How Convenient| From Leprechauns To Aliens

Scripture:  Let GOD be True and every man a liar! (Romans 3:4)

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Back in the days before colonization, African societies, like most societies around the world, had their mythical creatures and beliefs. We believed that it was wrong to sweep your house at night because you might chase away your spiritual ancestors. Maybe they’ve dropped a blessing, and there you are sweeping it away! When you walked and suddenly heard someone call out your name but you can’t figure out who called you. When you look around, and you can’t see who called you! Then you were not supposed to answer back with a “yes.” Do not reply to the unseen caller because it may be a genie or some spirit calling you. Instead, you were to answer back by saying, “Is it me?”

But these beliefs have been overshadowed by modernity. Willingly or unwillingly, we have embraced the West. Stories of leprechauns, elves, vampires and sorcerors no longer scare most people. If a real vampire walked down the streets, people would likely take out their phones for a selfie. We no longer burn witches but follow those who claim to be on Facebook. 

So is it not convenient that today’s mythical creature is aliens? 

Too Convenient! 

When I watch the UFO stories, I can’t help but get a little curious. I have so many questions that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to ask the experts directly.

Question 1:Why do these alien creatures only appear in the developed world? We may be developing, but we still have wi-fi, smartphones, high-resolution cameras, the media, and CCTVs. Why are you the only ones seeing them often? 

Do you mean aliens haven’t been to Mumbai? 

Question 2: When you trace them across history, why do they only appear in societies that are perceived or appear to be more civilized than the others? Why did they appear to the “superpowers” of the old world and not the rest?  

UFO experts claim that there is evidence in Egypt, Mesopotamia (Middle East), Japan (although there is little proof until recently) and Ancient Mayan cultures. According to the researchers, these UFOs may have contributed to the creation of pyramids, the Ziggurats, and every other fancy thing that the modern world can’t understand how they were made. 

Question 3: Like other societies, African societies have cave paintings. Based on what we know now, how comes none of our fathers saw these strange beings? I mean, we also observed the stars. 

Isn’t it all too convenient that they only appear among the “civilized”? And I put the word civilized in quotes because human societies tend to associate civilization with buildings and technology but not with humanity. 

The Issue

The issue is that the industrialized world has no space for leprechaun, unicorns, and fairies. Modern societies no longer fear demons and are less likely to see sorcerors as threats. Therefore, I feel that it’s all too convenient that the rhetoric shifted from mythical creatures to highly intelligent creatures. 

But the devil is cunning. The scriptures call him the deceiver of nations (Revelations 20:8). He was there in the beginning, and with his cunning words, he deceived the first man and woman. The Egypt of Pharaoh used to give offerings to appease the gods of the underworld. They had at least 2000 deities!

Moreover, in the Old World, human sacrifices were rampant. We are talking about heart extractions and massive, bloody human sacrifices. All these sacrifices were made to ensure that their worlds would continue to exist. The sacrifices fed “the gods from the sky.”

If these highly intelligent aliens were there back then, then why didn’t they stop the human sacrifices? It seems to me that they entertained, enjoyed and tolerated them. 

Well, ladies and gentlemen, that’s what religion calls demons! They delight in human sacrifices, abhor God and want to be worshipped. 

The modern world worships intelligence! We roll our eyes when we hear of sorcerers, and these are stuff we say to scare our children. But we lose ourselves to technology and bow to Science. 

Then is it not convenient that we have aliens? Is a highly intelligent being from outer space that is more advanced than us but has been secretly watching us for centuries? 

Who buys this? 

Then there’s the “mother-government” who cares about them (the developed) so much that they’ve been hiding the truth for us for centuries to avoid mass panic? 

And now, the governments are releasing all this evidence that proves that we are not alone out there. 

But we were never alone! 

And above all else there’s GOD! 

Someone told me something, and it made sense to me. He said that the biggest mistake human beings made is that they assume that they are the only ones who evolved and left the sorcerors in the forest. The truth is that the occult and all those black stuff adapted to the change too! 

An African proverb says, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. All this noise about strange beings proves that something is going on, and the leading governments appear to be in it. 

