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ANGELIC ALIENS AND THEIR 'THERAPY'
There have been a number of places treating the whole matter of intelligent 'aliens' - as if this earth were not already sufficiently alienated from God, and man from his fellow man, by artful devices and foolish syncretisms, in which
with the touch of the actual, there is below the substance, slightly edited
and adapted, of a reply to an actual letter of one claiming to be involved
in such things as … aliens, yes in an environment of care, even … of therapy!
the Reply to an 'Alien' letter :
not one FROM an 'alien',
but from someone conceiving himself to be spoken to,
by such a 'being'
In this the concept that aliens from the depths of things, spatial conceived, arrived via vision in order to offer, at the command of God none less, 'therapy' of spirit. The relationship to reason was not provided. The form of guarantee did not appear. The grounds of credence were not visible. The distinction from hallucination OR, far worse, actual spiritual forces as in II Corinthians 11:2,4,13-15, was not made. Disorders of the mind are one avenue that may need checking in such cases; organised spiritual crime from Satan via evil spirits constitute another (as in the above reference to Corinthians, and in II Kings 22:17-23.). There are of course other explanations, into which we need not proceed!
It is part of the signals which are being semaphored across the straits of our passage to the advent of Christ as Judge and King, that these untested heresies arise, and multiply now greatly.
In the case here before us, the name of 'God' is not withheld! The Gospel is not provided. The authority of Christ does not appear, except some new christ to be created, being created, in the only place where ANY christ COULD be created: namely in the mind of misled beings, such as man. (Cf. SMR pp. 857ff., 864ff..) Many, we are told, will give heed to 'seducing spirits' (I Timothy 4:1ff.) - and
It is grimly amusing that some might even try to make commercial gain from the widespread psychological, spiritual and moral malaise which is afflicting the more prosperous, and fabricate purposefully in this area, and so abuse the unwary! In whatever way, however, there is much now in this area breeding doom in the deprived and reaching like some giant octopus, into the cornucopia of the rich or leisurely, almost as if to mock their sedate, if not indeed sedated psyches with the folly of their self-appointed doom... by current unease, distemper, hallucination, calls from the depths.
Doom ? you ask. Yes, for if the mind is NOT stayed on the Lord (Isaiah 26:1ff.), and the heart does not know the peace of realism, forgiven sin, actual salvation, penalty paid, life dynamised from the source in the Creator through the One appointed for this, Jesus Christ the righteous, the only begotten Son of God: what would you! Neglecting what is provided, what can you expect for man! If he is indifferent it is no gain: it is merely watching Hitler at Munich with hope. It does not avert the realities of the war, or of the judgment to come. If on the other hand, there is disquiet and imagination left like some spreading fungus to distemper the life, this is merely the active symptom of the latent disease.
Indeed, the complacency is quite as absurd as the disquiet. Is much to be machinated while life itself is tossed like confetti into the air! For many, yes, precisely so.
Or is delusion to be the active site for humans, gathered as around a TV!
Whether, however, the delusion be active or passive, in complacency or in conjecture, the result is one. Unreality eventually hits reality, and the result is destructive.
For others, the case differs: for they have found the remedy to the condition of which many of these things are merely symptoms, redemption in Jesus Christ, so long provided, so much ignored; but the results cannot be ignored.
The ONLY authorised therapy of spirit by spirit, is that of Jesus Christ Himself (Acts 4:11-12, I Timothy 2:4-6, John 14:6, Colossians 3:17, 1:19ff., Romans 5:1-12, 8:1-14). He is SUFFICIENT, EFFICIENT and AUTHORISED, as we see in these places. Thus let us look in Romans 8, for example:
But which Spirit is this ? THE LORD IS THAT SPIRIT (II Corinthians 17). And WHO is the LORD ? Ephesians 4:4 tells us this: THERE IS ONE LORD! WHO ? Paul writes this: "concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead, by whom we have received grace and apostleship, for the obedience to the faith, among all nations, for His name: among whom you are also the called of Jesus Christ" - Romans 1.
things being so, you may find it valuable to follow the reply below, written
as a second letter to one seeking response on these topics, and to various
sites on the internet.
