What kind of delusion will God send upon an unbelieving world immediately following the rapture that will cause people to believe a lie, especially in regards to the true nature of the Antichrist? It is impossible to be certain about the nature of this delusion, but I would like to suggest that this delusion will likely involve a visitation by UFOs and alien beings.
As we will see later in this article, there appears to be a strong connection between alleged Extraterrestrials [ETs], the New World Order, and the New Age Movement. [ETs and Aliens will be used interchangeably.] Messages from ETs, including testimonies of abductees as well as messages that are delivered through channelers, help to confirm this link. This article will attempt to show these connections and how they fit into the overall prophetic picture.
What evidence do we have that UFOs and ETs exist? If there is enough evidence that UFOs and alien beings do exist, how do we interpret this evidence in light of biblical revelation? Where does the New Age Rapture fit into this puzzle? What is the UFO/Rapture connection? We will try to answer these as well as other questions.
SONS OF GOD AND DAUGHTERS OF MEN (Genesis 6:2-4)
This passage is a reference to the intermarriage between the fallen angels (sons of God) and the human females (daughters of men).This interpretation is referred to as the “Angel View.” As we will see, there is a connection between this passage and UFOs/ETs.
There is an alternate view of the Genesis 6:4 passage referred to as the “Sethite View.” This view is the belief that “sons of God” is a reference to the descendants of Abel, and “daughters of men” is a reference to the descendants of Cain. The ancient Hebrews and the early Church Fathers accepted the “angel view,” but many find that this view makes them uncomfortable. Space does not allow for a discussion of the two views.
Most conservative Bible scholars accept the “angel view.” Among the best known are: Chuck Missler, G.H. Pember, M.R. DeHaan, C.H. McIntosh, F. Delitzsch, A.C. Gaebelein, A.W. Pink, Donald Grey Barnhouse, James Montgomery Boise, Henry Morris, Merrill F. Unger, Hal Lindsey, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, and Chuck Smith. For a thorough discussion on the differences between the two views with the “Angel View” as the favored view, see Alien Encounters by Mark Eastman and Chuck Missler.
DO UFOs AND EXTRATERRESTRIALS REALLY EXIST?
In the 1940s it was rare to find anyone who believed in the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life or UFOs from outer space. According to a 1947 Gallup Poll, “Most thought they were illusions, hoaxes, secret weapons, or phenomena that could be explained.” In contrast, more recent Gallup polls (1991 and 1996) reveal that seventy-two percent of Americans believe in extraterrestrial life, forty-eight percent believe in UFOs, and fifteen percent believe they have seen a UFO [these numbers are likely much higher in 2009].
WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE?
Despite many unconfirmed testimonies, frauds, and disinformation, there is too much solid, credible evidence of UFO sightings to ignore it. There are numerous credible examples that could be cited, but space doesn’t allow for it here. [See my book, The Last Generation: Prophecy, Current World Events, and the End Times, for a more detailed discussion.]
Two examples of UFO or Extraterrestrial [ET] encounters include the following:
APPOLLO 11 SIGHTINGS
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin reported UFO sightings after reporting their lunar landing. Their reports on July 21, 1969, were dismissed and went unconfirmed for years, as shown by the following excerpt:
According to Otto Binder, a former NASA employee, the agency has a long standing policy of blocking sensitive transmissions through secret, non-public frequencies. Binder went on to report that an unnamed radio ham operator picked up the following transmission on a public bypass channel when Apollo landed in the Sea of Tranquility:In 1979, the former chief of NASA Communications, Maurice Chatelain, confirmed Otto Binder’s account.
MISSION CONTROL: “What’s there … Mission control calling Apollo 11.”
APOLLO 11: “These babies are huge, Sir … enormous … Oh, God, you wouldn’t believe it! I’m telling you there are spacecraft out there … lined up on the far side of the moon watching us…
The Roswell incident is the best-known UFO event in history and is also believed by many to be one of the biggest cover-ups in history. The following is a brief review of the incident at Roswell, New Mexico.
In July 1947, Mac Brazel, a local New Mexico rancher, went to check his sheep after an intense thunderstorm the previous night. He discovered a lot of debris, including a crashed disk and a shallow gouge several hundred feet long. He took the debris to authorities at Roswell Army Air Field.CREDIBLE WITNESSES
On July 8, 1947, Colonel William Blanchard, Commander of the 509th Bomb Group, issued an official press release about the “crashed disk.” It appeared in many U.S. newspapers. Hours later, a second release was issued by General George Ramey, Commander of the Eighth Air Force at Fort Worth Army Air Field in Texas. This rescinded the first press release, claiming that Colonel Blanchard made a mistake and described the debris and crashed disk as a “weather balloon” and its radar reflector. This was followed by fifty years of cover up. [See The Last Generation by Jim Simmons for the remainder of the story, plus other examples of UFOs and Alien encounters.]
