I was listening to a show on the prophecy club and got an idea. I want to flesh it out here and see if it flies. Several years ago there was a card game called the Illuminati game. One of the cards showed tall buildings fall. another showed wars. One of the last cards had aliens. These cards have turned out to be uncannily accurate. So the last card supposedly is the Alien card. One of the things we know about Satan is that he is not stupid. He knows the Bible better then most Biblical scholars. He has twisted it in more ways than most of us have heard of. One of the major theologies is one known as amillennialism. This says that there will be no tribulation but Jesus will return at any moment and we start eternity. If the next event is for an Alien invasions. Who do you think will be invading? Of course we don't believe that there are aliens from other planets but they are from another dimension. Sometimes known as the multiverse. They have been thrown out of heaven so they are playing around down here. We have been prepared for years for their arrival by many science fiction movies. If these guys show up and then someone shows up to save the day. And that person claims to be the Christ and has all kinds of lying signs and wonders then the millions of people who hold the a millennial view will automatically fall for it.
Almost every place the Bible talks about then kinds it starts with a warning to not be fooled. Many will come in my name. And If they say that I am here or I am there then don't believe it. There will be a strong delusion that if it were possible it would deceive the very elect. If someone shows up and says that he is God and performs the miracles, and the Pope buys it, then you better not.That is the Beast. The man of sin. The son of Perdition. Of course we know that the rider of the white horse that shows up first is not the true Christ. He is antichrist.
Which gets back to why we study eschatology. We study it so that we are on the same page with God. The Bible is 4/5ths history and 1/3rd of that is pre-written in the form of prophecy. Many times it is mixed together. We must strive to study it and know it so that we know what God's plan is. Hosea said that my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. We don't study this stuff. While are what if scenarios may or may not work, we are always required to know the text so that when it does happen, we can say ah ha, that is what is going on. Daniel said that this knowledge would be sealed until the end times. Revelation said, don't seal it for the Time is at hand. Well the time is at hand. Keep looking up. Your redemption is drawing neigh.