|Hawking warns over contact with extra-terrestrials|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 25 April 2010 13:24|
Prominent theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that establishing contact with alien civilizations could prove detrimental to the survival of the human race. In a recent documentary for the Discovery Channel, the ardent evolutionist stated that it was perfectly rational to assume that life may exist elsewhere in the universe, due to the sheer number of stars that have been discovered. But Hawking remarked that mankind should avoid making contact with such civilizations, drawing his conclusions from world history in which invading powers more often than not took advantage of the native populace for their own ends. There is no reason to presume that an alien race, no matter how technologically advanced, may not also be tainted by similar passions for greed and gain.
Quote: "If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," he said. Prof Hawking thinks that, rather than actively trying to communicate with extra-terrestrials, humans should do everything possible to avoid contact. He explained: "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."
That is of course assuming that aliens do exist and that they have the technology required for interstellar space travel. The International Journal of Astrobiology recently concluded in a research paper that the distances between the stars are so vast that they make radio communications between them, never mind space travel, a practical impossibility. So even if intelligent life existed on other planets, the chances of us actually making contact with them are non-existent. There are those who believe that extra-terrestrials are already visiting this planet, and claim to have been in contact with them through mental telepathy. One such person was Blossom Goodwin, an Australian medium and author, who revealed that alien beings were planning to materialize a UFO in the skies above an American city last year. The aliens aim in doing this was to prove to the world that they exist, and their reason for making contact was to guide humanity through a period of great trouble ahead of us. According to Blossom's spirit guide, these beings have been planning this intervention in world history for eons of time, and they fear if they do not intervene now it will be too late. They also claim to know certain secrets which have been hidden from mankind. Any of that sound familiar? Some ufologists have admitted that they now believe UFOs are not extra-terrestrial in origin at all, but rather that they are coming from another dimension. As we said before, the distances involved in space travel are immense. Why would an alien go to the bother of travelling billions of light years across the galaxy to some backwater planet just to scare a flock of sheep, and then only to disappear again just as suddenly as they arrived? Aren't they intelligent enough to make contact with our governments? Or are they merely observing us, while pulling the strings behind the scenes in a spiritual realm that is beyond our sight? I do believe some of the UFO sightings that are reported in the media are genuine. But I think you will agree, these are not the benevolent beings that Professor Hawking mentions. These are demonic spirits that have an intense interest in the affairs of mankind. These beings have been planning the downfall of the human race ever since they rebelled against their Creator in the beginning, and they know that God will soon bring His judgement upon this world. Even Satan can quote the Scriptures, albeit incorrectly (Luke 4:10-12), so these 'aliens' are bound to know what is prophesied to come to pass in the last days. And their intent is to deceive people, to make it appear as if they know what is to befall us in the future, and that they really have our best interest at heart. Their goal is to stop people turning to Christ when they see all these things coming to pass that the Bible speaks of, and instead set themselves up as the saviours of mankind. And the 'hidden secrets'? Why didn't they just tell Blossom then and there what they were? Why all the fuss? In reality these 'hidden secrets' are just the same lies the devil told Eve in the Garden of Eden. Satan claimed that God had hidden certain things from them, and that if they followed his way instead of God's way, they would become as gods knowing good and evil (Genesis 3:5). Well we all know what happened after that.
But in spite of all this deception, Hawking has said something that is profoundly true. "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet." If there was a race of beings on another planet as depraved as our own, would we want to make contact with them? Probably not. And these demonic spirits, through their human abductions and new age deceptions, have shown themselves to be every bit as depraved as ourselves. But Hawking never explained why intelligent life on Earth ended up this way, or even why we find these things to be morally repugnant. For evolution is an amoral theory. It offers no moral absolutes, no sense of right or wrong. But Hawking's statement shows that even in the heart of the atheist, there is an acknowledgement that all is not as it should be. The Bible explains that God is our Creator, and that He created us with the purpose of enjoying an eternal relationship with Himself. But when we look at ourselves, as Adam and Eve did in the garden, we realize that something is not right. Our relationship with our Creator has been broken because of sin. Rather than acknowledging that fact and being reconciled to our God, some like Hawking and Dawkins have invented these ideas about evolution and alien species to try and erase the consciousness of God from their minds and ease their consciences of sin. That's why people like Dawkins are determined to prove to everyone there is no God, because they do not want to admit that their relationship with God is broken and that they need to do something about it. They would rather believe that God did not exist. But that will not solve their problems.
But there is good news. God has devised a means whereby His banished be not expelled from Him (2nd Samuel 14:14). God sent His Son Jesus Christ into this world so your relationship with God could be restored. He dealt with the problem of your sin when He offered Himself as a sacrifice upon the cross of Calvary (John 1:29, Hebrews 9:26). And now God promises eternal life to all who will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour (John 5:24, 1st John 5:11). And the Lord said that all who will believe on Him shall be indwelled by God's Holy Spirit (John 7:38, John 14:23). Thus our relationship with God can be fully restored. It's living as we were created to. Why don't you turn away from your sins, and accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).