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Movie, "The Fourth Kind"
Aliens or Demons?   

Q. I know you like sci-fi. So I'm wondering if you have seen the movie The Fourth Kind? What did you think of it and could the supposed transcripts of alien abductions be "real?"


Shrewd as Serpents - Innocent as Doves

Jesus said …"be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves" (Matt 10:16, NASB).

That Biblical verse applies here.

Yes…we saw this film. But, instead of a story about "alien" abductions - or encounters of the "fourth kind" - we believe this is a story about demon possession.

Shrewd, discerning Christians will quickly see the connections themselves from this story based on supposedly real tape and video transcripts of patients from Nome, Alaska in the year 2000.

Discernment Needed

What amazes and surprises us is not necessarily the film's portrayal of the transcripts themselves. Those may or may not be "real." But, it is the lack of genuine insight about the nature of these events presented by Christian reviewers and critics. Where are the Christian experts who see this for what it is? What happened to our discernment and our ability to recognize evil forces?

The apostle Paul said we don't really fight against human beings. Our "struggle is… against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12).

With that in mind the story is about Nome, Alaska residents who are suffering many terrifying and sleepless nights but can't remember what it is that is frightening them. Under hypnosis they begin to remember.

Recounting of the Demonic

What they remember is a terrifying "presence" entering their rooms. After that we see and hear victims speaking in an ancient Sumerian language translated by a scholar, aliens speaking through the tortured victims' bodies claiming to be "god," terrifying scenes of levitation, violent, murderous and suicidal behaviors and other things that match the intensity and horror of The Exorcist.

Don't Take the Kids!

The film's sexual content and language is not generally offensive to Christians compared to other films - although there is brief sex in a darkened room, some foul language and violence. To its credit the movie depicts a Mom giving "thanks" and using the name of Jesus.

Ancient Evil Forces Masquerading as E.T.

But, don't take the kids or teens to see this movie no matter what you hear! Most adults shouldn't go either - not unless they are strong in the Lord and fearless of stories about the occult and demonic possession.

These aliens are not your ordinary "cute" E.T.s who want to "Phone Home." These are deadly, ancient spiritual forces of evil masquerading as extra terrestrial beings!

The Battle is not Yours but the Lord's

Besides…why should we expose ourselves to things that don't build us up but introduce us to evil "entities" that would be better left alone? Leave those to the Lord. "The battle is not yours but the Lord's" (2 Chronicles 20:15, 1 Sa 17:47).

Dwell on Good Things

The apostle Paul advises us to think about better things: …"whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things" (Phil 4:8, NASB).

Our advice is to go see Star Trek or play re-runs of Star Wars instead. Or if you enjoy encounters of the "fourth kind," rent Steven Spielberg's Taken, Dreamworks, 2003.

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