Imagine the following scenario with me.
After years of scanning the universe for years for any sign of intelligent life, the unbelievable happens – we receive evidence that there is a very advanced race that is wanting to make contact.
Unlike most of our sci-fi movies and books, these particular aliens indicate that they would like to make contact on the planet we call Saturn.
Following a frantic deep space race undertaken internationally a ship is built and a crew assigned for the voyage.
Here’s where it gets a bit weird.
When the ship arrives in orbit around Saturn, they find that the race has already been there for some time, has created a landing area that is prepared for just this event, and is looking with great interest at how our ship will respond.
The crew arrives on the planet to find that, not only are they peaceful and advanced far beyond us, but many are what we would refer to as “Christians” as well. Complete with an understanding of a omnipotent, triune, omnipresent God; the idea of a Savior Who visited their planet to bring salvation and eternal life; and the concept of “original sin” and “eternal damnation for any who reject that salvation.
Unlike the planet Earth, a large majority of inhabitants of this planet have accepted the gift of salvation, and live their lives in a desire to work out that salvation in the way in which they respond to that gift.
Do you believe something like this is possible?
In a new book that I am working on I am forced to address this idea, and I am interested in hearing how others would respond to the following questions:
1. How would this revelation impact your worldview?
2. What are the implications of this on relationships with this race?
3. How would you respond to a resident of this planet and member of this race?
Responses to one or more of these questions would be appreciated.