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This page provides the scriptural references for our "What We Believe" statement found here.

Words are boldfaced merely to show their relation to the previous page's statements.

We affirm that the Bible is the inspired, infallible word of God -  BUT believe that modern translations from the original languages are not inherently infallible.

Since English translations vary, we strongly recommend using a Concordance and/or a Hebrew / Greek dictionary for in-depth analysis of debatable terms and topics. (See Study Guides at bottom of this page)

Sincere apologies to our non-Christian guests for all the "Christianese" disclaimers this page must, as a neccessity, contain.

Three popular English translations are offered here for your study and comparison.


Genesis 2:1

"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." "Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array." "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them."

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The word host as used in Genesis 2:1, is defined by Strong's Concordance (6635) as "a mass of persons or things especially organized for war, an army." Continue for an exhaustive study on The Hosts of Heaven.


Genesis 3:15

"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed..." "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring  and hers..." "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed..."

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Note that like Eve, the serpent will also have "seed" or "offspring." Either the serpent is a literal snake (which can talk...) or it is a fallen angel (most assume Lucifer). We cannot say that this ongoing enmity refers merely to other fallen angels, which would more correctly be his "brethren" or "his kind" (other "sons of God," below) - but not his "offspring." This verse begs the question "WHO are the offspring?"


Genesis 6:1-4

" 1) And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and took them wives of all which they chose. 3) And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children unto them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." "When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, "My spirit will not contend* with man forever, for he is mortal*; his days will be a hundred and twenty years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward - when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown."
*Or My Spirit will not remain in
* Or corrupt

(NIV notations)
"When men men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took to wife such of them as they chose. Then the Lord said, "My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown."

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"sons of God" or B'nai haElohim in Hebrew, used also (and only) in Job 1:6, 2:1 & 38:7 - the term always refers to angels. Only this passage from Genesis is debated because of the disturbing nature of this topic. Many competent and prominent Bible scholars of today believe the "sons of God" are of human lineage. This has been taught in seminaries for years, but was not the understanding of the early church, nor even the position of many modern Rabbis. Ultimately, this position simply does not "hold water" under even casual study. We recommend reading this analysis of the Sons of Seth doctrine by Chuck Missler, and/or listening to this tape by Pastor Chris Ward before settling this issue personally. (This passage also bears extreme relevance on a complete understanding of the scripture quoted from Matthew 24:37, below.) Historically, "The Book of Antiquities" by noted Jewish historian Josephus (years of life) also states that angels intermarried with human daughters, producing the "Titans" of Greco-Roman culture. Also, not all Bible translators subscribe to the "Sons of Seth" heresy - err, theory! theory! - as this excerpt from The Living Bible demonstrates.

"Now a population explosion took place upon the earth. It was at this time that beings from the spirit world looked upon the beautiful earth women and took any they desired to be their wives. Then Jehovah said, "My Spirit must not forever be disgraced in man, wholly evil as he is. I will give him 120 years to mend his ways." In those days, and even afterwards, when the evil beings from the spirit world were sexually involved with human women, their children became giants, of whom so many legends are told." Genesis 6:1-4   TLB

Some dismiss these scriptures, believing Jesus taught in Matt 22:30 that angels cannot have sex  Go here


Matthew 24:37

"But as the days of No-e were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man." "As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man."

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Some state that this passage's context refers "only" to the sinful state of mankind at the time of the flood, or "only" to the suddenness with which Jesus will appear (well, it can't be "only" both!). These are fair and accurate "at-a-glance" interpretations, but the implications of the rest of this study indicate that there is more yet to be learned about the days of Noah. Have you ever "seen something you never saw before" in a passage you'd read many times? None of us have "arrived" at a complete understanding of the Bible - God always reveals deeper mysteries to those who will study and proclaim His word! However, the most obvious "childlike" interpretation of this verse would be: "that when Christ returns, the world will look like it did just before the flood." To know what society was like just before the flood - and what the world will look like when Christ returns - the obvious thing to do is to read Genesis 6.


