Apes and Aliens:
Where is the Vatican Leading Humanity?
by Rodrigo Silva
Not only has the Vatican been the leader of ecumenical and interfaith talks with other religions in order to form a One World religious system, but it is now promoting very strange and Anti-Biblical ideas.
On May 6,2008 the Catholic News Service reported:
God made pre-humans into people, Vatican newspaper says:
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While apes evolved naturally into pre-human creatures, it was the will and desire of God that turned them into humans, an article in the Vatican newspaper said.
"The formation of human beings necessitated a particular contribution by God, though it remains that their emergence was brought about by natural causes" of evolution, it said.
The article, published in the May 5-6 edition of L'Osservatore Romano, was written by Italian evolutionary biologist Fiorenzo Facchini.
The article said that, "when the biological conditions necessary for supporting a being capable of reflective thought were attained, the will of God, the creator, freely desired it, and man came to be."
The article posed the question: Does this mean that humans evolved from chimpanzees?
"No, it might be better to say that at some point God willed a spark of intelligence to light up in the mind of a nonhuman hominid and thus came into existence the human as a being, as a subject capable of thought and the ability to decide freely," it said.
So rather than picturing it as humans descending from the apes, it said, humans ascended or rose up from the animal kingdom to a higher level, thanks to the hand of God.
As Pope Benedict XVI wrote in 1968 when he was Father Joseph Ratzinger, God wanted to create a being that could know him and be able to turn to him, the article said.
The emergence of the human is neither a casual or accidental event, nor is it something that was "strictly necessary," demanded by God or the evolutionary process, it said.
Evolution could have ended at the pre-human stage, it said, but thanks to "the free choice of God," humans emerged from their pre-human ancestors.
This divine intervention "does not represent an unwarranted intrusion (of theology) in the field of science -- as is the case with intelligent design -- but is called for in order to explain the presence of man's spirit" which cannot come from or evolve out of the material world, the article said.
The movement from being a creature of the animal and physical world to also the spiritual was a gift from God "even if it came at the end of a natural process of evolution," it said.
The above article says that God used some kind of evolutionary process to turn apes which evolved into pre-human creatures into humans according to the Vatican. The Bible is very clear about how God created man and the animal kingdom:
''And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his
kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and
it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle
after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his
kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our
image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the
sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the
earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.So God
created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and
female created he them . .. . .And the LORD God formed man of the dust of
the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man
became a living soul. ''(Genesis 1:24-27,2:7)
God specifically says in the Genesis account that He made the beasts, the cattle, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth ''after their own kind". Then God says that He personally formed man in ''His own image'' with ''His own hands'' from the dust of the ground, not through an evolutionary process, yet the Vatican denies the biblical account and approves the false theory of evolution which says that man evolved from apes.
Just a week later, Fox News reported...
Vatican: It's OK for Catholics to Believe in Aliens
VATICAN CITY — There could be alien life forms and believing they exist isn't contradictory to having faith in God, the top astronomer at the Vatican said in an interview published Tuesday.
In the Vatican newspaper piece, titled "The Extraterrestrial Is My Brother," the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said the expansiveness of the universe means there could be life on planets other than Earth.
"In my opinion this possibility exists," Funes, the director of the Vatican Observatory, told L'Osservatore Romano. "Astronomers believe the universe is made up of 100 billion galaxies, each of which consists of 100 billion stars. ... Life forms could exist in theory even without oxygen or hydrogen."
Funes said that there might even be other intelligent life out there, but believing in its existence doesn't pose a problem for those of the Catholic faith.
"It is possible. So far we have no proof. But certainly in a universe so big we can not exclude this hypothesis," he told the paper.
"As there is a multiplicity of creatures on earth, so there may be other beings, intelligent, created by God. This does not conflict with our faith, because we cannot put limits on the creative freedom of God."
He said human beings could even consider another life form an "extraterrestrial brother" because it, too, would be one of God's creatures.
"How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere?" Funes said. "Just as we consider earthly creatures as 'a brother,' and 'sister,' why should we not talk about an 'extraterrestrial brother'? It would still be part of creation."
The interview covered a variety of topics, including the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and science, and the theological implications of the existence of alien life.
Funes said science, especially astronomy, does not contradict religion, touching on a theme of Pope Benedict XVI, who has made exploring the relationship between faith and reason a key aspect of his papacy.
The Bible "is not a science book," Funes said, adding that he believes the Big Bang theory is the most "reasonable" explanation for the creation of the universe. The theory says the universe began billions of years ago in the explosion of a single, super-dense point that contained all matter.
But he said he continues to believe that "God is the creator of the universe and that we are not the result of chance."
