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Scientific Methodology And Man's Word vs God's Word And Faith, Children Of The Gods, Adopted Children Of God Through Jesus, Are Alien Geneticists Creators Of Humankind?, Who Created The Aliens?, Idol Worship Of Ancient Israelites, Robbing God Of His Glory, Gnosis And False Knowledge, Jewish False Brethren, Alien Heresy New Age Attraction, Is New Age Thought A One World Religion? Christians Are Being Ostracized, Impartial Investigation For The Truth, UFO And New Age Beliefs Replace Christian Beliefs, Is An Invasion By Aliens Found In The Bible?, Biblical Prophecy Is A Natural Flow Of Historical Events, Bending Our Perception, UFOs In The Bible, Ezekiel's Wheel, Chariots Of Fire, War In Heaven, Satan Cast To Earth, Deceptive Nature Of Dracos - Reptilians, Satan The Old Lying Serpent, Satan And The Dracos Are Very Similar
While there are obviously a variety of factors which have contributed to this skeptical, questioning attitude, one of them, as I noted earlier in this series, is undoubtedly that over the years, faith in God, as well as faith in His Word, has been slowly replaced by faith in science, and faith in the words of mere mortal men, who are not perfect, and who can never be perfect, due to our sinful nature. For example, one dangerous attitude which has been drilled into the minds and hearts of school-aged children for decades now, is that unless something can be soundly proven through scientific methodology, then it should not be believed; or at the very least, it should be viewed with skepticism, until it can be proven. Sadly, this approach is applied to God's Word too.
The end result of this subtle brainwashing campaign, is that Biblical truths, such as the Creation Account, as described in the Book of Genesis, are viewed as being nothing more than out-dated myths; while theories such as evolution -- I prefer to call it EVILution -- are enthusiastically and erroneously embraced as scientific facts, even though they are no such thing. In short, man's fallible word has been exalted, and has prevailed over God's Word, and faith has been trampled to the ground.
Looking to the past, almost two thousand years ago, the Apostle Paul stood on the top of Mars Hill in Greece, and preached a sermon to the supposedly wise people of Athens. During that particular speech, Paul offered the following statement. I've added one word in brackets for the sake of clarification:
"For in him [God] we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring."
Acts 17:28, KJV
You see, similar to many other ancient cultures, the Greeks and the Romans not only believed in a pantheon of gods, that is to say, in many gods for every purpose and occasion, but they also embraced the misguided belief that they were the children of the gods. Thus, it may be that, in order to try to find some common ground with the people of Athens, Paul made the above statement; because, as you may recall, Paul himself explains in his Epistles, that through our faith in Christ, we likewise become the adopted sons and daughters of God. Please consider the following New Testament verses that verify this point:
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"
John 1:12, KJV
"And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection."
Luke 20:34-36, KJV
"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together."
Romans 8:15-17, KJV
"For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus."
Galatians 3:26, KJV
"Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"
Ephesians 1:5, KJV
"Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;"
Ephesians 2:19, KJV
What I've just shared with you is Scriptural truth which is believed by every Bible-believing Christian; but, as we saw earlier in this series, within New Age and UFOlogy circles, there exists another "truth". According to this "truth", the God -- "elohim", which is the plural of "el" in Hebrew -- mentioned in the Book of Genesis, actually refers to extraterrestrial beings who visited the Earth in the distant past. These beings are said to have seeded the Earth with human life; possibly by means of genetic engineering, or through some other method. Furthermore, this belief claims that these alien scientists have continued to visit the Earth, up to our modern day, in order to determine how well their "genetic experiment" has progressed. Some people take it even further than that, as you will learn shortly.
So, in essence, New Agers have replaced the Christian God of the Bible with an alien scientific expedition; and they have exchanged the creative Power of God's Spirit with advanced technology; that is, genetic engineering. Of course, if you ask these people where the aliens came from, that is, what's their place of origin, they can't tell you. They might point you to some distant star system -- which we'll be discussing later -- but that still doesn't answer the basic question of who created them. In other words, they can only go back so far before they are forced to admit that even the aliens, if they truly exist, must have likewise had a creator of some kind. Their only escape, even though it is not a valid one, is to fall back on the deceptive lie of evolution.
