Angels of Deception

Between Heaven and Hell

A look at the UFO phenomenon through the eyes of the Bible

By J. McFadden

 

Introduction

Contents:

1.) War of the Worlds

2.) Welcome to the Multiverse

3.) War in Heaven – The Angel Rebellion

4.) Worshipping the Golden Calf

5.) What we can learn

6.) Influence in society

 

 

Chapter 4 - Worshipping the Golden Calf

 

 

Before Moses had even returned down from the top of Mt. Sinai, the Israelites had turned from God and started worshipping a pagan god. (Exodus 32:1-3)

            When Israel had experienced God’s blessings and great prosperity, they forgot God and turned to pagan gods around them. Today, in a “politically correct” environment, we would say they turned to “other beliefs systems.” Through prophets like Jeremiah and Isaiah, God tried to warn the Jewish nation of His displeasure. They turned to the pagan gods around them, mixed those gods with Judaism, and worshiped the sun, moon, stars, and the “host of heaven.” God warned them not to fall to this temptation:

 

Jeremiah 8:1-2
At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.

 

Jeremiah 19:13
And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense

to all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.

 

Deuteronomy 17:2-4
If there is found among you, within any of your gates which the LORD your God gives you, a man or a woman who has been wicked in the sight of the LORD your God, in

transgressing His covenant, who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, and

it is told you, and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination has been committed in Israel,

 

Ancient Israel’s history is full of times when they sought after and embraced other gods and the “host of heaven”. In so doing, they abandoned God and His blessings, guidance, and protection--and paid a terrible price. These times were Israel’s darkest hours.

 

2 Kings 17:15-17

And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them that they should not do like them. So they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.

 

2 Kings 21:2-5

And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; he raised up altars for Baal, and made a wooden image, as Ahab king of Israel had done; and he worshiped all the host of heaven  and served them. He also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem I will put My name.”  And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

 

2 Kings 23:4-6

And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.

And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.

And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.

                                

The terms, “heavenly hosts”, or the “host of heaven” are frequently used in reference to angelic beings:

 

1 Kings 22:19

“Micaiah continued, "Therefore hear the word of the Lord : I saw the Lord sitting on his throne with all the host of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left.”

 

2 Chronicles 18:18

“Micaiah continued, "Therefore hear the word of the Lord : I saw the Lord sitting on his throne with all the host of heaven standing on his right and on his left.”

 

Psalm 148:2

“Praise him, all his angels,
       praise him, all his heavenly hosts.”

 

Luke 2:13

“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, …”

 

The seeking after these beings is most offensive to God, and dangerous for us as humans.

            The “New Age” Movement is nothing more than the “old age” movement. Satan lives by the adage, “Ifs’ its not broke, don’t fix it.” Today’s New Age Movement is nothing more than the same old, tired charade Satan has been playing with Mankind from the beginning; Its just been brushed off, repackaged, and “marketed” with a fresh coat of paint under a new name. Flashing red lights and alarm bells should go off in our minds when the Bible makes a connection between the stars and angels, and UFO “aliens” tell us they are from the stars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2007 J. McFadden