IT SIMPLY doesn't correspond, it doesn't fit into the picture
you get of the Creator by observing his works. The Earth is created
to be inhabited by people, it is our dwelling place. Houses are
built for someone to live in them, cars are constructed for someone
to drive them.
So then planets are being created to house living creatures. Of all the stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone - the galaxy where our Sun dwells - there should be many thousands of suns with planets resembling the Earth, suited to be inhabited by creatures like us.
What kind of beings are angels actually? Are all angels of
the same kind? No, the Bible speaks of angels of many different
They are all created by God, to serve Him, as humanity is, but there are angels of different shape. Some are gigantic, others in the same size as humans. Some resemble humans, others resemble animals. Some have wings; certain, like the cherubs or seraphim, have up to six wings.
The angels are divided into different groups and ranks. They are called powers and principalities, rulers, ministering spirits, etc. They are called God's angels and the devil's angels, sons of God, sons of heaven, spiritual wickedness in high places, the power of the air, the host of the Lord, etc.
Most of them seems to be spiritual beings, who only in rare cases show themselves for humans. But there may also be angels with physical bodies like ours - at least the story about "the sons of God" in Genesis 6 seems to indicate that.
These angels came in unto the daughters of men, it is said,
married them and begat children with them. Their children became
a new race: the giants, who were superiour to ordinary men both
physically and technologically.
But according to what Jesus said in Luke 20:34-36, angels don't get any children . Then what kind of angels were these...? They may have been visitors from another solar system!
They "left their own habitation", we learn
in Jude v. 6, and went into marriage with earthly women och got
offspring with them. They settled on Earth, because they saw its
daughters were fair.
Thus, they may have been alien colonizers, who discovered an interesting planet with beings resembling themselves.
But they were also bringing the sin and wickedness of their own race, which fastly spread and was transferred to a humanity that already had fallen into sin.
THE BIBLE SAYS THAT A FALL HAD TAKEN PLACE IN GOD'S HEAVEN in an early stage, when Lucifer, the shining morning star, and a third of the angels partook in a rebellion against God. These were then thrown out of God's heaven, and were spread out over the starry sky, in the "high places".
But that group of angels who came to Earth in Noa's time wasn't thrown down from heaven. They had abandoned it, it is said. This is a significant difference between them and Lucifer's angels, and another is, as mentioned, their ability to get offspring. For certain, Lucifer's angels could have the ability to simulate these capacities, but in that case there should have been a multitude of giants among us today, since demons dwell in great numbers on Earth and not withdraw from having sex with both men and women, given opportunity.
Yet another difference between Lucifer's angels and the angels
of the Flood, is that the latter already are imprisoned in the
"deepest abyss" (2 Peter 2:4, greek text), while
the former still are allowed to move freely in space and on Earth.
The devil and his angels will one day be gathered and judged for their deeds, and then in due time, be cast into the lake of fire. But the angels of the Flood are already imprisoned, and kept with "everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day" (Jude v. 6).
When humans die in an unsaved condition, their spirits are
brought to Hades, where they are kept, awaiting their trial. Evidently
this also happened to the fathers of the giants. Does this mean
that these "aliens" simply died, physically, together
with all the others in the deluge, and so their spirits were brought
to a certain custody in Hades, and the spirits of the humans to
God made an end to the colonization attempt, and from that on only sporadic visits have occurred, and no more serious settlements have taken place, out of fear that the same God's punishment would strike them again.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DEVIL HIMSELF AND HIS ANGELS? In Hezekiel 28 it is said that Lucifer dwelled on the "holy mountain of God", and that he at the time was a shining being, a "covering cherub", adorned with precious stones. But after iniquity was found in him, he was exiled from the mountain of God, was destroyed and cast down to earth.
This "mountain of God" could be a planet of God, and Lucifers' exile from there was manifested by him being destroyed - that is, he was killed, and so his spirit and dead body was thrown down to earth.
The devil and his angels would then be dead beings, who now are without bodies, and therefore want to possess humans, through them getting satisfaction for their cravings.
And the living angels, who arrived here at the time of Noah, may have been tempted by these dead angels, to settle here with the purpose to breed a race of hybrids; highly intelligent superhumans of a vast stature, for the demons to dwell in.
THESE THOUGHTS ARE SPECULATIVE, and no one must take them fully seriously. But still, isn't it peculiar to see all these stars and think that God created them without reason? Pretty much as if someone would have built a thousand houses, when only a single family needed habitation. It's not like our heavenly Father to do such a thing.
So, "flying saucers" may exist then, after
all...? And the ancient story about the superhumans in Atlantis
may be true...? Nothing of this really is in conflict with the
Bible, on the contrary, there's quite a lot that suggests it.
In due time we will know, if we are faithful to Jesus until the
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BEGINNING?
If only one star in a million has a planet resembling the Earth, there are still thousands of "earths" in our stellar system, the Milky Way. And the Milky Way is just one of billions of other galaxies, which are spread in the universe the telescopes are revealing.
And all of this is supposed to be created
without reason, while one small and lonely planet in this endless
ocean of stars was to be inhabited by humans?
