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Having now examined the meanings of the actual Hebrew words used in the Old Testament, allow me to also inform you that, contrary to this woman's assertion, the word "alien" is only used five times in the Authorized King James Version of the Bible, and not twenty-six times; and it means exactly what the above definitions say it means. But, to be fair to this woman, allow me to also point out that in other places where these various Hebrew words are used, they are translated as "stranger", and not as "alien". However, as we've now seen, they are in fact synonymous terms. Following are the five verses where they're translated as "alien" in the KJV Bible. It will become clear to you that they mean a stranger, or a foreigner, or one who feels alienated; that is, estranged, ostracized, or out of place:
"And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:"
Exodus 18:3, KJV
"Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk."
Deuteronomy 14:21, KJV
"They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight."
Job 19:15, KJV
"I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children."
Psalms 69:8, KJV
"And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers."
Isaiah 61:5, KJV
In addition, the word "aliens" is used a total of three times. As occurs in the previous five verses, the meaning of "aliens" is exactly the same as the definitions which are provided by the Hebrew and Greek lexicons. Following are the three verses where "aliens" is found:
"Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens."
Lamentations 5:2, KJV
"That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:"
Ephesians 2:12, KJV
"Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens."
Hebrews 11:34, KJV
In the last two verses, the word "aliens" is derived from the Greek words "apallotrioo" and "allotrios". Thayer's Greek English Lexicon offers the following definitions for these two words:
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KJV - be alienated with + 5607 2, be alien 1; 3
1) to alienate, estrange
2) to be shut out from one's fellowship and intimacy
KJV - stranger 4, another man's 4, strange 2, other men's 2, other 1, alien 1; 14
1) belonging to another
2) foreign, strange, not of one's own family, alien, an enemy
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Thus, it is easy to conclude from this cursory study of the original Hebrew and Greeks words used in the Old and the New Testaments, that when the word "alien" is used in the Bible, it is not referring to space aliens by any means; it is normally referring to non-Hebrew people, or else to those who feel like strangers amongst their own people. Even attempting to accept the word "alien" as meaning beings from Outer Space in the previous verses, makes them sound so bizarre, and rather ridiculous; and it totally changes the meanings of the verses, and takes them completely out of context.
As I told this woman who had written to me, if people like her would take the time to conduct more serious research, instead of just blindly accepting the words of New Age and UFO cult figures such as Sheldon Nidle, Robert Morningsky, Metatron, Cosmic Awareness, and the plethora of other false prophets, mystical gurus, wannabe psychics, oriental yogis, etc., who prey upon them, they would do themselves a lot of good.
Sadly, as I mentioned earlier, some people knowingly reject the truth, even when you put it right in front of them. They intentionally choose to embrace their delusion, because it's just too difficult for them to admit their error and confess that they have been wrong. Their pride is obviously greater than their desire to know the truth. It is easier, and more comfortable for some people, to continue believing the lie, come what may; and sometimes they will defend it ferociously. In fact, the Bible tells us that if people insist on being deceived, God will not only allow it, but He will send them the delusion that they desire, as we see here:
". . . because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:"
2 Thessalonians 2:10b-11, KJV
"I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."
Isaiah 66:4, KJV
In speaking about God's Salvation, and how His fellow Jews would for the most part reject Him as the long-awaited and prophesied Savior, Jesus Himself said in the Gospel of John:
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
John 3:19-20, KJV
What a tragic picture of the backslider in heart. They are bathed in the light of the truth of God's Word; but sadly, they foolishly reject it and turn away from it. They prefer their spiritual darkness and ignorance, and shun walking in the light of Gospel truth. Such people have become prisoners of their own pride and foolish stubbornness, because they've rejected the freedom which God's Word offers them. As Jesus said to the Jews in John chapter eight:
". . . If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free . . . If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."
