Bible Q&A: Is There Life On Another Planet?

Is there life on another planet?

God inspired Isaiah to write, “For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): ‘I am the Lord, and there is no other’” (Is. 45:18).  Notice that the prophet says that when God formed and made the earth, he “formed it to be inhabited.”  There is a reason that all which mankind has found thus far in this universe is devoid of life or even the capacity to sustain life.  When comparing “the heavens” (shamayim in Hebrew, the sky, the abode of the stars, the universe) to “the earth” (erets in Hebrew, the whole earth as opposed to heaven), God through Isaiah said it was the earth which was “formed…to be inhabited.”  As the Psalmist was inspired to write, “The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man” (Ps. 115:16).

Thus, as far as the Bible has revealed, the earth is the only place which God has formed to be inhabited with life.  Should we some day discover life on another planet, then we will know that among the secret things of God (Deut. 29:29) is the knowledge that he had formed another planet somewhere else to also be inhabited with life.  Based on what the Bible reveals and what we ourselves have been able to ascertain, there is no life on other planets.

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