The kids asked me an interesting question today…or rather they made a statement.
“If there are aliens, God made them”
That…along with Google launching Google Mars (Link) has me pondering the question, how would the discovery of aliens affect my faith?
I remember back to the 80’s when church people were talking about this and one famous evangelist said, “well if there are aliens, they will need to hear the gospel, so we had better make sure there is a Christian on the spacecraft”.
Aliens could take any form…why would they need to be the same size (roughly) as us? There could be millions of them on the tip of a pin…trying desperatly to communicate with us right now (Think ‘Horton hears a who’)
But back to the question, what if we do discover some form of life on Mars…even if it is just a group of cells? Does that affect my faith? Probably not, no more so that the incredible discoveries we are still finding in the depths of the oceans.
God is inherently creative, diverse in His work…amazing Creator. The depth and beauty of the universe tells us that.