Thursday, November 11

Aliens: Do They Exist? Are They Mentioned in The Bible?

The big question on the minds of people all across the world. One of them, at least: Do Aliens Exist? If aliens exist, why have they not made contact? What does God say about these mysterious "beings?" What do we know about them? In this entry, it is time to take a look, and investigate the truth. (Photo Credit to: NASA, Steven Spielberg and Columbia Pictures, Debunker)

A while back, not long after the inception of this blog, I wrote a two-entry series called "The Great Deceiver." Part One touched on Near-Death Experiences, whereas Part Two delved into Aliens and UFOs. The real question we need to ask ourselves is - with a Biblical Basis, do aliens "fit" with scripture?

No, actually. In this entry, we will point out why - and what people who say they have seen something - have truly seen. God designed our unique planet for life. (Isaiah 45:18) Every other planet that he created, the planets in our Solar System and the planets that we continue to find - were made for another purpose. Genesis 1 discusses the Creation of the Universe and how Day 3, 5 and 6 was focused upon the Earth. The other planets were not designed for life. Only Earth has the perfect conditions for life - that is why, as hard as astronomers may try, they will never find a planet exactly like Earth where we could live - because only Earth was created for us to live.

That does not mean that we will never have a Moon Base, Mars Base, or what have you. But we will not find another planet like Earth, though some planets may seem close to our Earth. God created the stars, moons, planets, “to divide the day from the night; and . . . for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and . . . for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth.” (Genesis 1:14-15) That is the purpose of the Universe around us - and also for us to give glory to God for his Creation. Late in the entry, the aliens that people have seen and the photographs of UFO's will be discussed, but not until the end.
From: NASA

Let's say for a moment that aliens did exist, and that today, we made "First Contact." While that would be wonderful, and we would be able to share in Creation with other life, it is not plausible. Why not? When Jesus Christ, Son of God, died for the sins of humanity, it was only for humanity, not for aliens. God's timetable is for the Earth, and always has been. "But," some may say, "couldn't Christ merely have gone to each and every one of their planets to die for them?"

The answer is no. Not if God's Word is to be believed, and it is to be our thinking in every area. Jesus died, "once for all." (1st Peter 3:18) Christ is now and forevermore God and man - he is God, but was risen in a Glorified body. He is not alien. If there were aliens, they would suffer, and not have forgiveness of their sins, because "all of creation was subjected to futility." (Romans 8:18-22)

As Christians, we have been taught to take "every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." (2nd Corinthians 10:5) Many people put emphasis on how "God created the entire Universe, and there is so much knowledge and information we haven't been given." Our reply ought to be, "While that is true, he has given us plenty of knowledge and information - it can be found in His infallible Word."

The concept of Extraterrestrial Life is intertwined within Evolution - it is an evolutionary concept, not a revolutionary one. In evolutionary terms, the Earth is just one mere world in a universe of millions, if not billions. But on a Biblical Basis, as Christianity is the only testable religion, we see that the Earth is unique, and it is Earth that God himself has visited, coming to die and rise again as a human, but also God.

Do the scientific observations support secular views or biblical views? To date, no one has detected signals from intelligent species off-world nor have we made first contact with aliens. While secular astronomers continue their search for intelligent life using programs such as SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence), NASA, and other such things, their work has turned up with no results.

Our biblical world in this universe that is designed by the Creator, God, with the Earth at the focus of the spiritual world, and not an evolutionary universe that is teeming with life, is what we find to hold true. To date, we still have zero evidence of aliens. If there were worlds that were much older than ours, their civilzations would be advanced enough to colonize our galaxy ages ago. But we still find nothing. This problem has come to be known as the "Fermi paradox" - we find no other life.

What about UFO's? Understand this: a ufo is exactly what is says - it is an unidentified flying object. More often than not, most accounts of alien abductions and ufo or alien sightings are unreliable, though this is not always the case - we will discuss that in a moment. There are any number of explanations for such objects: the planet Venus, the International Space Station (ISS), satellites, rockets, internal reflections, before shut down - a space shuttle, lenticular clouds, fireflies, birds, ball lightning, Iridium flares, balloons and weather balloons, experimental government aircraft, airplanes, and many other examples of mis-identified "UFOs."

