Monday, March 31, 2014

UFO's and the Bible: Part 3: Who Are They?

 As we covered in the previous  two posts, the human race has been seeing  strange lights in the sky and  encounters with odd  beings for as long as recorded history.  It is only recently that the  popular imagination has rendered this 'whatevers' as intelligent visitors from another world. These visitors are assumed to be more intelligent than us, and certainly more evolved than us. But those of us that try to look at the world from a Biblical perspective, cannot subscribe to the 'little green men from Mars' theory.  The Bible is clear; the earth alone was made to be inhabited.  The God who made the earth intends to rule from here, and all of his creation come to worship him here.  Now we must address the  final question; if they aren't aliens, what are they?
  Keep in mind that the human race does not exist in a  vacuum. The Bible presents us with the  idea of an adversary; the devil. He was the "anointed cherub that covereth" and now he is the  "accuser of the brethren". Though not omniscient or omnipresent, he is proclaimed to be, in scripture, "the god of this world".  In Ephesians  6:12, our warfare  against the spiritual  forces is said to have its theatre of operations the  "high places". Furthermore, the devil is said  in Ephesians 2 to be the "prince of the power of the air".    These lights in the sky could very well be the  manifestations  of the one that the Bible  says  masquerades as an "angel of light".  Since Genesis chapter 3, his goal has been to  delude, confuse, and pervert men away from the service of God.  He uses  every trick in his arsenal, including bad doctrine and  anti-biblical philosophy to blind the  eyes and hearts of men and thusly deny God the worship that is his due.  It seems hardly surprising then that, among the  pile of bankrupt ideas of the New Age movement, we would find a reverence for these enlightened visitors that borders on worship.  This particular subset of New Age literature props up the narrative that a  warring, polluting self-destructive  humanity  needs the intervention of these space brothers who will then  usher humanity into a period of peace, prosperity, and universal brotherhood. None of this should surprise the  Bible believer who was warned of "seducing spirits" and "doctrines of devils".
  Much as  there are people who claim to  channel the spirits of the  dead, there are  New Age practitioners who claim to be able to relay messages from space men.  These messages, assuming they are genuine, are  revealing in themselves. You see, if these visitors are actually  enlightened beings further along the evolutionary trail than us, as they claim to be, then surely  they would have outgrown the  narrow-minded precepts of religious thought.  One would think they would give no more heed to the Bible than a modern man gives to cave drawings. But quite the opposite,these  beings seem  veritably obsessed with the person of Jesus Christ. Though odd behavior for an alien, it falls right into line with the  character of the one who claimed "I will be like the Most High."
  In the  book Alien Contact: The Messages they Bring by Bonnie Meyer  these visitors take credit for a great deal of God's work. "a UFO moved in the sky to Bethlehem and then placed itself by a star in the sky.  and also a UFO helped to part the Red Sea..by lasers...the UFO's were working for God...These UFO's provided the manna from heaven.  No, I'm not saying that God did not do this, but God worked through the UFO's to produce this.  Also , God used a laser to write  those things on the tablet, the commandments.  These UFO's also parted the Jordan river."
  Furthermore, these beings when they communicate  manifest many of the same characteristics  of a poltergeist  with  the occult phenomena that typically surround a haunting or a  possession.  Strange noises , unexplained marks, lost time,  television or radio interference are all hallmarks of a poltergeist and also accompany a visitation or an 'abduction'.  Frankly, these abduction stories are not for the faint of heart. They often involve torture, and  only  appear to happen to the unsaved.  One doesn't have to read far into the  alien abduction to see that, as Dave Hunt quipped " The same people in charge of haunted houses are in charge of flying saucers."
  A recent theme that has surfaced is the  idea of alien-human breeding program.  This isn't particularly 'recent' though, as the same  stunt was pulled  back in Genesis 6. As usual, your Bible runs decades ahead of current events. Missler and Eastman, in their book  Alien Abductions write "A recurring theme in the abduction scenario is the delivery of detailed messages to abductees . The messages delivered  to abductees are typically done by  telepathic (mind to mind) conversations..In some cases, abductees report being shown scenes or messages on large screens within the alien craft. These messages are usually horrific  prophetic scenarios about impending cataclysmic events on earth and the destruction of Earth due to  environmental degradation.  In some cases overt religious messages are given to abductees. These messages can include the notion that he aliens are our creators, that they are trying to  advance our evolution through these breeding programs, and that mankind must unify- with their assistance- into a system  of global governance and religion in order to survive the future cataclysms."
  Dr. Jacques Valee wrote in Confrontations ; "The medical examination to which abductees are said to be subjected , often accompanied by sadistic sexual manipulation, is reminiscent of the medieval tales of encounters with demons.  It makes no sense in a sophisticated or technical framework; any intelligent being  equipped with the  scientific marvels  that UFOs posses would be in a position  to achieve any of these alleged scientific objectives in a shorter time and with fewer risks."
  John Ankenberg and John Weldon ask  the obvious question in their book The Facts on UFOs and Other Supernatural Phenomena.  "Further , in light of the messages given by the UFO entities, how credible is it to think that literally thousands of genuine extraterrestrials would fly millions or billions of light years simply to teach new Age philosophy, deny Christianity, and support the occult?  And why would the entities actually possess and inhabit people ( as in Walk-ins and channeling) just like demons do if they were really advanced extraterrestrials?  Why would they consistently lie about things which we know are true,  and why would they purposefully deceive their contacts?"
   As the final  nail in the coffin, I  give you a quote from the esteemed Carl Sagan, who, though an  opponent of Biblical  Christianity  his entire life, became a Bible believer on December 20th, 1996.  In his work Intelligent Life in the Universe, Dr. Sagan asked "What might an  advanced extraterrestrial civilization want from us?  One of the primary  motivations for the exploration of the New World  was to  convert the inhabitants to Christianity -peacefully if possible-forcefully if necessary. Can we exclude the possibility of an extraterrestrial evangelism?"


Note:  Anyone interested in  a more detailed coverage of this topic should read this.  It's the least I can do after  'borrowing' his  graphic.
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