“The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath He given to the children of men” (Psalm 115:16).
Science fiction and star-wars movies have conditioned people to believe in extraterrestrial life, and billions of dollars have been wistfully spent by scientists and politicians dedicated to finding evidence of intelligent life in outer space. All of this is futile, for it is merely arrogant rejection of God’s testimony that only planet Earth has been given to man; all else belongs to God.
When God created Adam and Eve, He commissioned them to “have dominion . . . over all the earth” (Genesis 1:26). At Babel, rebellious men made their first attempt to intrude into God’s heavenly domain, erecting “a tower, whose top (is) unto heaven”—that is, designed for communicating with and no doubt worshipping the presumed hosts of heaven, and consequently, God proceeded to “scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth” (Genesis 11:4,9).
There are, of course, angels in the heavens, but even these (including Lucifer himself, the highest of all) cannot intrude in those realms restricted by God, and a third of the angels were actually cast out of heaven (note Isaiah 14:12–15; Revelation 12:4,9) when they attempted it.
“No man hath ascended up to heaven,” said Christ (John 3:13). “(God) hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation” (Acts 17:26).
There is no hint in the Bible of men on Mars or anywhere else in space, and all real scientific evidence likewise is against such notions. The planet Earth alone is where God became man, where He died for man’s salvation, and where He will establish His universal throne in the ages to come. HMM