Itâ€™s a big week in the entertainment world for Unidentified Flying Objects. The first episode of ABC’s â€œVâ€ was shown, updating the alien-invasion series of the â€˜80s. Later this week a new movie, â€œThe Fourth Kind,â€ will focus on the most intense fear about UFOs â€“ abduction.
During the past half-century there have been thousands of supposed sightings of UFOâ€™s and rumors of secret information hidden from the public by the government. There have even been claims of alien abductions. Amazingly, polls indicate that about 1/3 of Americans believe in UFOs, although some of them substitute belief in aliens for belief in God.
The History Channel produced a series called â€œUFO Hunters.â€ Numerous other documentaries explore related topics like the Air Forceâ€™s â€œProject Blue Book,â€ which is now available online, and the mysterious unofficial military base known as â€œArea 51.â€
Could this interest in UFOs relate to Biblical prophecy? One possible connection would be an explanation of the sudden disappearance of Christians at the Rapture. For millions of people the loss of friends and loved ones will be a final proof that The Bible is true. For them, the Rapture will be a turning point leading them to personal acceptance of Christ.
But for the rest of the world, some false theory will have to be proposed to keep them from turning to the Lord. In 2 Thessalonians 2 we discover some of the details of the coming of Antichrist.
9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10 and in every sort of evil that 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.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 – NIV
It is certainly possible that Antichrist’s lie about the Rapture will be that, after all these years of being observed by powerful but kindly aliens, Christians have been taken away from earth by aliens because they were not willing to be “tolerant” of people with different morals or beliefs.