Who did Jesus save at the Cross? And are people going to Hell?

This is kind of a 2 part discussion but ultimately go together. First we will talk about Hell, and then we will discuss who Jesus saved at the Cross.

What is hell?

The traditional or more popular view is that hell is the eternal punishment from God on unbelievers for rejecting the Gospel.  The origin of this Hell actually is Pagan. Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, Roman Mythology, etc. all had an idea of Hell before it was introduced to Christianity in the 2nd Century. The idea of Paul, was that if you are saved or a believer, then you go to heaven, but if you aren’t, you will perish. Not go to hell, but literally just cease to exist. you will go to sleep without ever waking up basically.  This is what Paul meant by perish. A soul alive and tortured in hell is by no means dead. The soul is still alive but is being tortured. I have learned many times that Christianity, even protestant Churches, as well as Catholic Churches have a lot of pagan ideas. Examples? Hell, Devil, Demons, Easter, Christmas, etc. Most of these are a result of the Pagan Roman Empire adopting Christianity into their empire. I have no issue with Christianity being adopted into an empire, but that fact that it was adopting pagan views is seriously wrong. Jesus never taught hell. He always used the word Gehenna, which was referencing a valley outside of Jerusalem. He often was referring to the coming judgement on Israel in 70 AD. Matthew 24 and Luke 21 (also Revelation but that’s a different subject), they all correspond perfectly to the Roman-Jewish War. Jesus was warning the Jews to accept Jesus and be saved from the coming wrath of the Romans. Christians in the Roman-Jewish War, escaped the Romans by taking Jesus’ warning to flee Judea. Why did they leave? because they Believed Jesus! You aren’t going to be saved and listen if you don’t accept Jesus!! Jesus saved ALL men, not just a few, or half, ALL MEN. Hell is lie used to scare people into being Christian. I was and that’s why I became a Christian…well kind of. It was more like I quit focusing on God then I watched a video on Hell and it scared the heck out of me. God doesn’t want us to be scared into believing Him. Back to the Jesus thing. Jesus saved ALL men. Not just believers. 1 Tim. 4:10 says that “Christ is the Savior of all men, especially those who believe.” So what is this referring to? Not the Roman Jewish war because the believers were saved from being killed but the Jews rejecting Him died in Jerusalem’s destruction. It refers to Us and our salvation. Christ is now our mediator to God. We can’t always fulfill the Law that was placed under us in the Old Covenant. Now Jesus mediates for us in heaven and tells the Father he already paid for our sins. Most people can never keep the first commandment. So already we have a problem. Even Christians have a hard time. But the GOOD NEWS is Jesus saved us from eternal death! After 70 AD, with the passing of the Old Covenant, All humans are now raised and will not experience eternal damnation.  This has always been a burden on Christians. Many people have turned from Christianity because they don’t want to be involved with believing a loving God would even punish a life that had 80 years of sin, for eternity. that is just tarnishing God’s Love!! I’m 15, but if I had a son, and He broke my laptop, I would not punish him for even a year! I may be mad, or even consider it out of madness, but I wouldn’t really do it. But with God, He can’t even consider it because He is all loving and if He loves His Children more than His angels, than surely he would have a way to save them ALL! Not just a handful or a little pinch. if so, then God’s love FAILED at the Cross! Paul even Said in Romans 5:18 that ALL men are died because of Adam, but now ALL men are alive because of Christ. Paul makes a distinctive parallel here. ALL die in Adam, ALL live in Christ. NOT some live in Christ, but ALL live. And living does not mean going to Hell, or being annihilated. Christ saved us all!! So what about Hell? well, as I’ve said before, hell has never existed. Hades, Sheol, Tarterus all refer to the Grave, not hell. David even said that God would be with Him in the Grave…God is not with us in Hell, according to Hell’s definition. But what about the Lake of Fire? The lake of Fire was also Gehenna but explained in a different way. Jesus in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 warned about being thrown into Gehenna or where there is “weeping and gnashing of the teeth”. Jesus was referring to, as I’ve said before, the valley outside of Jerusalem where they burn stuff day and night (to Jews it would seem like an eternal fire that is never quenched because it never quits burning). In Revelation, it is practically the same thing. Gehenna, the valley, became a “lake of Fire” in the destruction of Jerusalem. Also, Fire represents some kind of destruction. So in Revelation is says Satan and death, as well as the grave was thrown in the lake of Fire. Satan, death, the grave have power under the law. Satan can accuse of of not fulfilling the Law, because of that, we die, and go to the grave. But because Jesus died on the cross, and destroyed the Old Covenant LAW in 70 AD, Death, Satan, and the Grave, no longer have power over us. Everyone is alive because of Christ. He came to redeem the WHOLE  world. Not some small group of people and then send everyone else to hell. That means we have to WORK to go to heaven by believing and work toward a relationship with Christ. I believe we SHOULD, but some people NEVER hear the name Jesus in their entire lives. So what then? Do they God to hell? What about the people who DO hear about Christ but reject him because they are muslim and their parents say not to accept him and then dies a week later? The muslim kid is young and they are OBEYING their parents just like God wants us to! So do they go to hell for being obedient? Do the they go to hell because they are young and still rely on their parents? NO! Jesus knew the multiple situations people would be in. He came to redeem the world!

So why did Jesus tell people to believe in Jesus and they will be saved?

I explain this before but not in detail. So, when Jesus says “not all who will call upon the Lord will be saved”, He means that not all people who Believe in Christ will be saved from the persecution brought on from the Jews and Romans. All the Apostles, except John (Revelation), were not Saved from the persecution. Not all Christians were saved from the persecution. But some were. The Christians that took Jesus’ warnings and left Jerusalem when they saw the signs, they were saved from the Romans. But the Jews weren’t. Why? Because they did not follow Jesus. And if you don’t follow Jesus, you won’t believe what He says. So that is why Jesus told the Jews to believe Him. But many did not and they died. If you read Jesus’ warnings like I just described, they make so much sense. And if you read Romans 5:18, 1 Timothy 4:10, and other passages saying Jesus saved the WHOLE world and ALL men, then it also makes sense.

I’m not twisting Scripture. I’m fitting it with the EVIDENCE. If this stuff bugs you, then too bad, because this is the truth that Jesus wanted preaching. He never meant to preach about hell or eternal torment! an 80 year life of Sin is not justified by eternal torture. Even God knows this. God’s love NEVER fails. IF His love NEVER fails, why would it FAIL on Atheists or Hindus, or Muslims, etc. His love can NEVER FAIL. But it would fail if even the SMALLEST percent of people go to Hell or lake of fire to be tortured for ever. I’d rather just poof out of existence but God doesn’t want that. He want’s us ALL to be in Heaven with him. Most people turn away from Christianity because they can’t deal with hell or they are scared into being a Christian. They feel like they are being forced into believing. God NEVER wanted this. Being scared into believing something isn’t really sincerely believing. It’s just a “get out of hell” free card to them. But if everyone really knew the truth, they would more than likely follow Jesus. If we take out all the nonsense the Church has added to Christianity since the 2nd Century, we could actually make some progress in the world. The Church has added so many pagan things to Christianity that Christianity is practically pagan now.