John 8:31b-32, 36, KJV
Many people are stumbling about in spiritual darkness today, bound by invisible chains which they can't even see, because they have rejected the truth which God's Word offers them. They have become slaves to the sin of unbelief. He is their master; and as the Apostle Paul wrote:
"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"
Romans 6:16, KJV
It is for this very reason, that during one of His sermons in the synagogue at Nazareth, Jesus quoted some verses from the Old Testament, in order to explain to His audience how He had come to set the captives free from sin and spiritual darkness and ignorance. He said on that day:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
Luke 4:18-19, KJV
As I recall, this woman never wrote to me again. I don't know what happened to her. Maybe in His Mercy, God was eventually able to get through to her, and she accepted the truth of His Word; or maybe not. Once we reject the truth, it becomes even more difficult for us to accept it at some later time in our lives; because with each rejection, we are forced to harden our hearts just a little more; and we slowly become callous creatures who are no longer able to even feel the conviction of God's Spirit working in our lives. As the Apostle Paul wrote to the brethren:
"This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness."
Ephesians 4:17-19, KJV
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;"
1 Timothy 4:1-2, KJV
Please notice some of the descriptive phrases that Paul uses in those Scriptures. He talks about having our understanding darkened, becoming ignorant -- or lacking in knowledge -- and suffering from spiritual blindness in our hearts. But then notice what he says in order to even further emphasize what a terrible state this is. He says that people become past feeling; they become numb to the conviction of God's Spirit speaking to their hearts.
In that second group of verses, that is precisely what Paul means when he talks about their conscience being seared with a hot iron. I believe that Paul is referring to the process of cauterization. When you cauterize a wound with heat, such as with a hot iron, electricity, or with some other agent, the nerves and tissues become scarred and deadened, so that the person can no longer feel anything in that part of their body. This was a common practice in times past. It helped to prevent infection, stopped the bleeding, and caused a wound to heal more quickly.
So as I was saying, once we begin to harden our hearts to the Voice of God's Spirit, and begin to reject the truth of His Word, we are setting ourselves up for strong delusion. If we fail to accept God's truth, then nothing remains but Satan's lies and deceptions. Nevertheless, once people hear the truth of God's Word, they will be held accountable for it, whether they receive the truth or not. They may choose to foolishly flee back to their world of spiritual darkness, but as the Lord pointedly stated concerning the unbelieving Jews of His own time, their sins of rebellion and unbelief have already been exposed, and they are now without excuse, as we see here:
"If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin."
John 15:22, KJV
While I have pointed to the ancient Jews as an example of the folly that men practice when they knowingly reject the truth of God's Word, Paul's words hold a very stiff warning for our current generation as well.
Paul's words perfectly describe our current time. Consider the facts: Today, while God and His Word are steadily being pushed out of our lives, to the point that some Christians are being ridiculed and chastised for daring to speak about their faith openly, on the other hand, believing in aliens and UFOs is really nothing of which one has to be ashamed. People might look at you in an odd way if you claim to have seen a UFO, but just dare to be a little aggressive when it comes to sharing your Christian faith with others, and some people will automatically accuse you of being a cultist, or an extremist, or a dangerous religious fanatic; or else they will reprimand you, and preach to you about the virtues of the separation of church and state, or some other nonsense.
