The Strong Delusion :: By Jeff Van Hatten

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11Because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved, Yahweh sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe the lie.”

Great Deception Candidates

That Yahweh would be the source of a great deception is difficult to swallow. Today we will look at some of the possibilities for that strong delusion.

Alien Disclosure and the UFO Phenomenon

L.A. Marzulli is well known for saying: “UFOs are burgeoning and not going away!” An announcement that aliens have arrived in their UFO’s, that they really do exist, and that they are already here on planet Earth could be part of the great deception or the strong delusion. But is this Yahweh’s Strong Delusion?

Aliens and the Panspermia Theory

Panspermia is the hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, and was planted here on the earth by aliens who visited here in their spacecraft ages ago. An announcement that aliens are responsible for planting humans on the earth could be part of the great deception or the strong delusion. But is this Yahweh’s Strong Delusion?

Science Fiction

Science fiction has long been one of my favorite genres. Science fiction has also long been the forerunner of commentary on social and political issues, good versus evil, religion, free love, and radical individualism. Two of its primary themes are “Where did we come from” and “Where are we headed.” And then there were the movies: Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey, ET, Bourne, Pirates of the Caribbean, and so forth. Can we really become more than we currently are? Do alien races really exist and can we be like them? But who ever thought that each of these might just be propaganda whose intent was to turn us away from Yahweh and Yeshua? Not once in my early years did I consider this possibility – not any more. But is this Yahweh’s Strong Delusion?

Super Heroes

Humans that become more than human with special abilities are a staple of the sci-fi genre. Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk; take your pick. Peter Parker (Spiderman) is given super strength and agility, the ability to cling to most surfaces, and the ability to quickly react to danger with his “spider-sense,” all due to being bitten by a spider, who’s genetic makeup is then incorporated into his own. The fantastic four get their superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space. Dr. Bruce Banner (Hulk) gets his superhuman strength from a failed gamma radiation experiment for the U.S. military. Superman comes to us from a galaxy far, far, away, to borrow a phrase from Star Wars! Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) is a demigoddess and the natural-born daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus. Can we say “Pirates that bind the goddess Calypso”?

And then there’s the Jason Bourne trilogy and the Bourne Legacy. Not only do Jason and his cohorts have super strength, agility, and super senses, but the legacy chapter tells us that these “enhancements” are due to genetic manipulation. But is this Yahweh’s Strong Delusion?


The 1995 film, Species, portrays scientists who created a half-human, half-alien individual with DNA codes obtained from beyond the stars. The 2009 movie Splice portrays two genetic engineers who successfully splice together DNA from different animals to create hybrid animals that are used in medical research. Does this sound vaguely familiar with the disclosures of mice growing human ears on their backs, or perhaps the disclosure that scientists have created more than 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in British laboratories. Are Splice and Species just precursors to a full disclosure by our governments and research experts that hybrid chimeras really do exist, and that they will be coming to our neighborhoods in the near future? Are they already here? But is this Yahweh’s Strong Delusion?

Satan’s Promise and the Transhumanism Movement

Satan has been promising eternal life since the first days of man. Eve believed him, and Adam stood mutely by as she ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, then ate of it himself. Today, transhumanists are promising the same thing – replaceable or immortal bodies in which to live forever. Let’s all become the Borg! The actual inception of this development could be part of the great deception or the strong delusion. But is this Yahweh’s Strong Delusion?

Satan’s Lie and Promise of Eternal Life

Revelation 13:3-4His deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast.”

Satan has been and will always be on a pretty tight leash. One of his minions, the Antichrist, a member of the conglomerate called the beast, suffers a deadly head wound and then is resurrected. Only Yahweh has the power to give life to someone, or to resurrect them from the dead. It is very possible that Yahweh resurrects this person and allows Satan to indwell him to give credence to the lie that Satan is also able to give eternal life. Those who hate the truth will believe this lie, take the mark of the beast, and think they have immortality. In those days, they will even seek death but death will flee from them (Revelation 9:6), giving enforcement to the lie – a strong delusion indeed! Fake eternal life, however brief for those who hate truth and love the lie, may just be the essence of Satan’s promises. But is this Yahweh’s Strong Delusion?

Propaganda Versus Scripture

Revelation 13:17 – “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Revelation 6:2 – “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.”

Genesis 6:12 – “And Yahweh looked upon the earth, and, behold, all flesh had become genetically polluted.”

Hebrews Chapters 8 and 9 – Earthly items are mere shadows of the Heavenly items.

Perhaps all of these sci-fi works are merely propaganda that describe what is really coming in the near future. Will aliens come down to save us from ourselves – perhaps the burgeoning reports of UFOs are just more propaganda to misinform us that aliens exist and that they will appear at our most needed time. Does this sound like Revelation 6? The “aliens” are about to come down upon the earth. Scripture calls them the four horsemen. They won’t be coming to save us from ourselves.

Will our genes be “upgraded” to give us superhuman powers – perhaps this is just more propaganda that alien gods will return to earth and re-make us in their own image. Does any of this remind you of Genesis 6 and the influx of fallen angels whose offspring became the Titans of Greek mythology – the superheroes of Noah’s time? Or does this sound like Revelation 9:6 when life will be so horrible that many will seek death but be unable to find it – perhaps due to some genetic upgrade?

Are modern hybrids the precursors to the return of the Nephilim of Noah’s day? Are they already walking among us? Will they become the next ruling class?

A despot is coming. Scripture calls him the Antichrist, Apollyon, the son of perdition, or the beast, amongst other titles and names. But is this Yahweh’s Strong Delusion?


1 Kings 22:23Yahweh has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all your prophets and proclaimed disaster against you.”

That Yahweh would be the source of a great deception is difficult to swallow. The tribulation period will not be the first time that Yahweh does so. A deceiving spirit was sent into the mouths of the prophets of Ahab to cause his demise and death (1 Kings 22:23). This time, during the tribulation, Yahweh will send a strong delusion to those who refuse to hear the truth. And that strong delusion – a phony, albeit brief immortality – may just be part of Yahweh’s Strong Delusion!

How many times will we be tempted to accept a route to superhuman bodies and immortality portrayed by science fiction writers promoting the alien propaganda but not understand that these ways are not Yahweh’s ways? People are being trained to accept an invasion by extraterrestrials, which I believe are nothing more, nothing less than the fallen angels of scripture. Hybrid humans – may just be part of Yahweh’s Strong Delusion!

The great deception spoken of in Thessalonians and other scriptures is about to be unleashed. The world is about to be deceived into believing that Yahweh and Yeshua are immaterial, and that humans were created by the aliens that are coming back and who will bring about a new golden age and enlightenment of our minds. Genetic manipulation will be the tool used to change our DNA and make us immortal. Satan’s deception that we can become like God will be believed. And science fiction has been a leading force in propagating this agenda which – may just be part of Yahweh’s Strong Delusion!