I hope this helps you see the truth of how Salvation was given to everyone no matter what because of God’s love, Grace, and mercy. There is NO Hell. Satan, those who followed him (demons), (spiritual) death, and the grave are all now destroyed! God bless you! And spread the good news!!

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My trip and thoughts of the Ark Encounter.

Ok, so I went to the Ark Encounter on March 23, 2017. It was a school field trip but I will try to stick with just the Ark itself. So before I begin I want to say that the Ark is absolutely fantastic. The structure and size is amazing and the sound effects are great. The animals looked awesome and the zoo was great too, i got to hang with some goats 😂. Even as an Evolutionary creationist, I believe Noah’s Flood was regional, not global.

Ok so while I really liked the Ark itself, the stuff taught and shown in there was not accurate with the Bible and Science. 

Dinosaurs

Obviously, they showed dinosaurs and some other long extinct animals. Some YECs think Dinosaurs weren’t on the Ark. Most do though. But anyway, YECs say that since Genesis says that two of all land animals of the earth (or Land, as it should properly be translated) will go on the Ark then Dinosaurs would’ve definitely gone on the Ark. But would Dinosaurs being extinct millions of years ago contradict that? No! If today I were to say All land animals will come to my house…but dinosaurs dont come…that doesn’t contradict anything if Dinosaurs are already extinct. It is talking about present animals that are alive. Another thing that adds to this is the assumption that it was less than 2,000 years after Adam. Based on genealogies, the Hebrew word “ab” meaning father, can refer to grandfather or possibly farther. This is seen in Genesis 32:9. (see my posts on genealogies for more reference). The genealogies may not be complete. It doesnt destroy God’s word though. 

Fossils and layers

The view they presented of fossil distribution was that sea creatures would be buried first, then continue till birds or high land animals. This is not true at all. If you look at the chart below (which is accurate in the fossils it shows) you will notice a shell which would belong to a sea animal buried after (above) a Trex. This invalidates the YEC view.Geologic layers.jpg

Ice Age

The Ice age isn’t always discussed  in the age of the earth (“creation/evolution” which is a false conflict) debate. However, the Ark portrays the last ice age at 4,000 years ago but NO evidence what so ever, scientifically or Scripturally, shows a recend ice age. I honestly wasnt impressed. Another thing is the snow layers that they used. they said a plane that was buried in 1942 was uncovered in 1988. They found that in 46 years, there had accumulated 250 feet of snow, thus proving Noah’s flood. But is this really accurate? No. Another plane went down in 1962 and was uncovered in 1995. Guess what? NO SNOW! It depends on where it lands. Obviously we cant use snow layers in Mexico because it would all be water. But if we use it in certain area like some parts of greenland or Antartica we can find tue average snow fall. The average snowfall a year of the east coast is 7 feet a year. where as in the middle of greenland where the 2nd plane crashed, it receives 0.3m/1 foot per year.  we cant just assume snowfall is the same everywhere like Ken Ham does. In Antaritca, the layers may be thinner than it is in Greenland. So in Antartica you may have 4 feet layers and in Greenland, 7 feet layers. I dont know Antarctica’s snowfall or layer width. But you get the point. The planes crashed are not evidence against Ice layer dating. 

Other thoughts

I forget a little more because I am writing this a week after I went. (😂 Stupid memory loss) I just want to say that the Facts Ken Ham presents in the Ark is not accurate. He assumes a literal interpretation of the Bible which I clearly “debunk” in other articles. Such as Historical and Archeological studies show there was probably no Exodus of Israelites out of Egypt. so we must interpret it figuratively or as a parable. But Ken Ham is also scoentifically inaccurate. He assumes everything today behaves the same as yesterday or millions of years ago ( or in his view…thousands of years ago). Example is the magnetic field and the moon. Him and other YECs assume the moons recursion and tue magnetic field decay rate has always been the same despite scientific studies that show they have changed.

I hope this gives you an idea of what I experienced. However, I highly reccomend going. Why? you may ask…well firstly, it is really cool. If you still believe Noah’s flood is literal but regional, its still worth seeing what the ark lookes like and how big it is. But also, to learn YEC argument that will equip you for refuting YEC or defending your view, whether OEC or EC. God Bless and see you next post 😊 

Fitting Aliens, Evolution, mythical Devil/Demons and Preterism with Jesus and the Bible

So, if you know all my views, then you may be wondering How I truly fit them all together. Well, I will tell you but it will be rather lengthy so free up some time, grab food and drinks, and let’s start.

Firstly, If you HAVEN’T read my blog at all or even a little, Go to these links to gather some background:

Old Earth BlogMy Views , End Times Aliens and the BibleEvolution, and Random Thoughts or Rants. Each link, except the 2nd one, has links to various blog posts that describe my views and support for them. Please try to understand my views before I start this post So you don’t get confused or misunderstand me for believing in false things.

So let’s start this journey of fitting it all together:


 

The Beginning of the Universe to Genesis:

So, in the beginning, God started the Big Bang. (If you don’t know my views, I take Genesis 1 and 2 as mostly as stories but not literal) During the Billions of years to come, God guided the Universe through Natural processes to develop the Universe. Now, this is where I start with Aliens. If you do or do not know, I have no issue with Abiogenesis even as a Christian. So, there’s 2 options that would explain the existence of Aliens: Either they were formed through abiogenesis or they were supernaturally created by God which are what the Bible refers to as “angels” and I will get into this later. So the reason why I believe Aliens became intelligent before Humans is because Ezekiel 1 as well as the Book of Enoch (non-canonical book that almost made it into the main Protestant and Catholic Bibles) record UFOs as well as being taken up into Space (“heavens”). I get into this later too. But then eventually, the Earth is formed and eventually, life forms, whether abiogenesis or supernatural intervention, are formed too. Over time life evolved and things happened. Then Humans (Homo Sapiens) come onto the scene. I believe that when Humans became smart enough, maybe between 120,000-45,000 year ago, God revealed himself to Humanity. (Why the big gap in years? Well because homo sapiens no matter what time period in their/our existence, we have always been more intelligent than most Creatures. We have a bigger mind capacity. So it’s hard to tell when exactly we became spiritual, religious, etc.). Before God revealed himself to us, we couldn’t sin because we didn’t know right from wrong. We didn’t know what God wanted or what his rules were. Then when God told us and we rebelled, then that’s when we fell somehow. (I do not really know how we fell or when. Genesis was written by multiple people and not Moses (most likely)…links at the end on this) So Mankind rebels against God for  a long time. According to various studies I’ve had, Satan does not necessarily mean the Supernatural Monster or Fallen Angel. Satan simply means Adversary. Take for example: 

Samuel 24:1 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. This is the same story in Chronicles 24:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

These are parallel verses…So was it God or Satan? Well, both in a way. Not the satan you think. Satan is just an adversary. I suggest you read this site called imaginenosatan.com. They have a great book called “Satan: Christianity’s other god” It will explain more. So if you don’t feel like reading a lot on that site, just know that I do NOT Believe in the supernatural fallen angel, demon, satan. he was made up so we could place blame on our sins or its just an unfortunate misunderstanding of the Bible.

