This look at UFOs is based entirely on the viewpoint of Fundamentalist Christian Theology. It shows what the Bible reveals about things seen in the sky, life elsewhere, and the UFO problem in general.

Here is the Biblical view on the UFO:

  1. First of all, I make the assumptions that the Bible is the true Word of God, that there are no mistakes in it, and that it represents reality. This is done because the Bible viewpoint must be taken on faith (John 20:29).
  2. Genesis 1:27 says God created man in His own image. What does this make the alien beings described in many close encounters of the third kind? Either satan must have created or changed them, or they are demons posing as aliens.
  3. Those who are waiting for the arrival of aliens to come and take over the world have absolutely no faith in God, who will take over the world (Revelation).
  4. Only one reference possibly refers to life elsewhere (John 10:16).
  5. Jeremiah 10:2 says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky." What does this say about those fearful of an alien invasion?
  6. Luke 21:11 gives one possible interpretation of UFOs, but not aliens. It is followed by Luke 21:25-26. Then the ultimate UFO appears in Luke 21:27.
  7. Try Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:17-21 for more things in the sky.
  8. II Thessalonians 2:9 and Revelation 13:13 give another source for UFO reports, including abductions!
  9. Does Revelation 16:13-14 sound like some of the alien stories?
  10. Zechariah 5:1-4 might give the reason for some sightings. Has Bill Clinton seen one? He saw a UFO.
  11. The words "alien" or "aliens" appear in the Bible (NIV) in: None of these refer to space aliens. All of them refer to foreigners, to foreign gods, to God doing something unusual, or to Christians being foreign to the world.
  12. Unusual beings are described in the Bible, but none of them match any descriptions of beings seen in a UFO case:
  13. A flying object is depicted in the books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Revelation. In each case, it is God's throne, seen by faithful prophets.
  14. II Thessalonians 2:9-10 gives a possible cause of some UFO reports.
  15. Deuteronomy 18:10 shows other violations of God's laws that often accompany close encounters of the third kind.
  16. Revelation 8:10-11 mentions a star falling from heaven (named "Wormwood") that poisons rivers and streams. A nuclear reactor or bomb is a "fallen star" in effect, since it runs on the power that runs stars. "Chernobyl" is the Ukrainian word for wormwood.

So what are the biblical possibilities of the "aliens" seen by UFOs?

  1. Beings from other worlds? Not likely, since there is no mention of beings from other worlds invading. Only one verse possibly mentions space aliens, and it could also refer to other nations on Earth.
  2. Manifestations of God? Not likely, on three counts:
  3. Angels? No, because God's servants obey God. The reasons above apply.
  4. satan and his demons? Likely, as a diversion to turn people away from God.
  5. Misidentification of mundane events? Quite likely, since satan scares or fools people, to keep them from believing in God.
  6. Pranks or hoaxes? Quite likely, as satan always uses his people to mislead others.
  7. Mental Defect? Likely, since satan is controlling many so-called mentally defective people.


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