Technology by itself is not evil. Lifesaving and life extending technologies are truly a blessing from God, who created all things. Technology brings all the benefits of modern comfort, medicine, and communication.
However, like so many things, technology is a tool that can be used by dark forces, both human and otherwise.
Many don’t think technology and the spirit world have a relationship. The rationalistic, materialistic view that still dominates our age considers the spiritual world to be just myth while technology is rooted in the hard facts of the scientific world. However, technology and spiritual dimensions have a longtime historical association. This technological-spiritual connection is as old as the bronze and iron ages, was furthered in a big way during the 20th century, and is being even more developed in the emerging technologies of this 21st century.
Metallurgy and Magic, Renaissance Occultic Science
Going back to ancient times technology, most notably metal forging, was associated with spiritual power.
Magic and science have been intertwined throughout human history. Many Vikings were pagans who worshiped their weapons and even believed a sword could help a warrior enter heaven. NOVA – Secrets of the Viking Sword 10/10/2012, PBS
From the pagan roots, the metallurgical/spiritual connection develops into a full blown techno-magic in the form of Alchemy during the Middle Ages. This esoteric religion saw no boundary between the spiritual world and the use of technology to achieve its ends of occultic knowledge. This relationship brought a new child into existence that would evolve into modern science. Esteemed historian Francis Yates deals head on with the rise of science and technology paired with the occult. She traces the occultic exploration of the Renaissance Rosicrucians in developing science when she notes:
This sense of close contact with angles or spiritual beings is the hallmark of the Rosicrucian. It is this which infuses his technology. Yates, Francis. The Rosicrucian Enlightenment. Routledge, 1972 (Page 282).
By the 20th century the rise of technology took a darker turn in it’s historical association with the occult. This can especially be seen in the emergence of Nazi technology. Despite the recent scoffers, there is ample evidence that Nazism maintained a strong occult spiritual connection, while at the same time forging the most advanced technology the world had every seen in the form of ballistic missiles, jet aircraft, and even more exotic technologies. Janes Aviation reporter and historian Nick Cook notes a sense of spiritual darkness as he tours the Nazi underground factories that housed super-secret exotic technologies:
I walked the galleries beneath the Kohnstein, I found the silence deeply troubling. I’d wanted to concentrate on the science and engineering, to look at the Mittelwerk as a place that had been responsible for the most awesome piece of technology to have come out of Europe during the war; to breathe the same air as those who’d created the A-4 rocket’s assembly line, to soak up that atmosphere in the way that a profiler would use a murder scene to build a picture of the killer. Cook, Nick (2007-12-18). The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology (Kindle Locations 3502-3506). Crown Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Dark Technology Crosses the Atlantic
Following World War II, the United States snatched up German technology and scientists, including the Wener Von Braun, the father of the Saturn V moon rocket, still the heavy lift champion of spaceflight. Interestingly, along with this advanced technology transfer the occultic association with this technology came to our shores. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Rocket scientist Jack Parsons, who helped found NASA’s JPL and developed solid rocket booster technology was also a prominent Thelemite occultist.
Parsons was certainly ahead of his time in things other than rocketry. Before each test launch, he was in the habit of invoking Aleister Crowley’s Hymn to Pan, the wild horned god of fertility. Parsons was an active member of the California Agape Lodge of the sex magickal group Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), and in letters addressed The Great Beast as “Most Beloved Father”. Colin Bennett. Profile: Jack Parsons. Fortean Times, UK. March, 2000.
Transhumanism and Artificial Intelligence
The holy grail of 21st century computer science is the development of artificial intelligence (AI). AI is here now: there is the reality of self driving cars, advanced autonomous drones, and supercomputers with enough smarts to win the gameshow Jeopardy. These machines, that seem to possess a natural language intelligence, are key to solving problems in medicine, transportation and the energy sector.
