Chariots of The Gods? :: By Jim Towers

Remember the book “Chariots of the Gods” by Erich von Daniken? It was a book that explored the idea that Elijah was whisked away in a spaceship, never to be seen again. The writer also posited the idea that space beings also built many of the monolithic structures throughout the world, including the great pyramids and Machu Pichu on the mountains in Peru. He wrote that lines on the Nazca plain in Cusco were also put there by space aliens, a kind of landing field for their spacecraft.

Being of an inquisitive nature, I have read many accounts of ancient beings coming to earth at different stages of our societal development. However, before you jump the gun in judging me, I much prefer and believe the biblical account of the creation and development of mankind. (I was well into learning scripture at the time the controversial book came out.)

At the time, it all seemed plausible since there are still things we don’t understand about our world. For me, the book wasn’t contradicting the scriptures, only re-enforcing them. After all, Elijah was taken away in a fiery chariot.

Even Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall from the sky like lightning….” If an armada of spaceships were cast to the earth, they, from a distance, would appear to be a falling star or lightning. But I don’t want to open up a can of worms with that statement.

Now, some would say that angels are spiritual and space aliens are physical. Who am I to argue? If that were so, it would only serve to expand the debate over which is which?

Nevertheless (and this is a contentious subject to explore), new series of documentaries on that subject are made strictly for monetary gain and not to inform the sheeple, who will follow anything and everything so long as they don’t have to deal with the God of the Bible, even though it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of God.

This UFO phenomenon will soon be a thing of the past, with more serious and pressing problems cropping up in the future. Scary stuff like more violent earthquakes, more virulent diseases, manmade and not. Worldwide famine is another thing coming in the near future. God said these things would happen, and God doesn’t lie.

These so-called space aliens are unable to destroy us even with their advanced technology, simply because God has stayed their hand like he stayed Satan’s hand when he told Lucifer not to kill Job. He is and has the ultimate power over life and death over all His created beings. Just the mention of Jesus’ name sends Satan fleeing. It will be a new revelation to many that these demonic entities exist and are able to disguise themselves as angels of light, even going so far as to invade our educational and political systems as well as our churches with doctrines of demons.

Nevertheless, there does seem to be something flying around in our atmosphere that we don’t fully understand. They seem to be able to appear and disappear at will in great bursts of speed, and some appeared to help the Israelis in time of war.

But this poses another problem. Is this to say that Michael and the “good guy angels” are still at work in the realms of space as well? Elisha called on God to open the eyes of his terrified companions, who feared the hordes of the Syrian army surrounding Israel. “And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”

In my testimonial manuscript I wrote while living in Davie, Florida, a close Christian friend called me on my cell and asked me excitedly to come to his house. He said he had something to show me. With nothing better to do, I went right over and found him standing on the porch of a close neighbor in the cul de sac. I stopped and went over to him, and he led me into the house to the young woman who lived there. He said, “Show Jim the video you took of the UFOs.” She led me to the computer and brought up the video she had taken just minutes earlier. Her grandmother sat in a rocking chair nearby, rocking nervously and near to tears, as her frail hands shook.

As I watched the video, the young lady explained that she and her children and grandmother were out on the porch watching the children play with the neighbors’ kids. It was a clear sunny day with few clouds in the azure blue sky. Just above the tree line that included a couple of palm trees, the objects of our attention began to appear. They were wheel-shaped objects that paraded one after another in an arc above the houses across the street. They were almost translucent and had the form of chariot wheels about the size of a big car, and they flew about fifty feet in the air. On occasion, one would turn on its side and appear to take on a different shape, not unlike a boomerang.

It was all astonishing, to say the least.

The grandmother sat there, still shaken and terrified. “Grandma was the first to see them, and she nearly had a heart attack,” the young mother said. I turned to face the old woman and felt so sorry for her that I felt compelled to go and hold her hand. “Do you want me to pray for you?” I asked. “Would you please? …I never ever, in all my life, saw anything like that!” she said. Not knowing what else to say, I uttered, “The Bible says that signs will appear in the heavens in the last days.” At this, she shuddered, and I felt I had said the wrong thing. But I recovered and asked if she was saved, and she replied that she had been to church. Then I prayed for her salvation and recovery from the obvious shock she had undergone.

As time goes on, we will undoubtedly hear more about this phenomenon. But one good thing about being a “born again” Christian is that we need not fear anything. “If we fear God, we have nothing else to fear.” After all, God created everything and is in complete control. As for UFO sightings, if they are extra-terrestrial beings, they may be setting the stage for the tribulation period.

As for me, I’ll stick with what the Bible says every time – since the Word of God has always proved to be true no matter who questions it.


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