If someone is unfamiliar with all these possibilities and the many others, they would be more prone to believe it to be an alien craft. UFO's are not alien in origin, and though some people may claim to have evidence, no such evidence exists for aliens or UFO's. The Hype of UFO's and Aliens roared during the 1900's with shows such as X-Files, movies and books such as "War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells, radio shows such as the one featuring Orson Welles, and many other such examples.
From: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (Spielberg, 1977)

The discovery of aliens would most likely vindicate Evolution. But to this exact day, no real evidence has come out. Questionable evidence at best, but no true, solid, scientific proof for alien life has come to light. Many use aliens as a secular replacement for God. But God differs in so many ways - he is the only one who can give eternal life, the only one who can heal every sickness and disease, the only one who can answer every question, the one who created the universe and therefore is more knowledgeable than any of us. 

Romans 1:18-25 says, "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of human beings who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have clearly seen, being understood from what has been made so that people are without excuse."

"For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal beings and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator - who is forever praised, Amen."

Now think of that verse in the sense that while aliens are not a Creation of God, people still not only worship them, but believe in a lie. Earlier in the entry, I promised we would look at why so many people believe they have been abducted by aliens, seen real aliens, seen real alien craft, and been taken to their planets. The question arises: have so many people lied to us, or have they all truly seen what they claimed to have seen?

Up until around last year, especially in my younger years, I was an alien fanatic. I could not wait for the day we would make first contact. I'd read any so-called evidence-type book I could get my hands on, ranging from material about aliens in the Pleiades's system and an ancient civilization, always thinking, "God made the universe too big for only Earth to be inhabited." But I did not base my thinking on God's Word. That all changed when I'd gotten lost in New Age things that I figured were only meant to enhance my relationship with God.

Once I'd realized that the New Age religion was in itself a deception created by Satan, I quickly changed my ways, and devoted myself as a student of God's Word, and it became my thinking in every area. What I am getting at is this: Matthew 24:4 says, "Watch out that no one deceives you." If people are being deceived by a lie... who is the liar? Who is the deceiver?

Lucifer is the Great Deceiver. (Satan) Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 talks about the Fall of Lucifer. He deceives people in so many ways, and by using the Bible in all areas of thinking, we can determine what lies he spreads, such as the New Age religion... and aliens, along with UFOs. How can he do this? Look at this in the following perspective: Many people who claim to have been abducted or claim to have seen UFO's and there is no other explanation have really had these experiences.

They are not crazy as some may think. On the contrary, many of these people are logical, reasonable thinkers. So what really happened to them? Here's a twist: Satan, his fallen angels and demons have been around for thousands of years. Satan and the angels have been around since the Creation, and demons were created by Lucifer after his fall. These demons can take on different forms, just like angels can, only flawed.

Angels, as said, can take on different forms. We are told in Hebrews 13:2, "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." Angels can disguise themselves for our benefit, and in the same way, Fallen Angels can disguise themselves as say... little green men... for our downfall and corruption.

In the same vein, Satan, being around longer than any of us alive today, has had plenty of time to observe technology - and could easily create the illusion or false-imagery of UFO's, and lead people astray in such a way. If someone was a Christian, or a non-Christian, and had an experience where they were abducted by "aliens" and taken onto a UFO, after it was over, they may search their Bible for answers, and find none. This would also explain why UFO's were seen in old pictures and paintings, and why accounts of encounters have spanned centuries - it is a mere deception of Satan and his fallen angels, and it makes sense.

When they believe that their experiences can only be explained by accepting that they do exist based on what happened to them, they look at how the aliens supposedly came into contact with us - that aliens, millions of years ago, landed on Earth, cloned themselves, and created homo-sapiens, supposedly watching us ever since then. If someone believed that, it would most certainly lead them away from the Bible, and that is why Satan and his angels persist in this way.

They can easily create Crop Circles, UFOs, or "Aliens" to deceive all of mankind. The point of all of this is to lead you back to Christ, who is "they way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through [him.]" (John 14:6) As for things such as the Nazca symbols - the minds of humans worked faster in the past. Since the Fall of Man, the rate at which our brains function or retain things has decreased due to sin with each passing generation. That is why Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids were made and to this day, we cannot figure out how. It is because in the past, the effect of sin on humans was less than it is now, as it increases with each generation.