But they have always been in it! Look at the Scriptures. The pharaoh was surrounded by powerful sorcerers (Exodus 7:11). Nebuchadnezzar, the first King of the world, surrounded himself with astrologers, magicians, enchanters, and diviners (Daniel 4:7). Of course! The Corporate man! Surrounds himself with intelligent beings like aliens!

All these ancient practices and spiritual beings adapted to the modern man. And what you see in space may not necessarily be from another planet. It’s just another cunning way to deceive the world.

Why Do I Say This?

I think the aliens or alien rhetoric is another deception from the devil. Why? Because the rhetoric that aliens are more intelligent communicates that we should bow to them and listen to them because they are not primitive beings. 

This language of primitive versus intelligent is what led to the colonization of other races and justified slavery. 

Call me an overthinker! But if there’s already the rumour that there may be an intelligent being that does not appear to be in any form of religion, then doesn’t this language sound like devil talk? 

I know that religion has led to wars. But we have a habit of shifting blame to things that can’t defend themselves. What I mean is that religion is not the stone building, but it’s the people. Even if there were no religion, people would still divide based on other things, e.g. race, money (class system), education. 

This flaw in us is the reason that Christ came, and it is the reason that God chose the Jews to reach out to the other nations. GOD is the force behind our advancement as human societies. There was NO ALIEN involved. 

If they were, we would know because people talk, and it would have been a common talk. 

Yet this talk is confined to those who are “civilized.” 

We are not a “Perfect” creation. Human beings make mistakes and can be poor judges of things. Yet! It was for this imperfect race that Jesus came from heaven to die for. The Bible states that he was a perfect sacrifice for this age! (1 Timothy 2:5). 

God knew that we would find ourselves in these times. 

So if you are a fan of the conspiracies and the strange things in this world, I leave you with this golden scripture: 

Don’t worry too much about these things, for we are more than conquerors through Christ, who strengthens us (Romans 8:37). 

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. (Romans 8:35-37 NLT)

God made human beings intelligent! We didn’t come from monkeys, and no race mated with aliens to produce a more intelligent race! Yet this is the rhetoric that comes from the civilized West. 

It is convenient, you know! At one point, we were all monkeys! Then some of the monkeys mated with aliens! And that’s why some monkeys are more intelligent than others! And intelligent monkeys don’t believe in God. 

We can believe what we want to believe. But Jews are still Jews! And for as long as there are Abrahamic faiths and a race that can trace its origins to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, then there is truth to the largest religion in the world. 

If you don’t hold on to truth, you make yourself a victim to deceitful spirits. 

The UFO community cited the sons of Anak as a race that may have come from the alien origin. But this may be wrong because, as humans, we are disconnected from history. We don’t have a comprehensive understanding of our past. 

We don’t know who the sons of Anak were! But they are in the Bible, and we call them the descendants of giants. Glory be to David’s God because David defeated the Giant Goliath (1 Samuel 17:41-52). Glory be to the God of Israel because Israel defeated the descendants of Anak (Joshua 13-21). 

GOD has been involved from the beginning. Let’s be careful that we do not forget that. I love being a human being. We may not be perfect, but I don’t like AIs (artificial intelligence). The people who support robots claim that robots are better because they don’t have emotions. As such, robots use reason to judge, and the reason is above emotions, right? 

Wrong! 

Everything that comes out of them is wrong. Emotions are equally important because they make us human. Yes! Someone may have made mistakes when they were young, and maybe they did the crime. But people change, and emotions are what lead us to forgive and give others a second chance. 

We get things wrong as humans, but that doesn’t mean we are an inferior race. 

When I study scriptures, I see a GOD who communicates this. Our flaws are the reason why Christ came. We have a GOD willing to work with us in the issues we fail in as a society. 

FOR GOD DID LOVE THE WORLD SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON FOR THIS WORLD. 

Therefore, before we bow to the new normal of aliens, and anti-God rhetoric, let’s hold on to Christ and believe that the same God who gave David the strength to bring down a giant, is still ENTHRONED! No matter what mythical or real threats we face.