Now this is where it gets a little shaky. Historical evidence ACTUALLY supports that Genesis through Deuteronomy were not Historically accurate. Now the principles maybe, but evidence from Egyptian archaeology as well as other historical evidence suggests there was no historical exodus or also that Israelites actually came from Canaanite people, they did not conquest the canaanites instead Israelites were local people. Evidence shows that these stories were written during the Babylonian Exile in the years 597-538 BC. During this period, also known as the Babylonian Captivity, little is known about the Jews in Judah (Israel was a separate Country if you remember Jeroboam and Rehoboam). So, during the Babylonian Exile, The Pentateuch (Torah or Genesis – Deuteronomy) was partially written and compiled. This also provides many aspects of why the language used is the way it is like the clean and unclean animals in Noah’s Ark even if those terms weren’t established centuties later till, supposedly Leviticus when Moses was alive.

 An excerpt from Ancient-Origins says:

The Biblical story of the great man is full of contradictions and puzzles. Unlike the story of Joseph which has a discernable beginning, middle and end, Moses’ narrative is scattered and disjointed. At first we are led to believe that he is a first child; only for it to be revealed later that he has older siblings. We’re told he was adopted by an Egyptian princess but no details of his childhood are offered. The only account of his death is sketchy to say the least and no one knows where one of the most significant figures in history is buried

So, Moses may not have been a real person. Whether or not, God’s word is still true. It could just be that these stories are particularly Parables like Jesus’ Parables. 

After the Deuteronomy

After the first five books of the Bible is where we get into the History which agrees with archaeology and other historical writings. Israel went through history like it says. But in various places such as Ezekiel 1, UFOs or Aliens come to Earth and interact with Humans. I will do a post on a detailed account of Ezekiel in light of a UFO. It will be “here” once I get it done. Anyways, UFOs and Aliens during this period of History influenced many religions from the Native Americans to ancient Egypt. UFOs or Aliens also were in contact with Israelites. They would send messages from God. How they Got the messages? Who knows. But in the Bible, heavens always meant up in the sky which they thought was where Heaven was, but in reality, it isn’t. God is a spirit. But hey, God can do anything right?  So anyways, a lot of times in the Old Testament, when it describes “Chariots of God” it might be referring to UFOs. This isn’t anything Bad. Remember, God can use ANYTHING for His glory. I won’t get into too much detail about the Old testament as much because it’s a lot but most of it is either straightforward history or prophecy. So the Prophecies in there were for Jesus. 

New Testament:

Matthew -John

Now, after 400 or so years after Malachi, the last prophet of God, Jesus was born.Some Atheists say Jesus was an Alien, but there is no proof of that other than His Resurrection.  But as Christians, we know that His resurrection was genuine and not some Alien. I mean, I suppose if you think about it, maybe Jesus could’ve ascended into a UFO and then went into Heaven itself through a portal or something…but that seems to sci-fi for reality and it seems a little bogus. Anyways, Jesus’ earthly ministry is known well so I’m not getting into too much detail. But I want to talk about a couple things. Firstly, The “demons” in the gospels that Jesus encounters, is actually most likely diseases. Visit my demons post for more information. Second, Jesus condemned the Jews for going along with Tradition. We need to learn a lesson from this. We CAN’T just rely on tradition. we MUST study ourselves what the Bible says and what science says. Not much will be said here since the stuff is pretty straight forward.

Acts-Jude

I can’t say much on these because my beliefs on various things don’t affect these books as much. But i will say a couple things. Firstly, when they refer to satan or devil or whatever, they are referring to adversaries, not a supernatural being, or as some people put it: “The 2nd god of Christianity” or “the god of evil”. Second, It’s kinda off topic, but I think we should look at the gospels more instead of these to look at foundational beliefs of Christianity or followers of Christ.(I like the term Followers of Christ to describe me and people similar to me because the Christian church, Catholic Church, or just Christinaity the religion in general seems misguided sometimes with doctrines and tradition). Anyways, third thing is Hebrews 8:13 gives us support for when the Old Covenant was actually destroyed and when the new Covenant was established. Hebrews was written before 70 AD. This verse supports that the Old Covenant wasnt fully destroyed at the cross but in 70 AD. This is the “End of the Age” event described in Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Revelation. 

Revelation

This is where it gets a little more interesting. I believe Revelation was fulfilled in 70 AD, or after the Crusades. the 2 views I am still working out but leaning more toward the 70 Ad one because i think it has more support. So basically, the great tribulation happened during the Roman Jewish War. The Roman Empire was the beast out of the Sea and the Old Covenant Jews, or the Zealots and the Jewish leaders.(Revelation 13). Babylon was Jerusalem who was the woman who was in partner ship with the beast (Rome) who then was attacked by the beast and destroyed (70 AD destruction)  There were many False prophets such as one recorded to have told Jews if they went on top of the temple they would be raptured, basically, but they weren’t; which fulfilled Matthew 24:24. Matthew 24 was fulfilled in 66 Ad-70Ad. I know we are talking about revelation but Here is an outline of Matthew 24/Revelation/ and History  :

