Where in the Bible Does it Discuss Aliens or UFOs?
Certain Bible passages can be interpreted as possibly referring to extraterrestrial aliens or UFOs.
In Genesis 1:26-28, before human life is created, God speaks in terms of “us” planning to create human beings: “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. And God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Some readers have suggested that the “us” to whom God is speaking are aliens. However, many Bible scholars believe that God is speaking in terms of the Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – who are distinct yet united forms of himself.
Job 38:4-7 reports that extraterrestrial life (which God describes as “morning stars”) celebrated with joy when the Earth is created, but those extraterrestrials are likely angels.
Genesis chapter 6 describes Nephilim, who were the children of “sons of God” and human women. Biblical scholars have debated whether or not those “sons of God” were aliens or angels. Genesis 6:4 reveals: “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.”
The prophet Ezekiel’s vision of brightly lit creatures, wheels within wheels, and a vault may seem like a visitation from extraterrestrials with spacecrafts: “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). After experiencing this wondrous vision, however, Ezekiel concludes that it is a manifestation of God’s glory, rather than an encounter with visitors from another planet: “This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown…” verse 28 declares.
Two Bible passages that could be interpreted as referring to UFOs are in 2 Kings 2:1-12 and Zechariah 5:1-2. Elijah is taken to heaven by a celestial vehicle in front of his son Elisha: “As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind” (2 Kings 2:11). Zechariah sees a flying scroll: “… ‘I see a flying scroll, twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide’” (Zechariah 5:2).