Saved From What?
Because you’ve been visiting a website that deals with the eradication of alien abduction and demonic oppression it’s obvious that you want to be saved from those things. If you choose to come to Yeshua and accept him as your Lord and Savior, this will become a reality. But there is a much larger picture involved in the salvation of a human soul as you will see illustrated below.
Every human person who is, was, and will be born, is born with what the Bible calls a sin nature. That means that we come right out of the womb with the propensity to sin. Sin is an old English archery word. In those days, when an archer let his arrow fly and it struck the target outside of the bull’s-eye, he was said to have sinned. Basically, it means outside of center, or outside of perfection. Since God is the basis of perfection, (the bull’s-eye) His perfection is what we have to look at and to judge sin by, we can see that perfection is unattainable, at least as man’s effort to attain perfection is concerned. Just look at the Ten Commandments which God gave us in the book of Exodus, and you will see (if you are honest with yourself) that you have broken at least one, if not many of those simple rules that God gave us to live by.
So where did this “sin nature” originate? When man was first created, he was created in perfection, but with a free will. Satan had rebelled against God and lead a third of the angels with him in his rebellion. Some of these fallen angels are the hooligans who caused all of the problems illustrated in Genesis chapter six. Because he wanted to discredit God, he decided to corrupt God’s perfect creation. Now, God gave Adam and Eve free reign over the Earth but gave them one restriction; not to eat from the “Tree of The Knowledge of Good And Evil.” He told them that if they did, they would die. By this, he meant that they would become corrupted and die a spiritual death, losing their perfect relationship with God. Satan approached Eve and convinced her that if she ate the fruit she would not die, but would become like God, knowing good from evil. So Eve made the willful decision to believe a liar and ate the fruit, then offered it to her husband Adam, who willfully ate of the fruit knowing the consequences. The Bible says that immediately their eyes were open and they lost their innocence. Thus, the propensity to sin in human nature was born and would wreak havoc for millennia to come.
Man’s Feeble Attempt:
Mankind has always known that it was sinful, even if he had no exposure to the Bible and it’s wisdom. That is the reason why there are so many religions with so many ways to appease a deity. I heard a saying years ago that rings so true and it goes like this: “Religion is man’s attempt to reach God, but Christianity (in its true form) is God’s attempt to reconcile man to Himself.”
In most of the eastern religions, they say that a person has to die over and over again until they finally get it right. Imagine having to be born into this world and live in it over and over again. That’s not fun, it’s hell on earth. They say that in these religions, there are ways to reach enlightenment, but those rules were laid down by others who have had to do the soul circuit many times also, and if they were right (which they are not) then how can we know that they are telling the truth. Of course, we cannot.
Then there are the religions who perform penance to appease their god. In the past there were religions where people would cut themselves and deform their bodies in order to appease their gods. Others sacrificed their children by throwing them into fire, offering them to non-existent gods. Today, penance is performed in a variety of religions and in a variety of different ways. Some in the Islamic world believe that driving a car bomb into a group of people, perceived by them to be enemies of God, is a way to get to god. Some believe that they have to visit the Islamic holy sites at least once to find favor with their god.
In the Christian realm there are sects that do penance too. In some Pentecostal circles if a person doesn’t tithe they are considered cursed by God and not as “evolved” in their religion as others. They are told that if they don’t speak in other tongues that they are not as blessed as others. Sometimes they spend so much time looking for what spiritual gift God has given them that they forget about the important things, like feeding the starving, clothing those who need clothing, and taking care of the widow and fatherless.
Catholicism is yet another offender where penance is concerned, and the term is freely used in the church. There is not one place in the Bible where Christians are told to pray to the saints, pray to idols, pray to Mary or pray the rosary. Purgatory is never mentioned in the Bible and to even suggest such a place is a slap in the face of God Almighty and the holy sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Man’s final attempt free himself from sin is to deny that it even exists. Humanism is a religion where man exalts himself as a deity. If a person denies sin, they deny a need for a redeemer. So, how do you deny sin and the redeemer. Well, you invent a theory called Evolution and you bombard the public with false claims and you tell them about it day and night. You corrupt the children by teaching it to them in schools but prohibit any form of Christianity on school grounds. While I don’t like to quote Adolph Hitler for obvious reasons, he did say that “if you tell a lie long enough the public will believe it.” The advance of evolution in our society proves that statement correct.