True to form, the occultic side of things is involved in this AI movement, seeking to exploit the darker dimensional potential. Computer scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil is the spokesperson for a movement that seeks to transcend the biological limitations of humanity via immortality through computer consciousness. As Director of Engineering at Google, Kurzweil is not a lightweight, but is poised to have a big impact on the rise of machine intelligence. At the turn of the 21st century, Kurweil’s book “The Age of Spiritual Machines” was followed by “The Signularity is Near” predicting the creation of a God-like machine network: a supra-intelligent consciousness that elite humans can merge with to gain immortality. As some others have pointed out, this Transhumanistic movement is an occultic esoteric religion.
He said to Eve- “You can be like God”
So where is this technological Magick all taking us? Well, in essence this is taking us back, back to the original lie presented to humans by the dark fallen angelic being in Eden.
Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.”“For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
In my opinion. technology is being used by certain fallen, inter dimensional angelic beings as part of their driven hatred to destroy humanity. Specifically, I feel technology is used as a carrot of deception to deceive humans into thinking they can bypass God’s redemption and become immortal via their own devices. As the Biblical tree of knowledge demonstrates, it is lie designed to in fact destroy humans by separating them from their creator, God. Thankfully, Christ Jesus presents a true way to immortality that does not depend on occultic technology.
In the next decades you will see the rise of Transhuman technologies that will promise transcendence, but I feel will produce darkness and terrible weapons. It is unfortunate that the tools of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence will be leveraged by a non-human dark spirituality that is in opposition to God. Bible prophecy in John’s vision in the book of Revelation presents a weird future of non human creatures that seem right out of science fiction, but I believe are coming in reality. Knowing the dark use of technology, it is no wonder Christ will return to prevent the utter destruction of humanity by this Pandora’s box of spiritualized technology.
The divided elections and the angry fist waving debates tell a story. America is moving towards civil war. But in this case the war seems planned. The pitting of great ideological and moral divisions are carefully positioned and thrown in a ring like two starved animals. The goal is simple: a divided America is no longer a world player and the last hurdle in the way of global government is taken out. The gun grabbers gear up while the gun keepers consider the “R” word and patriotism becomes a fight for states’ rights and regionalism.
What’s behind this?
- America has departed from God. The Judeo Christian ethic has been out for a long time.
- Dark multidimensional forces have been allowed into this vacuum. Demonic posession is rampant and driving the very gun violence driving the gun grabbers. Part of the plan.
- All human created civilizations have a life span. America is not immune from the same moral and cultural entropy that doomed Greece and Rome.
This war is not certain. Our path could change. With prayer and God’s grace, the Republic could be saved. But as we turn our backs on God, the path towards division is becoming more intense everyday.
One of the more persistent myths is the “non-physical” nature of spirituality. The average person thinks of spiritual things, if they believe in them at all, as “ghostly” or vaporous and somehow unscientific. Yet modern physics is rapidly moving to understand that there are many dimensions beyond the ones we perceive. (Refer to this article)
The Bible has made it clear that there are states of being beyond our physical reality, and these realities are tangible- indeed more tangible that our own existence that is subject to the decay and ephemerality of time. (Refer to http://khouse.org/articles/1998/62/)
All of this is important when we approach the resurrection of Yeshua (Jesus), the son of God; he bodily rose again with a new type of body that was physically here in our dimension as human and yet could also transcend the all the space-time barriers of our physical world.
The most pervasive propaganda has always been fiction that is packaged as truth. However, before people accuse me of hating Science Fiction, let me make it clear that I not only enjoy Science Fiction, but I’ve written Science Fiction and studied it as a literary form at the post graduate level for several years.
The power behind the literary genre of Science Fiction is its ability to fire our imaginations. Science Fiction is far more than the simple entertainment form. Science Fiction is a modern mythology; it is our culture’s way of explaining the unknown. It is accepted as a form of speculative truth because it has done such a good job in one limited area, predicting technology. For instance, long before there were nuclear submarines, Jules Verne wrote about such machines.
