Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Redemption for ETIs? |

Dave Hunt

Any intelligent created beings with the power of choice (a necessity for worship and love), being less than God, would make less-than-perfect choices. Sin is defined as coming “short of the glory of God” (Romans:3:23). God does not need to experiment (“Man rebelled, but let’s try again on another planet”). If there are other sinners scattered throughout the universe, God must have created them. But why? Surely one planet of rebels is enough!

Our own compassion and conscience (as well as Scripture) tell us that a loving God would want to forgive sinners and reconcile them to Himself. To do so righteously, however, the penalty for having broken God’s laws must be paid. Finite beings (as all created beings must be) could never pay the infinite penalty required, so God Himself would have to do so by becoming one of them. The Bible declares that God did this for Earth’s inhabitants, becoming a man through the only virgin birth and dying for our sins upon the cross.

For beings on other planets to be redeemed, God would have had to become one of them and die for them as well. But the Bible indicates that “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy:2:5) is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews:13:8). To suggest that Christ also took other forms at other times is an antichrist doctrine (1 John:4:1-3).

The Bible clearly says, “The wages of sin is death” (Romans:6:23) and “without shedding of blood is no remission [of sin]” (Hebrews:9:22). The Bible also states that Christ died only once, and here on Earth as a man. Therefore, there is righteous reconciliation to God for man alone. There is no redemption for any other creatures. Christ’s sacrifice could not have been repeated on any other planet nor could it be perpetuated in the Roman Catholic “Sacrifice of the Mass,” as that Church claims. The Bible declares:

“…by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place [heaven], having obtained eternal redemption for us…[and] now once in the end of the world hath he [Christ] appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself…. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God…. For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified…. There is no more offering for sin” (Hebrews:9:12, 26; 10:12, 14, 18).

For sinners to escape God’s judgment, the infinite penalty for their sins must be paid, which finite beings could never do. That Christ fully paid that penalty is attested to earthlings by irrefutable proof: testimony of eyewitnesses, archaeological and historical evidence, and prophecies fulfilled on this Earth. That other beings would have a savior who had died on a distant planet is in complete contradiction to all that the Bible teaches.