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How the “Ancient Aliens” Myth Deceives People

In January of 1973 I was a high school junior and my mind was a toxic swirl of atheism, agnosticism and shallow, legalistic religion. I struggled with anxiety and a touch of obsessive-compulsive disorder. It seemed that each day I leaned one way and then another in my thoughts about religion or rejection of religion. I grimly pursued my classwork amid alcohol induced confusion about origin and destiny.

 

One night I flipped on the TV in our suburban New York home and was treated to a bizarre “documentary” show narrated by none other than Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame. The show was titled “In Search of Ancient Astronauts” and it presented the opinions of Swiss hotelier turned writer, Erich Von Daniken (1935-    ). It was a biased presentation of Von Daniken’s belief that extraterrestrial spacecraft landed on earth in ancient times and introduced stone cutting technology to the Egyptians and others that aided them in building mega-lithic (big stone) buildings, including pyramids and other structures.

 

I was enthralled by the ancient aliens theory. Some family members and classmates were also persuaded. The ancient aliens theory added a new layer to my tormented and twisted thinking regarding life origins and ultimate destiny.  I remember a big discussion in physics class at school. The teacher was skeptical and refuted much of the evidence Von Daniken presented. Von Daniken is not an archaeologist and his ideas were rejected by professional archaeologists back in the 1970s and still are today.

 

Despite academic rejection, the ancient aliens ideas of Von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchin and others have gained great traction in popular culture and are extremely dangerous. Von Daniken wrote the book Chariots of the Gods in 1968 and followed with a series of books with a similar message. His first book, Chariots of the Gods, has the subtitle “Was God an astronaut?” That subtitle reflects a blasphemous undercurrent to the ancient aliens theory.

 

I saw a segment on a History Channel “Ancient Aliens” show in which a presenter claimed that the revelations given to Moses in the Sinai were given by extraterrestrial beings or what could be called ancient astronauts. Your first reaction may be that such an assertion is so far fetched that no one could believe it. However, millions of people ascribe to the ancient aliens theory and many have rejected the God of the Bible as a result. I also was deceived for a while. Von Daniken and Sitchin’s books have sold over 75 million copies in more than 40 languages.

 

We must be prepared to confront “speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God” (2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB). Fortunately, the ancient aliens theory and the entire extraterrestrial edifice is very easy to refute. Australian archaeologist Clifford Wilson has written two excellent books refuting Von Daniken titled Crash Go the Chariots and The Chariots Still Crash. Other authors and researchers have refuted the ancient aliens theory. Interestingly, even Von Daniken himself has changed his opinion on some of his alleged evidence. He no longer believes the Easter Island mega-liths or the iron pillar of Delhi were influenced by extraterrestrials.

 

To be fair, I will point out that the History Channel does occasionally present the views of researchers who reject the ancient aliens theory. One segment mentioned that the design for an ancient sculpture that was alleged to be a depiction of a spacecraft could have been received in a “shamanistic state.” In other words the ancient artist didn’t really see a metal spaceship from another planet but saw some kind of nonmaterial apparition. A shamanistic state is an altered state of consciousness due to occultic or narcotic influence.

 

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 the unseen spiritual realm.

 

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 secular 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 humanoid beings or astronauts.

 

I’m open to the idea that good angels can also appear as lights in the sky or as lights on earth. In the Bible, in Acts 12:7, we read of an angel appearing to the apostle Peter in light.. Also remember that Ezekiel, the prophet, saw some bizarre but holy phenomena recorded in the book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament (Ezekiel 1:4-28). Angels are good spirits that inhabit other dimensions. The dimensions they inhabit are the dimensions of the spirit world. I hold to the interdimensional viewpoint.

 

The ancient aliens theory promoted by Von Daniken, Sitchins and the History Channel is based on the spurious claim that UFOs are metal spaceships from planets in distant star systems. They hold to the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

 

I regard demonic UFOs who travel from the spirit dimensions as generally of the same category as poltergeists, hauntings, occultism, shamanism and other manifestations of evil spirits. 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. There are instances in which people have thwarted UFO abductions by calling on the name of Jesus Christ for help.

 

The ancient astronaut theory offers great appeal to young people in our present age of rocketry and space exploration. The 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 Christ 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 to offer forgiveness of sins to all who turn to Him in repentance. 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 Christ came to die for you, to 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 of sins (Romans 10:13).

4) Receive Jesus as Savior and experience the new birth (John 1:12, Acts 2:38).

5) Follow Jesus Christ as Lord (John 14:15).

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. I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me 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 this 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

Christian book, Lawful or Legalistic by Bill Nugent available in paperback!  Info and ordering link available at his website: www.bnugent.org 

(C) 2017 William P. Nugent, permission granted to email or republish for Christian outreach.

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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.

