RESIGNING FROM MUFON
A Heartfelt Decision and How it Was Made
By David Ben Yakov
As believers in Yeshua we have important decisions to make sometimes. We’re supposed to remain a holy people; set apart for Yeshua and His service. I’ve never been one for fads; especially fads that I can discern are ploys to make money in the Christian arena. When I came to know Yeshua as Adonai and Savior I put aside fads. IF we decide to follow Yeshua and if we take Him seriously then we really have no time for the trivial things of the world, or things that the Church sees as new revelations from the Almighty.
Yeshua gave us commands by His own mouth and through the mouths of the apostles. The commands and lessons that we are given in both Covenants are for our benefit and the benefit of those we love and respect as well for anyone that we have contact with. Where my affiliation with MUFON is concerned, I had to listen to Yahweh when He spoke to me about this association. I’ve been a member of MUFON for four years and a field investigator for three of those years. During this last year I have been hearing Yahweh echo the following scripture in my mind over and over again, and I just cannot ignore His voice.
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. 2 Corinthians 6:14-16
Actually, the scripture that he echoed in my mind wasn’t just for my MUFON membership, but for things in general. I’ve spent about a year being called to circumspection; a critical self examination of the things of my life. Our lives are like a fantastic lawn that is planted by Yeshua and as you all well know, weeds like to sprout up into a beautiful lawn. Circumspection, when guided by the Ruach Ha Kodesh really helps us to find those weeds and to dig them out by the roots before they take over the lawn. As we sit and examine our ways Yahweh is faithful to point out our weaker areas. I always imagine it to be like a some sort of super sophisticated rifle scope with night vision and infrared capability that scans our lives for intruders. One of the things that this scope found is that I have been unequally yoked with MUFON. There were times in Roswell where I stood in booths that were plastered with MUFON banners and other things and although we had our material with us and gave it out to countless people I still couldn’t get over the feeling that I was standing there for MUFON rather than Yeshua. This last year we went without the MUFON advertisements, and while not as many stopped by our booth, the people that we did receive were quality people and not just lookyloos.
We have to seriously look at what being “unequally yoked” means. In our high-tech mechanized world with all of its so called sophisticated marvels we tend to miss the mark when it comes to understanding agrarian terms. In the past animals were used as beasts of burden for mankind. They used alone to pull chariots (as in horses) or in tandem with other beasts to pull plows and carts. When beasts of burden were used to pull a cart or anything with wheels it was very important that animals of like kinds and like statures were used for any one cart. For instance, when two oxen were chosen to pull a cart they had to be the same size and roughly the same age. This would insure that the wagon would be pulled by two animals with equal abilities. It is pretty simple to imagine what would happen if two different animals or two animals of different stature were used. The ability of the weaker animal would not match the ability of the stronger and the wagon would in effect be pulled around in a circle. Ask any pilot who is skilled in flying an airplane with two engines what happens when one engine stops working. He or she has to make great allowances to ensure that the airplane will fly in a straight line. Better yet, try driving a car which has one front tire with only half the air pressure of the opposite tire. The steering wheel pulls toward the tire that is under inflated.
What Paul was telling the church in Corinth is that if they had associations with nonbelievers or even believers who didn’t take their walk with Yeshua seriously then their walk with Yahweh was in danger of getting off of the straight pathway. We see such things all of the time. We see marriages where one person is a believer and the other isn’t and in most cases the believer lives in misery because the excess friction that the unbeliever brings into the relationship causes a lot of hardship. We see it when our kids become involved with bad kids in the neighborhood; they almost always are the ones that are corrupted by the bad kids and very rarely do the bad kids come around to a correct way of thinking. In personal relationships being unequally yoked almost always leads to unhappiness and corruption in ourselves or in our brothers and sisters in Yeshua.
We have to keep in mind though that Paul wasn’t just talking about personal relationships. He speaks of a much wider scope of association. The advice that Paul gave to the church in Corinth applies to every part of our lives, our associations and our business dealings. For instance, if a Christian goes into a business venture with an unbeliever there is a very high probability that the believer will be asked to compromise his or her faith in one way or another. In today’s business environment businesses are many times forced to compromise by cutting corners, lying or cheating in order to remain lucrative. When two unequally yoked business partners face hardships the worldly person would not be bothered by doing something unwholesome and there would be many problems that would arise if the Christian business partner were to stand on holiness; however, the temptation would be present that would cause the believer in Yeshua to reason that if they just cheated a little here or there they would be successful and would prosper.
We see these things in Biblical example first in the story of David and Bathsheba. David ran to many dark corners to keep his secret from the public and foolishly he tried to hide it from Yahweh too. David of course was found out and he was forgiven for his sin, but it is clear that he had to pay consequences for that sin. In the New Testament we find Ananias and Sapphira who sold some land and laid some of the money at the apostles’ feet, claiming that the money that they brought was all the money that they got from the sale; but they had kept some of the money back. Because they had tried to lie to Yahweh they both suffered physical death. Cheating and cutting corners are practices that are never honored by Yahweh and in most cases those things will catch up to the offender somewhere down the road.
