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Did Ezekiel see a UFO?

 
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Did Ezekiel see a UFO?
Did Ezekiel see a UFO?
Extract from Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection
One of the most infamous claims about UFOs appearing in the Bible is the ‘sighting’ by Ezekiel in Ezekiel 1:1–28. Erich von Däniken is just one of many leading writers who claim that the prophet Ezekiel saw a spaceship.

In the case of the mighty prophet Ezekiel, he was given an amazing experience, and a picture of something that no other person had seen. The text clearly describes the events that took place, and Ezekiel says his vision was imparted to him by God (1:1, 3).

A prophet is a specially chosen person. He is a spokesman for God, and God communicates with his chosen person in such a style that the prophet knows for sure he is hearing only from God. ‘Knowing the voice of God’ is one of the reasons that the biblical prophets were always 100% accurate, unlike modern ‘prophets,’ whether in the Christian church or outside of it. Ezekiel had a similar problem with a proliferation of false prophets in his day. Chapter 13 records that he was told to prophesy against the false prophets of his day. People did not always like God’s true prophets because they often spoke directly and personally about people’s lives, particularly in the area of revealing and condemning their sin. Often the hearers would reject God’s warnings via his prophet because they wanted to continue in their own way.

In Ezekiel’s case, God used dramatic imagery to get his message across. For example, in chapter 37, Ezekiel was given a vision of a valley of dry bones. Step by step, sinew and flesh attached to these bones until they came to life as a vast army. Was it meant to be taken literally? Not in this case, because God told Ezekiel that the story was ‘symbolic’ of Israel’s restoration to their homeland (they were in exile at the time).

The so-called UFO that Ezekiel saw was no different. No one saw it except Ezekiel. He describes wheels, wings, and living creatures that looked like burning coals and moved like flashes of lightning. Above this strange contraption were a throne and a figure that looked like a man with a brilliant light surrounding him. But right at the very beginning of the passage (vs. 1) and at the end (vs. 28), Ezekiel unmistakably pronounces that it is a vision of God. In verse 17, the ‘vehicle’ is described as going in all directions at the same time, which a real vehicle cannot do. This description is a reference to the fact that God is everywhere at the same time (omnipresent) and that he is not constrained to our understanding. The vision of a man was probably that of the preincarnate Christ.

Many UFO believers claim they place great store in the biblical texts but only when it suits their purposes to do so. It is incredible how often people take a passage of Scripture completely out of context to prove a pet theory. Masquerading angels have also falsely concocted a pseudo-philosophy to closely parallel the texts for their own evil aims. The Bible has become ‘fair game’ for those with their own agenda. I recall an investigator at a UFO meeting glowingly using the passage in Ezekiel to say that ‘even the Bible mentions UFOs.’ When I challenged his comment, pointing out that nowhere does Ezekiel use the term ‘ship’, ‘craft’ or any other word to describe a vehicle of any sort, and when I made the more important point that the text clearly describes the thing as a vision from God, he replied, ‘Yeah, but it’s still a UFO.’

I didn’t say what he wanted to hear. He had already made his mind up and brought his outside ideas to the Bible. He wanted to believe that it is a UFO, despite the intent of the author and the actual words written. This misreading of the Bible is sadly common in UFOlogy.

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Last Edited by Neesie on 05/16/2010 11:19 AM
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Re: Did Ezekiel see a UFO?
no he did not
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I dont think he did either.
.A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

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Nope, but I do have a friend who insists he did describe a UFO. I have tried to point him towards Revelation Chapter 4 but he still insists it was a UFO.

I smile, we go find lunch... he starts at it again...
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Yes, he did.
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Nope, but I do have a friend who insists he did describe a UFO. I have tried to point him towards Revelation Chapter 4 but he still insists it was a UFO.

