Strong Delusion – Bible Prophecy

The Strong Delusion and End Times Prophecy
Part 8

“…ET belief is quickly becoming the world’s most scientifically acceptable false religion 
and a major stumbling block to Christianity… “ 
- Gary Bates


As we covered in Part 7, the alien deception is a strong delusion, and the majority of the world is already believing this lie. 
But there may be an even greater element of the alien phenomenon in the End Times, more than even today, a prophetic fulfillment that would indicate this Deception may get Worse and more Large scale.

Beyond being a strong delusion, this may be the strong delusion of the end times, as is mentioned in 2 Thessalonians:

“And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle. “ 
- 2 Thes 2:8-15

On this passage of 2nd Thessalonians, Dr. David Allen Lewis and Robert Shrekhise wrote in their groundbreaking book, UFO: End Time Delusion:

For Satan to succeed in the last days, he must work a deception so subtle and so powerful that it will overwhelm the human race both with its rationality and attraction.”
“An offer by visitors from an advanced civilization on another planet for assistance to a perishing human race confronted with war, crime, violence, pollution, global warming, genocide, and a host of other ills that man’s rebellion have produced will seem irresistible. That the mainstream scientific community is taking the UFO question seriously, as evidenced by the heavy-funded, government-sponsored SETI programs, demonstrates that we must look at the subject in a very serious light. 
Any person who is well-grounded in the Bible and takes the word of God literally will not be prone to fall for the end-time delusion. The apostle Paul contrasts those who accept the Bible with those who reject it…” 
- Dr. David Allen Lewis & Robert Shrekhise, UFO: End-Time Delusion, pgs. 68-69

Some Christian researchers have noted a striking similarity between some passages of prophecy in the Bible and the alien deception. I don’t personally like making firm prophetic doctrinal statements, or letting arguments rest based on debatable interpretations from the book of Revelation. But in case any of the proposed theories below could be correct, I would feel remiss in not presenting for your consideration what Christian research has theorized about how aliens and UFOs might fit into fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the last days. These are the 3 main topics in which aliens and UFOs have been proposed to have some significance.


1. Aliens in the Book of Revelation?

“The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty… Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.” 
 - Rev 16:12-19, 21 

Dr. David Allen Lewis & Robert Shreckhise postulate,

“In Chapter Sixteen it speaks of three alien beings who go forth to deceive the rulers of the Earth. [The three aliens in Revelation Sixteen have an amphibian or reptilian appearance... So here we read about three frog-like unclean spirits… They are not actually frogs, but “like” frogs. Probably that describes their alien features or appearance..." 
 - Dr. David Allen Lewis & Robert Shrekhise, UFO: End-Time Delusion, pgs. 46-47

Their description is of these frog-like entities leading the kings of the earth together, prior to Christ’s return, preparing for the battle of Armageddon.


Paradox Brown, expounding upon this possible connection, similarly writes:

"...But note that John doesn't say the three evil spirits "ARE three frogs". He says they "looked like frogs"... Let's say that John was shown in his Revelation vision an image of something he had never seen before... It makes sense that if John didn't know what this creature was, and had never seen anything like it, that he would describe it as "looking like" something he was familiar with. John chose a frog. But if John had never seen this creature before, that doesn't mean we never have. Closer to Jesus' return in linear time than John, and closer to the book of Revelation being fulfilled, it stands to reason that we may have become familiar with this frog-like creature, even though John was not...
I propose that the culturally common image of a "gray alien" looks much like a frog...

"1. Frogs and “gray aliens” both have large eyes, and similar facial features.

... large heads and black "wrap around" eyes... slit mouth and no nose to speak of...

"2. Frogs and gray aliens have similar hand and finger structure....From Wikipedia on Gray aliens, "Hand is generally described with four fingers and no thumb with slight webbing between fingers. Two fingers appear longer than the others...

Alien hand artist depiction           Frog feet
 

"In "Space Travelers and the Genesis of the Human Form", by Joan D'Arc, she says, "...the alien gray... fingers are long and thin, and generally with rounded pads or bulbs at the end... There are usually 4 fingers and a thumb, but sometimes 3 fingers and a thumb are noted." Frogs also are known for having rounded pads or bulbs on their fingertips... Below a frog is compared to a sketch by abductee Colin Wright, who sketched a "gray alien’s" hand based on what he saw during his “alien abduction” experience in 1992 with a “gray alien”.  The resemblance is striking, note the long fingers and bulbs.

 

"3. Both “gray aliens” and frogs have no distinguishable external genitalia...

