One of the devil's greatest achievements in our age of biological science and evolutionary thinking has been to convince natural science-worshipping Westerners to believe that all that exists is the evolving universe of matter and energy (naturalism).
Naturalism is of the worldview of monism which is held in common by pantheism, materialism and spiritualism and dates back to pagan antiquity and was or is taught by all non-biblical thought systems Naturalism means on one hand that the Tri-personal Holy God who spoke creation into existence ex nihilo, heaven, man as His spiritual image-bearer, the Fall, hell, and the devil and his evil minions either do not exist or are myths while on the other highly evolved deep space beings---themselves the emergent product of arcane evolutionary forces acting on matter--- almost certainly exist according to prominent scientist Stephen Hawking and many others.
Hawking warns against contact with deep space aliens because he believes that since they would be a very highly evolved life-form they would view human kind as a primitive life-form to be conquered and used as slaves or worse.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker also believes in the existence of aliens. The author of "The Color Purple" is a disciple of David Icke, thus like him she believes the world is run by shape-shifting reptilian aliens who practice mind control from the moon.
In his book, 'Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More' Icke describes how the human mind is controlled from the moon which he claims is actually a “gigantic spacecraft” which sends us a “fake reality broadcast... in much the same way as portrayed in the Matrix movie trilogy." ("Prize-winning author Alice Walker gives support to David Icke on Desert Island Discs," Liam O'Brien, independent.uk, Sunday 19 May 2013)
Depending on which camp UFO believers fall into, they either view aliens with great fear and horror or as the saviors of mankind who will rescue the earth in the process. The Vatican's astronomer Dr. Guy Consolmagno, an avowed evolutionist and self-confessed science fiction fan said he would even be happy to baptize an alien. (I’d love to baptise ET, says Vatican’s stargazer, dailymail.co.uk, 25 January, 2011)
Other Christian UFO believers have rapture-type events predicted for the future while many others are tormented by waking-visions and nightmares by what one man describes as demons,
"(and) the feeling of paralysis and being incapable of speaking. All I could do in such a situation was mentally pray in Jesus name for deliverance. I would then feel the ‘presence’ leave and I’d wake up." ("Aliens, evolution and the occult," Gary Bates, creation.com, 24 February 2007)
Bates notes that he has heard many such testimonies and today many people are having very similar experiences—with some ‘visitors’ masquerading as aliens.
The Myth of Highly Evolved Extraterrestrials
In his book, "Scientific Mythologies," James A. Herrick traces the highly evolved 'aliens from outer-space' idea back to certain Renaissance astrologers, occultists, and mystics such as Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) who claimed to not only receive telepathic secrets from spirits but to have visited populated planets during out-of-body experiences.
Swedenborg's influence is far-reaching. His disciples run the gamut from Kant to the occult theosophist Madame Blavatsky to psychologist J.B. Rhine, a vast array of science fiction writers (i.e., Clarke, H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Steven Spielberg), contemporary spiritists and numerous evolutionary scientists.
Over time, Swedenborg's astral plane travels gave birth to what Herrick dubs "The Myth of the Extraterrestrial." As far back as the seventeenth century enthusiastic science fiction writers were imagining "the intelligent extraterrestrial visitor" and preparing the public to accept their existence. And accept them they have, for the twentieth century has witnessed a veritable population explosion in the alien domain, said Herrick. (p. 43)
Indeed, many UFO messages have been received and channeled by contactees who claim to be receiving special revelation from our ‘space brothers.’ Some of these 'revelations' have even become the basis of block-buster movies featuring reptilian, grey, and humanoid Nordic extraterrestrials.
Tragically, because science fiction has become our national myth and evolution (the universal life force) is widely accepted throughout the West and taught in Western schools and many seminary's as science, secularized high-school children actually believe there must be some kind of evolutionary Star Wars-like ‘force’ behind the universe. Along with many deluded atheist scientists, Hollywood liberals, and like-minded progressives, some students even believe that highly evolved and technologically advanced aliens seeded life on earth.
Panspermia is the idea that life on earth was accidentally seeded by meteorites containing the essential building blocks of life or perhaps by highly evolved extraterrestrials who for billions of years have been guiding the evolution of man. The extraterrestrial idea was favored by Arthur C. Clarke in his book, "Childhood's End" and a variation on this theme has been advanced by SETI researcher Paul Davies, Francis Crick (co-discoverer of the DNA molecule) and Ralph Pudritz of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Davies has written seriously about the possibility of "alien bioengineering" that could be detected in the DNA of life on earth and suggests that citizen scientists and school students be enlisted to help search for evidence. (An Alien Code Close to Home: Seeking ET Beyond the Radio Silence, Astrobiology Magazine, Jeremy Hsu, 10/27/2011)
Pudritz theorizes that humans and aliens may share the same DNA which itself could be part of a universal structure "of the first genetic codes anywhere...." (Why Aliens Might Look Like You, Eddie Wren, dailymail.co.uk/ June 11, 2012)
Crick proposes a theory called "directed panspermia," the idea that,
"...life on earth may have begun when aliens from another planet sent a rocket ship containing spores to seed the earth."
Science fiction has become our myth and natural science and evolution our religion, observed UFO commentator and author Ronald Story. And due mainly to media influences,
“... and a hideously complicated world, most people are finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish fantasy from reality." (Ronald Story from "Prepare ye the way—the aliens are coming!" Gary Bates, creation.com, 10 February 2011)
In a big picture sense, the whole realm of UFO beliefs is truly a religious idea built upon evolution, yet another religious idea said Bates:
“The common denominator of both camps is the belief that evolution has occurred for countless eons on the earth and all over the universe. This point cannot be emphasized strongly enough—it is the basis for virtually all belief in alien life, whatever form one thinks that life may take.” (ibid)
Standing in the shadows behind the fantastic religion of science built upon evolution is a horrifying truth: evolutionary science is unable to account for the origin of life, and Crick likewise admits that his theory only pushes this unresolvable problem out into deep space:
"This scenario still leaves open the question of who designed the designer [aliens] — how did life originally originate?" (Crick, Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature, 1981)
In other words, all who reject the "unscientific" Revealed Word in favor of the fantastic myth of evolution have "hewed themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13
"....blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." Luke 11:28
Millions of deluded seculars and professing Christians reject the Revealed Word of God, particularly the Genesis account of creation, and embrace instead the myth of evolution in one form or another while for many others, belief in a mystical evolutionary force and in extraterrestrial life has effectively become a new religion that supplants the Revealed Word of God:
"...the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." 2 Cor. 4:4
Over eighteen hundred years ago the Apostle Paul foretold all of this,
“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” (I Timothy 4:1)