THE GOSPEL OF ET
Here It Comes, Ready Or Not
March 5, 2013
As our book Exo-Vaticana heads to the printer we still do not know
whether the last pope will turn out to be a person on our short
list, but, whoever he is, intrigue surrounds how he may accommodate
the newly celebrated astro-theology of Rome’s top astronomers and
theologians and whether this will somehow fulfill the Catholic
prophecies of the coming Man of Sin - the seed of Satan - either as
an alien serpent-savior, or as a deceiver that points mankind to a
god of another world.
In point of fact, the Bible describes both the False Prophet (Petrus
Romanus?) and the Antichrist as having allegiances and endowments
not of this Earth.
Not only can both of them call “fire” (lightning
that struck St. Peter's Basilica two weeks ago?) down from out of
those heavens suspected to be the host-location of aliens (see
Revelation 13:12–14 as a clear alliance with the “powers” of the
celestial realm), but the prophet Daniel tells us their belief
system will actually honor a “strange, alien god.”
11:38–39 we read:
But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a god whom
his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with
precious stones, and pleasant things.
Thus shall he do in the most
strong holds [Hebrew Mauzzim] with a strange god, whom he
shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause
them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
Several parts of Daniel’s prophecy stand out as very unusual.
the “God of forces” or alternately “god of fortresses” (מעזים אלה)
has been connected to Baal-Shamem, literally “Lord of the Heavens,”
a deity whom the Manichaean Gnostics later worshipped as “the
greatest angel of light.” [i]
His second reference to the deity as “a
strange god” is also intriguing. The Hebrew text “עִם־אֱלוֹהַּ נֵכָר”
can be literally rendered “with an alien god.”
Add to this how the
turn-of-the-century Protestant scholars translated this text as
directly related to segments at the Vatican, and things get really
interesting (more on that later).
With this in mind and based on other documents contained in the
upcoming book, it’s evident that for hundreds of years, both
Catholic prophets and Protestant reformers believed the Antichrist
would ultimately champion a strange, alien deity (and this fits
perfectly with what we have documented and have even been assured of
in person by today’s Vatican authorities, astronomers, and
theologians, as readers will discover).
They also saw how this union
would ultimately lead to war and destruction from the heavens. And
these visionaries were not alone in their assessment concerning a
powerful alien-christ and his coming war as the result of
Government leaders around the globe have
believed this for some time, and as far back as 1955, General Douglas MacArthur warned:
You now face a new world, a world of change. We speak in strange
terms, of harnessing the cosmic energy, of ultimate conflict between
a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary
galaxy. The nations of the world will have to unite, for the next
war will be an interplanetary war. The nations of the earth must
someday make a common front against attack by people from other
Over thirty years later, one of America’s most beloved presidents,
Ronald Reagan, echoed the same
before the United Nations when he
In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how
much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some
outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I
occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would
vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. [v]
In Britain, the five-star admiral and former head of the British
Ministry of Defence, Lord Hill-Norton, expressed his opinion that
“some UFO encounters are definitely antithetical to orthodox
Christian belief” and helped to form an international group called
UFO Concern to assess the phenomenon as it pertains to religion and
national security. [vi]
More recently, the former UFO adviser for the
UK Ministry of Defence, Nick Pope, acknowledged that Britain has
even prepared (and is preparing) top-secret sophisticated aparati in
anticipation of this future military engagement against space
Global leaders outside the United Kingdom who have
hinted similar knowledge of a potential external threat include
former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, former US Senator
Barry Goldwater, J. Edgar Hoover when he was director of the FBI,
[viii] and the former president of the old Soviet Union, Mikhail
Gorbachev, who believed “it must be treated seriously.” [ix]
one wonder if something of this knowledge was behind recent Vatican
comments when it criticized the Ridley Scott film Prometheus, saying
that it is “a bad idea to defy the gods.” [x]
The Gospel According to ET - Ready or Not, Here it Comes
Over the last decade especially, the Vatican has ramped up its
production of science and theology studies aimed at developing an
ecclesiastical position for disclosure of extraterrestrial
This includes November 2009, when it convened a
five-day study week on astrobiology at the summer residence of the
pope on the grounds of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, during
which astronomers and scientists from countries around the world
joined prominent churchmen to evaluate,
“the origin of life and its
precursor materials, the evolution of life on Earth, its future
prospects on and off the Earth, and the occurrence of life elsewhere.”
