In a number of recent studies about the UFO phenomenon, we have repeatedly stated that we profoundly disagree with the prevailing idea that the Earth is being visited by space aliens from other star systems, or even other galaxies. But today, most governments, academic institutions and even religious convocations have submitted this possibility to intense scrutiny. In the process, they have allowed themselves to be convinced that we are about to be (and probably already have been) visited by extraterrestrial ambassadors to planet Earth. This is the lie of the ages, as demonic powers consolidate their assault on the edifices of mankind.
Prophecy tells us that men who should know better have welcomed false gods as superior beings, and will do so again. Israel is the model for this forbidden practice, clearly documented in Moses’ concluding work in the Torah:
“They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
“They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not” (Deut. 32:16,17).
God’s indictment of Israel is that in the past, they welcomed into their lives beings whom they regarded as superior. The prophet Daniel says that this will happen again, when Israel welcomes the man whom they believe to be their messiah. He will be backed by alien powers that give him credibility. In all likelihood, these powerful beings will masquerade as ambassadors from other planets. But they will be devils:
“But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
“Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain” (Dan. 11:38,39).
The strange gods are already appearing in forms designed to make them acceptable to modern man. In reality, they are exactly what they’ve been for thousands of years in our past.
An Alien Philosophy
A number of think tanks have pursued the basic questions of coexisting with this advance guard. And it is now well known that the Roman Catholic church seems to regard aliens as real, corporeal beings from other star systems. It has even gone to the extent of theorizing about whether these aliens would fall under the rule of necessity for redemption through Christ.
As we reported in the February, 2010 edition of this magazine, the director of the Vatican Observatory, the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, makes the blatant assumption that UFO reports should now be assumed to indicate that our planet is most probably being explored by aliens from elsewhere in the universe. He wonders aloud whether these creatures should be considered as our brothers and sisters in Christ.
In 2008, Funes was quoted in the Vatican newspaper, Osservatore Romano, as saying, “Just like there is an abundance of creatures on earth, there should also be other beings, even intelligent ones, that were created by God. That doesn’t contradict our faith, because we cannot put boundaries to God’s creative freedom. As Saint Francis would say, when we consider the earthly creatures to be our ‘brothers and sisters,’ why couldn’t we also talk about an ‘extraterrestrial brother?’ He would still be a part of creation.”
On that note, he even questioned whether or not they had their own version of “the fall.” If they never experienced original sin, as humans did, he wonders whether they would even need a Redeemer. His comment raised the troubling question that they might just come here as our moral superiors. And if so, what would be their attitude toward humans?
And as we noted at the time, Funes’ assumption ignores one basic fact. Scripture doesn’t even begin to suggest that Christ incarnated elsewhere, or that God has a covenant with another people, such as an extraterrestrial version of Israel.
Nevertheless, the subject of space aliens has exploded from myth, to speculation, to startling reality. Policy institutes and philosophical groups around the world are now preoccupied with the subject of how to successfully integrate humanity with superior creatures from outer space.
They reason that since ufonauts are already here, they would certainly be superior in their knowledge of science and technology. Their real question then becomes, are they “good guys,” or “bad guys?” Would they come here as spiritual guides, or would they look at humans as a good meal?
Lately, even noted cosmologist Stephen Hawking, said to be the most brilliant mathematician alive today, has begun to sound warnings that we may be inviting danger by exposing our existence to space aliens. Jonathan Leake, writing in the April 25th Sunday Times of London, writes the following about this well-known brilliant thinker:
“The aliens are out there and Earth had better watch out, at least according to Stephen Hawking. He has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain to exist — but that instead of seeking them out, humanity should be doing all that it can to avoid any contact.
“The suggestions come in a new documentary series in which Hawking, one of the world’s leading scientists, will set out his latest thinking on some of the universe’s greatest mysteries.
“Alien life, he will suggest, is almost certain to exist in many other parts of the universe: not just in planets, but perhaps in the centre of stars or even floating in interplanetary space.
Hawking’s logic on aliens is, for him, unusually simple. The universe, he points out, has 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of millions of stars. In such a big place, Earth is unlikely to be the only planet where life has evolved.
“‘To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational,’ he said. ‘The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.’”
Hawking’s view of life in this universe is grim, indeed. He says, “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach.”
“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”
His view of real space aliens as nomadic conquerors is very dark and pessimistic, as he sounds the warning that we should be prepared for their imminent appearance.
