The Great Science-Fiction Hoax
Tract #3 in the News For Science-Fiction Followers series
Version 1d, July 19, 2006. Copyright 2006 by Roddy Kenneth Street, Jr.
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Children of Earth, we know that most of you have been, for many years of your lives on Earth, very great fans of the Science-Fiction Dreamers. Such concepts are now prevalent everywhere on Earth— in every nation, in every university and college, and even in many of the theological seminaries. The Science-Fiction Dreamers have created a fantasy world for themselves as the real world degenerates and falls into chaos, and their world-view is altogether based on the premises of Humanism and Upward Evolution. Their world-view is now predominant in popular literature, in cinema, in television programming, and even in computer games.
You may have played some of these three-dimensional science-fiction games, at times, upon your home computer or with a video-game console. You have probably been fascinated by their alternate worlds, finding them to be quite compelling. This may even be an unfortunate addiction for you, one which you do not feel able to break.
Our world has greatly changed in the last couple of centuries, and now these science-fiction fantasies are all the rage— proliferating everywhere, in all nations. Science-Fiction Mania has become a great obsession for many people throughout the Earth. The Star Trek fanatics and the Star Wars fanatics are merely two of many possible examples.
But this Science-Fiction Mania is based upon a great delusion which is sweeping over all the face of our Earth. In these tracts, we wish to make clear for you the nature of this delusion.
In these tracts we will try, with the help of God’s Holy Spirit, to show you how science-fiction stories are usually designed to function as an apocalyptic literature for our Earth. That is their clever conceit. Before this tract series is finished, we should certainly consider that topic also.
A true understanding of Future Things, with an accurate understanding of God’s Own Plan for the Earth’s direction and future, is essential for any human being who is living upon the Earth during this time of Great Distress.
Many humans seek to escape from the unpleasantness of their Earth by turning away from the truth, by losing themselves in diversions and distractions.
Many humans also seek to escape from the unpleasantness of their Earth by losing themselves in science-fiction fantasies.
The big problem with such behavior lies with the fact that such fantasies are much more than mere escapism— they are usually based upon a complete misrepresentation of God’s Universe.
The Future World of humanity is envisioned by these science-fiction fantasies, which now proliferate everywhere upon the Earth. But this is most often based on a completely false eschatology and a misrepresentation of God’s Universe.
Most science-fiction books (and stories, films, videos, or computer games) seek to create a “new world” for the audience, or perhaps even several “new worlds.” The author of such a story has given himself a godlike power to create a new planet from scratch, or several planets, or an entire alternate universe.
Now, it is true that novelists have always held a godlike position over the stories that they write. The narrator of a story holds a position of great power, and can fashion an imaginary world for the book in any way that he likes. As a result, many “historical fiction” books are far more fantasy than history.
But science-fiction authors usually carry that principle to its greatest extreme, and the cover blurbs which promote the science-fiction books will often speak of a wonderful “science-fiction universe” which the author has produced.
Such stories are indeed a “science-fiction universe,” because they have little or no connection with the True Universe and the Real Science which God Almighty has established for the Cosmos!
A number of literary critics and commentators have remarked that science-fiction stories seek to create “a new mythology” for our time. Fans of the Star Trek series and the Star Wars series likewise are inclined to boast that Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas have created a “new mythology” for our time on Earth.
But when they say these things, most science-fiction fans do not realize the deeper truth which is inherent in the very words they use.
This “new mythology” of which they boast, which is provided by the founders of the various “worlds” of the science-fiction genre, is a mythology which includes false gods and a false Heaven!
Their new mythology also seeks to propagandize an alternative religion, but few of the science-fiction fans are able to recognize this fact. Few of them are able to discern the truth of the matter.
It is not coincidental that most of the science-fiction writers have always been atheists, humanists, pantheists, New Agers, and the like. It is not coincidental that one of the science-fiction authors of our planet (L. Ron Hubbard) actually made a concerted effort to establish his own new religion, which he called “Scientology.” Most of the science-fiction writers do not recognize our God as the God of Science.
They do not choose to accept God or the Scientific Truth of God. Since they do not want to believe in God, they find they cannot accept God’s Code of Morality, or God’s Organizational Plan for the Universe either.
These men and women love to create their new worlds of science-fiction in their alternative universe, which is not God’s own Universe at all. Since they think it “unscientific” to believe in the Triune God as the Creator of their Universe, they also find it difficult to conceive of an after-life, or a Heaven, or a Hell.
