I want to warn you against the UFO cults and the ancient
The "Ancient Aliens" series of TV shows on the History Channel
unfortunately promotes the ancient astronaut teachings of Erich Von Daniken. The major
tenets of the ancient astronaut theory is the claim that astronauts in
space ships from planets in distant star systems visited earth in ancient
times and profoundly influenced ancient history.
Much of the evidence discussed on the "Ancient Aliens" (AA) TV shows has
to do with large stone structures built by ancient people including temples
and tombs such as Puma Punku in Bolivia and The Great Pyramid at Giza in
I have found that the AA TV shows contain distortions of historical facts,
outright false statements and very extreme speculation. Ancient astronaut
theorists tend to see all of ancient history through the lens of alleged
visits by astronauts.
I've written several articles refuting ancient astronauts theory. My DTF
articles 238, 239 and 240 all deal with UFOs and I warn against the cultish,
new age type teachings often associated with them. Why do I spend so much
time debunking bizarre UFO related theories? We must debunk the UFO cults
because they are leading many young people astray. At least one of the AA TV
show "experts" made the openly blasphemous claim that the God of the
ancient Israelites was merely an ancient astronaut that the Israelites falsely
Bad as that blasphemy was, it's not the only danger posed by the UFO
cults. Implicit in the UFO cults is the claim that there is more than one
inhabited planet in the universe. Earth and human beings are diminished if earth
is just one of many earths. Did Jesus visit each earth and die for the sins
of each earth?
I will hasten to point out that even if there are many earths it doesn't
directly contradict the Bible. The Bible is silent on the claim of
intelligent life on other planets. God could have created many humanities and
redeemed them all. I just feel that the UFO cult claim of other worlds tends to
dilute the overall Bible doctrines of mankind and redemption.
I see a parallel between UFO cults and Hinduism. The UFO cults say there
are many worlds. Hinduism says there are many lives each person will live.
The cults therefore draw people away after many worlds or many lives.
Hindus claim that humans live many lives according to their doctrine of
reincarnation. The doctrine of reincarnation diminishes the value of your
present life because it's just one life out of many lives that you will
supposedly live. The Bible says each person lives one life (Hebrews 9:27) and in
this one life we must repent from sin and turn to God through Christ to
receive forgiveness of sins.
UFO researchers are divided into two different viewpoints in explaining
UFOs. These viewpoints are the extraterrestrial hypothesis and the
interdimensional hypothesis. The extraterrestrial hypothesis is the claim that UFOs
are metal spaceships with astronauts from planets in star systems within
our own physical universe. The AA TV shows promote this view.
The interdimensional hypothesis is the claim that UFOs are nonmaterial
beings or spirits that travel from different dimensions and enter our universe
from a parallel universe.
The interdimensional hypothesis is more consistent with the Bible and the
Christian worldview because it can be inferred that at least some of the
other dimensions of the parallel universe are the same as the realm of
spirit. The Bible certainly acknowledges the existence of the spirit world. The
spirit world is the realm of the supernatural.
Most, if not all, Christian researchers and some secular researchers,
including Jacques Vallee, reject the extraterrestrial hypothesis and maintain
the interdimensional view. In studying UFOs, I've come to believe that we're
dealing with intelligent life not from other planets but from other
dimensions. It's not astronauts from outer space but spirit beings from the realm
I regard UFOs as generally of the same category as poltergeists,
hauntings, occultism and other manifestations of the demonic realm. I hold this view
because of the deceptive, antibiblical teachings that are transmitted from
UFOs such as the doctrines of the UFO cults and the New Age teachings that
UFO "abductees" claim to receive. Also the bizarre animal mutilations
attributed to UFOs in which animals have their blood drained and have organs
removed with surgical precision is further evidence of the demonic origin of
UFOs. Can spirit beings cut animal flesh? I believe they can.
In this article we will take a look at one of the seven wonders of the
ancient world. The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the only one of the seven
wonders still standing. In accordance with their pagan faith, the
Egyptians regarded their Pharaohs as gods. The living Pharaoh was considered to be
an incarnation of the god Horus, god of the heavens and protector of the
sun god. After death, the Pharaoh was believed to transition to become the
god Osiris, king of the dead.
To facilitate this life to death transition, the Pharaohs ordered the
construction of elaborate tombs and mortuary temples. Early tombs of the first
and second dynasties were simple compared to the huge pyramids that were
built later. The Great Pyramid of Giza was built to be the tomb of Khufu, the
second ruler of the fourth dynasty.