Others take a dispassionate view, reasoning that recent sightings indicate we may now be in the general time of “disclosure,” when space aliens are finally revealed. A recent paper laid out the question of how we should behave should such a thing happen.
Published in Acta Astronautica, it was entitled, “Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis.” It was written by Seth D. Baum, Jacob D. Haqq-Misra and Shawn D. Domagal- Goldman. Its Abstract read:
“While humanity has not yet observed any extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI), contact with ETI remains possible. Contact could occur through a broad range of scenarios that have varying consequences for humanity. However, many discussions of this question assume that contact will follow a particular scenario that derives from the hopes and fears of the author. In this paper, we analyze a broad range of contact scenarios in terms of whether contact with ETI would benefit or harm humanity. This type of broad analysis can help us prepare for actual contact with ETI even if the details of contact do not fully resemble any specific scenario.”
The paper is based upon the following: “A central concern regarding possible contact with ETI is whether the contact would be beneficial, neutral or harmful to humanity (see chart at right). This concern will help us decide, among other things, whether or not we should intentionally message ETI and what we should say if we do.”
These writers are typical in their assumption that all the recent suspicious sightings indicate a good probability that they are about to make contact. Those who have really studied UFO phenomena for the last half century realize that they consistently display obvious deception and subterfuge. They have not revealed their intentions.
Moral Mentors or Rampaging Raiders?
Still, the leaders of society insist on presenting them as the bearers of some sort of moral superiority. Are they, in fact, our moral mentors? The classic sci-fi movie, “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” made in 1951, featured the brilliant and congenial Klaatu, who came to Earth with his robot, Gort. He announced to world leaders that unless they ceased their warlike ways, this planet “would be reduced to a burned- out cinder.”
He flew home, leaving mankind under conviction. His moral superiority was fashioned in the form of a Messianic figure. Other fiction, like H.G. Welles’ “War of the Worlds,” or the recent, “Independence Day,” feature extraterrestrials as rampaging raiders, bent on mindless domination. They regard humans as mere pestilence to be disposed of.
But regardless of their personal characteristics, it is universally assumed that they will be superior to humans, for the simple reason that they had the technology to come here. We didn’t have the technology to go there. And of course, in the contemporary mind, technology is everything.
From historic times right up to the present, people relate stories of having been visited by superior beings of various types. Tales of flying ships, glowing globes, circular craft surrounded by lightning and glowing energy go back to Pharaoh Akhenaton, who in the 14th century BC, witnessed and recorded a shining disc.
Indeed, there are literally hundreds of documented sightings of ships and their passengers flying through the sky. Sometimes, they have landed and had conversations with astounded earthlings. The “airships” of the late 19th century led to the “flying saucers” of the mid-20th century. After that, ships of any description … cylinders, triangles, discs, globes and other shapes, glowed and spewed various kinds of energies. “Close encounters” of various kinds dominated the news. They continue to do so, augmented by tales of abduction, and forced breeding to produce human-alien hybrids. Clearly, we have reached a climactic period in what has been a long, long story.
We agree that there is a dark presence visiting our planet. It is among the most well-documented truths of human history. But the documentation always reveals it as having spiritual origins. In particular, the Bible speaks of intrusions into our world by beings of all sorts. On the good side are archangels, cherubim, seraphim and angels. On the evil side are fallen angels, nephilim, rephaim and hordes of demonic characters, called by different names.
These are spirit creatures, but that doesn’t mean their characteristics are non-physical. When they enter our dimension, they exhibit many physical characteristics. There is no book on Earth that documents their existence as completely as does the Bible.
Furthermore, the dark side is well known to present itself as the bearer of moral and ethical superiority. Satan is seen contending with the Lord over moral issues in the Book of Job, as well as the Book of Matthew, where he seriously offers territory and ruling power to Jesus. Paul, in speaking of evil men presenting themselves as good, affirms that this is Satan’s modus operandi:
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (II Cor. 11:13,14).
The Bible is replete with warnings about this dark hierarchy. Satan is their leader, and they are not good, but evil.
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Eph. 6:11-13).
The Apostle Paul writes this as an exhortation to those who believe as he does, that this world is overrun by various creatures who attempt to subvert the cause of God. Truly, they are aliens, often flying about in fiery chariots. But they are not from other planets. They are from the dimension of heaven. They are master propagandists who must be countered at every turn. In every age of man’s history they have adopted the masquerade that would best recommend them to their human victims. They are the legions of fallen gods and goddesses of ages past.
They are not mythical. They are in fact, identified and exposed in the Bible.