Some are claiming all the louder that, apparently, UAPs or UFOs are real—and if they’re not aliens, they are certainly alien.
According to one retired U.S. navy chief master-at-arms, these sightings by professionals:
“… Indicate a technology that outstrips our arsenal by at least 100 years to 1,000 years at the moment. … First of all, the aircraft had zero control surfaces. It had no means of propulsion that we could detect. It moved at hypersonic velocities. And it preceded the pilots to their [CAP] points. So, it seemed to have some knowledge of where the pilots were headed ahead of time. And we don’t possess those abilities to do that, in our arsenal at the moment.”1
For the Fantastical Truth podcast, Zackary Russell has been leading the UFO wing (except these crafts apparently have no wings). During the past several months, he and E. Stephen Burnett have been doing their homework. Just now we grouped all our Fantastical Truth episodes into a de facto podcast miniseries we’re calling Armies of the Aliens. We’re inspired by the quirky wording of the “faith hall of fame” in the good ol’ King James Version. This reminds us that God’s saints:
… Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
—Hebrews 11:34, KJV (emphasis added)
In any honest fight between saints and aliens, saints win.
You can prepare for any future UFO battles with faith, fighter jets, or both, starting with these three podcast episodes:
Aliens. Oh snap. Audiences love aliens. Aliens! Aliens, from space. Ancient aliens. I don’t know, therefore: aliens. Zack and Stephen launch this latest fantastical truth-finding with clips from U. S. Navy pilots who encountered UFOs. We’ll explore those reports, other alien stories, and how Christians can respond to the very notion of life and even sentient life beyond our planet.
Will this be the year we finally get to see the aliens? Are we living in an alien invasion movie? According to headlines, it depends on whether a supposed Galactic Federation decides we are worthy. These ideas and questions are coming at us at light speed, and they often bring along competing mythologies. So as Christians, we should think through how to respond. More importantly, we should dwell on why these questions come up at all. Why do alien stories fascinate us?
There is so much we don’t know about the solar system, our galaxy, and the universe. What all else is out there? Are there aliens we should be afraid of, or instead concerned for? All we can be sure of is that God has created it all, and he won’t violate his own nature. So drawing from scientific observations and Scripture, what are the Biblical possibilities about alien life?
In the Fantastical Truth podcast from Lorehaven, hosts E. Stephen Burnett and Zackary Russell find the best Christian fantasy, and apply the wonders of these imaginary worlds to the real world our Creator has called us to serve. Join the best Christian fantastical authors and other creative friends on this joyful journey, to find the happiness and holiness of Jesus through his gift of truthful imagination. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and every major podcasting service.
- Secondary source: Ex-Military Officers Sound Alarm On UFO Report: The Tech ‘Outstrips Our Arsenal By At Least 100 Years’, The Daily Wire, May 18, 2021. ↩