by Bill Nugent
When I was a young believer, in the late 1970s, I heard about the angelic visitations experienced by an Assembly of God pastor in Boise, Idaho named Roland Buck. I read Roland Buck’s book, Angels on Assignment that describes more than twenty visitations by angels that Buck experienced from 1977 to 1979. A sequel to that book was written by his daughter, Sharon Buck White and is titled: The Man Who Talked With Angels.
I found the angelic visitations fascinating. Furthermore, the substance or content of what the angels spoke to Buck seemed biblically sound. The angels even gave him predictions of more than one hundred future events ranging from things related to Buck’s personal life to major events about to occur on the world scene. These were fulfilled in startling detail.
That was more than forty years ago. At the time, Buck’s claims about the visitations were a bit controversial. I have recently reread Buck’s accounts and have also studied the findings of Paul Keith Davis, who recently looked into the matter after all these years. I’m convinced that the visitations Buck experienced were indeed angels sent from God.
Roland Buck is by no means alone in his experiences of visitations by angels. Many people, some of whom I know well, have had angelic visitations. Tim Carscadden, James Goll, Mike Bickle, the late Bob Jones (a powerful prophetic voice) and Kathie Walters are among many others who have experienced angelic encounters.
Angels are real and their visitations are tangible proof of the truth of the Bible. The Bible contains hundreds of mentions of angels. Let me relate just one instance of a powerful biblical angelic encounter. In the book of Daniel, chapter nine, the angel Gabriel appeared to Daniel the prophet and spoke with him and gave him a very explicit prophecy of the coming of the Messiah and other future events in Israel’s history. This angelic visitation occurred around 540 BC.
This prophecy, recorded in Daniel 9:24-27, is what I have called the most dramatic prophecy in the Bible because it is very clear, it is Messianic, it gives the timing of its fulfillment and it was hand delivered to Daniel by an archangel. This prophecy is the famous seventy weeks prophecy and I discuss it in detail in my article #241 which is available in the apologetic archive on my website at www.bnugent.org.
On the flip side I should mention that there are demonic encounters as well. According to the Bible, demons are evil spirits. There are serial killers who have claimed to have heard voices commanding them to kill people. There are many reports of hauntings and poltergeist activity. I’ve written about demons and the paranormal from a biblical perspective in article #260 which is also available on my website mentioned above.
It’s hard for materialistic minded people to grasp or explain spiritual manifestations. The public schools in the United States teach materialistic secularism as a general worldview and atheistic evolution as its origins myth. Many of the graduates of such an education attempt to deny the existence of the spirit world. However, the evidence for the existence of spirits is overwhelming.
We should also consider the spiritual implications of UFO phenomena and animal mutilations. I’ve written about UFOs in several articles including numbers 238, 239, 240, 252, 253, 257, 276, 286, 314, 320 and 331. UFOs are part of a major deception in our time. There are those who make UFO research into a new secular faith in which they try to explain ancient historical events and megalithic buildings such as pyramids and temples as having been influenced by aliens in UFOs. Many researchers, both Christian and nonchristian, have examined debunked the “ancient aliens” claims.
Extraterrestrial aliens, whether they appear as reptilians or greys, are actually spirits. They are not flesh and blood astronauts in metal spacecraft. Many UFO researchers, even secular ones, are coming around to see that UFOs and aliens are spirits from the spiritual dimensions of reality.
The claim that UFOs are metal spaceships from Mars or other planets within our solar system was severely undermined when Mariner 4 took close pictures of Mars in July of 1965. Many scientists expected to see forests, grassy fields, animals and even intelligent beings on Mars. However, Mars was proven to be a cratered wasteland. All the planets besides earth in our solar system are barren. Some UFO researchers continue to claim that UFOs are metal spaceships but come from planets in distant star systems.