2 Peter 2: 4-6

"For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5) And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eight person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly, 6) And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly..." "For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell*, putting them into gloomy dungeons* to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly..."
*Greek Tartarus *Or into chains of darkness (NIV Study notes)
"For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell* and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, put preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven other persons, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction and made them an example to those who were to be ungodly..."
* Greek Tartarus (RSV Study note)

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Jude 6-7

"6) And the angels which kept not their * first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved * in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 7) Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
* original place with God
* in prison (KJV notes on alternate meanings of these phrases)
""And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home - these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire."

 

"And the angels that did not keep their own position but left their proper dwelling have been kept by him in eternal chains in the nether gloom until the judgment of the great day; just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise acted immorally and indulged in unnatural lusts, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire."

 

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From these two passages, it is clear that Peter and Jude both affirm that the "sons of God" in Genesis 6 were angels, who committed fornication. Not only does study of the text in Genesis 6 reveal this plainly, but we have "two witnesses" from the New Testament, both which reference Noah's time period and the sexual sins of Sodom and Gomorrah, to contrast to the sin of the angels being mentioned in these passages (consider also interpreting 1 Corinthians 11:10 without this view - Paul is a third NT witness).
The Greek word "Tartarus" (used here to denote the "darkness" where these specific angels are confined) was also the "underworld" where the Titans (hybrid man-gods) are being held, according to Greek mythology. These passages are the only time in scripture the word "Tartarus" (the Greek underworld) is used to refer to hell. Peter and Jude knew their audience, and they knew exactly what they were talking about.
In fact, the term "Giants" in the KJV is only rendered as such, because the Greek translation of the Old Testament (Septuagint) used the phrase "gigantis" in Genesis 6, which was the Greek word for the Titans of (ahem!) "myth," and is where the English word "giant" originally comes from, hence this rendering in the King James Version. All other modern translations remain faithful to the Hebrew root word "naphal," which means "to fall," or "fallen ones."
These angel-human hybrids of Genesis 6 are the factual basis for the "gods" of ancient cultures.


2 Corinthians 11:14:15

"14) And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed* into an angel of light. 15) Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
* changes himself (KJV note)

"And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve."

"And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as a servant of light. So it is not strange if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds."

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It's obvious this passage is saying that even Satan's workers (human or angelic!) pretend to be ministers of peace and goodwill. In the case of humans, this may not be intentional deception, but simply people who are deceived, deceiving others - ie, "the blind leading the blind."


"For Satan himself is transformed into an Angel of Light"
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However, "transformed / masquerades / disguises" as used here is not figurative, but physical. The literal word  is "metaschematizo - to transfigure or disguise," and has the same root as "metamorphosis," and relates specifically to the outward physical appearance.

Quite simply, angels have the power to shape-shift (just as abductees repeatedly report their captors have the ability to do). Angels appeared as human often in the Old Testament, and the New Testament tells us that we too may "entertain angels unaware"
(Hebrews 13:2).

Ufologists and abductees often believe that the beings we are dealing with or studying are "angelic spiritual guides," here to help humanity, to repair the environment, to empower the individual, yada yada yada... This is pure bull- oh, I can't say that on a Christian site! Anyway, their New Age doctrines, their sexual assaults "of biblical proportions" and their gross mistreatment of humans gives them away. They are false workers, intent on our destruction.


Ephesians 6:12

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." "For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

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Here, we see that the church is called to wage war not against deceived humanity when they disagree with us, but most directly against evil spiritual forces responsible for deceiving the earth. The word "powers" as used here, is the same Greek word found in 1 Peter 3:22, specifying "angels, authorities and powers" and as in Colossians 3:10, "...the principalities and powers in heavenly places." Armed with understanding the angelic nature of Genesis 6's abduction reports, we believe these "wicked heavenly hosts" are the primary basis for today's UFO fascination and abduction reports - "wickedness (abduction, sexual assault, spiritual deception) in the heavenly realms..." (Go Here for a Greek breakdown of powers, principalities, rulers, high places.)

