Angels of Deception
Between Heaven and Hell
A look at the UFO phenomenon through the eyes of the Bible
By J. McFadden
5.) What we can learn
Chapter 5 - What we can learn
“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”-- John 1:5
The first thing we should learn from the UFO phenomenon is that mankind does not know everything. We don’t know more than the things we do know. We should realize that there is so much more to God’s creation than we comprehend.
We should realize that we are part of a much bigger picture than we ever thought. For the Christian, this comes easier, but is still not without challenge. If anything, we should understand there is a much larger battle raging in our midst. It is not a battle fought with planes and ships. It is not a war fought with missiles, and guns, and bullets. It is a battle that is fought with words and ideas and beliefs. It is a battle for faith and hearts and minds. If we spent less time fighting each other in wars and battles amongst countries and less time fighting with words amongst people in our everyday lives, such as happens between husbands and wives (perhaps if Christians would remember this verse more often, there would be less divorce), we would stop falling into the trap the enemy so desires us to fall into.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” – Ephesians 6:12
Perhaps God allows us to glimpse and experience the “UFO” phenomenon for this very reason – so that we will realize we should not be fighting amongst ourselves, but against the real enemy—but fighting directly against such an enemy is futile: the way to gain victory over such powers is to submit to Christ and follow His ways. (The way to gain the victory is found in Ephesians 6:10-18).
Maybe by allowing us to see the “UFO” phenomenon, God is giving us another chance to see that what the Bible says is real—but Man has failed to see it. “The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” (John 1:5) I am confident God wants us to wake up from our deep slumber and see that there is indeed a much bigger picture at large, that earth is a battle ground, and that only He can deliver us.
“And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” – Matthew 6:13
God wants us to turn to Him. God has given his very own Son to take our place in death so that we might be redeemed and live for that which He created us. God’s original intent was for Man to live eternally—but the presence of our own sins interrupted this. God wanted so eagerly to walk in fellowship with Man that He provided His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross for our sins in a painful, humiliating, excruciating death. But Jesus was not left in the grave. Even death could not hold power over Him! The gospel is the Good News for Mankind. Because Christ rose from the dead, we have an eternal hope through this gospel--
“the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.”
– Romans 1:2-4
And the death and resurrection of the Christ is not without consequence upon human history. It is not something God will just forget about:
“In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.” - Acts 17:30-31
God has provided us the way. He wants all to come to Him and wants none to be lost. But Man has been granted free will by His creator.
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.”
– 2 Peter 2:8-10
Although there are many mysteries we may not always fully understand, God is always still God, the Bible always still contains His Word, and Jesus is always still His Son whom He raised from the dead.
“ Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
So what to do now? The people at Pentecost in Acts chapter two asked this same question of the apostle Peter, to which his reply was, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” (Acts 2:38-39)
© 2007 J. McFadden