Bible Study About UFOs and Aliens
And what does all this have to do with the Bible?
Below I've included the verses that talk about what will happen in End Times. I'm not sure if all this will actually happen, or how it will all play out, but we do know there will be a 'strong delusion' where many people will be deceived. We also know that satan can appear as light. And we know that Jesus warned us not to go run out to see him if someone tells us he's in the other room or outside, etc. If you study about Jesus coming again, you'll understand that there is no "secret rapture". It will be a loud, joyous event for those who love Jesus, and a very frightening and horrifying day for those who have rejected him. See the Bible study on the rapture for the verses pertaining to that, and my comments.
Verses about the coming deception and the 'strong delusion'. Could it be a the Fake Rapture that is being planned or something like that?
This is what Jesus warns us will happen:
2 Thessalonians 2:9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. NIV
Jesus told us what has to happen first in the previous verses:
2 Thessalonians 2:1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. NIV
But you don't have to be deceived. Jesus warned us ahead of time. We can believe in the truth of the gospel of the Lord. He tells us what to do in the next few verses. You can read the whole chapter: 2 Thessalonians 2
Here's another warning Jesus gives us about not being deceived:
Matthew 24:4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah,' and will deceive many. NIV
Here's the verse about when "they" tell us to go chase after Jesus or look for him. There will be many false prophets and teachers, as there already are. (But its going to get much, much worse).
Matthew 24:23 At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Messiah!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time. NIV
How might this event be staged? Take a look at this video about CGI. There are also holographic images that can make a person's moving, talking image look like he is right there.
So, what does all this have to do with UFOs or aliens? Some believe that "aliens" are real entities, but not friendly little ET space creatures on other planets, but rather demons, who might some day come and appear friendly.
Look up ' Project Bluebeam' some time. Will something like that really be carried off? Who knows. But we do know Jesus' warning that something will happen. (See above in Matthew 24:23). And they'll be using great signs and wonders to deceive people.
Remember, Satan and demons can appear as angels of light, who pretend to be servants of righteousnes.
2 Corinthians 11:12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. NIV
More verses about how Satan and his workers try to deceive as many as he can:
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. NIV
Read the whole passage about how we are told to resist him: Ephesians 6:10-24
1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. NIV
James 4:4 You adulterous people,a don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in usb ? 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. NIV
John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
Jesus describes what will happen in the end in his parable of the sower, and the wheat and the tares:
Matthew 13:24-29, 36-40
Be sure to read through the whole sequence of End Times events, along with his warnings and encouragement, as Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:1-51
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