We further believe Ephesians 6:12 is a mandate to the church to "wage war" against these deceptive entities.


Romans 1:21-25

"21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22)Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds,and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24) Wherefore God gave also them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their bodies between themselves: 25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen." "For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the creator, who is forever praised. Amen." "...for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they changed the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen."

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The emphasis here is that many people groups throughout history have turned from worship of the true God to created things - including the "hosts of heaven" (but not limited to just these beings, as any self-respecting Gaean tree-hugger will tell you).


"made to look like mortal man...
and reptiles"

Most of the world's ancient religions tell of hybrid man-gods with heads of animals, reptiles, etc. When this passage from Romans 1 is considered alongside the end of Genesis 6:4 ("heroes of old, legends, men of renown...") and the passages above from Ephesians 6, Jude and 2 Peter, we can see even more plainly that the angelic hosts and their supernatural offspring provide a factual, Biblical basis for creatures generally considered mythological gods by many today. In fact, of all the "races" of aliens people report today "Reptilians" are among the most fierce; many ufologists use drawings of these creatures from ancient religions to affirm the present-day testimony of abductees. Our hope in posting this information, as always, is that people will learn from the Word of God that the "aliens" reported today are deceptive entities, wicked hosts and false gods who wish only to destroy those they come in contact with.   (Yes, even the tall blonde Nordics - "made to look like mortal man... and reptiles" from the scripture above. They're playing "good cop, bad cop" people, and we're being had.)


Daniel 2:43

"And whereas thou saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay" "And just as you saw the iron mixed with the baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay." "As you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage*, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay.
* by the seed of men (RSV Study note)

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This passage is obviously debatable as to its relevance, but its a passage which always gets placed into this topic. Here, Daniel is interpreting a dream about the "final kingdom" of mankind just before the return and reign of Jesus Christ. One might be tempted to believe this passage merely refers to a political mixture, given the larger context of the prophecy, but comparison of these translations and the original language indicate strongly that it is a "marriage," or sexual type of union. It is not wise to dogmatically state that this passage is definitely referring to an angel-human mixture here, but it worth considering, given Matthew 24:37 and the overall angel-hybrid understanding of scripture (which Daniel operated from, as it was the Orthodox Jewish view at the time, and only dissappeared from the historical Christian church between 300-500 AD.)

Interestingly, Daniel is the ONLY book in the Bible which uses the term "watcher" - (defined as a guardian angel - Strong's 5894, Daniel 4:13, 17, 23 KJV). The term watcher is used to describe the angels that fell, in other non-canonized Jewish texts (Enoch, Jasher and Jubilees), adding intrigue to the idea that these beings were a normal part of Daniel's spiritual worldview, and that this 2:43 passage could be referring to hybridization in the final days. One cannot deny that hybridization is a major theme of today's UFO and abduction research however, making it worthy of consideration. That this passage indicates - 2500 years in advance - that "it won't work" should serve as a warning to those who would reject Christ, to serve and adore so-called aliens.
"God has given him a name which is above every name – that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…"  Philippians 2:9-11.




These remaining passages are not usually "hotly debated," so three versions are not needed.
The statement referencing these verses was:

The Biblical accounts of angelic hosts are today grossly misinterpreted,
both by sincere researchers and UFO cult leaders alike...

"He (Paul) writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, to their own destruction."  2 Peter 3:16   NIV

"And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow
with the breath of his mouth and destroy
with the splendor of his coming..."

"...The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing.

They perish because they refuse to love the truth and so be saved.

For this reason
God sends them a powerful delusion
* so that they will believe the lie..."

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12  NIV

"The Spirit clearly says that in the later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons."
1 Timothy 4:1  NIV

"For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from truth and turn aside to myths.
2 Timothy 4:3-4  NIV

* We believe this powerful delusion to be the UFO phenomenon

 

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