Another area where an unequally yoked state would be unethical is where associations are concerned. By associations, I am referring to organizations. Organizations always operate under a philosophy or a mission. If the organization, club or society that we associate with doesn’t have Christian foundations then we are already in compromise. What might be surprising to some is that even some entities that label themselves as “Christian,” do so only by name and not by deed. It is so very important to determine beforehand who and what we are associating with. We carry the name “Christian,” or “Messianic,” and those names carry an association themselves because we are not just ambassadors of Yahweh, we are His Sons and Daughters.
In the rest of the passage Paul makes great contrasts, telling us that some things and some persons just aren’t designed to coexist with each other. In each of our lives there is at least one person or thing that we just don’t like being around. It might be a relative or a classmate that really repulses us. It could be a certain food that we don’t like or perhaps a smell that turns our stomach whenever we smell it. One such thing with me is the herb cilantro. To me, anything that contains cilantro is not worth eating. The taste of this herb is highly offensive to me and it ruins any culinary delight that I might have found in the food that contains it. I am blessed that my Mexican born wife, who used it in many of her recipes has abstained from using it when she prepares meals for me.
I’m reminded of something amusing that happened to me a few years ago. Well, it is amusing now, but it wasn’t back then. Early one week I talked with my friend Lloyd. I had just left my church and was looking for a place to worship the next Sunday. Lloyd worshipped in a church that was about 45 miles from my home and I wouldn’t have gone but Lloyd told me how great the worship was and he liked the teaching too. He gave me directions that I followed to a tee. Lloyd drove trucks for a living, so his directions should be perfect right? Wrong! I got to the general area where He said the church was located but couldn’t find it. After driving around for about ten minutes I heard singing and noticed a nice brick building that looked like a church, so I pulled into the parking lot.
I got out of my truck and headed for the front door. When I got to the door I noticed two neatly dressed gentlemen who wore white shirts, black ties and black pants and I thought that Lloyd must have joined a fellowship where a nice wardrobe was required. The gentlemen greeted me and welcomed me, even though I was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. I went inside and didn’t see Lloyd but decided that since I had not found Lloyd’s church I would sit in this one and go home after the service.
It was at this time that I started to feel very uncomfortable. There seemed to be a presence in the place that felt opposite of the feeling of the Ruach Ha Kodesh that I so often felt in churches. I looked around some more and I noticed that all of the men in the church were dressed like the two men outside the front door. I was the only man with a black shirt and I felt like a black ball in a hat full of white balls. I began to feel even more uncomfortable, not because of the different attire, but the spirit that I felt there was not from Yahweh, it was a strange spirit and I felt like it didn’t want me there. I was starting to feel like I concurred and wanted to leave, but I didn’t want to be rude or discourteous. A woman had been speaking for some time and I thought that when she was finished there would be a lull and I would slip out of the building. Right at that time I heard the woman proclaim, “this is why I love the Book of Mormon.”
I started to get fidgety and wanted to leave but I waited for the lull, but it never came. So I thought to myself that I would never see any of these people again so even if they do get offended there will be no scene. Finally, with my Dakes Study Bible tucked under my arm I bolted for the door. When I drove out of the parking lot and got down the road a bit I noticed a school that had cars in front of it so I drove through the lot and noticed the church sign on it. I found Lloyd’s Church. I found Lloyd and sat down next to him, thanking him for his bad directions and then told him my story. We both laughed through the rest of the worship service and the teaching too.
So how does this story relate to anything? Well, I made quite a few errors that day. I saw the two men outside and it should have clicked in my mind that these men were Mormons and not Christians. When I went inside their attire should have confirmed again to me that this was not where Lloyd would be worshipping. Third, when I discerned that the spirit was not the Ruach Ha Kodesh I should have just got up and left. There was no way in heaven or on earth that the people in that Mormon Church and me would ever be equally yoked and I knew that. I could have never stayed in that place for the whole service, nor could I have ever visited again.
The point of my story is that the Ruach Ha Kodesh warns us about unevenly yoked things. Christians and Mormons are not equally yoked. Not only that, but there are totally different animals in the yokes. If we listen to His voice we will avoid a lot of heartache.
It is interesting to see the examples that Paul uses in his letter to the Corinthians. In each example he uses a good thing compared to a bad thing; the first thing always conquers the second. Righteousness triumphs against lawlessness; light overcomes darkness and so on. The third example is Christ over Belial. If Messiah (Christ) is called the Prince of Peace, then Belial must be the opposite, and that is exactly what we find. The Dead Sea Scrolls contains a book titled, “The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness,” which explains exactly who Belial, the Leader of The Sons of Darkness:
‘But for corruption thou hast made Belial, an angel of hostility. All his dominions are in darkness, and his purpose is to bring about wickedness and guilt. All the spirits that are associated with him are but angels of Sweed, a type of drug.’
Paul then uses these examples to enforce the two opposed groups where we are concerned; believers having fellowship with unbelievers. Building on that, he then shows that we are not just believers, but temples (dwelling places) of the Ruach Ha Kodesh; and since we are then we should have no relationships with worldly people, who are being equated to here as idols.
Some might be quick to make the assumption that we are saying that we should avoid contact with the nonbeliever altogether, perish that thought! That would mean that we would not leave our houses and would become hermits. No, we’re just not supposed to enter into covenants with them and we’re certainly to avoid any of their ways and practices that countermand Yahweh’s ways or compromise our Messianic witness to those in our communities. This is especially true when a person is given a ministry from Yeshua; a work that is in public spotlight so to speak. This doesn’t exempt each and every believer in Yeshua, because when you think about it, we’re all given a ministry; the Great Commission.
