Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Cast: Aaron, with a cell phone?

Microphones and loudspeakers

There is another facet concerning the Ark of the Covenant used to commune with God; the cherubim above the Ark of the Covenant.  The Bible says, from between the two cherubims that are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you. Ex.25:22.  

Mr Von Daniken suggests that the wings of the cherubim might have been loudspeakers and microphones.  Mr Wilson rejects this idea, mostly on the basis that God does not need a loudspeaker or a microphone to talk with His people.  

While one must admit that Von Daniken’s theory leaves a lot of holes and unanswered questions, one must also insist that Mr Wilson’s objections are ill-founded and that he uses his concluding point as his main argument.  That is, Mr Wilson does not think that God would use electronics to communicate with people and therefore we must conclude that God has never done so.  This is, simply, an unacceptable way of debating.

Both microphones and loudspeakers need magnets to make them work, and the magnets need to be influenced by electrical impulses.  Von Daniken's argument is that is why the Cherubim were placed on top of the Ark of the Covenant, which was a source of electricity.

Mr Wilson’s second reason for rejecting this theory is that the Greeks did not discover the lodestone, the bases of magnetism, until a few hundred years after Moses’ death.  However, the fact that the Greeks did not discover the lodestone, until after the death of Moses, does not prove that God, a space travelling ET, could not have revealed the source and use to Moses and his engineers before the Greeks found it.

The question could be raised, “why should these be cherubim?  Why not simply, a loudspeaker and a microphone, as we know them?  We must remember that the Ark of the Covenant was found in the most holy place in the Jewish tabernacle.  This was by far the most sacred place for all Jews.  

Cherubim, with golden wings, would certainly remind them of the presence of the angel of God.  It would be a much more suitable reminder of “The Holy” than regular loudspeakers would.  Perhaps a twofold purpose was accomplished with the use of the cherubim; first, aesthetic value, and second, a practical value, a way to communicate with God.

A Cell Phone

On the theme of communicating electronically with God, it has been suggested that the Urim and ThummimEx. 28:30, worn in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest, were, in fact, two “transistorized” circuit boards, one a receiver and the other a sender.  According to this theory, the high priest would have had continual access to the Lord, the God of Israel.    Of course, as expected, this suggestion has been argued against on the basis that God does not need electronics to commune with his people.  

Yet, it must be remembered, that in one form or another, everything, including humans, is receptive to electrical impulses, indicating that the gods, who created us know all about electrons and how to use them.  This theory gains some support from Mr Ungers Bible dictionary; the Urim and Thummin...formed the medium through which the high priest was enabled to ascertain the will of Jehovah in regard to any important matters.

The argument that Jehovah does not need electronics to communicate with us is invalid.  We might as well argue that He does not use the printed word to communicate with us.  How many in the church are willing to accept that theory?

How can we say, then, that the Urim and Thummim are not the way the Lord chose to communicate with his people?  Does a two-way communication system, worn by the high priest, for the guidance of God’s chosen people not seem logical?  

Much more logical, in fact, than it does to believe that the Urim and Thummim were twelve cold stones used for Divine guidance!  Stones that were found who knows where and who knows by whom.  Dr Wilson concludes this topic by saying, Von Daniken’s hypothesis simply does not stand serious investigation.  I find, though, that Dr Wilson’s conclusions are ill-founded and at places contradict the Bible, which he insists is his main source of information.

Moses was told to engrave the names of Jacob’s twelve children; six on each stone.  Is it not interesting that simple, modern telephones have 12 push buttons and each button has some “engraving” on it; letters with which to spell the names of people!


Moses was the man that talked with God and made it possible for the religious leaders of his nation to talk to God.  Moses was the man who heard God say, I have started you on the way to the Promised Land, do as I have said, in my commandments, and all will go well with you.  I must leave you now, temporarily, for I have other things to attend too.  Until I come back, I send an angel before you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place which I have prepared.  Give heed to him and hearken to his voice, do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression; for my name is in him. Ex. 23:20-21  

A modern way of saying this might be, I am sending my robot ahead of you to guide you on the right path and to bring you into the land I promised to your fathers.  Be careful to do what he says; do not make him angry, for a robot does not understand error and, consequently, cannot forgive your sins as I, the Lord can.  Remember, I have programmed him.

No!  An omnipresent God would not need electronics to commune with his people.  He would not need a spacecraft to be present everywhere at the same time.  Yet, some of the biblical incidents that we have looked at clearly show that Jehovah is not everywhere at the same time.  He said that He was placing their safety into the hands of an angel, was it because He was leaving them for a while?

As we noticed earlier: if He were omniscient and omnipresent, He would not have needed to walk from Abraham’s tent to Sodom to see what was going on there!  

If he was omniscient He would not need to ask questions because He does not know the answers.  He asked Cain, Where is Abel your brother?   What have you done?  Gen. 4:9-10.  

He would not regret His decisions of the past, The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. Gen. 6:6.

If He is the unchanging, eternal, self-existent God, why is He spoken of as having white hair?  Dan. 7:9.

Is it impossible for us to conceive of the idea that the Lord of the Israelites is an astronaut? Can we not also believe that He is not the only “such” god in the universe, or, for that matter, not the only “such” god in this world?  

I believe that there are other superhuman beings, (astronauts), whom, if we knew them as Moses knew Jehovah, we might call Gods.

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