These few texts, taken together, show:
• the reality of intelligent life in other parts of the universe
• we are being watched by that life
• we can interact with that life daily
• some of this life is openly hostile to us
Scripture depicts a war in another part of the cosmos – a battle between angels. The leading angel, called the Morning Star (Isaiah 14:12 or literally Day Star) and his angels – who according to the texts were the losers – were cast down to the earth, where the battle continues, only now with us involved.
Taking these texts, along with ones that show other angels friendly toward us, we can see that according to the Bible we on earth are in the midst of this battle. It’s a battle between good and evil – a spiritual battle between the forces of darkness and the forces of light. That we might not see these beings does not prove that they aren’t there any more than the fact that we can’t see radiation means it’s not there either.
Think about this: How many mobile phone calls are in the air around
us right now, as real as the breath coming out of our mouths? And yet, because we can’t see those calls, because we don’t have in and of ourselves the receptors to pick them up, are we going to deny their reality?
Many people laugh off the idea of Satan, or of angels, or of the supernatural itself. For them, only the natural world, which follows natural laws and scientific principles, exists. But that is a very narrow view of reality.
In contrast, while the Bible acknowledges the natural world and natural laws and principles, it just doesn’t limit reality to them, that’s all. It points us to a greater world and reality.