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.”


In Daniel 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.


First, 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 otherworldly alliances.


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 planets. [iv]

Over thirty years later, one of America’s most beloved presidents, Ronald Reagan, echoed the same before the United Nations when he said:

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 invaders. [vii]


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]


It makes 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 intelligence.





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.” [xi]

Whether any discussion was held at that time concerning 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.” [xii]

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.


This 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.


He wrote:

On the face of it, this statement may not seem like an important event…


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,

“the first cause [meaning God] cannot possibly have created other worlds.”

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 importance.


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,

“an 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 imprimatur.


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,

“Extraterrestrial visitors 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]

He continues,

“In our dealings with ETI, we will have to adopt a way of thinking called ‘cultural relativism’ by anthropologists.


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.” [xviii]

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.


Thus, moral 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 new religion.

“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 faith.” [xix]

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 belief system.


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.


It will 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 considerable downside.


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,

“as 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 [1884] 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,
[vii] JohnThomas Didymus, “Nick Pope: Britain Is Armed and Ready for UFO Alien War,” Digital Journal, October 14, 2012,
[viii] “UFO Quotes by Government Sources,” UFO Evidence, last accessed February 7, 2013,
[ix] Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Youth, May 4, 1990, as quoted in: Michael S. Heiser, The Facade, (Superior, Colorado: Superior Books, 2001), 162.
[x] Ben Arnold, “Vatican Newspaper Criticises Prometheus,” September 25, 2012,
[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,
[xiv] Daniel Sheehan, “Catholic Dogma Faces E.T.,” Open Minds Magazine, June–July 2010, 68.
[xv] Ibid.
[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,
[xxi] Ibid.

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