posted on Jul, 30 2008 @ 10:58 AM
reply to post by Tyrlind
Edgar's view Versus Jim's view
The astronaut imagines that sitting on top of a rocket can somehow lift his viewpoint to a higher plane. The believer, by his faith, is able to lift
his viewpoint to a higher plane.
Edgar sees an alien and he thinks that he is seeing proof of evolutionary theory, a “man” like himself, an essentially evil being, motivated by
self-interest, using science to dominate and oppress others. So, he judges the “alien”, with its more advanced science, as “friendly”, since
it doesn't immediately use its advantage... as Edgar would certainly consider doing if he were them.
Jim doesn't see things that way at all, because he doesn't see himself the way the astronaut does. Jim sees himself as something unique and
precious, redeemed by the sacrifice of a Creator God. And against this backdrop, he sees an alien in quite a different light.
Jim knows from Scripture that evil is restrained by God. He knows from Scripture that man's immortal enemy is not a product of evolution but of
devolution, a being who breathes harm and has almost infinite patience in seducing man into enslavement and leading him into spiritual death. A being
whose most powerful deception is to convince an unbelieving astronaut that he not only means no harm but that he is not a restrained immaterial
spiritual being at all, but a free, physical being, like man... only capable of inter-dimensional travel.
To the astronaut, striving to ascend in power and domination, the alien is “higher”. The alien is so much “higher” that the astronaut's
respect falls only a little short of worship. To the believer, though, who knows Whom and What he worships, the astronaut is a sad example of just how
easily the human mind can be deluded when it lets go of truth... the truth that was revealed in Scripture.