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Exposing Great Pyramid Ancient Aliens Myths

The History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” series promotes the bizarre and absurd notion that space travelers from other planets helped build the pyramids of Egypt and other ancient wonders. I would not be inclined to spend time to discuss this if it weren’t for the fact that some speakers on the Ancient Aliens series stray into blasphemy against God.

 

Some people on the shows claim that the ancient Hebrews, including Moses, were really worshipping ancient astronauts rather than God. They also make the absurd claim that the aliens used technology to do miracles recorded in the Bible. There is, as you know, a huge cult following of alien claims and phenomena. This has to be addressed.

 

To be fair, I will point out that the Ancient Aliens series does occasionally include presenters who reject the claim that space travelers helped build ancient temple complexes. One scholar on Ancient Aliens rejected the whole notion of space travelers as builders. He said that stone cutting techniques have been discovered by many ancient civilizations and used to build fabulous structures. He also said that none of his colleagues agreed with the ancient astronaut theory.

 

Consider the great pyramid at Giza. It is by no means the oldest pyramid in Egypt. There are earlier pyramids such as the step pyramids that are smaller and less elaborate. Archaeologists clearly see the progression of the increase in skill and sophistication of architecture and stone cutting techniques. All of the pyramids, large and small, have a very human explanation. No astronauts needed to be involved.

 

The Egyptian pyramids are essentially rock piles on top of tombs. It was an ancient custom among many societies to pile rocks on the tombs of great men. There is an old American Indian burial site near where I formerly lived in New York consisting of a huge pile of rocks on a grave. There are 97 pyramids in Egypt and a much larger number of pyramids in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. The largest pyramid in the world is in Cholula Mexico.

 

The “Great” pyramid of Giza is called a “wonder” but it perhaps should be called an immense waste. Modern engineers have estimated that 40,000 workers could have built the great pyramid in as few as ten years. Consider that these slaves worked on it for years under harsh working conditions building a monument to one man whom they worshiped as a god.

 

They were not building an aqueduct to bring water to the thirsty or building an irrigation system or building hospitals or schools or housing for the poor. It was a giant idol that had no practical value for the living. They also built a mortuary temple alongside the pyramid in which priests would officiate at worship services for the dead Pharaoh who was claimed to be a god.

 

One Ancient Aliens show examined a granite drill bit that was found in Egypt by famous archaeologist Flinders Petrie (1853-1942). Many similar drill bits have been found in Egypt over the years. The show suggested that the Egyptians must have had diamond cutting tools to produce the drill bit. Petrie theorized that the Egyptians used diamonds but diamond cutting tools haven’t been found in Egypt. It’s really no mystery that the ancients of many cultures used abrasives to shape stone. The ancient Greeks cleverly used carborundum (silicon carbide) which they embedded in bronze tools.

 

I would exhort them to go to Scotland where you’ll see an abundance of stone work in granite that was done centuries ago without diamond cutting tools. Scotland is a rocky land with few trees. The Scots perfected stone cutting techniques early in their history and worked wonders in stone with their hand tools. The medieval Scots apparently cut granite without diamond tipped tools. Why doesn’t the history channel send a camera crew to Scotland to make the claim that aliens helped them? The obvious answer is that the fabulous churches and other structures in Scotland were built in medieval times which is during fairly recent recorded history. Historical records don’t mention space aliens from UFOs helping the Scottish stone cutters. It’s easier to make the ancient astronaut claim for Egypt which is older by millennia and shrouded in mystery.

 

Can you imagine that if there were such a thing as a civilization of aliens on a planet in a star system far away, that they would say among themselves: “Let’s fly ten light years over to planet earth to help the people build temples and tombs.” Why would space travelers help people cut stone and move huge blocks of stone?

 

All down through history and even to the present day, man has taken pride in massive architectural accomplishments. Ancient and medieval kings and emperors commissioned great projects and committed exorbitant amounts of wealth to build temples, palaces and tombs. The builders prided themselves  in building structures incorporating huge blocks of stone weighing hundreds of tons and statues and chambers cut to precise measurements and angularity so as to draw awe and wonder. We see this not only in ancient Egypt but in Latin America, Southeast Asia, ancient Rome, Greece and even in our own day as the race for the tallest skyscraper proceeds with boyish one upmanship. The tower of Trajan in Rome and the Parthenon in Greece certainly rival the stone cutting of Egypt yet no one claims aliens helped the Romans or Greeks.

 

The great cathedrals of medieval Europe were built during the Gospel’s ebb. When the plain Gospel message of receiving salvation by faith was restored during the Protestant Reformation, church construction became more modest. The pulpit was placed at center to emphasize the importance of preaching the Gospel message of forgiveness of sins for all who call on the name of Jesus.