When it comes to unknown phenomena such as ufos and other unexplainable paranormal events, Science Fiction is the template through which most people see these events. For example, when a person encounters a nonhuman entity nowadays they more often immediately jump to the conclusion that the creature comes from outer space. Likewise, when people encounter aerial objects that defy physics, many assume a view that these are spacecraft from another planet.
The danger in using Science Fiction as a mythos to form your opinion about the unknown is that it is for the most part very limiting. Ironically, most people would see Science Fiction as exploring possibilities. In practical reality, most people know Science Fiction via popular TV shows and movies which always gravitate towards conventional spacecraft and a universe filled with intelligent biological aliens. With the growth of the UFO phenomena then, popular culture has “taught” people that these objects and creatures “must” be aliens flying around in spacecraft.
Science Fiction developed in the 1800s about the same time people began interpreting strange objects seen in the sky as craft. However, people have been seeing strange things in the sky prior to science fiction. In times past, prior to the so-called “enlightenment” of the industrial age and its mass media, most people understood the unknown via religious traditions developed over thousands of years.
When I mention that UFOs may have far more connection to the historical understanding of fallen Angels and the study of demonology than they do spacecraft, some often laugh and dismiss that as an arcane pre-industrial view. However, they refuse to see how their imagination and their acceptance of science fiction from popular media is causing them to jump to enormous conclusions about these unknown craft and creatures.
Refer to this quote from my article “The Various Sides of ET Deception:”
It is important to remember that some of the most respected, secular UFO researchers note these beings and their craft are “paraphysical” and “hyperdimensional.” . . . These beings are spiritual and yet are capable of entering our reality in a physical way. In a modern understanding, they can transcend into and beyond our reality into other dimensions that are unknown to us. It is entirely possible they can assume a physical appearance with the same ease you and I put on a costume. Refer to J. Allen Hyneck (Edge of Reality, 1975, 12-13); Jacques Vallee (Dimensions, 1988, 143-144); John Mack (Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens, 1994, 404-405)
Science Fiction generally portrays extraterrestrials in two primary ways: as benevolent saviors or as hostile aliens. These simplistic viewpoints ignore one major fact: if these beings exist and are as powerful as they seem, they are perfectly capable of understanding popular fiction and using it to their own ends. It is no accident that legitimate UFO sightings by reliable witnesses contain shapes of aerial objects that are pulled right from the pages of our own popular Science Fiction; these beings are using our own fiction as a method of representing themselves.
As these beings manifest more and more in our world, avoid the temptation to simplistically classify them via a popular culture we’ve been spoon fed so carefully via mass media. Consider that very informed ancient cultures understood far more about this phenomena than we do in our mass media-driven haze.
David Dansker of TheNewsBeats has published a very interesting article on a Biblical perspective of ultra-ancient civilizations. In his article David offers what is called “The Gap” idea, which based on the text of Genesis may suggest a vast earthly civilization preceding the creation of humankind. Hold on for some interesting viewpoints:
Don’t fear – this is not some article about fringe people in the backwater handling snakes as part of some sort of pseudo-Christian ceremony :). However, in the Bible there is a mysterious event involving serpents that occurred while the ancient Jewish people were wandering in the desert. If we understand the meaning of the event, it provides a great revelation of what supernatural healing really means.
The event begins in Numbers 21 with the people complaining and turning away from God. A highly unusual rash of venomous snakes came into the camp, and many people died. These snakes were so poisonous that anyone who was bitten died; there were no exceptions. The people came to Moses, and Moses went to God for a solution. God’s unusual solution was:
The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived. – Numbers 21:8-9
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. – John 3:14, 15
Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
The following account is not secondhand or in any way fictionalized. This is a personal account of my own experiences.
A group of people enters a old building, armed with all sorts of electronic equipment and digital cameras. They come from all walks of life, a college student, a grandmother, an engineer, but they all share in common one purpose: to discover evidence of ghosts and therefore a paranormal world. This activity takes them out of the mundane, depressing ordinary world of the physical existence.
