Alien Life, Extrasolar Planets and Universal Atonement Part 6
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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
July 14, 2007

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009


Ron Paul On Dangers Of Global Banking System, Human History &
God's Timetable, Free Choice And God's Will, Our Transparency
Before The Lord, No Evil Plot By Astronomers, Manipulation Of
Information, If Alien Life Forms Do Exist, Our Sinful Nature,
Wages Of Sin Is Death, Atonement Through Christ, Theological
Questions, Christ's Final Sacrifice, Jesus' Triumphant Reign,
Universal Atonement And Reconciliation, Bought With A Price,
Scope Of Christ's Atonement, Brass Serpent, Freed From Sting
Of Death, Defining Greek Word "Kosmos" In The New Testament




All of these modern technologies, that is to say, VeriChip,
RFID, GPS, BMI and MMEA, will eventually morph together, and
will be integrated into a global banking network, which will
at some point, enslave the entire world; that is, the Mark of
the Beast, or 666 system. Many people have been warning about
the coming system. One such voice is former Texas Congressman
and economic analyst, Ron Paul. For almost two decades, Paul
has been writing about the dangers posed by the formation of
the European Union and where such developments may eventually
lead. For example, in October 1988, Paul warned in "The Free
Market", (a journal that is published by the Ludwig von Mises
Institute where Ron Paul was a counsellor), that the ongoing
developments in Europe would "produce a monster", and then
added:

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"International statists have long dreamed of a world currency
and a world central bank . . . Now it looks as if their dream
may come true."

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"Statism" is an authoritarian political system in which the
state, or in this particular case, a global government, has
the power to impose stiff centralized control over economic
and social affairs. In another 1988 commentary entitled "The
Coming World Central Bank," Doctor Ron Paul more specifically
warned:

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"European governments have targeted 1992 for abolishing
individual European currencies and replacing them with the
European Currency Unit, the Ecu. Next they plan to set up a
European central bank. The next step is the merger of the
Federal Reserve, the European central bank and the Bank of
Japan into one world central bank."

"The European central bank (ECB) will be modeled after the
Federal Reserve. Like the Fed in 1913, it will have the
institutional appearance of decentralization, but also like
the Fed it will be run by a cartel of big bankers in
collusion with politicians at the expense of the public."

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It is evident from current events in Europe, that these plans
are in fact being implemented. I don't know exactly how soon
they'll be completed, but it seems to me that the final steps
will be taken to activate the full 666 system, following some
kind of an international economic crisis. I suspect that the
catalyst which will precipitate these events, may possibly be
the destruction of the USA, or at the very least, the sudden
collapse of America's worldwide financial empire; which, as
you should know, is based upon nothing but fiat money; that
is to say, the worthless American dollar.

As you may already be aware, at this current time, the dollar
is doing very poorly against the Euro, and other major world
currencies; and the United States of America has a deficit in
the trillions of dollars, which grows worse with each passing
year, as gluttonous America continues to live lavishly, while
she borrows more and more from other nations, and wastes the
world's limited resources. Perhaps these globalists will use
the American economy to complete there plans of creating a
world central bank, and then they will knock out one of its
three legs, (the American dollar), in order to intentionally
create a global crisis, so that they can then usher in the
final 666 Mark of the Beast system. Time will certainly tell.

But as I was saying, between the aforementioned technologies,
the alleged capabilities of the HAARP Project, the economic
system which could result from using VeriChip technology, and
the use of cameras and other surveillance equipment in every
major city around the world, it certainly paints an alarming
picture of a potentially totalitarian, oppressive future for
humankind.

Returning once again to the topic of extrasolar planets, as
I noted earlier, regardless of how all of these developments
eventually transpire, we should not be too quick to dismiss
the possibility that the alleged "discovery" of all of these
extrasolar planets may play a role in the overall scenario of
Endtime events. I believe that God is in absolute control of
history and human development, and that He allows, and even
causes, certain events to occur at very specific times, in
accordance with His Divine Timetable. Is it possible that the
announcement of the discovery of these extrasolar planets is
one such event?