You may recall that in part three we read how Paul condemned the foolish citizens of Rome, because they sought to rob God of His Glory, by reducing Him to the images, or statues, of men, and of four-footed beasts, which was a clear violation of the very first law that was given to Moses on Mount Sinai, as we read in the following verses, taken from the twentieth chapter of the Book of Exodus:
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;"
Exodus 20:3-5, KJV
In some cases, similar to other ancient cultures, the Roman idols were part human, and part animal. As I explain in the series "The Fruits Of Disobedience", in the Old Testament, the Lord condemned the heathen for practicing the very same thing. Following their liberation from Egyptian bondage, the Israelites also engaged in the evil worship of heathen gods; and hundreds of years later, we find Prophets like Jeremiah still warning them to repent of their wicked deeds. Consider the following verses:
"Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them."
Psalms 115:4-8, KJV
"As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets, Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us. But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah."
Jeremiah 2:26-28, KJV
"For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. . . . But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities."
Jeremiah 10:3-5, 8, KJV
So how is the worship of false gods and goddesses of the past related to our current discussion concerning New Age thought and UFOlogy? Simply put, just as the Israelites, the Greeks, the Romans, and a host of other heathen nations robbed God of His Glory by replacing Him with deaf and dumb idols of their own making, New Agers and UFO cultists are essentially doing the very same thing when they attempt to reduce "El Shaddai", the Almighty God, to a race of almond-eyed, grey skinny-armed aliens who travel throughout the Universe in order to conduct genetic experiments and seed life on inhabitable worlds.
In both cases, such people are stealing the Glory from God, pushing the one true God to the side, and giving credit for the Creation to someone, or to something else. Regardless of whether it is an ancient god, a modern-day alien, or a false theory like EVILution, the result is still the same: God is being taken out of the picture, and He doesn't like it! His Word tells us that He will not give His Glory to another, as we see by these verses:
"I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images."
Isaiah 42:8, KJV
"For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another."
Isaiah 48:11, KJV
What is also alarming about this "alien expedition" belief, is that some people within the UFO cult embrace these ideas with as much religious fervor as we Christians embrace the Biblical account of Creation. To make matters worse, they don't view their beliefs as a religion, but rather as sound science. I am reminded of another verse written by Paul, to Timothy, where he warns Timothy to beware of false science. The verse states:
"O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:"
1 Timothy 6:20, KJV
In the previous verse, the word "science" is derived from the Greek word "gnosis", which literally means "knowledge"; so in reality, what Paul is telling Timothy, is that he must guard his flock against those who argue against the faith by using false knowledge. In writing these words, Paul was referring to those people who claimed to possess an understanding of spiritual matters, but who were in fact, only leading God's sheep astray from the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.
As I mention in some of my other articles, a primary example of this were the Law-bound Orthodox Jews, who insisted that certain aspects of the Mosaic Law, like circumcision, still had to be observed, in order for one to obtain Salvation. In other words, according to these false brethren and deceivers, professing faith in the Sacrifice of Christ was not enough. According to these snakes, Jesus didn't really pay the full price for our sins. They attempted to convince new converts to the Christian faith that they still had to supplement our Lord's Sacrifice with the "good deeds" of the Law, so as to merit Salvation. These subtle wolves were a constant source of concern to Paul. Thus, in some of his Epistles, as well as in the Book of Acts, we find such verses as these:
"For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock."
Acts 20:29, KJV
"Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise."
1 Corinthians 3:18, KJV
"And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know."
1 Corinthians 8:2, KJV
"As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
Galatians 1:9, KJV
If there's one thing of which I'm certain, it's that some New Agers and UFO believers, clearly preach another gospel; that is, an alien gospel, which outright contradicts the Bible. In the words of the Apostle Paul, such people should be cursed, and their doctrines of devils completely ignored, because it is false science, and false knowledge which poisons the soul.
As I first mentioned in part five, not only do these people embrace the belief of an alien science expedition visiting the Earth many millennia ago in order to plant human life on our planet, but they also blindly accept the aliens' claim of having created Jesus Christ, and raising Him from the dead on the third day, by means of their technology. As I also stated earlier, according to these doctrines of devils, the Lord is stripped of His Divine Nature, and is assigned the position of "Ascended Master", or "Avatar", along with Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Muhammad, and similar philosophers and spiritual leaders who have lived down through the ages. Together, they supposedly form an elite body of individuals known as the "Great White Brotherhood", also referred to as the "Angelic Hierarchy".