The truth, dear reader, is not "out there." It is right in front of us, in God's Word! The infallible word of God: the Bible. I thank you for taking the time to read what turned out to be a very long entry of "The Truth." If you have any further questions, comments, or what have you, feel free to email vexx801@yahoo.com, comment below, or visit the facebook page.

The intention here was not to anger anyone or lead them astray, but to answer those who have asked, and to point out the truth of God's Word. I do not expect everyone who reads this to accept what has been said. Many will not, others may. There could be another blog devoted to debunking many accounts and proving God's word, but for now, this will have to suffice. May God bless you. Troy Hillman

27 comments:

  1. Have you ever studied with Jehovas Whitnesses? There religion explains so much more to what's in the bible. For example, the bible says: "christ and God is one" or something similar to that. But it goes on to say, "Just as you and I are one." Meaning christ isn't really god. I think you should study with jehovas whitnesses. You will, i promise you, be thankful you did.
    -Jane

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  2. Jane,
    I appreciate your comment. However, I have studied. "There religion explains so much more of what's in the bible." - Actually, their religion contradicts the Bible, they undermine its clear teachings at every turn, and by believing that Christ is not God, they are not saved, and are still without a Savior, therefore negating their entry into Heaven.

    Evidence shows that Jesus IS God, you cannot take the fallible and contradictory doctrines of the Jehovah's Witnesses and use them as truth - the Bible, in saying, "just as you and I are one," is referring to the "body of Christ." You have to look at the entire context, not just picking and choosing as they tend to do.

    A quote from respected Dr. John Rice. "Jehovah's Witnesses are wrong in several ways. For one thing, they do not have a clear teaching on the plan of salvation. They despise and slander all good Christians. They usually teach that others cannot be saved besides their group, and that they are the 144,000 mentioned in Revelation. They do not believe in eternal punishment of lost sinners in Hell. [Jesus did, as did God, and are the same.] They do not primarily try to get people saved, but simply condemn all other denominations and other groups of Christians. Jehovah's Witnesses twist and pervert the Scripture. I have studied very carefully some of Judge Rutherford's books, which they spread around the world; and they misquote Scripture and pervert it and deceive poor and ignorant people. I hope that you will not read any of their literature, nor listen to them talk, because you will be misled and it may cause great grief and trouble."

    For a clearer understanding, visit this webpage. http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v12/i3/jehovahswitness.asp

    I certainly appreciate the comment, but I have checked out the religion, and I find it fallacious and contradictory. Thank you, though. God bless!

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  3. One more thing: the name of the religion itself (which is more often than not described as a cult) is a mistranslation. As described by Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D., "The name YHVH is also the source for the translated name of God found in the King James Bible: Jehovah. As well known as this name is, and as beloved as the King James Bible is, this important word is actually a bit of a mistranslation. The Hebrew scribes wrote the vowels for the word Adonai under the letters of the Tetragrammaton to remind readers that that's how the name should be read. The King James scholars translated the name with the incorrect vowels. Among the many names for God found in the Bible, YHVH is combined with other words that provide us with descriptive insights. Here are just a few:

    - YHVH-Yired. "The Lord will provide."
    - YHVH-Rophe. "The Lord who heals."
    - YHVH-Shalom. "The Lord of peace."
    - YHVH-Tsidekenu. "The Lord of our righteousness."

    Other names for God include:
    - El.
    - Elohim.
    - El-Shadai "God judges."
    - El-Elyon. "God most high."
    - Kadosh. "Holy One"
    - Melekh. "King"

    All of these names are interesting because they describe some of the traits of God. They show us the mighty role of God as the all-powerful and divine ruler, judge, and parent."

    The point is, if the Jehovah's Witnesses truly understand the Scriptures, their names would not be "Jehovah's Witnesses," because "Jehovah" is a mistranslation. This is merely one example - perhaps I shall write an entry on this sometime. May God bless, Jane.

