With unidentified flying objects (UFOs) increasingly making headlines, intrigue over the topic only seems to be increasing, with one apologist noting this phenomenon is even invading some Christians' beliefs.
Jason Jimenez, who leads Stand Strong Ministries and hosts the "Challenging Conversations Podcast," recently broke down some facts he wants Christians who entertain UFOs and aliens to understand.
"If you look at the belief that many people have had through the centuries, even if you go back as far ... as ancient Greeks, they believed and they even worshiped this idea of extraterrestrials among them," Jimenez said on his show. "And you see that in full display among many of those ancient cultures."
Even today, he said such beliefs are "going strong" among some factions, with UFOs increasingly breaking into the headlines and some claiming the phenomenon is attracting more popularity than ever.
Jimenez's episode on the matter specifically tackled three factors he believes refute the idea that UFOs and extraterrestrial life exist outside planet Earth: scientific explanations rebut claims of alien life, spiritual warfare is a biblical reality and demonic encounters have long been documented.
He started the podcast by noting most of the videos and photos of sightings reported have been determined by experts as having been "doctored up" in some way.
"The vast majority of stuff is a hoax," Jimenez said.
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But Jimenez noted there are some unexplained past events and times when things "outside of the natural where we cannot explain" have emerged, helping fuel the continued conversation about alien life.
"It piques people's interest and it never gets dull," Jimenez said. "And there's movies about it and there's documentaries about it, and so people love to talk about this stuff."
Yet the apologist said he doesn't believe in UFOs and aliens, explaining how Scripture offers no framework for such an ideal.
"The Bible doesn't mention anything of extraterrestrials," Jimenez said. "The Bible does talk about the spiritual realm [and] these spiritual beings known as angelic beings, and then in fallen angels known as demons."
One explanation for some of these images is a spiritual manifestation of what we see described in the Bible—not alien life invading Earth, Jimenez said. It is an "interaction with spiritual beings" known as angels and demons that could be showing through."
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