The One Incarnation from Planet Earth can save the whole Universe. And so we are just the first fruits of that process.
To be honest, I really don't understand why some are bothered by these questions.
The Incarnation connects not only us(humans), but it also connects the whole entire Universe as well. We are made up of everything that exist in the Universe and so through us God can heal the whole entire creation itself.
Because it's easy to get comfortable with beliefs. You can become comfortable with the idea that Paul's hanky or Peter's shadow healed people, or that God decided to become one of us so as to save us. But when you start introducing hypotheticals like space aliens from distant solar systems and asking about how Christianity relates to them? When you say things like "this is the faith that established the universe"? It puts an exclamation point on the complete and outrageous absurdity of Christian beliefs. The beliefs aren't necessarily wrong just because they're absurd, but I for one don't have the [whatever] required to simply go along with what Christianity teaches as though it makes perfect sense.
It makes perfect sense to me! And these things aren't just mere beliefs! They are actual real historical events as well!
Paul's hanky, when it comes to healing people is not just a mere belief!
Peter's shadow in healing someone is not just a mere belief!
The Incarnation is not just a mere belief!
They are actual real events as well!
Also, the fact that we say "this is the faith that established the universe"
should give us clues that this faith is not just for Planet Earth alone! No, it's for all creation! It's for the whole entire Universe as well!
This is why I don't understand why it's a problem to some! To me, it can only be a problem for those who don't really believe what they are suppose to believe in.
But if you believe in what you are suppose to believe in then how can it be a problem?
I also don't understand why some may feel that there needs to be multiple Incarnations on every habitable organic planet in the Universe.
No! That's not necessary!
The whole Universe and everything in it can be saved /healed by just one Incarnation......on one Planet.
Our understanding of Salvation is not forensic, and so for us the Incarnation actually means something. It actually has meaning. And since the Church is mysteriously united/connected with Christ's Resurrected Body........well, some of these statements that you see as being absurd, well, I see them as being beautiful and they make perfect sense!
Yeah, those statements might seem absurd from a purely
naturalistic perspective, but from a Theological perspective I see them as being beautiful! And I see no reason why such issues should be a problem! Especially when our theology in regards to salvation extends to the rest of creation itself.