The Search for Extraterrestrials by the S.E.T.I. Institute



by Bill Nugent
Article #58


Most of us are familiar with the California based S. E. T. I. Institute. SETI is an acronym for “Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.” It consists of scientists and engineers who monitor a wide range of radio waves and other electromagnetic phenomena from deep space.

The SETI Institute searches for patterns of impulses from deep space. The rationale is that if extraterrestrial intelligent beings on distant planets really exist, then these extraterrestrials would communicate with each other much as humans do via radio waves and these communications could be recorded and studied.

Decades of search by SETI have yielded no patterns but only jumbled, random, white sound. If a pattern even as long as a short sentence were to be found, the researchers at SETI would likely regard it as coming from an intelligent source. They would regard such a short pattern as being complex enough to necessitate that an intelligent being sent it. If such a find ever were to occur it would certainly make front page news.

I cannot help but notice the glaring contrast in the reasoning of the secular scientists at SETI as compared to the reasoning in secular high school biology textbooks. The SETI scientists would regard the equivalent of one simple sentence as proof of extra-terrestial intelligence yet current biology textbooks regard the complexity of the first living cell as something that arose randomly without input from an intelligent creator.

Consider the following quote from researchers regarding the impossibility of life coming about by random processes:“‘Physicists Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe calculated the odds that all the functional proteins necessary for life might form in one place by random events as one chance in 10 to the 40,000th power. They concluded that this was ‘an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup.’” (Hoyle/Wickramasinghe “Evolution from Space” p. 24 in “More Than Meets the Eye” by Richard A. Swenson M.D. p. 70)

Many secular scientists are coming to the same conclusion as Hoyle and Wickramasinghe yet the frank admission that life could not happen by chance hasn’t filtered down to most school biology textbooks. So on the one hand we have SETI scientists who would regard the equivalent of one sentence as proof of extraterrestrial intelligence and yet on the other hand, school textbooks still stubbornly maintain that the first living cell could form without God as intelligent designer.

School science Textbooks need to be brought into conformity with the latest findings of science. SETI needs to come to terms with the fact extraterrestrials come not from distant star systems but come from a different dimension. The Interdimensional Hypothesis is gaining acceptance even among secular UFO hunters. Christian and many secular researchers maintain that UFOs and extraterrestrials are manifestations of spirit beings that come not from outer space but rather from the dimension of spirit.

Let me briefly explain where UFOs and extraterrestrials come from. UFO researchers are divided into two different viewpoints in explaining UFOs. These viewpoints are the extraterrestrial hypothesis and the interdimensional hypothesis. The extraterrestrial hypothesis is the claim that UFOs are metal spaceships with astronauts from planets in star systems within our own physical universe. The interdimensional view is that UFOs are nonphysical entities or spirits that travel from different dimensions and enter our universe from the unseen spiritual realm.


The interdimensional hypothesis is more consistent  with the Bible and the Christian worldview because it can be inferred that the other dimensions from which UFOs travel are the same as the realm of spirit. The Bible certainly teaches about the spirit world.


Christian researchers and some secular researchers reject the extraterrestrial hypothesis and maintain the interdimensional view. Famous secular UFO researcher, Jacques Vallee, holds to the interdimensional hypothesis. In studying UFOs, I’ve come to believe that we’re dealing with intelligent life not from another planet but from another dimension. It’s not astronauts from outer space but spirit beings from the realm of spirit. Malevolent UFO aliens are demons and they can disguise themselves as humanoid beings or astronauts.


I’m aware that good angels can also occasionally appear as lights in the sky or as lights on earth. In the Bible, in Acts 12:7, we read of an angel appearing to the apostle Peter in light. Also remember that Ezekiel the prophet, saw some bizarre but holy phenomena recorded in the book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament (Ezekiel 1:4-28). Angels are good spirits that inhabit other dimensions. The dimensions they inhabit are the dimensions of the spirit world. I hold to the interdimensional viewpoint.


I regard demonic UFO aliens who travel from the spirit dimensions as generally of the same category as poltergeists, hauntings, occultism, shamanism and other manifestations of evil spirits. I hold this view because the teachings that are transmitted from aliens to leaders of UFO cults are antibiblical and often lead to bizarre behavior such as the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide. Also, the horrific animal mutilations attributed to UFOs in which animals have their blood drained and have organs removed with surgical precision is further evidence of the demonic origin of UFO aliens.


Have no fear of demons appearing as flying saucers or disguised as extraterrestrial humanoid beings. Don’t be deceived by cult groups claiming extraterrestrial connections and phenomena. The Bible teaches that Christ is above all and every knee must bow before Christ who conquered sin through His death and resurrection. People have thwarted UFO abductions by calling on Jesus Christ for help.


UFO aliens tempt young people with drama and adventure in our present age of rocketry and space exploration. UFO cults lead people to spiritual ruin. Scientology is just one more thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. It must be exposed and vigorously refuted.


We must point people to Jesus Christ who came in fulfillment of over 300 Old Testament Bible prophecies written hundreds of years before His birth. No other person in all of history can match this claim! Jesus worked miracles in front of eyewitnesses and this is recorded in the Gospels of the New Testament. Miracles continue to be worked today by Christians who rely on the power of Christ.


Jesus suffered and died to take upon Himself the penalty of our sins, thus making atonement. He rose from the dead in victory to offer forgiveness of sins to all who turn to Him in repentance. I invite you to call upon Jesus Christ today to receive forgiveness of sins.

Steps to salvation:

Jesus said “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).

  • 1) Believe that God created you and loves you and sent the Messiah (Messiah is Hebrew for Christ) to redeem you.
  • 2) Believe that Jesus Christ came in fulfillment of over 300 Bible prophecies to die for you, to take upon Himself the penalty of your sins (Isaiah 53:5-6, John 6:29, Romans 4:5, First Peter 3:18).
  • 3) Turn from sin and call on the name of Jesus to receive forgiveness of sins (Romans 10:13).
  • 4) Receive Jesus as Savior and experience the new birth (John 1:12, Acts 2:38).
  • 5) Follow Jesus Christ as Lord (John 14:21).

Prayer to receive salvation:

“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

To receive the salvation that Jesus purchased for us at the terrible cost of His suffering and death on our behalf I invite you to pray this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Jesus, the promised Messiah, to die for my sins. I admit that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and I ask for your forgiveness on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit to empower me to serve you under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Amen.”

If you prayed this prayer in the humble sincerity of your heart then you have received everlasting life, which includes power to live right in this life and entrance into heaven in the afterlife!

(C) 2016 William P. Nugent, permission granted to email or republish for Christian outreach.

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