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What will happen to Christianity when we finally confirm ET?

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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:53 PM
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Extra terrestrial life is not compatible with Christianity...

The belief that all life in the universe started here is fundamental to Christian belief structure...

Adam was the first man, created by God from dust... but before that...

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Life was created on the third day with the emergence of plants... except

More then likely, Life was in other places in the universe far before it was here...

So what happens to the belief structure when we finally meet and confirm the existence of intelligent life beyond this little blue rock?

Obviously its only a matter of time before we know for sure...

Will Christianity conform to reality?

Or

Will they consider them "devils" which I've heard so many times?

I wonder...


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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:55 PM
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E.T. as you call it is the "trump card" and already expected.

www.bibliotecapleyades.net...


ET = The Watchers


www.youtube.com...

www.youtube.com...
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:57 PM
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If and when that day ever comes then we all must...




Remember there is a chance that some forms of life could be discovered on other planetary bodies within ur solar system.


As for intelligent life well...err... I am not all that sure there is even a good example of it here on earth.
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

"the watchers" are already rejected as "alien" in Christianity... which is why the book of Enoch wasn't canonised

they consider them "angels" or at least Fallen angels




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Exactly. I believe it will happen and will be part of the great Deception.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: ccseagull

So you opt for considering them demons?




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:02 PM
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originally posted by: ccseagull
a reply to: infolurker

Exactly. I believe it will happen and will be part of the great Deception.



Yep, You are correct.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:06 PM
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I've always wondered why people say this...

What exactly makes Christianity exclusive to a non-alien existence and why would the existence of aliens invalidate Christian beliefs?



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:06 PM
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What if the aliens look like angels? More than that, what if they preach Christianity as we know it?

That's just what we need, aliens coming down & inflating the collective Christian ego.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:07 PM
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a reply to: Akragon
Christians are very good at modifying their interpretation of scripture to accommodate change.

I don't think the confirmation of alien life will harm their beliefs.

As for considering them 'devils'. Should they show up to our planet I think there is a good possibility the religious will freak out, assume it's the Biblical end of times, even if they show no signs of malevolence.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:08 PM
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originally posted by: coldkidc
I've always wondered why people say this...

What exactly makes Christianity exclusive to a non-alien existence and why would the existence of aliens invalidate Christian beliefs?


Technically it invalidates Judaic beliefs, but Christianity holds to the same book...

Which I've already explained in the OP... Life started here according to the bible




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:11 PM
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Have you ever heard of the gap theory? In gen one it says God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was void and without form. Isa says that God does not create in parts but in fullness. So there is a gap between gen 1 and gen 1 so to say.
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:13 PM
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Hi Akragon - yes I do.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: guitarplayer

Hard to reconcile with the "inerrant word of God" wouldn't you say?




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:14 PM
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originally posted by: ccseagull
a reply to: Akragon

Hi Akragon - yes I do.



Hello...

At least you're honest...




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:14 PM
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Where does it say that God stopped with Earth?

Also you should change your title to "if" instead of "when".



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:15 PM
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What do you mean? How does it errant the word of God?

originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: guitarplayer

Hard to reconcile with the "inerrant word of God" wouldn't you say?




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:15 PM
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:15 PM
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The OP makes Christians sound as though they are constrained to a certain mindset.

I have met few Christians who are so dogmatic. Most of them are quite reasonable people.

Here's a question if I may (not trying to derail, mind you. Ignore if you want.). If the known universe is 13 billion year old, and everything came out of The Big Bang, and the Earth was part of this Big Bang ... How can the Earth be only 4 billion years old?

Either the constituent components of the Earth are as old as the rest of the universe ... or something's wrong. I don't care who's argument it happens to be ... it can always be argued.


Me, I happen to think the universe is far far older than mere mortals can imagine. And, 'the day' God said, "Let there be light." Would most likely have been (at least) 13 billion years ago. Also, I don't care what the bible says ... no one's ever claimed it was written by the hand of God. May well be the word ... but definitely not written ...

-Cheers



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: Bone75
Where does it say that God stopped with Earth?

Also you should change your title to "if" instead of "when".


Well there is a verse in the bible that says the Sun stood still, but that isn't really the topic...

And I think i'll leave the title as it is... we will find alien life eventually...

Many people believe they're already here... idk wtf they're doin but they're hangin out




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