reply to post by J-in-TX
Some Atheists are far more 'evangelical'about their insistance that they are god,and know
every place any other god might be hiding;behind Jupiter's moon IO,the martian canyons..Some of them think the Bible is ONE book;It's not.It's
Sixty-six written over a span of time covering over six-thousand years of history by multiple authors who all testified to something extraordinary
happening to them that they believed was important enough to record for posterity.The Bible is a history of the people of ISRAEL.
The exotic life-forms we don't see are Angel/messengers who by definition are "alien"
to us because they are of the stars,not the earth.The creator made us all,but provided
a redeemer/savior to this planet for the preservation of a reminent of humanity to survive the coming holocaust that will endanger man's
existance.Israel saw a mini-sample in metaphor during their history of what will happen to the human race during the great tribulation.But the time is
There is nothing to suggest that other planets are as messed-up as ours and need
a redeemer to preserve a new nation for the future.We do.
To suggest that any life-form not human-looking from outside our world is evil or demonic is giving too much 'credit to the devil' for anything not
(Many believers still don't know what a "demon" is.They may be ghosts of the nephelim
for all they know.)
Point is,The rapture IS the Parusia/Epiphani when the Master returns,that has been the historical stand from the first-century.I think Margarite
MacDonald changed that in the
nineteenth-century revival movements sweeping the country.
I once heard a military NCO that worked at NATO hdqs.say they did a study assessing the situation of Alien presence.They guessed there are at least
five different catagories
of Alien types "monitoring"the earth and it's people.The one's most disturbing to the top brass were the "Human"-looking ones because they could
wear contact lenses and
with a clearance,I.D.Uniform blend in to the Pentagon or NSC briefing.