Let me briefly explain where UFOs come from. UFO researchers are divided into two different viewpoints in explaining UFOs. These viewpoints are the extraterrestrial hypothesis and the interdimensional hypothesis. The extraterrestrial hypothesis is the claim that UFOs are metal spaceships with astronauts from planets in star systems within our own physical universe. The interdimensional view is that UFOs are nonphysical entities or spirits that travel from different dimensions and enter our universe from the unseen spiritual realm.
The interdimensional hypothesis is more consistent with the Bible and the Christian worldview because it can be inferred that the other dimensions from which UFOs travel are the same as the realm of spirit. The Bible certainly teaches about the spirit world.
Christian researchers and some secular researchers reject the extraterrestrial hypothesis and maintain the interdimensional view. Famous secular UFO researcher, Jacques Vallee, holds to the interdimensional hypothesis. In studying UFOs, I’ve come to believe that we’re dealing with intelligent life not from another planet but from another dimension. It’s not astronauts from outer space but spirit beings from the realm of spirit. Malevolent UFO aliens are demons and they can disguise themselves as humanoid beings or astronauts.
Can good angels, sent from God, come in good UFOs? Can lights in the sky be good angels coming from heaven? I’m certainly open to that possibility but must caution that it’s rare. In the Bible, in Acts 12:7, we read of an angel appearing to the apostle Peter in light. The tenth chapter of the Bible’s book of Ezekiel describes a visitation that Ezekiel had which involved angels in what could possibly be described as a spirit vehicle (not a metal spaceship) in which “a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel” (Ezekiel 10:10). Angels are good spirits that inhabit other dimensions. The dimensions they inhabit are the dimensions of the spirit world. I hold to the interdimensional viewpoint.
The general broad thrust of the modern UFO movement, however, seems to overwhelmingly connect with demonic UFOs.
I regard demonic UFO aliens who travel from the spirit dimensions as generally of the same category as poltergeists, hauntings, occultism, shamanism and other manifestations of evil spirits. I hold this view because the teachings that are transmitted from aliens to leaders of UFO cults are antibiblical and often lead to bizarre behavior such as the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide. Also, the horrific animal mutilations attributed to UFOs in which animals have their blood drained and have organs removed with surgical precision is further evidence of the demonic origin of UFO aliens.
Have no fear of demons appearing as flying saucers or disguised as extraterrestrial humanoid beings. Don’t be deceived by cult groups claiming extraterrestrial connections and phenomena. The Bible teaches that Christ is above all and every knee must bow before Christ who conquered sin through His death and resurrection. People have thwarted UFO abductions by calling on Jesus Christ for help.
UFO aliens tempt young people with drama and adventure in our present age of rocketry and space exploration. UFO cults lead people to spiritual ruin. They must be exposed and vigorously refuted.
When a person dies, his or her spirit leaves the body and enters the spirit world. There is conscious existence in the afterlife. Every human being has a spirit and that spirit lives forever.
We are accountable to God in the afterlife. We will be judged by God. In the Bible we read that God, in His grace, has provided for our redemption so we do not have to go to be with demons in hell.
We must point people to Jesus Christ who came in fulfillment of over 300 Old Testament Bible prophecies written hundreds of years before His birth. No other person in all of history can match this claim! Jesus worked miracles in front of eyewitnesses and this is recorded in the Gospels of the New Testament. Miracles continue to happen today, in answer to the prayers of Christians who rely on the power of Christ.
Jesus suffered and died to take upon Himself the penalty of our sins, thus making atonement. He rose from the dead in victory to offer forgiveness of sins to all who turn to Him in repentance. I invite you to call upon Jesus Christ today to receive forgiveness of sins!
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Steps to salvation:
Jesus said “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).
Prayer to receive salvation:
“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
To receive the salvation that Jesus purchased for us at the terrible cost of His suffering and death on our behalf I invite you to pray this simple prayer:
“Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Jesus, the promised Messiah, to die for my sins. I admit that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and I ask for your forgiveness on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit to empower me to serve you under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Amen.”
If you prayed this prayer in the humble sincerity of your heart then you have received everlasting life, which includes power to live right in this life and entrance into heaven in the afterlife!