"In my Father's house are many mansions", Jesus says (John 14:2). Maybe he's talking about planets. It may also be that the Earth is the first planet where God created life, life which then is to be transferred to other planets.
But the Bible possibly gives more support to the first thought. The angels were created before there was life on Earth. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth", it is said in the Hebraic Genesis. That is, he created the heavens first; God's heaven and the heaven of stars - and after that the Earth, with its heaven/atmosphere.
The angels - the sons of God and the
morning stars - were present when the foundations of the Earth
were laid, according to Job 38:4-7. Truly, Moses states that God
made the sun and the moon and the stars on the fourth day, but
as the Bible cannot be self-contradictory, it must imply that
the sun, the moon and the brightest stars were made visible,
from Earth, on the fourth day.
They were to be "for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth" (Genesis 1:14-15). But as you know, there are only a very small amount of stars that can be seen from Earth with our naked eyes.
So, if the heavens, the stars and the angels were there before the Earth, then the Universe very possibly may have been inhabited by living beings long before the Earth was created.
An odd detail in the Creation story is
that the heavens and the Earth wasn't created on the first day,
but before the first day. The four first verses in the
Bible tells about what God created before the beginning of time,
or at least before the beginning of our time. (According to
another view, nobody knows how long the first day was, and thus
the before mentioned can be held in that day.)
So, even if the creation of life and the conditions of life on Earth took place in six short days, the Earth globe and the Universe might be much older.
This still won't give evidence for a
darwinian "evolution", but the universe in itself might
be of an age that the distant-measurements in light years suggests.
The evolution theory, on the other hand, is just a miserable way of getting around the problem of sin and personal responsibility before the Creator.
Creating life on Earth in six days is no problem for Him that is above time and space. Time as we perceive it is a part of the creation, and is connected to the Earth's rotation around itself and around the Sun.
And now science actually speak about
two "creation processes". The first when the universe
was made in a Big Bang, and the other when life long afterwards
originated on Earth. This is, as one can see, in good accordance
with the creation account in the Bible.
They also say that these two processes took place "quickly", of a sudden. Not in a few days of course, but quickly compared to the supposed age of the universe.
But how do you measure time in a time when days, months and years yet didn't exist? Quickly in relation to what, and to whom?
It has been stated that atom clocks in
fast jetplanes "clicks" slower than atom clocks at ground.
Time has been shown to be strechable and changable, in relation
to both speed and gravitation.
So why persist in time measurements in a phase when time as we understand it not even had started? Even time is relative and submitted to higher divine laws.
EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE, Albert Einstein said, even light, and predicted that light beams from distant stars would change direction when passing a closer object's gravitation field, for example that of the Sun.
This was proven to be true when astronomers during a solar eclipse some years later observed how star light, near the covered Sun disk, had been "pulled" out of course by the Sun's gravitation.
So, if light is relative and influenced
by gravitation, then what about time? Is time also relative,
and if so, is it too influenced by gravitation?
The days and years of the planet Mercury
is shorter than those of the Earth, and those of Jupiter is longer.
Would this mean that a man's days would run faster in the orbit
of Mercury - that is, you'd be aging faster, while you'd get
longer days and therebye longer life, in Jupiter's orbit?
And would time cease to exist completely
(or almost) between the stars, so that you became nearly immortal,
until you once again entered a star's gravitation field?
Albert Einstein also has shown that
what actually happens when light beams are influenced by gravitation,
is that time itself is altered, rather than light speed
What we see in the night sky then might
be a bigger optical illusion than many astronomers realize. They,
of course, believe they are "looking back" in time,
because the shining objects are located many millions or billions
of light years away.
THIS WOULD EXPLAIN how physical beings from other solar systems, if the above suppositions are correct, have been able to visit the Earth, and perhaps still are doing it, now and then.
A series of articles about the past, the present and the future, considering our Earth and the Universe.
THE ORIGIN OF ANGELS
What happened in the Beginning? Before the First Day. Time and Gravitation
Mighty Men of Old. The Flying Saucer Mystery
THE ORIGIN OF ANGELS, part 2
Biblical Cosmology. Third Heaven - Paradise
THE HOSTS OF THE LORD
A Heavenly Parade. Strange Facts about Mars. The Lord's Clouds
ANGELS, GIANTS & DINOSAURS
Evidence of the Giants
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUTER SPACE?
What are Flying Saucers? A Commentary on the Book of Enoch
BEHEMOTH & LEVIATHAN
The Ancient World
THE SONS OF GOD
Visitors from Cosmos. Faith's Science. The Heavenly Gardener. Gabriel and the Son of Man
THE FALL FROM THE MOUNTAIN OF GOD
The Origin of Angels, part 3. A Universal Atonement. Funeral Speach over Lucifer
A VISIT TO THE PARADISE-PLANET
Does the Bible say anything about life on other planets? Heaven and Hell - Cosmic Realities. Angelic starships - Fire-Wagons. At a Higher Frequenze. Angelic food-practices
THE HEAVENLY CITY
The New Earth: A closer look. Medieval inpacts on Bible-interpretation