|"Hereby know ye the spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is the spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." (I John 4:2-4)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Mystery of Iniquity and the Ultimate Origin of Sin
Chapter 2. The Days of Noah and the "Sons of God"
Chapter 3. A Biblical Precedent: Aliens from Outer Space, or Angels?
Chapter 4. Extraterrestrial Life: Analyzing a Mysterious Project
Chapter 5. The Chupacabra: A Bizarre "New" Creature
This book represents an examination of what is unquestionably the greatest and strangest mystery of our time, namely, the mystery of the UFO-Alien Abduction phenomenon, a subject of increasing public attention, awareness, and interest. Since the second World War there have been an ever growing number of sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena which defy explanation. Associated with this are the growing number of bizarre reports describing experiences by people who claim to have been abducted by strange beings, allegedly aliens from outer space. These aliens, or entities, seem to come in order to conduct peculiar genetic experiments and surgical procedures on their captives, namely humans, often with terrifying consequences.
This great mystery of our time represents a serious problem to our understanding and certainly demands a sensible explanation. The two most common historic explanations offered up are analyzed along with the introduction of a third explanation from a Biblical perspective which discusses the greater arena of cosmic inhabitants which were brought into being along with man during the creation epoch several thousand years ago. An iniquitous subclass of these same beings which are brought into account for the present afflicted condition of our world and its troubled humanity are also brought into account for this current mystery, an enigma which finds its answer in terms of these strange beings.
Written at a popular level this treatise provides the reader with what the author most fervently believes to be the only solution consistent with the real facts of the matter and the only solution consistent with Divine revelation, the latter being the one source able to provide a systematic and reliable result. As revealed in the context of an obscure, yet most profound portion of Scripture, we find a most amazing biblical precedent to the present day dilemma, namely the startling account of a massive "alien" invasion during the days of Noah, as recorded in Genesis 6:1-4.
|"There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." (Genesis 6:4)|
In the book of Genesis we read that all people of the Earth are descended from a single human couple, namely Adam and Eve. Even though the Biblical account states this unequivocally most people living today do not take it seriously. Interesting enough, although, there is in the Biblical account one curious exception to this fact which is usually glossed over. Genesis also indicates, clearly and undeniably, that a second strain was added to the human gene pool - a strain not of a human order but from a heavenly source. We find in the sixth chapter of Genesis, immediately before the description of the Flood, a startling description of this invasive strain. The account is capsulated in a mere four verse statement but is so profound and strikingly different from the rest of the creation narrative that it has been a source of many difficulties for translators and theologians. The infamous episode involving the "sons of God" reads like a piece of fossil paganism that escaped the careful editing of later generations of devout Jewish scribes. It could have happily smoldered as a problem of Biblical exegesis were it an isolated instance. Yet the same strange belief of a bygone period when beings from heaven descended to take human brides, is found not only in this obscure passage of Scripture, but present in the well-known Greek myths and traditions about the amorous adventures of their gods. Just as well, affairs between mortals and beings from another world feature frequently in the tales, folklore and traditions of many cultures around the world. Modern science has no explanation for such stories which are, in the present day, classified among paranormal phenomena. Many of the world's legends evidence a profound parallel to the UFO-Alien Abduction stories of our own time. These stories often involve some kind of sexual encounter with the aliens, a fact which resound with a strange similarity to the mixed marriages between the "sons of God" and the daughters of men in the Biblical account.
From the Bible we understand that angels were originally created to be ministering spirits. Just as well, it is clear from the Biblical account, and an abundance of extra-Biblical evidence from various cultural traditions around the world, that some of these members of the heavenly host, early on, broke rank and set out to be "gods" in their own right, and become vexations to mankind as agents of deception and iniquity. Compared, in grandeur, to the angels above, man down on Earth is but a worm, yet it is apparent from Scripture that man was elected before the angels were created and that angels were created to serve man. It furthermore appears that a third of the angels would not tolerate such a relatively light task due to one potential flaw in their divine character; pride. That the Son of God took the image and nature of man rather than the higher form and attribute of angels is a most profound element in the Divine economy and revelation.