If the Apostle Peter were alive today, surely he would regard such ungodly beliefs as part of the "damnable heresies" that he wrote about in the following verse:
"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction."
2 Peter 2:1, KJV
Given these terrible lies that are being promoted by some New Age advocates, is it really any wonder that some people become so confused once they fall into their clutches? As I briefly mentioned in part five, New Age doctrine appears to be a strange mixture of the "Space Brothers" concept -- that being that the good aliens are here to assist humanity and are our brothers -- along with a few beliefs taken from the Christian faith, as well as from some Eastern religions. As I noted earlier, the whole intent here seems to be to try to please everyone, and to draw everyone into their subtle web of deception, by promoting an atmosphere of open-mindedness.
In a subtle way, it appears as if the promoters of New Age thought are suggesting that their belief system, as weird as it is, is better than all of the rest of the world's belief systems, because it attempts to assimilate all of them, and harmonize their conflicting views.
Sadly, this kind of unified belief system appeals to a lot of people, because they believe that it will help to solve some of the world's problems, such as wars that often result from different religious views. But, as Jacques Vallée came to realize, it has all the earmarks of becoming a One World Religion. The day may come when those who do not accept New Age beliefs are made to appear as the narrow-minded villains. In fact, with we Christians, this has already begun to happen due to our beliefs concerning such social issues as abortion, birth control, gay and lesbian rights, stem cell research and other controversial topics.
So the truth is, that while some people may deny it, UFOlogy and New Age thought has already become a religion. Just as members of organized religion create their particular set of acceptable doctrines, some New Agers and UFO cultists do the very same thing, and they don't want to be confused with the facts. As a result, when somebody such as myself comes along, and attempts to offer a Biblical perspective on a particular issue, we are quite often shunned, ridiculed, or told to go elsewhere. Again, I speak from personal experience. This has happened to me on quite a few occasions. Some of the people I have had to deal with over the years have been extremely antichrist. A few of them have hated me with a passion, and have attacked me quite viciously in a verbal sense. Sadly, it seems that a lot of these people belong to the misguided younger generation, although not all of them.
In my view, how can someone claim to really be searching for the truth behind the alien and UFO phenomenon, if they aren't even willing to consider all of the possibilities? To be so quick to disregard the Holy Bible, which contains a number of unusual verses and incidents which may point to the spiritual nature of the UFO phenomenon, isn't being very impartial in one's investigation for the truth. Some people want to be so convinced that these "alien beings" and UFOs originate on other planets, that they will outright reject anything which might suggest otherwise. It is akin to living in denial of what might be the truth, or creating one's own delusion.
So one of the main points I wish to establish here, is that within the New Age/UFO culture, certain Biblical truths have been supplanted and replaced by "more acceptable" substitutes which don't sound quite as religious. Primary among these is the erroneous belief that while there is no God, there are most definitely aliens; and according to some New Agers, it is these aliens who are our "true creators". In short, as I noted earlier, some UFO cultists remain convinced that an advanced alien race are the "elohim" discussed in the Bible.
As we have already seen, a second important belief which has been embraced by some of these UFO cultists, is that what we Christians view as being spiritual power, and miracles from God, is in reality, advanced technology which is currently beyond our human understanding and capabilities. With these two tenets of the UFO culture, the need for a Christian God is wiped out; the need for a spirit world is wiped out; and the need for miracles is wiped out. It has all been replaced by advanced science in the hands of an alien race.
But you see, the truth of the matter is quite the opposite. While they may not realize it now, the people who accept the lies of these so-called "aliens", may be setting themselves up for the strong delusion which lies ahead. At this point in our discussion, let me mention that in my many years of researching and studying God's Word, I have never come across anything in the Bible which clearly suggests that an alien invasion from Outer Space is going to occur. If such an event is truly foretold, then up until now, I have failed to find it. What I personally see within the pages of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, seems to be a natural progression of historical, political, military and religious events, sans alien beings. To reiterate, in a normal reading of the Bible -- that is, what we see in the verses in black and white in front of our faces -- there is really no clear indication of an impending alien invasion from Outer Space, which is going to shock the world. It's just not there.
