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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Deep End (03/06/14)

TITLE: Don't Be So Shallow
By Wendy B McLain


Fed up with the propaganda of mainstream media, Kelsey, a Christian and firm believer in the Word of God had become a recent and avid fan of alternative news. He tuned into a program on the Internet that was discussing the Genesis 6 account and the parallels of what’s happening in the world today. He never heard it preached the way he was hearing it in any church he ever attended.

Christianity can be so shallow . . . Kelsey’s eyes stared off into space as if in a daze.

Lord, why does the church not want to discuss these deep matters? He silently spoke to God while the message played on. I know, if these things I’m hearing on this program are true you’ll confirm it and reveal it to me through your Holy Spirit.

“Oh yeah, it makes perfect sense,” said Bill the commentator. “Transhumanism—DNA modification—UFO sightings and abductions—these modern day happenings are aligning perfectly with what took place during the days of Noah.”

“Right,” responded James the guest speaker. “Back then, Satan attempted to supplant God’s seed through the mingling of fallen angels with human women. His intent was to corrupt the bloodline that would one day bring redemption to humanity through the God-Man Jesus Christ. Thanks to God—his purpose failed.

"The Word clearly tells us because wickedness was so pervasive during Noah’s time God decided to destroy His creation including the seed Satan had corrupted.

“Later, Jesus warned this wickedness, as in the days of Noah, would come once again when His return was close at hand, and . . .

Bill interjected by finishing James’ sentence, “ . . . here we are.”

“That’s right, here we are.” James continued, “I would like to state one very important point about Noah and the flood. Most people view this historical account superficially. They see it as a cute little bible story for children. On the surface it is. It’s a wonderful bible narrative for kids and many fantastic children’s books have been written about Noah’s ark.

“However, I chose to write my book—The Deep End: Exploring The Depths Of The Days Of Noah—for Christian adults. Prayerfully, it will wake the church up to the reality of what’s going on today.

“There has been a massive uptick in UFO sightings and abductions since 1947 when we first heard of the Roswell incident. What I also find very compelling is that one year later in 1948 Israel became a nation just as the Lord prophesied would take place, marking the countdown to the time of His return.

“These two events taking place so close to one another I think, is rather significant.”

“Wow, James, this topic is very fascinating but unfortunately it’s time to wrap-up tonight’s program,” noted Bill. “We look forward to having James back tomorrow as we continue talking about the intriguing parallels of the days of Noah and the days we are living in today.

“I leave you with a couple of questions as food for thought. Could the greatest deception of all time be commencing on the world stage? And, could an alien savior soon be unveiled?”

Suddenly, there was a knock at the door . . . Kelsey answered it. The mailman handed him a package. He thanked him and shut the door. Moving toward the kitchen table his mind questioned, what could this be? I didn’t order anything.

He laid the package on the table and proceeded to open it. Inside were two DVD’s. 'Ancient of Days The First Christian Symposium On Aliens' was written on the center of each DVD.

Who sent these? Kelsey wondered. The two titles read, Are Aliens Demons? Evidences For A Spiritual View and Unholy Communion: The Spiritual Nature Of Abduction Reports.

There was no return address marked on the box. Kelsey thought, what’s this all about Lord? Is this a snare or is it truth?

There were giants in the earth in those days . . . when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old . . . Genesis 6:4

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation . . . Jude 1:4

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation . . . Jude 1:6

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C D Swanson 03/13/14
You've covered excellent points and in the process broached subjects of truth along with a prolific message.

Great job!

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/17/14
I like your sci-fi twist. My husband has suggested I write stories similar to this. I think he wanted the star of Bethlehem to be an alien ship. What we know of the universe is so tint. I enjoy pieces like yours because it does cause people to think.

I had a bit off trouble seeing the topic. I know you used the phrase, but the idea of the topic being the focal point of the story was lost on me. (I'm not feeling great though and good read it later and have it be quite clear) I will say I could kind of see it, such as twisting what the Bible says could put us in over our heads or like the people in Noah's time we are drowning in evil.

You definitely made me stop and think, which is good. You have a creative idea and I commend you for being brave enough to step outside the comfy little box. I also thought having it as a radio program was quite clever. Though I loved your ending and it gave me chills and made me wonder if it was evil or good who delivered the package. I wish you hadn't gone the route of the mysterious stranger. Perhaps instead have his best friend send it or even a church he visited. You could still leave it open ended allowing the reader to figure out who was at work here. I think you did a nice job with this piece. Not everyone may like it or even get it, but that's okay if it opens up thoughts and discussion which I think you definitely accomplished that.
Philippa Geaney 03/18/14
Hmm- got me thinking and that is what good writing does-despite the fact that UFO's leave me cold and at this stage of my development the partnership of Ezekiel and the Holy Spirit are a twosome where I am concerned. I just can't get my thoughts around it all. Anyway may God bless and inspire you writing.
Toni Hammer03/18/14
You've executed a very thought provoking piece. I would never in a million years have put together all those connections between the days of Noah and now.

Really well done.
Larry Whittington03/18/14
Now where do we go from here?

Interesting story so far.

I have heard it said that a person can prove anything he wants to from the Bible if he already believes it.

Short story, fiction based on the Bible. Many people have itching ears so you may have a large audience.