While some people live under the illusion that they are in
absolute control of their lives, this isn't necessarily true.
While we each retain the freedom of personal choice to do as
we please with our lives, being as God exists outside of the
constraints of space and time, He knows what we will do, and
when we will do it, even before we actually do it, or maybe
even think about it. As a result, He possesses the power to
alter the events in our lives, and thus the outcome, if He
so sees fit. The Scriptures confirm that absolutely nothing
is hidden from God's Eyes, that He can see the end from the
beginning, and that He can manipulate history according to
His Divine Will, as we see here:

"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there
is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring
the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things
that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I
will do all my pleasure:"
Isaiah 46:9-10, KJV

"The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil
and the good."
Proverbs 15:3, KJV

"For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his
goings."
Job 34:21, KJV

"Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his
sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of
him with whom we have to do."
Hebrews 4:13, KJV

Having said that, it's possible that the announcement of the
discovery of these extrasolar planets over the past several
years is one such event which has been specifically reserved
for the Endtime; and as we discussed earlier, it is possible
that they may be a part of the Endtime deception. Allow me to
reiterate again, that in making such a statement, I am by no
means accusing the world's astronomers of being involved in a
sinister, satanic plot to take over the world, through some
kind of bogus alien invasion scheme. Such wild speculations
are what you might hear on the popular "Coast To Coast" radio
show.

I am sure that there are many well-meaning men and women of
science, who are involved in the field of astronomy, who like
myself, are simply amazed by the beauty of the heavens. They
are curious, as we are all curious; and they simply want to
know what is out there. Who can possibly blame them? I most
certainly can't. As I've already said plainly several times
in this series, where the possible danger lies, is in what
other people, such as unscrupulous individuals who may be
involved with certain government and military institutions,
may do with the information that these astronomers release.
The manipulation of information to suit one's purposes is a
very powerful tool in our modern world, and it's often been
used, such as during times of war, during election seasons,
etc. It is a fact of life, whether people realize that it is
happening or not.

Let me repeat again that whether or not extrasolar planets
really exist is irrelevant. All that matters, is whether or
not people believe that they exist. As I explained earlier,
only God knows what He has done, as well as what He has not
done; and He is under no obligation to reveal everything to
us if He doesn't wish to. Furthermore, as I explained to you
in part one, based upon the Biblical evidence which I have
uncovered, that is, Paul's usage of the word "worlds" in two
verses, there does appear to be some room, at least in my
view, for the possible existence of extrasolar planets. It
remains a question mark in my mind, because the Scriptures
simply do not make it clear enough; at least not in the way
that I currently understand them. So again, I view this as
just a possibility, and I am still waiting for real visual
confirmation that these extrasolar planets exist.

But, for the sake of argument, let us adopt the scientific,
logical view, and assume that extrasolar planets exist. Let's
even go so far as to assume, (even though all of the evidence
to date suggests otherwise), that an undefined number of said
bodies possess a planetary environment which is hospitable to
intelligent life, even human life. While in a technological
sense, we are still many years away from actually discovering
that life, and even further away from communicating with that
life, let's take one more leap of faith and assume that we've
discovered unmistakable evidence which conclusively confirms
that an intelligent race does exist in some far corner of the
Universe. Perhaps a wandering space probe from that distant
world has been caught in the orbit of our planet; so we know
beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are there. Then what?

If there is intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe, (and
that is a big "if"), theologically-speaking, it does present
some rather interesting questions for us Christians. Exactly
what might they be? As many of you reading this will already
know, we Christians believe that everyone is stained with
sin from birth. In other words, sin is universal. The Bible
also teaches us that the wages of sin, that is to say, the
transgression or violation of God's Universal Laws, results
in condemnation and death. We also believe that there must
therefore be some form of Universal Atonement; and that this
Atonement comes through Jesus Christ, who died for the sins
of all mankind. Consider the following verses which clearly
establish this belief:

"Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother
conceive me."
Psalms 51:5, KJV

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
Romans 3:23, KJV

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and
death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all
have sinned:"
Romans 5:12, KJV

"Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for
sin is the transgression of the law."
1 John 3:4, KJV

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8, KJV

"Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together
with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)"
Ephesians 2:5, KJV

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 6:23, KJV

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;"
1 Timothy 2:5, KJV

"Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall
seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot
come . . . I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in
your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die
in your sins."
John 8:21, 24, KJV

So, the important questions that arise in my mind are these:
If intelligent extraterrestrial life really does exist, are
there civilizations out there which didn't commit the grave
error that we did, and thus have never fallen from Grace? If
so, wouldn't this negate their need for a Savior? Could they
still be living in paradise worlds similar to the Garden of
Eden before the Fall? Is it possible that God's archenemy,
Satan, never had an opportunity to corrupt their societies
with his lies and deception?

On the other hand, if, like us, these theoretical societies
sinned and did in fact fall from Grace, does this mean that,
being as Jesus' Sacrifice on the Cross is the only Universal
Atonement accepted by His Father, that Jesus has to hop from
planet to planet, being born again, living, preaching, being
killed and resurrecting, in order to atone for their sins as
well? Or did Jesus' Death here on Earth atone for the sins
of all creatures throughout the entire Universe?

