"But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them- bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. 2 Pet 2:1-3 (NIV)
While living in Roswell I had an interesting chance to get in on the inside of things I would have other wise not been a part of. I met many news and production crews filming programs on Roswell. I was not too impressed with what I learned. Truth was the last thing on any of their minds. They wanted Neilson ratings above anything else. They wanted kooky or cutesy fluff, and at best/worse, the "official agenda" being proclaimed by the UFO community. Most had no background or knowledge of the topic they were covering and depended on popular lore and accepted ideas that were light in nature and not too serious. Even the documentaries that were supposed to be objective and covering all bases were a complete hack job of anything even close to the truth. One such worthless documentary made was their, " The Bible and UFOs." I was screened to perhaps be on the program but was blown off because I would not concede to believing that their were such a thing as friendly aliens. I explained my position from a Biblical perspective and even told them, if you could give me just one example of any claimed contact with these aliens that said anything consistent to the Bible I would have to reconsider that position but you show me. There is not one to my knowledge in all the years of studying this. That was about as flexible as I could be. They wanted to know what I thought Ezekiel saw and I told them about the true definition of the clouds of heaven according to the Bible and a brief history of man made UFOs. Well talk about dead pan looks and silence. I don't think they ever heard anything like that so spontaneous, as what I had to offer them as a sound answer. They were not even the least bit interested. It was not because of anything else but the fact that it was too gloomy and real. I was just no fun. They couldn't even poke fun at me as I had a good natured logical answer right back for all of their comments and questions, which they could not defend. I certainly did not take an offensive position but tried to remain relaxed and respectful but not compromising. You see I have had more experience dealing with the media than the average person had already. My bike ministry made many appearances with various TV radio and news media so I knew how to play their game to a point. I rested on the fact that a couple of Christian researchers were going to be on the program so maybe it would be a balanced program anyway. Well, when the show aired I wasn't too surprised by the creative editing that was done. Neither of the Christians were given a chance to say anything that wasn't spliced or cut short to give one the impression they were on board with the false religious explanations that were given. They had deliberately twisted the whole program to the "official agenda" being cranked out by the UFO community. Many of the "religious experts" they presented have been the same liberal theologians and so called scholars that have been on many of the other Biblical based programs. I am writing this to all of you to prayerfully be careful what you accept as "truth". I really do not know where they find these experts but it amazes me how these people can even call themselves anything close to a Christian by their denial of everything that would make them one? I don't want their dead faith in a lesser God. I get so frustrated sometimes wondering just where they find such jokers, I want to give them a V8 tap on the head. What comes off sounding so logical and making sense to the average person is idiotic to anyone with even a minimal amount of Bible knowledge.
Recently, there has been an explosion of UFO topics that include the Bible, even on the travel channel. Their have also been many documentaries on the Bible, Christianity and related topics. In all cases most are filled with subtle suggestive false beliefs and just plain bold faced lies! The History channel alone offers over 100 programs on DVD of a "religious" nature. However, be warned, very rarely do they allow a Minister or theologian from a conservative evangelical background to say anything without trying to make them look simple and stupid. The documentary on Hell is a god example. Notice, next time that the liberal theologian will always get a chance to respond subtly to a conservative answer but I have not seen the same situation allowed for the conservative. There is a consistency in this kind of unspoken agenda by the press when dealing with either topics. The true Biblical perspective is always left misrepresented by their careful planning and editing. This leaves the viewing audience to believe what the media wants them to. It makes me wonder how many people today get their Theology from television and not in a local church. Inspiration and revelation of God's Word regardless of what topic is being discussed will come through God's called and not "experts" from an intellectual level alone.
" And let us
consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some
is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day
approaching." Heb 10:24-25 (KJV)
You and He are worth the effort. :)