This scene is played out hundreds of times each night across the western world with the newfound “hobby” of ghost hunting or paranormal research. The popularity of this activity has been heightened by such high quality radio programs as Coast to Coast a.m. and television programs as “The Ghost Hunters.”
This pursuit used to be one I participated in with great zeal. Armed with the latest Digital Video camera and audio recorder, I would cruise locations ranging from historical graveyards to modern-day office buildings in search of evidence of a life beyond our physical existence. I most certainly did come away with evidence. Read more
The modern world has done its best to try to deny the existence of God. In the western world, the Judeo-Christian ethic has been largely marginalized. Yet despite this a longing remains for many people, who are discovering that no amount of money, drugs, or momentary pleasure can satisfy a desire for something more- a greater reality beyond this all-too-short life.
With the God of the Bible no longer acceptable, the longing is pushing many towards a worship of the alien: a belief that benovelent, helpful otherwordly creatures with superior technology will pull humans out of the pit they have dug for themselves.
UFO religions are well documented, and are only increasing with time. The most recent of these religious movements is guised in the “exopolitic movement,” whose goal is to “out” the existence of a so-called benevolent extraterrestrial intelligences. The goal is not objective and scientific, but is the harbinger of a spiritual movement for “earth transformation.”
In my opinion (and I welcome dissenting views), while these UFO religions will indeed result in spiritual experiences, they will not produce the legitimate peace that only God through Christ can provide. The reason is that this expolitic religion is tied in with an age-old practice of worship of non-human intelligences who are absolutely deceptive and opposed to God. Wrapped in a costume of light, these entities can only duplicate fleeting emotion and spectral titillation , but cannot duplicate the eternal salvation and lasting internal peace available through faith in Christ, God’s only son who died and resurrected for all who choose to accept his free gift.
Some make the mistake of calling the star that appeared following the birth of Jesus a UFO. If you dig into the ancient texts, the reality is much stranger and more wonderful.
There came wise men from the east to Jerusalem saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him – Matthew 2:1-2
The wisemen in this story are not the three quaint figures as seen in a plastic nativity scene, but were in fact a much larger group of “Magi” who were a particular priestly sect in the Medo-Persian Empire. Six hundred years earlier a Jewish man named Daniel introduced this group of Magi to the prediction of a Messiah – the Son of God who would come. Daniel was referred to as Rab-mag, the Chief of the Magi (Daniel 6). Daniel was an expert in the Mazzeroth, the story of God’s creation written in the constellations. The Babylonian corruption of the Mazzeroth become the Zodiac and astrology of today- which is very different than the Mazzeroth. The Mazzeroth laid out the story of Jesus – From the virgin who bore him (the constellation Virgo) to his ultimate future kingship as the Lion of the tribe of Judah (the Constellation Leo).
I propose that for 600 years the teachings begun with Daniel were passed down through the ranks of this group of Magi, so that when the “star” appeared to them, they knew exactly what was going on; the Messiah had been born. This was no astronomical star; it moved and appeared over the small humble house where the toddler Jesus was living. Yet it was not some kind of spacecraft as we understand it. The sign had been expected for over 600 years. When Jesus came to the earth for the first time it was not a surprise to the Magi; his star was identified and long expected, not at all what we now call UFOs.
Hundreds of years before the star of Christ appeared over these verse were written in the Bible:
17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Who Were the Magi? by Chuck Missler – Khouse.org
Uncovering The Mazzeroth – Berean Bible Study
Modern physics points to the reality of other dimensional existences, and this demonstrates that what we flippantly call the spirit world exists not as an unreal ‘ghostly’ realm, but a series of very real dimensions – some more real than the subatomic – electromagnetic dance of the “material world.”
