L. A. Marzulli and Gary Stearman Talk UFOs, Praise "Ancient Aliens," and Prepare for the Rapture in New Interview
On Wednesday, L. A. Marzulli appeared on Prophecy Watchers to discuss “The Great UFO Deception” as host Gary Stearman calls it, or The Watchman Chronicles, as Marzulli titled the DVD he is hawking. Marzulli was on to discuss the impact of UFOs on Christianity, and he calls the tendency of Christians to see UFOs and lights in the sky “even after” finding Jesus “this dirty little secret in the church that no one talks about.” Marzulli claims that between 5% and 33% of churchgoers have seen UFOs. If these two gentlemen are to be believed, Christians are deeply worried that space aliens are seducing the faithful away from demonology and thus threatening evangelical Christianity.
Stearman says that he has always been fascinated by UFOs, and he says that he came to UFO mysteries from books he read in his youth about the Great Airship Mystery of 1897 and the Roswell crash. Given how old Stearman appears to be and the fact that the Roswell story didn’t become famous until the late 1970s, Stearman seems to be conflating various UFO documentaries and books he encountered over time.
Marzulli says that his interest in UFOs came about in a rather indirect but very sad way. He describes buying decorative figurines from a woman who liquidates terminally ill people’s estates to pay their medical bills, and she was a UFO fan who sold items from a Roswell witness named Col. Hill and shared with Marzulli material that Hill allegedly shared with her 25 years ago as Col. Hill was dying and the woman in question was removing items from his house to sell for cash. The whole thing seemed creepy and exploitative, but Stearman and Marzulli found the whole thing to be a godly experience.
Stearman says that space aliens are really evil angels, and Marzulli agrees that fallen angels are attempting to fool humans into thinking that they are space aliens. Both men wonder why the angel / aliens don’t reveal themselves and instead play a “cat and mouse game” with humanity by appearing and disappearing from time to time, casting doubt on their existence. Marzulli suspects that the evil aliens are working with earthly governments. The two men speculate about how the Bible might have predicted UFOs and deceptive aliens, and they both agree that the aliens are the same species as the fallen angels who fathered the Nephilim.
Marzulli cites Ancient Aliens as a reason for talking about UFOs and tries hard to avoid criticizing the show, even though the show repeatedly casts doubt on the God of the Bible, whom it has identified as aliens in a spaceship: “We’re just a few little details away from coming together to the same conclusion, that these entities are malevolent,” Marzulli says, apparently glossing over the way Ancient Aliens places Yahweh in the same category. Marzulli adds that he believes that Nephilim and/or space aliens are a key to enhancing one’s spiritual development because they help believers to move beyond the primeval doctrines of the church to a more developed theology.
Stearman offers thanks to God that Christians won’t live to see the return of the Nephilim because he believes that Jesus will rapture all true believers to heaven before the space alien Nephilim fill the Earth with evil alien / Nephilim / human hybrids. Marzulli adds that his DVD has “incredible CGI” and that he, too, believes that he will be raptured before the Nephilim overrun the Earth. Because they both profess to believe that this will happen very soon, it does make one wonder why they devote so much time to collecting earthly riches from rapture-ready believers. Steadman claims that “secular humanists are primed” to believe in space aliens instead of angels, and he predicts that they will all fall down and worship the Nephilim, thinking them to be space alien gods. “I honestly feel,” Marzulli adds, “that we are poised that because of Darwinism that millions of people will believe the lie.”
If it is more of the same overall, it was at least interesting to hear Marzulli confirm that he is awaiting the Rapture and that he thinks that he is among the “small remnant” who will be taken to heaven. Similarly, it was interesting to see him try to balance criticism of Ancient Aliens with the need to praise the show for priming its audience to be open to Marzulli’s lucrative brand of for-profit theology.
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