Jimi Hendrix: UFOs and Four Years of Fame

 

Jimi Hendrix was the ultimate sixties counterculture rock star. His life story is like a thumbnail sketch of those tumultuous years. He was born in the Pacific northwest of the US yet came to fame in the heart of London. He was an army veteran and held some conservative views yet his songs and style made him an icon of anti-establishment youth. His youth was in extreme poverty yet he ended up in fame and fortune at the top of his craft. He was black, yet his music style was similar to the white rockers of the time. He had almost no exposure to church as a youth yet showed great interest in the larger questions of life but unfortunately sought UFO inspired answers. Jimi was one of my favorite artists in my early years when I was lost.
 
He was born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942 in Seattle Washington. His father, Johnny “Al” Hendrix, upon his return from army service in World War Two, changed Jimi’s name to James Marshall Hendrix. Both of Jimi’s parents were involved in substance abuse and this made his early years a horror story of instability. He was often separated from his parents to live with relatives or foster parents. Jimi was very close to his younger brother, Leon (born 1949) but they were often separated as Leon was also bounced from home to home in the foster care system. Jimi and Leon also had three younger siblings. Their mother died in 1958 at age 33.
 
Jimi was a quiet, introverted child who showed intense interest in guitar, even strumming a broom at times. He graduated to a beat up ukulele and later his father bought him a five dollar used acoustic guitar. He joined the army in 1961 and trained as a paratrooper, earning the Screaming Eagles patch. He was honorably discharged a little over a year after he joined.
 
After the army, Jimi worked as a session guitarist and worked with Ike and Tina Turner and Little Richard, among others. Then came a meeting that was to totally change his life and career direction. He met Chas Chandler of the Animals who caught Jimi’s act at a Greenwich Village venue. Chandler wanted to manage and direct rising talent. He brought Jimi to London and signed him. Jimi formed the group, Jimi Hendrix Experience, with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding. Chandler was also responsible for the “Jimi” spelling of Hendrix’s name.
 
The new trio launched Jimi to stardom in London as his songs, Hey Joe, and others rose up the charts. The group’s first album, Are You Experienced? sold by the truckload. He returned to the US in triumph in June of 1967 and became one of the highest grossing touring acts of all time. He went on to play at Woodstock in 1969. The Jimi Hendrix Experience broke up that year. Jimi opened his own studio in New York City in 1969 and he re-formed the Experience with Billy Cox on bass in 1970.
 
Like many sensitive, pondering artists, Jimi was concerned about ultimate destiny. Many if not most of the rock bands of the era dabbled in the occult. According to his brother Leon’s book: Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story, Jimmy had an interest in UFOs and aliens from and early age. Leon also claims that many of Jimi’s song lyrics cryptically refer to alien themes.
 
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 disguised 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 appearing as extraterrestrial humanoid beings. Don’t be deceived by cult groups claiming New Age, extraterrestrial connections and phenomena. The Bible teaches us that Christ is above all and every knee must bow before Christ who conquered sin through His death and resurrection.
 
Curtis Knight, in his book, Jimi Hendrix: Starchild, claims that UFOs appeared during some of Jimi’s concerts. He also relates some bizarre statements from Jimi, such as when Jimi said that he believed he was from Mars. In another instance, Jimi said that there are people on other planets in the solar system and that the solar system will go through some kind of a major change in about thirty years. Unfortunately, Jimi wasn’t around thirty years later to see the falsity of that claim.
 
Jimi was back in London in late summer 1970. On September 18, 1970, his girlfriend found him unconscious and unresponsive and called for an ambulance. He was pronounced dead hours later. The cause was barbiturate overdose and aspiration of vomit. Jimi enjoyed just four years of fame after a youth fraught with struggle. He joined Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison as rock stars who died at age 27. Every life has a message. What can we learn from the life of Jimi Hendrix? Aside from the obvious lesson that drugs and alcohol kill we can see from Jimi’s life that UFOs and aliens are the principle avenue of deception in our modern, technical age. We must be on guard against UFO deception.
 
There is a spirit world and God is king over it. In order to approach God we must first deal with sin. God has provided the way of redemption. Jesus of Nazareth came in fulfillment of over 300 prophecies written in the Old Testament hundreds of years before His birth. No other figure in all of world history can make this claim. The prophecies, such as the major prophecy in Isaiah 53, foretold that Christ would suffer and die taking upon Himself the penalty we deserved for our sins. Christ bore our sins in his suffering and death. He rose from the dead to bring forgiveness to all who call upon Him. Call upon the name of Jesus 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 West Harrison, New York, USA
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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
New Christian book, Lawful or Legalistic by Bill Nugent available in paperback!
Info and ordering link available on his website: www.gracelawandsonship.com

(C) 2010 William P. Nugent, permission granted to email or republish if credit given.

