Angels, Aliens & Deception
I'm researching angels and angelic activity in the world for my new story (yet to be titled) and the Lord brought back to my remembrance a passage in Galatians that reads:
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8, 9 emphasis mine)
This struck me because the Apostle Paul brings up a very interesting point--even angels can preach, and apparently, it's possible for them to preach a gospel that is not the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. They didn't pen the term "doctrines of devils" for no reason.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils... (I Timothy 4:1 KJV)
For those of you who think this is impossible, Scripture erases any doubt. First, there is the continual references to Satan and his deceptions, the Father of Lies is in fact a fallen archangel. John's Revelation also gives us a picture of preaching angels.
Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water." (Revelation 14:6, 7)
Now for every Kingdom system and mandate, there is a demonic system and mandate to counteract that Kingdom model (Bishop Tudor Bismark). So with this in mind, what would keep a fallen angel or demon from flying through the heavens and proclaiming their own fallen doctrines to deceive the masses?
I believe this will play largely into if not be the entire great deception referred to in the Gospels.
Then if anyone says to you, "Look, here is the Christ!" or, "Look, He is there!" do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand. (Mark 13:21-23 emphasis mine)
From Oprah's "church" of the higher consciousness, to Bishop Carlton Pearson's Gospel of Inclusion, to the Vatican's extension of salvation to extraterrestrials (ETs), to Darwin's Theory of Evolution and Natural Selection, to the New Age's belief that otherworldly beings will one day appear to show us how to evolve as a race, the deception, this great doctrine of devils, is set. Jesus warned of it. The Apostle Paul warned of it. Yet if the Church remains happily in ignorance, what's to prevent us--the elect--from being deceived, even if we think we know Jesus? It's something to seriously consider....