has been an accelerated ‘wave’ of UFO hysteria sweeping the globe, and many supporters have contacted us asking for comments. Later in this article, the recent claims are highlighted and addressed. Because we have written much in recent years about the growing popularity of what is commonly called the UFO phenomenon, this article will only briefly touch on what underpins this cultural phenomenon. Many of our original arguments and explanations are still relevant to these new speculative claims that appear in the media. This article provides many links to relevant articles already on creation.com, and we recommend spending time reading and researching these links and articles before commenting on this one (particularly before writing in, per the feedback rules of this site). It is impossible to cover every question raised by this phenomenon in one article, so for a comprehensive and up-to-date treatise we recommend the latest edition of the best-seller Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection (AI) which has new first-hand research, or visit the aliens/UFOs section of our site.
Christianity redefined and replaced
Belief in extraterrestrial life has effectively become a new religion for many, replacing traditional belief. For example, the sociologist Gerald Eberlein stated:
“ … research has shown that people who are not affiliated with any church, but who claim that they are religious, are particularly susceptible to the possible existence of extraterrestrials. For them, UFOlogy is a substitute religion.”1
A close examination of the phenomenon shows that it also provides a perfect substitute ‘replacement theology’ for the big picture Creation > Fall > Redemption > Restoration aspects of Christianity. Much of the UFO literature seeks to:
Replace the Creator God with aliens, even claiming the Bible is actually referring to these ETs and not God.
Substitute the Fall for an environmentalist catastrophe or message. I.e. the aliens will not allow us to destroy ourselves and ‘mother earth’ as we are allegedly doing.
The ETs will be the saviours of mankind and will rescue the earth in the process. They even have rapture-type events predicted for the future.
There will be a restoration of the Earth or the ‘true (UFO) believers’ will be transported to a new Edenic or Nirvana type planet that has not yet been corrupted.