The Coming Great Deception? or The Exotheology Fictions of L.A. Marzulli

L.A. Marzulli is the author of the Nephilim Trilogy. In a post entitled, The Watchman Chronicles. UFOs Are Real!, he writes:

UFOs are not going away and we have two choices in dealing with the ongoing phenomenon. The first is to ignore it and not discuss it all. This position abdicates the churches responsibility and allows the crew, over at the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, to dominate the conversation.

The second position …is to begin to discuss the ongoing persistent presence of UFO.

This is something Marzulli and I agree on up to a point. It’s where the discussion needs to go that we disagree upon. Marzulli thinks we need to discuss the idea that UFOs might be a harbinger to an End Times scenario ripped from one of his science fiction books.

You see, he thinks that UFOs are one of the lying signs and wonders that will accompany the arrival of the AntiChrist [2 Thesalonians 2:9]. That’s right. He thinks UFOs are demonic. Here’s Marzulli’s reasoning:

“UFOs move with impunity in every country on this planet. Who is The Prince of the Power of the Air? This title is reserved for the god of this world, Satan.”

Um, what? That verse says that Satan is the prince of the power of the air, meaning he rules the demons in heavenly places.  It doesn’t say, if it’s in the sky, it’s demonic or its from Satan. That’s quite the logical leap, even by the usual standards of Saucer Logic.


He’s asking you to forget that the key word in the acronym UFO is unidentified not necessarily extraterrestrial, interdimensional, paranormal or supernatural. The law of mediocrity holds that a minority of the UFO phenomenon is supernatural. Most UFOS end up having very mundane explanations.  There is no evidence that they are extraterrestrial in nature. There is less evidence to suggest that they are supernatural. 

Later in the post, he writes of UFOs:

“In my opinion, these enigmatic lights are yet another sign that we are in the last days. Remember what Paul admonishes us, as he states: ‘Satan comes with all signs and lying wonders.'”

Yeah, but are UFOs one of those supernatural signs and lying wonders? Or are they just mundane phenomena in the sky that we have insufficient data to identify? Bible doesn’t say that lights or objects in the sky are one of Satan’s lying wonders. Marzulli merely presumes that UFOs qualify because he assumes they’re supernatural in origin and therefore qualify as one of Satan’s signs and lying wonders. Thus is circular logic at its worst.

Anyway, since  he thinks that UFOs are one of Satan’s lying wonders, he has a much different take on disclosure than the rest of the UFO community:

 I would posit that his end game is one of deception. Thus, because of the increase of UFO sightings that we are experiencing, at some point, in the near future, we will have disclosure of the so-called extraterrestrial presence. Once that happens the world will never be the same. It will be ET, 24—7—365!

This event is what I have come to call The Coming Great Deception.

If the church is still here—and we might have been take up which actually allows the “revealing” to happen in the first place—then I would put to you, for your consideration, that millions of Christians will loose their faith in the God of the Bible, as the UFO disclosure and the crafts that most likely will appear, will be the ultimate game-changer.

OK, so Marzulli thinks that UFOS disclosure is tied to the prophesied Tribulation period when the AntiChrist will come and God will judge the earth for seven years. He claims that the pre-Tribulational Rapture could be the prelude to UFO disclosure and the rise of the AntiChrist. Alternately, he suggests the Rapture could be a misunderstanding of the Bible and that, rather than God coming to take His elect off this planet prior to handing it over to the Devil and pouring out His holy wrath upon it, God will leave a modern-day Church that has a form of godliness but denies the power thereof here to be deceived by the arrival if fallen angels posing as aliens and to suffer His holy wrath.

Yeah.

I don’t buy that, but let’s give Marzulli a little more rope…

In another article Marzulli gives more details concerning what he thinks will occur:

As I have stated many times on this blog, when, not if “they” show up, they will tell us they created all life on earth, that they engineered modern humans from primitive man, they started the worlds civilizations and religions. Now, at this critical moment in human history they—ET—have returned to guide humanity into a time of peace, prosperity and knowledge. They will also bear gifts. One will be Zero Point energy, the same energy which moves the UFOs around. The other will be a DNA upgrade bought to you by a small implantable chip! (Think Mark of the Beast)…

At some point mile-wide mother-ships will appear over the planet. The Ancient Alien crowd will stand up and cheer! Darwinist will get on board as they will believe ET seeded us here. (See Ben Stein’s movie Expelled) The Exo-Politic crowd will applaud their coming. Many in the church will freak out because they will have no paradigm in which to deal with what is happening. Many will fall away from the faith. Many will believe the lie. It’s coming…

That’s a lot to take in. The Bible does say that in the Last Days God will send a strong delusion so that the whole world will be deceived. It does not say that fallen angels or mini-Nephilim (the originals were supposed to be Giants, but he thinks six-fingered Greys are a type of Nephilim too) will land on the White House lawn posing as aliens and that even Christians will say, “Huh. Must be real despite the fact that I’ve heard people like Marzulli and Chuck Missler warn about thus stuff. Hey, I think I’ll ditch my Bible because the aliens are saying they made us instead of God like Marzulli and Missler and the rest said they would…”

Does that make sense to you?

At this point, it looks like Marzulli is under the strong delusion that his scifi Nephilim stories are just a fictionalized account of not what could be (maybe …ish) but rather what he’s certain will be. As I stated in Strangers and Aliens, 

“One thing you learn as a speculative fiction author is that just because a thing is possible or even plausible doesn’t mean it will ever actually exist. It still strikes me as improbable, if for no other reason than the fact that it’s unnecessary. Occam’s Razor and all that. As many speculative novels, including the Left Behind series, have demonstrated, Satan could give us a lie we’d all believe with a great deal more subtlety. The extraterrestrial angle is just overkill. 

Frankly, even secular movies have taught us not to trust friendly aliens. The movie Stargate, which spawned a whole litter of TV series, gives us the tale of an advanced alien race that gave Earth the leap it needed to build the pyramids. The alien visitors even possessed a technological means of raising humans from the dead. Of course, the catch was that we were slaves to an alien pharaoh. Both versions of the V television series showed us alien visitors reminiscent of the contactee movement’s Space Brothers who were willing to trade their advanced knowledge for Earth’s resources. The catch there was that they were secretly stealing our water and they were in actuality hungry, scaly predators rather than benign benefactors who looked just like us.”

While polls do suggest that more people find it likely that extraterrestrials will be friendly, a good number are convinced otherwise and half of the population has yet to make up their minds. Given the suspicious nature of people raised on alien scifi, I think that the extraterrestrial angle is unlikely as a candidate for the End Times strong delusion because I think the UFO phenomenon is too much of a hard sell for most people. 

So while I agree with Marzulli that UFOs are not going away and we certainly don’t need to let the Ancient Aliens crowd dominate the conversation, I am just as adamant that we need to stop allowing the Nephilim/Fallen Angels crowd to represent themselves as the official voice of Christian Ufology unchallenged. 

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