Funes urged the church and the scientific community to leave behind divisions caused by Galileo's persecution 400 years ago, saying the incident has "caused wounds."
In 1633 the astronomer was tried as a heretic and forced to recant his theory that the Earth revolved around the sun. Church teaching at the time placed Earth at the center of the universe.
"The church has somehow recognized its mistakes," he said. "Maybe it could have done it better, but now it's time to heal those wounds and this can be done through calm dialogue and collaboration."
Pope John Paul declared in 1992 that the ruling against Galileo was an error resulting from "tragic mutual incomprehension."
The Vatican Observatory has been at the forefront of efforts to bridge the gap between religion and science. Its scientist-clerics have generated top-notch research and its meteorite collection is considered one of the world's best.
The observatory, founded by Pope Leo XIII in 1891, is based in Castel Gandolfo, a lakeside town in the hills outside Rome where the pope has a summer residence. It also conducts research at an observatory at the University of Arizona, in Tucson.
The above article says that belief in alien life does not contradict faith in God and that believing in its existence does not pose a problem to the Catholic faith according to the Vatican.
The Bibles does says that there is intelligent life. But the Bible also makes it clear that these intelligent beings live in another dimension, not on another planet. These intelligent beings are referred to in Scriptures as angels which live in another dimension, not in another planet.
Good angels always appear in Scripture in order to accomplish God's will on earth be it to bring a message as is the case of the angel Gabriel which came to announce the birth of the Messiah to Mary (Luke 1:26-38) ,to protect Israel from its enemies as is the case of Michael the archangel (Daniel 12:1,Revelation 12:7) or to bring prophetic revelation and perform God's judgements (Revelation 15:1,17:1,18:1)
The Bible also says that there are fallen angels also called demons, evil or unclean spirits. In writing about the last days, Paul says....
''Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils'' ( 1 Timothy 4:1)
John says that one of the signs of the end times would be demon worship...
'' 20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils . . . (Revelation 9:20a)
Jesus said that the days of his coming would be as the days of Noah....
''But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.''(Matthew 24:37)
What is Jesus referring to when He mentions the days of Noah? In Genesis 6 we read about the days just prior to the flood....
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.''(Genesis 6:1- 4)
Notice that in this passage God says that the Sons of God (angelic beings) came into the daughters of man (had sexual intercourse) with womankind which gave birth to the giants (*** Nephilim in Hebrew) of those days which later became known as the pagan god of Babylonian, Greek, and Roman mythologies.
The apocryphal book of Enoch mentioned in Jude 16 gives an extra account of this event mentioned in Genesis 6.Enoch says...
''And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.(Enoch 6:1-3) Read Enoch 6 through 10
What Jesus might be referring to is that during the days of His return fallen angels will once again interact with mankind masquerading as aliens or extra-terrestrials. For the past decades we have seen the rise of belief in aliens and reports of people who were abducted by aliens.
Where is the Vatican leading mankind especially those who follow its teachings?
We who study Bible prophecy know that the true Church of Jesus Christ will vanish from this earth when the Rapture takes place. Could it be that the Vatican is preparing the world and particularly Catholics to believe that fundamentalist Christians who do not accept the idea that mankind evolved from apes as the Vatican now promotes were a hindrance to world peace and religious unity and for that reason they were abducted by aliens in order purge the earth of those who stay in the way religious and political ''progress'' ? This would be quite a false explanation of the Rapture given by the Vatican and its political counterpart, namely, the Antichrist.
about the Antichrist Paul said....
''Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. . . And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (2 Thessalonians 2:8-11)
The wicked who shall be revealed is the Antichrist who will come after the working of Satan with all deceivableness of unrighteousness; Two of the greatest lies of Satan today are promoted by the scientific community - the theory of evolution which promotes the idea that man evolved form apes and the belief in UFO and aliens. Interestingly enough, the Vatican is now promoting both ideas.
Bible prophecy says that the one world government of the Antichrist will work under the one world religion of the false prophet in order to bring mankind under their political and religious dominion.(Revelation 17)
The Vatican is currently promoting a one world religion agenda with the ecumenical and interfaith movements and belief in evolution and alien life seems to be two subjects that the Vatican must adhere to in order to have global acceptance, after all, the whole world with its new age pagan philosophy believes that man evolved from apes and that mankind is destined to meet with extra-terrestrial ''enlightened'' beings in order to attain godhood.
This will lead mankind to believe the ultimate deception which is the idea that man can become god. The Antichrist will take advantage of this global belief and will proclaim to the whole world that he is god.
''Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.''(2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)
Before his destruction, Satan will once and for all have deceived the whole world in order to believe his first lie told in the Garden of Eden....