But the idea that their universe (and a life within it) consists of only the Present Time in the Present World, can never make them happy. The current world is very unpleasant for them and quite unglamourous... full of violence, chaos, and distress... and it can never make them happy. This planet and our present world is anathema to them, because they are certain that they want a much better world than our current Earth.
But the idea of someday meeting God’s angels and the Son of God in Heaven, like the idea of finding a better life in that higher plane of existence, is of course quite incomprehensible to them.
Since they have no hope in God nor the hope of Heaven, they place all their hope in the distant future, which they somehow imagine will be a utopia produced by human efforts.
Since they do not believe in a Heaven above them which is populated by angels, they choose instead to use their imaginations to transform “outer space” into a new Heaven.
And likewise, they often look to the distant future of their Present Earth as the locale for a man-made Heaven.
Since they think it “unscientific” to believe in angelic beings, they choose instead to populate their Heaven with the “alien creatures” of other planets! For the angels of God, they choose to substitute “benevolent aliens,” and for the demons of Hell they substitute “monstrous aliens.”
It is indeed comical that within the framework of these science-fiction fantasies, the atheistic authors find it so easy to conceive a universe filled with alien life-forms!
They can conceive a great multiplicity of bizarre alien creatures arising by evolution upon thousands of planets! But they insist that it is very “unscientific” to conceive the existence of angelic beings, or to contemplate the existence of a Supreme Being such as God Almighty!
Many of the little earthlings on this planet are book-lovers, collectors who acquire a large number of books for their personal use. These people often possess large private libraries that exist inside the confines of their own individual homes. Many of these book collectors have (at least) one entire room of a home devoted to this purpose. Humans often have a great fondness for books, and may even spend a large amount of time just for reading.
You might be a bit surprised to learn that God Almighty is something of a Records Keeper. God’s angels and their helpers doubtless maintain a superlative library in the Heavenly City which is called the New Jerusalem — and surely it is one which far surpasses the famous library of ancient Alexandria, or that of any great modern city of our Earth. The saints of God should all look forward to seeing the Heavenly Library someday, since they are given grace and will one day be able to tour the inside of God’s Heavenly City.
As I say, God Almighty is something of a Records Keeper, and He manages to keep up-to-date concerning the activities of everyone on our Earth. Among the books in His collection is one He calls “the Book of Life,” a record which contains the list of all those persons who have found salvation in Jesus Christ... the ones who have been sanctified and justified by the Holy Blood of Jesus. These will be spared in the Judgement Day because of their faith in Jesus, Who has brought them salvation in the grace of God. Because of His sacrifice on the cross, they will have freedom from condemnation and will have the gift of Eternal Life with God.
In this unusual series of tract booklets, we will first be focusing on the examination of some science-fiction books... the works of fantastic literature and a genre which has become quite popular in our modern-day world. We will be concentrating primarily upon writings of the famous “founding fathers” of science-fiction, since they have had the greatest impact on our planet. Their science-fiction worldview has become almost ubiquitous now, dominating the minds of vast numbers of people all over the surface of our Earth.
In this tract series, we will share with you a bit of information about some of the famous “imagineers” of science-fiction and fantasy — including some who may be ranked among your own personal favorites. These authors are persons whom you may have admired greatly during your youth. Perhaps you even continue to idolize these s-f and fantasy writers in the present day. We will focus on some men whom you will probably recognize as the beloved Founding Fathers of the Modern Science-Fiction genre.
In the subsequent tracts of this series, we will examine in considerable detail the literary works and mind-sets of these men who helped the s-f genre to secure its present level of popularity. The tracts will try to investigate the writings of Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Aldous Huxley, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Gene Roddenberry, and Frank Herbert.
This is our target, but it is a goal that is not easily accomplished within the space limitations of our small booklets. Nevertheless, we will do the best we can in the space we have to work with.
For now we must set aside our examination of the fantastic world-view of the unbelievers — the humanists and the evolutionists who live daily in an unrealistic world of their own imagination. These dreamers live totally in a world of Illusion and Delusions. The gods and goals that they conceive for the Universe are merely figments of their own idle minds. They live in a world of darkness and dreams that is devoid of the Light of Jesus Christ. Their world is unreal, a product of their own overactive imaginations... not at all consistent with the Real Universe which God Almighty has created.
Before you continue onward to the next booklet in this series, we wish to explain for you the basic Truth of Reality... the Absolute Truth about the Real Universe which God Almighty has created for us.
We’ll use the last pages of this current tract to take a brief look at the great Reality of this Universe in which we all live.
The simple fact is this: God The Son came to the Earth when He was incarnated in the human form of Jesus, and God The Son is the Foundation of the Earth— the Solid Rock upon which everything else has been built. You need to realize that Jesus Christ is the Truth and the Light of the World— that’s why He is called the Word of God.