The vast majority of UFO sightings can be explained away. One key factor in determining the validity of a sighting lies in the credibility of the witnesses.
For example, Jimmy Carter, then former governor of Georgia, reported a UFO sighting in 1969. As a presidential candidate in 1976, he pledged: “If I become President, I will make every piece of information this country has about UFOs available to the public and the scientists.” After he became President, he never said another word about it. He ignored his pledge.
Other notable men who were convinced that UFOs needed consideration include: General Douglas MacArthur, former Senator Barry Goldwater, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lester B. Pearson (former Prime Minister of Canada), and Malcolm Muggeridge of England. It is also noteworthy that former President Ronald Reagan made eighteen references to UFOs in his speeches. Both he and Nancy Reagan claimed they witnessed a UFO. (See DVD titled: “UFO Conspiracy” by I.D.E. Thomas and Dave Hunt.)
On a more personal note, my oldest sister [Becky] and her husband [Jack] claimed to have seen a UFO. Her husband, now deceased, was a former jet instructor in the Air Force and later became a commercial airline pilot. I will relay her experience in her words.
The only incident I can recall was in about 1988. Jack [husband] and I were driving south from Stephenville [Texas] on Hwy. 914 heading for our home. We saw a light that appeared to be a low-flying airplane. It flew over us and then appeared to hover [not like an airplane, and it did not sound like a helicopter]. I cannot recall that there was any sound. We stopped the car and got out and looked at it. It made some erratic moves and then flew out of sight.Upon further questioning about what she and Jack had seen, she said it was a large light that was brighter than you would ordinarily see on an airplane. It also made erratic moves that defy physics and are not typical of airplanes or helicopters. It is also worthy to note that Stephenville, Cleburne, and other smaller towns in that area of Texas have been somewhat of a “hotspot” for UFO sightings. On January 8, 2008, there were a number of sightings in that same area. Local newspapers in Stephenville and Cleburne featured the sightings for several days after the sightings. There are certain “hotspots” (countries, cities, states, etc.) where UFO sightings are more prevalent than usual. Another name for “hotspots” is “flaps.” A “flap” is a large number of sightings in an area over a short period of time.
For example, there was a Mexico Flap that occurred on January 1, 1993, over Mexico City. This Mexico Flap is one of the best-documented reports of UFO sightings in history. Another example is the Israel Flap. Since 1996, there have been hundreds of reports in Israel of UFO sightings.
Sightings of UFOs go back to ancient history. This is not a new phenomenon. What is different is the escalation and frequency of UFO sightings over the past 61 years. The year the sightings began to increase was 1948 (61 years ago as this is written). That is the year Israel became a nation. 1948 was also the starting point of the last generation.
Of the thousands of cases of UFO sightings reported over the last 50 to 60 years, “… more than 700[+] of the cases have been reported by airline and military pilots.” Airline and military pilots are very credible witnesses when it comes to UFO sightings.
It is interesting to note that the government and the military have attempted to cover up the UFO reports. One wonders why they would want to keep this information from the public. An obvious example of the cover up is when Jimmy Carter changed his stance from wanting to tell the public what he saw as governor, claiming he would reveal all of the evidence of UFOs once he became President, and then ignoring it completely when he became President.
Since the Freedom of Information Act was ratified, further attempts have been made to obtain UFO documents. The government claims they do not exist or cannot be released. Government agencies have continued to hide behind national security. “… UFOs appear to involve the highest categories of security classifications available.” This naturally leads to the question, “What does the government know that we don’t?” Should that concern us?
GENERAL BELIEFS IN UFOs AND ETs
The general belief in UFOs and ETs is so prevalent that people are conditioned to accept the whole UFO and ET phenomena. What does this belief mean, and how does it affect us personally?
According to authors Missler and Eastman, if these things are real, it “… will lead to the biggest challenge ever faced by mankind. If they aren’t real, they bear evidence of a gigantic delusion—one that is being orchestrated with a potential end in sight … what lies behind these strange events will soon affect every living person on this planet.”
