The Bible Supports the Idea of Extraterrestrial Beings

Probably the best ancient example of standard alien abduction is the story of “Jacob’s ladder” found in Genesis 28 which reads:

“And he [Jacob] dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said…. thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest…. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep… And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place!”

Given this text, and remembering Jacob’s frame of reference, try to put aside, for a second everything you have learned since you were knee high, and consider logically how similar modern day abductees’ claims are to what Jacob is reported to have experienced.

Remember too that intense fear and genetic manipulation are the two most commonly cited aspects of extraterrestrial encounters by modern day UFO abductees claiming to have experienced anomalous pregnancies that suddenly end mid-term with no miscarriage. Among these supposed abductees are several young adolescent girls who gynecologists confirmed pregnant while maintaining finding of physical evidence of their virginity. Then realize that for one’s “seed” to spread around the world it must first be removed from the testes or ovary and the only way a virgin woman can get pregnant and bear a child is through artificial insemination.

If one raises this question regarding the Holy Child, fundamentalist will scream heresy but other than Jesus, one must note that other civilizations also believed in messiahs. For example, the Aztecs believed in a messiah, Quetzalcoatl, who derived his lighter skin tone and heavier facial hair from godly genes and according to their beliefs was created to improve their civilization. Quetzalcoatl was then followed by Cortes, the Spanish conquistador, whom the Aztecs mistakenly believed fulfilled the prophecy of the demigod’s second coming. Another example is found in the copious writings of the Egyptians who hailed their own messiah, Imhotep, who they claimed built the first pyramid and taught them advanced sciences, only to ascend to the heavens one day leaving behind tremendous legends and an improved society. However, the belief in messiahs did not stop there as still others claimed their own variety of demigod, like the Mesopotamians, Gilgamesh and the Maya’s Kukulkan; and the list goes on.

Messiah literally means “godly king” which fits our belief in Jesus Christ who the Hebrew people expected to be a being who would combine the necessary human traits of King David with the desirable superhuman traits of Yahweh. Given that assumption then Jesus was aSon of God, as well as, a son of mansimply because he was half alien and half human! We find evidence for this idea in Luke 1:26-32,34-35,38 which reads:

“… the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee… And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying…. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God.” She is thus visited by a superhuman being who tells her she is somehow special or chosen, and she is afraid. The story goes on to reveal the visitation’s remarkable purpose. “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest…. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing that I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.”

Meanwhile, a UFO had already heralded the forthcoming birth of Jesus to King Herod’s astrologers, in the well-known story of the “Star of David.” Contrary to the traditional interpretation, however, the Bible makes it clear that this object was not really a star at all.

This strangely moving “star” which leads the astrologers directly to the place of Jesus’ birth is described in the apocryphal book of Protevangelion, chapter 15 which reads:

“They answered him (Herod) we saw an extraordinary large star shining among the stars of heaven, and so out-shined all the other stars, as that they became not visible… So the wise men went forth, and behold, the star which they saw in the east went before them, till it came and stood over the cave where the young child was with Mary his mother.”

Incredibly, another incident in Matthew 17 describes yet again an excellent array of UFO-related phenomena when Jesus met his disciples up on a mountain and Jesus revealed himself to them as the glorious figure of a godly superhuman.

“And He, Jesus, was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light….” Then a strange object appears in the sky, provoking intense fear in the onlookers. “… behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud…. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.”

This is picked up again in Luke 9 which reads, “… they feared as they entered into the cloud.” Did more happen to them during this time we will never know since it was never recorded on paper.

Additionally, one must consider the ridiculous stereotypes attributed to angels that show them as winged cherubs strumming harps instead of as the powerful beings set forth in the Bible and other ancient text. In reality, the Bible repeatedly shows angels provoking fear in those who see them, which shows that not all extraterrestrial encounters are necessarily pleasant and that some must carry out certain disturbing tasks making it feasible that one of those tasks involves what we explain as alien abduction.

It is safe to assume that the many people who contributed to the Western Bible just wrote down what they thought and experienced – and this includes a tremendous amount of material which can be considered representative of the UFO phenomenon throughout history. The crucial fact remains that superhuman extraterrestrials have seemingly been with us since the dawn of Man.

