a being from another world, sometimes specifically an extraterrestrial 1.
…the detection of alien intelligence will be an enormously big story. We'll know we're not alone, and we're not the smartest things in the universe. -SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute 2.
Each year, the U.S. government spends billions of dollars and endless man hours in the search to find evidence of life outside our own sphere.
God is an alien.
Not little green men or shape-shifters, but an entity far beyond our ability to see or comprehend. When you strip away the trappings and icons associated with religion, our elemental understanding of God comes down to this:
*A Being lives independently of this planet (extraterrestrial).
*We know absolutely nothing about this Being except that which He has chosen to reveal to us.
*He displays the qualities of a creator, not a creation.
*His intelligence is much greater than ours.
*He has demonstrated powers that exist far beyond the natural realm (supernatural).
*There are other extraterrestrials which He has created (angels and demons).
*He has entered our time and space with an urgent message for humanity.
You would think the world would be awestruck. You would think we would be scouring the Bible as eagerly as scientists scour the galaxies to discover who this Being is and why has He chosen to communicate with us.
You would think we would be honored to be in association with Him, to understand we are His creation. One would imagine we would be electrified by the realization this Being actually came to earth to rescue this dying planet. We would be shocked to discover He even took on a human body in order to identify with us.
You would guess people would flock to this Alien with grateful hearts and gladly accept His offer of deliverance.
You would think.
Now they may say to me, “What is his name?”
What shall I say to them?
God said to Moses,
“I AM WHO I AM.”
Exodus 3:13-14 NASB
- Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003