Now, knowing the Scriptures as I do, I must tell you that the
idea of the Lord traveling from planet to planet, in order to
be crucified again and again, is totally contrary to what the
Bible teaches us. God's Word plainly states that Christ died
once, and only once, for all men, and that He is not going to
do it again. Please consider the following verses:

"But this man, [Jesus] because he continueth ever, hath an
unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save
them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he
ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high
priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate
from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth
not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice,
first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this
he did once, when he offered up himself."
Hebrews 7:24-27, KJV

"But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,
by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with
hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the
blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in
once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption
for us."
Hebrews 9:11-12, KJV

"For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with
hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven
itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet
that he should offer himself often, as the high priest
entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of
the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he
appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself . . . So
Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto
them that look for him shall he appear the second time
without sin unto salvation."
Hebrews 9:24-26, 28, KJV

"By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of
the body of Jesus Christ once for all."
Hebrews 10:10, KJV

So as you can see, Paul makes it very plain that Jesus was
the Final Offering; that is to say, the Final Sacrifice, for
sin; and that there is no longer any need for any additional
blood offerings. The price for sin was paid in full on that
one day, almost two thousand years ago. As Bible-believing
Christians, we firmly believe that the next time that Jesus
returns, it will not be as a Sacrificial Lamb, but rather as
a Powerful Ruler who will put down His Father's enemies, and
put things in order. But, this is really a topic for another
discussion. In fact, I have already written several articles
on this very subject, which you might find interesting. They
include the aforementioned articles "From Armageddon To The
New Earth", and "The Triumphant Touchdown Of Jesus Christ".
Let me just share one set of verses on this topic, before we
continue our talk on extraterrestrial life. I have added a
few words in brackets for the sake of clarification:

"Then cometh the end, when he [Jesus] shall have delivered up
the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he [Jesus] shall
have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he
[Jesus] must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his
feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he
hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all
things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted,
which did put all things under him. And when all things shall
be subdued unto him, [unto Jesus] then shall the Son also
himself be subject unto him [meaning unto God] that put all
things under him, that God may be all in all."
1 Corinthians 15:24-28, KJV

So returning to the topic of Universal Atonement, if Jesus
Christ died for the sins of all men, exactly how should we
interpret the phrase "all men"? Is it referring to just all
Earthlings; or does it mean all Earthlings and all aliens as
well? Given that the Bible was written from an Earth-centric
perspective, we could easily argue that "all men" is simply
referring to all of the inhabitants who have ever lived here
on the Planet Earth; but what if this really isn't the case?
Is there any evidence in the Scriptures which might indicate
otherwise, and thus support an alternative view?

While the phrases "Universal Reconciliation" and "Universal
Atonement" have become popular with some Bible teachers and
students in our modern day, it is interesting to note that
neither phrase is actually found in either the Old Testament
or in the New Testament. In the New Testament, "atonement",
"reconciliation", as well as their variations, are derived
from two Greek words. The first of these, "katallage", is
pronounced kat-al-lag-ay', and the second, "katallasso", is
pronounced kat-al-las'-so. The Greek lexicon defines these
words as follows:

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katallage:
1) exchange
  1a) of the business of money changers, exchanging
      equivalent values
2) adjustment of a difference, reconciliation, restoration
   to favour
  2a) in the NT of the restoration of the favour of God to
      sinners that repent and put their trust in the expiatory
      death of Christ
katallasso:
1) to change, exchange, as coins for others of equivalent
   value
  1a) to reconcile (those who are at variance)
  1b) return to favour with, be reconciled to one
  1c) to receive one into favour
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So, as the previous definitions demonstrate, reconciliation,
or atonement, in the Christian context, refers to the fact
that we have been restored to favor with God, through Jesus
Christ; because Jesus offered up Himself; He made the Great
Sacrifice, as an exchange, or ransom price, for our sins. As
I explain in other articles, such as in "Is Jesus The Only
Begotten Son Of God?", Jesus met the requirements of the Law,
and has thus become our Eternal High Priest in the Heavens.
Allow me again to share some verses with you which show how
we have been bought with a price, that is, with the Blood of
Christ, and thus can be restored to our fellowship with the
Father:

"Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but
to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."
Matthew 20:28, KJV

"Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men."
1 Corinthians 7:23, KJV