 

Let me briefly explain where UFOs come from. UFO researchers are divided into two different viewpoints in explaining UFOs. These viewpoints are the extraterrestrial hypothesis and the interdimensional hypothesis. The extraterrestrial hypothesis is the claim that UFOs are metal spaceships with astronauts from planets in star systems within our own physical universe. The interdimensional view is that UFOs are nonphysical entities or spirits that travel from different dimensions and enter our universe from a parallel universe.

 

The interdimensional hypothesis is more consistent  with the Bible and the Christian worldview because it can be inferred that the other dimensions from which UFOs travel are the same as the realm of spirit. The Bible certainly teaches about the spirit world.

 

Christian researchers and some secular researchers reject the extraterrestrial hypothesis and maintain the interdimensional view. Famous UFO researcher, Jacques Vallee, holds the interdimensional view. In studying UFOs, I’ve come to believe that we’re dealing with intelligent life not from another planet but from another dimension. It’s not astronauts from outer space but spirit beings from the realm of spirit. Malevolent UFO aliens are demons and they can disguise themselves as astronauts.

 

I regard demonic UFOs as generally of the same category as poltergeists, hauntings, occultism and other manifestations of the demonic realm. I hold this view because the teachings that are transmitted from aliens to leaders of UFO cults are antibiblical and often lead to bizarre behavior such as the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide. Also, the horrific animal mutilations attributed to UFOs in which animals have their blood drained and have organs removed with surgical precision is further evidence of the demonic origin of UFOs.

 

Have no fear of demons appearing as flying saucers or disguised as extraterrestrial humanoid beings. Don’t be deceived by cult groups claiming New Age, extraterrestrial connections and phenomena. The Bible teaches that Christ is above all and every knee must bow before Christ who conquered sin through His death and resurrection.

 

The ancient astronaut theory offers great appeal to young people in our present age of rocketry and space exploration. This ancient astronaut theory is just one more thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. It must be exposed and vigorously refuted.

 

We must point people to Jesus who came in fulfillment of over 300 Old Testament Bible prophecies written hundreds of years before His birth. No other person in all of history can match this claim! Jesus worked miracles in front of eyewitnesses and this is recorded in the Gospels of the New Testament. Miracles continue to be worked today by Christians who rely on the power of Christ.

 

Jesus suffered and died to take upon Himself the penalty of our sins, thus making atonement. He rose from the dead in victory and appeared to eyewitnesses. Call upon Jesus Christ today to receive forgiveness of sins!

 

Steps to salvation: Jesus said “Ye must be born again.” (John 3:7) 1) Believe that God created you and loves you and sent the Messiah (Messiah is Hebrew for Christ) to redeem you. 2) Believe that Jesus the Messiah came in fulfillment of over 300 Bible prophecies to die for you and take upon Himself the penalty of your sins. (Isaiah 53:5-6, John 6:29, Romans 4:5, First Peter 3:18) 3) Turn from sin and call on the name of Jesus to receive forgiveness. (Romans 10:13) 4) Receive Jesus as Savior and experience the new birth. (John 1:12, Acts 2:38) 5) Follow Him as Lord. (John 14:21)

Prayer to receive salvation:

“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13) To receive the salvation that Jesus purchased for you at the terrible cost of His suffering and death on your behalf I invite you to pray this simple prayer: “Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Jesus, the promised Messiah, to die for my sins. I admit that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and I ask for your forgiveness on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit to empower me to serve you under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Amen.” If you prayed that prayer in the humble sincerity of your heart then you have received everlasting life, which includes power to live right in this life and entrance into heaven in the afterlife!

Bill Nugent, Overcomer Ministries of Fort Mill, South Carolina  USA

(C)2016 William P. Nugent, permission granted to email or republish for Christian outreach.

UFOs, Jacques Vallee and the Parallel Universe

Perhaps the world’s leading UFO researcher is the French born Jacques Fabrice Vallee (1939-    ). He holds degrees in mathematics and astrophysics from the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Lille respectively. He has lived and worked in the US since 1962.
 
He’s made impressive contributions to both high tech computer science and astronomy. In the 70s he worked on several high level computer linking projects on the ARPANET, the precursor of the internet.
 
He is most famous for his groundbreaking work on the study of UFOs. Early in his career in UFO research he promoted and even wrote a book on the extraterrestrial hypothesis of the origin of UFOs This hypothesis claims that UFOs are physical spacecraft from other planets that visit earth periodically for specific purposes such as surveying the earth or studying humanity.
 
By the late 70s Vallee broke with the extraterrestrial hypothesis and embraced the interdimensional hypothesis. The interdimensional hypothesis maintains that UFOs are not spacecraft from distant star systems but are entities that travel between different dimensions. In other words the UFOs are from a parallel universe which is a universe structured by dimensions different from our familiar physical universe of the space/time continuum.
 
Years ago I read a scientific article claiming that there are eleven dimensions of reality. More recently, I read that some in the scientific community are now claiming that there are 26 dimensions. They say that these dimensions exist right beside our own familiar spatial dimensions and constitute a distinct universe besides our own, hence the term “parallel universe.”
 