Accepting gay and lesbian "marriages" is also being viewed more and more as a, ahem, "healthy" sign of our adapting to the times. Cold-blooded abortion and embryonic stem cell research are embraced as acceptable medical practices, even though they involve the murder of real human beings. In the curriculum area, our children are aggressively being taught that we are all the descendants of apes, and are not really made in the image of God, as per the Biblical account. And of course, we all need some spiritual depth in our lives, so having one's personal psychics, gurus and so-called "spirit helpers" has become the norm, rather than the exception. And the list goes on. As Paul would also later write to Timothy in his second Epistle:
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
2 Timothy 4:3, KJV
So the Apostle Paul's words can certainly be applied to our modern day. From teachers in our public schools, to preachers in our pulpits, society is being flooded with all kinds of bizarre theories and doctrines; none of which can stand up to Scriptural scrutiny. It is mass deception such as we have never experienced before, and the mass media is a partner in the game. In describing the Roman citizenry of his own time, and how they had exchanged the truth of God for the practice of worshipping nature and the human form, through the construction of idols crafted in the shape of animals, humans, and other things, the Apostle Paul made a statement which again can be equally applied to our modern society. In his Epistle to the brethren at Rome, Paul wrote the following:
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
Romans 1:21-25, KJV
Notice what Paul says there. He says that they "changed the truth of God into a lie". Amazing! Man hasn't changed in two thousand years, has he? Many foolish people today are doing the very same thing. They claim that God doesn't exist, and that His Word, the Bible, is just some made-up fairy tale. Others claim that the Bible was a fabrication of the church, in order to exert influence and control over the ignorant masses. While there is a certain truth to this accusation, please understand that those who make such statements, are referring to organized religion, such as the powerful Roman Catholic Church; which did in fact do many things which were contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and they should definitely be condemned.
However, we need to recognize that the failures of organized religion are not sufficient evidence to deny the existence of a Divine Creator, or to cast doubt upon or to refute the truthfulness of His Holy Word. Some ungodly people, such as the so-called "Jesus Seminar" for example, go so far as to claim that Jesus Christ never truly existed as a historical figure; and on and on they go with their lies. But let us not forget what God's Word plainly tells us regarding such false accusers:
"God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"
Numbers 23:19, KJV
"God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."
Romans 3:4, KJV
"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;"
Titus 1:2, KJV
In contrast to God's truthful nature, speaking of the Devil, God's chief adversary, consider what Jesus had to say to the unbelieving Jews of His own day:
". . . He [the Devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
John 8:44b, KJV
The Apostle John was also rather direct in his Epistles when it came to exposing the sin of unbelief. Not only did John expose such rebellion, but he outright said that such people are both liars and antichrists -- that is, against Christ -- as we see here:
"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
1 John 2:22, KJV
"He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son."
1 John 5:10, KJV
"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
1 John 1:10, KJV
So, the ungodly times in which we now live have created the perfect atmosphere for believing in strange things such as aliens and UFOs. If you have personally read some of the bizarre UFO material which is available all over the Internet, then you will already know that some of it is literally the "doctrines of devils", and very antichrist in nature. It is full of lies and deception.
Returning to my previous comments, as I pointed out in part two, when I first began researching the UFO phenomenon, I was rather skeptical. For the most part, I dismissed it as being nothing more that the fabrication of a lot of people with imaginative minds, or people who just wanted to belong to something special, unique and different, regardless of whether or not there was any truth to it. And of course, I also reasoned that there were those people who were simply habitual liars, or who found humor in inventing UFO stories, or who really did have some serious psychological problems.
One particular incident which comes to mind, which is still debated to this day, concerns Ed Walters and the so-called Gulf Breeze UFO, which occurred in late 1987 and 1988. You will find plenty of information regarding this controversy on the Internet, and I will leave it up to you to form your own opinion concerning it.
So the point is, there are in fact quite a few charlatans and deceivers out there who are skilled at taking advantage of people's gullibility for the sake of personal profit, or so that they can gain their moment of fame, or perhaps for some other reason. A few verses which come to mind are the following:
"That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;"
Ephesians 4:14, KJV
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
2 Timothy 3:13, KJV
While I have remained conscious of the fact that intentional deception has plagued the UFO controversy for years now, at the same time, I must also confess that over the past twenty plus years since I first authored this article, given the frequency with which these incidents are being reported, I have been forced to re-evaluate my position. Another factor which has influenced my own thinking, is the fact that a few of these people have personally written to me by email, and with a sense of utter conviction, have shared their UFO experiences with me.
