Article extracted from the book:
THE LAST GENERATION
By Jim Simmons
“A GRAND COSMIC DECEPTION”
We know from Scripture that God will send a deluding influence on those who do not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved (2 Thessalonians 2:10-11). In this context, the time period being discussed here is just prior to the rapture and following it during the tribulation period (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12). God sends this “deluding influence so that they might believe what is false” (2 Thessalonians 2:11). This delusion will be a factor toward influencing unbelievers, those who have already rejected Christ, to believe a lie, i.e., that the “man of lawlessness” [Antichrist] is who he claims to be, a messiah. We know that people will be saved during the tribulation period, but there will be unbelievers, prior to the rapture and following the rapture, who will be exposed to the gospel but will reject it. This is the group to whom God will send this delusion, and it will be a rather large group of people.
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:
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…”
In 1979, the former chief of NASA Communications, Maurice Chatelain, confirmed Otto Binder’s account.
• ROSWELL INCIDENT
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.
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.