General relativity  and quantum mechanics are both experimentally verified theories in physics but the trouble with them is that at some points they contradict each other! The effort to reconcile them resulted in the development of string theory. String theory is where we get the inference of extra dimensions of reality. Superstring theory postulates 26 dimensions. I’m gettin’ a little too deep in the weeds here. Let’s get back to Jacques Vallee.
 
Because of his embrace of the interdimensional hypothesis, Vallee immediately became something of an outcast among those who study UFOs but in the decades since, many more researchers are coming around to agree with him. This is extremely significant because the interdimensional hypothesis squares up nicely with the Bible’s view of reality.
 
The Bible has a term for the other dimensional realm or parallel universe. The Bible’s term for it is spirit. It is increasingly apparent that UFO phenomena are the work of demons who are from the realm of spirit.
 
Most, if not all, Christian researchers (myself included) hold the interdimensional view. UFOs are not a matter of metal spaceships from far away galaxies. The evidence points to UFOs being demonic manifestations from different dimensions. It is the dimension of spirit where both good and bad angels dwell.
 
Jacques Vallee is not a born again Christian to my knowledge and carries no brief for conservative Christianity. He and the many other researchers who reject the metal flying saucers from outer space concept and embrace the interdimensional view are gathering reams of evidence that unintentionally tends to support the biblical view.
 
Vallee and others have long pondered why UFOs appear on radar and then disappear. They materialize and de-materialize as they cross over from the realm of spirit to the physical universe and then go back to the realm of spirit. Of course, the secular researchers couch their analysis in scientific terms such as “interdimensional” rather than “spirit.”
 
In the Bible, good angels materialize and become visible to people and then the angels dematerialize or “disappear.” It is possible that heaven itself is in a parallel universe. There’s nothing scary or unbiblical about the concept of extra dimensions or parallel universes. We should be aware, however, that the demonic realm also uses these other dimensions and demons travel from those dimensions in order to deceive people.
 
Vallee has discussed at length the religious perspectives of alleged abductees. In UFO research I’ve read, it is pointed out that UFO abductees tend to be people who were involved in the occult or New Age religions before their “abductions.”
 
 Vallee has commented on the UFO cults such as Raelism, Heaven’s Gate, Aetherius Society and Scientology. Even the Nation of Islam has had input from UFO phenomena. Vallee also claims a UFO connection to the apparitions of Mary at Fatima and at Lourdes.
 
Vallee has also postulated that the deceptive communications from UFOs are an attempt to bring about a major change in human society. The human contactees are often persuaded to adopt authoritarian political and religious views. I would point out that this lines up with biblical prophecies of an end time deception and authoritarian rule by the antichrist. The thirteenth chapter of the book of Revelation in the New Testament describes an antichrist figure and a false prophet who exhibit supernatural powers in order to deceive people (Rev. 13:13-14).
 
We could say that supernatural power is real power that comes from the realm of spirit or from what the UFO researchers would call “interdimensional” or “parallel universe.” God uses supernatural power. Demons also use supernatural power but God’s power is much greater.
 
Let me conclude by saying that Jesus is Lord of the parallel universe. His name is the name at which demons tremble. The April 2001 issue of Charisma magazine contains an article describing how an attempted abduction of a man by aliens was stopped when the man called on the name of Jesus. The article mentions that there have been other instances of attempted abductions being stopped when the victims of the abductions called on Jesus.
 
Don’t fear the crop circles, animal mutilations, claims of “ancient astronauts,” lights in the sky or the strange new cults. Stand firm in Christ and exercise the power of His name!
 
A good Christian resource on UFOs is the book Lights in the Sky and Little Green Men by Ross, Samples and Clark. Wikipedia is the source of some of the information in this article.
 
Steps to salvation:
Jesus said “Ye must be born again.”
(John 3:7)
1) Believe that God created you and loves you and sent the Messiah (Messiah is Hebrew for Christ) to redeem you.
2) Believe that Jesus the Messiah came in fulfillment of over 300 Bible prophecies to die for you to take upon Himself the penalty for your sins. (Isaiah 53:5-6, John 6:29, Romans 4:5, First Peter 3:18)
3) Turn from sin and call on the name of Jesus to receive forgiveness. (Romans 10:13)
4) Receive Jesus as Savior and experience the new birth. (John 1:12, Acts 2:38)
5) Follow Him as Lord. (John 14:21)

Prayer to receive salvation:

“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13)
To receive the salvation that Jesus purchased for us at the terrible cost of His suffering and death on our behalf I invite you to pray this simple prayer: “Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Jesus, the promised Messiah, to die for my sins. I admit that I am a sinner and I ask for your forgiveness on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit to empower me to serve you under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Amen.”
If you prayed that prayer in the humble sincerity of your heart then you have received everlasting life, which includes power to live right in this life and entrance into heaven in the afterlife!


Bill Nugent, Overcomer Ministries of West Harrison, New York, USA
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