In The Omega Project by prominent psychologist and paranormal researcher Kenneth Ring, a professional survey is presented which found that 85 percent of all UFO abductees report an increase in their concern for the welfare of our world, with 60 percent saying it has strongly increased. The same survey also shows that 71 percent of abductees believe humanity is on the verge of a new age. Compare these findings with those in Revelations that occurred almost two thousand years ago when an angel took John on a dramatic journey above the earth during which he was told of a climactic future period and a utopian world thereafter. Perhaps the dramatic increase in observed extraterrestrial activity during the past few decades is largely because human civilization is undergoing dramatic changes including encounters by devout Christians such as Mennonite, Lynn Miller, who is discussed in the book, Secret Life, by ufologist David M. Jacobs in which she remembers having “flown with the angels” at age 12. Miller came down with diphtheria when six years old, and since the family did not believe in modern medicine they prayed to God for a miracle and sure enough, that very night what she describes as angels visited her and the very next day she was totally cured.

Stories like these show convincingly that religion and ufology are inseparably tied together and that no matter what we choose to call them, superhuman beings are here and have always been watching over us.

As in my last article regarding extraterrestrial beings, I am sure many people will erupt in anger at my argument that the Bible supports the theory of super humans and extraterrestrial encounters in biblical times. For that, I apologize but I believe that the evidence remains available for all to see if they are willing to look at it objectively.

[tags]God, demigods, Jesus, Bible, Extraterrestrial beings, angels, UFOs, Virgin Birth, Omega Project, Messiah, Yahweh, Scriptures, Apocrypha, Jacob’s ladder[/tags]

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  • marc klink

    The Mormons believe that Quetzalcoatl WAS Jesus. It is part of what was given as ‘revelation’ by Joseph Smith.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/reflections/ reflections

    Dear Marc

    Again a piece of info that I was unaware of. Your knowledge is amazing. Have a good night. Jackie

  • J.F. Flowers

    You say, ” believe that the evidence remains available for all to see if they are willing to look at it objectively.” But, your interpretation of the scriptures is anything but objective.

    John 20:31 says, “these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.” It does not say that these things were written so that you might believe that Jesus came from an alien. Either Jesus was the Son of God as He claimed, or He was a liar or a lunatic. He cannot be a liar because everything that He said has proved to be true and His predictions came true. He cannot be a lunatic because His teachings are not the ravings of a crazy man. Therefore, He must be the Son of God the Father, not the offspring of aliens.

    You cannot have it both ways by attributing a “light” to be a space ship or supernatural encounters to be alien encounters. The fact that you don’t know what it was doesn’t make it a UFO of the alien kind. It doesn’t prove that at all. You’re reading what you want to read into the scriptures by not taking into account the context of the whole Bible yet asking people to support your theory by looking at the Bible objectively.

    The title of the article is misleading too. The Bible does not “support” the idea of extraterrestrial beings of the alien kind. It does support the idea of angels and the Son of God coming to visit humans. Those are NOT the same thing.

  • Tom Farley

    I am one of those die hard Born Again Christians! I won’t rant, but I would find it harder to believe in your theories than to believe in an omnipotent God. If God, then He could easily do all of the things we consider supernatural without any effort.

    Yes, there are extra terrestrial beings. They are God, angels, seraphim, teraphim and even demons. Maybe God created more that we don’t know about.

    Knowing what we do about space travel with our limited science. I can’t believe that any physical beings could live outside our solar system and be able to travel between our world and theirs within a lifetime. It’s highly unlikely that our neighboring planets are habitable.

    Even if faster than light speeds were possible, it would take several years to travel to the nearest solar system. If wormhole travel were possible, you would have to find a stationary wormhole. I might be wrong, but I think current theories say that’s not likely. On top of that, design a ship that could withstand the forces and not be ripped apart. You would also have to find a way to navigate the wormhole without getting ejected at random points.

    Sorry, but it’s easier to have faith that Jesus Christ really is God and His way is the only way. I challenge anyone that doesn’t know Christ personally to ask Him (sincerely) into your heart and life. There is a literal, physical part to becoming Born Again that can’t be explained with mere words. What have you got to loose by trying? I guarantee that if you “get saved”, your eyes will be opened and you will understand many of these things. You will no longer have doubt. That’s a promise!

  • Will

    Interesting read, but like all stories of this kind, worth more of a chuckle than informative. I think Christians and all the rest are all pretty nutty myself, I don’t personally have an invisible friend guiding me through life.

    I do believe those we love are around us even once they are gone. But believing in manipulation by supremely powerfull beings, alien or otherwise is just an excuse to stop taking responsiblity for our own destiny and our own lives.

  • Tom Farley

    In response to Will:

    Most don’t see how God’s hand has guided them until after they’ve become believers, but that’s okay. The key word being “guided”.

