There are quite a few UFO religions, so we’re aware that this is not the belief of ALL in this sect. However, it is a prominent theory across most. In most, you’ll see major apocalyptic events predicted in specific times. Others do not have a specific date attached. The idea is that extraterrestrials will bring about a major change on Earth, lifting the UFO religion believers into a higher plane of existence. Most major apocalyptic events end up involving people being removed as the Earth crumbles.
One specific sect had an exact date where this was supposedly going to happen. Yet it didn’t, heavily disappointing believers. This was so impactful that it became a psychological study called “When Prophecy Fails.” Some believe that the arrival or rediscovery of alien civilizations, technologies, and spirituality will allow humans to overcome major issues. Such as our current ecological and social issues. Things like war, poverty, bigotry, etc. will be resolved through this major alien tech.
A lot of the Christian religion’s belief about the end times is similar to other major apocalyptic events across other religions. Of course, the three major Abrahamic religions agree on a lot here. Most Christians believe that they are in the “end times” right now, with many expecting Christ’s return any day now. Yet unlike other religions or beliefs, only the wackos pick out specific dates and times for this. The idea is that a rapture will take place first to take all believers from Earth. The remaining nonbelievers have time to repent over the course of 7 years, but this is an era of “tribulation.”
It’s a time in which famine, disease, war, natural disasters, etc. will take place. You can take Jesus as your savior in this time, but it won’t be easy as wickedness will take over the land. The last three years of tribulation will be the worst. Bloody water, sun-scorched Earth, painful sores, etc. will be present for people. After this, the “battle” will happen. That’s right, it’s Armageddon time. Obviously, we expect Jesus and his Army to win against Satan and his. Upon doing so, Jesus will set up a Kingdom of 1,000 years on Earth. After this, “judgment” will take place for ALL mankind.
When it comes to the major apocalyptic events, few are more famous or legendary than Ragnarok. From Norse Mythology, it is a period in which nearly everything is destroyed. It became quite famous due to the Vikings, and it’s truly impossible to do the story justice here. However, the event will begin as the humans on Midgard disregard their way of life and engage in endless wars. Murder, incest, and more will happen. Then, a season of darkness & coldness will come to put forth a “Great Winter.”
Loki and his wolf-son, Fenrir, break free from their imprisonment and set out to kill the Gods of Asgard. As well as the entire world. They and their army will move to break through the Gods’ fortress. Fenrir will enclose the land and sky within his jaws and consume everything in-between. Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent, will spit poison upon the Earth. The Beast Surt will sweep across with a flaming sword to leave the world a scorched, barren landscape. While the end will come, Ragnarok only ends the current cycle with the promise of a new beginning.