Whether any discussion was held at that time
the LUCIFER device and what it is monitoring in deep
space from atop Mt. Graham is unknown (the meetings were private),
but just three months later, in January 2010, the Royal Society, the
National Academy of Science of the UK, and the Commonwealth hosted
representatives from NASA, the European Space Agency, and the UN
Office for Outer Space Affairs to discuss,
“The Detection of
Extraterrestrial Life and the Consequences for Science and Society.”
Lord Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society and
Astronomer Royal, and other speakers at that time referred to
“overwhelming evidence” and “unprecedented proof” to signify how
close we are to making irrefutable disclosure of alien life.
had Vatican spokesmen in the news again with increasingly candid
statements regarding the future of the Church and Jesuit
preparations to accommodate a dynamic ET reality.
In the lead-up to the Vatican-sponsored conference on astrobiology,
the official Church newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, interviewed
Father José Gabriel Funes, an astronomer and director of the Vatican
Observatory who made it clear that accepting the reality of
intelligent aliens does not contradict the Catholic faith and that,
in fact, to believe otherwise is the real heresy, as it puts “limits
on God’s creative freedom.”
Attorney Daniel Sheehan, who served for
ten years as general counsel to the United States Jesuit
Headquarters in Washington, DC, said Funes’ explicit statement that
disbelief in extraterrestrial intelligence “puts limits on God’s
creative freedom” was code-talk for those in the know.
On the face of it, this statement may not seem like an important
However, unbeknownst to the non-Catholic world, Father Funes’
specific choice of words tracks precisely the exact wording of the
key aspect of the official Catholic Church Edict that was issued in
1277 by Bishop Etienne Tempier, the Bishop of Paris, in which the
Catholic Church officially condemned St. Thomas Aquinas’ Theological
Proposition #34 in which Aquinas had publicly asserted that,
first cause [meaning God] cannot possibly have created other
Proposition #34 was officially condemned by the Catholic
Church on the specific grounds that “it seems to set limits on God’s
creative freedom,” the precise words that were deliberately used by
Father Funes in 2008.[xiv]
Sheehan went on to explain why the reassertion of this theological
position by Roman Catholic leaders is very important:
The fact that these precise words were chosen by the official Jesuit
director of the Vatican Observatory to announce the new official
policy of the Roman Catholic Church acknowledging the likelihood of
the existence of extraterrestrial life elsewhere in the universe is
understood by those of us who are familiar with such matters to be
no mere coincidence.
It may, indeed, prove to be of extraordinary
For this specific 1277 Catholic Edict that condemned
Proposition #34 of Thomas Aquinas is deemed, by Church authorities
and by secular historians alike, to have been the action which
opened “the plurality of worlds debate” in Western civilization,
which led directly to the removal of earth from the center of the
universe four-hundred years ago.
And these words may point the way,
here in the twenty-first century, to our removal from our position
on the pinnacle of the pyramid of life.” [xv]
What Sheehan here identified is the belief by most Catholic
theologians that Christianity as we know it is based on a
pre-Copernican cosmology. Once cosmology changes as a result of new
discovery or disclosure of alien life, so, too, will theology,
whether explicitly or implicitly.
To believe otherwise is “cosmic
hubris,” thought Andrew Burgess, who wrote:
As long as someone is thinking in terms of a geocentric universe and
an earth-deity, the story has a certain plausibility... As soon as
astronomy changes theories, however, the whole Christian story loses
the only setting within which it would make sense.