"4. Frogs and gray aliens both have no hair. "Frogs have no hair." [6] 
Wikipedia says of gray aliens, “Head generally described as hairless, sometimes a slight fuzz. Bodies are hairless.” So both “gray aliens” and frogs are hairless.
… Additionally, I do want to add a couple equally strange similarities, going beyond the topic of just appearance:

“5. Both frogs and “gray aliens” absorb through their skin. 
From Wikipedia, “Greys reportedly absorb food as well as excrete waste through the skin, which makes them emit a foul odor.” Of frogs, Wikipedia says, “… oxygen can pass through their highly permeable skin. This unique feature allows frogs to “breathe” largely through their skin.”

“6. Both frogs and “gray aliens” reproduce through external reproductive means. Grays are said to reproduce their own kind by cloning, which is an external non-mammalian reproductive method which would take place in a lab, and growth would occur in an artificial womb environment. Frogs also reproduce externally, the male and female components issuing out of the body and fertilizing, then growing in an external environment like a pond.”
 - Paradox Brown, A Modern Guide to Demons and Fallen Angels, pgs. 255-260


2. UFO Abduction Used as an Explanation for the Rapture

The Bible seems to teach that at some point in the fulfillment of end times prophecy, many Christians are going to disappear as they are taken out of harm’s way, from the coming wrath of God. It has been proposed that non-Christians who remain left behind might explain the disappearance of these Christians by saying they were removed by UFOs.

Dr. David Allen Alewis and Robert Shreckhise touch on this subject as well:

“Several of the Bible’s end-time prophecies can now be more clearly understood when we consider the UFO delusion. For example, the UFO idea will provide one way for sinful humanity to explain away the rapture of the Church. Mankind will demand an explanation for the disappearance of 250 to 500 million people when the 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 event occurs.”
- Dr. David Allen Lewis & Robert Shrekhise, UFO: End-Time Delusion, pg. 25

Similarly, in 1997 Guy Malone wrote:

“Ask yourself a question – If at some point in the future, assuming you hadn’t read this article, or had no training or belief in Christian doctrine, and millions of people instantly disappeared from the face of the earth, while driving, flying airplanes, from right in front of your eyes or from your bed, where would you think they all went?

“As a brand new believer (at age 23), I was introduced to the teaching, or doctrine, of the rapture a few years ago. I asked myself the same question. The whole concept seemed pretty hard to swallow…

“I was definitely convinced that the Bible was true, that Jesus was, and is, God incarnate, and that most of the other Biblical teachings of the end times I’d heard and read made sense. Still, millions of people disappearing at once? And history continuing, for possibly years? It was a big pill. If you’re reading about it here for the first time and having trouble believing it, trust me, I understand! 

“No, I wouldn’t walk away from my belief in Jesus, nor could I dismiss a portion of the Bible just because I had trouble with it. I prayed for revelation, for understanding. Where would the world governments say all the people went? Then one day, it hit me. Standing outside of a grocery store, while running an errand with my older brother, God answered. 

“They’ll say the UFO people took them away…” 

“It was too obvious. I’m far from the only believer to have figured this one out. But to work, it would have to be the greatest deception ever pulled on the face of the earth…”
- Guy Malone, Come Sail Away: UFO Phenomenon and the Bible, pgs. 6-7, 1997 Edition



3. Exogenesis – Claimed Alien Creator(s) of Humanity, Leading People to Unite and Worship the Antichrist

There are varying views on how this possibility might play out, some more general and some more specific. Dr. David Allen Lewis and Robert Shreckhise state of “aliens” and UFOs,

“…They figure into the end-time scheme of prophecy and its fulfillment. The increasing frequency of sightings and “close encounters” are a part of an end-time assault on humanity. The prophecies of the Bible clearly reveal this. Both the seemingly benign and the hostile entities are playing their diverse roles… 
They will play an increasing role in preparing a segment of humanity for the reception of the Antichrist…”

- Dr. David Allen Lewis & Robert Shrekhise, UFO: End-Time Delusion, pg. 25

In a video debunking New Age occultism, evangelist Chris White offers:

“… Let me suggest a possible x factor… That is an extra terrestrial presence being discovered. I realize that there are many documents that reveal a plan of the new world order to use an alien threat to cause the patriotism needed for a world government. After all people would no longer view themselves and separate countries but instead a world family, this would also create the need for a world bureaucracy to deal with the threat. But I think that based on the propaganda of Hollywood and the occult writings that this might not be presented as a threat at all, but rather as them posing as a savior to a world that will be war torn, They will claim to be saving us from ourselves, they will claim to have genetically created mankind, and they would claim that they used to be like us and that we are on the verge of an evolution…
 
“…All over the world religions would be in turmoil, here are these aliens and they are claiming to have created us, that means they are claiming to be our God in a sense… All the religions would be forced to reconsider their ideas.
Secondly, it would finally get the idea of a possible evolution to the entire world, everyone across the world, from the smallest village to the largest city would have a really good reason to believe that they too could be evolved, they could become like the aliens, they could become actual gods…
 
