The rapture of the church is by far one of the most controversial and hotly debated subjects among Christians in our generation. Believers will argue until they’re blue in the face about whether the rapture is Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, Post-Trib, Pre-Wrath, etc. Sadly, this topic has often been the source of disagreement, division, and anger among followers of Jesus.
Acknowledging just how touchy this subject can be, today’s post is related to the rapture, though perhaps from an angle that doesn’t get quite as much attention. What I’d like to talk about today is the question of “How does one explain away the rapture to those who are left behind?” Now, by making this statement I recognize that I’m already tipping my hand as to what view of the rapture I ascribe to. I am a firm believer in the Pre-tribulational, Pre-Millenial view of the rapture of the church. That being said, I fully recognize that many of you may hold to a different view of the subject and might vehemently disagree with me, and that’s okay. My intent in writing this post is not to debate the timining of the rapture. My goal is to prompt some critical thinking about what might take place following this incredible event. If you do disagree with my view on the subject, by all means feel free to simply disregard what follows. However, my hope is that whether you agree or disagree, you will find the discussion at hand stimulating for thought and dialogue.
Okay, now that I’ve got that out of the way, let me ask, have you ever wondered how the leaders of the world and in particuar, the Antichrist, will explain away the rapture of the church? This is a question I have thought about many times. Just imagine for a second that all of a sudden, millions upon millions of people instantly vanish from the face of the planet. Obviously it would create an instant state of chaos and panic among those remaining on the Earth. So then how would the leaders of the world restore a sense of law and order following such an unprecedented event?
You couldn’t just explain it away by saying that certain people spontaneously combusted, that they are hiding somewhere, that a solar flare consumed them, or some other far-fetched and illogical explanation. We live in the 21st century, the age of technology and science. People aren’t stupid. They will be looking for an answer that makes sense and that their rational minds can accept. It wouldn’t take long before people start to realize that there is one thing in common with all those who vanished – they were all Christians. (And/Or perhaps Children)
One would expect that as those left behind start realizing all of the Christians vanished, that some people would start speaking up and sharing that Christians have been talking about this event for millenia. It is certain that at least some people among those left behind would know that many Christians believed in “the rapture of the church”. As such, you would think that this event would cause the whole world to finally put their faith in Jesus, right? I mean wouldn’t this event validate the Gospel and what many Christians have been saying all along?
Unfortunately, that’s not what will happen according to what Scripture tells us. To be fair, many people will finally embrace Jesus as their Lord and Savior and will sadly pay for it with their lives. But the tragic fact is that most people left behind will be tricked into following after the Antichrist. They will embrace him as their leader of a global government, global economy, and global religion – The New World Order.
Now think about this for a second. What sort of explanation could be given that would be so powerful, so cunning, and so logical yet entirely false that people from all over the world would believe it? We’re talking people from different countries, cultures, faiths, differing levels of education, and some that have no faith at all. They’ll all be deceived into following the Antichrist even after the rapture.
There’s only one thing I can think of that would be of such magnitude that it could accomplish this ungodly feat and that is the disclosure of extraterrestrial life. Yes, that’s right. The acknowledgement that UFOs and Aliens are real. Now before you write me off as being completely insane, hang with me for a few minutes.
Can you imagine how the people of the world would respond if one day huge UFOs as big as cities suddenly appeared all over the globe and extraterrestrial beings emerged claiming that they are the ancient progenitors of the human race and they’ve now returned to guide humanity into a new era? Imagine that these creatures tell the people of the world that they were the ones who seeded life on this planet, and that they have come back in man’s greatest hour of need to not only prevent humanity from destroying itself, but to guide the people of Earth into a utopian existence where there will no longer be war, hunger, disease, or pollution, and instead promise abundant energy, longevity of life, and more? And to accomplish this task, they will work through a human representative, a leader of the entire world.
Naturally, Bible believing Christians would reject and rebel against this because it goes against God’s word which is clear about who the real Creator is, and this is exactly where deception comes in. What if these alien beings told those people left behind after the rapture that it wasn’t God who took all the Christians away, but they were the ones actually responsible for this event? The explanation they give is something along the lines of, “We had to remove all of the Christians because they would be a hindrance to the progress and evolution of the human race. They would cling to their false and outdated beliefs that promote intolerance and hatred. They would never accept that mankind’s origins were extra terrestrial rather than divine and because of that, they would rebel and fight against the rest of the world that is ready to enter into a new golden age of existence. So they have been removed to reeducate them until they are ready to rejoin the rest of society.”
Now, I realize that this sounds far fetched, but then again so does the idea of millions of people disappearing all at once off the face of the Earth. Yet there is nothing else I can think of which would have the power and ability to instantly trick people of different cultures, religions, ages, and backgrounds into becoming unified in their beliefs and allegiance to a global government led by a global leader – the Antichrist, while rejecting the God of the Bible.
Naturally, I admit that this is only a theory and as with all theories, it has the potential to be wrong. That being said, let me ask, is it possible that even now we are being programmed ahead of time to believe this lie through movies and TV shows in the media? Not to mention all of the thousands of sightings of UFOs each year that are ever increasing.
To cite just a few examples, movies or TV shows that portray extra terrestrials as the progenitors of human life and/or the saviors of the human race include, “Knowing“, “Prometheus“, the “Ancient Aliens” series on the History Channel, and a new show on the SyFy network called “Childhood’s End“.
Personally, I don’t think it is just a coincidence that we are seeing more and more shows in the media propagating this theme of alien creators and saviors for humanity. The more that people are exposed to this kind of thinking, the easier it becomes to accept a real life scenario that mirrors it.
As the ever increasing number of sightings by legitimate and credible witnesses of UFOs occurs year after year, I believe it only strengethens the validity of this theory. When people like former Canadian Minister of Defense, Paul Hellyer, and former NASA Astronaut, Buzz Aldrin both publically state that UFOs are real, I think a theory that centers on extra terrestrials to explain away the rapture shouldn’t be dismissed.
For those who might be interested in learning more about this subject, I highly recommend checking out the work of Christian researcher, L.A. Marzulli. Additionally, I recommend checking out my blog post entitled, Angel Abductions to get some background information on what the Bible has to say about “extra terrestrials”.