The Bible challenges the superstitious belief of a purely ethereal spirit world by setting up a heirarchy of realms. For example there is Sheol (the abode of the dead), the Earth, Heaven, and the very highest- the throne and mountain of God.
The the Bible speaks of the Sides of the North as being a holy realm, which is above all and something our physical mind cannot understand – a completely transcendent place. It is far more than a mountain; in fact the great mountains of the earth are only limited “models” or facsimiles to Zion, like the way a simple paper airplane “models” a greater reality of a super-jumbo airliner.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, In His holy mountain.
Beautiful in elevation, The joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion [on] the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
The archangel who rebelled against God pledged in his pride to ascend to this realm:
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!
For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.
Instead of the dimension above all dimesions, God casts this being into the lowest abode.
The Bible has much to say about the landscape of the complex hierarchy of the multidimensional realm that is unseen to us, yet affects nearly everything on this earth, from personal lives to geopolitical realities. Above all this reality is God, who sent his son to redeem us lowly humans from being continual victims of the forces of darkness and of death itself.
The collapse of the credit market was exacerbated if not initiated by the use of economic realities as a weapon of war between nations. Realize that as you see layoffs, empty homes, it is not only an economic cycle, but casualties of an intensifying war as sure as if bombs were dropped on our cities.
Over two years ago we noted the use of economics as a weapon of global war against the U.S., as the
nations opposed ot the United States, namely Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and others sought to destabilize our currency. While the current economic collapse has been made possible by the usury and corruption within the U.S., the unnatural swings in currency and commodity prices such as oil point clearly to geo-strategic use of the crises by other nations.
The West, in particular the United States, has fired its weapons back in the form of collapsing oil prices. Oil industry expert Jim Norman argues in his well-researched book “The Oil Card – Oil as Economic Warfare” that the United States manipulates the price of oil as an economic weapon against countries such as Russia and China.
This type of war has a nasty way of becoming an “iron” war. Russia’s actions against Georgia involved control of and destruction of key oil pipelines and equipment. On January 1 Russia’s state controlled
Gazprom shut off the major natural gas pipeline into Europe in the middle of the coldest winter in many years as Russian oil revenue evaporated overnight, threatening Putin’s dictatorship. This time the American counterattack of oil price manipulation hit, but it is stirring up the Russian bear.
With nations pushed to the brink by this economic battle, it forces them to desperate measures, which almost always have a military aspect. In this case, it falls right into the prophetic. The Bible describes a situation where Russia is forced to make alliances and fight a war against Israel:
I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.
Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
Besides oil, weaponry is the only other major asset that Russia produces. Now, devoid of its oil revenue, desperate Russia is making alliances with the very group of nations predicted in Ezekiel 38. Russia’s customers include Iran (Persia), Ethiopia, Libya, Syria, Sudan, and others, all who swear the the destruction of Israel.
I do not know the timing of this war, but it is clear that economic warfare is hastening the conditions for these prophetic conflicts.
With Israel’s incrusion in Gaza, Israel’s delayed reaction to the hundreds of deadly rockets fired at its citizens is showing how the dark forces of anti-semitic hatred are once again festering to the surface worldwide. In Europe, with Hitler a distant abstract memory, over 60 years of humanistic, leftist pacifism has failed to deal with the supernaturally driven evil that targets one small group of people and their tiny swath of prophetic land. Beatings, intimidation, fire bombings, and crowds screaming Nazi death slogans (see full list below) are being generally ignored by the “enlightened” media in Europe and elsewhere. While there are no doubt those who protest Israel’s action peaceably, their ill-guided pacifism and muted contempt, rings of the do-nothings who sat on the sidelines during attacks on the Jews during the 1930’s
This humanistic education cannot wipe anti-semitism because it is not from a lack of reading philosophy. Anti-semitism is a blatant demonstration of the spiritual reality that exists despite the materialism of leftist ideology. The Jews are hated because this world is fallen, both with mankind’s inherent depravity and a very real non-human forces of evil under the command of a powerful multi-dimensional entity called by many human names.
