No Apologizing

"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15

UFO sighting over the Temple Mount?


Okay….so a recent video has shown up on YouTube showing what reports to be a UFO floating above the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  This video has garnered a lot of attention over the last few days.  Here is the video:

 Here is another video of the same event….but from a different angle:

This video is indeed impressive, and gave me the chills just watching it. However, There is something odd about this video….maybe it has to do with this still photo being the exact backdrop to the video?

Back drop to a hoax?

To be fair, there are three videos of this event (one of which we won’t link because of foul language – we strive to keep our blog G or PG), and probably about 4 or 5 different speculations about what is happening here.  The guesses range from a true (alien) UFO to demons or angels to finally… just a hoax.  Christian blogs and message boards are certainly a buzz with this.  I am not convinced that this is real. 

So let’s take this a whole new direction…  What is the point of this video?  It would appear that there is some sort of religious significance with this…  But is there really?

Let’s pretend for a moment that this video is real…

What is the point?  What is the significance?  We know that God is in control…what does He gain with this?  The Bible allows us to draw a logical conclusion that aliens cannot exist.  Based on that conclusion, this would have to be an Angel descending from Heaven, sent directly by God and allowed by Him to make itself visable.  What do we get from that?  What does He get from that? In other words, what’s the benefit to God or humanity?

Given all this, then, let’s assume that the video is a hoax…

What is the point?  What is the significance?  What is gained from such a video?

See what I am getting at? 

Now, we at No Apologizing would never presume to know the heart of God, or to understand the actions of God.  But it often doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand the motives of man.  These videos have exploded over the internet, and on the blogosphere.  Someone has gotten a lot of attention with this. 

MANY are using this video for religious purposes….ALREADY.  “It was an Angel from God”,  “The Angel above the Mosque PROVES the Islam is the one true religion”.  Again weigh this video based on the motives of man vs. what we know about God…

There is significant evidence that this is a hoax…  This begs the question: Why are people so willing to believe something like this is real?  Is it because they are looking for something that is bigger than themselves?  Is it because they desire to see something incredible?  Be a part of or witness something that is historic?  That it is impossible to believe that God created this universe and/or there is no way that we are the only ones here?

Whatever it is… I am willing to bet that they believe videos like this because there is a hole that needs to be filled in their spirit.  Rather than filling it with God, they fill it with things like this…

Just a thought.

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