According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, the Lord God is in the process of communicating unique extraterrestrial knowledge to the human race. This rarefied knowledge exceeds the earthly knowledge of worldly men and women. An individual who embraces and possesses these new metaphysical ideas—that have their source beyond earth—will feel a strong desire to conquer the hearts and minds of other human beings and change society.
I am one of those extraterrestrials! And, this blog is proof that my ideas often seem quite alien to many of my readers.
It is often assumed that extraterrestrials from other civilizations posses superior intelligence. The purpose of this blog (and my books) is to demonstrate the reality of these superior ideas—especially concerning theology and its relationship to science.
A reader of this post, who is a student of the Bible, might challenge me and point out that the Lord God said that “the meek shall inherit the earth,” not some alien race with superior intelligence.
However, the nature of this extraterrestrial or spiritual knowledge is to elevate both the human heart and mind. Such knowledge coming from God’s heavenly kingdom is designed to promote sincere humility in those who have obtained it. Such knowledge leads to a love of the neighbor and in putting others above oneself (a real challenge to human nature). Such knowledge when applied to the life of human society will most assuredly lead to a “higher” civilization.
But before you come to the conclusion that I am simply using clever metaphor, let me quickly explain why those individuals who adopt these new ideas into their life will technically become extraterrestrials as well. These noble individuals will actually have extraterrestrial bodies, composed of substances from beyond the earth. Swedenborg claimed that the process of true spiritual evolution causes new bodies to be created within a person’s physical body that more perfectly respond to this new intellect and affection that has been elevated by the Lord. These interior bodies are made from both the finest substances of nature and from spiritual substances.
These bodies are the real embodiment of a regenerated human heart and mind and allow a person to live after the death of the physical body in a way that is perfectly suited for God’s heavenly kingdom. The purpose of evolution in God’s cosmic scheme is to create angels from the human race. Only this will lead humankind to enjoy the fruits of a more advanced civilization—here and beyond!
If this topic interests you, I explore it more deeply in my new book Proving God.