BEHOLDING THE EVIL AND THE GOOD : PART ONE

Last Updated : 7/06/98

Jesus' Crucifixion, God's All-Seeing Nature, Backslidden
Israel, Delusion Of The Wicked, Our Evil Not Hid, Coming
Judgment, Forsake Evil, Light Fellowship, Judgment In This
Life, Consistent Child Discipline, The Lord's Pity, Quick
Judgment, Chastisement Is Love, God Creates Evil, Dual
Nature Of God's Word, Job And God's Tools Of Chastisement,
Satan's Authorized Powers, God Of This World, Spiritual
Warfare, Satan Cast Down, Anti-Christ And Michael, UFO's




Some time ago, one of my readers asked me if God is able to
look upon evil. Based upon Jesus' well-known statement
during His final moments of agony on the Cross, found in
both the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, this person came to
the conclusion that in the darkest hour that the world has
ever known, when Jesus bore the sins of humanity upon
Himself, God the Father withdrew Himself, signified by a
physical darkening of the sky, because He was simply unable
to bear looking upon the evil which had befallen His beloved
Son:

"Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the
land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus
cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
(Matthew 27:45-46)

"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter 2:24)

"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ
died for the ungodly." (Romans 5:6)

As I began to ponder this person's comments, the very first
verse that came to my mind is the following found in the
Book of Proverbs:

"The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil
and the good." (Proverbs 15:3)

This verse clearly demonstrates that the Lord truly does see
all of the works of man upon the face of the Earth, whether
they be good, or whether they be evil. During the height of
his sufferings, after he had lost most of his family, his
wealth and his possessions, and as he sat in ashes scraping
off the boils which covered him from head to toe, the
patriarch Job uttered a similar statement when he said:

"For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his
goings." (Job 34:21)

I will be discussing the story of Job in more detail later
on in this same article. As I began to further explore the
wonderful Word of God, I discovered quite a few interesting
verses which deal with the issues of good and evil, God
turning His Face away from evil, divine chastisements and
blessings, etc. While I cannot possibly quote every single
verse due to the sheer volume of them, I believe that the
ones which I have chosen for this article will provide a
well-rounded perspective on these different topics. Aside
from the above verses which demonstrate the Lord's
all-seeing nature, there are quite a few Scriptures found
throughout the Old Testament which contain the phrase 'And
he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord...', or
else similar terminology. Consider the following examples:

"And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the
way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel
to sin." (1 Kings 15:26)

"And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like
his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image
of Baal that his father had made." (2 Kings 3:2)

"But he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as
did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed unto all the
carved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served
them;" (2 Chronicles 33:22)

As I explain in some of my other articles such as 'The
Children Of God And Politics', 'Is God A Racist?', and 'The
Fruits Of Disobedience', the Old Testament is one continuous
story of the rebellious spiritually-backslidden condition of
ancient Israel under her evil kings. While it is true that
some of these kings, such as David, Solomon, Asa, Hezekiah
and Josiah pleased the Lord to varying degrees, they were
the exception to the rule; and even most of them committed
some gross errors during their lifetimes. Most of the Jewish
kings either actively indulged in, or at least permitted or
tolerated such evil things as blatant idol worship, which
included the sacrifice of young children, and different
forms of divination and sorcery. Consider the words of the
Prophet Jeremiah when he spoke to King Zedekiah just prior
to the final Babylonian invasion:

"And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom
which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of
Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of
the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the
LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the
pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your
diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor
to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall
not serve the king of Babylon: For they prophesy a lie unto
you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should
drive you out, and ye should perish."
(Jeremiah 27:8-10)

Despite Scriptural examples such as the above which clearly
show the Lord's all-seeing nature, it seems that for some
odd reason, certain people have the mistaken idea that their
wickedness is hidden from God. They go about committing evil
as if they will never be found out or be held accountable
for their actions. This dark delusive mentality is clearly
revealed in the following verses:

"They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune
of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?"
(Psalms 64:5)

"The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,
saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face."
(Job 24:15)

"He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the
secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are
privily set against the poor. He lieth in wait secretly as a
lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth
catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net."
(Psalms 10:8-9)

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the
world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because
their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth
the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds
should be reproved." (John 3:19-20)

Clearly then, we are only deceiving ourselves when we think
that our wicked deeds are hidden from the Lord. There is
absolutely nothing hidden from the Face of God; and in the
appointed time, we shall all be held accountable for our
actions, whether they be good, or whether they be evil. We
shall all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ. This is
clearly evident in the following verses:

"Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins
in the light of thy countenance." (Psalms 90:8)

"For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every
secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."
(Ecclesiastes 12:14)

"Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see
him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith
the LORD." (Jeremiah 23:24)

"He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is
in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him."
(Daniel 2:22)

"...Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a
bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? For there is
nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any
thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad."
(Mark 4:21b-22)

"When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the
holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of
his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and
he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd
divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the
sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then
shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye
blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world:...Then shall he say also
unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into
everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:"
(Matthew 25:31-34, 41)

"Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which
all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall
come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection
of damnation." (John 5:28-29)

"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to
God." (Romans 14:12)

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;
that every one may receive the things done in his body,
according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."
(2 Corinthians 5:10)

"And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it,
from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and
there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small
and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and
another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the
dead were judged out of those things which were written in
the books, according to their works."
(Revelation 20:11-12)

Because the Lord does see our evil, and because He knows
that He is eventually going to have to judge each of us
accordingly, throughout the Bible, through the mouths of His
many Prophets and Messengers, He clearly informs us that He
has presented us with a choice. The Lord pleads with us to
depart from evil and to do good, as can be seen by the
following verses:

"See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and
death and evil;" (Deuteronomy 30:15)

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it."
(Psalms 34:14)

"Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore."
(Psalms 37:27)

"Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings
from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;" (Isaiah 1:16)

"...return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your
ways and your doings good." (Jeremiah 18:11b)

"Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD,
the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken."
(Amos 5:14)

"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."
(Romans 12:21)

Using light and darkness as an analogy, Jesus and the
writers of the New Testament inform us that by forsaking
evil, we leave the darkness behind and walk in the Light of
His fellowship. Once we have begun walking in the Light, we
are told to not look back to the darkness, but rather to
share the Light of the Gospel with the world. The following
verses demonstrate these points:

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an
hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put
it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light
unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine
before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify
your Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 5:14-16)

"But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds
may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
(John 3:21)

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for
what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and
what communion hath light with darkness?"
(2 Corinthians 6:14)

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ
his Son cleanseth us from all sin." (1 John 1:7)

This issue of light and darkness is also discussed at length
in such articles as 'The Children Of Light: Are You One Of
Us?', as well as in 'Dracula: Fighting Fear With The Word,
Faith And Love'. While we all know that we will eventually
face judgment if we choose not to turn away from our evil
ways, what some people may not realize is that judgment is
not necessarily reserved just for the final Day Of Judgment;
that is, what is commonly referred to as the Great White
Throne Judgment following the Millennium. In the case of
God's children who are called by His Name, according to the
Apostle Peter, our judgment begins in this very life. In the
case of the First Century Disciples, it not only began with
the initial persecution in Jerusalem, but it only grew worse
under the tyrannical reign of Emperor Nero. It may very well
be this final event which inspired Peter to write the
following in his first Epistle:

"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house
of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be
of them that obey not the gospel of God?" (1 Peter 4:17)

Based upon the above verse, I personally believe that we are
judged on a day-to-day basis, just as we judge and chasten
our natural children on a daily basis. As most experienced
parents know, if they let down their guard for even one day
with their children, they are asking for trouble; because
this may be viewed as a sign of weakness and a lack of moral
conviction by the children. When problems do occur, oft
times it is because the parents have failed to be consistent
in their dealings with their children. As we are clearly
told in the Book of Proverbs, to spare, or to hold back, the
rod of correction, is to spoil the child:

"He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth
him chasteneth him betimes." (Proverbs 13:24)

"Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod
of correction shall drive it far from him."
(Proverbs 22:15)

"Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest
him with the rod, he shall not die." (Proverbs 23:13)

"The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to
himself bringeth his mother to shame." (Proverbs 29:15)

Returning to our main topic, considering the fact that the
Lord clearly beholds our evil ways; if the judgment of His
children begins in this life, what form does this judgment
usually take? As I pointed out earlier, a clear answer can
be found in the Old Testament by examining His many dealings
with the rebellious children of Israel. The Lord exercised a
lot of patience, and warned them continually to repent of
their evil deeds through the mouths of His Prophets. In some
instances, such as with the Prophet Jeremiah, these warnings
to repent were sometimes issued for many years before the
judgment actually fell. No one can say that the Lord does
not pity His weak Earthly children. Consider the following
verses:

"Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth
them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth
that we are dust." (Psalms 103:13-14)

"I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the
praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath
bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of
Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his
mercies, and according to the multitude of his
lovingkindnesses. For he said, Surely they are my people,
children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. In all
their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his
presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed
them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of
old. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore
he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against
them." (Isaiah 63:7-10)

"But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of
Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went."
(Ezekiel 36:21)

"Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his
people." (Joel 2:18)

"Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy
fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?"
(Matthew 18:33)

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not
willing that any should perish, but that all should come to
repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

On the other hand, when the children of Israel failed to
heed the Lord's admonitions after a fair amount of time,
then the Rod of His judgments fell upon them without pity.
Just as the Lord is quick to pour out His blessings upon an
obedient people, He is also quick to pour out His judgments
upon a rebellious people who harden their hearts and refuse
to accept His Will. His good intention can easily turn to
evil; and His great mercy and pity, to unrelenting wrath:

"Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things
are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so
shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have
destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your
God hath given you." (Joshua 23:15)

"For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not
for good, saith the LORD: it shall be given into the hand of
the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire."
(Jeremiah 21:10)

"For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this
great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all
the good that I have promised them." (Jeremiah 32:42)

"And though they go into captivity before their enemies,
thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and
I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good."
(Amos 9:4)

"And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers
and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor
spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them."
(Jeremiah 13:14)

"Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because
thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable
things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I
also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither
will I have any pity." (Ezekiel 5:11)

"And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have
pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine
abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall
know that I am the LORD...And mine eye shall not spare,
neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according
to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of
thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth."
(Ezekiel 7:4, 9)

"Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not
spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine
ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them."
(Ezekiel 8:18)

"And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will
I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their
head." (Ezekiel 9:10)

For some traditional Christians who maintain that our God is
only a God of love, such as certain Roman Catholics, the
idea that the Lord might purposely allow evil to befall His
own children, is very difficult to accept. These people
can't begin to fathom God acting in any way contrary to what
they have erroneously been taught by their spiritual elders.
Sadly, as I point out in articles such as 'Love, Mercy,
Forgiveness And Chastisement', what these people fail to
realize, is that Divine Chastisement is a part of Divine
Love. To adopt the 'God is only love' position would be
similar to saying that we are to simply ignore our children
when we see them mishaving. What kind of parents would we be
if we did that? Unfortunately, many American parents have
done this very thing. As I point out in 'The Plight Of The
Children', not only have they spared the rod, but they have
also not given their children a godly education; and society
is now paying for it. The above Scriptures point out very
clearly that both good and evil proceed from the hand of the
Lord. Those who refuse to accept this aspect of God's nature
are simply rejecting a part of the full counsel of the Word
of God. Following are a few more verses which confirm this
fact:

"The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the
wicked for the day of evil." (Proverbs 16:4)

"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and
create evil: I the LORD do all these things." (Isaiah 45:7)

"Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be
afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not
done it?" (Amos 3:6)

"Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and
good?" (Lamentations 3:38)

The final verse above from the Prophet Jeremiah's Book of
Lamentations is quite interesting. How is it that both evil
and good can proceed out of the Mouth of the Lord? The
answer to this question can be found in the Apostle Paul's
Epistle to the Hebrews, where we are told:

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing
asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
heart." (Hebrews 4:12)

Later on, in John's Book of Revelation, we likewise find
mention of a symbolic two-edged Sword which proceeds out of
the Mouth of the Lord:

"And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his
mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was
as the sun shineth in his strength." (Revelation 1:16)

"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he
should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod
of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and
wrath of Almighty God." (Revelation 19:15)

It is my belief that this Sword represents the dual nature
of God's Word. For those who receive the Lord's Word into
their hearts and obey it, this Sword is a blessing; however,
for those who reject the Words of the Lord and rebel against
His Will for their lives, it is a bitter curse. This is
confirmed by some of the words which Moses spoke to the
children of Israel in the Book of Deuteronomy:

"Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A
blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God,
which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not
obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside
out of the way which I command you this day, to go after
other gods, which ye have not known."
(Deuteronomy 11:26-28)

Allow me to point out here that while God will indeed permit
evil to befall His children when they are disobedient, He is
not necessarily the One to carry out the sentence. That task
has been delegated to Satan and his minions who are already
in rebellion against the Lord; and who thus serve as His
instruments of chastisement. The story of Job is a clear
example of this. In the story, the Lord points out to Satan
the righteousness of His servant Job. Satan's rebuttal is
that Job only praises the Lord because he has been blessed
materially. Thus, on several different occasions, Satan
convinces the Lord to allow him to test Job. Before long,
Job has lost his oxen, asses, camels and sheep; his servants
have been slain; and his children have all been killed when
their older brother's house caves in on them when a tornado
strikes it. Poor Job is finally afflicted with boils while
his three friends and even his wife taunt him. Notice that
in the following groups of verses, the Lord is not the
actual executioner of these various tests:

"But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath,
and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto
Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon
himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from
the presence of the LORD." (Job 1:11-12)

Notice that Satan tells the Lord to 'put forth thine hand
now'; yet we then see that it is the Lord who grants Satan
permission to put forth his own hand against Job. Without
God's permission, Satan is powerless to do anything against
Job. Despite all of this, Job refuses to curse the Lord, so
Satan then asks for permission to threaten Job's very life.
We then read:

"And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea,
all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth
thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he
will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan,
Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. So went
Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job
with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown."
(Job 2:4-7)

From reading this story, we can discover several things
concerning Satan's powers. For example, we see that he has
been given power over the elements, such as over air and
fire. We also see that he has power to influence people so
that they will do harm to Job. The fact that Satan is able
to call fire down from the sky just like the Prophet Elijah
is very interesing. When the false prophets of Baal tried to
do the same thing with the Prophet Elijah, they were put to
shame when nothing happened; and eventually they lost their
lives when Elijah slew them with a sword. On the other hand,
according to the Book of Revelation, when the battle between
Good and Evil and Light and Darkness reaches its climax, all
stops against evil will be completely removed. I discuss
this topic in such articles such as 'Who Is Hindering The
Ant-Christ?'. In Revelation chapter thirteen, we discover
that the second Beast, whom I believe may be the False
Prophet, is likewise able to call down fire from the sky in
order to deceive those who dwell upon the Earth:

"And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come
down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,"
(Revelation 13:13)

From looking at other verses in the Bible, we can see that
the reason that Satan is able to control the elements, as
well as political, military and religious events, is simply
because he is the god of this world. As frightening as that
may sound to some people, it is Scripturally-sound doctrine.
Based upon my current understanding of the Scriptures, it
seems that the Earth and its surrounding atmosphere have
been given into Satan's hand for a set time until God's Plan
of Salvation is fulfilled. We are clearly told in the
Scriptures that a great spiritual battle is currently being
wages upon the Earth, and in the atmospheric heavens around
us. Consider the following verses which confirm all of these
points:

"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of
them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious
gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto
them." (2 Corinthians 4:4)

"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 2:2)

"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." (Ephesians 6:12)

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor
angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other
creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39)

As can be seen, Satan is clearly at work on the Earth, as
well as in the heavens above, doing his best to keep the
Earth all to himself, and separated from the Father's
Domain. However, as I explain in the article 'Who Is
Hindering The Anti-Christ?', we are also told that quite
possibly very soon, he and his followers will lose their
grip on the atmospheric heavens surrounding the Earth; and
they will be permanently cast down to, and limited to, the
Earth itself. As of this writing, I don't believe that this
event has happened yet:

"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." (Revelation 12:7-12)

As I explain in the aforementioned article, it is at this
time that the spiritual force who now hinders the appearance
of the Anti-Christ will finally be taken out of the way, and
the Jewish Anti-Christ will be allowed to come to his full
power upon the Earth. It is my current belief that this one
who hinders, or holds back, the Anti-Christ, may in fact be
none other than Michael the Archangel. Notice what the
Apostle Paul tells us regarding this event:

"For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who
now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And
then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall
consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with
the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is
after the working of Satan with all power and signs and
lying wonders," (2 Thessalonians 2:7-9)

Regardless of how frightening or how unbelievable some of
these events may seem to some people, these things are
nevertheless Biblical truth. As I point out in some of my
alien/UFO articles, those who deny the existence of UFO's
would be wise to make a closer more studious examination of
their Bibles. As I state in such articles as 'Under The
Cloud: UFO's And The Bible', I am convinced that UFO's are
real, and that they may very well be mentioned in the Bible
in somewhat cryptic language. This may simply be due to the
fact that the ancient writers couldn't find or didn't know
the proper human words to describe them; or possibly due to
translational or copy errors over the centuries, or possibly
even due to intentional manipulation of the Scriptures by
those who sought to hide the truth from us.

While some flying disks, or UFO's, may be the result of
government black projects related to experimental aircraft,
or mis-identified meteorological or astronomical phenomena
due to extreme emotionalism or a desire to be famous on the
part of the observer, or perhaps even the result of hypnotic
suggestion by those with evil intentions, I believe that a
certain percentage of UFO's may possibly be some type of
spiritual manifestation. While I would like to believe that
some of these are of a positive nature, that is, from the
Realm of the Father, the majority of the testimonies I have
read seem to indicate the exact opposite. In short, I
believe that most, if not all of these so-called 'aliens',
are demons who disguise themselves as benign technologically
advanced extraterrestrial races. I simply see no reason for
the environment of darkness, deception and secrecy in which
they have chosen to operate. If they were truly of the Light
as some people would have us to believe, then they would
plainly manifest themselves as per the Lord's own teachings:

"But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds
may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
(John 3:21)

If some of these UFO's are indeed of an evil spiritual
nature, and if certain key figures in the governments of the
world are aware of this fact, perhaps this is why they
endeavor to control certain information which relates to
events happening outside of or above our planet. Perhaps
they know what they have seen and confronted, and they are
very troubled by it. It may also be that they have seen
these things, but they don't fully understand them due to
the hardness of their own hearts. Another possibility is
that by observing these dark beings, they have also come to
understand the weakness and vulnerability of the human race;
and they realize that there is no way that they can inform
us of these things without causing widespread panic.

In the second half of this article, I will continue this
discussion on Divine Chastisement by explaining different
ways in which the Lord may choose to judge a nation. I will
also take a closer look at the Lord's final hours on the
Cross, as well as delve into such issues as our blessed
Hope, reasons why God may turn away His Face, the blessings
and curses of seeing God's Face, blasphemy against the Holy
Ghost, the Urantia Book, and the Blood Atonement. I trust
that you will join me.

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