They are hated because the very miraculous survival of the Jewish people through thousands of years of diaspora is evidence of a God – a God who came to this earth 2000 years ago in Christ and will come again to sit on the throne of this world from the land of His birth. God has not forgotten the Jewish people, despite the liberal theology of mainstream “Churchianity” that claims the church has replaced Israel.
As a Christian, I am shamed that those who call themselves Christians would once again set up a religious system that would tolerate the politics used in this new Nazism. This comes not only from the social left of the church but also the paranoid conspiracies of some who see Jewish plans involved in their imagined scenarios. Satan loves both sides here, because they all point to the continuation of his extermination of God’s signature upon humanity.
Please realize that I do not blindly support all that Israel does; their secular embrace of humanism has left them blinded. The discotheques of Tel Aviv imitate the very debased immortality of America and Europe that would usher in a new Auschwitz.
Following is a selection of anti-Semitic incidents that have occurred in Europe since Israel’s Gaza incursion.
• Two synagogues and a Jewish home were attacked with Molotov cocktails.
• Belgian Jewish leaders say they have received dozens of death threats.
• Jewish stores and a Jewish school were vandalized.
• Two Israelis were shot by a Dane of Palestinian descent.
• A burning car with a Molotov cocktail was rammed into the door of a Toulouse synagogue, while a rabbi was leading a class inside.
• A 29-year-old Jewish man was attacked at a Paris subway station by a gang of about 20 people who yelled “Palestine will win.”
• In Bordeaux, two kosher food shops were vandalized.
• A car at the synagogue in Toulon was burned.
• Several anti-Israel protesters were arrested for illegal anti-Semitic banners at a demonstration, and Berlin’s Holocaust memorial was vandalized with anti-Semitic slogans and swastikas.
• The leader of a far-right party published an editorial that accused Israel of acting in Gaza like the Nazis, claiming that such could be expected of Jews because they are “Christ-killers.” The editorial also included the phrase, “it is known all over the world that a Jew smells of blood.”
• A synagogue in Volos was defaced with graffiti that read: “The state of Israel murders – whose side are you on?”
• The Irish Times published a cartoon (“Final Solution,” Jan. 2) clearly equating Israel’s military operation against Hamas with the Holocaust.
• At an anti-Israel rally in Amsterdam that included the participation of a Dutch legislator, the crowd chanted, “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.”
• Anti-Israel demonstrations in Barcelona, Valencia, and Sevilla included signs that equated Israel with Nazi Germany.
• A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the synagogue in Helsingfors.
• Anti-Israel protesters carried signs equating Israel with Nazi Germany.
• On January 4, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoðan accused Israel of atrocities and predicted divine punishment, saying Israel was “perpetrating inhuman actions which would bring it to self-destruction. Allah will sooner or later punish those who transgress the rights of innocents.” Two days later, an Israeli basketball team in Turkey fled from the court into the dressing room, because the crowd became threatening, calling them “killers.”
• The Community Security Trust reports over 25 anti-Semitic incidents since December 29, 2008, including an arson attempt against a synagogue in the Brondesbury section of London.
• Other synagogues were vandalized with anti-Semitic slogans, including “Kill Jews” and “Jihad 4 Israel”
• A Jewish community center was spray-painted with pro-Hamas slogans.
• In London, a Jewish man was pulled from a car and beaten by three men, reportedly of Arab descent.
• Jewish shops were attacked by Arab youths who reportedly shouted anti-Israel slogans
One of the most repeated fallacies in Ufology is that UFO shapes appeared in the European sacred art of the middle ages and renaissance. Some claim that people saw UFOs in those times and then interpreted them in their sacred art. Unfortunately some otherwise well-informed researchers hold this incorrect view. Such views show a fundamental misunderstanding of the common symbols common in European art.
