A Common Thread In Many U.F.O. Experiences
By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)
One of the questions that I am often asked (and that I have often wondered about myself) deals with the subject of U.F.O.’s (i.e., unidentified flying objects). It seems that many people in our world are increasingly intrigued by the subject of alien life. Is it possible that many U.F.O. experiences could be people who have been contacted by aliens which evolved on some other planet in the cosmos?
I don’t believe so, for several reasons.
I have gone into considerable detail about this subject, and so will not rehash all of that material. However, I would like to share with you an interesting commonality that is involved in many U.F.O. encounters. Many are unaware of this commonality, and yet it could shed a great deal of light on these matters. Philip Imbrognol, in his fascinating book that explores the evidences that U.F.O.’s are actually inter-dimensional beings, writes:
“In the final years of his life, Dr. Hynek no longer believed in the extraterrestrial theory for the origin of UFOs. We had many conversations about the subject, and he expressed his doubts that UFOs were physical craft from other star systems.. To quote Dr. Hynek, “I have come to support less and less the idea that UFOs are nuts-and-bolts spacecrafts from other worlds. There are just too many things that go against that theory. To me, it seems ridiculous that a technologically advanced race would travel great distances to do relatively stupid things like stop cars, collect soil samples, and frighten people. I think we must begin to re-examine the evidence; we must look closer to home for the answer. I think we should consider that UFOs come from other dimensions, a parallel reality, a universe that exists in the same place as ours, but at a different frequency, so to speak.” Hynek also started to see the connection between UFO reports and certain types of psychic phenomena, because there are many UFO cases that have poltergeists, apparitions, strange sounds and lights, and other types of psychic manifestations attached to them. Over the many years that I have been researching the phenomenon, I have found this to be true. Quite a number of UFO case studies are like ghost stories rather than encounters with spaceships and beings from another star system.” (Philip Imbrogno, Interdimensional Universe: The New Science Of U.F.O.’s, Paranormal Phenomena, And Other Dimensional Beings, 1145-1155 (Kindle Edition); Woodbury, Minnesota; Llewellyn Publications)
The belief that these beings are interdimensional and not extraterrestrial makes a lot of sense. Why so? Because (as many ufologists and investigators have documented), these “beings” are attempting to spread an anti-Christian message.
Why in the name of reason would E.T. fly billions of light years to Earth to throw off on Jesus Christ?! Something doesn’t add up there, friends.
However, the Word of God reminds us time after time that Satan is the great deceiver:
Revelation 12:7-12-7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
Yes, Satan is the great dragon who deceives the whole world. We are reminded to beware of the “wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-12). Paul encourages us to remember that he appears as an angel of light, as do his ministers (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). He is the father of lies (John 8:44), and is rightfully characterized as the evil one (2 Thessalonians 3:3). Only through the blood of the Lamb may we overcome him: the truth is what sets us free (John 8:31-32).
While there are many Biblical and scientific reasons to reject these beings as extraterrestrial, their message against Christ is the final indicator of who they truly are. In whatever form Satan takes, he is always a liar (cf. 1 John 3:8). But Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). He laid down His life for you on Calvary, was buried, and arose from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:1-8). He promises sweet forgiveness to all those who will trust in Him, repenting of their sins and being baptized by the authority of Christ for the remission of their sins (Acts 2:37-38). If you are a child of God who has been living in sin, why not return to Him today (Acts 8;22; 1 John 1:9)? I encourage you to put The Lord first beloved. If we in the churches of Christ may assist you in any way, please call upon us.
The grace of The Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.