As I mentioned, this year has brought a great deal of circumspection. I really desire to know what is right and what is wrong in my life as far as Yahweh is concerned. I think that a lot of believers in Yeshua are feeling the tug of the Ruach HaKodesh in this respect. Compromise has always been something that Yeshua has disdained, from the Garden of Eden to this very day. He wants us to be Holy in every part of our lives; to live as a called out people, sanctified and set apart for Him. Simply put, we either strive for righteousness now while it is a choice, or we can learn it later when everyone if forced to make a choice for Yahweh, or for the man of perdition. As for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh!!
It is a wonderful thing to see how the world reacts to a person who is striving to live a righteous life. As you the reader are probably aware, Lourdes and I do not traditionally celebrate certain holidays. After researching the occult origins of many of the traditions of holidays like Christmas and Easter, we choose to celebrate in a way that is fitting to the true meaning of the days. We won’t get into all of that now. Let’s just say that there are those in our families who think of us as rather odd because we don’t accept a lot of time honored traditions that we don’t see as Christian in origin. Another thing that is noticed by people trying to live a righteous life is that Satan’s disciples come out of the woodwork to wreak havoc. My pastor, Pastor Tom has said on more than one occasion that if a person wants to live a righteous life dedicated to Yahweh then they automatically become a target. This is a time proven truth. It’s not only Satan’s people who will come against a righteous person, but even those whom have been friends and acquaintances will suddenly become an enemy. Recently, one fellow whom I have always thought to be a level headed individual who loved Yeshua started writing some of the vilest and evil letters to me. He’s taken my letters to him and to others out of context and turned around the things that I have written for good and made a spectacle out of them. Normally I would see these things as being hurtful, but instead I see them as being tools that will hone me for the battle that will get much worse in the days to come.
One yearly event that has been growing in popularity with most of the population is Halloween. After studying its origins we renounced that day and we avoid every part of it altogether. A few years ago our workplace was having a celebration for Halloween and I did not participate, which is what I have always done since I’ve served Yeshua. I spent the time talking to a couple of coworkers who think the entire hubbub about Halloween is childish folly. One of my fellow coworkers, Abdullah, who is a Muslim, came back to where we were and he asked me why I wasn’t involved in all of the celebratory stuff in the break room. I informed him that I am a believer in Messiah Yeshua, and that Halloween is a Satanic day and that my love for Yeshua precluded me from joining in the madness. Abdullah got a puzzled look on his face, sort of like you could imagine a computer would get if it couldn’t process a command. He then looked at me and said, “finally, a Christian who practices his faith,” and he walked away and went back to work. If we’re walking with Yeshua like we should be we would hear that all of the time and it would make us feel happy that the world recognizes us not for what we say, but for what we do. Maybe then we’d have more credibility and people would listen to us when we tell them about salvation. The world doesn’t want to listen to Christians because they see us as basically just like them. I can’t really blame them for their views because in a lot of cases they describe many Christians adequately. Believers in Yeshua need to wake up and claim what they’ve so willing given away to the enemy.
One day last month I sat quietly and wondered what I could do to help with our financial situation. Yahweh again reminded me of my MUFON membership and I started to reevaluate the importance of belonging to this organization. I had originally joined for two reasons. I wanted to learn about what the world was saying about UFOs and their origins and to keep up on these sort of things. I also wanted to make an attempt at talking to some of the people in their community so that I could tell them about Yeshua and hopefully evangelize the MUFON crowd. It was nice to keep informed of the newest things in the research of the UFO phenomenon and I did learn quite a bit during my membership.
I tried to start a dialogue with the director or MUFON and even tried to submit a letter for publication in their journal but received the brush off both about the letter and the dialogue with the director. One thing I did learn about MUFON is that it is slowly making a paradigm shift. Over the months there has been more and more mention of New Age things in their publication and it has alarmed me for more than a year. So having seen this develop over the years and knowing that it was bound to happen I received permission from Yeshua to cancel my membership with MUFON and to resign my Field Investigator status. I’d write more about it, but when you read the letter you will get more of an idea of why I made my decision to leave. Now I present to you the letter so that you can read it and see why I made the decision that I made.
Dear James, January 17, 2009
It is the middle of January of 2009 and the time approaches for me to renew my membership. Because the time approaches I have to take time to assess what MUFON means to me and if it has been a source of education for me; and of course I have to see what I have done for MUFON in return.
I joined MUFON in March of 2005 after meeting Joe Jordan, who is your state section director for Brevard County in Florida. Joe is a charismatic sort of fellow whose excitement about anything makes people want to join in with what he is energized about. It wasn’t just Joe who persuaded me to join. I have watched MUFON from afar for many years, probably since its inception. I was brought up in the UFO culture, my dad having been an ardent researcher, even before MUFON came into being.
So aside from Joe’s excitement about MUFON; what other things attracted me to your organization? Well, primarily it was the scientific study of the phenomenon. I was a seeing is believing sort of guy early on in my life and I believed that only science could answer all of life’s questions. In my younger days I felt that if I couldn’t touch it, it didn’t exist. I felt a sort of kindred spirit with MUFON because I felt that it saw things through the same glasses that I looked at the world through.