    You’re right about manipulation. God doesn’t manipulate or force anyone to do anything. By His divine plan, we are all free will agents of our own destinies. He wants us to choose His ways, but won’t force us to. The Bible is full of examples of God’s encouragement and even commands for people to take charge of their lives and live responsibly. You will find that true Christians don’t just take their faith seriously. We are also serious about being good stewards of this Earth, our careers, families, etc.

    I’ll admit, Christ is my crutch. But more than that, Jesus’ example is my driving motive to be more than I ever thought I could be. God’s words of truth and wisdom have encouraged many to live a life of personal responsibility. It doesn’t stop there. Christ also taught that we should take on the responsibility to help others in need.

  • The Ol’ Sasquatch Ü

    Most interesting! I have often thought likewise on more than a few occasions. It is human-kind’s desire to understand, to solve the great mysteries of life. Understanding who God is, who Jesus is – is just about as big a mystery as we will ever examine.

    Me thinks that we will all know the truth one day.

    God Bless!

  • ARuffNeckBrotha

    Let’s look at this from both a Biblical perspective and a scientific perspective – I am using scientific here loosely, as I do not have another term readily available to describe UFOs or extraterrestial beings – the fact of the matter is that both are intertwined in more ways than not and using one to disprove the other tends to polarize folks.
    There exists today in the scientific world, examples and as far as we know it by today’s facts that lends their origins from a biblical perspective.
    And just because the bible does not fully explain a principle and science seems to do so – based soley what we know currently – does not disprove the bible. Scientific knowledge had to have started and a have basis somewhere.

    The very definition of extra-terrestial (beings) as recorded by Websters say “…that exists and originates outside the planet Earth, the only place in the universe currently known by humans to support life…”. If we were to take that definition and run with it, then YES ( a resounding one at that), then God as we know him to be and as described in the bible is indeed extra-terrestial. So are Jesus, angels, cherubs etc.
    So then, here are a few questions to both sides of the argument – So what if God is an extra-terrestial being? Does that in anyway limits Him, and anything else that He is doing? Will that serve to diminish him in anyway at all?
    I would think not! I am not aware of anywhere in the bible where it says that God created earth so that he could now reside on it and no where else.
    If God created the earth, then it lends to the fact that he existed somewhere else before the earth was created! That makes him extra-terrestial!
    The fact that he speaks to us, interact with us from the “heavens” makes him extra-terrestial!
    The fact that angels decend from the sky… stars move about at his whim, that makes him extra-terrestial!
    Jesus says, “.. in my Father’s house there are many rooms, and I go there to prepare a place for you….”. He did not say that the house was located in Egypt, Antartica, or on some other terrestial place. Understanding how he communicated with his disciples, I believe that if that “house” was terrestial bound, he would have revealed that to them.

    Instead of going on and on about God being extra-terrestial or not, let us focus on the one thing that the article and Christians generally agree on: That God exists! Whether he exists terrestially or extra-terrestially, is really not important. He exists, and will reveal himself one day – as promised. If he wants to tantalize us with “UFO” visits, who is to say he should not?
    The bottom line, is that we have the free will to believe in God strictly by the letter of the bible or in anyway we chose to do so.
    The bible – and I do believe that it is the inspired word of God – gives us strict guidelines and warning about what believing and not believing can lead to.
    Paul says that from the existence of time the “…evidence has been apparent…” take that literally or figuratively if you wish, but take it.

    It is human nature to seek out and try to understand that which we do not. Fortunately or unfortunately, it is inherent in that nature to sometimes come up with ideas that may go against prevailing ideas. That can be good and it can be bad if either is taken to the extreme. But that is how we grow and evolve.
    That the polarizing line between science and biblical religion exists might in fact be by design. It drives us to seek out the unknown, to learn to understand the world around us, beneath us, and extra-terrestial to us..
    It is interesting that even as we learn more about ourselves, it seems to lead us back to the bible again, looking for explanations and evidence to support or contradict.
    Not wanting to state that I know the mind of God, but this again could be by design!

    - nuf said!

