The letter-writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so we won’t use his full name. His first name is David. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
I am writing in response to the Jan. 8 article in The Lima News Religion section: “Are there others ‘in God’s image’ in the universe?”
We can’t find that letter in the Lima News, but it was undoubtedly a reprint of: Are there other beings ‘in God’s image’ in the universe? David describes it like this:
In the article Rabbi Avi Weinstein allows for worlds that preceded the present Earth. And the Rev. Holly McKissick said she is almost certain there are other inhabited planets in the universe and that her gut tells her the billions of yet unexplored solar systems must be filled with more of the same.
Yup, that’s the article we found. Here’s David’s reaction:
Where do they get these ideas? It is certainly not from the Bible that I read. Their statements contain not one biblical quotation to justify their statements.
Not one quote from the bible? This is an outrage! David continues:
God created Earth and death did not occur until man sinned, which separated man from God. If death did not occur until the original sin, how are there previous Earths?
Good question! Here’s more:
If McKissick is correct, the aliens she feels exist in the universe, will be destroyed by a loving God for no apparent reason or at a minimum because of what happened on Earth (our sin, not their own) some 6,000 years ago.
The logic is undeniable. Moving along:
When one goes outside the Bible to incorporate the ideas of fallen men, who weren’t there, who don’t know everything, whose theories change constantly, both these ideas and the Bible at that point make no sense.
He’s right. Ideas outside of the bible make no sense — compared to what’s in the bible. Another excerpt:
No matter how much scientists know, they will never know what it is they don’t know, so how can they ever claim to have discovered the truth and be certain of their theory?
Yeah — scientists can never be certain of anything outside of the bible. And now we come to the end of the letter:
So to answer the articles posed title question. NO. There were no pre-worlds and neither exist other alien worlds. Straightforward Biblical principles simply do not allow it.
So there you are — there are no aliens on other worlds. If there were, they’d be mentioned in the bible; but they’re not, so they don’t exist. They never did. Of that you can be certain.
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