Well, would it? Would the existence of sentient life elsewhere in our universe change what we believe as Christians? I would hope not. It's true that the Bible is very earth-centric, but it is written for us earth folks to show us the way to our Creator. Just because the Bible does not talk about life elsewhere in the universe, it does not mean it is not there.
The reason I bring this up is due to another article in Relevant Magazine about the issue by the same title. They interview a science guy, Mike McHargue, who is also a believer and the interview is informative and interesting.
I have been a bit of a UFO buff for awhile and I have considered what that might mean for my faith and I have come to the conclusion that if I believe that God created everything, it should not surprise me that He created life elsewhere and maybe even soul bearing life. Who is to say? The immensity of our universe should indicate that it cannot be just for us. We are so insignificant relative to the size of creation, that I find it hard to believe that we are the only ones.
From there I would have to say that God probably wanted relationship with these creations too. Whether they sinned and needed redemption as our race did would be another subject, but ours is a God of great creativity and love of variety. All you have to do is check out life on this planet to know that.
Have they ever visited our earth? Do they possess higher technology or intelligence? I do not know. It has always been my contention that the great UFO flap since Roswell has been the result of an arms race with enemies real and imagined and that flying saucers are in fact our own technology. As to the actual aliens that many claim to have been in contact with; this is another question.
Jacques Vallee, who is a French physicist, has come to other conclusions. He believes that these aliens and even their "craft" are are from another dimension or perhaps even spiritual entities that do not necessarily have good intentions toward us. Vallee is not what you would call a believer, but he does seem to hold to the notion that we are both spiritual and material beings.
This is an interesting point of view. Our adversary masquerades in many forms. Could he use alleged space aliens as part of an elaborate trick to lure us away from our Creator and destroy faith? Well, maybe. This remains to be seen. If the day comes that governments begin to officially recognize existence of sentient life elsewhere and invite them among us, I suppose we will find out. Those of us that are believers will know if this is a deception of some sort I think. Others will be tricked into thinking they will some how gain from our 'space brothers' in some way.
Have you ever seen a UFO? I have and I have no clue what it was or where it originated, but it did some weird stuff in the sky. Be careful people. There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in your philosophy.
I did not say any of this. I was never here (:^))))