July 1, 2020
Speaking of Arthur Edward Bloomfield (1895-1980) and his argument that increasing UFO activities will indicate increasing demonic subterfuge, I have a recent paper at The Evangelical Universalist for your consideration called “The Temple, the Antichrist, and the Structure of Revelation,” which urgently advocates Bloomfield and his ideas on futurism and the correct interpretation of end-times prophecy, found here:
The paper includes a link to a chronological chart of the Book of Revelation that depicts the extensive activities of the Antichrist BEFORE the first rapture; and Bloomfield’s ideas are also discussed and debated throughout the long Comments section after the main essay, as well.
March 20, 2020
July 1, 2020
Astrophysicist Hugh Ross suggests angels (or demons) could be involved in some UFO experiences, which would make them “interdimensional phenomena,” NOT interstellar phenomena. See,
July 1, 2020
According to a new study, six in 10 of those questioned now believe it’s only a matter of time before Earth becomes the target of an alien invasion. The survey was conducted by OnePoll in honor of World UFO Day on July 2:
Among other findings, “63 percent [of respondents]say they’d welcome an alien if they saw one land nearby.” So much for critical thinking skills, let alone spiritual discernment. And Nick Pope, the former head of UFO investigation for the British government’s Ministry of Defence is quoted saying, “UFO sightings are rising, along with belief in an alien presence.”
Of course, we must remember that an unidentified flying object (UFO) is not necessarily indicative of extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI). The Bible indicates nothing at all about life on other planets. And yet there are UFO encounters with paranormal attributes which should give us concern about supernaturally devious phenomena, that is, demonic phenomena. Again, that would make them “interdimensional phenomena,” not interstellar phenomena.
March 20, 2020
I, like many, once believed in "inter-dimensional" beings. In a biblical sense, I thought that the Bible taught that God, angels (good or bad), evil spirits or demons, dwell in another dimension, making them inter-dimensional. But, after realizing that I couldn't find one Scripture verse to back that up, I abandoned that belief.
There are some Bible verses that some could quote, as I once did, that seem to suggest another unseen realm beyond the physical universe. But I now see that I was making the Bible say things that it actually does not say. I have read books by Hugh Ross and others who take the inter-dimensional interpretation of Scripture. They erroneously believe that the distances in space are too great for beings to traverse, so they place the supernatural beings in unseen dimensions. I don't think that is a good way to come to that conclusion.
First of all, because we don't know how a being could travel great distances in space does not mean it is impossible. People, like Ross, seem to think that we have enough scientific knowledge to conclude that no being has the ability to travel those great distances in space. Or even if they could, it would take far too long. But our scientific knowledge is limited. So to conclude that it can't be done quickly is suggesting that we know everything there is to know about physics, space and travel, when, in fact, we don't know everything.
I think that there are some people here on earth now, that actually do know how to travel to the stars. We must remember that we may not have to understand exactly how something works in order to use it. When a scientist experiments in the laboratory, he or she may discover that when you do "this", then "that" happens. The scientist may not know why "it" happens, but they could tap into that knowledge of effect and use it to do certain things. I think that is true about space travel. Someone, somewhere, may discover something that makes it possible.
I also find it somewhat comical to suggest that God, the Creator of the universe, somehow does not know how to create a being, and a "heavenly being" to boot, that could travel throughout the physical universe. Angels are celestial beings. They are "heavenly." Which means that they are made to exist in celestial/heavenly regions. I can't find one scripture verse stating that those regions, or the beings themselves, are in another dimension.
Just reading the first 3 chapters of Genesis, which is the creation story, tells us that "heaven" is the earth's atmosphere and also the starry space. I once thought that heaven is another dimension in the atmosphere, or heaven is another dimension in space. But, NO! The Bible specifically says that the atmosphere itself is heaven, and that space itself is also called heaven.
Once we realize that God in the Bible puts heaven right here in our own physical universe, we will begin to understand that the ufo phenomenon, from the Bible perspective, is not coming from some non-existent unseen dimension, but rather they literally come from above our heads.
Scripture consistently uses phrases like "the birds of heaven"; "the stars of heaven"; "the clouds of heaven"; "the dew of heaven"; "the rain from heaven" or "the four winds of heaven". You might read something like, "And looking up to heaven, he gave thanks." Or, "the smoke of the city ascended up into heaven." Over and over again the Bible states heaven to be our own physical and visible universe, as those verses plainly state. In modern times, Bible translators often replace the word heaven with the word "sky." And that is okay, because that is exactly what heaven means. Or it is any lofty/high place.
All that being said, I believe that angelic beings, whether evil or righteous, have their own domain in the same physical universe along with us. This earth was created for mankind. But there are other beings, non-human beings, that want to rule it. That is what the real ufo phenomenon is all about, IMO. Ephesians 6 mentions dark "principalities and powers in heavenly places" that influence this earth from above. This has always been true since mankind was first created. As time draws closer to the end of the age, the more that particular fact will begin to manifest itself.
