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Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.
(Job 1:6) ESV

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
(Psalm 8:5) ESV

Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
(Isaiah 6:2) ESV

And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?
(Isaiah 8:19) ESV

In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there. As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness, ...
(Ezekiel 1:1-28) ESV

Then I looked, and behold, on the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something like a sapphire, in appearance like a throne. And he said to the man clothed in linen, “Go in among the whirling wheels underneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city.” And he went in before my eyes. Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the house, when the man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court. And the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub to the threshold of the house, and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord. And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks. ...
(Ezekiel 10:1-22) ESV

Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel was over them.
(Ezekiel 11:22) ESV

Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.
(Matthew 4:11) ESV

Now a herd of many pigs was feeding at some distance from them. And the demons begged him, saying, “If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of pigs.” And he said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the waters.
(Matthew 8:30-32) ESV

For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
(Matthew 22:30) ESV

And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
(Matthew 24:31) ESV

Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?
(Matthew 26:53) ESV

And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.”
(Mark 3:22) ESV

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
(Luke 2:13) ESV

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
(Luke 15:10) ESV

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
(2 Corinthians 11:14) ESV

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
(Colossians 1:16) ESV

And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—
(Jude 1:6) ESV

But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”
(Jude 1:9) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers. 
--Joan Didion – American Author Born 1934

The Federal government does not have any information about extraterrestrial life to conceal, and there are no secret projects for me to investigate. 
--Orrin Hatch - Politician Born 1934 

This planet seems to be in such sorry shape. And I can't ever think about the rest of the universe without coming back home and thinking what the implications for life here would be if we were to really have some definitive proof of extraterrestrial life. 
--Ann Druyan – American Writer Born 19494

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Extraterrestrial Life and the Bible

Is there extraterrestrial life somewhere in the vast universe? This tantalizing question has troubled scientists for decades and has been met with various responses, from incredulity and ridicule to absolute fascination. All Christians agree that there is some form of life out there. There is a place called “heaven,” where God and His angels live, from whence Christ came to earth and to which He returned at His ascension. Beyond this most evangelical Christians assume an empty universe. Is there supportive biblical evidence for life on other planets? This article will offer support from an angle not often explored, namely, by looking at the phrase “sons of God.” We will begin our search with the New Testament, where the material is easier to classify, and then explore key texts in the Old Testament that offer strong evidence in support of our position.

In the New Testament angels are never called “sons of God.” The concept of sonship rather falls into three categories. The first and most common is of Jesus as the unique “Son of God.” The second is of humans as “sons of God” because of creation and, especially, redemption. We have been created as sons and daughters of God; we lost this status because of sin; but through the redemptive work of Christ we are restored into the family of God.

The third category has received little attention, and consists of texts that refer to glorified believers as “sons of God.” When Jesus is confronted by Sadducees on the question of marriage in heaven, He replies that those who will have a part in the resurrection will be “like angels” (Matt. 22:30; Mark 12:25) or “equal to” angels (Luke 20:36). Jesus then continues with a peculiar statement: believers will be “sons of God, being sons of the resurrection” (Luke 20:36). What Jesus is saying is that the resurrection propels the righteous into a higher heavenly existence that He calls “sons of God.” This existence is not unlike that of the angels, neither is it inferior in substance, but nonetheless, it is distinct. Whatever sonship we possess in this life is transitional and anticipates the ultimate restoration to true sonship that will take place only at the resurrection.

A similar use appears in the Sermon on the Mount. Matthew 5:9 declares: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” The future tense “shall be called” points to the resurrection. Likewise, in Matthew 5:44, 45 those who love their enemies will be “sons of God".

Paul develops the theme of the glorified “sons” in Romans 8:14-25. In verses 1-11 he describes how the Holy Spirit empowers a believer to live a life in the Spirit. He assures believers that they are already “sons of God” (verse 14), having been adopted into the family of God (verse 15). He then switches to heavenly realities. In verse 19 he declares: “Creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” While he has affirmed that believers are already sons, a greater and more profound sonship awaits to be revealed. This will take place with “the redemption of our body” (verse 23), i.e., at the resurrection of the dead. It is at that point that believers will experience “the glorious liberty of the children of God” (verse 21).

Summarizing the New Testament evidence, we noted that the concept of sonship is applied (a) to Jesus in a unique way; (b) to humans by virtue of creation and redemption; (c) to believers after the resurrection, when they will receive the heavenly, glorified body and will become sons and daughters in the full sense of the term.

