According to the Raelians
, the Elohim are a human-like alien race that created life through scientific processes on Earth. They are not gods, nor are they to be treated as such. The Elohim created humanity as an equal, just as their creators once created them as equals. Through this process, intelligent life continues to develop throughout the galaxy.
Translation of "Elohim":
Raelians hold that the correct meaning of the word Elohim is "those who comes from the sky." They believe more traditional translations of the word are in error.
The word has a long history in the Hebrew language, where it is used most commonly to denote God, and can also be used to refer to gods in the plural. The root-meaning is unknown, although the Jewish Encyclopedia
suggests it might originally have literally meant "He who is the object of fear or reverence," or "He with whom one who is afraid takes refuge."
Relationship With Humanity:
The Elohim have periodically contacted humans and made them prophets in order to communicate their wishes and teach the fledgling human race. Such prophets include major religious leaders such as Mohammad, Jesus, Moses and the Buddha. Rael is the most recent and the last of the prophets.
The Elohim do not interfere or communicate with humanity on a day-today basis. Only prophets communicate with the Elohim at all. Raelians accept their existence but do not pray to them, worship them, or expect divine intervention from them. They are not gods, but rather simply technologically advanced beings very similar to us.
Through Rael, The Elohim have communicated that they will make their presence known to all of humanity no later than 2035. However, in order for this to occur, humanity must prove that it is ready to join the wider galactic human race. Such proof will include the ending of war and the building of an embassy through which the Elohim can work.