James, we have corresponded before and you know my take on things. We’ve met twice in Roswell, New Mexico during the UFO Festival. You also know me because I sent a letter to you a couple of years ago explaining my take on the UFO and alien abduction phenomenon and also I sent you a letter where I made a plea to the UFO community to listen to the Biblical Christian angle on UFO and their occupants. You were kind enough to write back to me and to explain that you would try to print my letter in the MUFON UFO Journal and you explained that you needed to run the letter by your editor for approval. Knowing that you are the international director, and that you could have printed it if you wanted to, I took the silence that followed as a polite brush off of me and my views. That’s okay though because I am the sort of person who realizes that things don’t always work out in these regards.
Later that same year I wrote a letter to you and asked you if you had considered putting a Christian Researcher on your staff, or at least one who could contribute to your Journal and you wrote back and told me that the only way that I could fill such a responsibility is if I had a Masters Degree in Divinity (or religion, I can’t remember now) which pretty well ended any Christian’s ambition in such things; seeing that there are no courses in any Theology College that I know of that offers a degree in UFO and/or alien abduction studies.
Wondering if your polite brush off was just toward me, or toward the Christian UFO Research Community in general, I set out to ask questions of some of my colleagues. I contacted several of them, all who are current of former members of MUFON and they all told me that MUFON takes no delight in Christians doing research and that they too have been snubbed. One such person is Jim Wilhelmsen, who has done years of study into the UFO phenomenon, and was an expert of NAZI ufology long before any of the current so called “credible” people came onto the scene.
People like Joe Jordan, of CE4 Research, who as I mentioned above is a State Section Director of your organization, and who has investigated hundreds of alien abduction cases, to my knowledge has never been interviewed by MUFON about his research. Why is this James; maybe because he is a believer in Jesus Christ?
James, one of the things that Jesus Christ told us is that you can tell a tree by its fruit. If MUFON truly is purely scientific in nature in their research, they will prove that premise by their works. I do believe that MUFON started out with purely scientific motives because the original Mission Statement stated MUFON’s purpose:
MUFON’s mission is the systematic collection and analysis of UFO data, with the ultimate goal of learning the origin and nature of the UFO phenomenon.
Scientific Method is denoted in the statement above. Earlier in the decade however, MUFON decided to change its mission statement to read the following:
MUFON’s Mission is the Scientific Study of UFOs for the Benefit of Humanity Through Investigation, Research and Education.
In the original statement it is stated that “the ultimate goal of learning the origin and nature of the UFO phenomenon.” If the current statement supersedes the first then one can only assume that MUFON has come to the determination that UFOs and/or their occupants are benevolent. Basically, your current statement says that now that MUFON has found that UFOs and their occupants are benevolent, we are now going to research their ways, using science and that you will educate the public about their benevolence and mankind will benefit from what you find.
Actually James, this comes as no surprise to me, and probably to others. I’ve taken the time to go through my past volumes of the MUFON Journal and have discovered something. When John Schuessler was director there was rarely, if any mentions of things that might be deemed occult or New Age. However, since you have taken the reigns there has been an explosion of such things such as:
- A review of a book titled; “From Sirius to Earth – A Therapist Discovers Soul Exchange”
- An advertisement for a book titled; “Diary of a Psychic Visionary.” – Advertised for nearly a year.
I know that other occurrences exist but I don’t have more time to research these things. James, I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking that I forget that you let me put an ad in the Journal about our Counseling webpage; The Alien Abduction Crisis Centers of America, and technically you might have a point, but nowhere in our ad did we mention Christianity or our basis in the Bible.
James, we are grateful for the opportunity to advertise in the Journal, but at the same time we think that a Journal that is printed by an organization that claims to have foundations in real science really shouldn’t be advertising occult or New Age things. You are scientific, or you are not, there is no middle road.
Well, that brings me to my next to final point. It is quite obvious that there is a reason why people with such a scientific background haven’t found out the truth yet. That reason is that the entities that inhabit the craft aren’t of a solely physical nature, but are a physical manifestation of a spiritual origin (or interdimensional origin if you like that word better) that science will never be able to explain as long as it denies the spiritual world, specifically God (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob).
Finally James, I don’t know exactly what is happening with MUFON, but I know that it is changing, and I don’t like the change. Judging from what I have seen, I can only surmise that you know that science can’t explain these things, but the spiritual can. You are starting to go over to the occult explanation of UFOs and alien abduction which will lead to the occult sciences which will sometime down the road lead to some sort of demon worship. I know that it sounds so farfetched that you are considering throwing this letter in the garbage but before you do, mark my words. You and the others in MUFON are getting into things that will ultimately lead to your spiritual demise and if you don’t put a check on it your eternal condition is in jeopardy. I challenge you to go to my webpage about getting saved. Even if you just go there and read it for amusement, read it. If you take it seriously, it will change your life. The page is at www.delusionresistance.org/christian/saved.html
In conclusion, I want to inform you that I am resigning my field investigator membership with MUFON. As a believer in Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus Christ) I can no longer continue with an organization that is moving into the occult. Be blessed in mighty ways in Yeshua!