October 19, 2021
March 20, 2020
Thank you, you have clarified to me some points that I had not thought about before.
Thank you for the compliment, Gjenny!
I realize that there are many interpretations of the Bible and there will always be disagreements about it. But sometimes we don't really analyze the Bible very well or we get confused as to when to take things literally and when to interpret it figuratively. Also, Bible translations can differ quite a bit too, which can lead to disagreements on interpretation. One thing I like about Bloomfield is he often would compare Bible versions and would try to find the best translation that gives a fuller or more accurate understanding of the text.
Since Bloomfield carefully quoted from certain Bible versions, it really disturbs me that the publishers of his books changed some of his Bible quotes that he selected to other versions after his death. They even added material after his death to "update" his work. I think this is awful. So if anyone desires to read his books, try to find the older printings of his books that have his original work and not with the updated distortion of his work.
March 20, 2020
One of the things that Bloomfield emphasized is that though most of earths confrontations with non-human entities has been spiritual, it will become more and more physical. Unfortunately, most Christian investigators into the UFO phenomenon have a bias that the phenomenon is entirely spiritual. They will admit it can have physical effects, but they claim it is still 99% spiritual and inter-dimensional.
What I have come to believe is that Angelic beings have a real physical body. They use physical craft and the Bible mentions many incidents when these angelic beings have interacted on earth in a very physical way. Two of the greatest biblical evidences for non-earthly physical flying craft are the incidents involving the prophets Elijah and Elisha.
Elijah was taken away from the earth by a "chariot of fire". Elisha was a witness to the event. Obviously, Elijah was a physical man. To be taken from the earth, it was necessary to place him in a physical craft that contained earth-like conditions so he could be safe. In the Bible, the word "chariot" is used for any vehicle that moves. We wouldn't use that word today, but it obviously is the word used at that time. If a Bible believer claims that there is no evidence in the scriptures of a physical flying craft originating from outside our world and coming to earth, then I would ask them to explain the Elijah story.
It is common among most Christians to believe that the UFO phenomenon is entirely satanic/demonic. Biblically speaking, this is absolutely false. Elijah being removed from planet earth by a flying vehicle that originated from outside our world is proof that God/angels use physical craft. If I were a witness to Elijah's removal from this earth and had no clue as to who he was or what was happening, I would say that I witnessed a man being taken away by some physical vehicle (UFO) not from this earth. Plain and simple. If you take the time to read this story, you will find that a group of men sent out a search party to find Elijah, thinking that perhaps the craft set him down somewhere over the mountains.
After Elijah was taken, Elisha became the main prophet and he experienced seeing unearthly "chariots" in the mountains. Israel at that time was being threatened and surrounded by enemy armies and Elisha's servant was terrified for they were far outnumbered. But Elisha could see angelic beings in the mountains as well as their "chariots". But this was unseen by everyone but Elisha. Elisha prayed to God so that his servant could also see the angels and their craft, and like the movie "THEY LIVE" and the "Hoffman lenses", he also could suddenly see what and who were there the whole time to defend Israel.
So the question is, are the craft/chariots and the angelic beings in this particular event literal and physical too, as it was in the Elijah event? One thing I noticed about the Elisha story is that nowhere does it state that the angels or their chariots are in another dimension or that they are non-physical. The Bible simply states that the angels and chariots were "in the mountains." Some conclude that because they were invisible to the majority of people, this must indicate that they were in another dimension and non-physical. But the Bible states that they were in/on the literal mountains of Israel. Obviously, Israel's mountains are not in another dimension. And, if the angels and craft were sent to defend Israel from their physical enemies, then the angels and their craft must be literally and physically right there in that land to interact physically with the physical armies of their enemy.
So here we have biblical evidence that beings not from this world, and are godly beings, do come to earth at times and can interfere physically in human events. This should destroy any attempt by Bible believers to make all UFO phenomena "demonic." Am I saying that the UFO phenomenon is all godly/good guys? Absolutely not. It is a combination of both good and evil.
The other important aspect of this from a Bible perspective, is that non-human angelic beings have been responsible for wiping out earthly armies and for destroying whole cities. The Sodom and Gomorrah story is one perfect example of angels being sent to remove some people to a safe area from those cities that were determined by God to be destroyed. With that in mind, we can begin to see why governments would take the extraterrestrial reality quite seriously. If these stories in the Bible are true and literal, then it proves that extraterrestrial non-human beings have come to earth in the past and literally wiped people out. So in my own personal way, I understand why governments would be hesitant to do an all-out disclosure of ET life, for they may know full well that some of those beings may have the ability to harm us and we could be entirely helpless to do anything about it.