Journal of Discourses 19:289, 294; “There have been many people in this world so limited in their information and knowledge, in consequence of tradition and false creeds, and catechisms, that they really believe that our earth is the only creation that exists on which inhabitants dwell…
… But I am happy to say, that these ideas are fast getting out of date, and that people are beginning to learn that God is not so limited in his power as to confine himself to a creation so little and insignificant as that of our earth…
… Let us, for a moment, consider the planets of our solar system, namely, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune—the great primary planets of our system; are these made for nothing? No. What has the Lord said to us, Latter-day Saints, concerning these planets? He says, all these are kingdoms, to which he has given laws…
… I think it was necessary, so far as mortality is concerned, and indicates that the inhabitants of these different planets are fallen, as we are. It does not say so, in so many words, but I can see that they must be fallen, and for that reason the Lord withdraws his presence from them, and visits them in their hour, and time, and season, and then withdraws from them, leaving them to ponder in their hearts the commandments given them…” – Orson Pratt, 1878
Isaiah 45:18; “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”
Wouldn’t you think that God would tell us if other planets were inhabited with people who had also gone through a “fall” of their own?
Mr. Pratt has proven himself to be a false apostle and false “revelator”! There’s obviously not anyone living out there on Saturn even though we’re spending billions of dollars just looking for signs of water…lest I digress…we also know there’s no life on Jupiter or Mars or Neptune.
Leaders of the Church are so wrapped up in trying to slander the body of Christ they’ll even go to the lengths of bringing them into a conversation that has nothing to do with Christianity.
What is the fascination with Christians?
You’ll notice how he glossed over the fact that scripture doesn’t say these inhabitants of other planets are a fallen people, but justifies his theory based on our experience here on earth. The truth is that God can do whatever He wants to do, whenever He wants to do it and in any fashion He chooses to do it. He – is – God.
If God created other places for people to live it surely would’ve been in the Bible, but this theory of Pratt’s isn’t even alluded to. Furthermore, his comment that God withdraws Himself from people’s presence also contradicts God’s nature. His word tells us that He’ll never leave or desert us!
Deuteronomy 31:6, 8
1 Peter 5:7
1 Peter 2:9