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to
be testified in due time."
1 Timothy 2:5-6, KJV

"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not
your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify
God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, KJV

We also find the words "atonement", "reconciliation", and
several of their derivations, in the following verses in the
New Testament, which again clearly show how Jesus Christ has
indeed reconciled us to His Father through His own Blood:

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being
now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath
through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled
to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled,
we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also
joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now
received the atonement."
Romans 5:8-11, KJV

"For if the casting away of them [the Jews] be the
reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them
be, but life from the dead?"
Romans 11:15, KJV

"And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself
by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of
reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling
the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto
them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did
beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye
reconciled to God."
2 Corinthians 5:18-20, KJV

"And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by
the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:"
Ephesians 2:16, KJV

"And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by
him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say,
whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And
you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind
by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of
his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable
and unreproveable in his sight:"
Colossians 1:20-22, KJV

"Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto
his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high
priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation
for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath
suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are
tempted. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly
calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our
profession, Christ Jesus;"
Hebrews 2:17-3:1, KJV

If you would like to learn more about Christ's Atonement on
the Cross, please refer to my article "The Blood Atonement:
In Jesus' Own Words", as well as "Message To The World". So
through the previous verses, we've established exactly what
is meant by "atonement", or if you prefer, "reconciliation",
with the Father. Quite simply, it means that Jesus exchanged
His Earthly life, as a ransom for our sins, in order that we
might receive Eternal Life, through our belief in His loving
Sacrifice. The next issue we need to address, is the exact
scope of His Atonement. Is Christ's Reconciliation confined
to only the Earth, or does it expand beyond that? One set of
verses which immediately comes to my mind is the following,
which will be familiar to many of you:

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even
so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so
loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to
condemn the world; but that the world through him might be
saved."
John 3:14-17, KJV

In the previous set of verses, we see another foreshadow from
the Old Testament which finds its ultimate fulfillment in the
Sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. Just as Moses was instructed
by God to fashion a brazen serpent, and to elevate it upon a
pole, in order that those people who would gaze upon it might
be healed of the poisonous bite of the desert vipers, so too,
Jesus was lifted up on the Cross, that we might be freed from
the sting of death, as I mentioned in part five. Please also
consider these additional verses which are found in the New
Testament, which confirm this thought:

"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men
unto me."
John 12:32, KJV

"So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption,
and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be
brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is
swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O
grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and
the strength of sin is the law."
1 Corinthians 15:54-56, KJV

"And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet
shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Amen."
Romans 16:20, KJV

So through His loving Sacrifice upon the Cross, Jesus Christ
has indeed bruised Satan under our heel, and He has opened
the way to Eternal Life. Even though we may experience the
sting of death, we shall not remain so; we shall rise again,
as we see here:

"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but
we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an
eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the
dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be
changed."
1 Corinthians 15:51-52, KJV

But do all of these verses only apply to people here on the
Planet Earth, or do they extend beyond that? In the previous
verses from the Gospel of John, the word "world" is derived
from the Greek word "kosmos", which, in English, is spelled
"cosmos". It is interesting to note that when most people
hear this word, they automatically think of Outer Space. In
fact, we think of the vastness of the entire Universe. Thus,
it comes as no surprise that a Russian astronaut is referred
to as a "cosmonaut". Yet, at the same time, as the previous
verses from the Gospel of John demonstrate, the word "kosmos"
also refers to things of the world. Thus, those things which
pertain to the entire world are said to be "cosmopolitan" in
nature; and a citizen of the world is a "cosmopolite".

Based upon what is being stated in John, it does appear that
translating "kosmos" as "world" is the correct application
of the word; after all, God the Father did in fact send His
Son Jesus to the Planet Earth. Following are some additional
verses found in the Gospel of John where "kosmos" is used in
this same manner:

"He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the
world knew him not."
John 1:10, KJV

"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
John 9:5, KJV

"Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that
his hour was come that he should depart out of this world
unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the
world, he loved them unto the end."
John 13:1, KJV

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might
have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be
of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
John 16:33, KJV

"I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them
which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine
are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the
world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine
own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be
one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept
them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and
none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the
scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and
these things I speak in the world, that they might have my
joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and
the world hath hated them, because they are not of the
world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou
shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou
shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the
world, even as I am not of the world."
John 17:9-16, KJV

Clearly then, the previous verses are referring to all of the
people of Planet Earth. However, is this how "kosmos" should
be understood in all of the instances where we find it in the
New Testament?

Please go to part seven for the continuation of this series.

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