More recent attempts to deny a sin nature have been advanced by the messages that have been given to alien abduction victims and also channeled by mediums who purport to be in contact with these supposed alien entities. In most cases these messages deny a divine creation and attribute the advancement and even the creation of mankind to the manipulation of genetic structure by these entities. But, the entities never reveal who made them; curious huh?
So we see that man has devised (with the help of Satan I’m sure) many ways to deny the truth and promote lies. So is there a right way to be saved? Is there a sure way to know if you are right with God. Is there a way to remove the guilt and shame that will last the test of time? Sure there is, but there is only one way which we will examine below.
God’s Provision – God’s Grace:
You’ve probably heard terms like testament or covenant if you have been around any Christians for any length of time. The Bible is divided into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. Testament and covenant are fancy words for agreement or contract. God is the initiator of the contract, but there have to be two signers, God and man. In all other religions, the contract goes something like this: if you constantly try to appease me, and if you do penance all of the time then perhaps I will accept you. In the Old Testament it was similar, but with the condition that if rules were followed, the adherent would definitely be accepted. Animal sacrifices were required because:
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Hebrews 9:22
I know that there are some who probably think that animal sacrifice was cruel and inhumane, but one must remember that the world of that time was agricultural. We must also realize that the word sacrifice denotes giving something that is very dear, or even life sustaining to the giver. Thus, when God commanded that animals be given as sacrifice, it was reasonable requirement.
It must be understood that all told, there were actually 613 commandments that the people of Israel had to follow. Not only were there Ten Commandments, but there were civil laws, capital laws and dietary laws to follow. We know from modern times, that there are a lot of laws to govern us, and we don’t know them all and I am sure that everyone breaks at least one a week, if not one a day.
Anyway, back on track. God knew that man was unable to keep his commands and he knew that He would have to do something to obliterate sin. That is why He sent His Son into the world. First, God wanted to experience firsthand the things that you and I go through. He wanted feel the tug of sin and rebellion that constantly pull on our hearts. He wanted to feel our sorrows and joys, our up’s and down’s and so on. Then, because he knew that only the shedding of blood removes sin, He sacrificed His own son so that all who believe that the sacrifice was for them, and who turned to God would have eternal forgiveness and freedom from guilt and shame. God is so wonderful that he put His signature on the deal by raising Jesus from the dead on the third day to show mankind that we could have communion with Him and he give us hope that we too will someday be resurrected to be with Him forever. Then, to top the cake so to speak, He gave us His Holy Spirit to guide us in right and wrong and to lead us in righteousness (doing what is right in God’s eyes) so that we can please our (Father) God.
But since this website addresses those who want to become free from alien abduction and/or demonic oppression, there is an added gift. He gives this gift to everyone, but we can use it and have to use it to fight for our spiritual lives. That gift is authority over the dominion of darkness. That authority gives us not just a day to day “hope I’m free again today” freedom; but one that can put an end to the harassment forever; and the tools to fight it should it ever foolishly try to return.
Now those other religions make you work hard for the possibility that you might get to heaven, or wherever it is that they go after death. God however said, “I love you, let me help you to come to me, I’ll guide you and love you forever. You don’t have to hopelessly strive anymore because if you believe in My Son and what he did for you, you will have eternal life in Paradise.” That’s all we have to do is believe. Oh, and might I mention that when Jesus died and rose again, he fulfilled all of those laws that were required of the Children of Israel and ultimately ourselves. That leaves us with a liberty to love each other and to love God all the more.
There comes a point in every person’s life when they come to a split in the road. For those of us who were steeped in the UFO community or the occult it comes when the Holy Spirit, either through divine revelation or by a word of knowledge by a caring Christian, brings to us the reality that those who purport themselves to be extraterrestrials aren’t really what they claim to be. And because of this, each person reaches a point during their life when they have to look honestly at their life and their inevitable death.
