We live in an age when American adults are four times more likely to believe in ET than in God. Now, that sounds so crazy you might think I just made it up. I wish I had. A 2012 survey by National Geographic revealed that 36% of Americans believe that UFOs exist. That’s about 80 million of us. And 77% believe there is at least evidence that extraterrestrials have visited Earth. Compare those numbers with the results of a 2009 survey by the Barna Group, a Christian research firm that specializes in tracking the state of America’s faith. Barna found that only 9% of Americans have a biblical world view, which they defined as believing in six basic tenets of Christian doctrine—the virgin birth, Christ’s sinless life, the literal existence of Satan, and so on, all Christianity 101, as it were. But only 9% of the adults in our “Christian” nation believe in God as He’s revealed Himself through His Word. Why do these numbers matter? Because the UFO phenomenon is not about science and exploration, it is a religion. Ufology offers false answers to the big questions that have haunted humanity since the beginning of time: Where did we come from? Why are we here? And what happens when we die? If that sounds farfetched to you, then—with all due respect—you haven’t been paying attention. Tens of thousands of people travel across the country every year to UFO festivals in places like Roswell, New Mexico, McMinnville, Oregon and Joshua Tree, California. Ask attendees why, and they keep coming back to find answers to those questions. Where did we come from? Why are we here? What happens when we die?
We Christians have definitive answers to those questions! Why aren’t they coming to us? Because all too often, we refuse to engage with seekers who have questions about mysterious lights in the sky, or with traumatized victims of experiences they can barely describe, much less understand. It is not a coincidence that the late Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John Mack found more than three dozen points of correlation between the accounts of UFO “abductees” and victims of Satanic ritual abuse.
We’re not dealing with extraterrestrials. These entities are inter-dimensional. They are spiritual. They’ve been here on Earth with us all along. But instead of sharing the good news with people who may be in their hour of greatest need, we often make ourselves an obstacle between them and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The preachers of the Ancient Aliens gospel are more than happy to listen without judgment. And that’s why people are more likely to believe in ET than in Yahweh. So before you dismiss any discussion of the UFO phenomenon as a waste of time for ministers of the gospel, I humbly suggest you look around at the culture and ask: Why does the church of ET have more true believers than Jesus Christ? Pastor Caspar McCloud is a man with a gentle spirit and genuine heart for the Lord. His discernment and courage in recognizing the importance of this issue and addressing it are commendable, and I am honored to call him my friend.
Derek Gilbert Host, SkyWatchTV Contributing author: Blood on the Altar and God’s Ghostbusters
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