UFO “Abductions” and Other Close Encounters

UFOs are real but they are spiritual, not physical realities. The claim of abduction by aliens and being taken aboard a spacecraft is the strangest and most controversial of alleged experiences in the UFO spectrum. Abductions are called “close encounters of the fourth kind.”
 
Until the 1960s claims of being abducted by aliens and taken aboard a spacecraft were virtually unheard of. That all changed beginning in 1961 with the abduction story of Barney and Betty Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Hill claimed to have seen a flying saucer during a trip through New Hampshire on their way home from vacation on September 19th, 1961. In the days that followed, they were tormented by nightmares and anxiety about UFOs and they could not account for a two hour time period around the time they saw the flying saucer.
 
Later, under hypnotherapy, they were able to recall an alleged experience of being abducted by aliens. They claim to have suffered a crude medical exam aboard a spacecraft, were interrogated by aliens and saw the inside of the alleged spacecraft. The Hill’s experience made them perhaps the most famous of all UFO witnesses. There was even an NBC TV movie made about their experience. After this, many other people have claimed abduction experiences.
 
Notice that it was under hypnosis that the Hills were able to recall their experience. Hypnosis is reducing a person into an altered state of consciousness and is extremely dangerous. Many, if not most, abductees can recall their experiences only by hypnosis and many report memories of their abduction experience as being “dreamlike.” The word “dreamlike” is a clue that these alleged abductions are not real life experiences at all but are merely hallucinatory fantasies implanted in their minds by demons.
 
The Bible teaches that God gives dreams and visions to people. The Bible also teaches that the devil can give visions. Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness. In Luke 4:5 the Bible says that the devil showed Jesus “all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.” The devil apparently gave some kind of vision to Jesus, instantly showing Him all of the kingdoms of the world. Jesus rejected the devil’s temptations during that time of intense spiritual warfare.
 
Demons can influence the human mind with thoughts, false prophecies, visions, dreams and hallucinations. A UFO “abduction” is simply an extreme form of a dreamlike vision imparted to a person by a demon. In the aftermath of an abduction, many abductees report further paranormal experiences such as seeing apparitions, adopting syncretistic cultic religious views and even experiencing additional “abductions.” In other words, they continue to be deceived by demons. This is spiritual warfare and Christ will set them free from demonic attack if they turn to Him in faith.
 
Long before people claimed to have been abducted by aliens, many people claimed to be contacted by aliens. There is a difference between an abductee and a contactee. Direct contact by an alien is called a “close encounter of the third kind.”
 
Centuries ago, Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) claimed to have encountered aliens and he claimed to have traveled to other planets in the solar system and beyond. His alleged travels did not involve boarding a spacecraft but was rather by occultic practices such as “astral travel.” Astral travel is an occult practice that involves the consciousness separating from the body and going places. Before 1900, contact with extraterrestrial aliens did not involve abduction onto a spacecraft. Contact was made through occultic spiritualistic methods such as during a seance.
 
Swedenborg lived in an era long before it became known that Mars and other planets in our solar system are barren and void of life. As late as 1964, serious scientists expected to find forests and animals on Mars when our earliest space probes sent back data! In recent years, the aliens claim to be from star systems a long way off and not from Mars or Venus.
 
Many contactees have become founders of UFO cults. Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) became the foundress of the occult religion called Theosophy based in part on teachings she received through encounters with alien beings.
 
The I AM movement, an offshoot of Theosophy, founded in the 1930s by Guy and Edna Ballard, is based on revelations from alien entities. The Aetherius Society was founded by a British man, George King, who claimed to have heard an audible voice saying “Prepare yourself. You are to become the voice of the Interplanetary Parliament.”
 
There are many other UFO cults including The Unarius Academy of Science, Heaven’s Gate which was made famous by its mass suicide in 1997 and The Raelian Movement.
 
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. 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.
 
I regard 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 the 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 appearing as extraterrestrial humanoid beings. Don’t be deceived by cult groups claiming otherworldly, New Age, extraterrestrial connections and phenomena. The Bible teaches us that Christ is above all and every knee must bow before Christ who conquered sin through His death and resurrection.

It has come to my attention that some people who were in the process of being “abducted” or confronted by extraterrestrials have stopped the encounter by calling on the name of Jesus. (See Charisma magazine, April 2001 p. 46) Jesus is the promised Messiah and He is more powerful than demons. The Bible says that “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow” (Phil. 2:10). The extraterrestrials, which are demons, must flee when we command them to go in the name of Jesus.

Valuable explanations and answers to UFO phenomena can be obtained in the book LIGHTS IN THE SKY & LITTLE GREEN MEN: A Rational Christian Look at UFOs and Extraterrestrials by Ross, Samples and Clark; Navpress, Colorado Springs, 2002. This book provides a compelling biblical perspective and provided much source material for 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 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 West Harrison, New York, USA
New Christian book, Lawful or Legalistic by Bill Nugent available in paperback!
Info and ordering link available on his website: www.gracelawandsonship.com

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