Note: All Scripture quotations found in this article are from the text of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 "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: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
In the Bible, there are three different heavens.
The first heaven is the earth's atmosphere. The birds and clouds are found in this heaven.
Genesis 1:20 "And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven."
The second heaven is space. This is where the Sun, moon, planets and stars are located.
Deuteronomy 1:10 "The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude."
The third heaven is past the first and second heaven. This heaven is where God is located pass the sea of glass.
2 Corinthians 12:2 "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven."
If one was to want to know where the third heaven is located all he would have to do is find the North Star (Isa. 14:13, Ezek. 1:4, Ezek 9:2). To prove this even more, "God" is substituted for the word "north."
Psalms 75:6 "For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another."
The Bible tells us that in the end the first and second heaven, along with the earth will be destroyed, so God can create new heavens and a new earth (2 Peter 3:12-13). This tells us that the universe is not infinite, rather finite. Keep in mind that past the second heaven is a sea of glass which can reflect the stars and planets making the universe look infinite.
According to the Bible, Satan was the first space traveler. Isaiah fourteen is referring to Lucifer, who had fallen from heaven to the earth because of pride. This all ties into the Genesis Gap (I have an article on this subject, if anyone is interested in reading further). Notice in the verses below, Satan says that he will ASCEND into heaven, past the clouds and stars, giving evidence that he was on earth when he said that.
Isaiah 14:12 "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."
A question that comes up is, "Is man suppose to be in dominion over space?" or "Should man travel to space?" The answer is found in the first chapter of the Bible.
Genesis 1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
Notice that it says man can have dominion over the sea, air and earth, but God does not allow man to have dominion over space. So it is fine for men to have submarines, airplanes and cars, but the Bible does not give us permissions to make rocket ships that go into outer-space. The Bible says that God is to be over the heavens and man is given the earth in Psalms 115:16.
In Genesis 11, we are aware of the Tower of Babel where men came together, mixed races and built a tower to reach to heaven. We also know that God did not like the idea, so he confounded their language and spread them to different continents all over the world. This is also a reason why we should not mix races. God has separated us and created us differently and as humans we should not go against what He has done (Acts 17:26).
Even though God is against man going to space, He knew we would achieve it in the future. In Amos, God shows that He is aware that humans will be able to go into outer-space one day.
Amos 9:2 "Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:"
In the book of Obadiah, it is also recorded that man will make it into space. God says man will exalt himself as "the eagle," which is amazing because the first manned space craft ever made was called "The Eagle." The Eagle was a United States space craft that landed in 1969.
Obadiah 1:4 "Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD."
There are men in the Bible that traveled through space to get to the third heaven. These men were Enoch, Elijah, Moses, Jesus, Paul and John (Gen. 5, Deut. 34, John 20, 2 Cor. 12, Rev. 4). There are probably more, but those are a few.
John the Apostle actually time traveled. To time travel one has to travel faster than the speed of light, change location and participate in future of past events to validate that they have traveled in time. John did all three of those. In the book of Revelation, John records things like seeing the future Tribulation saints under the altar, he measures the future temple that is built in during the Tribulation and he takes the prophecy book out of an angels hand during the Tribulation in Revelation 10.
Now we are getting closer to the subject of "aliens." First, we must know that the Bible only records three types of intelligent life in all the three heavens.
1. God and His angels exist
2. Satan and the fallen angels exist
3. Humans exist
Aliens have been sighted all throughout history by millions of people. Most people think that only crazy people have said they have saw "aliens" or "UFO's," but that is not true. Christopher Columbus, who discovered America recorded that he saw a UFO that looked like fireballs going across the sky. John Wesley, the Christian theologian said that he saw a UFO come out of a lake. Three Presidents of the United States, Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter and Dwight Eisenhower, also have said that they saw UFOs. Not to mention over 14,000 American Servicemen in the Air Force and Navy, along with thirteen astronauts have spotted UFOs.
2 Corinthians 13:1 "..In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established."
So it is not up for debate if people have saw them or not, they have, all throughout history. The question is, what are these UFOs that people have seen?
UFOs are found in the Bible in Ezekiel 1:4-14 and Ezekiel 10. Also in Zechariah 5, there is a UFO described as a flying roll that is 30 feet long and 15 feet in diameter (Zech 5:2). The UFO in Zechariah destroys houses with fire (Zech. 5:4), is said to go over the whole earth (Zech. 5:3) and is said to show up in the future again in the Tribulation (Zech. 5:4). On this UFO are two women that have the wings of storks (Zech. 5:9) and are connected with "wickedness" (Zech. 5:8). All angels in the Bible are males and if anyone says that they have seen a female angel with wings then they have actually seen an unclean spirit. Keep in mind that devils can appear in different forms and storks are called unclean birds in Leviticus 11:19. Devils are also likened unto unclean birds.
Revelation 18:2 "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."
With that being said, I believe that the "aliens" and "UFOs" that have been seen throughout history are either devils or something to do with the fallen angels that had sexual relationships with the daughters of men (Gen. 6:2).
Devils and UFOs have a lot in common. UFOs are mostly spot at night and King Saul went to speak to the witch with the evil spirits during the night (1 Sam. 28). People describe UFOs to have strange lights and the Devil is said to transform himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14). UFOs and devils are both connected to strange sounds, fire and death (Isa. 8:19, Matt. 17, Rev. 13, Rev. 9:18). UFOs have been said to lift people up in the air, while it is recorded that Satan lifted Jesus up to the temple on the high mountain in Matthew 4:5.
Matthew 4:5 "Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,"
Many people laugh at the thought of mentioning "aliens" or "UFOs," but it is a fact that they have been seen over and over by millions of people all over the world. We also know that these "aliens" are not a different type of intelligent life form, rather they are devils, unclean spirits or fallen angels. Dr. Ruckman has been mocked for his statements about "aliens," but his belief is the same as that I have stated. Too many people misquote authors and too many people read misquotes without actually reading whole statements by the original author.
It is possible that these devilish "aliens" and "UFOs" will come down to earth in the Tribulation, but the saved will be caught up to meet Jesus in the air before the seven year Tribulation, so that we will not have to go through any sufferings during that time.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words."