Archive for the ‘UFOs’ Category

We know from the Bible that angels are able to alter their appearance, and can appear human if they desire. The words “angels,” and “men,” are often used in speaking of them in the same section of scripture (Genesis 18:1,2,16,22, and 19:1 plus 19:12-16). They can eat food that humans consume (Genesis 18,8, and 19:3). Notice in Genesis 19:16 that they can physically take someone by the hand to lead them.

Fallen angels could easily deceive humans into worshipping them as gods. Without doubt they have much to do with the origins of myths. In reporting historical interactions between humans and fallen angels, early man would have been limited in much the same way as we would be today. Human beings are restricted by incomplete knowledge, and it is practically always necessary to fill in the blanks. The results can add up to a great deal of confusion.

UFO records released in recent years by the governments of several countries (the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, plus several others) provide a good illustration of this. Many reports by military personnel, air traffic controllers and such, are solid testimony that something extraordinary is out there. On the other hand, pranks, hoaxes, psychological illusions, plus many cases of natural phenomenon and man-made objects mistaken for UFO’s, tend to throw doubt upon their reality.

The evolutionary idea is that intelligent life has evolved elsewhere in the universe and is visiting the earth. The theory of evolution however, is itself no more than a firmly established modern myth. It combines scientific facts relating to natural selection, once more plainly called heredity, and adaptation, with imaginative beliefs about those facts.

Fallen angels, at the very least, play an inspirational role in all these things. The word “inspire” actually comes from the word “spirit.” It is a more literal term than we usually understand. A general reason for creating so much confusion could be simply to keep human beings in the dark, and to create conflicts. When people don’t know what to believe, they grasp at straws; they imagine a lot of things. Those who seek the truth must sift through endless nonsense in the search for reality.

It seems to me that government cover-ups of UFO information have been more about what they don’t know than what they do. In other words, they have more than enough information to know that something is going on, but they’re not sure what it is. I don’t think that governments have wanted us to know how interested they are in UFOs.

I personally doubt that any government has a crashed UFO in its possession, though I suppose that fallen angels could create material objects if God let them do so. In John 4:24, Jesus said that God is a “Spirit,” yet this material universe was created by him. I don’t know why angels, who are also “spirits,” couldn’t make use of matter if God endured that degree of tinkering.

Open interaction between angels and man seems rare to me today compared to the time before Noah’s flood. There would have been very few atheists back then due to common knowledge of God’s recent creation. The activities of the fallen angels in the ancient world seem to be more about pretending to be gods themselves.

If you seek to separate fact from fantasy, there are some interesting underlying structures that can be seen in the myths. Broadly, myths from around the world testify that: (1) the world was created by a supreme being; (2) paradise was lost and death originated when a falsehood was believed; (3) people once lived much longer than today; (4) supernatural beings (gods, giants, etc.) once interacted frequently with man; (5) the old world was destroyed because of the evil of mankind; (6) only a few people survived a worldwide flood and the cataclysms involved; (7) a ship carrying these people landed high on a mountain, and the world was repopulated from there.

Thus the myths are a distorted retelling of historical events that ancient people were aware of. The distorted fantasy of the myths leads atheists today to deny the historic reality contained in them. Modern man subsequently tosses the Bible, which gives us the truth of these things, in with the myths.

The fallen angels are malignant tricksters. Foremost on their agenda is the destruction of man, and the way to destroy man is to deceive him. The fallen angels want to take mankind down with them, knowing that the way to hurt God is through his children. The most hateful thing that can be done is to deceive God’s children and turn them against him. That is the fallen angels way of  “getting back” at God.

I haven’t enjoyed writing on these recent subjects. I think I’ll next try to explain why I’ve spent so much time on the pre-flood happenings of chapter six of Genesis.

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Within the Bible is a universe of both mystery and meaning. While much of the mystery can be resolved and the meaning understood, especially that which is most important, we are not going to comprehend everything. Chapter six of Genesis has content that will fit into all those categories. The Bible says that God is not the author of confusion, so that leaves us, and the fallen angels.

Life is often very bizarre. Genesis 6:5 says of mankind in the days before the great flood, “Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Every human being should be able to at least partially understand that verse. We are constantly bombarded by thoughts from all directions. If we accept them as ours, they become ours. One thing we don’t want to do is to let our thoughts run away with us. I’ve already written quite a bit about this sort of thing (ref. “the Mind Games,” in my Dec. 2010 archives, and “the Thinking Tree”, “Whispers in the Mind,” and “Nachash,” in my Dec. 2011 archives).

Even when we try to pray, our thoughts will often drift where they shouldn’t. I have found that the solution is to continue praying. The thoughts don’t actually have to be that bad; just something to shift our focus. Our thoughts are consumed by the problems and demands of life, and all the things of the self that come with being human. We act on foolish thoughts, and we act thoughtlessly. Ways of thinking can become so habitual that we’re no longer conscious of them.

So, we can understand Genesis 6:5, but we’ll have to wait for the Lord’s return to fully resolve the mystery of Genesis 6:1-4. In Genesis 6:2, are the “sons of God” descendants of Seth who married women descended from Cain? Although that may be a prominent conservative view, it’s difficult to read that much into the verse.

There are people who go far beyond this, forming twisted ideas about the bloodlines of Cain and Seth. If you make a study of these things, you will probably stumble upon some bizarre beliefs. For one thing, the bloodlines are used to justify forms of prejudice. By the way, the theory of evolution has been used in much the same manner, teaching that some families of man are more highly evolved than others.

Sometimes evolutionary ideas have been crossed with “religious” ones. I had written in more detail about this for this post, but I deleted most of it. I just don’t want to repeat some of the ideas involved. I want to prove my point, but not that badly. Hopefully, that which I’ve written will be sufficient to make the point that people let their thoughts run away with them.