You know, I really cannot blame MUFON and those who run that organization for what they do. So quickly we Christians point fingers at worldly people, calling them worldly and sinful; but isn’t that the way that the world is supposed to act? It is sort of akin to pointing at the family cat and declaring boldly, “you know what, you’re nothing but a cat.” Sounds sort of foolish huh? But what I think that Yahweh asks of us in these circumstances is that we point out that there is a difference between worldliness and holiness. Most of the world thumb their noses at us for doing this. When working with people who claim to be scientific in their look at the world it is hard to show sin, mainly because they deny Yahweh so that they cannot be put under the burden of being a sinner. There are ways to approach this sort of person, but explaining that would take a whole other paper.
One thing that one can do where scientific minds are concerned is to watch and see if they are violating their own dogma. As I mentioned in the letter to James Carrion, scientists are supposed to deduce things by using scientific method. MUFON was established on that premise. It has always been an uphill struggle to present holy spiritual things to MUFON, its members and the secular UFO community in general. They’re very quick to close their eyes and stop their ears whenever Yahweh is mentioned. This same community however bends their ear, sometimes stealthfully and sometimes in plain sight, to hear the ramblings of New Age fanatics and/or the rantings of any other religious sect; but Christians and Jews who want to present Biblical answers are quickly ignored. If however someone wants to take Biblical scripture and twist it to suit molds such as the ancient astronaut theories, then scripture is allowed as a valid source of information.
It took less than a week for James Carrion to answer my letter to him. I would like to include that letter now and then to write a little about it. Here is the e-mail that I received from Mr. Carrion:
I am sorry to hear that you are resigning as a MUFON Field Investigator and I thank you for your service to MUFON.
I disagree with your assessment that MUFON has become more new age. We are more scientific now than we have been at any time in the past.
As to the aspects of Ufology that may have spiritual/religious connection, I don’t have an opinion one way or the other, and I haven’t ruled it out as a possibility. I do know that there is a huge element of deception in this phenomenon, and the problem lies in trying to determine who or what is responsible for the deception. MUFON does not in any way label the perpetrators as benevolent or malevolent. The bottom line is what don’t know enough to make that determination and are still searching for the answers.
I wish you all the best in your future pursuits.
I found the third paragraph of James’ letter to me sort of disturbing. First, I was glad to see that he thinks that there is a lot of deception in the UFO realm and I think that we call all agree on that. He then says that MUFON doesn’t label the “perpetrators” of the deception as benevolent or malevolent. The last time I looked the word “perpetrator” is used for someone who conducts criminal activity. As a matter of fact, the Merriam Webster online dictionary defines the word thusly:
Main Entry: per·pe·trate Pronunciation: pər-pə-trāt Function: transitive verb Inflected Form(s): per·pe·trat·ed; per·pe·trat·ing Etymology: Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare, from per- through + patrare to accomplish, from pater father Date: 1537
1 : to bring about or carry out (as a crime or deception) : commit 2 : to produce, perform, or execute (something likened to a crime)
So, knowing what it means to perpetrate something, what could Mr. Carrion be talking about? We know that “benevolent” is a adjective that means that the person or being (as is being suggested in this context) is friendly and has our best intentions as the foundation for their actions. We also know that “malevolent” is the exact opposite of “benevolent.” It is fairly easy to come to terms with the idea that evil beings can bring evil intentions (deceptions) upon mankind, but why does Mr. Carrion lump supposedly “good” beings in with this. It doesn’t seem possible to reconcile the notion that benevolent beings can bring deceptions.
There is however one way that this can be reconciled, and it comes from the annals of UFO thought and conjecture. This conjecture is that since the supposed extraterrestrials are “more advanced” than we are socially and intellectually, then perhaps this can be compared to a scientist in relation to a laboratory rat. In the halls of medical research rats are taken and caged. Rats are experimented on, cut into, injected with foreign fluids and more; all in the name of research and for the ultimate betterment of the researchers and in perhaps some cases, even for the rats.
There are some in the UFO research community, and even some of the UFO enthusiasts who think that since these beings are much more advanced than mankind (in their opinion), that the morals and values of these advanced beings (if they are capable of morals and values) supersede the morals and values of humankind. In other words, since they’re more advance, then their ways are more advanced too. Their thought is that giving that their contention is correct, we should submit ourselves to these “higher ideals” and let the alien have their way with us, much like the laboratory rats do not rebel, but let the scientists conduct experiments on them. I am reminded of the character Pastor Matthew Collins in the 1953 production of “War of The Worlds.” In this film there is a pastor who is the uncle of the mail female character, Sylvia Van Buren. As the first of the Martian machines comes out of its nest the pastor gets the strange idea that he wants to be peacemaker, figuring that since the beings are more advanced they should be “closer to the Creator for that very reason.” Well, the pastor was wrong and he gets zapped by the Martian death ray and is no more. Technologically advanced usually means the opposite when it comes to morals and values. For some reason we really don’t read accounts about 19th century America that mention the murder of the unborn, pornography, child abduction or rampant homosexual activity. But what is the difference between then and now? Hmmm, oh that’s right, they believed in Yahweh and lived by His laws and precepts.