The fork in the road, to which I refer, is the critical moment, where each person must choose between an eternity with God, Jesus and that blessedness; or Satan and destruction. This can happen at any time in a person’s life, but of course, the earlier, the better. Most Biblical Scholars believe that there is an “age of accountability.” Before this age, God is merciful and grants pardon because the person is not able to understand sin and its implications. Most believe that this happens around the age of 12 or 13 when puberty begins and we awaken to the ways of the world.
Jesus himself mentioned this fork in the road when He said, “broad is the way that leads to destruction, and narrow the way to eternal life. He knew, that many would choose what they think is the easy lifestyle, to live like all others and to be one of the crowd. He knew about the strong bonds that the world has with each person who lives in it. To put it bluntly, it is easier and may even appear to be more fun to lead a life toward eternal damnation, then to lead a sacred life or to try to do so. He knows our hearts better then we do.
With all that in mind, please read about my life, the eternal damnation for which I once lived then read further about the splendid rescue, that was granted to me by Jesus Christ, (Yeshua of the Messiah), my Lord and savior.
A SHORT STORY
Well, It Was Supposed To Be Anyway
My name is Dave Ruffino. I’m one of the counselors and the webmaster of this site. Below is my testimony as it relates to my life in the UFO realm. My testimony isn’t any more special than any of the other counselors, but I include it to show how I opened up bad doors; how evil entities entered those doors; and how those entities were thrown out and the doors were closed when I came to faith in Yeshua.
I was born in New Jersey, in the eastern United States. Because I had parents, that went to church, I considered myself a Christian. The stupidity of this thought struck me later when I heard the phrase, “if you were born in a bagel shop, would that make you a bagel?” I went through the usual customs; that is being baptized, going through confirmation and receiving of my first communion. After these matters, I was disillusioned with church, as were my parents.
My dad, had been one of those people who only went to church, either because of urging by my mother, or for obligation during holidays and such; was really more interested in the sciences. He was a Sci-fi fanatic and a UFO devotee. For several years he’d search news stands for any UFO magazine he could find and he studied the phenomena with the fervency that was unequaled by any scholar, professor or researcher that I’ve ever met. He watched Star Trek (the real one, not the imitations) like it was some sort of religious program. It was a serious transgression to talk while Star Trek, other Sci-fi movies or any such documentaries were on the television. We were the only family in town that had a copy of the “Project Blue Book” report that was released to the public. That gives you an idea of the spirits that my dad unknowingly invited into our house.
Like every young boy who loves his father, I wanted to be just like dad. I read all of the magazines dad brought home and tried with my young mind to understand “Blue Book.” I felt a sense of awe reading those things, wondering about the aliens that were visiting us. I did however have some sense of fear over what I was reading. Perhaps the little bit of churching that I did had given me some sort of discernment. Perhaps, since I had been exposed to the things of God (although watered down things, seeing it was an Episcopal church) the Holy Spirit was trying to warn me not to meddle to far into this field. But I had no one to explain Godly things to me, and tons of supposed experts to tell me about UFO’s and their occupants. After a while I dismissed the fears and pursued UFOlogy to it’s extent.
My parents had decided that living up in the city was detrimental to our family and they decided to buy a home down at the Jersey Shore. We moved there toward the middle of 1968 and I loved it. It was our first house and it had lots of room. After a year of hemming and hawing my parents for privacy they acquiesced to my pleas and let me move into the bedroom in our finished basement. There I could stay up later, reading my UFO magazines and playing with the chemistry set and other such things. Often I would ponder what it would be like to be taken aboard a flying saucer and whisked away from earth for a sort of Sunday drive with the aliens. Be careful what you wish for, you might get it. Be careful what doors you open, especially if you don’t know what is behind them.
