The Spaceships of Ezekiel
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Blumrich: "The order to kill and its execution during the third encounter have already been discussed at length; there is no doubt at all that this episode in its present form lies outside the course of actual events and should therefore not be taken into account in an evaluation of the attitude of the visitors."

Here we see again a major procedural error by Blumrich: philosophically he disagrees with an event, so with no evidentiary basis whatsoever he simply dismisses the testimony of the text—"This doesn't fit my theory, therefore it must be a mistake. It never happened." It's like the parent who says, "My son is a good boy. He would not use drugs. Therefore, the police could not have caught him with drugs. Therefore, the report that they did catch him with drugs is false."

The message of Ezekiel was simple but not at all pleasant. God was so angry with the nation of Israel that He sent a group out to slaughter large numbers of the worst sinners. That may sound cruel, but common religious practices for the other gods many Israelites worshiped included things like burning children alive as a "burnt offering" to the god (referred to in the Bible as "passing their children through the fire") and ritual prostitution inside the Temple, even homosexual ritual prostitution.

Also, the message of Ezekiel was consistent with those of the other prophets. Both Isaiah and Jeremiah also said that God would raise up a nation, Babylon, to attack Israel/Judah, kill many Israelites, and take many others into captivity. Even in the last few chapters of Deuteronomy, God tells the Israelites through Moses that He will bring nations against their descendants to kill many of them as punishment for turning away from Him, and history proves that He did so, both with the conquest of the ten tribes of Israel by the Assyrians (740-720 B.C.) two centuries before Ezekiel and later the Babylonian Captivity during Ezekiel's time. There is absolutely no legitimate basis for Blumrich to simply disregard the events described and claim they never happened, because he finds that more acceptable.

Biblical scholars all agree that Ezekiel was describing a real event. The only disagreement is whether Ezekiel was describing action as it was happening or whether God let him see something that would happen in the future. The reason for the disagreement is that it was a vision and the timing is not clear from the text.

If there is no legitimate basis for Blumrich to disregard the events as reported, then his assumptions about the nature of the mission are fundamentally flawed.


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