Prophecy and UFOs. Both are topics that many of us have interest in and when you combine them together it makes them that much better. There have been many books in recent years discussing the possibility that aliens have visited the earth and will make a reappearance sometime in the near future. When they appear it is believed that they will usher in a new era in human history and take us to the next stage in human evolution. For many this is a strange idea. However, for millions of people it is so real that it has essentially become a religion. This raises the question, “Will the Antichrist be an alien?”
How does this tie in with the Antichrist? Considering the fact that the Antichrist will attempt to rule the world and force people to follow his religious beliefs – even wanting people to worship him – and the fact that it is believed by many that the returning aliens are supposed to do the same thing, then it is not illogical to ask whether or not it is possible the Antichrist will be an alien.
First off, let me give my opinion of what UFOs are. I have previously written a series about why I believe UFOs and aliens are demonic, and not real, biological beings coming to visit us from a galaxy far, far away. I’m not going to spend the time here to cover why I believe this, so those of you interested in why I believe this can click on the link. Considering that aliens are demons and the fact that the Antichrist will be aided by Satan makes the idea of an alien Antichrist all the more interesting.
Let’s be honest, the idea of an alien savior/space brother arriving during an unprecedented crisis would seem incredible to most. Just think about it: a worldwide catastrophe (economic, political, and/or environmental) and just when things are at their orst UFOs appear and out walks an alien being that tells us he is God and that he is our creator. He tells us that Jesus, Buddha, and Muhammad are on board with him and that all religions are the same. He is here to save us and to create heaven on earth. He will be aided by signs and wonders, and a vast majority of the world population would follow him. Sounds miraculous doesn’t it?
Is this possible? Could it be that the Antichrist will come from Outer Space? Although this would be a perfect way for Satan to deceive the world, I do not think that the Antichrist will come from Outer Space. I do believe there is enough Scripture that teaches where the Antichrist will come from.
All the passages in Scripture that refer to the Antichrist speak of him as originating on earth. Daniel 7:17 tells us that he will originate out of a kingdom that will arise from the earth. Daniel 8:9-12; 23-25 tell us that the Antichrist will emerge from one of the four kingdoms of the Greeks. Ezekiel 38 says that he will be from Magog. In 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Paul calls the Antichrist “the man of lawlessness.” Notice the Antichrist will be a man. All of these passages specifically place the Antichrist’s origins as terrestrial, not extraterrestrial. (Some may be thinking right now that Daniel 8 and Ezekiel 38-39 do not speak about the Antichrist, but I would strongly disagree. You can click on the links above to see why.)
But what about Daniel 7:24 where it says that the Antichrist will be different from the other kings that appear before him? Could this suggest that he is different in the sense of not being human? I personally doubt this. The preceding verse (23) says that the fourth beast is a kingdom that is different from the preceding kingdoms, but it still arises here on earth (17). It is different because it is more terrifying than the other kingdoms with it devouring and trampling down everything else. The description of the Antichrist is similar with verses 24-25 speaking about his cruelty. In fact, his war-like character is one of the most spoken about characteristics in all of Scripture. He will be different from other rulers by the way he oppresses the saints and conquers others.
Will the Antichrist be an Alien? Although I believe the topic of aliens and UFOs is interesting, I do not find any reasons why we should accept that the Antichrist will be an extraterrestrial.
What do you think? Do you believe that the passages that I refer to conclude that the Antichrist will not come from Outer Space? Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page.