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  4. Troy,
    That is exactly what I thaught when I first started studying with Jehovah's Whitnesses. But let me point out something to you. The bible explains to us that "We are living in the last days." God, or Jehovah, created mankind for a purpose: So we could all live forever in a "beautiful paradise earth." The first people God created were Adam and Eve. This is not the exact words in the bible, because I unfortunately do not have my bible with me right now. However, I do know what it says. Jehovah told Them: "You may eat from every tree of the Garden or Eden, "But from the one tree, you are not to eat from. For in the day of your eating from it you will positivley die." Now it says in the bible, one day when Eve was walking in th Garen, she walked near the tree. Now Satan the Devil, disguised himself as a serpent. He told her: "Is it so that God has said you are not to eat from this tree of the Garden?" Eve replied, saying: "Yes. Only from this one tree. For the day of our eatin from it, we will positively die." Satan continued: "For God knows in the day of your eating from it, you are bound to be like God, knowing good and bad." Satan desieved Eve into eating the apple, and later Eve gave itto Adam. Adam accepted, knowing that his wife would die, and he wanted t be with her. Just as God said, Adam and Eve grew old and died. Now ever since then, makind has been imperfect. It says that soon after God saw that mankind was evil, and "There thoughts were bad all the time. God started to feel hurt in his heart that he created mankind." But there was one man that was not like this. Noah. I'm not going to get into all of this, but I would be willing to if you would like to know more. However, the bible says, "For the people that will not enter into the paradise: lyars, drunkards, stealers, ..." It goes on and on. And that is exactly what the world is like today. I noticed you mentioned that Jehovah's Whitnesses only believe that their group is the only group that will be saved. You are correct, but thereis a reason for that. The bible clearly states that none of those kinds of people meantioned above, be standing at the Great Tribulation, which I would be happy to explain to you if you want to learn more. In case not, I will keep it simple now. God loves all mankind, but it hurts him to see what is going on today. Which is why Jehovah's Whitnesses keep trying to tell people about their religion, because we know the end is near. Now there are alot of good people in the world, you may think. It says in the bible (I hae seen it before, but i can't think of the scripture and verse off the top of my head) that every single person will have had a chance to be whitnessed to when the Tribulation breaks out. Jehovah reads the hearts of people, and if your heart is right he will draw you to the truth. That is how I became a Jehovah's Whitnesses. As the Whitnesses explained to me the bible, and what it means, I slowly began to realize that this is the truth. I know you mentioned a lot of other concerns, like the Body of Christ, the heaven, and how we don't believe in hell. There is resons and clear understanding to all of them. ut i'm running out of roomto type. I'm not sure how much this makes sence to you, but it would make a lot more sense if we both had bibles in front of us and we were in person. I'm sure you still have a million questions, and I'd be happy to answer them. However, If you're not interested, I understand.
    -Jane

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  5. I'm not very sure how much that all made sense to you, and I was thinking maybe you would understand better and get the answer to all the questions you have here.

    http://www.watchtower.org/

    -Jane

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  6. One last thought:
    Please go here.
    http://watchtower.org/e/20090401a/article_01.htm

    It explains how we know Jesus is not God, and why we believe that.

    -Jane

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  7. Here is another article on 'is Jesus God?'

    http://watchtower.org/e/bh/appendix_04.htm

    -Jane

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  8. Jane, I certainly appreciate the comments. I have studied Jehovah's Witnesses, as aforementioned, so I do understand where you are coming from. If I was in your position, I would more than likely try to convey what I believe to you. In fact, that's why I write this blog. That's why I investigate the science, the evidence, the truth. I must tell you that no amount of trying to convince me will change mind. If you'll take a look at some of my earlier entries, I did cover the topics you mentioned. I've thought about writing an entry, "Is Jesus God?" For some time. I see now that needed. Christ proved his deity to the world in many ways, and he is "the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through [Him.]"

    We are in the End Times, yes. There are many evidences and fulfilled prophecies. However, we are not living in the Tribulation YET. If this were so, the Rapture would have already occurred. I have covered that in an entry as well. The 144,000 Witnesses are also covered in another entry.

    For a better understanding of "Is Jesus God," see here: http://www.answersingenesis.org/search/?q=is+Jesus+God&search=Go#q=is+Jesus+God&site=default_collection

    Again, I appreciate the comments, I could spend several hours trying to point out inconsistencies and contradictions, and I understand how it is to be told this type of thing. In the end, what matters most? What matters is that regardless of what someone believes, we will all die, and we will all stand before God and face Judgment. We will either be sent to Heaven or Hell, and the only way to be saved is through accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior - there is no other way. What I have investigated and the spiritual experiences I have had prove to me that Christianity is true.

