I form light and create darkness,
I make well-being and create calamity,
I am the LORD, who does all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)
but i maintain that there isn't any true "chaos" - it's a subjective, human term that we use when we can't perceive the order that God ordains. that's the perspective i'm speaking from.
because, remember what the Bible says about randomness?
The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the LORD. (Proverbs 16:33)
They've only experienced alien abductions and sightings of UFOs recently - maybe in the last hundred or maybe the last fifty years or so. If somebody saw a ghost or a demonic apparition let's say in the Middle Ages, they would believe it to be a ghost or a demon, or a fairy or a leprechaun or whatever suited their culture at the time. But demons are deceivers and liars and they pretend to be something they are not.
Nowadays we live in the so-called scientific age and are told that life may exist on other planets, so demons are appearing as aliens from other planets. There have even been books written claiming that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago and brought technology to humans and also claims that Jesus was just a highly evolved extra-terrestrial who came to Earth and performed what appeared to be miracles due to his advanced technology. These claims are all designed to discredit the Bible, something that Lucifer is doing all the time.
Extra-terrestrials do not exist and if you exclude all the hoaxes there are people who genuinely claim to have been abducted by aliens and I believe that they are not lying and genuinely believe that to be the case, but what has really happened to them is that they have been abducted by spiritual entities, fallen angels or whatever who are simply posing as aliens.
We retain our identity while being with Him. He is in us and we are in Him. But our soul is distinctly who we are and while the old man has died, and we die to him daily, and we are being conformed to the likeness of Christ, we will still be a distinct person or soul when we go to be with the Lord. The body is often referred to as sleeping in its grave because Jesus will resurrect it when He comes for His church. But we are buried in our own graves, not Jesus' grave.
I hope this weekend to finish the book on Enoch I'm reading and start on a book on DNA. Besides that, I'm going to enjoy my 3-day weekend with my wife, dogs and fixing my car, if the relay comes from Amazon comes in time. I really appreciate Amazon's breath of products, customer reviews and quality service. I might even get some shooting done at the range. Hope you all have a safe Memorial Day weekend.