2) EXCERPTS FROM THE REPLY ITSELF
In my last letter, it was just a matter of being sure that you were the one, or one of those involved in this query regarding other types of beings. It seems it is as I thought.
Yes, I did visit the site you suggested, and read the account of the aliens, therapies and so on. It was a matter of
a) making sure you were personally involved and
b) pointing out that something FAR BETTER has already happened.
Not a man from space, or an angel in it, but GOD FROM HEAVEN has already come to earth, and in a way which is NOT a matter of maybe and perhaps, but of certainty with abundance of evidence, has presented the effective therapy for man. This STARTS in becoming at peace with God Himself, and actually knowing Him on a basis long prepared, and assured:that of Jesus Christ, who is the One who came,All that is shown to be so in The Shadow of a Mighty Rock, Chs. 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 and elsewhere on our home page.
and the word of God, which He fulfilled, endorsed and attested.
Now back to your query and the matters concerning which you ask.
PERSPECTIVE FROM THE BIBLE
Thus it is at the outset, a matter of visions or similar phenomena. What does the word of God have to say about such things ?*1A
Let me put you in perspective, if I may, from the Bible on this thing. After all, I find from your letter that your presentation is in a field of Christian discussion.
Yes, there can be visions (as in Acts 2:17). However, the Bible is complete (Revelation 22:18ff., cf. SMR Appendix D), and THESE THINGS are not to be added to. Christ did not come to earth in order to be re-invented by visions (Hebrews 2:2ff.). He came to declare God, provide salvation, open the path in His own name ONLY, to God, His Father, to die for sin and to break death, as some of the main purposes. This done He neither needs nor accepts other options (John 14:6). He is inclusive of the truth, and exclusive of other ways. Indeed, He declares, "I am the way, the life and the truth. No man comes to the Father, except by Me" (John 14:6). When GOD speaks, that is the way it is. He knows His own mind (Isaiah 40:13-14). In Isaiah, God asks, "WHO has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counsellor has taught Him? "
Now as to space, the Lord has given the earth to man, and not the heavens (Psalm 115:16)*2. As to beings from outer space, scientifically, there is ZERO evidence.
You may want to look at :
1) The Kingdom of Heaven ... 1 (News 21). As to being spoken to by angels and listening to teaching and so on, this is forbidden in Colossians 2:18. "Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility, and worship of angels, intruding ..."
2) A Spiritual Potpourri, Chs. 1-3.
The Lord has done all that is to be done for salvation, and it is necessary to be reconciled to GOD by HIM (as in Colossians 1:19ff.). ALL things, whether in earth or in heaven, it there states, are to go through HIM, who has been provided to die for sin, the just for the unjust, to bring us to God (I Peter 3:18). If a man takes Him, then he becomes a child of God, by faith (as in John 1:12ff.). If he does not, then he is not in the light of God, and is an alien from God (Ephesians 4:17ff.). No one else can then help him. He has turned his back on God.
THIS is the real problem. "Nor is there salvation in any other; for there is NO other name under heaven, given among men, by which they must be saved," (Acts 4:11-12). Notice the 'MUST'. Neither angels nor others. Indeed, Paul says this: IF AN ANGEL should tell any other gospel, then it is all the same, it is accursed (Galatians 1:6-9).
GOD HAS SPOKEN, and there is simply nothing else for anyone else to say; and as to God, He has finished His offer. It is given and the day is soon coming when it is too late (Matthew 25:1-10).
Therefore 'holy ones' (visitants from space such as were mentioned) are not in the business. People may indeed in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, God as man, the only Saviour present that same Christ, and pray with you in His name, so that you become His; or you may yourself by faith with repentance for sin, accept His offer as substitute for you, in taking your sins and their guilt, and providing His righteousness and eternal life as a gift (Romans 10:9, II Corinthians 5:17-21, Galatians 3:1-13, John 5:24, 10:9,27-29). Christ is the door, and no other is provided (Ephesians 1:7-10).