  • Derek

    I have had a hard time believing any theory, religious or scientific, for my entire life now. I was brought up as a Methodist, however was never forced to go to church or to believe in anything I didn’t truly believe in. I am thankful my parents let me think on my own and did not brainwash me in a way that most people have been brought up, wheter it be religiously or scientifically. I have always thought about this subject but never to a serious degree. However, recently I have been giving this matter a much more intense level of thought which has lead me to this page via Google search. I have read to passages by this “reflections” character and find his ideas to be very informing and also on the same track as I have been starting to believe lately more than I have ever believed any other philosophy before. He/she appears to be very intelligent and very open minded which I can respect. However the passage right before mine by “ARuffNeck Brotha” seems to be the most logical post I may have ever read regarding this matter. This is very true in the fact that in matters not in where we believe he came from but what he came to teach. I still am leaning toward the “extra-terrestrial” approach and will continue doing research along the lines of this theory. On the other hand, I strongly believe all people, be it you believe in the same theory as I do or the traditional theory, do not put the knowledge he was trying to instill into us on the backburner for how or why he came unto us. Regardless of religion, some supreme being(s) is/are said to have acsended down, by whatever way stated, to help better the well-being of the civilization and the general well-being of the planet Earth. I thank ARuffNeck Brotha for his post because it has enlightened this thought upon me and I hope the rest of mankind will someday share this same believe, consequently I believe, making this world a better place.

    Thank you for your time.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/reflections/ reflections

    Dear Respondees

    I am thankful to you all for submitting your opinions on this subject. I believe that such discussions are important to give humans a chance to defend and/or analyze their beliefs.

    ;I agree with ARuffNeckBrotha that the Bible gives many hints that God does not live on this earth which makes Him extraterrestrial. However, most important is the fact that there is a GOD who is in control of things. To me at least that is a great relief even though I think that man who is inherently evil has chosen which Words of God the masses are allowed to see. Many sacred scrolls are hidden and the masses don’t know Greek and Hebrew so are unable to unravel the truth for themselves.

    Additionally, Derek’s comment that in the longrun God will reveal His true identity and the world will be a better place. What amazes me though is that while God being an extraterrestrial is outside the frame of reference of some there are those out there who choose to believe in an obviously false prophet who is declaring himself Jesus Christ while encouraging his followers to take drugs, party etc as long as they give him enough money. This guy really exists and was on one of the news shows in the last two weeks. I think it was 20/20 but I can’t remember for sure.

    Have a nice day. Jackie

  • Jim

    According to Zecharia Sitchin’s research on ancient Sumeria, humans were created by extraterrestrial beings. So why not Jesus as well?

    Of all of the research that I have done on UFology, perhaps the most fascinating piece of history that I have seen is a painting by a protege of Rembrandt’s who painted a work known as the Baptism Of Christ, in which Christ as an infant is being Baptized as a UFO is clearly shown in the sky above him, being three rays of light to pierce the darkness. It is if Jesus is made to glow by these beams.

    What I find of equal interest is that this painting was created nearly 300 years ago. Why did the artist paint a UFO into the scene? Had he seen them in the past or heard of them? It would appear a likelihood. And perhaps a little more evidence that Jesus may have been created by EBE’s.

  • Mike White

    Believing in Christ is real and I do trust Him as being man/God in one form. Whether he is a hybrid or total alien should not concern people so much if this is truly the way to salvation of the soul.
    My earthly father has “saved” me many times from danger and my best friend has “saved” me from terrible heartbreaking situations. So why can’t Christ “save” my soul from something bad too,whether he’s alien or God??
    In other words,I don’t care what the 1611 KJV says so much as to what my heart says to me and it says believe in Christ and don’t worry!! If Jesus is an alien,so be it,he can still save me from eternal peril if I let Him,and I have.
    Thanks for the article,I agree with you in virtually all that was said. Mike White,georgia

  • teofilo m. arcino jr.

    lets be raelistic about aliens or e.t. the bible say god created the earth and thus he put all his creation only in this planet. nowhere else.if there will be an alien that could be sum up to the creation of lucifer whom god had created and has given an almost equal power like him. lucifer was the highest rank among angels. let be known taht all angels are immortals.when there was rebellion in heaven there was no casualties of dead, beacause angels (either good or bad) dont die. so the only things god can do is to cast out them from heaven to a place called eternal damnation called hell..since then lucifer known to be satan ruled the rest of the space outside heaven (earth belong to the vastness of space) thus is was satan and his demons manipilate god creation the space and specialy the earth and its inhabitants. as we all know that satan was the great decievers, liars and a great magician who perform his great magic here on earth with his trcks and illusions, but will never be a creator like god. it was the work of satan that easily corrupt man mind, specially the non believer of god.

  • mr j

    i kind of believe what it says i mean think about it if satan was cast out of heaven there where is heaven located. and also when jesus apeared to his prophets after a curtain time he spend on earth he what rose up to the heavens did he realy go up to the heavens or is that metaphoricaly speaking or did he rise up to heaven like it said in the bible. when we think of heaven we think of clouds and the bright sun but i think jesus didnt just rise to the sky and stay there till the day of judgement he must have went to a far off place in the universe but how is this possible some might say well is ay its the will of his father god so i do believe part of wat this article say

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