He was with God The Father when the Universe was first created, and in fact, the entire Universe was created by Him, through Him, and for Him. As an intimate Person of the Divine Trinity, He actually created our Universe.
He’s the Door to Enlightenment and the gateway to Heaven. He’s the Son of God and the Voice of God, revealing for us the Mind of His Father.
Jesus is correctly called the Word of God, and His sayings are priceless jewels of wisdom which bring Light to the World. He makes known to humankind many secrets of the Creation that were not earlier revealed to the human race.
He’s been around since the Beginning of this Universe, first as God The Son, a Divine Person in the Triune Nature of God... and later as the Son of God, a Divine Person Who was actually incarnated in the human body that belonged to Jesus.
Jesus is eternally the Sun of Righteousness and the Sun of Heaven.
You will face Christ eventually, whether you want to or not. You will either face Him while you are still alive on this Earth, or you will face Him when you die and leave this present world. Sooner or later, you will have to face Him and acknowledge that He is Lord.
There are at least six ways by which a human can meet Jesus and be compelled to acknowledge Him as God, the Holy One, a Divine Person of the Holy Trinity. You can meet Him in prayer, in a dream, in an Earthly visitation, in the time of death, in the Rapture of believers that occurs before the time of Great Tribulation... or in the Day of Judgement.
Every person on Earth will ultimately meet Jesus and acknowledge Him as Lord of our Universe. He will either tell you to enter His Heavenly Kingdom, or else He will tell you that He never knew you... and that you must leave Him, must be cast away into the Outer Darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
You’ve heard the evolutionary explanation of Universal development for a great many years, with all of its elaborate details... ever since you were a child. You’ve surely encountered its advocates in every arena of the academic world and in every arena of everyday life. Its proponents are everywhere, and they have already proselytized much of the Earth. You are doubtless thoroughly accustomed to that way of thinking.
But what is the Biblical scheme of Earth's history and direction...? It’s the alternative explanation that God has given us in His Holy Scriptures.
A lot of people on our planet, even some Christian theologians, have tried to make the Bible compatible with their own evolutionary beliefs. But can that really be done? Such people reduce Biblical history to insignificance beside the enormity of their faith in the grand Theory of Evolution.
The Bible paints a very different picture concerning the history and future destiny of the Earth, and it is quite at odds with the beliefs of those who have faith in Evolution.
In the Holy Bible, God offers you a different and superior view of Earth’s development and its future fate. From the Holy Scriptures of the Bible we learn that Jesus Christ makes known to us the great secrets of the Universe— secrets not revealed on Earth from the time of Creation until the time of His arrival on our planet.
Here’s the Truth about the Universe, its progress, and God’s ultimate goal for the human race... the establishment of a paradise that God plans for the people of the Earth...
What is the Biblical scheme of Earth’s history and direction?
It’s a long-range plan by which God will transform and re-populate the planet Earth...
It's a vision of vast scope and mind-boggling predictions...
God's developmental plan for our Universe is an astounding program of transformations ...!
Here are 20 stages of ascent that should lead you to a genuine comprehension of your purpose and destiny in the Universe. These will help you to reach a higher level of consciousness, a lofty place where you will better understand of the history of the Earth and God’s goal for humanity...
1. A theme of WARFARE runs through the many books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. We see evidence of angelic warfare, of historic military warfare between God's chosen people and the ungodly nations.
There are predictions of further warfare between the elect of Christ and the anti- Christian forces, and of a final great battle of Armageddon.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE devastates this planet until Christ's Kingdom comes !
2. A theme of APOCALYPTIC DESTRUCTION and RE-CREATION runs through the books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. We see this in the Genesis record of Noah and the Great Flood, and in the predictions of the Old Testament prophets.
Jesus himself speaks of this in great detail as he is quoted in Mat. 24, Luke 17:24-37, and other places in the gospels. There are many such references in the epistles, and the final book, John's Revelation of Jesus Christ, is devoted almost exclusively to this subject.
3. A theme of the SURVIVAL OF A REMNANT who are loyal to God runs through the many books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.
4. Rather than the Darwinian concept of "natural selection" and "survival of the fittest" (meaning the strongest) in a scheme of evolution, God's system of development is quite different!
God's plan is that there will be "DIVINE ELECTION" of all those who have chosen to accept His system of grace and mercy through Jesus Christ, and His plan calls for a "SURVIVAL OF THE LOYAL" instead.