As far as GOD Himself is concerned, the Bible clearly and rightly teaches, there is no other way, no other source and no other deliverance. He IS and sent His only begotten Son, who also is eternal (John 8:58, 17:1ff., Philippians 2); THIS IS AUTHORISED.
There is however a PROHIBITION on even angels being a subject of worship, of being bowed to, believed in as a source of truth and a way of life. So if you love life, forget all this.
How COULD IT BE then ? It is not at all a question of doubting that you may have had a certain experience; nor is it a matter of saying, It did not happen! It MAY have happened. That is not really the important point. EVEN if it did, however, it is not to be relied on, because it is the BIBLE or it, JESUS CHRIST or it. It CANNOT be both, for from this source it is prohibited.
Like plenty of other things, you MAY do it. That does not make it right! Think a while. You COULD do 100 m.p.h. in a city street. It is prohibited. If however, you should find yourself REALLY doing it, this would not in the least remove the danger or the price on your head!
Option is not authority; activation as such, is not equated with wisdom.
YOUR DIRECT QUESTION
Now as to your direct question (about spirits using computer or similar equipment and so communicating)...
Yes, spiritual beings not in the will of God do not necessarily lack some power. It would be quite possible, for example, for them to encourage a person to do automatic writing, as it is called, when the person just seems to become a secretary for some other person. Powers of demon possession are well known, often met and unattractive! Various spirit actions can occur in man. That could be. There is no apparent reason why the same sort of thing could not happen with a computer. You could be led to act on behalf of some spirit who would move through you. Hypnosis, even on earth, is in some ways, not dissimilar. It is just that in that case, you KNOW who is doing it, and perhaps are aware that you have decided to ALLOW someone else to do this to you.
Better far to leave your heart in the hands of the Lord, according to His divine covenant in Christ's blood, and to know Him as happens when you so come in repentance and faith to Him, the only Saviour and Lord. Then mere angels or spirits than can want to move on you or through you, are forgotten. They do not rate. In their own name, or not in Christ's name, they are mere rebels. NO OTHER GOSPEL, says Paul, no other good news, is available, and cursed is any angel that presents it (Galatians 1:6-9). As to that Gospel, it is the ONE WHICH THE APOSTLE PAUL HAD ALREADY PREACHED, as he there declares. (Cf. Tender Times for Timely Truths Ch. 8.)
When you know God, the rest is minor. When it is spirits telling you about extra terrestrials or whatever, it is assuredly not God, for HIS NAME is to be found ONLY THROUGH CHRIST. Could CHRIST however have sent these ? NOT when His word prohibits such beings as being followed! In addition, you are TOLD to 'test the spirits' (I John 4:1-3), in a way which brings it all back to the Lord Jesus Christ.
For your own soul's sake*3, then, in response to your letter, I am obliged in all responsibility and concern, to suggest you drop this thing and seek the Lord instead. HE is far better, and wholly reliable; and truth, it is better than what attacks it. Don't let complex forms take you in; a false business offer by the latest computer technology, is not better for that. In a recent court case, a judge wants some company who, he considers, breached copyright, to pay many millions for doing so. It is not to the point, he indicated, that novel forms of technology were used. Technology is no excuse for a breach of what is right!
How much less is it, when it is the word of God which is breached.
The reader may care to refer on this subject of visions, also to:
Tender Times for Timely Truths Ch. 9, A Question of Gifts Sections IX, X , esp. *16, and XI.
On this whole topic of visions and spirits, a very sober account is to be found in a statement from a very large, and active mission which apart from one subject on which they are evidently divided, but which is abundantly clear in the word of God (John 10:9,27-29, I Thessalonians 5:9-10, Philippians 3:20-21, I John 5:11ff., John 4:14 -the aorist of action, not the present of continuity, John 6:50ff. -as for 4:14, Job 19:25ff., Psalm 145:2, I John 5:24, 11:25, Romans 5:1-11, 8:32ff.), have shown some splendid works of power and godly living. That subject of course - and it is treated on this site as it deserves - is Christian Assurance.
