Could God be an Extraterrestrial Being?

Some comparatively new belief systems and books portray God as an extraterrestrial, holding that intelligent beings from another world have been visiting Earth for many thousands of years, and have influenced the development of our religions. Some of these books suggest that prophets or messiahs have visited earth from other areas of the galaxy in order to teach morality and encourage the development of civilization. David B. Trout suggests that the life form responsible for producing life on earth had to be light years ahead in terms of their development since interstellar travel demanded a technology that we are just beginning to understand. Additionally, it must be noted that David Treybig, has documented that the 1947 Roswell Incident was first reported as a “flying saucer,” only to be changed the following day in what appears to be a government cover-up.

However, I believe that information regarding alien life is found in the Bible and records expeditions to our planet. In Matthew 16:15-17 Simon Peter responds to Jesus’ question regarding His identity by saying “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” and Jesus responds “…flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” It is obvious that this understanding did not come through science but is a revealed knowledge that plays the missing component in man’s desire to understand his place in the universe. The difference between the earth’s religions and the Bible is the source of their information since all groups have fallible human leaders, while the Bible contains the very words of God Himself as revealed to us in II Timothy 3:16 which states, “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God.”

So while many on earth are afraid of extraterrestrial life believing it to be the evil beings seen in science fiction movies the Bible reveals that there is extraterrestrial intelligent life, in the form of a Spirit Being who “inhabits eternity” (Isaiah 57:15). The Bible further records in Genesis 3:9-10; 4:9; 16:9 the existence of many millions of angelic beings and in Hebrews 1:13-14 the existence of “ministering spirits.”

Eric Stetson postulates that the biblical God, while still the great ruler of Earth, is not a deity at all but instead represents an ultra-advanced extraterrestrial species that is intimately involved in the affairs of Earth. This idea may seem strange and radical at first, but suppose your best and most trustworthy friend revealed to you that he had once had an encounter with aliens that went something like this:

“I took a long hike in the countryside and when it started getting dark I was still a long way from the campsite so I decided to lie down and rest. I leaned my backpack against some stones for a pillow and soon fell asleep only to be roused in the middle of the night by incredible vision. I looked up and saw a beam of light stretched down from a hovering object to the ground, and strange-looking beings were going up and down what appeared to be a ladder and the leader of the aliens was standing at the top of it proclaiming that they wanted to ‘spread my seed far and wide.” Would you believe his story, laugh it off, reassure him that it was only a dream, or would you perhaps pull out a Bible and turn to the 28th chapter of Genesis, where the patriarch Jacob’s nearly identical experience is described?

Although most people don’t realize it the Bible and other ancient religious texts actually contain a multitude of stories that can easily be rendered today as UFO sightings and encounters. Thus, it can be concluded that the Bible does indeed deal with the subject of extraterrestrials, for the super humans described therein come from the heavens (space) and have virtually unlimited power over the affairs of Earth and due to their high level of development could appear to humanity as a race of gods. This would have been especially true in the case of our ancient ancestors who had no knowledge of other planets or solar systems and would tend to interpret visits from the sky in a much less sophisticated way, idealizing relatively higher beings as absolute rulers of the Universe

The gods of old are part of the physical Cosmos and when Yahweh commanded the Israelites to “have no other gods before me,” one must see that He was speaking like a king who was demanding allegiance from his angelic legions and his human slaves. The power struggle with Lucifer was much like a political campaign, each side producing propaganda to win over the simpletons who tilled the fields of Sumeria. In any case, the important idea is that the early Hebrews believed in “Elohim,” a plural term that is literally translated as “the gods.” The single being God known as Yahweh by the people of Israel was physically imperfect but because of their relative superiority in all respects – biological, intellectual, spiritual, technological – they were deified by virtually every ancient culture including the one that produced our Bible.

Another reason to believe this explanation is that in Genesis 1:26 the Bible says, “let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” and according to Dr. Zecharia Sitchin, Genesis Revisited, the plurality of God in this quote is no coincidence. This translation was compiled from much earlier and considerably more detailed texts first written down in Sumer.” The Sumerian gods were called Anunnaki, translated as “those who came down from the heavens.” They were said to have interbred with primitive humans to produce the intelligent variety that built civilization. This information is revealed in Genesis 6:1-2, 4 that reads: “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth… That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 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. What this shocking biblical passage indicates is the belief that gods are physical beings so genetically similar to Homo sapiens as to make interbreeding possible. Their Elohim were just like the Sumerian deities before them and the Greek ones afterward: powerful beings that looked and acted much like humans and were intimately involved with them.

How then, we might ask, did the super humans make contact with people on Earth? Although many traditional Religions would reject this idea, the Bible speaks repeatedly of encounters with what today would be called UFOs. One just has to read the scriptures with an open mind to discover numerous examples of aerial craft described as shining clouds, balls of fire, wheels, and flaming chariots which bear a striking resemblance to extraterrestrial objects seen today. Here are a few general quotes that help to make this point:

  • “Behold, he [Yahweh] shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind…” (Jeremiah 4:13.)
  • “Behold, the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud…” (Isaiah 19:1.)
  • “And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night…” (Isaiah 4:5.)

Keep in mind that the people who wrote these things did not have large vocabularies and they had never even heard of aircraft, disks, and warp-drives so their explanations used to describe unidentified flying objects are made within their frame of reference. Another example of this is found in Exodus 13:18, 21 where it describes the Hebrews wanderings in the desert:.”.. the children of Israel went up and harnessed out of the land of Egypt. And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light.” Since literal clouds don’t have fiery pillars, one can reasonably conclude that the object was something very different – perhaps a UFO with a descending beam of light. My last quote for this article will be from Ezekiel 1:4 where the prophet Ezekiel, a frequent recipient of extraterrestrial visitations, described a strange object in the sky: “And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it…” (Ezekiel 1:4.) This could very well be a modern-day account of a UFO sighting: a swirling wind accompanied by a huge disk-shaped object surrounded by an intense glow. Ezekiel goes on to describe the strange craft descending from the sky, noting its resemblance to a spinning wheel and mentioning that it is piloted by a powerful-looking being.

If these concepts are correct, and they are just ideas I am putting out there, many based on readings from others then it would make sense that God is a powerful ruler but instead of being a non-person, he is like us only from another planet that is much more advanced than earth. That in no way takes away his importance to humankind or denies His control of the universe it merely explains how he interfaces with us mere mortals.

So, before you decide to lynch me look at the possibilities and the logic behind them and see if you agree. Then think of many of today’s churches that interact as a business insisting that you give of your time and resources, thus increasing their coffers so that the ministers can live in extravagant houses and have tidy back accounts while the parishioners go without. Now I know that many of you will not agree but having been in business with them I know for a fact that several ministers from the small area where we used to live that their bank accounts were over one million dollars. This did not include the fact that they didn’t have to pay for housing, utilities, insurance or vacations as the congregation seemed more than willing to pick up the tab.

Therefore, one must wonder if the theologians out there will do anything to keep their congregations from looking at new ideas since doing so could cost them the lifestyle they are enjoying. If that is not the case, the possibility of God being a Superhuman from another planet should be openly explored.

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