  1. Matthew 24 (False Christs, earthquakes, and being persecuted and betrayed)some are fulfilled as shown in this link http://www.bible.ca/pre-mt24-earthquakes.htm
  2. Matthew 24 = Birth pains or “woe to pregnant women” = During the Roman Jewish War, more specifically, the Siege of Jerusalem, when Jerusalem was surrounded, people lost food supplies and women ate their babies. It literally ended up being cannibalism in Jerusalem when it was surrounded by the Roman Army
  3. This next fulfillment is kinda of a 2 part fulfillment. Matthew 24:30 says that Christ will come back riding on a cloud. This literally happened in 66 AD. Josephus and Tacitus record this event. Go here for more details. In 66 AD, A vision from everyone in Jerusalem and of all the land (Judea/Israel) saw this. Now, this also fulfills another prophecy. In Luke 21:20-21, a parallel to Matt 24, Jesus says that when they saw Jerusalem surrounded by Armies, then flee Jerusalem. Well, when Jesus was seen on clouds in ~66 Ad, He had an army fighting another army in the air which surrounded the city in the sky. So, historically, Christian of that time understood this and actually fled to the mountains. Then after they left is when Jerusalem was hit hard. It also could be that they saw the Roman soldiers coming to Jerusalem.
  4. Revelation 13 = Rome is the Sea beast/ Jerusalem and anti-Christian Jews were the Land Beast/ The Mark of the Beast was worship and loyalty to the Roman Emperor.
  5. Revelation 14 = http://revelationrevolution.org/Revelation-14
  6. Revelation 15 = http://revelationrevolution.org/Revelation-15
  7. Revelation 16 = http://revelationrevolution.org/Revelation-16
  8. Revelation 17 = The Woman (Babylon) which is Jerusalem sitting upon the Beast (Roman Empire) which is also said to be many nations, and tongues. The Beast and the Women are in partnership in persecution of the early Church. But them the Beast (Rome) turns on Babylon (Jerusalem) and destroys her (destruction of Jerusalem, 70 AD)
  9. Revelation 18 = Fall of Jerusalem in 70 Ad is the fall of Babylon. More at Pursuing Truth Rev 18. Commentary and revelation revolution: Revelation-18
  10. Revelation 19 = http://revelationrevolution.org/revelation-19-a-preterist-commentary/ and https://adammaarschalk.com/2010/02/07/revelation-chapter-19/
  11. Revelation 20 = This is a conflicting chapter for me. Some Full Preterists say the millennium was the 40 years or so between Jesus and 70 AD, some others say it was the 1,000 years between 70 Ad and 1071 AD or the crusades, I tend to go to the 70 AD fulfillment.  Go here for a good explanation (http://fullpreterism.com/kistemakerbeale-amillennial-recapitulation-of-rev-20-w1-19-21-22-mathisongentry-partial-preterism-rev-1-19-21-22-fulfilled-by-ad-70-full-preterism-or-revelation-201-15-fulfilled-by-ad/) Now, the Beast and the False prophet, and Satan are cast into the lake at the end of the millenium. They no longer have power anymore. And I will get into Satan and what it means in this passage in a minute.
  12. Revelation 21 = Assuming the Millennium was in the 1st century, The New Heavens and Earth come after the millennium. The New Heavens and Earth as I said in my post, I say that the New Heaven and Earth is part of the New Covenant. Remember, 1 Corinthians 5:17  it says that if anyone is in Christ, then the New Creation has come. Now somethings seem not to correlate 100% nice and neat or black and white. But in the New Covenant we are made in Christ which means the New Creation or the New Heavens and Earth have come. This is why after 70 AD, when the New Covenant was fully established and the passing away of the Old Covenant (See Hebrews 8:13 and When did the Old covenant pass away? for support) the New Heavens and Earth came. The New Jerusalem, which I also go over in the same post, I point out that New Jerusalem is the Kingdom of God as well as the Church. Which leads us to Revelation 22
  13. Revelation 22 = in verses 1-5, The river flowing from the throne of God and down the middle of the street of the city is a symbol of the Holy Spirit as is implied in John 7:38-39: “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”  By this he meant the [Holy] Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. The Trees next to the Rivers are for the healing of the Nations, which is the Churches Job. The Church is what helps heal nations and brings them into the kingdom of God. We also notice that later in the chapter, it says the gates are always open with all evil outside of the city, or the kingdom of God. This is True today. God established His kingdom in the “last days” just as Micah 4:1 says. And outside of the Kingdom of God, and the Church, is all the evil. But the reason why the gates are open is because God always accepts people into His kingdom. 

The reason why some chapters have links is because I haven’t studied much on them and so I’ve read those links and it makes sense. Some views may vary depending on the website. The Fact that Revelation, Matthew 24, and Luke 21 fits SO well with History is just amazing! No other scenario fits as well! And it is truly good news and takes off a lot of weight on your shoulders knowing God fulfilled His promises and now we don’t need to fear the Great Tribulation. Now there will be many who will come up with crazy conspiracy Theories or who will be evil but remember James 1:14: we all tempt ourselves because of our own evil desires.

Now to discuss Satan and Revelation 20. If Satan did refer to a certain being, then that still explains why He has no power over us. But also, Satan refers to adversary or false accuser and the adversary could’ve been seen as Death or the False accuser could’ve been seen as the Law, meaning it could “accuse” us of not fulfilling God’s standards. But since it is done away with, it no longer has power to accuse us because of Christ. 

70 AD, Now, and Future

Now that the Bible is fulfilled, what now? Well we need to continue to spread the word of Jesus and the truly Good News that He has fulfilled His word. We also need to stop this “Aliens are demons” or “Aliens are the great deception” bullcrap (sorry for being a little rude) but it is so annoying to hear that all the time. Alien Abductions have mostly been debunked with Sleep Paralysis. Also, Aliens and UFOs are physical and Biological (UFOs aren’t Biological but aliens are) and “demons” and “the devil” are supposedly spiritual beings. But demons and devils have ,actually, pagan origins. We should be more careful and smart as a church and stop this “World’s gonna end!” nonsense. Believing Aliens are demons and the world’s gonna end makes the church look stupid to many and will stop us from making disciples. We also need to accept science as far as it is scientifically accurate and also know that Science does change but that doesnt mean disregard science because in 5 years we may have something different. We need to embrace science because It ultimately shows what God made and how He did. God has always used the laws of Nature. He didn’t make the world supernaturally and then decide to start using the laws of nature afterwards. That makes God inconsistent. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. 

How these views have affected my outlook on the Church, God, Creation, and Life

These new views have allowed me to put on a fresh set of eyes and take of the blinders of most Church Doctrine. My view of the church now isn’t completely bad, but I think the church is misled by many doctrines and traditions. That’s why I would rather stay out of alot Churches, honestly. Not because of the people, no no no, the people are great, but the doctrines of them, some of them at least, do not simply fit the Bible. My view of God has become more lighter, or to say a different way, I view God as a wonderful more powerful God knowing God’s Word, God’s Creation, and Himself are consistent with Science and History. God never intended the Bible to be 100% Scientifically accurate or even historically accurate from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. I now have a better view of God’s Creation knowing I don’t need to ignore some aspect of God’s Creation (Evolution, big bang, etc) while accepting some (photosynthesis, gravity, etc.). I feel like I can just explore God Creation everywhere and see what He has done and quit worrying about contradicting God’s Word. My view of Life is way better now. I have finally quit being a conspiracy theorist always scared of the Anti Christ’s army, satan, and demkms coming out to mess with me or killing me, or being rejected in the science community or being scared of demons or the devil. I can now say Christ has overcome all Evil and He is ruler of this world, not the devil. I also am REALLY glad now because I feel like now, since the Bible has been all fulfilled and I don’t need to wait for Jesus to come back now and focus on leading people to Christ. I admit, I used to be preoccupied with when He would come back instead of how to prepare for when He would come back. Also, I can finally pursue my dreams of helping Humanity reach the level of Star Trek where we can explore the Universe, while just spreading God’s word to everyone even Aliens, if I encounter any. Life, overall, is such a beautiful place now that I took off the blinders of those previous views that personally made the world seem like a dark evil place. Obviously people can be bad and outright evil but that doesnt mean everyone else and the universe is evil too.

So this is How my beliefs that I’ve learned recently have kinda impacted my view of God, Creation ,and  the Church. I hope maybe this helps you fit everything together. 

Sources:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/features/.premium-1.622131

http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/moses-myth-fiction-or-history-002246

http://ecclesia.org/truth/1000.html

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+22&version=NKJV

http://revelationrevolution.org/revelation-22-a-preterist-commentary/

 

Scripture supporting Aliens? And UFOs in Religious Painting?!

