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The Bible doesn’t claim that we are alone in the universe. In fact, it claims the exact opposite, and there is one verse that seems to predict alien contact in the last days, but I’ll come back to that later.
Before we move on, I want to remind you that if the Church doesn’t look into these things and provide sensible answers to those with questions, the world is ready to embrace them with another doctrine. If you know someone that is seeking answers to questions like the above, please share this article with them via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. Now let’s get back to the topic at hand.
Over 80,000,000 Americans believe in UFOs, according to a Kelton Research survey commissioned by National Geographic. That number represents 36% of the American population. What’s even more surprising is that only 17% said that they don’t believe in UFOs. The rest were reported as being unsure (source).
These statistics present a major problem for both conservative and traditional Christians. I’m not talking about conservative in regards to politics, but conservative in regards to the Bible and its interpretation. They have buried their heads in the sand, and are completely out of the loop when it comes to what’s going on in the “real world”.
I addressed this problem in 2010, in my article, UFOs: Is Your Church Ignoring The Elephant In The Room? It has been almost four years since I wrote that, so I figured it was about time for an update.
The Bible never makes the claim that we are alone in the universe. That is an assumption that has turned into a mantra in some circles, much to the detriment of the Church. The Bible actually tells us that there are other beings that can cross between the spiritual and physical realms, some are good, some are bad, and some can even take over the human body at will. Christians refer to these entities as angels and demons.
In this regard, there isn’t much of a difference when it comes to some secular beliefs about aliens. Non Christians that believe in aliens report interactions with angelic like beings, often called The Nordics. They even hold a belief in Walk Ins, which can possess a human body for the purpose of interacting with the human world, much like the demons in the Bible.
These two examples aren’t the extent of reported alien encounters, but they are a great starting point for Christians that aren’t familiar with this subject. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Christians won’t even consider what is going on because they have been brainwashed into believing that humans are the only intelligent life in the universe. So they don’t believe that there is any reason to even look into the matter. Proverbs calls these people fools!
“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.” – Proverbs 18:13
In case you aren’t familiar with the King’s English, here is another way of saying that in a more modern tone.
“Condemnation without investigation is the highest form of ignorance.” – Albert Einstein
That brings me to another point. Lots of people read their Bible, they know the words cover to cover, but that doesn’t mean that they understand it. There is a lot more to the Bible than just a bunch of words on the page. I’m going to quickly interrupt this thought for a second to ask you a serious question.
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Are We The Only Intelligent Beings In The Universe?
In the very beginning of the Bible, we are introduced to a non human being that is described as intelligent, free willed, deceptive, and deadly:
“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
This isn’t a talking snake as it is traditionally taught, but you can explore that concept in its entirety by reading my book, Beyond Flesh and Blood: The Ultimate Guide To Angels and Demons. What’s important here is that his intent was to lead mankind away from God through deception.
The short answer to the question is that there are other intelligent beings in the universe that can manifest into the physical world, communicate, and lie. These beings mean us harm, but will present themselves as our friends in order to lead us down a path of destruction.
Extraterrestrial Contact In The Bible
There is an entire cultural background of beliefs and traditions that need to be understood in order to fully grasp many of the messages contained within the pages of the Bible. So where exactly does the Bible predict alien contact in the last days?
I have taken the liberty of placing the text in question in bold. I’ve heard Christians quote this verse many times in sort of a generic teaching of end time events. However, when we look at the roots of the Greek words that were used, the message seems to convey something a little more sinister and specific than just demonic doctrine.
Expressly – This is the only time that this word appears in the entire Bible. It is the Greek word “rhetos“. It means: explicitly, expressly, outspokenly. It adds emphasis to the entire verse and means that this is something that we are supposed to pay close attention to.
Giving Heed – Here the Greek word used is “prosecho“. It means: to give full attention or devotion to; to join one’s self to. This isn’t just a simple “listening” as it is often taught. It is much deeper than that.
Seducing – Here we have the Greek word “planos“. It means: to wander, mislead, deceive, an imposter, trying to get others to veer off of God’s course.
Where it starts to get weird is that it is one of several Greek words that can also be translated as planet or planetary. In Greek, planets were referred to as “wanderers”. I’ll come back to this in a moment.
Doctrines – This is the Greek word “didaskalia“. It means: teaching or instruction.
Let’s take a moment to reassess the situation. The verse starts off by telling us that this is something so important that the word used to call attention to it (rhetos) is unique to this verse. Next we are told that not only will some Christians renounce Christianity, but they will fully devote themselves to these spirits and their teachings.
I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to really think about it for a moment. Why would the Holy Spirit call special attention to this verse and then use a word (planos) that can be translated as both deceive and planet? There are other words that could have been used, but this is intentional connection between deceitful spirits and other planets.
Let’s also not forget that the word planos can mean “imposter”. An imposter is someone that deceives others by assuming a false identity (Dictionary.com).
I think this is worth saying one more time. This warning is so important that it is not only specifically attributed to the Holy Spirit, but special attention is called to it by using a word that doesn’t appear anywhere else in the Bible (rhetos).
The success of this deception may be due, in part, to shows like Ancient Aliens, which is attempting to re-write history and attribute almost all supernatural events to extraterrestrials. If you aren’t familiar with this History Channel series, you need to watch it and get caught up. It is already 6 seasons in and millions of people are seeing this on a weekly basis. The Bible scholars that have been featured on the show have either been censored or intentionally edited to make it seem as though they support the Ancient Astronaut theory.
Those of us in Church leadership positions should be ask ourselves if all of these people that claim to have had encounters are lying or if there is something very real going on. To call millions of people all throughout history and in our current time liars, simply because we choose not to believe it, is both prideful and arrogant.
It is my personal belief that what we are dealing with are not aliens or extraterrestrials, but deceptive planetary imposters (planos) that will usher in a mass falling away from the Christian faith. I’ll close with the following verse:
“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” – Luke 21:26