Does the Bible have anything to say about the idea of Ancient Aliens? You might be surprised to know that it actually does. The Bible’s account of the origins of man, however, do not talk of aliens coming from another planet to seed humanity here. Rather it talks of specific appearances of inter-dimensional beings in ancient times who came to earth to genetically alter human DNA by inserting their own into the gene pool.
The Bible says that in the beginning the God created humankind in His image as His image-bearers. This state not only included the reality that humans are like God in that they are relational, self-aware, creative, emotive, intelligent, spiritual, self-directed and so many other qualities, but also the position and authority to rule the earth as God’s representatives. “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’ Genesis 1:27-28.
But from the start, other inter-dimensional beings wanted the rule of the earth for themselves. Genesis goes on to say that a being described as a walking talking serpent (nachash in Hebrew) came into the perfect world that God created for the humans, and tempted them to do what God told them not to. The being’s method was to question, then counter what God had said, and then convince them that God was a liar who wanted to hide illumination from humanity. Because if they had this illumination, then they would be on equal standing with God. What was this reptilian’s intent? Was he trying to set them free from God’s enslavement of their minds? Nope. He knew if they gave into temptation, they would lose their right to rule. And if they weren’t in power, someone else would be.
He was right, you know. They gave in and disobeyed their Creator, and started the great cosmic unwinding of the universe where everything started to fall apart. It was perfect, but evil, darkness, self-seeking entered into the perfect Creation and started to build, compound and unravel everything. The world became broken on every level - environmental disaster, relational dysfunction, power-grabs, health decline and on and on it multiplied. The humans were sent away from the garden they lived in, were separated from the God who loved them, and entered a world that was out of their control. Their rule was greatly diminished.
God could have just let them suffer the massive weight of their destructive choices and walked away. But instead He promised to send someone to rescue them. Someone who would be born from the biology of humanity. “And I will put enmity, Between you (serpent) and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel” Genesis 3:15. A battle would ensue between the descendants of the nachash and the descendants of humanity. The serpent would be able to cause harm to humanity. But the human offspring would stomp on the serpent’s head killing it, and restoring rule of earth to humanity. So now the reptilian had to find a way to use his descendants to stop the promised Rescuer.
The evil in the world increased so much over the centuries, that eventually everything humanity did was wicked. It was certainly as a result of their own rebellion towards their Creator. But the rapid advancement of evil had a second cause. A few chapters later, Genesis 6 describes another group of inter-dimensional beings who devise a plan to to halt the birth of the rescuer and steal humanity’s authority over earth.