“… These demons are influencing people to prepare the way for what the new world order calls its phoenix. And what the theosophical society calls the world teacher, their Christ, what I would call the antichrist…”
 - Chris White, David Icke Debunked (But see more on this topic in The New Age and its Relationship to the Antichrist)

Additionally, Paradox Brown describes one possible scenario this way, 

“Beyond this, there is also the “Beast from the Sea”, with 7 heads and 10 horns, which while having a symbolic meaning, is also the fallen angel Abaddon who is released from the Abyss…
It seems likely that this fallen angel Abaddon will take the form of a human man, and not assume a strange “alien” form like other angels seem to do in Revelation. However, this does not preclude people believing that he is an alien. In fact, as the whole world is said to worship him as “god”, it stands to reason that he may claim to be “god” or “creator” of mankind. A human-looking “alien” who claims he himself created humanity in ages past, seems a lie that the world might believe. In fact many “abductees” already believe this. One type of “alien” seen in abduction False Visions is the Nordic. “Nordic aliens” look like beautiful humans, and some people describe them to seem angelic, and they also claim creation of humanity…

“Many people already have gotten the idea into their heads that the Earth may have been visited by aliens in the past, or that aliens might have built the pyramids, etc., have been visiting us for a long time, or even that aliens seeded life here on earth. This theory is known as “panspermia” or “exogenesis”. And some abductees already believe that humanity was genetically engineered by aliens that were here in Earth’s past. The foundation of these ideas is the Theory of Evolution. If people are deceived into thinking Abaddon is an “alien”, who was here in the past, this may be the grand finale of the Theory of Evolution, which has grown beyond a science theory, to be a faith-based religious system. In fact, it seems to be the best candidate out there for the “Strong Delusion” spoken of in 2 Thessalonians.

“As much as believing in evolution is a matter of faith…  Exogenesis is also a matter of faith. What if someday people were told by reliable sources, such as the government or mainstream media, that “aliens” were real, here, and from another planet in another solar system? What if someday people were told by reliable sources that the “aliens” had said they guided the evolution of mankind through genetic engineering, or were the ones who originally brought life to the Earth from outerspace? If this were the case, many people would believe it, especially those who already believe in evolution. Because if a person believes that life evolved here on earth, it leads them to think life could have evolved in space as well, and “aliens” could exist… the Theory of Evolution has been very effective in prepping the world to be deceived by Abaddon, should he claim to be an “alien” who was here in Earth’s past.”
- Paradox Brown, A Modern Guide to Demons and Fallen Angels, pgs. 263-264
(Image: Channeled “alien” Ashtar of the UFO cult “Ashtar Command”/ “Supreme Commander of The Galactic Federation”)


Could the Alien UFO Deception be the Strong Delusion of Bible Prophecy?

We are not dogmatically endorsing a particular eschatological stance, but propose these ideas as theoretical possibilities. However, we do find it interesting that so many Christians who have applied themselves to researching the “alien” phenomena, often arrive at amazingly similar conclusions about the potential significance of of the alien/UFO topic and End-Times prophecy fulfillment. Time will tell if any of these proposed theories are correct or not.  But if so, the alien/UFO deception could be expected to increase in both severity and scope, beyond the already significant impact on the world, society, and the church which is already evident. As Gary Bates describes:

“… Unlike Buddhism, Islam, etc, extraterrestrial belief has a veneer of scientific credibility. Arguably, the world’s most famous scientist, physicist Stephen Hawking, has even stated that he believes aliens probably exist. And the world’s most famous atheistic evolutionist, Richard Dawkins, as anti-theistic as he is, has no problem with aliens theoretically seeding life on earth, provided that somewhere down the chain of creators, there’s a life form that arose via evolution. Antichristian scientist, and co-discoverer of the DNA molecule, Sir Francis Crick, similarly proposed that life came via panspermia (life seeded by aliens) as a possible explanation for the mind-boggling complexity of the coded information on DNA…

It is a mistake for Christians to be uninformed or to ignore the alien phenomenon. Belief in aliens is so prevalent that the church will be seen as irrelevant in this area if Christians can’t address the ‘reality’ for the culture on this topic. Its ‘scientific’ bent has an allure not readily found in other false religions. We regularly dialogue with people who morph Jesus into an advanced extraterrestrial; who’s advanced technological prowess gave him the ability to perform seeming miracles and even raise the dead. Such ideas are challenging traditional Christian belief. In most churches he visits, one of the authors [GB] regularly meets individuals who have seen something in the sky that they can’t explain, or even had an encounter with a being that claimed to be from another planet. Often they have never spoken to their pastors or others in the church about it for fear of ridicule. As such things escalate due to the ongoing conditioning of the culture we should heed the warning of Jesus in Matthew 24:24-25: “For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.”

 - Gary Bates and Lita Cosner, Ufology: The World’s Fastest-Growing Scientific Religion? (emphasis added)


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