I smile, we go find lunch... he starts at it again...
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LOL
.A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

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Re: Did Ezekiel see a UFO?
Ezekiel saw the lord of hosts.
He did not see the TRUE GOD - ALMIGHTY GOD.
Remember..
ALMIGHTY GOD says do not worship ANY images.
Nothing in heaven - upon the earth - in the sea
nothing!
The TRUE GOD has not shown HIS image to men
because men would copy this image into some
ridiculous idol and end up worshiping the idol
instead of GOD HIMSELF!
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Yes, he did.
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of course. yaweh and his collection of fools in dressup. these guys could have done well on halloween.
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Ezekiel saw the lord of hosts.
He did not see the TRUE GOD - ALMIGHTY GOD.
Remember..
ALMIGHTY GOD says do not worship ANY images.
Nothing in heaven - upon the earth - in the sea
nothing!
The TRUE GOD has not shown HIS image to men
because men would copy this image into some
ridiculous idol and end up worshiping the idol
instead of GOD HIMSELF!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 801926



1 Kings 8:27 Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!
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The so-called UFO that Ezekiel saw was no different. No one saw it except Ezekiel. He describes wheels, wings, and living creatures that looked like burning coals and moved like flashes of lightning. Above this strange contraption were a throne and a figure that looked like a man with a brilliant light surrounding him. But right at the very beginning of the passage (vs. 1) and at the end (vs. 28), Ezekiel unmistakably pronounces that it is a vision of God. In verse 17, the ‘vehicle’ is described as going in all directions at the same time, which a real vehicle cannot do. This description is a reference to the fact that God is everywhere at the same time (omnipresent) and that he is not constrained to our understanding. The vision of a man was probably that of the preincarnate Christ.

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If he was the sole participant to this "vision" then it can equally be described as a "delusion" or other illusory phenomena,mantal abberation or otherwise...nobody can know what the fuck he was talking about anyhow.
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yes...

Ezekiel 1:16
The appearance of the wheels and their work [was] like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work [was] as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel

As proof of this growing fascination, it has been suggested that the biblical prophet Ezekiel, in the Old Testament book bearing his name, had an early encounter with an alien spaceship. In a Web article titled “UFOs: Even Before There Were Weather Balloons…,” the author misquoted Ezekiel 1:1-4: “As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness round about it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as if it were gleaming bronze” (a very loose paraphrase of Ezekiel 1:1-4). The article then listed several other ancient “UFO” sightings, and concluded by stating: “These are just a few of the examples of UFO sightings from history” (2004).
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Yes, he did.
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I agree with LadyTexan! Goofy Thum
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Re: Did Ezekiel see a UFO?
more to the point - did the UFO see Ezekiel ?


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more to the point - did the UFO see Ezekiel ?


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LOL
.A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

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more to the point - did the UFO see Ezekiel ?


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Yes! And they spent enough time together that Ezekiel would NEVER have needed to classify them as Unidentified.......for he knew them very well indeed!
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"A prophet is a specially chosen person. He is a spokesman for God" - do unto others as you would they do unto you for that is the Law and the Prophets, prophets choose to be. Ezekial saw what he saw.
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Ezekiel peace be unto him and Daniels.

peace from nibiru hf
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20 years ago I was in a Select Chorus and we sang many Songs in many languages from many time periods.
I recall this one very well.

Ezekiel saw the Wheel, whay up in the middle of the air
Ezekiel say the Whell, way in the middle of the air.

The Big wheel run by Faith
and the little wheel run by the Grace of God

A wheel in a wheel...Way in the middle of the Air

Better mind my brother how you walk on the Cross
way in the middle of the Air

Your Foot might slip and your Soul get lost
way in the middle of the Air

Ole Satan wears a Club Foot shoe
If you pay no mind he'll slip it on you

Lost of fun to sing

Here is a decent version
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I don't think anyone here was there at the time, so whom really knows for sure eh!


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Yes, Neesie, Ezekiel did really see a UFO...this is some of the oldest UFO news in the history of the world...it's been proven years ago that yes, he saw a UFO.

Since we're dredging up old UFO sightings, here are some other ancient sightings recorded:
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
[link to lithiumdreamer.tripod.com]

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