Demonology and the UAP/UFO Connection
By: Jim Virkler
Recently the question “Do you believe in UFOs?” came up in discussion with family members. My affirmative response surprised participants in the conversation. The question was somewhat reminiscent of that directed to me occasionally by former students: “Do you believe there is life elsewhere in our universe?” My negative answer surprised and disappointed my inquisitors. The link below was our initial post of four submissions advocating the “We are alone” hypothesis. Clicking “Newer post” accesses all four:
The recently publicized TTSA (To The Stars Academy) publicity includes organizational founder Tom DeLonge’s firm belief that the universe is brimming with life. We possess no evidence to refute this thesis except an empirical pronouncement that we have “not heard from” anyone out there. This is affirmed by a famous man’s lament that humans have not been contacted by any alien civilizations. The lament was voiced in 1950 by no less than world-class scientist Enrico Fermi who vocalized, “If these civilizations do exist, where is everybody?” Several recent secular science research organizations have tilted toward the “We are alone” hypothesis. There are many other modern commentators, however, who optimistically propose there is plenty of intelligent, sapient life ‘out there.’ This blog author supports the “We are alone” hypothesis. One of the weakest affirmations of a universe brimming with life is the proposition that ongoing burgeoning discoveries of multiple new planets increases the probability that life will ultimately be found ‘out there.’
Our “We are alone” belief posits that UAP/UFOs are solely a terrestrial phenomenon. We segue to a related presumption: UAP/UFOs may be explained in terms of the existence of demons, formerly God-created angelic beings.
Angels are God’s created beings—created to do the will of God at His bidding. (Col. 1:16). They were created long before humans, but we do not know the exact time frame of this creation event. They are spirit beings, but are able to appear in visible form. The angel Gabriel visibly announced the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38). Two angels in white appeared at the tomb of Jesus on the morning of His resurrection (John 20:10-13). Many other accounts of the appearance of righteous angels appear in scripture.
Scripture speaks of many evil angels. Some angels rebelled against their creator. In particular, one preeminent angel, Lucifer, also known as Satan, rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven with a company of lesser angels who also rebelled. The stage was set for Satan to tempt Adam and Eve to disobey God in Eden’s garden. Isaiah 14:12-15 is variously translated, including “…O morning star, son of the dawn!” (NIV). Ezekiel 28:16-17 is commonly believed to be symbolic or explicitly descriptive of Satan in terms of his beauty and wisdom, living in Eden, and being among the highest rank of created beings. In the New Testament, “…the prince of the power of the air” (Eph.2:2 in the historic KJV) may give us a clue as to how we may approach the RUFO/UAP phenomenon. UAPs are aerial phenomena and are candidates for assignment of demon manifestation.
Many New Testament passages are worthy of our study, not only from a theological standpoint, but also from a theological/scientific standpoint. Strange or mysterious phenomena in the air are definitely a subject worthy of our attention in terms of knowledge of both spiritual and physical realities. A few related New Testament passages are II Cor. 11:14, Eph. 6:11, James 4:7, I Pet. 5:8, and Jude 1:6.
Discussions with friends sometimes relate to why God permits the presence of evil. Scholars have studied the theological construct of theodicy: Why does God permit evil? Some Christian philosophers have tackled the question. In the end, however, it is a deep question incomprehensible from the human standpoint. In the New Creation described in Rev. 21-22, especially Rev. 21:4, we look forward to God’s ultimate victory over all evil. We are aware of the beauty of orderly physical laws governing our lives on this planet. We are also aware of deep concerns with the forces of evil. ‘Fallen’ angels, also known as demons, actively work to deflect humanity from righteousness and truth. They have access to extra dimensionality beyond our familiar dimensions of space and time. These extra dimensions of reality, described by the IDH (inter-dimensional hypothesis) are both fascinating and frightening when used to characterize the manifestations of UAP/UFO reality.
Our position that the UAP/UFO reality is a manifestation of demons from unfamiliar dimensions should not surprise us if we connect it to several dozen other more common human explorations. We refer to the general category of the paranormal. Such phenomena have deeply pervaded our society. We encourage readers to open-mindedly search for the truth concerning the prevalence of the paranormal and its significant influence on our culture.
It is likely that those tasked with discovering answers to UAP/UFO phenomena have historically been unable to explain them naturally and unwilling to admit a supernatural or inter-dimensional connection. Natural explanations were not forthcoming until 2017 because no natural explanation existed. Our government authorities would not even admit that UAP/UFOs were ‘real.’ Now they acknowledge their reality, but are still bent on finding natural explanations to the vehicles’ apparently unnatural capabilities. Our military was and is in denial, perhaps out of embarrassment. Organizations currently researching UAP/UFOs seem less than willing to propose supernatural or inter-dimensional hypotheses. Perhaps they do not wish to be stigmatized by endorsing what some conceive as pseudoscience.
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Jim Virkler, a retired New Jersey public school science educator, now devotes his time investigating the harmony of scientific discoveries and Christian faith. He and his wife, Eleanor, now reside in the mid-west near their children and grandchildren.