Thursday, June 9, 2022

Are UFOs Mentioned in the Bible? – Part 2

John Ankerberg

By Dr. Ron Rhodes: Are UFOs Really in the Bible?

The suggestion that UFOs are in the Bible is preposterous. In every case discussed above [see Part 1], UFOlogists are reading their own meanings into the biblical text (eisegesis) rather than drawing their meanings from the biblical text (exegesis). Here is an interpretive principle you can bank on: When the plain sense makes good sense, seek no other sense lest you end up in nonsense.

Instead of superimposing a meaning onto the biblical text, the objective interpreter seeks to discover the author’s intended meaning (the only true meaning). One must recognize that what a passage means is fixed by the author and is not subject to alteration by readers. Meaning is determined by the author; it is discovered by readers. And a singular key to determining the intending meaning of the author is reading the verse in context. With this in mind, let’s look at some of the claims made by UFO enthusiasts.

Connect With John Ankerberg