posted on Feb, 21 2007 @ 03:20 PM
What is an alien?
The free online dictionary describes alien as…
1. Owing political allegiance to another country or government; foreign: alien residents.
2. Belonging to, characteristic of, or constituting another and very different place, society, or person; strange.
3. Dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed, as in nature:
1. An unnaturalized foreign resident of a country. Also called noncitizen.
2. A person from another and very different family, people, or place.
3. A person who is not included in a group; an outsider.
4. A creature from outer space:
5. Ecology An organism, especially a plant or animal, that occurs in or is naturalized in a region to which it is not native.
The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon— to do his work, his strange work, and perform
his task, his alien task.
For no man can understand Gods thoughts and his ways are beyond ours
John 17: 6-26
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6"I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.
7Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.
8For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.
9I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
10All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.
11I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your
name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one.
12While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that
Scripture would be fulfilled.
13"I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
15My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
16They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
17Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
18As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
19For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
We were born “into” and “of” this world. God has revealed to us through his word that we do not belong to the world but our allegiance is unto
him and our home is in heaven. (vs. 14) We are sanctified by the word (and Christ’s blood) and have been sent into the world like Jesus to
By most definitions of the word alien a believer of Christ who is no longer of this world and is often treated as "a person who is not included in a
group; an outsider"
Also they belong to the kingdom of heaven so this too would apply "2. Belonging to, characteristic of, or constituting another and very different
place, society, or person; strange.
And finally they are brothers and sisters in Christ so this may also be relevant "2. A person from another and very different family, people, or