I recently came across a page, I list below, that states verses to support Alien life. Some verses include:

Revelation 5:13 

“And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying…”

Hebrew 1:2

“…has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds..”

Ezekiel 1:1-28 seems to indicate He saw a UFO which could be part of a vision from God.

The link Here gives a detailed account of Ezekiel 1 and how it fits a UFO, it’s rather lengthy kind of just to give you a heads up. Do this mean God is an alien or there is no God? No. Maybe God used the UFOs to convey His word. I mean some people believe that UFOs and Aliens are actually the Angels in the Bible carrying God’s messages.  A small chance could be that He just saw UFOs and thought they were visions from God, but if we read on later, Ezekiel is given instructions of a man out of the UFO.

Now, Those are just a few places in the Bible that  show big possibilities. Now I want to show you some religious paintings with UFOs in it! yep, that’s right, some religious paintings have UFOs in them and even some paintings that weren’t even religious. Take a look:

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This one below is interesting too!!

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Now look in the corners below, the sections are zoomed in. As you can see, there appears to be some kinds of Spaceships at the Crucifixion of our Savior Jesus Christ

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This one is from japan:

Here are some others from more ancient paintings:

 

This one is from the ancient Sumerians…

This one is from Tanzinia….

This one from Sego Canyon,Utah(estimated 5500 years old)…..

This one from Val Camonica,Italy……

This one is from Death Valley……..

This from Tassili,Africa(6600 BC)……

Kimberly, Australia(5,000 years old):

As we can see above, there are MANY accounts of Aliens or their technology on Earth! The only reason people like Ezekiel describe it like Chariots and it having legs with hooves is because they didn”t have the language and terminology. In their language, in the case of Ezekiel it would be Hebrew, they didn’t have a word for UFO, spacecraft, or space alien, and so on. IN fact, they wouldn’t have even used some of those words because they didn’t even know that the Universe extended past the sky. Remember, the ancient people believed in a Solid dome over the earth, that the earth was flat, etc. Even the Israelites, “God’s chosen people”. It was irrelevent to God to reveal all of the Natural world to them because it wouldn’t have made sense and would distract them from the true message of God. So we see that UFOs and Aliens have been recorded in Paintings as well as Ezekiel 1.
Hope this helps somehow 🙂 God Bless!

Apollo and Aliens

The Apollo missions were some of the greatest, and only, missions to the moon. Everyone knows about the Apollo 11 where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were he first Humans to set foot on the Moon. People from all over the globe watched it live. But have you heard of the 2 minute cut out? If you lived in 1969, you do know, if you are young like me (15 years old) then you still might know considering it was a famous landing. But do you wonder what that cut out was? Well, I do. in the 2 minute cut out of Public live TV, they switched to a private channel to talk to NASA. Some people who had their own radios also tuned into he secret channel. The Conversation in that 2 minutes was a conversation about UFOs and Aliens. This is what it was:


Mission Control: What’s there ? Mission Control calling Apollo 11.

Apollo 11: These babies are huge, sir … enormous….Oh, God, you wouldn’t believe it! I’m telling you there are other space craft out there… lined up on the far side of the crater edge… they’re on the moon watching us.

Moon: Those are giant things. No, no, no – this is not an optical illusion. No one is going to believe this !

Houston: What … what … what ? What the h— is happening ? What’s wrong with you ?

Moon: They’re here under the surface.

Houston: What’s there ? (muffled noise) Emission interrupted; interference control calling ‘Apollo 11’

Moon: We saw some visitors. They were here for a while, observing the instruments Houston: Repeat your last information !

Moon: I say that there were other spaceships. They’re lined up in the other side of the crater !

Houston: Repeat, repeat !

Moon: Let us sound this orbita … in 625 to 5 … Automatic relay connected … My hands are shaking so badly I can’t do anything. Film it ? G–, if these d–ned cameras have picked up anything – what then ?

Houston: Have you picked up anything ?

Moon: I didn’t have any film at hand. Three shots of the saucers or whatever they were that were ruining the film

Houston: Control, control here. Are you on your way ? What is the uproar with the UFOs over ?

Moon: They’ve landed here. There they are and they’re watching us

Houston: The mirrors, the mirrors – have you set them up ?

Moon: Yes, they’re in the right place. But whoever made those spaceships surely can come tomorrow and remove them. Over and out.


Now, this dialogue is surely interesting.  Neil and Buzz describe what seems to be UFOs and Aliens watching them.  Now you know why NASA cut the audio/footage. I will post about this in another post soon, but NASA and the Governments of the world ,especially the US Government, seem to be hiding the existence of Aliens. Ever wonder why the Government doesn’t really want to talk about aliens, or why they keep the UFO/Alien files kept in secret? ya, I wonder too. I mean, you can see a bunch of evidence, but yet they still deny it. Some evidences could be the picture below where you can clearly see a UFO or flying saucer on the moon:

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Other photos could be like these that show Alien activity:

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if you look, it is obviously artificial. This could be an Alien hanger bay for UFOs, or maybe a giant window where Aliens can observe the outside. Whatever the case, it’s obviously artificial.

The pictures below seem to show some kind of domes on the moon, inside the red circles.

DOME on the Moon

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The pictures below are obviously showing something artificial. It looks like glass reflecting light from the sun. I have never seen nature produce glass or anything other than water, in nature, reflect sunlight.

There are many other pictures of things on the moon that undoubtedly show some kind of unnatural activity, which seems alien in nature. It seems like the Aliens are trying to be undetected…either that or our governments are keeping us from learning the truth, and I’ll touch up on this in a future post.

I hope this helps you see the evidence of Aliens. God Bless!

If Satan or Demons aren’t real then…?

Hopefully you read the two posts about Demons and Satan before this. If you haven’t, links were provided last sentence. So, now we will discuss the impact of these views on Christianity and a couple other stuff.

Effects on Christianity

These discoveries no undoubtedly have an effect on Traditional Christianity. And I don’t mean to be rude but Traditional Christianity is kinda….outdated and kinda wrong alot. But I’m not getting into that now. So what effects does it have? well, it would change the view of original sin, various translations or interpretations of the Bible, and even Eschatology, or the study of “end times”. I believe it has been ALL fulfilled, called Preterism.

Original Sin and Preterism

In the traditional view, or literal, view of Genesis 3 (original sin), it is said that Satan, a supposed immortal Fallen Angel, tempted Adam & Eve, the supposed first Humans (see Old Earth Blog and Evolution to learn more on human origins) and when they sinned..well, it was the “original Sin”. So, without Satan tempting Eve what was it? Well, I believe the story to be figurative. Often times, in ancient cultures, they used figurative or symbolic stories to convey truth. (as a side note to skeptics or literalists: making something figurative does not destroy the Word of God.) Anyways, I think Genesis 3 is really a story that is literal BUT is has a lot of symbolism and figurative language in it. But It is of our mortal nature and how we are imperfect being that sometimes disobey God and as a consequence we had to leave God’s place He prepared for Humans. After Adam and Eve sinned, we experience spiritual death. Physical death has always occurred because we have always been mortal. So, also, after we sinned, God couldn’t let us eat from the tree of life until Jesus paid for our Sins. And when Jesus came back in to destroy the temple in 70 AD, “Satan” was defeated. (Now for the End times talk) It’s complicated, but Satan and the Old Covenant Law went together. Satan means accuser right? So, the Law would have “accused” people of not fulfilling the Law. But after the Old Covenant was destroyed, “Satan” had no power at all and doesn’t today. Satan is defeated and no longer exists. Today we are no longer accused of failing the law because Jesus fulfilled it already FOR US. Satan, or old covenant Law/Judaism/Jews by connection, bruised Jesus heel by crucifying Him, but Jesus CRUSHED Satan (Law, accuser) when He destroy the Law and old covenant in 70 AD. I mean, you wonder why Jesus called the Jews of being the Synagogue of Satan, right?

