Prometheus Entertainment recently has been highlighted on the History channel with a series of Alien programs.
Erich von Daniken is one of the prominent guest teachers. He is the one who is credited with, and probably most responsible for the rise in a belief that is becoming very popular concerning Alien involvement in God’s creation of man. He states concerning his approach to religion and science that he is unreasonable where others are reasonable. Certainly his imagination runs wild; yet, there is a human reason and intrigue behind what he says. Therefore the movement is drawing a serious following.
But his having “unreasonable” (his word) thought surrounding religion is perhaps more true than any conclusion that he makes with regard to Aliens. Still there has been from the beginning of his work a growing draw that many including myself believe will effect the masses during this end of the age period of time that we find ourselves fast approaching. But how? One thing is for certain believers in the Scriptures must understand the spiritual forces that are being formed and will be aligned against the truth in our day. The deception involved is and will continue to be so subtle, and yet so powerful that even the elect themselves will be impacted and challenged in our thinking.
Daniken does an affective job of convincing masses of people that reality is not as it is presented to us in the Scriptures. — That there were visitors to this planet early on is not easily argued against. The impact upon Believers in Christ, who are without a thorough understanding of Scripture very well can be challenged by the question — who were they?
The Bible says The Nephilim /ˈnɛfɪˌlɪm/ (Hebrew: נְפִילִים, nefilim) were the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” before the Deluge. The sons of God who fell giving allegiance to Lucifer rather than to God produced the land of Giants that proceeded the flood. Archeologists with their findings confirm this biblical account, but they also challenge us with findings which can be argued to be otherworldly.
Somehow von Daniken a Catholic, presents to us his belief that it is not just God who is in this equation, but there has been and most likely still is Alien involvement in man’s creation and evolution. So it is God with the aid of Aliens from somewhere out there in the universe being His go between; between God and man; between God and you. He has vehemently denied that he was attempting at any time to create a new religion.
So herein is the rub. An endtime Scenario in order to be true to scripture must include God.
Deception cannot occur without His on the scene presence. But He is not the God we know. Educated enlightened man from the mid 1800’s up until this time in our history has argued against God. Evolution was used as a tool to rule out God, yet as believers in the Bible we know that Antichrist will soon set himself up as God in the temple of God. So it should come as no surprise to us that God is being reintroduced by secularist religionists along with Aliens who it will become increasingly difficult to disbelieve as to their existance.
The sightings of Alien craft have dramatically increased in modern times. The phenomenon is much more believed by the public in general than is the infallibility of God’s word. So the stage is being set for the great falling away spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 2. In fact there is now much written about the Alien Gospel. It is based upon the New Age phenomenon made popular in the West brought on by the move westward of Eastern religious philosophy.
Using this philosophy we are told by its adherents that a new age of evolution to a higher level of spiritual consciousness is now closing in upon us. Man becoming as God is their vision. What had been made clear by the new age authors back in the 80’s was the fact that many would resist this stage of higher spiritual consciousness and that therefore a purging would likely be necessary in order to fully achieve the effects of this new age leap. Some teach within this Alien gospel that there will be a removal of these who are resistant to this vision and it will be accomplished through Alien transport to another planet. As believers in the true Biblical account, we know this purging that is to take place during the Tribulation will involve the mass murder of believers in Christ who resist the Antichrist and refuse his mark. No doubt the Alien Space craft removal story will be the smokescreen used by government and the media for the mass killings coverup.
In order for me. to have full disclosure, I must tell you that there are Christians who believe in a pre-Trib version of the Second Coming Rapture, who also believe that the Alien removal will be the smokescreen for the Rapture itself. But I must also say that the pre-Trib Rapture as a separate event from the Second Coming as you know from my writings, is not believed by me to be found as a teaching of Scripture, unlike a post Trib Rapture that is easily supported by the Scriptures. In fact there are believers in Christ from every tongue and nation who come out of the Great Tribulation.
So, when the great Alien deception arrives in all its glory it is likely to be the source of the great deception spoken of in scripture; then there will be only two choices for believers.
And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 35 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:34-36 NASB
May the God of our vision contained within Scriptures truth sustain us with His truth in these times of great and yes even subtle deception. The greatest deceptions always contain just enough truth to draw one further into the web of deceit. Stand strong in your faith, remember the word is the only basis of our faith, and our only source of truth for fighting the battle. Pray that God will protect His word within you, that you might have the strength to escape all these things. Many will experience death in that escape.