Italian Art Historian Diego Cuoghi took this fallacy head on in his exhaustive article. Guoghi identified the shapes misidentified as UFOs as standard artistic elements with a commonly understood meaning by artists and patrons alike. In many cases, such as the aerial circular shapes in art, these elements are so common as to be incorporated as part of the cupola in cathedrals.
It is true the sacred shapes in art do bear a strong resemblance to shapes seen in the sky. It is to the point UFOs are even replicating such universally recognized sacred shapes such as the cross. This demonstrates a clear trend of the unexplained UFOs manifestation that often use traditional shapes regarded as sacred by Christians to manifest. This deceptive multi-dimensional theater of the sacred was demonstrated in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. Three children were visited by a small framed humanoid apparition claiming to be the Virgin Mary. This being promised to send a sign. Word spread across the war ravaged region and over 70,000 people assembled in the Fatima town center to witness a flying disc fly from the direction of the sun, zigzag in a classic UFO manner, and send multicolored lights that were felt as a drying heat. (refer to Heavenly Lights: The Apparitions of Fatima and the UFO Phenomenon by Joaquim Fernandes , Fina D’Armada).
Sowing seeds of confusion is the M.O. of the fallen angelic realm, whose purpose is to undermine belief in the one and true God. This is part of a path of deception to dilute belief in God by using the spiritual symbols.
As we enter 2009, I invite you to listen to this pivotal interview with MUFON director and Alien Abduction researcher Joe Jordon in this interview on Future Quake radio from this last August. Joe outlines the spiritual warfare and a high level of deception in the Abduction Phenomena.
Joe Jordan is President and co-founder of CE-4 Research Group. He is also MUFON State Section Director and Field Investigator for Brevard County, Florida, home of Kennedy Space Center. Joe works in Product Development and Engineering in the transportation industry. Joe Jordan says “”I am probably the most hated man in UFOlogy.”
Special guest to Drywind.net, Dr. Stephen M Yulish is the author of many books including The Great Harpazo Deception, Invasion Israel and many others. He was a member of the research group NICAP in the 1960s after reading Project Bluebook. He studied astronomy and exobiology at Case Western Reserve University and graduated in 1969. He eventually became a History Professor at The University of Arizona for seven years where he visited Allen Hyneck’s Tucson group. He became interested in Bible prophecy after he had a head on collision with Jesus Christ in 1988.
First published in UFO Digest
Last year, independent, nontraditional, religious scholar, Patrick Cooke, did a series of articles onThe Bible and the Paranormal, UFO Digest, 7/ 3, 17, and 25/07 which I critiqued in my articlePatrick Cooke’s The Bible and the Paranormal: What He failed to Tell You, UFO Digest 8/21/07. Patrick is a earnest researcher but I believed that he misled the readers by designating all paranormal activities in the Bible as inherently positive and without any negative consequences While the Word God says instead: “There shall not be found among you …one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead,. For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). Sure Saul did call up the dead spirit of Samuel by using the medium, the witch of Endor, (1 Samuel 28:11), but he did so against God’s warning not to do such things and he died for doing it.
“So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the Lord, because of the word of the Lord which he did not keep, and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it, and he did not inquire of the Lord. Therefore, He killed him.” (1 Chronicles 10:13).
Therefore, even though the Bible speaks of the reality of paranormal activities like witchcraft and mediums and omens that doesn’t mean that one should participate in these activities anymore than one should participate in murder, incest, adultery or homosexuality even though these activities are also mentioned in the Bible and are warned against as well.
Patrick also misinformed the readers, I believe, by his understating of the concept of hell in the Bible .Jesus spoke more about hell than he did about heaven; see Mathew 5:22, 10:28 and 23:45 as well as Mark 9:47 etc. Likewise Patrick overstated the paranormal abilities that Jesus said any of us could all have because Jesus said we had to “Believe in Him first (John 14:12) and this is a very important necessary condition that he neglected to mention.
