Many people, even Christians, believe that aliens are visiting the earth in unidentified flying objects. These beliefs about extraterrestrial phenomena are nothing new, said Jason Jimenez, who leads Stand Strong Ministries and is host of the “Challenging Conversations” podcast. [Listen below]
“If you look at the belief that many people have had through the centuries, even if you go back as far as ancient Greeks, they believed and they even worshiped this idea of extraterrestrials among them,” he said. “And you see that in full display among many of those ancient cultures.”
Jimenez’s episode on the matter specifically tackled three factors he believes refute the idea that UFOs and extraterrestrial life exist outside planet earth: scientific explanations rebut claims of alien life, spiritual warfare is a biblical reality and demonic encounters have long been documented. “The vast majority of stuff is a hoax,” he said.
Scripture offers no framework for such concepts. “The Bible doesn’t mention anything of extraterrestrials,” Jimenez said. “The Bible does talk about the spiritual realm and these spiritual beings known as angelic beings, and then in fallen angels known as demons.”
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One explanation for some of these images is a spiritual manifestation of what is described in the Bible, not alien life invading earth, Jimenez said.
“I wholeheartedly believe that there are times when we have witnessed or even captured the footage of a spiritual being interacting in the physical realm,” he said. “Maybe it’s a spiritual battle between an angel and a demon. Maybe it’s demons messing around in using this type of influence to continue to strike fear or curiosity to lead people away from God.”
He believes Satan is using UFOs and extraterrestrial life as a distraction. “One way he’s doing that is for our fixation — for us to focus in on extraterrestrial life,” Jimenez said. “So we’re looking beyond and not noticing what he’s up to.”
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–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice