AIG’s author is Danny Faulkner. Here’s their biographical information about him. They say he taught physics and astronomy until he joined AIG. His undergraduate degree is from Bob Jones University. That should make him an expert on alien probes. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The new show at Stargazers Planetarium, Aliens: Fact or Fiction?, and the new Pocket Guide to UFOs & ETs point out that the Bible does not address the question of whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
Wowie — a pocket guide to UFOs & ET! No one should leave home without one of those. But the fun has only just begun:
However, we can use biblical principles to reach a conclusion about ETs. Romans 8 makes it clear that man’s sin has tainted the entire universe. So if there were beings on other planets similar to man, then those beings would be subject to the effects of man’s sin.
Yes, there’s no doubt that the sin of Adam & Eve affected the whole universe. Let’s read on:
Would this be just? Could sentient beings on other planets be fallen creatures? If so, and since these beings are not descendants of Adam, what would be God’s plan of redemption for them? The Bible indicates that man was made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26) and is the center of God’s attention (Hebrews 2:7), leaving no room for other beings. It is clear from these and other considerations that there are no “aliens” living on other planets.
Okay, that settles it. There are no aliens. Faulkner continues:
If there are no extraterrestrial aliens, then there can be no flying saucers piloted by them. … However, some people have reported more than just sightings of flying saucers, but have gone further to say that they have had direct interaction with aliens. Some of these reports merely are communication with aliens, while others involve being taken aboard spaceships. Some of these stories include traveling great distances aboard spacecraft. Much more disturbing, some people claim that while aboard spacecraft, aliens carried out bizarre investigations of their bodies. Many of these amount to vivisections and often are sexual in nature. We cannot attribute these sorts of claims to misidentifications, so what are we to make of many of these claims of alien abductions?
That’s the question we’ve all been wondering, so it’s good to get an answer from an authoritative source like AIG. Here’s more:
It is probable that at least some people who claim to have been abducted by aliens simply have concocted their stories. Possible motives for such fabrications vary, but could include profit or desire to be important.
Egad — they’re charlatans! That’s outrageous! Moving along:
Other stories of alien abduction may have been the result of vivid dreams. Some people may truly believe that they have been abducted by aliens but merely suffered some sort of delusion.
Faulkner then describes a number of once-popular proponents of UFOs, such as George Adamski, Antônio Vilas-Boas, and the case of Barney and Betty Hill. Then he says:
These three examples run the gambit from someone who almost certainly lied to individuals who appeared to be sincere in their beliefs about what happened to them, albeit leaving doubts as to the reality of their claims. Still, these explanations may not be sufficient to explain all claims of alien abductions. If so, would that mean that at least a few alien abduction stories are genuine, thus proving that ETs exist? No, for there remains at least one other possibility.
What would that be? Faulkner explains that many of those who report UFO encounters are deeply spiritual people, and he says:
These facts are extremely pertinent. If those who report alien abductions are sincere and truthful in relaying experiences that they firmly believe occurred, then we are left with the conclusion that there is a spiritual component, and that this spirituality is contrary to the Bible.
Aha — one set of spiritual visions is contrary to another. How can we decide what to believe? We’re told:
This is just one front in a spiritual war to divert people away from the truth of Scripture. We have already seen that the implication of the Bible is that Adam’s race is the only race of sentient, physical creatures in the universe. That is, there are no ETs to fly spaceships to Earth.
Okay, we’re all clear on that. But what about the UFO tales? Faulkner’s article ends with the final explanation:
But if one believes in evolution, one must accept the likelihood that life, even intelligent life, has evolved many times on other worlds. Thus, if life exists elsewhere, then that would argue against the Bible and hence the God of the Bible. So, a very effective tool in undermining the authority of the Bible and the gospel would be to convince as many people as possible that life exists elsewhere. What better way is there to do that than with flying saucers and “alien” visitations?
Suddenly, it’s all so very clear! Those wild tales of UFOs, alien encounters, and — gasp! — probes, are nothing but Darwinist lies! Now you know The Truth™.
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