    Thank you for your time, I pray you read further into some of my other entries. God bless, Jane.
    -Troy-

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  9. Troy,
    I understand that you strongly believe your religion. We both do, and there's nothing wrong with that. Thank-you for listning. (Jehovah's Whitnesses aren't really supposed to say this) But God bless you.
    -Jane

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  10. Troy,
    I apoligize for writing paragraph after paragraph, but may I ask what makes you think that good people go to Heaven and bad people go to Hell?

    -Jane

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  11. There is something eles I would like to mention. You meantioned erlier, "They do not primarily try to get people saved, but simply condemn all other denominations and other groups of Christians." I strongly disagree with that statement. Jehovah's Whitnesses go around telling as many people as they can about our religion to get them saved. For example, what i'm doing right now.

    -Jane

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  12. Jan,
    Again, appreciate the comment, do not worry about writing paragraph after paragraph, I'm glad that people are willing to discuss these types of things openly and wish to understand or wish to convey, so you do not have to apologize.

    As for the quote, I did not make that statement, Dr. John Rice did. If I did make that statement, I must have made it unintentionally. I think the point that John was trying to make is that in his mind, Jehovah's Witnesses did not believe Christianity was true but believed differently. John had a way of stating his exact thoughts in his time.

    Several times you have talked about good people and bad people. I tell you the truth, NO ONE is good, but God. No good people go to Heaven, no bad people go to Hell. It's those who have chosen true salvation and have accepted Christ. We are all sinners, we have all broken God's Ten Commandments. (An entry I wrote further explains this, http://thetruth-blog.blogspot.com/2010/09/ten-commandments-have-we-followed-them.html)

    Jesus himself said that none are good but the Father. If he said this, it did not mean he was a sinner, but that had to take upon himself every past, present and future sin you and I and every other human that has and will live has ever committed and ever will commit. One aspect of Jehovah's Witnesses I am unfamiliar with is whether you keep The Ten Commandments or not, but regardless, they are God's law, and if we break his law, "the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

    Please do not take my earlier comments the wrong way, I understand your passion for wanting me to become a Jehovah's Witness and you understand my passion for Christianity and Creationism. If you would like to further discuss Jehovah's Witnesses more, who better to learn about it than a practitioner? My email is vexx801@yahoo.com, and if you wish you comment here, that is fine of course, all I man by email is that perhaps you would have more length to answer questions I may have. I thank you very much for sharing, Jane, perhaps one of the things you can tell me about is why "God bless you" is not allowed. God bless, of course, and take care.
    -Troy Hillman-

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  13. Troy,
    I am actually not sure why we are not supposed to say 'God bless you'. I know there is a reason, but I never looked that up. It is something I wonder myself. But before I go, I would like to point something out to you...when the bible says that Jesus and God are one, never does it mention the holy spirit. You cannot prove a trinity with only two people.

    -Jane

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  14. Jane,
    On the contrary, it explicitly states the Holy Spirit as part of the Trinity. I've read the following article a few times, and I believe it may help a bit. I have written entries on the Holy Spirit (http://thetruth-blog.blogspot.com/2010/06/nature-of-holy-spirit.html) and the Holy Trinity (http://thetruth-blog.blogspot.com/2010/11/holy-trinity-part-one.html) In fact, I will be writing "Is Jesus Really God?" today. You say the Bible never mentions the Holy Spirit. It most certainly does, more times than we can ignore. Please take a look at this article: http://www.livingwaters.com/witnessingtool/jehovahswitnesseswitnessingtips.shtml

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  15. John,
    I appreciate that you are trying to help me understand Christianity. But i'm positive my religion is the truth. Most people don't want to become a Whitness because they have to live a restrictid life. I'm not sure weather that is your case or not, but everything you have told me, about what you believe is evidence that Jesus is God, and everything eles you have mentioned, I could easily point all of that out and explain to you the truth. But since you have told me that you have already studied with the Whitnesses and no amount of evidence will change your mind about Christianity, I respect that and I won't discuss this any further. There is a lot of people out there that belive we are wrong, but I hope you live to see the Great Tribulation and the day you will know that we were right. Please do not take this the wrong way or be offended.

