Richard wrote:abelcainsbrother, you are asking me to change how I think but providing no logic or reason to do so other than just think angels are real which is like asking me to accept that Darth Vadar is real. There is a difference between true faith and wanting to believe in something. I just described in my previous post what real faith is, real faith is not something you can conjure up out of nothing, out of imagination, real faith is the observation of the unknown and accepting it for what it is. In basic terms, no single person on the planet knows if God really exists, some people forcefully think with the mind, that they know one way or the other, the only people who are truly interested in getting an answer accept that they do not know but are willing to learn and dedicate themselves to finding out. If God is a programmer, that is how he would program a sentient being to be, any sentient that chooses to be any other way will never get an answer. If a being chooses to have no interest, well that's like a fish that has no interest in swimming. Choosing yes or no to God is irrelevant and a flaw, you are not in a position to choose yes or no so don't even bother trying to make that choice, the only choice you can make is whether or not you have an interest in finding out if God exists and what God is.
For example, I said previously that the soul is connected to a planetary body. That now has me asking, does that mean my soul is bound to Earth? What happens if the Earth is detroyed, is my soul destroyed too, is that the end of me for all eternity? Where in the bible can I find an answer to that? I don't know the answers, that doesn't stop me thinking such things and asking such questions, I can only put those questions aside and have faith, what else can I do? I don't mean faith as in some day an angel will appear and explain everything to me, I mean faith as in I'll have the strength to keep those questions in heart and mind and the patience to find the answers myself. Real faith is faith in ones self.
Yes I am asking you to change how you think but I also know it can be difficult to do.I am asking you to believe the bible by faith .We are Christians so we believe the bible by faith and you could too.It really is not as big of a change as you think either.It is not hard to see what people call aliens fallens angels or demons instead.You can do this and then you won't be decieved if we are ever re-visited by fallen angels. If it happened now the way you think? Let's just say a giant space craft landed on earth you would think they are aliens and I'm trying to get you to think of them as fallen angels instead,again you can do this.
Even if you have peronally communicated with what you thought was an alien you must think it was a fallen angel trying to decieve you instead.This earth will be destroyed by fire by God in the future and then restored again and you can spend eternity in heaven.You don't want to spend eternity in the other place.We can know God is real too by his Spirit. Instead of putting faith in yourself it would be so much better to put your faith in Jesus Christ.
I actually believe its possible life existed on other planets before God created this world however because it is not mentioned in the bible I have to shun what I think to go by God's word atleast until I have evidence and I don't so I wait n see. You can do this also.