posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 01:51 PM
Other Events During The Life Of Christ
These strange encounters from the sky didn't stop after the birth of Christ. They seemed to follow him throughout his time here on earth. For
example, I always wondered where the voice in the following example came from:
John 12:28-30 (NIV)
(Jesus speaking) "...Father, glorify your name!"
Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again." The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others
said an angel had spoken to him.
Jesus said, "This voice was for your benefit, not mine".
Hmm, strange, hey? The account doesn't give a weather report, but imagine if there was a low cloud cover that day. Do you think maybe a craft could
have been hiding there, watching Jesus speak, when it got a message to relay to the crowds? Now remember what I said in the introduction to the UFO
section of the EARS site, I don't take anything away from the power of God, but maybe this was one of those cases where he used extraterrestrial
workers to help do his work.
The baptism of Jesus is also surrounded by some interesting events:
Mark 1: 9-11 (NIV)
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being
torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
Here we see another case of a voice from heaven. In this case, the gospel writer also includes a visual picture of "heaven being torn open." When I
hear this phrase I envision a bright light, or some other event in the sky that the gospel writer had trouble explaining. Whatever it was, it's clear
that there was something extraordinary happening in the skies that day over the Jordan river.
The event known as the "transfiguration" also contains some interesting details that the gospel writers seem to have had a difficult time putting
Matthew 17: 1-8 (NIV)
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was
transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and
Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well
pleased. Listen to him!" When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. "Get up," he
said. "Don't be afraid."
When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
Notice how the event was enough to really scare the usually brave Peter, but Jesus remained calm. Was this something Jesus had seen before? He seemed
very at ease with the whole situation. If the bright light came from some kind of craft that had landed, it may indicate that Jesus was very familiar
with these craft and they were nothing new to him. Maybe this was something that actually happened often in those times where Jesus went off by
himself to pray.
Jesus' Final UFO Encounter?
Take a look at this next passage and tell me what it sounds like to you:
Acts 1: 9-11 (NIV)
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was
going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.
"Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back
in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.
The account states that a "cloud" hid him from their site. Was Jesus final departure into a UFO? From what I read here, I don't have a better
explanation. If it was a UFO, was the ascension of Jesus his final UFO encounter?
Nope, we ain't seen nothin' yet...
The men dressed in white who are recorded above tell the witnesses that Jesus will come back in the same way he left. Jesus agreed. Here's what he
had to say about his return:
Matthew 26: 63-64 (NIV)
But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."
"Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty
One and coming on the clouds of heaven."
Even before he appeared before the high priest, Jesus had told his disciples the very same thing:
Matthew 24:30 (NIV)
"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on
the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory."
What Does All This Mean?
Now if UFOs were involved in the life of Jesus, the implications are astounding. Maybe that's why most churches don't want to deal with the whole
issue. But every day the evidence of alien visitors to our planet becomes stronger and stronger. Could some of these visitors be working for the same
Jesus Christ that we know from the Biblical record?
IMPORTANT: Please note that I am NOT implying that all encounters with UFOs are related to Jesus. In fact, many could actually be working to try to
prevent Jesus' return (a foolish and misguided attempt in my opinion) and in a lot of cases the argument that aliens are "demonic" may well be
true. Just as in Biblical times, there are two sides at work today.
The fact that there are two sides at work makes it even more important that people get to know the real Jesus. He himself predicted that many would
come claiming to be him. He also said that many would fall for those kinds of tricks. Certainly, anyone trying to imitate Jesus would play on common
stereotypes about what the popular culture believes Jesus would be like.
Matthew 24:24 (NIV) Jesus Speaking
"For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible."
How many people have actually taken the time to get to know the REAL Jesus personally well enough to tell the difference? If he came back in a UFO
today - riding on the clouds as he put it - how many people do you think would recognize him? Would you?