5. In this scheme which God Himself has formulated, it is not the STRONGEST who survive, but rather the SUBMISSIVE!
(In this regard, it is certainly true that God can make the weak person become strong. But a person who is too strong and egotistical God may choose to crush, in order that he— or she— will be humbled and will become submissive to the will of God!)
6. God is continuously harvesting the Earth as His ever-progressing plan of DIVINE SELECTION goes forward, through a wise and millennia-long program of evaluation— through interminable testing of people and a very lengthy developmental process of SELECTING and REJECTING.
7. Thus, a theme of DIVINE SELECTION through a LONG-RANGE, millennia-spanning DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM becomes evident.
8. This calls for a MAJOR SHIFT IN THE WORLD-VIEW that is held by any individual.
It truly requires a COPERNICAN REVOLUTION IN THE MIND-SET of a human being.
9. You must comprehend with an entirely new way of looking at the Universe— for to be among the redeemed, to be among the survivors who are granted eternal life with God, you must place JESUS CHRIST AT THE CENTER OF YOUR UNIVERSE, in the very place where once YOUR OWN EGO had ruled supreme!
You need to put the Sun of Heaven inside your heart! Once He is there, He will illuminate your mind and all areas of the Universe with the bright Light of His Presence. His Light will be radiant in your face, in your life, and your actions. Just as Moses’ face was radiant after he was in the presence of God, the follower of Jesus reflects the brilliant Light of the Lord Christ! His Holy Spirit will be inside you forevermore, making you aware of His Lordship and His Truth... giving you eternal access to His Divine Wisdom.
10. To be among the rescued, you must be a part of the Chosen Remnant of humanity that God will save from the Old Earth. A person must first become a believer of God, one who believes all God's words (His open communication to the human race), as revealed through Holy Scriptures and through God's only true Son, Jesus Christ.
God will show us mercy and forgiveness of our sins only when we come to Him through the sacrificial death of His one true Son, Jesus. God has made provision for grace (leniency and forgiveness), but He offers it to us only via the substituted sacrifice of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
11. Jesus has willingly agreed, already, to receive all your preordained punishment, in order that you may be spared from the Judgment fate— a destination in Hell. That punishment is what a person's sinfulness will otherwise deserve. . . and it will be found inescapable. . . at the great Judgment Day of God, when God will ultimately evaluate and judge the deeds of all souls.
12. Any soul can be spared on the basis of God's own painful sacrifice, by a belief in the salvation God offers through His chosen Messiah, His only-begotten Son Jesus Christ.
Those souls that are spared will be the ones that have opened the door of the heart and have allowed Jesus Christ to come inside. Through His Holy Spirit, He can take up residence inside you as the New Center of the Universe. . . as a brilliant light at the center of the spiritual "solar system." After that, everything in the Universe will revolve around God in an orderly and logical fashion. The progress of the Universe, and of God’s Plan for it, will from that time forward seem logical and orderly to your mind.
13. Are you still living as the only focal point of an Earth-centered universe? It’s time for you to stop making this Earth the center of it all!
Could a Christ-in Revolution change your mind-set. . . and establish instead the reality of a God-centered Universe?
You can move away from humanism if you so desire, move on to a higher level where you worship the True God, the Creator of our Universe. Do you really believe that Man is the center of all things... the measure of all things? God is the One Who will ultimately measure and evaluate the deeds of every human being!
You need to put the Sun of Heaven inside your heart. Jesus Christ is “the Sun of Righteousness,” and through His Holy Spirit, He can put some of His righteousness inside you. More importantly, God credits the follower of Jesus Christ with the Holiness and Righteousness of His Son. You need to place Him on the throne of your heart, declaring Him to be “the Sun King” of your life!
14. The brilliant light of Jesus Christ can give you an "internal guidance system" for your heart. . . and this will provide orderly direction for the "planetary system" of your personal worldview.
When you put Jesus on a throne in your heart, He provides a warm "sun" for that great void in your internal universe, and it will then burn continuously to dispel all the darkness/ coldness that would exist there without His presence. After that, you will have a logical "solar system" for all the interactive elements of your life.
15. Those souls who are not to be spared on this basis (those who have rejected God's words, His truth, His light, and His sacrifice) will suffer eternal separation from God. They will be cast instead into what Jesus calls “the Outer Darkness.” They will be forced to endure an eternal separation from God and God's final achievement— the recreated Paradise that will then be revealed as His ultimate objective.
This will be a NEW EARTH produced by God for all those persons whom He has rescued (or harvested) from the present world. God will populate it with those He has chosen through His millennia-long DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM of DIVINE SELECTION.