With the solar
system no longer the center of anything, imagining that what happens
here forms the center of a universal drama becomes simply silly.[xvi]
While some in the Catholic church believe there is no official
church teaching on Extraterrestrial Intelligence (which, as we
document, is coming), it is possible to derive their trajectory even
now from officially sanctioned literature.
Kenneth J. Delano’s Many
Worlds, One God (1977) is described on its dust jacket as,
intelligent discussion of the existence of extraterrestrial life and
its impact upon mankind.”
The thing that makes this book important
is that it advocates belief in ETs and boasts a nihil obstat and an
A nihil obstat is an official approval granted by a
designated censor in the Roman Catholic Church. Its presence
certifies that a work does not contradict Catholic teachings on
matters of faith and morals. An imprimatur is the final approval and
official declaration by the bishop in the diocese where the work is
to be published, indicating the content is free from errors
concerning Catholic doctrine.
In this hard-to-find work, Delano states,
to our planet might display an astonishing knowledge and
understanding of the universal laws of nature as well as psychic
abilities that enable them to exercise powers of mind over matter to
an equally amazing degree.
To our bewildered human race, their
wondrous deeds would be indistinguishable from the miraculous. An
experience of this sort would shake the foundations of many a
person’s religion.” [xvii]
“In our dealings with ETI,
we will have to adopt a way of thinking called ‘cultural relativism’
Like cultural relativists who do not assume that
their way of life is better than the ‘weird’ or ‘evil’ practices of
other peoples, we must not assume that our species, Homo sapiens, is
morally superior to any other species of intelligence in space.”
This sort of relativism leaves mankind wide open for
a great deception scenario.
Furthermore, the idea that “moral truth
is relative” is dangerously false. An extreme example makes this
self-evident. For example, we ask,
“Is there ever a circumstance in
which ‘killing babies for fun’ is morally virtuous?”
Of course, no
one in his or her right mind will answer affirmatively.
truths are not relative. If something is evil, it is evil for all.
The sanctioned Roman Catholic position treating ETI in terms of
cultural relativism demonstrates just how susceptible the Vatican is
to evil supernaturalism cloaked in an alien guise.
Philosopher J. Edgar Burns foresaw how space exploration would thus
become the cosmic center for the birth of a new “space-faith” (what
he also called “cosmolatry”) that ultimately would give birth to a
“By ‘new religion’ it is not entirely clear whether
Burns meant an annihilation of the past or a breakthrough in
religious consciousness that renders our ‘truth claims’ obsolete,”
wrote Ilia Delio in Christ in Evolution.
“What the term does
connote, however, echoes an insight of the [Jesuit] Pierre Teilhard
de Chardin [whose conclusions were celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI],
namely, that Christianity is reaching the end of one of the natural
cycles of its existence.
‘Christ must be born again,’ he said, ‘he
must be reincarnated in a world that has become too different from
that in which he lived.’
It is in light of this insight that ‘exoChristology,’
a term Burgess used to discuss Christological issues ‘raised by
discoveries in outer space,’ takes on new import for Christian
This also casts significant light on the new official
position of the Vatican that not believing in aliens and being
willing to accept their superior morality and coming new religion is
not only paramount to heresy, but is based on a dying and antiquated
Given that the Vatican holds sway to over 1 billion
followers as well as influencing an even greater number of peoples,
governments, and policies worldwide, any puny obstacles to their
revised Christianity will thus hardly keep most of the world’s
“spiritual” people from wholeheartedly embracing the alien
serpent-saviors on their arrival.
In fact, acquiescence to ET gods
will be widely and positively received by the masses of the world,
according to Vatican astronomer and professor of fundamental
theology, Father Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, exactly because:
Extraterrestrial life contexts re-propose the intervention of
mediators from faraway worlds, the delivery of moral messages that
awaken in human beings the existential questions that ordinary
terrestrial life has made dormant.
Moreover… contact with
civilizations different from our own is…a powerful conceptual place
in which the human family returns to wisdom and self-understanding.
As Paul Davies has intelligently pointed out…
“The powerful theme of
alien beings acting as a conduit to the Ultimate - whether it
appears in fiction or as a seriously intended cosmological theory -
touches a deep chord in the human psyche.
