On a recent thread I asked what the 1000-year-reign of Christ would be like, since unlike the "rapture", the anti-Christ or Armageddon, it is never
depicted in Christian film or media directly.
I have received widely different responses, but I think it should concern every believer to consider the attributes of the "true returned Messiah".
If it's possible that ancient aliens have fooled mankind in the past, how will we know that we will not be fooled in future?
Many of the mainstream Christian paths are quite willing to accept that Christ's millenial rule will be autocratic, iron-fisted, and essentially
Especially from this "autocratic" camp, I'm wondering: what if an alien or another intelligence arrived and announced itself as Christ?
If an autocratic rule includes informers and enforcers amongst men, then how would we know it is the real Christ, and not some other being that knows
our religion, and has planted our mythologies?
Perhaps believers would roll out the red carpet for intergalactic scum and criminals, in the belief that it was Jesus?
On what criteria would we all be sure it was really Jesus Christ, and not some alien conquistadors?
Perhaps I've been watching too many Ancient Alien episodes, but consider the scenario.
The Aztecs welcomed Cortez at first, because they mistook him for a god in their prophesy.
Can anybody name the criteria of how we could tell the real Jesus from a vastly superior alien technology?
And then there's an opposite problem: what if the real Jesus does return, and all the believers think he's just another demon pretending to be an
I'm sure that could also harm humanity.
So what could a God do that some alien could not?
It might sound futuristic, but perhaps we should all think about it.
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