If one studies enough of these testimonies concerning UFO encounters, it becomes clear that some of these people are not just psychologically-unbalanced individuals who are in need of help. They are educated, highly-disciplined people. They come from all walks of life, as well as from all social levels. They also participate in a variety of religions, or embrace no religion at all. These people are sincere, and they are absolutely convinced of what they have seen, heard and experienced, whether you and I believe them or not.
So, in all fairness to them, it would simply not be right to categorize all of these individuals as charlatans. It seems to me that some of them -- I honestly cannot say how many -- must be seeing something unusual; they must be experiencing something out of the ordinary. Let's face it. Responsible, rational people simply do not go out of their way to share UFO stories, which they know have the potential for ruining their lives, and/or wrecking their professional careers; but that is precisely what some of these people have done. In my mind, the fact that they would do this, indicates that these people have weighed the dangers in their mind, and yet have ultimately determined that going public with their story was what needed to be done, no matter the cost to themselves; whether it is ridicule, public embarrassment, harassment, alienation, or worse.
One intriguing incident which comes to mind concerns that of Kenju Terauchi. I am not certain of his current status, but thirty-two years ago, in 1986, Terauchi was an experienced senior captain with Japan Airlines, or JAL. In November of that same year, Captain Terauchi and his two-man crew were conducting a flight from Paris, France to Tokyo, Japan via Iceland, Canada and Anchorage, Alaska. Their flight number was JAL 1628, and they were carrying a shipment of French wine. What adds credibility to this particular story is the fact that the object they reported seeing was also detected on radar by the Air Route Traffic Control Center located in Anchorage. This development prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct an investigation into the matter. While I won't go into all of the details concerning this case, since you can research it for yourself on the web, I do think that it is important to state that, as a result of going public with his story, Captain Terauchi was grounded, although he was reinstated several years later.
Of course, as I noted earlier in this series, for some UFO researchers, the most convincing case to date which points to the possibility that an alien intelligence has visited Planet Earth in the past, and may in fact still be visiting it today, concerns the alleged UFO crash which occurred one stormy night in early July of 1947, in the desert highlands of southeastern New Mexico in the USA. While this intriguing incident is commonly referred to as the "Roswell Crash", it should be pointed out, that in actuality, there is evidence to support the theory that the terrible events of that night may have really begun outside of Corona, New Mexico, when an alien craft encountered mechanical difficulties, due to the intense lightning storm.
Some researchers believe that said object may have actually first struck the ground on the now-famous Foster Ranch which is located about forty-five minutes outside of Corona. This impact resulted in a large gouge in the ground, as well as a fan-shaped debris field about the size of two dozen football fields. This theory proposes that the object merely clipped the ground at this point, and then ricocheted back into the sky, and continued on a trajectory towards Roswell.
Severely damaged, the craft finally crashed before reaching Roswell. This would have been some fifteen or twenty miles beyond the original impact point located on the Foster Ranch. It is also claimed that several miles from the Foster Ranch, possibly three, and maybe four decomposing alien bodies were discovered; and there may have been additional bodies also. Some researchers theorize that W. W. "Mack" Brazel, who at that time was the foreman of the Foster Ranch, may have even discovered some bodies on the Foster Ranch property itself; and that it may have been this development that motivated Brazel to contact the sheriff's office, and ultimately the U.S. military.
As I mentioned a moment ago, what adds validity to accounts such as the Roswell Incident, is the volume of witnesses who have stepped forward to share their stories. In the case of the Roswell Crash, since that fateful night seven decades ago, literally hundreds of people have been interviewed, and have been given a chance to share what they saw or heard on that dark, stormy night, and in the days, weeks, months and years that followed. These aren't just people who are merely seeking their moment of fame. Many of them are serious-minded professionals, such as military people -- for example, refer to Philip J. Corso's 1998 book called "The Day After Roswell" -- scientists, doctors, academics, journalists, etc., who have had to weigh the cost of coming forward with their info regarding Roswell. Sadly, some, particularly in the case of certain military personnel, have chosen rather to go to the grave with their long-held secrets; either due to their fear of retribution from their superiors, or possibly due to their sense of patriotism and concern for national security.