The attraction seems to be
that by contacting superior beings in the sky, humans will be given
access to privileged knowledge, and that the resulting broadening of
our horizons will in some sense bring us a step closer to God.” [xx]
Professor Tanzella-Nitti further elaborated on this alien-derived
“privileged knowledge” in his doctrinal paper for the Vatican in
which he expressed theologically how, upon open contact with these
highly advanced aliens, the Church will,
“have to conclude that our
understanding of Revelation until that moment had been largely
imprecise and even ambiguous [or, nowhere near the truth].” [xxi]
But all is not lost, as a new and improved religious “revelation”
based on information acquired from another world is coming.
involve a “strange, alien God” according to prophecy and (according
to both ancient and modern authorities) be advocated for by a
priesthood seated in Rome.
Just be aware that there is a
To reject the mysterious new gospel or even
to neglect bowing down before the image that the deity sets up in
its place (Daniel 11:38–38; Revelation 13:15) will result in,
many as [will] not worship the image of the beast [to] be killed.”
There will be no place for those heretics Father Funes referred to
who reject the (papal?) decree and refuse to accept the alien dogma.
Any such denial will definitely not go unpunished.
[i] “GOD OF FORTRESSES מעזים אלה εÓς μαωζιν” as quoted in: K. van
der Toorn, Bob Becking, and Pieter Willem van der Horst, Dictionary
of Deities and Demons in the Bible DDD, 2nd extensively rev. ed.
(Leiden; Boston; Grand Rapids, MI: Brill; Eerdmans, 1999), 369.
Source states “E. Nestle (ZAW 4  248) saw a satirical pun on
the name → Baal Šamêm, a high god of Semitic origin.” Thus, see:
“BAAL-SHAMEM בעל־שׁמם, בעל־שׁמין” in Dictionary of Deities and
Demons in the Bible DDD, 151.
[iv] General Douglas MacArthur, New York Times, Oct 9, 1955, as
quoted in: Michael S. Heiser, The Facade (Superior, Colorado:
Superior Books, 2001), 14.
[v] Ibid., 152.
[vi] Ruth Gledhill, “Defense Chief Warns of ‘Satanic UFOs’” The
Times of London, as quoted in: AUFORA News Update,
March 1, 1997, last accessed January 25, 2013, http://www.mufon.com/MUFONNews/arch011.html.
[vii] JohnThomas Didymus, “Nick Pope: Britain Is Armed and Ready for
UFO Alien War,” Digital Journal, October 14, 2012, http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/334805.
[viii] “UFO Quotes by Government Sources,” UFO Evidence, last
accessed February 7, 2013, http://www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc1737.htm.
[ix] Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Youth, May 4, 1990, as quoted in:
Michael S. Heiser, The Facade, (Superior, Colorado: Superior Books,
[x] Ben Arnold, “Vatican Newspaper Criticises Prometheus,” September
25, 2012, http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/vatican-newspaper-criticises-prometheus.html.
[xi] J. Antonio Hunecus, “The Vatican: Extraterrestrial Connection,”
Open Minds Magazine, June–July 2010, 59.
[xii] To see more information on this event, see: “The Detection of
Extraterrestrial Life and the Consequences for Science and Society,”
The Royal Society, last accessed February 7, 2013, http://royalsociety.org/Event.aspx?id=1887.
[xiv] Daniel Sheehan, “Catholic Dogma Faces E.T.,” Open Minds
Magazine, June–July 2010, 68.
[xvi] Ilia Delio, Christ in Evolution (New Delhi, India: Concept
Publishing Company, 2010), 166.
[xvii] Kenneth J. Delano, Many Worlds, One God (Hicksville, NY:
Exposition Press, 1977), 99.
[xviii] Ibid., 117.
[xix] Ibid., 251.
[xx] “EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE,” Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of
Religion and Science, last accessed February 7, 2013, http://www.disf.org/en/Voci/65.asp.
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