I must admit. I have long searched for the connection between my belief in the Creator and my belief in Ancient Astronauts. I often felt guilty because my Lutheran upbringing didn’t allow a connection between the two. Could it be possible that everything I believed—or rather was taught I MUST believe—is wrong?
When I was guided to believe in the Creator, rather than God, I thought I had been enlightened, which I had, but I couldn’t connect all the dots. With my guest blogger’s posts, I think I am beginning to understand how it was so easy to accept the Creator as opposed to God and hold true to my belief in visitations from Ancient Astronauts.
Bottom line. They connect. And now much of what I questioned makes sense.
A Humanoid God by Ike Fehr
(IkeNote: In these posts Bible quotations are printed in red. Quotations from other writers are in blue, and my own quotes and paraphrases are in pink.)
We were created in God’s image. The argument is made that this means that since God is a triune Being—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—we are also a triune being: body, soul and Spirit. Let us realign our thinking. Jehovah is a triune Being— Physical, emotional and Spiritual—and in that sense, we are in God’s image.
The Bible does not teach that God is a trinity. The trinity is never mentioned in the Bible in the Old or New Testament.
Is God Visible?
The church says no! The Bible says yes and no. To say that the Lord of the Old Testament is only spirit and whatever the Bible says about Him as being physical is not to be taken literally. This is completely contrary to many verses of Scripture. Here are a few of them.
- And the Lord said to Moses, “Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to gaze at the Lord, and many of them perish.” (Ex. 19:21)
- Then Moses…and seventy elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank. (Ex. 24:9+11)
- The Lord God of Israel had appeared to Solomon two times. (1 Kings 11:9)
- In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne. (Is. 6:1)
- the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. (Eze. 1:1)
- And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. (Dan. 7:9)
- a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance. (Rev. 4:2-3)
Why can’t we, for a change, let the Bible mean what it so pointedly says? There will be more about this topic later, when we study about Moses.
Is God Temporal?
God is eternal, or, at least He has let us believe that He is. It is important that we do not think in terms of the absolute. It would be unreasonable for “saucerians” to reckon time by earth years while traveling from one planet to another. When traveling just below the speed of light, a new kind of reckoning comes into play. These time shifts are known as, time dilation.
In the time that the earth ages eighty years the crew on a spaceship, traveling at just below the speed of light will age only fifteen years. What is still more amazing, in the time that the earth ages 3,100 years the space crew will have aged only thirty years. Astoundingly, in 420,000 years of earth time, the spaceship crew will be only fifty years older. (Von Däniken. In Search of Ancient Gods. Heron and Souvenir Press, New York)
Is it any wonder that primitive people spoke of the astronauts as being eternal? For that matter, is it surprising, that the gods did not bother correcting them about the error, for, relatively speaking, it is true. Even if the saucerians would have corrected the false impressions that the early people had, the people could not possibly have understood what the Gods were talking about.
The Bible allows for the fact that God is getting older. It is true that He was not getting old as fast as humans were, but nonetheless, a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past (Psalm 90:4).
However slowly He may be aging, we may as well accept the fact that the Lord is older now than he was 100,000 earth years ago. Let us dismiss, then, the idea that Jehovah is an eternal, unchanging entity. If this were not true, why would He be spoken of as having white hair? And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool (Dan. 7:9).
Is God Physical?
In the Bible, Jehovah is spoken of as having feet, hands, arms, eyes and other characteristics that humans also have. The Bible clearly teaches that God does have physical and emotional characteristics. Why not call these physical attributes actual? Why not believe that the super human being from another planet, (Jehovah of the Bible), in fact is physical?
For evidence look at Genesis 6:3, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh. The Revised Standard Version of the bible, which is an English translation of the bible published in the mid-20th century, has dropped the word, also, from the text. Apparently, to avoid the problem of having to teach about a physical God.
Basil F.C. Atkinson, M.A. Ph.D, under-librarian at the University of Cambridge and Keeper of Manuscripts from 1925 to 1960, said the word, also, belongs in the verse as found in the King James Version of the bible completed in 1611, but that the, also, refers to animals, which are flesh like humans. Those animals are to perish in the great coming flood.
His argument appears to be very weak, for up to this point, the flood has not even been mentioned in the Bible. This would be a strange way to introduce the flood and the death of animals. The flood itself is not introduced until after the story of the giants on the earth.
If we insist that the, also, does not refer to a physical God the most likely connection of the word, also, would be to the sons of the gods. These sons of the gods are mentioned in the verse immediately preceding the verse that says, the spirit of God will not always strive with man. The meaning of that verse would then read like this, the spirit of God will not always strive with humans, for humans, like the sons of the gods, also are flesh. If we accept this explanation, we are, of course, forced to admit that the gods had sons and that the Gods, including Jehovah, are physical, because the Bible says so.
If theologians—like Ike Fehr—have researched and studied the Bible and suggest that perhaps God does (or did have) a physical form, then I have numerous questions,
We learned in the December 9 blog post, that the word “God” may have been incorrectly translated and is actually plural, and if translated correctly would be “Gods”. In the December 15 blog post, we were given evidence that perhaps Moses believed more than one God existed.
In my younger days, when I questioned theologians about who the “us” and the “our” were in the Biblical verse: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. (Genesis 1:26). I was told it was the trinity—God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
In today’s blog, however, we find that the trinity is not even mentioned in the Bible—not in the New or Old Testament—and appears to be an afterthought incorporated by mankind’s feeble attempt to understand the Godhead and place Him in the realm of a perceivable singular deity.
Heaven help us if our notions about God are challenged, and we are led down the path we now follow, and question if perhaps there was more than one god back in the days.
So my bombarding questions:
- Who were these other gods from the skies?
- For what reason did they come to Earth?
- If they created us and created us in their image where are they now?
- Will they return?
- Will they be pleased with what they find?
What are some of your questions? I love hearing from you.
My guest blogger graduated from Columbia College in Vancouver, B.C. and also graduated from Columbia Bible College after three years of intensive Bible and pastoral training. He has devoted over forty years to biblical research in hopes of discovering answers.
Ike starts his blogspot, which he calls Spaceship Theology, with an intriguing statement: Considering all the advancements in the various fields of study in the last few hundred years, it is interesting that theologians are not willing to look at the Bible again and read there what it really says.
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- Part 3: Ancient Astronauts and Religion — Moses Was a Polytheist. - June 30, 2020
- Part 2: Ancient Astronauts and Religion — The Plurality of the Gods. - June 16, 2020
- Ceres and Vesta — Fossils from the Dawn of the Solar System. - June 11, 2020