The AA TV show makes the false claim that there is no evidence that the
Great Pyramid was ever used as a tomb. This is in spite of the plain
historical fact that a sarcophagus (coffin) was discovered in the King's chamber
near the center of the pyramid. The AA TV show also claims that there are no
inscriptions on the walls indicating for whom the tomb was built. On the
contrary, a reference to Pharaoh Khufu was found written on stone in a
chamber above the King's Chamber.
The AA TV show dismisses the fact that the pyramid was a tomb and advances
a bizarre claim in keeping with ancient astronauts theory. The AA TV show
then features an engineer who puts forth the claim that the Great Pyramid
was a power plant that produced energy by the mixing of chemicals in three
chambers inside the pyramid. The three chambers are the Queen's chamber, the
Grand Gallery and the King's chamber. This professional engineer then
seriously alleges that the chemical reaction somehow caused a microwave beam to
shoot forth out of the pyramid into outer space to hit a satellite and the
satellite directed the energy beam back to another part of earth to power
some kind of machinery.
That theory is absurd when you consider that if the ancient astronauts
theory were true, the spaceships from other star systems would surely have
mastered cold fusion, antigravity and who knows what else as sophisticated
energy sources. They wouldn't have had to rely on producing energy from a stone
furnace on earth! The evidence clearly points to the fact that the pyramid
was a tomb.
There are two other smaller pyramids in the necropolis at Giza. The
Pyramid of Khafre (son of Khufu) is smaller because this pyramid features the
giant sphinx, which is an idol depicting Khafre's face on the body of a lion.
The third pyramid is even smaller but its mortuary temple complex is larger
than those of the other pyramids. It seems that the Pharaohs had limited
resources and those that built smaller pyramids built other structures
The AA TV show also claims that the precision and complexity and size of
the Great Pyramid are such that the ancient Egyptians must have had help
from ancient astronauts who supposedly provided technical training and tools.
I've refuted this before in other articles but let me recap it here.
First of all, imagine intelligent beings on another planet saying to each
other: " Let's fly 20 light years over to planet earth and teach the
earthlings how to move huge stone blocks and do precise masonry work." Why would
intelligent beings come here to help build temples, monuments and tombs?
If they came, why didn't they teach the ancient people about electricity,
internal combustion motors, plastics, glass, hydraulics and any number of
The ancient pagan stone masons were immensely skilled but if they did have
help from aliens it was from spirit aliens of the demonic realm. After
all, they were building pagan temples and tombs that idolatrously glorified
the pharaohs. Perhaps the ancients who built elaborate tombs had demonic
anointings to accomplish their work. Demonic power and demonic anointings are
consistent with the interdimensional alien view and not consistent with the
extraterrestrial alien view.
In the Bible, in Exodus 31:1-3 we read that the Lord filled Bezalel with
the Spirit of God in order to give him skill in craftsmanship to build the
tabernacle in the wilderness. God gave help to Bezalel by spiritual means to
help him build a holy tabernacle. It's not hard to believe that demons
could have aided craftsmen with demonic power to build pagan temples and tombs.
I've read that engineers have calculated that the Great Pyramid could have
been built by natural, ordinary means in as little as ten years utilizing
ancient building methods and a work force of not more than 40,000. The
remains of a village that housed the workers has been discovered near the
pyramid including the ruins of houses and even the remnants of bakeries that
could have produced thousands of loaves of bread to feed the mason crews.
The ancient astronaut theory offers great appeal to young people in our
present age of rocketry and space exploration. This ancient astronaut theory
is just one more thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.
We must point people to Jesus who came in fulfillment of over 300 Old
Testament Bible prophecies written hundreds of years before His birth. No other
person in all of history can match this claim! Jesus worked miracles in
front of eyewitnesses and this is recorded in the Gospels of the New
Testament. Miracles continue to be worked today by Christians who rely on the power
of Christ. I've met Ralph Anderson, a man dramatically and instantly
healed of severe cerebral palsy at a service conducted by healing evangelist
Kathryn Kuhlmann. Many other miraculous healings occur today in the name of
Jesus in Christian meetings all over the world!
Jesus suffered and died to take upon Himself the penalty of our sins thus
making atonement. He rose from the dead in victory and appeared to
eyewitnesses. Call upon Jesus Christ today to receive forgiveness of sins.
-Bill in NY
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