The fallen angel agenda also plays into the notion that all that we see, all we feel, all we hear, smell and taste all happened because of evolution. Such people have taken the “God Equation” out of the mix, reducing us down to common animals that are not endowed by Yahweh with inalienable rights. This is yet another way that evolution and the UFO enigma have interwoven themselves together. Throw into the mix that the “aliens” are telling many of the abductees and contactees that they are the ones who have created us through DNA manipulation and there is nothing left but to line up much as cows do at the slaughter yard.
This is the only way that anyone could ever subscribe to the notion that benevolent creatures are the authors of deception. This also has to be the meaning of the change of the mission statement for MUFON which reads:
MUFON’s Mission is the Scientific Study of UFOs for the Benefit of Humanity Through Investigation, Research and Education.
In 1962 an episode of The Twilight Zone aired with an interesting plot which should be taken as a warning to humankind. In the episode, titled “To Serve Man,” an alien race comes to earth and they promise to bring peace and to share their technology. Almost everyone on earth are taken in by these “benevolent” visitors who end world hunger, bring peace and prolong the lifespan of people. They bring to the United Nations a the book in their language with bears the title of the episode, “To Serve Man.” Linguists spend days trying to crack the language of the visitors and all but one give up. The main character decides that he is going to trust the aliens and he goes so far as to book travel on one of the spacecraft to go to the alien’s planet. As he climbs the stairs for the craft his coworker (who didn’t give up on cracking the language) runs up to the line and tells the man to not to go. She tells him that the book that the aliens left was really a cookbook. It is too late and the man is taken into the craft.
What does this have to do with MUFON and their mission statement? It is quite easy really. If what is written is correct, and MUFON believes that these entities are benevolent (with deceptive intentions) then they have bought the lie that our supposed “extraterrestrial visitors” are trying to convey; that they are really looking out for our best interests, according to what their (the aliens) definition of “best interests” really is. Granted, I do not believe that MUFON believes that we are livestock for the alien visitors, but like their mission statement says, they’re going to investigate what those intentions are and they will research those intentions and then they will educate themselves and later, the public about those intentions.
All of this has to do with knowledge and the power that comes to the possessor of that knowledge. Those of us who know the truth about these entities know that they impart power to their pawns, until of course they find other more willing pawns. I have no doubt that the principalities and powers behind UFO’s, the entities we know as fallen angels, will give MUFON the answers. I personally have seen the change in MUFON. Just the fact that they advertise occult books is proof enough for me. People who are bent on scientific knowledge of anything will fervently dismiss anything occult however, those who have dabbled or desire to dabble in occult things will promote those things.
In the March 2009 Delusion Resistance Newsletter I made mention to the letter that I sent to Mr. Carrion and the response that I had received from him. These are the same letters that are in the above paragraphs of this document. About a week later I received a letter from one of the members of the Delusion Resistance who lives in the Northwest. In his letter he told me that he also thinks that MUFON is leaning toward the New Age, and he supplied me with some evidence which had been sent to him in July of 2008. This letter came from MUFON Oregon and I found it to be quite distressing. With this fresh in my mind I wrote another letter to Mr. Carrion. Here is the letter that I sent to him:
Dear Mr. Carrion,
In a recent letter to me in regard to MUFON leaning New Age you said that MUFON isn’t leaning that way and that is more scientific than ever. I got a letter from an associate who sent me an e-mail from MUFON Oregon where they’re encouraging people to go to a Edgar Cayce Retreat where there was a Psychic, whose talk was “Near Death Experiences and The Development of Intuitive and channeling abilities;” another woman who labels herself as an “animal psychic;” and Jim Sparks who was about “the agenda of these beings and the spirit message that they bring to humanity.” James, if these things aren’t new age to you then maybe you should research what the New Age is all about. Just thought you might want to know. If you want proof I have I have attached the Edgar Cayce event calendar to this mailing and you can read the Oregon MUFON Newsletter below. Please write back if you wish.
Respectfully – David Ruffino
The following is the letter from MUFON Oregon that was sent to my friend: Sent out to recepients Tuesday, June 03, 2008 9:29 PM
Greetings to all MUFON members and friends,
Please remember to visit our website, www.oregonmufon.com
Our meeting will be Tuesday, June 10, at 7:00 p.m. at the regular location.
Please see the attached document regarding the Edgar Cayce group Fall Retreat. Abductee Jim Sparks will be the main speaker at their retreat the weekend of September 19 – 21. Raymond and Nobie Tarpey, who operate the local Edgar Cayce Group, were guests at one of our meetings where we saw the video of Jim Sparks. They have asked me to let all of you know about this event, and to send the flyer out to all of you.
(1) Organizational business and financial report. About 5 minutes; Tom.
(2) Announcements of events: MUFON Symposium; Edgar Cayce group Fall Retreat. Tom.
(3) Investigations in progress. About 15 minutes; field investigators.
(4) Open discussion.
The meeting will be held in the conference room at Bourne Plaza, 1441 SE 122nd Ave, Portland. This is a business complex on the west side of SE 122nd, across from a Portland Fire Bureau station, between Stark and Division. The entrance door is marked with number 1441 and is on the north side of the parking lot. If you need more specific directions, please call or e-mail me.
For those who wish to grab a bite to eat with us before the meeting, please meet at about 5:45 p.m. at the Thai Garden restaurant on SE 122nd, just south of Stark, next to the Bank of America Branch.