    -Jane

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  16. Jane,
    I wrote an entry tonight titled, "Is Jesus Really God?" Perhaps some of your objections will be answered within. http://thetruth-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/is-jesus-really-god.html

    You are positive that your religion is truth. Alright. Why do I insist mine is true? Not only because of the scientific, historical, geological, astronomical, etc evidence, but because of what I have seen. I have had very real and very spiritual experiences that prove to me that Christianity is true. It is not a religion. Religion is Man's attempt to reach God, Jesus is God's attempt to reach man. As for the Tribulation, I hope I don't live to see the Great Tribulation, I pray that my Lord and my God raptures me beforehand as my studies - and the signs - have shown. Having experienced spiritual things firsthand, I know for certain it is truth, and one day every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord, one day every knee will bow before him. Hell is very real, and I will save as many souls as I can along the way, but If I cannot persuade you, it is not by my words, only God can show you.

    I cannot change your mind just as you cannot change mine - that's God's job. Jane, I certainly appreciate you taking the time to comment, and again, please feel free to email me, I do have honest questions about Jehovah's Witnesses and promise I will not attempt to refute at every turn, I just have honest questions. My intention has not been to offend you, as I know yours has not. Also, it is Troy, not John, but I thank you regardless, ma'am.

    Take Care, and may God bless.

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  17. Troy,
    I'm sorry! I'm not sure why I put John...I must have thaught that was your name for a moment. Well take care, Troy.

    -Jane

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  18. Jane,
    No worries! I had accidentally called you Jan in an earlier comment, I apologize for that. Take care, Jane, and again, I do have honest questions, not criticisms, about Jehovah's Witnesses, you can email me at vexx801@yahoo.com if you'd like.
    Take care, and may God bless.
    -Troy-

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  19. Troy and Jane

    I had a good friend who was a Jehovah's Witness. He would often bring up the Bible, I knew a little about their beliefs but not much. What I found as a real compelling argument to convince some that they are being lead astray is as follows" In the Jehovah;s Witnesses so called better Translation, wherein they took out or changed the context of most passages that deal with the deity of Christ, they failed to eliminate or change a very important verse that points that Jesus and God are one.

    Col: 1 15-17

    15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

    They forgot to change "Created for him, and by him" in the above verse: So that even in their Bible it says Jesus created all things. They run into trouble trying to explain how if the old testament says God alone created all things (which it consistently does) then how could Paul say that all things were created by Jesus, and for him? Surely the only possible way is if we accept that Jesus and the father are one.

    Troy, I really enjoyed your piece on the alien deception theory. I've been looking into a lot about that. May shoot you an email about some things I've run up on that are interesting on the subject.

    David Smith

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  20. David,
    Thank you, glad it was interesting! As noted above, I used to be an avid Alien believer, but now it appears my view has entirely changed.

    As for Jehovah's Witnesses and specific views, I've been planning an entry for months that I hope will soon come to fruition. We find in John 1:1-4, Hebrews 1, Philippians 2:5-11, and Colossians 1:15-20 that Jesus is Creator - and is called God. John 10:30, "I and the Father are one."

    Another point to consider is this: if Jesus is the archangel Michael, why then are both Michael and Jesus in the Book of Revelation, and are noted as separate individuals?

    Thank you for your input, David, always appreciated, look forward to what you've found. God bless!
    -Troy Hillman-

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  21. Hi Troy, I will try to get that info together for ya as time permits.

    The Jehovah Witnesses instruct their followers to not listen to anyone who is more knowledgeable on scriptures. This is why when they are backed into a corner, the conversation abruptly stops. My friend would frequently try to convert me, but when I started asking questions he couldn't answer, you could see the almost fear in his eyes as if he was being confronted by the Devil himself. I've seen him physically shake when I'd ask him something like "Do they teach you to avoid talking to someone who is more knowledgeable?" He wouldn't answer, thats when he'd say he didn't want to talk about it anymore. You could see the hollow empty look in his eyes as if he was being held at gun point; despite the fact I'd always drop the subject. It's really hard to reach someone who by fear has been convinced that examining the validity of their leaders or founders doctrines is a sin.

    I Look forward to your piece on the subject.


