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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Did Yahweh Impede the Progress of Mankind?

I recently received a negative comment on my posts about resisting alien abductions. One strong recommendation that I make is prayer, but it needs to be prayer to the correct Higher Power. The name of Jesus has probably been the most effective means of banishing aliens. However, not all agree. Here is the comment that came through. While I mean no disrespect to the responder, I think it would be worthwhile to unpack the response line by line and take a close look at it. I’ve read these arguments before and understand perfectly where they are coming from.

“Do you realize that most of your religious beliefs were based on worshipping beings...FLESH and blood beings from other worlds?”

A goodly number of serious UFO researchers today, including Whitley Strieber and Jacques Vallee, question whether the “aliens” are actually from other worlds or planets. Rather, they may well be simply from other dimensions. As for being flesh and blood, no one has ever seen an alien, demon, or a ghost bleed. They can disappear, fade away like evaporating mist, walk through a door or wall, but they don’t tend to bleed because they are not flesh and blood. They can interact with our dimension by changing matter (changing the vibrations of molecules?) here, but they can’t stay for long. They don’t really look like us. Some of what we see from Otherworld may be the spirits of deceased humans, but other entities were never human. Even if they were flesh and blood from other worlds (planets) they wouldn’t necessarily be human in the sense of homo sapiens.

I suggest that you read some literature other then the bible before you make suggestions about what people do to avoid abductions.

I’ve read plenty, as reflected in my blog posts, and one thing that comes through in some of that literature is that quite a few “aliens” lie, deliberately terrify people, offer phony technology to trap people into useless obsessions about saving the world, they do experiments on people without their permission, they use women for breeding purposes, impregnating them and then kidnapping their fetus, they kidnap our children in order to implant their agenda into the child’s destiny, they mimic the Virgin Mary, they use screen memories to hide their deeds, use screens to hide what they look like, rape both men and women, manipulate people with flattery and so-called appointed destinies, they try to possess people, and they often leave scars and illnesses. I’ve also read that the name of Jesus can in many cases interrupt an abduction and even free the abductor from further harassment. In other words, there is a huge overlap between the behavior of aliens and demons. This has been noted in quite a few UFO sources.

Also remember that according to your own beliefs human are the "cattle" of the gods and we were not created for knowledge of the gods.

To be the cattle of aliens and the “cattle” of Yahweh are two very different things. It’s the aliens who leave a trail of dead and mutilated cattle in their wake. Each cow thus destroyed costs the rancher $1000 to $2000. It’s the aliens who (occasionally) get accused of eating humans or using blood for sustenance. If the aliens ever accuse us of being cattle, head for the hills. But when King David, Israel’s second monarch, wrote Psalm 23 comparing himself to a well-cared for sheep, he certainly wasn’t writing as one who had been held back. Rather he had been lifted from being an obscure young shepherd to being King of a new nation, one that had begun as captive slaves in Egypt. David was metaphorically elucidating the kindness and nurturing of his Lord. Peace, protection from predators, good pasture (food), protection from unnecessary diseases, a loving guide in the presence of the threat of death, and vindication in the presence of enemies. These are all the very reasons why humans seek the aid of any higher power. There is no reference in the Bible in which people are compared to dumb cattle unless the metaphor is showing negative characteristics in the motives and actions of specific people.

 And your god's angles frequently destroyed civilizations he perceived to be too advanced.

This is a worthy accusation. The Pentateuch (the first 5 books of the Bible, Genesis through Deuteronomy) has some grievous commandments pertaining to treatment of the Canaanites who were doomed to be defeated. “Show them no mercy” and “kill them all” is a cry often heard in the heat of battle, even today, and even from American lips. Genocide is a word that every 5th grader today understands. In the heat of moving into a new land, clashing with native inhabitants, and foraging for food along the way, it’s quite possible that zealous scribes put words into Yahweh’s mouth that He didn’t actually say. Deuteronomy 10:19 tells the Israelites to love the foreigner in their land because they were foreigners in Egypt. Yet, Deut. 7:1-3 commands to destroy the nations that they defeat. There were to be no treaties with them nor intermarriage. For one thing, if you utterly destroy your enemy, there is no one with whom to intermarry, suggesting that destruction was never total. Thus the warning. Why did Yahweh favor Israel over those other nations? Perhaps because the Canaanites worshiped multiple gods made of wood and stone, deities thought to require child sacrifice, temple prostitution, and black magical arts. These deities, limited to specific regions, needed to be clothed and fed and needed to be rescued in times of captivity. Yahweh made it clear that there was no similarity between Himself and those deities.

In my opinion you are on the wrong team. Remember the "evil" or fallen angels are the ones who tried to help by giving us knowledge.

This Gnostic doctrine is being revived today by followers of a neo-gnostic, serpent-oriented religion. Evil angels, demons, or aliens bless people in order to ultimately impede and hurt them. Good angels often allow hurt and delays in order to ultimately bless. God slows us down, but doesn’t thwart us in the end. He turns our knowledge into wisdom. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” The four New Testament gospels show the goodness of God as manifested in His Son, Jesus Christ, who came to bless knowledge with healing and wisdom that comes from above and not from below.

Think about it you might change your mind about who you are empowering through your prayers.

So you agree that prayer is empowering? Good, because it is, either for good or for evil. So here we stand again, just like Adam and Eve in the Garden, listening to the call of two antithetical entities, both offering life and good things to come, both requiring exclusive loyalty. Now think about how the story is written. Yahweh and his heavenly council decide to create mankind in his own image. Yet, until both had eaten the fruit God could not fully declare that “the man has become like us, knowing good and evil.” So without that sentient understanding, mankind was only potentially like God. In that, the serpent was correct. It’s always good to mix a little truth in a lie. Yet, apparently it was always God’s plan that mankind come to that understanding. Civilization is not possible without it. But once coming to that place of choice and understanding, mankind must live with the consequences of the choices that we make. We don’t punish a 2-year-old the same way we do a 12-year-old or a 22-year-old. Mankind grew up and left the nest. What happens after that inevitable event depends on who the humans are following.

The real God exists within us all and all you need to do reach that being is self reflection.

Yes, that was the promise of the serpent. It’s a nice thought, but it just ain’t true. All the amazing things that humans seem to be able to do when we get our godhood on is nothing more than us channeling inter-dimensional entities who are the ones enabling all those amazing gifts.

All those others beings are just like you and me...flesh and blood just older and more advanced both technologically and biologically.

Jesus made it clear that God is Spirit and seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Psalm 143:10: “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” God would not allow images of Himself to be crafted because He is NOT flesh and blood, he doesn’t eat, he doesn’t sleep, he never tires. All these can be found in the Bible. You say the Scriptures are unreliable. But your sources that helped you form your opinion ARE reliable? How do you know?

And remember Jesus is the result of a visit from one of those other beings.

Then why didn’t he look like them? What are all these tales about regarding a new hybrid species, part alien and part human? And those who claim to have seen such hybrid beings say they don’t look like us. Aliens can’t just come to earth and walk around. They are apparently trying to reinvent themselves, and they are not doing a great job of it because they are not enrolling their so called offspring into our schools. If the Bible has anything to tell us, it’s that there is God and there is the Serpent. There is a way of Life and a way of death. The way of death looks good, just like the fruit on that Tree. The way to life can be difficult and challenging. The spirit God of the Old and New Testaments shows us the path of Life. The Serpent is the Lord of Death.