In their African setting, these topics of visions and spirits are like squalls, and the book noted deals in detail with many practical cases, with admirable restraint and Biblical moderation. With dreams and visions, they are checked, noted, and their indications tested with fact. The Bible is the criterion in all this area, so that what is against it is recognised as such. In the end, whatever adds to its teaching, alters it, and voids its own requirements (Proverbs 30:6, Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32, cf. Revelation 22:17-20, where nothing is to be added to THESE THINGS). As for voiding the word of God, it is the work of the deceiver, according to the word of God, no less than is adding to it (cf. Mark 7:7, I Corinthians 4:2ff.).
The book concerning them ? "God's Grace The revival at Kwa Sizabantu", by Welly due Toit. It contains, inter alia, a medical report.
It is perhaps ironic, but not sadly so, for it harbours hope even for those who may for a time be led astray by vacuous or worse astral aspirations, that in this same book there is abundant reference to Christian … therapy.
It is not from aliens, imagined in the mind, that man must look for the ultimate therapy which touches all realms and regions of the being: it is to the Lord Jesus Christ. When it involves physical healing, it is Biblically to be without presumption of obligation, but with entreaty and kindness, putting His covenant and gospel above all bodily results (as in II Cor. 12:7-10). As with so much else, it is when the correct orientation occurs, that the whole matter comes to resemble the resolution of a puzzle, and individual components such as the body, tend to be seen in the light of the total situation,
On this topic of healing, see also SMR pp. 339, 347; and The Frantic Millenium and the Peace of Faith Ch. 9, pp. 199ff..
Cf. Acme, Alpha and Omega: Jesus Christ Ch. 9, The Frantic Millenium and the Peace of Faith Ch. 2, Ch. 7, Spiritual Refreshings and The Digital Millenium Ch. 8, Tender Times for Timely Truths Ch. 8, Biblical Blessings Ch. 2, SMR pp. 750Bff.).
This excerpt, with a little news introduction, deals with the Biblical teaching on the aliens imagined from space, relative to the alienation visible on earth!
It may help some to have here added a simple exposition
from Psalm 115. It is taken from A and F Schools in A
IN THE HISTORY OF THOUGHT
WHAT WILL MARS SERVE UP ?
The Advertiser, July 1, 1997
In an edition adorned with 'The Dawn of a New Life Style' (one would have hoped there were more than enough already), and 'Pong Report', nothing for a song and dance, we come to the old favourite, a twilight song: is there life on Mars ?
wonders whether it could be put: Will we put life on Mars on then find
it ? There are many ways to pollute inter-planetary space, and the face
of planets. Export of earth's wonders could proceed either surreptitiously
or openly. The possibility is not merely whimsical. Even Paul Davies remarked
that what could leave Mars could arrive there from earth; and bacterial
and other contamination is a very open possibility.
The 'news' is this: On July 4, most fittingly, the US rocket ship is expected to land on a 'rock-strewn flood-plain near the Martian equator'.
Why ? Opening like flower petals (nice on Mars), the Pathfinder is to emit a 'little roving robot', 'Sojourner', with the object to explore the surface of Mars. Pictures back to earth in view, the Sojourner is conceived as a prelude to an earth expedition from NASA, with the ultimate goal ? "to find out whether living organisms once existed - or still exist - on or under the frosty surface of Mars" .
us," says a speaker to a scientific symposium here reported. Many efforts
have not found life; scientists battle over whether things having a few
resemblances to living products and to non-living ones are evidences of
confused thought or of life, and cannot determine the issue by any scientific
means. Nothing is precisely what has been established. It is a bleak effort.
The usual plethora of presuppositions, suppositions, hopes and naive over-statement
associated with the materialist dream abound. A nice balance of defenestration,
decapitation of theories and simple facts about what the earth does anyway
without any question of life: all this has long been around. Nobody finds
anything; many seek something: it is like someone dissatisfied with his
wife desperately surveying his office staff for the next wife source. Unfortunately
the facts are not with him: his ways are known, and not appreciated.