    David Smith

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  22. David,

    Jehovah's Witnesses DO listen to people. I myself have studied with a non-believer in the past, and every concern or questin they had I asked them to explain why they felt that way and I pointed out the correct scripture needed. What was some of the other questions the man you studied with wouldn't answer?
    -Jane

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  23. Was just reading links about aliens actually being demons and found this. But wanted to say on the Jehovah witness issue. Ask one of them sometime what would happen if you came to them and said I am dying in one minute. How do I get to heaven. And remind them what Jesus said to the thief on the cross beside him. God bless. Love jb

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  24. Troy, you mentioned that you have studied the jehovahs witness religion, but have you ever studdied with one? There is a large difference. Any one can research a topic online and "study" it, but there is no way we can be sure the information we are receiving is acurate unless it comes dirrectly from the origional source. How are you sure that the information you studdied was acurate with they trully beleive? Also how can you be sure that you have an accurate understanding of their true beleifs if you were not present with one so you could ask questions to get clarification on matters you dissagree with? Give them a chance to show you supporting scriptures for their beliefs from both their bible translation as well as yours? So many people think they know what they believe and think they have enough of an understanding of their belifs to constantly try to disprove them or say they are wrong. But in reality they are unable to make an valid arguement unless they have studdied, in depths, with full understanding,with one of jehovahs witnesses. Jusy because somebody know somebody whos moms brothers, cousins, friend was a witness does not in anyway make that person an expert on their faith. Oh and as far as the bless you when sneezing thing s due to its origions with false teachings. It was once beleived that sneezing expelled evil or negative spirits from your body. They would say God bless you in hopes that it would prevent the spirit from being able to re enter the livings body. as we know sneezing is caused by a physiological reaction to many different things in our environment, so it would be safe to conclude that it orrigionated from a pagan practice implemented of course by satan. So why would any true follower of Christ want to participate in any practice that orrigionated with the devil, regardless of how small or innocent it may seem to be.

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  25. what a great teaching!!! good job!

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  26. Troy,
    I don't have much time to leave this message but I just want to say thank you for all the information about aliens and how it may be the devil at work! I never though of that possibility and I am now for certain this is the answer.
    Also, I am a roman catholic but I am open to all denomination of Christianity. BUT, I am a very firm believer in what u mentioned earlier, religion is our attempt to reach God and I think we are horrible at it and Jesus is Gods attempt to reach us.
    Btw, I live on a fairly busy street in my town and have Jehovies stopping at my door every weekend, I open the door and discuss with them usually for an hour or less and ultimately conclude that im going to hell unless I join them. That's why I think religion is a failed attempt on our point because we tend to fight among each other wether who's right and wrong. Btw, all the millions of people whom have died in history due to religion.
    Thanks for your time and may God bless you all,
    And oh yes, that was a perfect example of the thief on the cross who died in "body" with Christ!
    Jason


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  27. i am interested in this subject. just lately i have been thinking about this. im interested in any verses in the bible that talk about aliens or beings that are from another realm. ancient cultures have drawings of alien creatures in flying objects so it goes back thousands of years. now we seem to being seeing more and more and it is either a brilliant hoax or there is something out there. some will say if evolution is true it will be only natural that there are conditions for life out in the vastness of the universe. if the bible is right then these signs we are seeing are something else. it is interesting to read that some say that aliens could be the work of the devil himself. if the devil is real then he is the anti Christ so he is all about counteracting Christ so that people can believe in him instead. if Christ is coming back then so is he. we cannot imagine what god would look like, well probably in the body of Christ but what a god would look like. the devil will have to come in some form because if he is the anti Christ then he probably wont look to good. he could disguise himself as a human but that only gets you so far as there will not be 1 human who will rule the world as people wont allow that. if he was to come back as an alien then he can have instant power as everyone would either fear or be in awe of him. as we have seen in all the sightings and stories of UFOs there are always lights and almost a supernatural power associated with this. if aliens come with the power to heal and give us ways of solving our cancers and look like they are here to solve the worlds problems then we would allow them to take over. not because we are scared but because we see them as a new race that is more advanced than us and are helping us. we wouldn't see them as Satan the arch angel disguising himself but as a humanoid. to me this explains a lot in revelations that talks about Satan and his helpers doing great signs and wonders and miracles and people would be deceived. how else would Satan reveal himself to us, i don't think he can come as some evil being as everyone would know and he would be rejected. if you believe the bible it says that the antichrist, the great deceiver Satan will come and he will make everyone think he is good and no will be able to do much without his mark. so he is going to have a lot of power and he is going to deceive most of the world. what better way than through the guise of an alien.

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