Demons, are not supernatural beings. As we go through the New Testament, we find that although the nature of demons is different, it is nearly always associated with an infirmity or a disease. So if they (diseases) are still here, what about demons? Well, as I discussed in my post about demons,  you see that God is the one who sends evil spirits to trouble people such as Saul (1 Samuel 16:13-14). And so this was mostly because God was still judging people because Jesus had not come yet. before Jesus, God would send disease, sickness, judgement of many kinds (10 plagues of Egypt) to serve Justice, so to say. So, today, “Demons” aren’t really a thing. Yes we get sick, but even in the Old Testament till now, people got sick from natural diseases. Demons were always thought to have been the cause of natural diseases which is why the New Testament writers wrote that way in the Gospels. So when they talk about Demons and Satan, they don’t mean literal beings. They are talking about Satan, they aren’t talking about an adversary, in general. But I believe the Satan, or adversary or accuser, destroyed in Revelation is the Law, which is impossible to follow, so the law “accuses” us of not living up to God’s standards. But after Jesus died on the cross, He defeated satan, then 40 years later, He destroyed satan, and the law. likewise, when talking about demons, they were talking about diseases. It’s a cultural thing. Just like the ancient cosmology in the Old Testament, it’s cultural. People thought Demons were causing all the bad stuff to humans. Also, remember when God killed each first born son in Egypt? Well, in the book of Jubilees, which is not used in American and most of the world’s protestant Bibles, says that the Demons were the ones who killed the first born sons.

So….ALIENS ARE NOT DEMONS!!!!

No matter how much you say so, they are not! Most Alien abductions are due to sleep paralysis. UFOs and Aliens are also biological beings, not spiritual. In the Bible, Angels or “demons”  are said to be spiritual. Even if you do believe in Supernatural demons, they still would need a host like in the story of Legion. So where did they get them? Aliens….real life freaking Aliens. Plus, if you wanna check out my page on Aliens go here. Aliens are not demonic, as I’ve said before. There is no basis for this. Since there is countless evidence for The Bible being fulfilled in 70 AD, then we have no need to fear of Demons (which were really just diseases) or Satan, which was destroyed with the OLD Covenant. Plus, Aliens should excite you. They could provide us with new understanding of God’s Creation, we can share Jesus with them if they don’t already have Christ, and even more, if they are more advance, which based on evidence, they actually are…but since they are more advanced, we could actually explore God’s Creation!!!!! I am so excited for that!!!

I hope this article  helps you to understand the impact of Satan and the Demons not truly being the supernatural monsters you think they are. God bless you!

Who is Satan (Devil)? Not What you think!

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Satan is the Nemesis of God, or the enemy of God and the leader of all evil in Christianity. But is Satan really who and what traditional Christianity thinks he is? Well, let’s see.

I got all the below section From Answers to the Fallen Angel Devil Doctrine

Have a look at this verse:

“Forasmuch then as the children (mankind) are partakers of flesh and blood, he (Jesus) also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” Hebrews 2:14

It clearly states that Jesus has destroyed the devil and that he did this by being a partaker of flesh and blood. Please could you explain how this fits in with your belief in the Devil?

1 Chronicles 21 – Satan who stood up to number Israel

Who was this Satan? Have a look at the parallel record:

“And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.” 2 Sam 24:1

So God was the one who moved David to number Israel. In 1 Chron 21:1 He is described as a “satan”. All this means in the original hebrew is “adversary” – he was an adversary to Israel in this instance. Note: as our Podcast “There is no supernatural Devil” prooves, the word Satan in the hebrew is an untranslated word meaning simply “adversary” – you can have a adversary, a Satan, for good (like here God is an adversary – see also Num 22:22 where the same hebrew word is used to describe an obedient angel of God – please listen to the Podcast).


 

This next section comes from: The true identity of the devil

The original word for “Devil” – Diabolos

To understand the true meaning of the word translated as “Devil” (Diabolos) one must take all the passages of the scriptures which mention it and look upon them with an open mind – allowing the scriptures to interpret actually what it means.

The literal meaning of Diabolos is “slanderer” or “false accuser”. It is from the word “diabolo” which means “to cross over a line”. In simple terms, when it is used in scripture, it describes the state of man in his ability to sin, or his sin cursed nature.

For example the verse above, quoted from Hebrews 2:14 says that the “Devil” has the power of death. Compare this with:

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

“… every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” James 1:14

We can see here then that the Devil is simply the inner mind of man, his natural brute nature which is rebellious towards God. It is the nature which all men inherit from Adman (see 1 Corinthians 15:22). Jesus had this nature because he was “in all points tempted like as we are” (Hebrews 4:15) but he resisted those impulses and so destroyed “the devil” or the impulse to sin within his own self.

The reason we die is because of sin, not because of a fictitious horned Devil.

Used as a descriptive word used instead of a name (metonymy)

“Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?” John 6:70

Because sin resides within Judas he is described as a devil.

Used to encapsulate different areas of mans power of society (aggregate)

“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Revelation 2:10

“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,” Revelation 20:2

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:11-12

From the above we can see the word “devil” being used to describe the social, political and religious systems of men who are described as “the devil” because they are full of the thinking of man as opposed to the thinking of God.

If we can accept that the above verses describe “sin” in different forms then the Bible is in harmony. If we read into these verses and claim they are describing a literal monster which tempts and devours man, then the verses previously mention in the first section do not add up. We will now go on to explain in more detail the meaning of the words “devil” and “satan” in the meaning of the original words used.


 

I hope this page helps you consider really what the Devil is as well as demons (in another post). The fact is, which supports Preterism, is that Satan is not a guy with a pitch fork trying to get you to go down to the depths of hell. You may say that this is what Satan wants you to think…but is that really the truth? What is your evidence?

I am listing the articles I got the content from as well as others that helps as well.

Blogs:

Links below are from http://www.truebibleteaching.com/

IS SATAN A FALLEN ANGEL?

Is the Devil a Supernatural Being?

Is there a supernatural ‘‘Satan’’?

The True Identity of the Devil

Demons Explained

The links below are from http://www.the-gospel-truth.info/

Answers to the Fallen Angel Devil Doctrine

The true identity of the devil

Is Lucifer an Immortal Fallen Angel?

What are Demons? Are they Supernatural?