It is indeed a wonderful thing (see SMR pp. 140-145), but shows no signs of evolution of kinds, merely individualisation within them, which is the nature of 'kinds' and the sort of reason why we use such terms (SMR pp. 149ff., 252Aff, 329ff., That Magnificent Rock Ch.1 etc.). As these pages also show, it contains a marvel of macro-additions in design, in levels like a palace (cf. SMR pp. 332G-H, 422Eff., Chs.4-5), so that we go from bicycle to space-craft, to use engineering analogy, with all the normal introductions of system, concept, connotation, symbolisation and orders being executed on the basis of equipment specific to such purposes.
As we have often shown, God did this, created and concocted this many-moded skyscraper, and there is no other option (SMR Chs.1,10 esp. pp. 316D-G, 329-332H etc., That Magnificent Rock Ch.5).
Why then look on Mars ? It is an obsession which could hardly be called magnificent. It helps to stir the furnaces of freedom of thought which loves to mock at God, to be wiser than the Creator and to imagine that God is dispensable, man indispensable, the Creator is optional, the creature is central, and that one can really disregard Him for all practical purposes. It always tends to remind me of clever children whose busy dad is not often seen, who work out ways of running the establishment in his 'absence' in an unholy terror 'reign' in which they eventually convince themselves that - although admittedly they certainly did not create dad's estates, somehow they happened, and since they happened to be ON them, they really are theirs and they might as well take over from that point!
Such a thought is in accord with the Bible (Mark 12) and the parables of Jesus all too well. You recall the vineyard which being made, was leased to vinedressers who did not feel inclined to render the fruits to the boss's servants who called to collect or to listen to his words (prophets in real life). Instead, when he sent his son, they killed him, saying, Now the inheritance will be ours!
It is not pretty. Neither is Mars, except perhaps as a distant object. Actually, Psalm 115:16 says this: "The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's; but the earth has He given to the children of men." One should have thought that quite clear. There is a division where the kids can be and where it is not so assigned. Theirs is the earth. Not bad! They are of course responsible for it!
Again, in Genesis 2:2-4, we find that we have been reading about "the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens". Again, one would have conceived this as quite clear. The heavens and the earth are not up for grabs, a Show Bag, a varied cookie tin. God made them; He did it once. Now they continue on the parameters set, except for those times (called miracles, as in the day of Joshua, the Red Sea, the healings of Christ and so on), when He chooses to intervene, as an engineer might in a prodigy of mechanics, at his will and discretion.
Further, we find this in Colossians 1: "For it pleased the Father than in Him [that is, Jesus Christ] should all fulness dwell; and having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven."
This means that there is ONE PLAN, ONE WAY, the way of Christ crucified and bodily risen showing His authenticity and the power of God from whom He came. It is the means of reconciliation between God and man, and requires this - God was pleased "having made peace through the blood of the cross, by Him to reconcile all things to Himself". Death for what deserves it; guilt expunged by what covers it: Christ the coverer. "As many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the children of God" (John 1:12).
Hence there is only one way within the universe above, below or laterally; relatively, absolutely, dissolutely or meritoriously. Nothing stands, only Christ, for God purposes "in the dispensation of the fulness of times" that "He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even in Him" (Ephesians 1:10-11). WE who already know the Lord, "have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of His own will, that we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ."
No voluntary beings, rational beings, accountable beings are in view whose sin needs cover, except those whom God has created in the universe; and in His image being the method for man, this is the way for the case, whatever the external format. Christ became man to cover sin within the universe at the biological, image-bearing level.
What beyond that ? what of the sinless ? not on this earth (Romans 3:23). What about sinless beings elsewhere ? God did not make them on other universe components, having accounted for His creation statedly in Genesis. What of other life ? God again has declared what He has done. Why so much universe ? For this fascinating fact of God's magnitude in operations (not at all surprising - would you expect Einstein to teach kindergarten mathematics or Raphael to doodle only on pads!), see That Magnificent Rock, Ch.7, Part F.
man needs is not abortive missions to the heavens in order to feed his
imagination on godlessness; but to receive the mission of Christ who CO-CREATED,
one God, one trinity, and who visited the place where we are.
Those of our readers who are Christians may be moved to pray for this young man, and so join with us in this.