However, if we are willing to bend our perception a certain degree, and extend our faith somewhat, and open our minds a little more, it is possible to see things which may not be meant for the casual Bible reader. This is precisely what I attempt to do with my series "Under the Cloud: UFOs and the Holy Bible". While we may not discover any mention of UFOs in the Bible if we read it in the normal manner, if we alter our perspective, we begin to see the possibility of UFOs in a number of important places. One key example with which you may be familiar, are the visions of the Prophet Ezekiel. One of these visions in particular, is commonly referred to as "Ezekiel's Wheel", and can be found in Ezekiel chapters one and ten.
Now, I realize that you may not agree with everything that I suggest in the aforementioned series; but at the very least, I hope that it motivates you to open your mind to consider other possibilities. To be honest, even I haven't arrived at any final conclusions regarding the topics that I discuss in that series. Nothing I state there is written in stone, and a lot of what I propose there is merely personal speculation.
But for the sake of discussion, let us assume for the moment, that some of the speculations I make in that series are true. More specifically, let's assume that God and the Angelic Host are in some way associated with what we refer to as UFOs, or flying saucers. This is the same premise that I put forth in my series "Chariots of Fire: A Voluntary Voyage to Heaven?". If God does possess a fleet of inter-dimensional vehicles of some sort, as seen by Ezekiel and others, and if Satan is a usurper -- as we know he is -- and tries to copy what God does, is it possible that Satan might employ the use of such craft as well?
If we assume this to be true, then our next question is to ask: Is it possible that there might actually be some kind of veiled suggestion in the Bible, for an "alien invasion" from Outer Space, even if said beings aren't really aliens at all? If we also accept this as being true, then we must question if these events, which may be hidden in the pages of the Bible, might possibly be related in some way to the much-publicized "alien abduction" experience, and the many alleged UFO sightings in our modern day. In short, as we have already seen, some people are seeing and experiencing something which is outside of everyday normal events. It would not be wise on our part to label all of them as just being crazy. Therefore, if what they are experiencing does not originate from the depths of Outer Space, then where does it come from?
As many of you will know, Satan and the Fallen Angels are described for us in the Apocalypse -- or Book of Revelation -- as a great red dragon and a third part of the stars which fall to the Earth. The Scriptures inform us that they attempt to establish their kingdom of darkness on Earth, following their defeat in a great spiritual battle in the Heavenly Realm, against Michael the Archangel and his Angels. As a result of losing this celestial war, we are told that Satan, who is also known as the Devil, is permanently cast out of Heaven, where he accuses the Saints of God day and night. Thus, in great wrath, he and his demons come down to the Earth. Consider the following verses which describe these events:
"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth . . . And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night . . . Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
Revelation 12:3-4, 7-10, 12, KJV
I don't know how much you the reader have delved into the realm of UFOlogy, but allow me to inform you that what I've just quoted for you bears somewhat of a resemblance to some of the stories I have read in alien/UFO literature regarding the so-called "alien civilization", which UFO cultists refer to as the "Dracos" or "Reptilians", which I first mentioned in part four of this series. According to UFOlogists, these alien creatures are said to possess dry, scaly skin, which is usually brown or gray in color. In the various images of these alleged creatures, which are dispersed across the web, they are normally depicted as having reptilian or serpentine characteristics.
The "Dracos", or "Reptilians", are also described by some UFO cultists, as being very aggressive and deceitful, thus making them rather untrustworthy. In some regards, this description is similar to how the Bible describe that old serpent, Satan, or the Devil. As I shared with you earlier in this series, in exposing the deceptive nature of that creature of darkness, Jesus Himself said the following concerning the Devil in John chapter eight:
". . . 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 8:44, KJV
In the very first book of the Bible, i.e., Genesis, we find another very interesting verse which adds further similarity between these so-called "Dracos", or "Reptilians", and that deceiver, Satan. The first verse in Genesis chapter three states:
"Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?"
Genesis 3:1, KJV
So from those two verses, we see that Satan is described as being like a serpent, subtle, deceptive and a liar, which are the very same attributes which are used by UFO cultists to describe the "Dracos", or "Reptilians". Incidentally, the Dracos/Reptilians are sometimes referred to as the "Grays", or the "Greys".
Please go to part eight for the continuation of this series.
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