This may be a little out of the blue but recently came across a few blogs that I find a little eye opening. I will list them below. So, now to get into the topic: What really are Demons and Satan? I will just post excerpts from various pages I list below…because I am lazy 🙂

Well, we will go over Demons first.

Demons

Demons are said to be evil spirits or Fallen Angels. Fallen angels are angels that are said to have fallen with Satan/Lucifer in rebellion from God.

1 Sam 16 records the period of Israel’s kings, specifically the first mortal king of Israel’s history, Saul, the son of Kish.

During this period of history, Saul was dismissed by God from being king because of his disobedience. The rival to his throne was the shepherd boy, David the son of Jesse, who was anointed by the prophet Samuel:

Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.” 1 Sam chapter 16 verses 13 & 14

Notice those words carefully

An evil spirit from the Lord troubled Saul

There’s a very important pattern to be noticed here. God’s Holy Spirit was upon Saul. It was removed and placed upon David. The result was “an evil spirit from the Lord” came upon Saul. In chapter 19 of the same book we read of a similar situation, but at that time Saul tried to kill David because of his intense jealousy towards him

And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him. And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house.” 1 Sam chapter 19 verse 8

Further proof that an ‘evil spirit’ in the Old Testament came from the Lord is in 1 Samuel 18:10

And it came to pass on the morrow, that an evil spirit from God came upon Saul,”

A very important principle again to be noticed here is that God leaves us in absolutely no doubt that an evil spirit comes from him. He’s told us three times already in the Old Testament. We find that the Old Testament is silent about demons and demon possession. The closest phrase, situation or condition that we can find to that in the New Testament is that of “an evil spirit from the Lord” In case we think that the evil spirit from the Lord only came upon men during this particular period in history, let’s look at a completely different period in Israel’s history but again the exact same situation. Judges 9 – the time of Gideon and Abimelech :

“When Abimelech had reigned three years over Israel, Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:”  Judges chapter 9 verses 22 & 23

New Testament Demons

Let’s examine a few passages in the New Testament and see whether we can solve the problem. Let us start by looking at Luke chapter 8.

And it came to pass afterward, that he (Jesus) went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven demons, Joanna the wife of Chusa and many others”  Luke chapter 8 verses 1-2

Notice the close association between demons and infirmities and evil spirits. They are all synonymous terms.

A small aside here, when we read the word ‘devils’ in the KJV (King James Version) it is translated from a Greek word ‘daimonian’ and should read ‘demon’ and not ‘devil’ The word for devil in the New Testament comes from the word ‘diabolos’, therefore, from this point on, the word ‘demon’ will be substituted for the word ‘devil’ wherever applicable Now as we go through the New Testament, we find that although the nature of demons is different, it is nearly always associated with an infirmity or a disease. Sometimes the word demon is related to human governments, but on most occasions we find that the word demons is related to infirmities and diseases.

Remembering that we read in Exodus 4 that dumbness is an affliction brought about by God, let us then, try and identify the nature of one of these demons – not the demons as we have seen them now in Luke chapter 8, but in Luke chapter 11:

And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb, And it came to pass when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake”  Luke chapter 11 verse 14

Notice it was the demon that was dumb, that is the terminology we now find. The ‘demon’ not the man – but the demon was dumb. That is what the scripture says.

Who actually spoke? That’s the question we have to ask ourselves, Was it the demon that spoke or the man that spoke? Obviously it was the man that spoke, because if the demon (that had really been cast out) spoke, then clearly the man was not healed: but if the demon that was dumb was cast out and the man spoke, then the man was healed. Very simple.

Clearly it was the man that spoke. We find here therefore, that the manifestation of demon presence depends entirely on their having a host. There is no such thing as a demon outside a body. It’s not to be found in scripture. Wherever we find a demon, it has to have a host. It has to have a body in which it dwells. When demons are able to speak we find again, that it is the man that does the speaking, not the demon.

Although the text here says that it was the demon that spoke, clearly it was the man that did the speaking.

Either that, or the man was not healed. We can choose. So here we find a demon described. The nature of this particular demon was a dumb demon.

Demons, Diseases & Infirmities

Let us look at another characteristic of a demon, in Luke chapter 13

Although the word demon is not actually found in this passage, we find the phrase, “the spirit of infirmity“, which brings us into the bounds of our subject. As we read, see if you can identify the nature of this woman’s infirmity

“And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, (that means she was buckled up- she was bowed) and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.”  Luke chapter 13 verses 11-13

Notice the language at the end of v 12 ” thou art loosed from thine infirmity.” She was loosed from her infirmity – by inference before that she was bound by her infirmity. Do you agree with that? Well if you do, you are wrong! Look at verse 16, Jesus speaking says,

“And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” (not the spirit of infirmity – but Satan)

What does Satan mean to you? Well simply Satan means in the Old Testament ‘satan’ – adversary. This woman was in an adverse situation. She had arthritis – she was buckled up, she couldn’t straighten up. So can we see that the spirit of infirmity is synonymous here with the term ‘satan’? She was bound by her infirmity or we might say she was bound by ‘satan’ and the nature of this satan was arthritis. She had been bent up with arthritis, and now she was made straight.

So as far as the natures of demons was concerned we have a few natures that we’ve looked at: one a dumb demon, and the other an arthritic satan. Although that might sound a little humourous that’s essentially what the scripture has told us.

Let us take one more example of how demons are associated with infirmities and diseases. Matthew 17, Again, as we’re reading from this particular passage let us see whether we can diagnose the problem. Let us see if we can identify this young man’s demon – because this man was demon possessed:

“And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.” Matt 17 :14-15

There are four points that we want to draw to your attention here:-

1.     “He was a lunaticThe word lunatic simply means that he was affected by the moon

2.     “He was sore vexed

3.     Oftimes he fell into the fire and oftimes he fell into the water

4.     Jesus rebuked the demon; and he (that is, the demon) departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.” Verse 18

Notice the result – “He was cured” Before that he had a demon, when the demon left he was cured. By inference, he was sick, he had an infirmity. When that infirmity was healed, the scripture tells us that he was cured.

How would you diagnose that particular problem? A person that was ‘lunatic’ that often fell into the fire and often into the water? Most doctors would say that child suffered from epilepsy. Anyone who has ever experienced epilepsy would say that often, when a person had an epileptic seizure, he would suddenly fall to the ground. He would have literally no control and sometimes he would froth at the mouth when he had a seizure. This condition, to these people was ‘lunatic, sore vexed, often falling into the fire and often into the water’ The child suffered from epilepsy, and when the epilepsy departed from him he was cured.

The three situations that we’ve looked at:-

A

· a man is dumb

· the dumbness is cast out

· the man is healed.

B.

· a woman suffers from arthritis

· she is loosed from her arthritis

· the woman is cured

C.

· a boy suffers from epilepsy

· the epilepsy departs out of him

· the boy is cured.

Demons, then, are often associated with or synonymous with diseases and infirmities.