Were the “sons of God” tyrants who forcibly gathered women in harems, and fathered children who became tyrants themselves? “Nephilim,” the Hebrew word translated as “giants” in some Bibles, is sometimes translated as “tyrants,” but there seems to be more to the story than that also.

No doubt there were many marriages between the families of Cain and Seth. There wouldn’t necessarily have been anything wrong with those marriages, but individuals do bring ideas and patterns of behaviour into relationships that are harmful to their children. Those are the things that are wrong, regardless of the bloodline.

Children inherit much more than a physical body from their parents, and from society, they inherit the ways of the world around them. Children of tyrants may be more likely to become tyrants themselves, though they are not fated to do so.

Another possible interpretation of Genesis 6:1-4, is that the “sons of God” were fallen angels. That expression is clearly used of angels, including fallen ones, in Job 1:6. I looked at several resources concerning this. The Nelson Study Bible (NKJV) says of Genesis 6:1-4, “The most likely interpretation is that the sons of God were fallen angels.”

Many other reputable resources reach the same conclusion. I intend to write about the fallen ones as soon as possible. It’s important to remember that Jesus, the only begotten son of God, is able to restrain the fallen angels. According to Jude 1:6, many of them are now bound in some way in order to protect mankind.

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There’s more to the world than meets the eye. There are undiscovered and unknown things, and “freaks” of nature. “Snow Rollers” are a well documented phenomena. Beautiful photos of them can be found on the internet, yet when you actually see them, it’s hard to believe your eyes.

I once saw them on my way to work on a windy winter morning. Not knowing their proper name at the time, I called them “snow wheels”. There were dozens of them in a field on a hillside. Most of them were around three feet high and more than half as wide, with holes through the centers large enough to see the sky beyond them. The moment you see them, you know they are a work of gravity, wind, and snow, but you can’t help but also feel that God has been playing there.

This was before cell phones with cameras, so what do you do? You don’t see such a wonder without telling someone, even though you know they probably won’t believe you. Snow rollers are rare, but can be scientifically verified. Some things can’t be easily verified.

I know three people who once saw UFOs, and I absolutely believe their story. One of them is now a Christian and doesn’t want to raise doubts about his character by talking about UFOs. He believes that what they saw had something to do with some phenomena of spirit, even though the UFOs appeared to be material objects. I’m aware that I risk losing credibility simply by saying that I believe my friends. They saw something very unusual, or they would not have told about it. Another of the three also became a Christian, but is now with the Lord, and I haven’t seen the other person in several years.

They told the same story, each from a slightly different perspective. One person will often notice something that another does not. My Christian friend was the last to see the objects. The roof of the car they were in blocked his view. At first he couldn’t see why the driver suddenly stopped the car, or what the yelling was about. They were all so stunned by what they were saw that neither of them remembered being afraid.

They were on a country back road at night, and the objects must have come down steeply to hover above the power lines just to the left of their car. All of them thought they were seeing a single object at first. When the objects separated, they realized that three smaller objects had been hovering in formation. No one remembered hearing any sound, though they got out of the car while the objects were nearby.

It’s difficult to estimate the size of something in the night sky, but the objects seemed to be about the size of a small auto a hundred feet or so above them. There was a large white light on the bottom of the object, and a small red light at the top, if I remember correctly (someone could correct me on the color and position of the lights). The bottom of the objects appeared to be flat and circular, and it seemed like a faint outline could be seen tapering in a short cone to the top. The height appeared to be about half as much as the diameter.

My friends estimated that they watched the objects for about 15 minutes. It could have been longer. At first, the objects moved fairly slowly around the horizon, but then they began to perform maneuvers that defied the laws of physics. They didn’t always stay close together. They oscillated back and forth at such speeds that they appeared to be a straight line of light, perhaps a hundred yards long. They shot straight up faster than the eye can follow and disappeared from sight, and my friends thought the show was over. Then they came back down to a dead stop, just as fast as they had ascended. When airplanes moved into the area the objects flew away much faster than the planes, yet not as fast as they had shown themselves capable of.

Jesus said in John 3:12, “I have told you of earthly things and you do not believe; how will you believe me if I speak of heavenly things? It’s very hard for most people to grasp that Jesus knows all that is out there. He created everything, and he is keeping track of all of it (John 1:1-3 & 1:10).

Science is searching for life in outer space believing it would have evolved in other places also. The Pioneer and Voyager spacecrafts, that we sent beyond the solar system, carried drawings and messages intended to inform aliens about us if the crafts are intercepted.

Ancient peoples were so certain that beings existed “out there” that they etched pictographs so large they can only be viewed from the sky. Many of the ancients also mistook angels for gods, and worshipped them instead of God. It would be easy to make such mistakes if God didn’t intervene. Jude 1:6 tells of angels who have been bound by God because they ventured far beyond the boundaries of freedom. Not all fallen angels are bound at this point in time though; Satan is not bound, but is roaming the earth (1st Peter 5:8, and 2nd Corinthians 11:14).

The apostle Paul in his letter to the churches at Galatia (Galatians 1:8) warned, “Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Just because someone appears to be wearing a halo doesn’t mean they know the truth. We are not to follow our imagination, nor to allow a message from what seems to be an angel, or an alien, to assume the importance of that which is revealed through Jesus Christ. There are factions, and false religions, that were founded more upon such “messages”  than upon the Script.

We can have confidence in Jesus because the revelation of the Bible is verified by history, science, and everyday life. We are to trust Jesus rather than in our own limited knowledge. One lesson that can be learned from UFOs, and everyday life, is that we know very little about the universe we live in. It is critical that we trust Jesus, the trustworthy one. Without him, a world of wonders becomes a world of deception.

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