Angels presuppose man because they were created to be ministering spirits. Angels are perhaps the most misunderstood beings in God's order of creation. We do not understand angels most simply because we do not understand God. There is a certain symbiotic relationship between man and angels. Angels serve or hinder man depending upon whether they are benign or malignant. Although they are incorporeal creatures, angels have the power to take on human, or humanoid, form respectively. There is a far greater degree of similarity between man and angel than there are differences. The two differ primarily in their purpose, power, and finite attributes. Man was created to glorify God, while angels were created primarily as ministering spirits; Man has procreative power, angels have supernatural power; the form of man is corporeal, the form of angels is incorporeal although they can manifest in physical form. Both orders of creatures possess intellect, emotion, and will. There are other similarities, as well, between angels and men.
The crises in the western world today is a direct result of its ambiguity regarding truth and authority. If the grass roots scholar sees something unusual and comes forth publicly and makes a profound statement, no one listens. Yet should a "learned" man with an advanced degree, or a renowned world class figure, proclaim the same everyone listens. Because these are "lettered" and "reputable" people with "credentials" they are the "voices of authority" for the truth. Nowadays just about everyone respects, and believes, authoritative, accredited people. We don't care as much about truth as we do about "respectability" and public recognition. There is little regard for how one knows (epistemological awareness) or whether or not they really have the truth. Thus the western world listens to the "high priests" of scientific inquiry, not with hearts that love, seek, recognize, and embrace the truth, but with ears that respect only "authority." The advertising industry has used this "Madison avenue approach" for years with great efficiency. "Accreditation" today has become a built-in filter for having truth - ours has become a culture of educated fools. The Lord said "out of the mouth of babes..." cometh wisdom (Psalm 8:2; Matthew 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21). The Lord of heaven reveals the truth unto babes and withholds it from the wise. As this whole matter bears on the UFO phenomenon there has usually been no regard for the documented case, for instance, of the student Mexican farmer who claims he has seen a UFO, but when a rocket scientist makes a far fetched claim that he has a potato sized meteorite from Mars with fossil life forms in it the matter becomes a major media sensation. As well, an enormous amount of money is eventually tied into such things. Certainly much of what the public thinks is influenced by this.
God is in the business of revealing Himself not hiding Himself. It is not the obscurity of revelation that renders man blind and hostile to the truth of God, it is human sin and perversity. Finite reality cannot be understood apart from the recognition of the triune God. Apart from this we have only a fractured understanding. The triune God is not obscure, neither is He hidden in nature, He is manifest in creation (Romans 1:20). Observational theology includes those sources by which we can know God's self disclosure. Valid sources include creation (Psalm 19:1), man, i.e., the prophets (Hebrews 1:11), and the Scripture itself (II Timothy 3:15-17); invalid sources, by the same token, include such things as the ouija board, animal intestines, spiritism, messages from the "space brothers" and so on. The former came from the breath of God, the latter from the pit. The principle of correspondence tells us that creation is analogous to God, in other words God is reflected in creation, and what goes on in creation can only be understood in terms of the trinitarian God. There is a practical side to every legitimate theological issue; There are many who have their own theological models of reality, yet these models often cannot be demonstrated. In other words, they are so abstract they cannot produce observable evidence. Now when we look at the models of angelic intervention in creation we see an abundance of observable evidence which fits the Biblical context. The problem usually arises when "arm chair theologists." are less concerned with the truth than in "proving" and maintaining their own long held doctrinal positions. The Bible is never in error, but our understanding of it often is. We must understand the Bible not with "isogesis" (let self speak) but with exegesis (let God speak).
When people talk about UFO's, alien abductions, and so on, they are, more likely than not, reflecting on the reality, not just their imagination. When the true similarity between angels and men becomes understood, then it will become apparent, how entirely credible as literal historic fact the mystical account recorded in the first four verses of the sixth chapter of Genesis actually is. It is in the Bible alone, no where else, in which we will find the ultimate answer to this greatest and strangest mystery of our time, the UFO-Alien Abduction phenomenon.
J. Timothy Unruh
October 31, 1996
|"...I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven..."|
|And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. -- Jesus Christ (Luke 10:18)|
Copyright © 1996. All rights reserved. Published by Ruhe Company P. O. Box 1034, Rocklin, California 95677-1034. No portion of this booklet may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author. Online edition January 15, 1997.
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