Billy Graham: I Believe There Is Intelligent Life In Outer Space - And These Beings Probably Look Like Us
The Rev. Billy Graham firmly believes that intelligent life is thriving on other planets - and that these outer-space aliens probably look amazingly like people on Earth.
"Our solar system is just one of billions in God's colossal Creation - and I find it very hard to believe He would have created only one living planet, Earth," the famed evangelist declared in an exclusive interview.
"I firmly believe there is intelligent life in outer space - beings who probably look very much like the average American." Speaking for the first time ever about his belief in extra- terrestrial life, Rev. Graham said he believes:
1. Outer-space beings have the capability to visit Earth - but would come in peace.
2. They worship God, just as we do.
3. They could hold the solution to many of Earth's problems.
Rev. Graham said advanced civilizations probably exist on many of the planets in our far-flung universe. "And I feel they have developed space vehicles capable of reaching Earth," he added.
"I don't believe that all reported UFO sightings can be dismissed as mere figments of the imagination. Without doubt, there have been legitimate sightings of flying objects which cannot be explained."
America's most famous evangelist said he bases his startling conclusions not only on his own deep religious beliefs - but also on extensive discussions with leading U.S. space experts. He explained:
"I've discovered that many of America's top scientists and astronauts - who are actively investigating the question of extraterrestrial life - share my view. I firmly believe there are intelligent beings like us far away in space who worship God. But we would have nothing to fear from meeting these people. Like us, they are God's creation.
"And if we should eventually make contact with these civilizations, it would be one of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of mankind. It's mind-boggling to imagine how much we could learn from them.
"They're probably at least as advanced as us, and possibly more advanced - which means they may have found answers to many of the problems we face on Earth. Disease, war, environmental pollution may be nonexistent on these other living planets.
"But my biggest hope would be that they are loving, caring societies who are at peace with God and free from sin. I see no reason why other planets should be cursed with the riots, demonstrations, wars and rebellions which threaten the future of our civilization."
Though outer-space beings are constantly depicted in science fiction novels as bizarre creatures, the Rev. Graham does not believe that is the case.
"I feel they probably look just like you and me," he said.
"And just like us, they are anxious to know more about life in other parts of God's great universe.
"From my studies of the Scriptures, I can find nothing that would change our faith in the Gospel if we discover life on other planets.
"And our society would benefit greatly by the discovery - we would have everything to gain!" - Rev. Billy Graham
(This information taken from books by Billy Graham, TV interviews, and newspapers.)
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