MUFON OR State Director
On Friday, March 20, 2009 at 3:03 PM I received a letter from Mr. Carrion in which he answered the concerns that I had written in my last letter:
As you know, MUFON is a decentralized organization where state chapters have local leadership and manage their own organizations. I am sure that Oregon MUFON is not the only State Chapter sponsoring such unscientific lectures, but MUFON HQ as a central organization prescribes to scientific standards. If you look for example at the lineup of speakers for the International Symposium this year, it will be apparent that New Age topics are not part of those lectures.
After reading Mr. Carrion’s response to me I was bothered by it. I had been a member of MUFON for four years and I knew that within that time that MUFON had indeed had New Age speakers hosted in their symposiums, but I could not figure out when it happened or which symposium that had occurred at. Consulting with someone about this they reminded me of a talk by someone named Marshall Summers. Having been pointed in the right direction I scanned through the symposium data from the past four years and found the website for “Allies of Humanity,” which explains Mr. Summer’s thoughts about life and philosophy, and which also has the transcript for his talk at the 2006 MUFON Symposium. It didn’t take very long to find things in Mr. Summer’s speech that showed clearly that his talk was highly New Age in content. Having this information I again wrote to James Carrion about his affirmation that MUFON is not leaning toward a New Age agenda and that they don’t have New Age speakers. Even if none were scheduled for the 2009 symposium, they did have at least one of them speak in the past three years. Here is the letter that I sent to James Carrion asking him to lay his cards down on the table:
I hope you do not mind just one more letter. Thank you for your last letter which explained to me that MUFON is decentralized and that the actions of various state and local offices isn’t sanctioned by MUFON. In your letter you mentioned that MUFON does not take a New Age stance and I still find that a bit hard to digest. If you will permit me, I would like to refresh your memory of the 2006 MUFON Symposium. One of the speakers in that symposium was a fellow named Marshall Summers. His organization is called “Allies of Humanity.” The title of his presentation was “THE ALIEN AGENDA AND THE ETHICS OF CONTACT.” The transcript of his talk at the 2006 MUFON convention is on his website located at: http://www.alliesofhumanity.org/mufon2006transcript-ethics-of-contact.php . From some clippings of his talk which I have provided for you below, it is quite clear that Mr. Summers had a New Age agenda in the talk. I know that MUFON must screen the speakers and review their content before the symposium and that anything that a speaker would say that would offend MUFON or teach against what MUFON’s core beliefs are, would be restricted from speaking. Any responsible organization (which MUFON claims to be) would take such measures to ensure fidelity to the essential core beliefs that it adheres to. Knowing that MUFON is an organization that would protect itself from the problems that could arise from allowing unorthodox views from tainting its credibility, it is fairly safe to assume with impunity therefore that MUFON must condone the thoughts and actions of Marshall Summers and his organization as being in line with the beliefs of MUFON. That having been said, this assumption is further established as true by the fact that Allies of Humanity has been an advertiser repetitively for many months in the MUFON Journal. Here are some of the things that Summers said during his talk in the 2006 MUFON Symposium:
In 1983, I had, for want of a better word, an epiphany—contact with a spiritual Presence [doesn’t sound scientific to me] so powerful that it completely blew up my life. This wasn’t a still small voice experience. This wasn’t a little voice in the ethers. This was a consuming Presence. And I had been teaching inner guidance for seven years prior to having this experience, [inner guidance is a New Age teaching] so I thought I understood what this was going to be or what this was. And one of the consequences of this encounter, which continued for me, was the idea, the message that we are emerging into a Greater Community of life and we must prepare, that our understanding of contact is not an adventure in consciousness, it is not a science project—it is the big thing, the big rumbling, the big change that many people—I’m sure many of you—have been feeling for a long time, this sense that the world we live in is going to go through some kind of fundamental shift or change. [like maybe ushering in the New Age] And we feel that inside of ourselves—so much so that I’m sure many of you have had to re-do your life internally, maybe several times over, because you’re moving towards something that is important. You’re trying to get to a place of understanding. While everyone else is looking for comfort and consolation, you keep pushing the envelope, trying to put it together.
As a result of this contact, I received Steps to Knowledge, a 500-page book, in 14 days. I received Greater Community Spirituality, the Theology of Contact, 27 chapters, in four days. [automatic writing] This was material I had never read anywhere, heard anywhere or seen anywhere. And it was this Presence that prepared me for contact with the Allies of Humanity [a spiritual presence] and enabled me to receive the two series of briefings between 1997 and the year 2000. It was not an experience that I wanted to have. I had seen some other “channeled material” [so he’s a New Age channeler] with extraterrestrials, and I was not very impressed. But this happened, and I allowed it to happen. And because of this, the Allies of Humanity briefings are here today. I’m going to share some of these briefings with you tonight. [so he admits that he’s New Age and MUFON allowed him to continue to speak] After saying a few words, I’m going to show a little audiovisual presentation. And I’d like to ask you for this evening, for the time being, to just consider the result of this message, which is far bigger than anything I could present to you in the time that I have with you tonight. [Note: brackets mine]
James, I understand that MUFON is a network and that in regard to the concerns that I voiced in my last letter to you, you said that state and local chapters have the freedom to what they want in their meetings and such. James, that would be okay if it wasn’t for the fact that the name MUFON is placed at the very front of each and every chapter. Since MUFON allows their name to be placed in such a precarious position then they become guilty by association no matter how much MUFON Headquarters tries to deny culpability. For instance James, what if one of the chapters started some strange sort of religious sect like Heaven’s Gate and they all killed themselves? The press would see that their name had MUFON in front of it and I don’t have to tell you what the press would do then. Allowing state and local chapters to run amok without central guidance is one or more accidents waiting to happen.
