While the Bible does not definitively say that there are aliens on Earth, many passages can be interpreted as evidence of extraterrestrial life—including the view that both angels and demons are alien life forms. John 1:3 says, “Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made.”
For those who believe, an exploration of cosmic discoveries and the possibilities of UFOs or alien life forms is simply an extension of God’s wonder. Colossians 1:15-17 states, “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.”
Are Aliens Angels?
In the Bible, angels are described as intelligent life forms who travel between different dimensions. Thus, it’s possible to argue that angels could be a type of alien. The advanced powers and special abilities of angels are also similar to descriptions of alien encounters.
In Genesis, there is a description of the Nephilim—the children of “sons of God” and human women. Genesis 6:4 says, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” Some scholars say it’s possible these “sons of God” were aliens who passed their extraterrestrial gifts on to their offspring.
One could also make the argument that descriptions of encounters with angels sound a lot like visits from extraterrestrials. For example, Ezekiel’s vision of brightly lit creatures surrounded by glowing metal sounds like a spacecraft. “I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures…” (Ezekiel 1:4-5).
Are Aliens Demons?
A common point of contention among those who believe in alien life on Earth is whether aliens would be benevolent visitors or have more sinister intentions. There’s no easy way to answer this question, although it appears that alien behavior can vary as widely as the behavior of humans on Earth. For example, Nordic aliens are often described as caring about protecting the environment and promoting world peace while reptilian aliens are feared to be part of a global conspiracy against humanity.
In the Bible, demons are fallen angels who were cast out of heaven after joining Satan in his rebellion against God. They were created good but freely chose to reject God and become evil. They continue to serve Satan by luring people into sinful acts.
If demons are fallen angels, and you accept that angels are a type of alien, it stands to reason that demons are also alien beings. Mark 1:27 describes demons as “impure spirits” while Ephesians 6:12 says they are “the powers of this dark world” and “the spiritual forces of evil.” Thus, they should be viewed with the same level of caution that one would take when dealing with reptilian aliens.
Note that in the Bible, people are described as being “possessed” with a demonic spirit. This description is similar to the mind-control and shapeshifting abilities often attributed to reptilian aliens.