In spite of the reluctance of some of the witnesses to share what they know regarding Roswell, collectively-speaking, the people who have stepped forward, have created an amazing UFO account which, in my mind, seems both believable, and rather convincing. Personally, I have spent many hours examining a considerable amount of Roswell UFO crash related evidence. This includes personal testimonies, reports, documentaries, and videos. Being as I am not a professional in either the military or in the scientific realm, I obviously can't vouch for the accuracy or impeccability of said material; however, even still, from the material I have examined, I'm left with the clear impression that something important happened in Roswell in July of 1947; and that to this day, there exists a body of people who simply don't want us to know about it.
Ironically, one of the factors which has pushed me to adopt my current position, is the obvious reluctance of the U.S. Government to share what it really knows regarding the 1947 Roswell Incident. In fact, from a logical standpoint, it is difficult to imagine how anyone, at least anyone who has an open mind, can examine the available evidence regarding the on-going events that began that night outside of Roswell and Corona, and not arrive at the conclusion that for seven decades now, and for whatever its reasons, Washington simply has not leveled with the American public. Even a person with a simple background will detect that something is amiss, and that some kind of official cover-up has been in place all of this time.
As people familiar with the Roswell Incident already know, that cover-up began within hours after the original story had been broken to the public via the mass media of the day. In its original press release, the military clearly stated that a "flying disc" had been recovered outside of Roswell; and this is the story which swiftly circulated around the globe. But then, the US military quickly changed the story, and stated that it was actually a weather balloon. Once the weather balloon story began to wear thin, American citizens were told that the Corona/Roswell events were related to a secret government project known as Project Mogul. We'll be examining this issue more closely later on in this series.
If there is really no truth to the Roswell UFO Crash story, then it is only fair to ask why the US Government has found it necessary to engage in such a long-term cover-up of the events that occurred, beginning that night of July 7, 1947. Why has Washington been so reluctant to share what it knows about said events? Why has there been such a tremendous lack of cooperation from the U.S. Government when FOIA -- Freedom of Information Act -- documents have been requested which are related to the events? Why has there been such a tremendous disinformation campaign for something which supposedly never happened, and which doesn't exist?
According to the many reports and testimonies that I've read, many people, both military and civilian, were silenced by the American Government through a variety of means. This included bribery, intimidation, psychological manipulation, and even threats of death to them and their families. Again, I will be providing a few specific examples later on in this series. If the 1947 Roswell UFO event was really just a "weather balloon malfunction", does it make sense that the U.S. military would resort to such heavy-handed tactics in order to silence any individuals who might wish to discuss it?
We must also call into question, how it is that U.S. military personnel, who were specifically trained to use, and who were very familiar with weather balloons, could possibly mistake one for a flying disc. Such a request by the U.S. Government really asks us to suspend our disbelief. Allow me to remind you that these were a very sophisticated group of people. In fact, according to information I've read, they were the very team which was responsible for the Enola Gay, and the atomic bombs which were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, via the small Western Pacific island of Tinian. To think that such highly-trained people could mistake a weather balloon for a flying disc really defies the imagination. Personally, I find the suggestion quite ludicrous; and in fact, an insult to the intelligence of the average American citizen.
So, from reading accounts such as that of Captain Terauchi, the Roswell UFO event, as well as a number of others, I have personally become convinced that something strange is indeed occurring here on Planet Earth. I don't know exactly what it is, or from where it originates, or who is really behind it, but I do have some strong suspicions; and I am not convinced that it is what many people perceive it to be. As we continue this series in part four, I will be sharing more of my views with you. I hope that you will join me.
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