One night I had stayed up late, probably reading a UFO magazine and I had been lulled to sleep by the reading. I got up to turn the light out and went back to sleep. Very early the next morning I was awakened by nothing in particular but noticed that the moon was especially bright that night and decided to look at it through the small window in my basement room. The family that lived across the street were the Hands (that was their real last name). I was friends with their younger son and sometimes with his older brother. I noticed that the full moon was right over the Hand house but then I saw something in what was the southeast direction. I realized that the second object was the moon, and that the first object was obviously a UFO. I stared at it for a while but then a fear came over me and I did what every brave young man does when he’s scared, I hid under the covers. I eventually decided that being scared was stupid, after all, my parents were just upstairs and I could yell for my dad who would come down in an instant should anything be there. After I moved the covers down from my head the fear, instead of going away, intensified and I became paralyzed. I tried my hardest to call for my father but nothing came out of my mouth. Then I saw what looked like an astronaut with a body tight space suit and some sort of helmet. I don’t remember how long I saw the apparition, but I do remember feeling relieved and released when I heard the sound of what was at least two jet fighters flying over the house. My assumption was that the military either at Lakehurst NAS or McGuire AFB had picked the thing up on radar and were in pursuit of it. I can’t honestly say that I was abducted by aliens, but I can’t say that I wasn’t either. I awoke the next morning, wondering how I was going to tell my dad about what happened. I knew that he might possibly understand, but my mother would think that I just had a bad dream. So, I pulled dad aside and told him about it. He seemed a bit skeptical at first but something changed his mind. He got into a conversation with a neighbor man, whom I knew as Mr. Tutella who had told my dad that early that same morning, on his way to work, he had been buzzed by an object. Dad was convinced. I had one or two more sightings but they were CE-I sightings and nothing like the Toms River event.
So now I was convinced for sure. Not only had I read about them, but I had seen a real UFO and had been most likely saved from a CE-IV experience by the US Armed Forces. This sighting was the beginning of a downward slide for me and my life began to fall apart. My parents, who had argued for years had decided to split up. My dad moved back up to North Jersey and I missed him a great deal. I guess I made life a bit hard for my mother whom I had blamed for initiating the split between her and my dad. She then met a man that I refused to get along with because I thought he was a tyrant, and in my mind, nobody was going to replace my dad. So, after a year of bad tidings, my mother gave in and allowed me to go and live with my dad.
Moving back to the city wasn’t a good idea because I got back in with old friends, who by this time were all either drinking very heavily or taking drugs. I went with the lesser of two evils and went hung out with the drinkers. A year later dad and I were off to California to be closer to his side of the family, most of whom had moved there. California was really different than New Jersey. The people talked funny, they dressed like farmers (jeans and tee shirts) and they went out of their way to point out my differences too. I started to hang out with a cousin that I had always admired. He was the first born son of my grandfather’s first born son, and in Italian tradition, that means a lot. It means that this person is somewhat like a messianic figure and is given precedence over all the rest. Being a naive teenager, I believed the lie and decided to mold myself after this cousin. The bad thing is that this cousin was into all sorts of drug abuse; but like they say, when in Rome, do as the Romans; and that is what I did.
The drug abuse took a toll on everything in my life. The school system that I was in was trying to teach me things that I had learned in New Jersey two years prior, so school became boring. So I decided to smoke dope all the time, at least until the California underlings could catch up to my level of education. This caused me to start failing classes; why relearn what I’ve already learned; but it was hard to remember what I had learned because I was in a constant cannabis fog. I did excel in my science classes, especially the Anthropology class, which was really a front for the teaching of evolution. Soon I was an ardent evolutionist, drug abusing God hater.
My other cousin, the one from New Jersey came out to California for a while and while it was nice that the three cousins were all together again, we were just three screwed up losers. My New Jersey cousin and I would visit our grandparents who lived up near Red Bluff, a small town way up in Northern California and it was real nice because at night we could see the stars. Yes, for those of my fellow city dwellers, there are a lot of stars up there, and they’re beautiful on a clear country night. We would sit outside near the Sacramento River and deliberately look for UFO’s, and we saw them. They were way up there, perhaps in space, and we even wondered if we were looking at satellites, but when those lights make 90 degree turns, we knew differently.
The cousin from New Jersey soon went back there and it wasn’t long before my dad sent me packing there too. Work was spotty in California at the time and plentiful in New Jersey, so off I went. It was no surprise that once I entered New Jersey the State Police had me pulled to the side of the road. I guess all of the stickers I had on my truck advocating the legalization of marijuana laws had something to do with it. By the time they were done with me my nerves were frazzled but I knew that someone had been watching out for me because although the police searched the truck three times, they never found the ounce of fine Colombian weed that I had stashed behind the seat. New Jersey held both bad and good things for me. I got to be with family and visited my mother almost every weekend. I got to see some good old friends and found that a couple weren’t into drugs. But, my cousin had gotten himself deeply into the drug culture and I was offered free drugs the whole time I was there. I began to get concerned though when I realized that the narcotics squad was following me around. Things would sour more before I came to my wits.