Whether UFOs and ETs are real or not is only part of a mounting problem. What mankind believes is extremely powerful. “… in today’s world it is not so important whether UFOs exist as whether we believe they exist. And one in three Americans actually expects that we will be contacted by aliens within this next century.” This has major implications to setting the stage for mankind to believe a GRAND DELUSION in the near future.
WHAT ABOUT UFO ABDUCTIONS BY ALIENS?
There are numerous reports of alien abductions or encounters. People claim to have been abducted by aliens, physically examined, and some have undergone surgical procedures. They characteristically experience amnesia, where there are blocks of time they cannot account for, but under hypnosis they have total recall of the procedures. Many abductees have very similar experiences as recalled under hypnotic regression.
John Mack, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, has treated hundreds of Americans who claim they have been abducted by aliens. In most cases, the abducted give similar stories of physical exams with a special emphasis given to the sexual/reproductive area. The following statement represents a biblical viewpoint as well as interbreeding accounts given by abductees.
In ancient times, the ETs were referred to as gods. In our day they are referred to as Aliens or ETs. What appears to be the common denominator, both in ancient times and in the biblical account in Genesis, is an interbreeding of some form of ET and human beings. Could this be a preparation for a repeat of the intermarriage between the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men?”
There seems to be a relationship between the interbreeding accounts and the reports given by abductees who have undergone physical exams by aliens. The abductees report entering the craft [UFO] and being in a white room, like an operating room. Then they typically report “contact with the same gray-skinned aliens who methodically perform head-to-toe examinations, with special attention to the genital area. In hundreds of cases, women report being probed with long metallic devices in the abdominal or genital area.
MEN AND “GODS”: JOINING OF SUPERNATURAL WITH NATURAL
Is it really possible for supernatural spiritual beings to have sexual intercourse with humans? To answer this question, we begin by turning to the only true point of reference, God’s Word.
In the biblical account, we have a true visitation from ETs. Genesis 6:2 says, “… the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.” These “sons of God” were supernatural beings. “Sons of God” is most likely a reference to angels. Job 1:6 says, the “… sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.” Satan is the fallen archangel, Lucifer, who is the leader of the other fallen angels.
It is clear that these were not “beings” or angels who were following God’s will. They were fallen angels who had rebelled against God. Consider what kind of offspring was produced as a result of this sexual union between fallen angels and human beings. “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days … when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown” (Genesis 6:4). The offspring of this intermarriage were called the “Nephilim.” The word “Nephilim” actually comes from the root naphal, meaning “fallen ones.”
The Nephilim were the offspring of the union of humans and demonic beings, those referred to as “fallen angels.” This would not only account for the extreme wickedness of humanity (Genesis 6:5), but it would also account for the supernatural strength and intelligence necessary to accomplish feats, such as the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It could also be the origin of myths involving this kind of union between supernatural beings (referred to as “gods”) and human beings. Myths are oftentimes distortions of reality.
Greek and Roman mythology also gives an account of this intermarriage between “gods” and humans. The Titans were the giant offspring of the gods and their human wives. In mythological terms, the Titans appear to correspond to the Nephilim in the biblical account. “According to mythology, they also assisted in the building of the magnificent monuments of Greece… According to numerous authors, ‘these mighty men’ of the golden age were the ‘third party’ who assisted mankind in the building of the monuments of Egypt, Stonehenge, the Americas, and the Far East.”
A copy of the Genesis Apocryphon, which dated back to the second century B.C., was discovered at Qumran in 1947. This document gave further evidence that celestial beings from the skies had landed on planet Earth and mated with earth women and begat giants.
In ancient times, these supernatural beings were referred to as “gods.” In our day, they are referred to as “aliens” or “extraterrestrials.”
WHAT ABOUT THE SCIENTIFIC INTERPRETATION
While there is considerable evidence for the existence of UFOs and ETs, their origin is very controversial even among experienced UFO investigators. The common view is the “extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH).” This is the belief that extraterrestrials come from another star system. However, in recent years, a number of prominent UFO researchers have challenged this hypothesis as a result of well-documented accounts of UFOs defying the laws of physics.
There have been UFO reports of encounters where the UFO materialized and dematerialized within our three dimensional space. UFOs have been tracked by radar traveling at over 25,000 miles per hour. They don’t cause sonic booms, and they don’t burn up. They have also been observed making right angle turns at over 15,000 miles per hour. Since other stars are many light years away, the vessel would have to travel at the speed of light for years (186,282.397 … miles per second for one year) to even begin to reach earth.
