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Alien Beings Existed Before Earth Over 4.5 Billion Years Ago

Alien Beings: Is this Biblical Fact or Fiction?
Alien Beings: Is this Biblical Fact or Fiction?

Alien Beings existed before Earth became part of the Universe. Alien means foreign, non-native, external, distant, remote. Who were they?

In Genesis chapter 1, we’ve flashed back some 4.5 billion years to the beginning of Earth. We’ve established that following a beautiful beginning, there was tohu va bohu. No physical beings, obviously including humans, of any type, had made their apparition yet. But according to the Biblical account, there were already certain alien beings in existence.
(Origin of the Universe, chapter 7.4)

We’re investigating the cause of this chaos in Genesis 1.1 and who was present at the time. Were there non-earthly, alien beings, already in existence before the existence of Earth? God’s challenging question to Job gives us a clue:

Job 38:4–7

4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

5 Who hash laid the measures thereof, if you know? or who has stretched the line upon it?

6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

From the chronology of this passage, we see that the morning stars and the sons of God were present at the foundation of Earth. They, therefore, preceded its physical creation. The existence and purpose of alien or spirit-world figures here referred to as morning stars and sons of God are part and parcel of the biblical report. Remove this theme about aliens from the account, and the Bible story crumbles; this is not the juncture to go into an in-depth deliberation of their function, but, at this point, we do need to see the role played by a certain very high-profile alien being.

Galacti, before you reflect, “it’s because of this sort of crap about aliens that the Bible isn’t believable,” let me say that millions of people worldwide have followed Casper the Friendly Ghost for the last 80 years. Today they are glued to TV series like Angel, Dark Angel, Fallen Angels, Fallen, Touched by an Angel, Supernatural, etc. Sure, viewers may know it’s fiction, although some believe it, but what’s the origin? We’re seeing more and more supernatural series with heroes wielding gruesome and gorgeous alien powers. Fiction yes, fantasy maybe.

Now, read the original script, and find out what’s behind this phenomenon.

Clear Bible Reference to an Alien

We’re going for a roller coaster ride now, so attach your seatbelts. We’re going to plunge into a couple of fictional scenarios that as outlandish as they may appear, Bible commentators and readers have understood them. We need to spend a moment expounding this because it is a crucial piece of the puzzle. Comprehending this scene brings many, many, many other images into focus.

There are various aspects-curve balls — to this scene, so we’ll take them one at a time, but they’re all part of one whole piece. You’ll need to read these passages a few times to grasp the word meanings. The English is explicit enough for us not even to need Strong’s, and coupled with the puzzle pieces we’ve already turned over, you’ll see how this one fits in.

In the first fictional scenario in Ezekiel 28, we come across an unusual character interjected into a dual context (see the literal and figurative meanings of Biblical Hebrew): The anointed cherub that covers.

Ezekiel 28:12–18

12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say to him, Thus says the Lord God; You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

13 You have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of your tabrets and of your pipes was prepared in you in the day that thou were created.

14 You are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so: you were upon the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15 You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in you.

16 By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty, you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I will cast you to the ground, I will lay you before kings, that they may behold you.

18 Thou have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of you, it shall devour you, and I will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you.

God sends Ezekiel (here called son of man), His prophet, to the king of Tyre, a former resplendent Phoenician city that represented the summum of power and prestige of its day, today the fourth largest city in Lebanon bears this name) to prophecy as to his future. About 100,000 people live on this rocky preeminence, where a key industry is fishing.

But, during the height of its power, it governed the area of Lebanon, including its rival sister city, Sidon. Purple, the much sort after dye, the color of royalty, was manufactured here from the murex shellfish. Phoenician sailed the Mediterranean founding colonies along its coasts; this gave Tyre and its king a reputation for trade, opulence, and power personalized by the king of Tyre in this Biblical account.

The first curveball, or in moviemaking terms the fade-in, is in Ezekiel 28:13–14, where it says you are in Eden the Garden of God and are the Anointed Cherub that covers; this cannot refer to a physical king — no matter how great he might be. Hence the concept of duality, reference to two scenarios. So the question is, other than the king, who is the second alien individual in this passage? We don’t have to guess; we’ll see what characterizes this second being and draw a logical conclusion.

This article is an excerpt from chapter 7.4 of the book Origin of the Universe

Further Study

Read through Ezekiel 28. On a sheet of paper make two columns entitled human king, alien king. As you read, write down the literal and figurative characteristics in their respective columns.

When you’ve finished your analysis, read the characteristics in the figurative column. How would you describe this alien being?

You can read all of the book Origin of the Universe online. Sam blogs weekly at TheExplanation.com The Explanation masters Biblical Hebrew to help you unlock more in-depth Bible meaning. Free tools to read and study the Bible online.

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