An Overview of Christian Research
Let me say that for most Christians, whether God could have created life on other planets is not even a question – it’s a non sequitur really – nobody doubts that God can do whatever he wants to. But in light of all the paranormal phenomena that’s been documented in the last century – specifically so many thousands of extremely well-documented cases of beings claiming to be aliens – the question really becomes…
“Is the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis the best explanation for the reported alien abductions and UFO sighting phenomena?”
After researching the topic thoroughly the consensus among Christian researchers is that the answer is a resounding No.
The evidence which Christian researchers have documented over the decades to arrive at what’s known as the “Demonic Hypothesis”, include the facts that:
1) “Alien Abductions” stop in the name and authority of Jesus Christ, and can be terminated as a pattern in a person’s life.
This first point has been documented by Joe Jordan, who started as a MUFON researcher in 1992. After years of focusing on UFO sightings, in 1997 he co-founded the CE4 Research Group, to focus more on research pertaining to “alien abduction” reports. Their research has been documented in over a dozen books mostly by Christian authors, that there are hundreds of abduction experiences that have been stopped by using the name and authority of Jesus Christ. Of the hundreds of cases the CE4 Research Group has worked with since 1997 who have been able to terminate the alien abduction experience in their life, over 95 former abductees have allowed them to share their personal testimonies on the CE4 Research Website. For many people, this research actually settles the issue, proving that the experience is spiritual in nature, and not genuinely extra-terrestrial.
You can read a synopsis of their research findings on the CE4 Research Group website: www.CE4Research.com
And their collection of testimonies of former abductees are online to read and listen to here:
CE4 Research Group – Former Abductee Testimonies
Or continue to Part 4: “Alien Abductions” Stop in the Name and Authority of Jesus Christ
2) “Alien Abductions” match the abilities of fallen angels as described in the Bible.
The second point has been elaborated on in detail by researcher Paradox Brown, in her online book, “The Bible Physics and the Abilities of Fallen Angels”. When the biblical accounts of interactions with angels and fallen angels are compared to modern alien abduction case reports, it becomes clear that the abilities of fallen angels as described in the Bible can explain what abductees experience in their encounters. She summarizes,
“The Bible summarily teaches several things about Visions caused by angels… The Bible teaches that Fallen angels can cause False dreams and False Visions. In False Visions causes by Fallen angels:
1. A Vision can seem totally real to a single bodily sense (like sight) or to all of the bodily senses, and a person’s self-perception is usually that they are in their body.
2. A Vision can affect one person or multiple people, though they may perceive it differently
3. A Vision can occur in a waking state, or in a trance state
4. A Vision can be causes by a visible angel, or an invisible angel
5. A Vision can involve some physical effects that remain afterwards, such as objects that remain with a person, and bodily effects, even internal ones.
6. A Vision can involve manipulation of a person’s perception of time, like an hour in a minute.
7. A Vision can contain just about any landscape, or any sort of characters, and can seem to involve travel, even though the person doesn’t actually go anywhere
8. A Vision can seem so real to the bodily senses that it is indistinguishable from reality, even in the case of people who are experienced with Visions, though God knows and can reveal the truth
… Beyond false messages which fallen angels can communicate in False Visions or dreams, they can also use False Visions and dreams to simply harass and frighten people, to a terrible extent… the Bible teaches that fallen angels can victimize people with their ability to cause dreams and Visions, using these to scare and terrify, even to the point of severe traumatization from them… fallen angels can also cause False Dreams and False Visions to communicate a lying or deceptive message, false information, to a person with the intent that the person might become a false prophet, who shares the false message as truth… after looking at several “alien abduction” cases it seems that the abilities of Fallen angels to cause False Visions (and all that entails) and terrifying dreams, as well as elements of Physical manifestation, are sufficient to explain what abductees experience.”
-The Bible, Physics, and the Abilities of Fallen Angels, by Paradox Brown
Along the same lines, Dr. David Allen Lewis and Robert Shreckhise wrote in the early 90′s
“The point to all of this is that a spiritual explanation fits entirely with the UFO effects. Beings from a higher dimensional plane than our own, who are able to manipulate energy, could generate an appearance of mass, speed, and physical effects. Given the ability of deceptive manipulation of the minds of people, they could also give an impression of alien entities, actual physical contact, and what their ships look like on the inside. The ability of Satan to manipulate the minds of people, especially those who reject the Creator, is documented not only in the Bible, but in actual case histories.”
-UFO: End-Time Delusion, by David Allen Lewis & Robert Shreckhise, pg.129
You can read a detailed Bible study on the abilities of fallen angels, along with a comparison to modern alien abduction case reports, here:
3) “Aliens” bring primarily deceptive anti-biblical messages, as is reported by abductees and contactees.
After reading through the documentation of what abductees and contactees report that the “aliens” tell them, it becomes clear that either the aliens are right and they’re telling people the truth, which means that everything the Christian church teaches about God and the Bible is a lie, or the Bible is right, God is true, and the aliens are lying. The aliens’ messages are “concerned primarily” with indoctrinating us to misunderstand, dismiss, and ignore what the Bible actually says about Jesus Christ, The Bible, God, and especially about the Last Days, and to trust in them. To sort of sum it up, let me submit to you the conclusions of some other well-known Christian authors who have studied this same material.
“An examination of the evidence indicates beyond any doubt that a primary agenda of the alien visitors - whoever or whatever they are - is to change what human beings think about God and His Word (the Bible) and to replace exclusive Christianity with a religion of universalism.”
-Ron Rhodes “Alien Obsession” -drawing on Bill Alnor PhD’s “UFOs in the New Age”
“If the alleged messages that contactees are receiving are true, then the Bible is not true. God is not what or who we think He is. Christianity must be radically altered to fit the new paradigm.”
-David Allen Lewis & Robert Shreckhise “UFO: End Time Delusion” from the Introduction