Understanding the Biblical UFO Hypothesis (Part 2 of 2)
By David E. Twichell c 2003
There are many eyewitness accounts of brightly illuminated "chariots" or means of conveyance that flew through the sky mentioned in the Bible and elsewhere throughout history. These craft were intelligently controlled and their occupants interacted on many occasions with Earth's inhabitants. Their highly advanced technologies qualified them as "gods" or "masters of the stars" to the ancients. They claimed to have come to this planet to set moral standards for a primitive society and to tell us about the one true God of the spiritual realm. But mankind, in his ignorance, continued to revere the messengers of God as God himself.
These non-terrestrial visitors claimed to have created our race on this planet. The book of Genesis suggests that this claim is valid:
And God said, "Let 'us' make man in 'our' image, after 'our' likeness." (Genesis 1: 26.) Orthodox religions teach that God made man in "his" image, but the scriptures clearly use the plurals, "us" and "our." To whom was God speaking?
When people had spread all over the world and daughters were being born, some of the heavenly beings saw that these young women were beautiful, so they took the ones they liked. Then the Lord said, "I will not allow people to live forever; They are mortal. From now on they will live no longer that 120 years." In those days and even later, there were giants on the Earth who were descendants of human women and the heavenly beings. They were the great heroes and famous men of long ago. (Genesis 6: 1-4)
Numbers 13: 22, refers to a place called Hebron where the descendants of a race of giants called Anakim, lived. Actually, the Hebrew word that was translated to "giants," is "nephilum," which literally means, "those who came down." Even a text, discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls, refers to "angels" interbreeding with human women. Whether this was accomplished through normal intercourse or via genetic engineering, the end result would be the same.
Surprisingly, this theory would not detract from the teachings of the Bible. We humans procreate yet we do not claim to be God. If we were to go out into space, find a primitive race and introduce our genetic makeup to theirs, the resulting hybrid would not make us God. Although they would, no doubt, regard us as such due to our comparatively miraculous entrance into their low-tech world. They could only relate what they witnessed and experienced within their limited scope of reference.
There are many examples throughout history where a more advanced race of earthbound humans from one island happened upon a more primitive race from another. Invariably, they were revered as "gods". Captain Cook's arrival in the Hawaiian Islands is one. The arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World is another. In all such instances, the natives had felt that their island was "the world" and there was neither anyone nor anything beyond its borders.
In the past fifty years, our view of the universe has greatly expanded. We are now aware of the limitless regions of space where life might manifest and evolve. We also realize that our planet itself is nothing more than an island in outer space. Being forearmed with this knowledge, is it so outlandish to conclude that a more advanced civilization from another celestial island has come to this one in the past as we plan to do in the future? Wouldn't it be logical, indeed normal, to conclude that our forefathers would revere them as God, gods or angels of God just as some revere the occupants of today's UFOs as demons?
Yet, if this is the case, where does that leave the orthodox religions of the world? There are more than three thousand different orthodox religions. About twelve hundred of them are based on Christianity. All of them feel that theirs is the correct one. All of them know that not all can be correct at the same time. Would the acceptance of the Biblical/UFO hypothesis threaten them all? I would venture to say that such a hypothesis would verify, clarify, strengthen and unite them all. For once and for all, the world may come together in the understanding that all beings in God's vast cosmos are under the same umbrella.
It has been widely reported by alien experiencers that, when asking of their captors, "is there a God?" The reply has been, "We are all of the same God."
It has become clear to me how our ancestors of thousands of years ago would invariably regard such a miraculous display as nothing short of divine intervention. The same parallel was unwittingly drawn by my mother, an unshakably devote Christian in 1962. "It's the Second Coming!" She declared, as our family stood on our front lawn, one silent summer's night, and gazed in awe upon technology . . . millennia beyond our time.
David E. Twichell.
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