(Please refer to my previous post… “Do Aliens From Other Planets Exist?… A Biblical Perspective” For Part 1 of This 2 Part Series)
Beginning in the 1950s, reports of alien sightings and abductions have been steadily increasing across the globe. Explanations for these events range from misidentifying military/governmental flight vehicles or heavenly bodies, to drug abuse or psychological issues on the part of those making the sightings. However, some experts believe these explanations are not sufficient. There are still reported sightings and abductions that, according to them, cannot be rationalized using earthly explanations. Could they be right?
In my previous blog entry, “Do Aliens From Other Planets Exist? A Biblical Prospective.”, we saw that aliens from other planets simply do not exist. So, from a Biblical standpoint, aliens cannot be the cause of these events. In this study, we’ll try to answer these questions… Is there another possible explanation for these “alien sightings/abductions”? How are “alien sightings/abductions” connected with the end time teachings of Scripture?
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (Rev 1:7)
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Mat 24:30-31)
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. (Rev 14:14-16)
I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. (Luk 17:34-37)
To begin a Scriptural study of alien sightings/abductions it is important that we understand a little about Satan and his workings among men:
Satan, throughout both Old and New Testament, is clearly revealed as a Deceiver of mankind (Rev 12:9). Beginning in the Garden of Eden with his deception of Eve (2 Cor 11:3, Gen 3:1-5) and continuing throughout history, Satan lived up to his title Deceiver, Opposer of Mankind (John 8:44, Zech 3:1-2). One way that Satan deceives men is by performing miracles imitating the very works of God. (Ex 7:9-13, Deu 13:1-3, Matt 24:24, 2 Thes 2:7-12, Rev 13:11-15)
Satan was cast out from heaven along with other wicked angels (fallen angels, demons) (Rev 12:7-11)
These fallen angels became Satan’s followers serve him in the pursuit of the deception of mankind about the truth of God’s Word (2 Cor 11:13-15, 1 Tim 4:1-3).
The Bible does not specifically mention Satan’s use of the alien sightings/abduction phenomenon. But after examining how Satan and his demons work among mankind; I believe, it is possible, that some of the alien “events” our society is experiencing could be the workings of the powers of darkness (Satan and other fallen angels). It is very possible they are trying to mislead mankind about Christ’s second coming and the rapture (taking of His saints to heaven)…
First, demons posing as aliens could be Satan’s way of imitating, and explaining away the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rev 1:7 and Matt 24:30-31 clearly teach that when the Lord Jesus comes back at the rapture the entire world will see Him. How could Satan “explain away” Christ’s coming? With a foundation of deception (alien visitations) already laid it would be very easy! Satan could mislead a blinded, lost world into believing that what they saw was simply another of many alien visitations.
Secondly, what about alien abductions? Keep in mind, when Christ comes back, He will take His followers to heaven to live with Him eternally (Rev 14:14-16, Lk 17:34-37). You will have millions of people disappearing from off the face of the planet earth when Christ appears. The Bible is not clear, but possibly, the lost world will actually see the saints ascending to heaven. How can the disappearance of millions be explained? Once again, it would be very easy (in the context of alien abductions). When the lost world sees Christ’s return, and the saints taken to heaven, it could be explained as a mass abduction caused by the visiting alien (Christ at His coming).
What would be the result of this demonic deception? Millions of lost men and women will totally misunderstand one of the greatest displays of God’s power and grace that will ever be exhibited to mankind. Instead of viewing the event as a call to submit to the Lord’s authority and power, it would be viewed as a ”call to arms” preparing the nations for an “alien invasion”.
THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION:
All Christians are embattled by Satan and his demonic followers and need the spiritual armour that our Lord so graciously gives to us. (Eph 6:11-13). As we understand more of the great ability of Satan to deceive man, we need to heighten our guard against his workings in our life (2 Cor 2:11, Matt 24:23-25)
If you have never been saved you are already under the control of Satan being blinded to the truths of God’s Word (Eph 2:1-3, 2 Cor 4:4) You are entirely helpless to attain salvation of your own ability or works (Isa 64:6-8). But all hope is not lost! If you look to Christ by faith, submitting to His Lordship, and totally relying on His working in your life you will receive the forgiveness of your sin. (John 15:3-7)
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