Ancient Encounters

Posted 01 Feb 2011 in Featured Blog, Religious Phenomena

When science and faith collide, the truth can be stranger than fiction.

Reports of UFO sightings have been with us a very long time. Evidence of ancient UFO activity appears in the earliest biblical texts.

Genesis tells of beings not of this world abducting “the daughters of men.” The human women were impregnated “and they bare children to them,” resulting in genetically enhanced alien-human hybrids who “became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:1-4)

Ezekiel speaks of ringed crafts that appear in the sky. Their shape “was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel,” which came out of “a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself,” capable of manuevering much the way modern UFOs do. “When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.” (Ezekiel 1:1-5, 16-19)

2 Kings 2:11 gives an account of Elijah’s encounter with a flying craft, “a chariot of fire,” that abducts and carries him “up by a whirlwind into heaven.”

Throughout the old and new testaments there are countless descriptions of strange objects that appear in the sky. They are described as vessels, chariots, fiery wheels and platforms.

Taken at face value in a modern context, many of the passages seem disturbingly reminiscent of alien encounters.

The truth really is stranger than fiction.

Posted by raphen


  1. Liz K (14 Mar 2011, 9:56)

    I like it! (Am I your first commenter?)

  2. raphen (14 Mar 2011, 12:02)

    Thanks, and welcome Liz!

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