If UFOs are not permanent constructions of matter, and if they do not travel by conventional means from one solar system to another, what are they? If the extraterrestrial hypothesis is rejected, what is the alternative?
AN ALTERNATIVE EXPLANATION FOR UFOS
Some observers have suggested that UFOs might exist in a parallel universe, one orthogonal (at right angles) to our own. Cosmologists Andrei Linde and Alex Vilenkin have “shown how mathematical assumptions lead, at least in theory, to the creation of a multiverse” (Scientific American, December 1999, “Exploring Our Universe and Others,” Martin Rees).
Jacques Vallee is a noted scientist and UFO researcher with a background in astrophysics and computer science. He offers an alternative explanation:
I believe that the UFO phenomenon represents evidence for other dimensions beyond space-time; the UFOs may not come from ordinary space but from a multiverse, which is all around us… If they are not spacecraft, what else could they be? … I believe there is a system around us that transcends time and space. Other researchers have reached the same conclusion.The scientific explanation of dimensionality is reasonable. Once we go beyond our three dimensional existence, we move into hyperspace. These dimensions are beyond our perception of reality and may be more in line with a multiverse, parallel universe, or the supernatural. In other words, a being in hyperspace or in a dimension beyond our three dimensional existence would have capabilities and rules of their own geometry, which is beyond our understanding.
William Alnor, in UFOs in the New Age, describes the concept of a multiverse. Alnor refers to Albrecht and Alexander’s work in the Spiritual Counterfeits Project 1977 Journal on UFOs. They describe how UFOs could be the work of beings from another dimension, and they describe and draw a two-dimension world, “Flatland.” [Flatland (1884) was originally created as an allegorical approach to dimensionality by a distinguished clergyman, Edwin A. Abbott (1836-1926).] Someone living in a two-dimensional world would have a distorted view of objects from a three-dimensional world (height, depth, width). Albrecht and Alexander take this a step further by asking the question, how would we, living in a three-dimensional world, view objects from the fourth dimension and beyond?
Imagine a universe of only two dimensions: a flat plane. This imaginary universe is inhabited only by two-dimensional beings—we’ll call them Mr. and Mrs. Flat. They can only conceive of two dimensions, since that is all they are capable of experiencing directly. Any intrusion by us on their two-dimensional existence would give them a distorted view of a three-dimensional being. For example, if you stick a pencil through a piece of paper with a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Flat on it, all they would see is a circle where the pencil went through the paper (two dimension or flat view).
We have only dealt with a two- and three-dimension existence and touched on a fourth dimension. We now know from particle physics that we live in a universe of at least ten dimensions.
Given the fact that UFOs defy physics and the “nuts and bolts” descriptions, we can begin to look at dimensionality as a way to understand the UFO phenomenon. “With such a framework, UFOs can be viewed as an inter-dimensional phenomenon that can materialize and interact with us within our space-time domain.”
We can conclude that UFOs are not what they appear to be, i.e., a spacecraft carrying aliens from another planet or star system. There is evidence of intermarriage between supernatural beings and human beings. This can be seen in the biblical account of Genesis 6. It is symbolized in mythological accounts and further confirmed by archeological evidence and ancient writings. The scientific hypothesis of dimensionality—UFOs coming from a dimension beyond our three dimension world—fits with the biblical account of supernatural beings (sons of God) making contact with human beings. The inter-dimensional phenomenon explains how supernatural beings can be invisible one minute and then materialize, making contact with human beings.
UFOS AND THE NEW AGE
Some astronomers do believe in the possibility of alien contact, and they believe the world should prepare for such an event. Ian Crawford is an astronomer in the department of physics and astronomy at University College, London. “He believes that the cosmic perspective provided by the exploration of the universe argues for the political unification of our world. He explains, ‘… and if we do ever meet other intelligent species out there among the stars, would it not be best for humanity to speak with a united voice?’” (Scientific American, July 2000, “Where Are They?” Ian Crawford).
Some scientists have a problem dealing with the origin of life. They reject the creationist view. After all, it could not be proven scientifically. They also have a problem with the chance-probability explanation. There is now a third explanation of the origin of life. Sir Frederick Hoyle, a prominent astronomer, researched the spontaneous generation theory. In 1981, Hoyle expressed the following view:
The likelihood of the formation of life from an inanimate matter is one to a number with 40 thousand naughts (zeros) after it. It is enough to bury Darwin and the whole theory of evolution… [I]f the beginnings of life were not random they must therefore have been the product of purposeful intelligence.Hoyle was among a small number of prominent scientists who believed that life was delivered from outer space either by aliens or a comet, infected with bacteria. He did not accept the chance-probability theory or a miraculous cause for the origin of life. Francis Crick, a brilliant molecular biologist, agreed with Hoyle.
