Revelation 12:7-12 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Romans 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Psalm 78:49-50. He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them. He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
Rankings of both Holy and Fallen Angels (Highest to Lowest):
The Strong Alien Delusion: What is the ‘Secular’ Strong Delusion or Great Lie? Lying wonders, false belief, denial of the truth, faith in technology and ‘humanist’ efforts to reach ‘heaven.’ These are just the things mankind will be told and deceived by. Mankind can be like the ‘alien gods’ (fallen angels). Give us some ‘wow’ technology. Never mind that we don’t believe in God, or Christ or the salvation of man through Christ’s shedding of his blood, his death and his resurrection. If people don’t stand for the truth, they will fall for anything including the delusion and lies of ‘aliens.’ I can’t state it any simpler. They will not believe in Christ (the truth) but they will believe in aliens (the delusion/lie). To a blind man, things are never what they seem.
Wired. August, 2019
The Secular Delusion, Belief and Lie that will be believed.
Well, the thing is that, if smart extraterrestrials are out there, and if humans ever find them, it’s statistically likely their civilization will be a lot older than ours. And given that extra time in existence, they’ll probably have much radder innovations, ones we would barely be able to fathom (wormhole borers, consciousness stored on silicon, social media companies with consciences). Those inventions might fall under science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology may be indistinguishable from magic.”
SETI is, in that way, the scientific version of the search for a god. What is a god, after all, if not a powerful, superior being who represents the best version of us, and inhabits a plane of existence we could ascend to given enough time and trials? The alien gods, according to many SETI scientists’ logic, would not be like the bickering, petty, vengeful deities of the ancient-Greek variety: If they have lived long enough to both grow old and maintain technological prowess, they must have figured out how to use their resources sustainably, not throw their planet’s climate out of whack, avoid nuclear annihilation, and generally deescalate whatever counts as an alien conflict. They give us hope that we could invent their technology. We could learn to get along. We could learn to steward a planet. We could grow up to be them.
If we could find them, we could end our history-long loneliness, and we could imagine—through the example of their very existence—that we, too, could make it to some kind of higher, more heavenly reality.
That is not quite how scientists tend to frame their work. And they do not tend to say that it requires faith, either. An outside observer might think that SETI scientists believe in ET—otherwise, why would they spend years searching? But most actually reserve judgment, and maintain at least outward agnosticism. What keeps most motivated is not belief, or dogmatic pursuit of a foregone conclusion, but the importance of the potential discovery: There’s a low probability any given scientist in any given era will succeed in finding alien life, but—if they do—the consequences are significant. You know, like transforming our conception of life, the universe, and everything.
Despite the magnitude of that potential finding, federal science has mostly left SETI out of its spreadsheets for decades. But in a 2018 reversal, NASA hosted a workshop to determine how best to search for alien technology. And outside of that support, scientists have also started a slew of new projects, and begun training more fledgling researchers. The alien hunt, in other words, is having a bit of a moment.
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