Summary: Many stories in the Bible are attributed to aliens or alien technology. What does the Bible say?
There has been a significant increase of stories in the news media regarding the sighting of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). There is also a growing number in the church who believe that ancient aliens from another dimension or distant galaxy once visited, and continue to visit, planet Earth. With the countless books and movies made about space travel, it is no wonder that so many are fascinated with the possibility of extraterrestrial (ET) beings existing from other worlds.
Some even believe that ET's influenced Earth's history and could have corrupted the human race after Adam and Eve's fall. There are numerous evolving theories and endless possibilities conjectured to support these suppositions, but there is no empirical evidence to support them.
Many stories in the Bible are attributed to aliens or alien technology, such as the pillars of cloud and fire that guided the Israelites after the Exodus from Egypt (Ex 13). Even the Manna God used to feed Israel is said to have come from alien technology (see Ex 13, 16). Most of the Alien advocates say that the Prophet Ezekiel saw a spaceship, and that the Apostle John saw a doorway, or stargate, or some other type of trans-dimensional portal from Heaven to Earth (see Rev 4:1-2). What the Bible does say for certain is that Jesus is THE doorway to Heaven.
"I am the door: by me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture. (John 10:9 ESV)
Ezekiel, ET's, and UFO's
The book of Ezekiel seems to be the go-to for those who want to believe the Bible speaks of UFOs containing ET's who visit(ed) the Earth. There is a whole industry built on it. The Prophet Ezekiel was the 6th-century author of the book that reveals prophecies about the destruction of Jerusalem, the restoration to the land of Israel, and what some refer to as the Millennial Temple visions or the Third Temple. The name 'Ezekiel' means 'God strengthens.'
The first chapter of Ezekiel is written to honor God by giving an amazing supernatural vision (Heb: "mar'ah' [mar-aw'] which means a revelation) of God who is seen wrapped up in Shekinah (presence of God) glory and of the heavenly host (Ez 1:1, 4-28; also 1 John 1:5). The entire book was written in the first person. He wasn't describing a flying disk because the ancient Hebrew vocabulary includes all the following translated words that were not used in the description: "round," "disk," "circular," "flat," "metal(lic)," "silver," etc. Ezekiel did not see something literally with his physical eyesight happening on planet Earth or in the sky above.
Ezekiel did not physically see an alien spaceship but he did see some strange things with his mind's eye that were similar to the writings found in the books of Daniel and Revelation. He described heavenly, spiritual beings, not "alien life forms." The language used was not literal because the Hebrew language used is apocalyptic. It conveys spiritual insight just as the book of Revelation, which is called the "Apocalypse," does as well. Ezekiel fully understood that God was speaking to Him and that the vision was of spiritual beings.
The theme of Ezekiel is the departure of the Shekinah because the people had obscured it by their disobedience and idolatry. He saw the Shekinah presence of God leave because God was going to send judgment upon the Temple and the City by using Babylon to destroy them. The purpose of the first chapter was to instruct them that even though they were taken as prisoners to Babylon, God has not abandoned them. Although the Shekinah departed, it did not end God's relationship with Israel (Ez 1:8, 8:3).
Ezekiel, in another vision, saw a glimpse of the Shekinah returning to the city and the Temple after the promised Messiah (Jesus) returns to Earth (Ez 43.1-5). It was on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit (Ruach ha Kodesh) came, and the Shekinah returned along with the power of God (Ruach ha Kodesh) that was seen in tongues of fire (Kivod) (Acts 2:1-13).
Ezekiel saw the four living beings known as Cherubim, who are angelic figures/living creatures that serve the will of God and protect the Garden of Eden (Ez 10:14; Gen 3:24). He states elsewhere in the book that the four living beings he saw in his supernatural vision are the same ones seen in the first chapter (see Ez 1:4-28, 10:1-22).
The description of the Cherubim is the same as that of the living creatures that surround the throne of God (see Rev 4). The extraordinary imagery in these passages describes angelic beings who are beyond human comprehension. Yet, it is God alone who is the Lord of the Universe (Ez 1:28). The wheels with eyes around the rims and have fire and lightning associated with them are always connected to the Cherubim throughout Scripture and are directed by the Holy Spirit (Ez 1).