It is interesting to note that even when the random selection (chance-probability) theory of evolution is studied by some scientists and is found to be without merit, they still will not consider the option of a belief in God. They choose to believe that humans were somehow planted on earth by aliens. This takes faith on their part. There is no evidence to back this theory. In addition, it sets up people to look to ETs for salvation. Many people do believe that we are the product of alien creation or planting. If, in the future, we have a significant visitation by ETs, they will be given great respect. Personally, I believe this will happen in the last days.
Combine the beliefs of some scientists who reject the chance-probability theories and the supernatural with the belief in UFOs, and the result is the Church of ET, which Missler and Eastman describe as the result of the UFO movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The theme of these UFO Churches is that life on earth was delivered and created by ETs. Humans are their children, and the ETs are returning to help us evolve into the next stage of our evolutionary process.
There is a significant move away from dualism (belief in two supernatural powers) to monism or pantheism. Philosophically, westerners are becoming more in tune with eastern thinking. The New Age movement is a blend of eastern and western religions or philosophies. This New Age thinking is not exclusive to religion and philosophy. Science has also been infiltrated by it.
WHERE DOES SCIENCE END AND THE SUPERNATURAL BEGIN?
John Mack, a psychiatrist with more than forty years of training, believes that the dualistic view of religion and science is breaking down. Mack views the phenomenon of UFO abduction as “a merging of science and religion, the appearance of a new paradigm of thought—one in which the lines separating faith and science, religion, philosophy, the material world, and the spirit world are blurred. The result … is a merging and unification of science, religion, philosophy, and the spiritual realm.” This loss of dualism in science and religion leads to a merging of these areas, including the spiritual realm, which moves us toward the New Age religion.
True science and biblical truth should be in harmony. In the past, they were oftentimes in conflict. This was either a result of a distortion of biblical truth or a distortion of scientific findings and conclusions. What Mack is proposing is not a true harmony between religion and science but a distortion of both.
There is a movement toward raising one’s consciousness as opposed to an external reality. This leads directly into the evolution of consciousness, which is a dominant theme in the New Age movement. [See Appendix B of The Last Generation: Prophecy, Current World Events, and the End Times for more on this subject, including the New Physics and how it applies to a New Age philosophy.]
GRAND DELUSION: NEW AGE RAPTURE
Jesus compared His return to the days of Noah. He said, “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah” (Matthew 24:37). The days of Noah is a reference to the condition of the world just after the “sons of God” married the “daughters of men” (Genesis 6:1-5). This is a reference to the surprise element and also to the wickedness of the world in Noah’s day. The condition of the world during the Tribulation Period will be as it was in Noah’s day: wicked.
• A SECOND VISITATION
During the Tribulation Period, there may be another visitation by fallen angels, except this time, they could be updated with contemporary terms like “aliens” or “extraterrestrials” instead of “gods.” Daniel 2:43 says, in part, “… they will combine with one another in the seed of men …” [Italics by author]. This is a reference to the final empire or Revived Roman Empire. The commentaries I have reviewed do not give a satisfactory explanation for “seed of men.” Could this be another union of humans and fallen angels (disguised as aliens) instead of gods? The alleged abductions have usually involved a physical exam, especially in the genital and reproductive parts. Is this visitation a plausible possibility during the tribulation period?
• NEW AGE RAPTURE
The New Age concept of a rapture event is widespread. Some people have never heard of the rapture outside of its New Age concept. There are various New Age concepts of the rapture. Some include a UFO evacuation of people. Other authors believe in “high vibrations” that will cause some people to literally walk into heaven in their same form. [See Appendix B, “The UFO Grand Deception” from the book The Last Generation for more examples of a counterfeit rapture.] When the real rapture happens, there will be plenty of explanations as to what happened. The UFO/ET belief system is in place to provide for a “deluding influence,” as referred to in 2 Thessalonians 2:11.
This article was primarily extracted from The Last Generation: Prophecy, Current World Events, and the End Times by Jim Simmons. All information drawn from other sources is footnoted either in the article or in the book. I would welcome your comments here on this blogsite or by personal email through the Focal Point website below. To order the book, click here: http://FocalPointPublications.com