For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Romans 1
This one will be a bit winding... but I've got a point... so stick with me!
In recent months we've seen a number of whistleblower reports of strange or alien events that have "appeared credible" on main stream media outlets... I'm not a conspiracy theorist... but I am a pessimist in regards to Media Reliability. As well... there seems to be an awful lot of weird and wacky media reports covered both mainstream and internet media that are difficult to believe, and it's not as if there is a lack of precedent for mass media and culture to believe something unbelievable. Sometimes our perception of the world is grainy at best. Even the most intelligent men in the human race have a limited understanding of the universe, it's creation, it's workings or it's fine tuning.
The human race lives in a three dimensional world. Everything around us, from the houses we live in to the objects we use in everyday life has three dimensions that can be seen, heard and acted on, these three dimensions are:
We can manipulate these dimensions relatively easily by movement… forward, backwards, upwards and downwards… this is essentially the limit of our capacity to understand... or rather manipulate our environment.
Since the Garden of Eden, the sons of Adam...
have been trying to move past this most rudimentary understanding and engagement of and with our world. From the events of Genesis 6 to the Tower of Babel and more... we dream about the supernatural.
In 1905 Albert Einstein showed the world his Theory of Relativity... in which he said that space is intimately connected with time via the cosmic speed limit of light. He believed that we lived in a cosmic world where four dimensions existed… time being the fourth dimension. As science has discovered, much like the previously mentioned dimensions... time has a beginning. The universe as we know it is expanding... which means if we rewind it it goes back to a starting point when everything boomed into existence.
In the 1920s physicists Oskar Klein and Theodor Kaluza, inspired by Einsteins theory of relativity independently proposed that there was a fifth dimension… this dimension was labeled "electromagnetic force". Their five dimension theory was dealt a serious blow by the discovery of two additional foundational forces that operated in the realm of the atomic nucleus: the strong and weak nuclear forces.
The concept that additional dimensions could explain gravitational or electromagnetic forces was revived half a century later by scientists who promoted something called ‘string theory’. String Theory views the fundamental building blocks of the Universe not as particles, but rather as tiny ‘strings’ of mass-energy. To imitate all four forces these ”strings” vibrate in a 10-dimensional space-time, with six space dimensions rolled up much smaller than an atom.
I could get into the 6th to 10th current theoretical understanding of the seen and unseen world but I’m already FAR over my head on this topic… and my point here isn't to understand the science of string theory and those things that physicists spend their entire lives trying to comprehend… that would be a descent into madness.
What I'm getting at is that the world and the known universe as a whole is a mystery. From the moment Adam and Eve took the fruit mankind has been on a quest to be more than human. The fallen nature of men is this intense desire for the power of God without submission to God.
In Genesis 6 we read about the second major attempt to both destroy mankind and create a transhuman race that could be more than human… it was a dastardly plan and on its surface almost succeeded... but God, who lives both outside and inside of time itself had a plan to save the bloodline of His creation. At the time, the only bloodline that was still pure was Noah and his family… as we know from scripture this was a key reason for the world wide flood. After this, next major world shaking showdown between the fallen angel called Lucifer and YHWH... or God... would be at the Cross of Calvary.
I watched a short interview a few months ago where they tackle the stuff most pastors avoid... the question was asked "if it was proven today that aliens are real... would that change your faith?" It was an interesting and wacky discussion... I can say I'm comfortable enough with my faith that it would remain sound... that's because I've read Genesis 6 and Jesus words about the last days. I've taken the time to challenge my belief with hard questions.
Most of us would say "no my faith would stay the same"... but how many have actually thought it through? For that matter... have we actually asked ourselves hard questions at all?
With regards to "UFO" interactions... there are to many of these to pass off as “conspiracy” and to consistent and world wide to pass off as “hysteria”. What are these events? While many are likely fraudulent or made up... some defy explanation.
There are of course wide ranging theories on the source of these events… most of which we can lay aside as nonsense. Is it wise to completely ignore this? Are we ignoring the historical precedence of the last time there was an incursion of the supernatural in this world? Even here the Bible can speak a great deal into helping us understand our current world.
To assume these are in fact some kind of otherworldly "aliens" would be to ignore the fact that there appears to be no evidence of other worldly flight technology that comes into the earths atmosphere from outer space… this means that we need to look at this through another lens.
Looking at the dimensional theories previously mentioned above one could come to the conclusion that what we are seeing is fourth dimension or fifth dimension activities that are appearing in our three dimensional world…
This would have been super difficult to understand during the events leading up to Genesis 6... and today it continues to be just as difficult to understand.
Let's consider this story from 2 Kings where Elisha's servant was panicked over being surrounded by an army... when the servants eyes where opened he could see a much larger army that was unseen... but not to the natural eye.
““Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.”
2 Kings 6
Then there's the story of Phillip in Acts. Phillip had just shared the gospel with a man from Ethiopia... and then he was instantly transported to another location... unexplainable...
“When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away. The eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the town of Azotus. He preached the Good News there and in every town along the way until he came to Caesarea.”
Acts of the Apostles 8
It helps our faith nothing to ignore what we don't want to face. Our faith should not be blind faith... it should be always searching, always proving truth. Since Albert Einstein first shared his Theory of Relativity science has begun to understand that they know nothing.
The God of the Bible we serve as believers is all powerful… He is not bound by our world perception, or even by the "other dimensional" angels world perception. If this theoretical "string theory" is correct... and there are in fact 10 dimensions that modern man knows of… a God who Created the world and the entire universe with a mere word would have infinitely more dimensions that He intimately knows and governs... all simultaneously.
This is absolutely incomprehensible to our finite and limited understanding of reality.
So we now arrive at my point…
so much of our conflict, our unbelief, our doubt, our understanding, our rebellion... comes from trying to understand a God who is infinitely more powerful than we can even comprehend or imagine with the smartest AI or technology of men.
Of the men, or angelic being who attempts to be God… the one triune God says in Psalms 2:
“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”
Jesus warned us in Matthews gospel:
“For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”
In the days preceding the flood… the earth was filled with all manor of evil. Men and fallen angel trying to subvert and pass by God… to become like God.
Transhumanism is again on the rise. From AI chips that are to connect to the brain to drugs meant to change the genome to cloning and more... the Sons of Adam are attempting to become human 2.0... and like their forefathers they will likely have help through fallen angels.
According to Psalms 2... the God of creation is not concerned and neither should we be.
The calling on the Christian is to serve Christ wholeheartedly… to seek intimacy with Him. God has whatever is coming… there is no need for fear.
The other shoe will drop eventually… 2 Thessalonians 2 and 2 Timothy 3 speak of coming days and a falling away.
If we want to stand firm in the coming storm what we require is intimacy with Christ… a personal relationship with Him. Much like Sheep we can travel through the raging winds… so long as we can hear the voice of our shepherd…
I’ll leave Psalm 139 here… to help us gain a small bit of understanding about Gods immense and immeasurable power…
“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.”
God has this all under control... our place is to allow the Holy Spirit to transform our hearts and minds into alignment with His plans and purposes! Christ is the only other worldly being I want to hear from!