Personification & Language of the Day

The next question that we have to look at, and it’s possibly one of the most difficult, is why then, does the language of the New Testament suggest that demons were actual creatures, actual people, or whatever we’d like to suggest they were?

Why or how is it that demons could talk? The reason is twofold. The first suggestion is that it is a figure of speech. In English we have a figure of speech called personification. When we take something that is inanimate and we make it alive by making it sound as if it is a person. We must be very careful not to restrict figures of speech to English only.

Greek and Hebrew are both very colourful languages and both in Greek and Hebrew we find this figure of speech of personification.

Reading from Proverbs we find a delightful personification of wisdom. Pay careful attention to these words:

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places (she referring to wisdom) She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors” Proverbs chapter 8 verses 1-3.

And again at verse 12

“I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.”

Here, in the Old Testament, we see that wisdom and prudence and their characteristics are personified as if they are real people. In this particular case, wisdom is given the feminine gender. She standeth at the top of high places…She crieth at the gates – I wisdom dwell with prudence…etc.

In the New Testament we find words just as expressive. This time listen to some words from the book of Revelation…

The apostle John writes:

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs” – (what a description for unclean spirits, “like frogs”!) come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.. For they are the spirits of demons,”  Revelation chapter 16 verses 13,14

There we have it… the spirits of demons look like frogs! Nobody in his right mind is going to say that an unclean spirit, or an evil spirit is a frog! We find the language of the New Testament and the Old Testament colourful in that they are trying to describe to us something that is hard to understand in ordinary language.

Let’s draw an analogy in English. If someone says to you, “Father Time has taken his toll on George”., you know that George is suffering from the effects of old age. That person is personifying the effects of age on George. He is not saying that time is a man. It’s much more colourful than saying, “George is getting old”

We can also see that this kind of language belongs to the Old Testament as well as to the New Testament; to Hebrew as well as to Greek.

That’s the first reason we would suggest that we find the personification of demons in the New Testament.


 

These are some reasons why I believe Demons aren’t that Supernatural after all. This may seem contradictory to what you have been taught.

ALL of this is from and I give credit to this author: Demons Explained

 

 

 

 

 

Aliens, UFOs, and the Bible – Ancient Egypt (Part 3)

Hello, the last 2 posts we talked about how Alien don’t contradict the Bible and we talked a little about UFO sightings. This post will be on the evidence of Alien intervention or interaction in the past Human history. Even with God, Aliens could still have interacted with Ancient Civilizations. While God kept Israel with Him. Now let’s get into the evidence.

When we look at Ancient Civilizations, the one that seems to hold the most Alien like culture is Ancient Egypt. They are the most well known Ancient Civilization and were the most advanced out of everyone else of their time…almost too advanced. Was it Aliens? Well…I’m not saying it was Aliens, but it was Aliens. (if you don’t get the quote go here) Anyway, What proof do I have that Egypt was “Alien Central” in the ancient world…well, I have TONS! We will be focusing on ancient Egypt as it was the alien hotspot of the Ancient World.

When people think of Egypt, obviously, Pyramids come to mind. he pyramids are actually evidence for Alien or outside help. The pyramids seem real complex for ancient civilizations to build in 20 years. If Ancient Egyptians did build the pyramids, which took them 20 years, they’d have to quarry, craft, fit multi-ton blocks every 2 1/2 minutes!! Even with 50 people working on the same block it is impossible, partly because it would be too crowded for everyone to actually fit around the block to work on it. Also, it point almost 30 degrees north. This may not seem amazing at first but that is extreme precision. Also, the Pyramids were said to once have been polished to reflect sunlight so bright it could be seen from space. Why would that be? Aliens? Another thing is, if you multiply the height of the pyramid by 1 billion, it measures the average distance between the Earth and the Sun. And also, the whole base circumference of the pyramid is a near model of the circumference of the earth at the equator. ALL of this stuff is so precise, it is impossible for a civilization of that time to get all of this precise or even build the pyramids in 20 years. The evidence for Aliens here are everywhere.

We will now also go over he pharaoh Akhenaten. He was a pharaoh from 1353 – 1336 BC. However He was different from other pharaohs. From hieroglyphics we see he was a bit slender ,unlike other fatter Pharaohs. His fingers were also longer than most and His head was more elongated than normal human heads. His chin also reached lower than normal humans as well. His eyes were also a little bigger than normal humans. This could possibly suggest He was somehow changed by Aliens or one himself. Maybe it was just a mutation in his DNA, who knows. But it does make you think, especially from Ancient Egypt.

I know this is a short post, but I will add on to the Egypt stuff soon. I am going to do a longer post on the Apollo mission which hold A LOT of Alien stuff.

 

Aliens, UFOs, and the Bible (Part 2)

Last post of this series we talked about how Aliens don’t contradict the Bible and how Christ’s death would still be important even if Aliens existed. This post, we will go over evidence for Aliens as well as try to fit them in with the Timeline of the Bible, if possible. Maybe God used Aliens for something or maybe God gave Aliens free will as well, so Aliens, like Humans, were able to choose their way. They could’ve fell like us (the fall of man) but Jesus came to save all creation, or maybe they didn’t fall. The fact is, you can still interact with a fallen being and still not fall. Example, Eve, not fallen yet, interacted with Satan, in the Garden. Falling is a mental and spiritual decision, not some contagious disease that spreads through interaction. So even if Aliens didn’t fall, they could still interact with us.So now I want to get into the UFO Sightings and then I will get into other evidence in the next post.

So, how many UFO sightings have been recorded?  well, there have been 1,177 UFO sightings recorded THIS YEAR! Now whether all of them are real or not, isn’t the point. Many of them are truly strange. I have seem raw video of UFOs. I even saw one myself, but it went so fast I couldn’t get an extreme detailed view of it. But the thing is, no human plane could go that fast. I have also seen a group of lights traveling in the sky, they could’ve been planes or UFOs. The thing is, sometimes they are planes, not gonna lie…but sometimes they are UFOs. I have a playlist on my youtube of videos about UFOs and Aliens in general. I will put the playlist below so you can watch them. (I do add videos constantly to the playlist, so you may come back another day and find many more videos. Also, some of the things in the videos may seem fake, but may not. It’s hard to tell, while other stuff seem really real) There is many evidences that many  UFOs are something out of this world. The video below (not the playlist) is a video I watched before. It may seem scary to be honest, but that doesn’t mean Aliens or anything are demonic. It’s just how the person put the video together because people like to scare people. But really consider the possibility of these being Aliens:

Now, do we know if the guy from the transmission knows that the Aliens are extra-dimensional beings? No. Is it possible? I suppose. This would have to support the Multiverse, which I will do posts on soon. But for the time being, let’s just say the guy is wrong and they just seem to be from another dimension or Universe but really aren’t. He seemed to be really telling the truth. This may not be enough proof, so look at the videos below in the Youtube Playlist. You can skip videos you don’t want to watch but these videos definitely help me.

 

I hope this stuff helps with the UFO sightings. I may do more on UFO sightings soon, but next post  I will go over Historical evidence for UFOs as well as how they fit with the Bible timeline. God Bless!