The Old Testament contains three categories of texts in relation to "sons of God". First, the word “sons” is applied to God’s people because of creation and redemption. Second, the king, as the representative of the people and a type of the coming Messiah, was a “son of God” in a special way. The third category entails texts that speak of heavenly “sons of God.” We will look at three specific texts: Psalm 89:5-7; Job 1:6; and Job 38:7.
Psalm 89:5-7 exalts the uniqueness of God: “And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly [qahal] of the saints [qedoshim]. For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him.”
This text is interesting because it places “sons of the mighty” in heaven, not in the future, but now. Who are these sons? Most scholars assume they are angels. Let us explore this a little further. The noun qahal (“assembly”) appears numerous times in the Old Testament and refers to human assemblies, predominantly of Israel. The plural qedoshim (“saints/holy ones”) is used mostly of humans, never of angels. The phraseology of Psalm 89:5-7 therefore strongly suggests “human” beings praising God in an assembly in heaven! Not in the end of time but now!
Could it be that just as the earth is populated by “sons of God” likewise the heavenly cosmos is populated by heavenly “sons of God,” heavenly “human” beings, distinct from angels, who unlike their earthly counterparts have never sinned and therefore remain “sons of God” in the truest sense of the word? And that just as earthly “sons of God” gathered regularly from far and near to worship before God’s earthly throne in His earthly sanctuary, the heavenly “sons of God” likewise gather from the far and near recesses of the universe to worship God before His heavenly throne in His heavenly sanctuary? The suggestion appears tantalizing. But we should not jump to conclusions before we look at additional data.
Job 1:6, 7 depicts a heavenly council, the meetings of which happen on a certain day (1:6) and regularly (1:6; 2:1). Who are the “sons of God” who came before the Lord? Most commentators again consider them angels. But three arguments suggest differently. First, while angels stand continuously in God’s presence and are whence sent on service missions, the “sons of God” come (bo’) to present (yatsav) themselves before God. Both Hebrew verbs bo’ and yatsav imply a movement from far away toward God. They suggest that the “sons of God” do not habitually dwell around the throne of God, but visit for specific occasions.
Second, when the “sons of God” come before the Lord, Satan also comes “among them” (Job 1:6). The phrase “among them” suggests he is not one of them but rather an intruder. This is confirmed by God’s question: “From where do you come?” (verse 7). The question is not intended to garner information on Satan’s whereabouts, but rather challenges his presence there. Satan, an angelic being, does not belong to the same class of beings called “sons of God” and has no right to be there.
Third, to God’s question Satan presents his credential by stating: “[I am here] from going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it” (verse 7).  Satan does not justify his presence ontologically by claiming that as an angel he belongs to the “sons of God.” He justifies it functionally. He is there because he performs certain functions associated with “sons of God” and this entitles him to be there. He asserts that he exercises control and authority over the earth. He claims to represent a domain.
At Creation authority over the earth was handed over to Adam. This authority was usurped by Satan when Adam sinned, so Satan began considering himself ruler of the earth. Jesus defeated Satan and regained this authority and is therefore called the “last Adam” (1 Cor. 15:45). In light of the above it would appear that the rightful “son of God” to appear at the heavenly council would have been Adam. But having usurped this authority, Satan presents himself in the heavenly council as the ruler of the earth. The Lord accepts Satan’s functional rather than ontological argument and allows him into the proceedings (Job 1:7-11; 2:1-7).
On the basis of the above it is safe to deduct an ontological distinction between “sons of God” and angels. Furthermore, if indeed Adam was the rightful “son” to represent the earth, it follows that the other “sons of God” belong to the same ontological category as Adam but inhabit other spaces in the universe, distinct both from the earth and from the heaven where God dwells. And while the fallen Adam had no access to the heavenly council, the fact that the other “sons” do suggests they are not fallen.
Finally, Job 38:6, 7 also depict the “sons of God” as ontologically distinct from angels. The “sons of God” are placed next to the “morning stars,” both celebrating the creative acts of God: “Who laid its [earth’s] cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”  “Morning stars” is a reference to angels. In Hebrew synthetic parallelism, two related substantives combine to form a unit. Here the “sons of God” and the “morning stars” (angels) together make up the intelligent created order in the universe. The two are not the same but related—both have been created by God.
The Sum of the Matter Is . . .
the “sons of God” refers to: (a) the king as a type of the Messiah; (b) believers; (c) a class of heavenly beings, distinct from angels, who appear to live afar from the throne of God, but who visit on a regular basis for worship and heavenly councils.
It is fairly obvious that we have before us a unified and consistent picture, and that we, the earthly sons and daughters of God, belong to the same ontological category as the heavenly sons of God of Psalm 85:6, Job 1:6, and Job 38:7. The difference is that while they inhabit the faraway places of the universe, we inhabit the earth; and while they have free access to the throne of God and visit habitually for the heavenly councils (having never fallen), we are barred because of our sinfulness, and must await the glorification of our bodies at the second coming of Jesus before our access to the throne of God is restored and before we gain full re-admittance in the fullest sense of the term into the heavenly family of the heavenly “sons of God.”
Is there intelligent life out there? The Bible says yes. But not little green men and women with advanced spaceships and a warlike disposition eager to invade our planet. They are our brothers and sisters, unfallen created heavenly humans who, together with God and the angels, long for the time of our restoration into full sonship.2


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Definition of Extraterrestrial Life

Extraterrestrial life (from the Latin words: extra ("beyond", or "not of") and terrestris ("of or belonging to Earth")) is defined as life that does not originate from Earth. Possible forms of extraterrestrial life range from simple bacteria-like organisms to sapient beings far more advanced than humans. It is unknown whether any such forms of life exist or ever existed.

The development and testing of theories about extraterrestrial life is known as exobiology, xenobiology or astrobiology; the term astrobiology however also covers the study of life on Earth, viewed in its astronomical context.

Various claims have been made for evidence of extraterrestrial life, such as those listed in a 2006 New Scientist article, which the magazine describes as "hints" rather than proof. A less direct argument for the existence of extraterrestrial life relies on the vast size of the observable Universe. According to this argument, endorsed by scientists such as Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, it would be improbable for life not to exist somewhere other than Earth and its spacecrafts.

One possibility is that life has emerged independently at many places throughout the Universe. Another possibility is panspermia or exogenesis, in which life would have spread between habitable planets. These two hypotheses are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

Suggested locations, on which life might have developed, or which might continue to host life today, include the planets Venus and Mars; moons of Jupiter, such as Europa; moons of Saturn, such as Titan and Enceladus; and extrasolar planets, such as Gliese 581 c, g and d, recently discovered to be near Earth mass and apparently located in their star's habitable zone, with the potential to have liquid water.

Beliefs that some unidentified flying objects are of extraterrestrial origin, along with claims of alien abduction, are considered spurious by most scientists. Most UFO sightings are explained either as sightings of Earth-based aircraft or known astronomical objects, or as hoaxes.3 




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