There is a statement that Jesus said to the unbelieving Jews 2000 years ago that also applies to many people interested in UFOs today.
"I have come in My Father's name and you do not receive Me; if another shall come in his own name you shall receive him. How can you believe, when you receive honor and fame from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?" (John 5:43-44).
What does this have to do with UFOs in this post modern world of ours (see my article on Deconstructing UFOs in this Post Modern World)? Why should anybody care what Jesus had to say 2000 years ago? After all, the zeitgeist of today is that 'everything is possible and nothing is certain'. The accepted wisdom is that the word of the cross is foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18). But what if, just what if, the word of the cross is not foolishness but is instead the power of God? What if these so called extraterrestrials are rather fallen angels, evil spirits and demonic entities which are discussed in the Bible (Genesis 6:2-4, Ephesians 6:12, 2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6)? That is what Jesus was speaking to. People will reject Him and the truth but will accept ETs many of whom come in his name, with open arms. They would rather accept a lie than the truth.
That is because people do not want to give up their sins. I sure did not. They felt too good. I also wanted to find so called Gnostic truth on my terms, in my way and still maintain control. It is hard to let go and let God be in control. As I have discussed before (My Early Descent into the Spirit World of Darkness and my Later Ascent into the Godly World of Light) I fought this surrendering of my will with tooth and nail. I wanted to be the captain of my ship and I did not need any help or criticism, thank you very much.
Many people do not want to accept the truth of the redeeming power of Jesus Christ to forgive sins and give eternal life (John 3:16) but would rather believe that their Savior and Messiah is from a distant planet of the gods and comes to earth on a spaceship. It will love and accept them unconditionally and rid them of all their problems (global not personal). They still can call it christ or jesus if they so desire but it is a false Christ as we have seen. As you can readily see, I do acknowledge that UFOs/ETs exist but I disagree with the conventional wisdom as to what they really are. But there are consequences to these deceptive beliefs and we must not minimize them. The Bible warns us about falling for the trickery of these so called extraterrestrials.
"One who is coming is in accordance with the activity of Satan with all power and signs and false wonders and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish because they did not receive the love of truth so as to be saved. For this reason, God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false in order that they may be judged who did not believe the truth but took pleasure in wickedness" (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).
Again in Matthew 24:23-24 Jesus said "If anyone says to you, behold here is the Christ, or there He is, do not believe him. For false Christ and false prophets will arise and will show you great signs and wonders, so as to mislead even the elect.
As I have written about earlier (The Upcoming Great Deception), those people left behind in the rapture or the catching away of the church to be with Jesus in the clouds (1 Corinthians 15:52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) will be deceived to believe than that they were abducted by UFOs.
These extraterrestrial entities will be coming bringing peace and may even all themselves jesus or Yahweh or the elohim. Once again the Bible warns us.
"While they are saying peace and safety, then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child and they shall not escape, saying peace, peace and there is no peace" (1 Thessalonians 5:3, Jeremiah 6:14).
Many of these same articles speak of a "New Age" beginning in 2012 when the Mayan calendar ends. There will be special "pow wows" and commemorations as the dawn of this new age approaches. There is talk of "more ethical extraterrestrials that will be "officially declared to the world at the United Nations in 2013" because they "do not pose a military threat to the world". There is talk of this false "christ" on the planet Nibiru along with the extraterrestrial entity called "yahweh" and the heavenly "elohim".
These extraterrestrials, i.e. fallen angels, are said to be "far more technologically advanced than we are." Some say that they even have had a "permanent presence among us throughout the history of mankind." It is said by some that "we were created in their image". It is said that "they have been patiently assisting us in our development all these millennium". According to them, there is no Hades or Heaven and we are made to believe that Jesus and Muhammad are just helpful prophets all sent by the same creator.
Why do people believe such lies but reject the truth? Why are people so concerned about the end of the Mayan calendar but could care less about the end times discussed in the Bible? It is because, as I said before, they do not want to give up their sins. They do not want to give up control for their lives to a righteous God.
None of us wants to change our behavior especially if it feels good. None of us wants to admit that we have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and need to repent and change. We would rather believe that some ET will come and bring us peace and happiness and we will not need to change. We would rather have our savior come from a distant planet than from the right hand of a loving yet righteous God in heaven. We would rather think of Jesus as a baby in the manger or as a sacrificial lamb dying for us on the cross than as the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5) who will return in His Second Coming to judge the nations and all the unbelievers.
We might not be so quick to dismiss His power and judgment if we knew the following.
When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power" (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).
Many writers speak glowingly of the writings of Enoch as they apply to so called extraterrestrial Watchers, but few take seriously what Enoch said about the Second coming of Jesus:
"Enoch prophesied, saying the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him" (Jude 14 and 15).
The Apostle John wrote in his Revelation of the return of Christ.
"And I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True and in righteousness He judges and wages war. And His eyes are a flame of fire. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood and His name is called the Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven clothed in fine linen white and clean were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword so that He might smite the nations and He will rule them with a rod of iron and on His robe and on His thigh it says King of Kings and Lord of Lords" (Revelation 19:11-16).
'And Christ will reign for a thousand years' (Revelation 20:6)
"God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name and that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2:9-11).
Therefore in the midst of this end time UFO deception and the soon return of Jesus Christ to judge the unbelieving nations, you all need to "work out your salvation with fear and trembling" (Philippians 2:12).
Dr. Stephen M. Yulish went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2012 due to M.S. complications. Stephen Yulish had a BA in Human Evolution and a MA and a PHD in History. He was a Professor at the University of Arizona and later a Jewish community professional. In spite of all of this, he accepted Jesus Christ in 1988 after a series of revelatory visions and a dream. Despite his MS he still served the Lord everyday through his writings before he passed away.