So you see James, no matter how hard you try to convince me or anyone else that MUFON isn’t leaning toward a New Age foundation, replacing the scientific one that it was founded with; it won’t convince people like me and others who hold meaning to the words and actions said and done by others. You can be in denial all that you want, but those of us who see MUFON losing its grip on good science while it slides into the New Age agenda will not stop trying to convince you and others that you need to grab hold of the roots of science or you will be swept away in the New Age tidal wave that is sweeping over the land.
This texts is being written only a day after I sent the letter to Mr. Carrion. I will append this article when and if I receive a letter from him.
I think that it is pretty clear that there is a doctrinal infidelity within MUFON. I am just one man who is addressing this issue and it is possible that there are other issues that have not been made clear to me. We as believers in Yeshua Ha Mashiach are told not to be unequally yoked. If MUFON was a purely scientific organization then I could condone my membership with them because true science will always find reason and proof for Yahweh’s existence. Bad science will always turn to the esoteric to find justification for its claims which afterward will cause it to worship the false esoteric entities. MUFON is rapidly moving toward the esoteric and I cannot remain in such an organization.For these reasons, me and The Delusion Resistance have dissolved our relationship with MUFON. As scripture says so eloquently:
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. Psalm 20:7-8
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15
I feel that some levity should be brought to this whole issue. This levity came in the way of a letter from MUFON, dated April 23, 2009 and signed by MUFON International Director James Carrion. I received the letter on May 01, 2009. I now present the content of the letter:
Please note that your membership with MUFON has expired. Since you play such a vital role in the MUFON organization, it is most important that your membership be kept current. We realize there may be extenuating circumstances, which may have caused this oversight on your part to occur, but please take a moment to return your check or money order with the completed renewal form as soon as possible. You are an integral part of the MUFON organization and we want to retain you on the team in our efforts to resolve the UFO phenomenon. Your expiration date is always noted on your ID card, as a reminder when to renew. MUFON also sends expiration reminders in the MUFON Journal for the three months prior to your membership expiring.
We look forward to receiving your renewal and confirmation that you are still dedicated to solving the UFO enigma.
James P. Carrion
MUFON International Director
Well there are two things that you can do when you get a letter like this. First off I laughed at the letter. After the correspondence that I have had with Mr. Carrion and how I have clearly pointed out that he and his organization aren’t scientific anymore, but that they are New Age, or at the very least they are barreling headlong toward the New Age Movement. I should, be on Mr. Carrion’s top ten hit list for people that he would not welcome back to MUFON. I would assume that my name would be blacklisted or highlighted in yellow marker and/or placed on the “not friendly” list. In all probability I am on such a list, labeled as a troublemaker or a malcontent and I probably fell between the cracks at MUFON.
Secondly, there is surely a vital question that must be asked with this mistake that they have made. That question is, “if MUFON can’t handle such an easy database then how could they possibly be entrusted to keep scientific research databases?” If the easy things can be messed up so easily how can the hard things be navigated. However, when you read the admission of Mr. Carrion, that MUFON is a loosely run organization that doesn’t hold it’s lower levels to accountability, and they cannot distinguish between New Age occult science and real science then it is easy to see how such simple mistakes can be made.
Finally, MUFON has ignored people like Jim Wilhelmsen and myself who have discovered what the UFO enigma really is. The only way that anyone can figure out what UFOs are and who ET really is, is to approach the phenomenon from a standpoint that sees the enigma as having a spiritual foundation. Looking at it from any other standpoint is akin to trying to identify an monitor lizard by looking at zoological books of mammals, avians, and insects. Without a book on reptiles you can come to some vague conclusions that will never lead you anywhere and might even leave you more confused than when you started. Only when you have a book on reptiles can you then identify that the animal that is in front of you is a monitor lizard. It is only then that you find out that that contrary to your previous opinion, this lizard is aggressive, especially in packs and that if you are bitten by one of them you will most likely die from infection if you aren’t treated immediately. When UFOs and aliens are studied from a Biblical background they are found to be spiritual and contrary to your hopes and desires, they are malevolent and will harm you eventually if you do not come against them in Jesus’ name, which is the only thing that ever works.
So unless I receive any more correspondence from MUFON or any of its officers I feel that this matter is closed. MUFON has refused to listen to me or to Jim Wilhelmsen or any of our many associates. In Jesus’ name I hereby turn MUFON over to its own devices and those of the enemy. They refuse help and they refuse to know the truth. So let them pursue the lie if they so wish. We however will continue to serve Yahweh (the Lord God of Israel) and we will press forward in the war as warriors of the Kingdom of Heaven, led victoriously into every battle through Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus Christ) and in the power and authority of His Name!
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
© 2009 David Ben Yakov (David Ruffino)