All the time I was in New Jersey I couldn’t shake the memory of a friend named Art Soares. Art was a goofy sort of person, and although he was a Born Again Christian, he would hang out with us and get stoned too. While in that state, Are would tell us about Jesus, and how Jesus had died for us to make us right with God. We put Art through a lot of hell, but he hung in there and didn’t waver from his mission to convert us.
So, when I was in Jersey I would constantly think about my actions and how wrong they were. That causes a person to take more drugs to make the thoughts go away. Anyway, one night my cousin came home with a bunch of friends and they made lines on a mirror that I had assumed were cocaine. I used to love the euphoria that cocaine gave me. So, like normal, cousin invited me to snort a couple of lines and my nose started to burn real bad. We decided to sit down and watch “Saturday Night Live” and I had the urge to use the restroom, but was paralyzed and couldn’t get out of the chair. I’ve often wondered if that paralyzed feeling was the beginning of an abduction experience, but I digress. I was worried because I was in my uncle’s favorite leather recliner and I didn’t want to urinate all over it. So, finally I was able to stagger into the bathroom and after performing my function, I looked the mirror and saw myself as if I was dead; all white with dark black circles around my eyes. Then and there I made the decision to try to get off of drugs.
This story is getting longer than I intended, so I’ll encapsulate it more. A week later I was working on my job as an electrician’s helper when something happened that caused me to take stock of what I had become. I was working with a fellow named George and I had been treating him badly. Now, George was a Vietnam Veteran when that title meant that he was a recent veteran from that war. I said something to George (who could have cleaned my clock if he wanted to) that was really demeaning; and George looked at me and asked what he did to make me treat him so badly. I apologized and recognized what I had become, a hateful bag of bones that was decaying from the inside. About this time my mother, who for some reason always blamed herself for my nearsighted and lazy eyes; heard that there would be a healer in Toms River (new where she lived) and asked me to go there with her. She thought that my eyes might be healed. Well, walking into a church to me was like walking into an enemy camp. My heart was racing, I clocked it at 190 and I thought my chest was going to explode. The time came for the healing part of the service and the evangelist called to the front all who wanted prayer for healing. I went, thinking I would have a heart attack before I got up there. I sat at the front of the line because I wanted to get this thing over with and get out of there. God has a sense of humor, and the healer started at the other end of the line. When he got to me, he placed his hands on my head and all of a sudden my heart started to beat slowly again. I felt a peace come over me that I just can’t explain; but it felt like nothing had ever been wrong with the world and that God had reigned forever. That’s the only way I can describe it.
So, I got away from my cousin and moved in with my maternal grandmother. Dad had heard all that had been happening and sent me out some money to travel back to California. I sought out Art and told him all that had happened. I asked Art what I needed to do to get right with God and he told me how to become Born Again. So, with Art in my truck, while driving on Interstate 80 toward the nearest town, I asked Yeshua to come into my life. My life has been a blessing ever since.
Now I’m not going to lie to anyone reading this document. I have had periods of harassment from demonic forces since I’ve been a Born Again believer. But there has been a big difference. I now know about the authority that I have been given by Yeshua to fight these things. Unlike the harassment that is done against unbelievers, this harassment has been done to try and dissuade me from advancing in my walk with Yeshua. It’s true that sometimes the enemy will come to “test the waters” to see how strong we are; but he always fails. The reason he fails is that when a Born Again believer uses the name of Yeshua, and the power and authority that is imparted to us through the Holy Spirit, the enemy has to stop. A comparison that I like to use is the enemy is like some anemic little imp with a slingshot going up against a regiment of Abram’s battle tanks; they don’t stand a chance. As a matter of fact, it shows how foolish the enemy side really is, thinking that he could possibly have a chance such odds against him.