16. This is God's final goal— His objective is to produce an entirely different world, a new and totally restructured world that will be vastly superior to this present world of distress and disorder, of countless evils and sin-produced chaos.
It is certain that the NEW EARTH will be immensely more pleasant than this present one, which will eventually be rejected and replaced!
17. You gain an Eternal Life with God when you put the Sun of Heaven in your heart. You can do this by placing Jesus Christ, Who in the Trinity of God created our Universe, upon a throne at the center of your heart! He deserves that position and that kind of respect. He was first God The Son, but when born in human flesh He became the only sinless and righteous person who ever lived. Yet He sacrificed Himself on a cross for your sake, taking all guilt and sins upon Himself— for you and for me, for all people everywhere— so that whoever wishes for salvation might be rescued from the due punishment of sins.
18. If you will do this, you will gain a new contentment and peace as you accept God's organizational plan for the Universe. . . because you'll be letting God be the Ruler of All Things in this world. . . and in your own life.
The Sun of Heaven will then reign in your life as the supreme Power that governs all things. The Bible calls Jesus Christ both “the Sun of Heaven” and “the Sun of Righteousness.” When you place Christ in your heart, He will lead you to a new life of righteousness. The Holy Spirit will start to rebuild you in the image of God, making you more like Jesus. You’ll become a brother (or sister) to Jesus Christ!
19. All it really takes is a simple but sincere little prayer— one that you should make up in your own words. The prayer for deliverance and for God's leadership should come from your own heart!
Some important elements that you might include are:
1) your desire to turn away from the wrongness or evil of your past life, and your remorse over the sins of your previous life,
2) your desire for God's forgiveness and mercy through the act of sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son (Jesus Christ),
3) your desire to know God's leadership in your life,
4) your desire to learn more of God's truth through Bible study,
5) your desire to find fellowship with genuine believers.
After accepting forgiveness through Jesus Christ, you must sincerely seek to turn away from evil, to the best of your ability; and you must further seek to gain knowledge of God's will through a diligent study of the Holy Scriptures of the Bible. Also, you must not neglect to maintain a fellowship and communication with God through the device of daily prayer.
20. This Sunday, don’t just worship the sun, like the followers of Baal, the Roman polytheists, and the pagans. You shouldn’t worship nature like the pantheists and the animists. The supernatural does exist, because God’s Spirit is above and behind the natural world... and superior to it. So don’t worship the sun and the stars like the naturalistic science advocates, the humanists, the evolutionists, and many of our modern-day science-fiction fans!
Don’t go out to worship the sun and stars this Sunday. Instead, go out to a good Bible-believing church and worship the Holy One Who is the Sun of Heaven— Jesus Christ, Who is both the Son of God and God The Son. Jesus Christ is the Sun of Heaven, and He is the Light of the World!
When you accept Jesus into your heart, His Light will transform your own mind and heart. Your purpose and goals will be changed, because you’ll want other people to learn about the good news of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. You’ll want to share the light, and you’ll want to worship the Sun of Heaven in a house of God!
This Sunday, bless the Father in Heaven by honoring His Son, of Whom He is very proud.
Jesus said of the people of God that "The kingdom of heaven is like a net that God has cast into the sea, and it gathers of every kind: When it is full, it will be pulled up on the shore, where they will sit down to sort the catch, and they will collect the good fish in baskets, but the bad things will be thrown away. This is the way it will be at the end of the world: The angels shall come forth, and they will separate the unrighteous persons from among those justified by God. . ."
Excerpt from the Book of Matthew, who was a constant
companion of Jesus and his devoted disciple [13:47-50].
Jesus spoke of the people of God as being like a seed that is growing secretly, saying, "As for the kingdom of God, it is as if a person should cast seed into the ground; and then he sleeps, and he rises up night and day to see that the seed is springing forth and always growing up, although he knows not exactly how. The Earth is bringing forth fruit from itself; first the blade, then the ears of corn, and after that the fullness of the ears of corn. And when all the fruit of the Earth has come forth, immediately God will use the sickle to reap the fields, because the harvest-time has come."
Excerpt from the book of Mark [4:26-29].
It's also important for all of us to remember this:
1) WE SPEAK TO GOD by our prayers.
2) GOD SPEAKS TO US by the words of Holy Scripture.
So we must try to read His words and His Book just as often as we possibly can!!
God wants to bless you for all your long efforts to understand this very confusing and difficult Universe in which we live so let Him reward your search with the grace of His forgiveness and enlightenment!
THIS GUIDE WAS WRITTEN FOR YOU BY. . .
Ken Street, a baptized follower of the Way.
Copyright 2006 by Roddy Kenneth Street, Jr.
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