Having read many books about and observed the interest in communication with extraterestrials I have found it interesting that the Bible isn’t reviewed from that standpoint.
For example, the evidence of alien encounters has led to many strange accounts, pictographs and of course personal stories. We always expect the technology and intellect to be more advanced.
To establish the point read most Science Fiction. However, lets look at the expectation that the visitor would tell us something humans didn’t know long before they became aware of it.
Isaiah 40: 22 “There is One who dwells above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He is stretching out the heavens like a fine gauze, And he spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.” Key word is circle, simple in its statement but way ahead of contemporary thinking.
Job 26: 7 “He stretches out the northern sky over empty space, Suspending the earth upon nothing;” Science and the church taught something different.
We can find a description of the water cycle, that rivers fill the oceans and that there is a complete series of natural cycles that only science from the 18th century has determined.
I would expect that in a message from space!
The scientific advancement of civilisations doesn’t diminish the accuracy, it is just explained simply.
Look at the Stars, come closer to home and look at ourselves. The Bible reflects that every detail of a person is recorded from the embryo and yet people challenge the idea that God would communicate with humans so simply. So ask yourself if someone had put forward that light had components, it could be refracted, carry data and destroy rust 200 years ago the person would have been laughed out of the scientific community.
Humans and God
Humanity has searched for intelligent life in space thinking we were reaching out to it before it reached out to us. The reality is they were searching on their terms.
God had already reached out, had shown that he is willing to let us get to know him and see the whole truth about where we live, what life is about and of course what our future holds.
Now humans were subject to futility, we are born, we live for a while, form relationships, dream and plan but all too soon we get old, sicken and die.
We were not there when that began to happen but the message from God exlained the cause of the futility, explained why we want to live a long time, achieve more and how that wasn’t a dream, it was stolen from us.
I was born with a lung disease – the Doctors can tell me what it is, they can describe the impact but can not predict what will happen next, they just treat the condition today.
The issue is that they know what it is but not what it will become. The limited skills. However, Jehovah God explains through the Bible that we can identify the cause of our condition, he has given us access to the best tools to live with the condition until the remedy is ready. It is a bit like the COVID19 pandemic the government knew a vaccine would manage the impact of the pandemic but it wasn’t the cure.
Jehovah didn’t stop wit hthe treatment, he extended it to the restoration of the original human condition. That is the bible’s message.
Not how humans fell into sin and were separated from God rather that even in the condition we could become reconciled to God, restore our hhealth and start learning about something better.
Daniel 2: 44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever,” A kingdom that will end corrupt government and will stand for universal justice set to God’sstandards.
Jesus made thsat Kingdom the theme of his Ministry – Matthew 24: 14 “the Good news of the kingdom” Matthew 6: 9, 10 he encouraged us to pray for “God’s Kingdom”, he emphasised the benefits of that Kingdom.
So the message was recieved thousands of years ago, the events of history and current incidents continue to demonstrate the accuracy of the Bible account.
Jesus explained how to benefit from it when and John 17: 3 he encouraged us to get to know God and the Christ. So that is the message, where do we start? First things first read all the message – so obtain a copy of the Bible in your own language where possible. Then review the message, test it for yourself and look at how we can apply the information.
Jesus explained once we understand it we are compelled to tell others that they need to search for the truth about the Good News of God’s Kingdom and why we can be certain that there is life beyond this planet.
Start with downloading a copy of the Bible and reviewing some bible study aids – no cost associated head to www.jw.org accessible in more than 1057 languages with the onlione bible and downloadable copies of King James if you don’t want to use the New World Translation.