HOW TO ATTAIN YOUR NEW LIFE
Jesus said “except a man be born-again, he cannot see the kingdom of heaven.” I will list the steps and if you wish, you can perform them. Remember, only do this if you are serious about getting a new life, and becoming a new creation. Yes, you will actually become a son or daughter, as the case may be, of the Master and Creator of the Universe. Plus, you’ll have Power and Authority over the entities that mask themselves as extraterrestrials.
1. Admit to yourself, that you and your life are a mess, and, that you are in need of very serious help. Admitting of it is the first step.
2. Speak to God (He really listens) and tell him what you have just admitted to yourself. Tell him that you recognize, that you need help, and, that you would like to change for the better. Tell him that you know that Jesus died and took your position on the cross, and, that you believe it and are gratefully for it.
3. Invite Yeshua into your heart and your life. He will never enter, unless you ask Him to come in. Step two and three are basically what is called the “Sinners Prayer.” We’ve put a prayer at the bottom of this page for you to follow should you desire.
4. Spend a lot of time with your new Father and Yeshua, and tell them everything that is on your mind and heart. God loves to listen and now that you are His, he can begin the work of rebuilding you.
5. Recognize, that things might not immediately change and be ready for temptations. Remember, you have left evil and sided with good, and Satan is not too cheerful over that. Don’t worry however, Yeshua will walk you through each attempt. The Bible says that “God won’t let you be tempted beyond what you can endure, but prepares ways of escape for you.”
6. Read your Bible each chance you get and set aside times for reading if you have to. The Bible is the guidebook. Through it, you will get to know your Father better. God has a way of explaining of His word to you, as you read. Take the Bible literally because it is the truth. Use it to test all things that you are told or offered. If a church, a person, an idea, an ideal or the message of any being doesn’t correspond with what’s in the Bible, it is junk and should be discarded.
7. Find a church. This is extremely important. If you need help with that, write any of us by clicking on a contact counselor on the contact page. We’ll do our best to help you in that area.
8. It is important to focus on Yeshua, and not on His people. Churches sometimes have people who are immature in their faith and because of this they tend to falter which could cause you to lose faith. Just remember that Yeshua is working on them too and like you, they are being reworked.
9. Share your new belief with others. Don’t keep something for itself, that you freely received. Jesus said – if you confess me before men, I will confess you before my Father, which is in heaven.
Now that you have made this wonderful choice, please let us know. We want no credit for your decision, We’d just would like to enjoy the news with you. Oh, another matter. If you made that decision, the Bible says that all of heaven is celebrating. You caused a party in heaven my friend . God Bless you, as you live for him.
Lord Jesus, I know you’ve been trying to get my attention for quite some time. I’ve finally come to the point where I’m able to realize that I’m a sinner. As a sinner I know that the penalty is death; an eternal separation from you. But I now know and acknowledge that you have died for me. You paid the price for my sin, on the cross. By your stripes (wounds) I am healed and by your blood my sins are blotted out, never again to be held against me. I want to thank you for dying for me and I accept your sacrifice for me.
I recognize that I am now a work that is in progress. I know that there will be hard times, but I know that when I am not able to walk through those times, you will carry me through them. Please mold me and make me into the vessel that you want me to be; you are the potter, I am the clay; do as you wish with me.
I know that I am now filled with the Holy Spirit and that He will teach me what you want me to know. I pray now that you will empower me with Your Spirit to walk in ways that are right. I pray that you will impart to me the knowledge to use the power and authority that you have given me so that I can fight the good fight against the powers of darkness that have held the power of influence in my life up until this prayer.
Rushing Wind (Holy Spirit) blow through this temple (my body and soul), blowing out the dust within, come and breathe Your breath upon me; I’ve been Born Again. Holy Spirit, I surrender, take me where you want to go. Plant me by your living waters; plant me deep, so I can grow. Yeshua, you’re the one, who sets my spirit free. Use me Lord, glorify you Holy Name through me.
Separate me from this world Lord. Sanctify my life for you. Daily mold me to your image and help me bear good fruit. Every day I will grow stronger, trials will come to test my faith, but when all is said and done Lord, it will be worth the wait.
And finally Lord, please lead into my life, good and Godly believers. Help me to find a Church that will help me to grow, where I can be fed your Word and nurtured in your love. And I look forward to the day when you will come to take all of your people unto yourself so that we can be with you forever in your Father’s House. AMEN