UFO’s and aliens are going mainstream. Soon they might no longer be called conspiracy theories. With the passing of the COVID-19 relief legislation recently, lawmakers in the US demanded answers from the intelligence agencies and the Defense Department on the potential existence of UFO’s (Unidentified Flying Objects), and other unidentified aerial phenomena. A disclosure is expected in June of this year, a few weeks away from now.
Videos of naval radar equipment showing such objects in action have been circulating on credible news sources lately, confirming that these things are real. There are more questions than answers right now, but an official report on the matter is anticipated with great excitement.
Whatever governments might choose to reveal, Christians must understand how to process such information, and how it will impact our faith in God. Incorrect information will certainly cause many, who are not anchored in truth, to be deceived and turn their backs on God. Fake news is a well established force of our times, and the main source of information for many, including some Christians. There is no doubt that we live in an era of mass deception—a clear sign that we live in the last days.
Urban legends abound when it comes to aliens, but will shortly become an accepted fact for many when disclosure comes in a month or so. This is where the greatest risk exists for ill informed believers. Do we think about them as aliens, extra terrestrial beings, space brothers, and saviors of the world? Hollywood has been working hard to prepare the world for this event. Far fetched speculation such as this might become reality to weak minds very soon.
Religious experts, such as Jesuit Father Jose Funes (director of the Vatican Observatory) said Christians should consider alien life as an “extraterrestrial brother” and a part of God’s creation. “God became man in Jesus in order to save us. So if there are also other intelligent beings, it’s not a given that they need redemption. They might have remained in full friendship with their creator.” Read the full article here.
No doubt, many will greet the appearance of strange beings on their television screens, hoping that they will bring peace to our troubled world. The scene is set for such revelations to receive a warm welcome around the world.
What can we say about these things? First of all, the Bible says nothing of such beings. If God had a plan for them in our existence, He would have said so. The only Savior that God spoke about, is His only begotten Son, and listen to what He says:
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6
There is no other way to God—the Creator of all things—than Jesus Christ. He is the only true hope in the world.
Who, or what are these beings? They are fallen angels, demons, evil spirits, principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and they are on a mission to deceive. Deception is the only weapon that the devil and his minions have, and it is only effective when aimed at those who are ignorant. A global crisis of faith in God is almost certain.
For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14
The Word has been with us for two thousand years now, and the gospel has been preached throughout the world, and that means we ought to be well equipped to overcome the schemes of our enemy.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age… Titus 2:11,12
The only antidote against deception is a personal relationship with the living God, and knowledge of the truth. The devil has no defense against it. The Word of God is the standard by which everything is measured, and the filter through which everything is viewed. We also have the Holy Spirit, working through the Word, who will tell us things to come. (John 16:13) This is the only way to identify and outsmart an enemy that cannot be defeated by any natural means.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:9,10
How can you secure your faith in God?
- the US Be sure that you are born again according to John 3:1-21.
- Be a committed student of the Word—casual reading of the Bible is not enough.
- Build your relationship with the Lord by staying in touch with Him through prayer.
- Surround yourself with mature believers who are able to mentor and help you in a time of crisis.
- If you get your news form the Main Stream Media, you are probably already deceived. The news agencies of this world are at war with you; their biased and slanted news is designed to manipulate, misinform and disinform to distract you from the truth.
- Attend a church or small group where where you are being prepared for the unprecedented time that we live in.