I also criticized Patrick’s belief in ghosts in the Bible (and anywhere else for that matter) because of the statement “Once to die and then the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
But, in the spirit of this Christmas season, however, I must now admit that I have found something in the Bible that might give credence to Patrick’s statement about entities in the Bible “roaming around the earth in a ghostly body.” Ghosts in the Bible? Was Patrick correct? Maybe! Just maybe!
Both the Old Testament:
“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12: 2).
“The dead will live. Your corpses will rise and the earth will give birth to departed spirits” (Isaiah 26:19).
and the New Testament
“All in the tombs shall hear his voice and shall come forth those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment” (John 5:28-29),speak of a resurrection at the end of time to either eternal destruction or eternal bliss.Former UCLA Economics Professor and now a leading Messianic Jewish theologian, and a man whose judgment I respect, David Stern, in his 1998 book,The Complete Jewish Bible: An English Version of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and Brit Hadashah (New Testament), translated Isaiah 26:14 as “The dead will not live again; the ghosts will not rise again for you punished and destroyed them and wiped out all meaning of them.”
The King James Version of Isaiah 26:14 is
“The dead will not live again; the deceased spirits will not rise”
The interesting fact is that the word dead in both is the Hebrew word Rephaim (giants) which actually refers to a people.
“It is also regarded as the land of Rephaim where people are as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim.” (Deuteronomy 2:20-21).
“There also we saw the Nephilim. The sons of Anak (Anakim) are part of the Nephilim and we became like grasshoppers in their presence” (Numbers 13:33).
These people, the Rephaim and Anakim were an offshoot of the Nephilim. Dead Rephaim, or dead Nephilim, have no souls and thus may have roamed the earth in ghostly bodies as Patrick intimated. Thus we humans have souls and await judgment in the end of days and cannot wander as ghosts, but soulless Nephilim (Rephaim) possibly could. Consequently, maybe so called ghosts in the Bible and in other places past and present are in reality dead Nephilim (Rephaim) who will never be resurrected and wander the earth aimlessly? These soulless entities are demonic in nature and thus share with their father, Satan, the power, ability and will to deceive us humans. These ghosts try to deceive us that our family and friends are still accessible to us from beyond the grave which goes against Scripture and ultimately denies the need for a Savior.
Who again are these Nephilim/Rephaim?
When the sons of God (fallen angels, possibly extraterrestrials) mated with the human daughters of men (Genesis 6:2) and their offspring the Nephilim(Genesis 6:4) were on the earth in those days and also afterward (Numbers 13:33). The New Testament tells us a great deal more about these actions that took place during these days of Noah. It speaks of angels who did not keep their own abode and whom God has kept in eternal bonds under darkness (Jude 6) for pursuing strange (human) flesh (Jude 7). God did not spare these (fallen) angels when they sinned and sent them to hell (2 Peter 2:4). The extra biblical book ofEnoch called these fallen angels Grogori and stated that 200 of these so called Watchers descended to earth. They are also discussed in the Dead Sea Scroll,Genesis Apocrophon, and other Apocryphal and pseudopigraphal writings.
Therefore, there must have been hundreds or maybe thousands of offspring generated from these unholy unions which God destroyed in the Great flood(Genesis 7:23) to prevent the contaminating of the Messianic bloodline to come. But as discussed earlier we saw later eruptions of these hybrid soulless children later called the Rephaim and Anakim as more fallen angels descended to earth. The apostle Paul continued to warn women thousands of years later to cover their heads so not to tempt these fallen angels (1 Corinthians 11:10) When these Rephaim (Nephilim) offspring died, their souls were condemned not to live again or to rise (resurrection) as humans will.
As a consequence, the only way that Job could experience a spirit passing by his face causing the hair of his flesh to bristle up (Job 4:15) was if it were a soulless dead Nephilim (Rephaim) wandering the earth in a ghostly body. Patrick may have been correct, but even if he were, it was unfortunately for the wrong reasons.