Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Elenin is almost here...but so is Jesus

The posts I publish that I hope will get a lot of traffic, don't, and the posts I put up about the weird stuff always gets a lot of traffic. The all-time top traffic-getter was the February 4 post about the "Ghost Horse of Tahrir Square on MSNBC", with 22,254 views. Coming in a close second is the "Comet Elenin is Coming" post that same month, with almost 20,000 views.

I'd posted information about Comet Elenin, hoping to cut through the hysteria with some facts. I'd presented information from NASA's 'Ask an Astrobiologist' site, and analyzed it. I also made the main point that the reason for the Elenin hysteria these days is that people are increasingly having a hard time finding truth in the news, and in frustration with their elected officials and their main stream media, are turning in droves to the fringe sites for information. It is increasingly hard to trust the people we used to depend on to tell that the facts, and anger is rising. Frustration leads to hysteria and soon we have a skittish population running to and fro to catch the wisps of the latest fact-filled conspiracy or conspiracy-laden facts, however you want to look at it.

That is because, like Isaiah's day, we live in a time soon there will be "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20). These are the days when the sins are rampant. Increasingly there is no distinction of morality and religion. People prefer evil to good and we see this played out every day when some news organization is revealed to have plagiarized or made stuff up, some financial organization is revealed to have been horrendously greedy, some politician is revealed to have been perverse and immoral. The religious prefer erroneous and fake doctrines to the true; the people prefer evil to a righteous course of conduct.

The only truth is the bible, then, now, and forever. You can trust it.

Now add to that that even since February, the spiritual pressure has risen to almost unbearable levels. Even the most atheistic person feels something about to happen. What we're feeling are the effects of the increase of sins. The sins are piling up to heaven, (Rev 18:3-5) weighing us down, pressing in on us. In 2 Timothy 3:1-6, Paul describes the Godlessness in the last days and mentions there will be silly women laden with sins, falling prey to the ones who have a form of godliness but deny its power. "Laden" is the word to focus on here. Just like the sins piling up to heaven, laden indicates that sin has a weight to it, a weight of guilt, a weight of a seared conscience. Isaiah 24:20 prophesies the day at the end of time when the earth is so heavy with sin it reels like a drunkard, and cracks and falls.

Of course, sin doesn't have a real weight, it's a metaphor, but you get the idea. When a kid has done something wrong, their face is downcast, their shoulders are slumped, they walk like they have a ball and chain on the end of their ankle. You ask "What's the matter?" and they mutter, "Nothing" but every fiber of their being says otherwise. We're all familiar with the phrase, "You look like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders." THAT'S what we're feeling now. Sins, guilt, the effects of sin, pervasive evil that is called good, all weigh heavily. The world is spiritually spooked, feeling the pressure of the last stages of pregnancy, the heft and weight of the portentous moment when the labor pains begin and the awful pressure will be released.

Is it any wonder that unsaved people are hysterical about Elenin? They feel something is coming, and Elenin is just as good a thing to focus on as any. Hey, it kind of fits with prophesies, right? The Mayan doomsday prophecy of December 21, 2012, Nostradamus's prophesies about destruction and comets, even Revelation with the celestial bodies falling out of the sky. Maybe there is something TO all this prophetic stuff, they wonder. There is, but their mistake is equating any prophecy with the Bible's prophesies. The world's prophesies are wrong, only the bible is right. So is there an Elenin-like thing in Revelation or another prophetic book?

Let's look at what people are saying about Comet Elenin, first. Has the hysteria died since last February? Have NASA and other's efforts to dispel the frenzy been effective? Not really. Consider this humorous intro from The Economic Voice:

"It’s always nice to come across a subject on the Internet that evokes such difference in opinion. And Comet Elenin is one of those topics. The debate over Comet Elenin is polarised between two opposing views, with an almost infinite number of variations in between. On the one hand comes the official view that Comet Elenin is an obscure loosely packed dirty snowball of as much interest to the general public as a small broken snail shell beside a railway track is to the occupants of the speeding express train passing by. At the other end is the opinion that Elenin is an artificial comet camouflaging a fleet of galactic battle cruisers full of hideous aliens equipped with straws and the aching desire to suck our brains from our skulls via our collective left nostrils."

Hilarious! The article continues:

"The trouble is that there are many end time prophecies such as the Mayan calendar and the Bible Revelations that seem to fit in with the timing of this visitor from the deepest regions of space. There is also the Comet’s name, Elenin. Some claim it was given this name as short for such things as ‘Extinction Level Event 9’. Then there are the theories of alignment causing the Earth’s poles to shift and earthquakes to rend our planet. Or Elenin’s magnetic field will somehow throw the Earth out of orbit despite it having no magnetic field to speak of. There are also concerns about the comet tail ‘engulfing’ the earth, even though it’s only one notch above an absolute vacuum."

He's right, that is a problem that there are so many prophesies describing nearly the same thing. People who are not saved don't know what to believe, and will latch on to something that comes close to the truth but isn't the truth. And then there's Planet X/Nibiru, and other impending celestial disaster the conspiracy theorists have whipped themselves into a frenzy over. This information is from Fox News this week:

Believers in Mysterious Planet Nibiru, Comet Elenin Await Earth's End
"The waxing obsession with the planet Nibiru, which conspiracy theorists say is a planet swinging in from the outskirts of our solar system that is going to crash into Earth and wipe out humanity in 2012 — or, in some opinions, 2011 — shows that an astonishing number of people "are watching YouTube videos and visiting slick websites with nothing in their skeptical toolkit," in the words of David Morrison, a planetary astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center and senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute. Morrison estimates that there are 2 million websites discussing the impending Nibiru-Earth collision. He receives, on average, five email inquiries about Nibiru every day. "At least a once a week I get a message from a young person — as young as 11 — who says they are ill and/or contemplating suicide because of the coming doomsday," Morrison told Life's Little Mysteries, a sister site to SPACE.com. What's the origin of this mass panic about Nibiru, which astronomers say doesn't exist?"

Good question. It's from Nancy Lieder, who claims she "has the ability to receive messages through an implant in her brain from aliens in the Zeta Reticuli star system." She is being used by aliens to warn of the impending disaster of planetary collision that was supposed to have happened in 2003, and when it didn't was changed to the more secularly accepted false doom date of 2012. Did you catch that above from the NASA guy? Millions are watching YouTube videos on the subject, the astrophysicist receives a hundred inquiries a month, and gets dozens of suicidal emails from people worried about the disaster. That is so sad.

I'll show you one more article about a Doctor in Cape Girardeau, MO. He is getting bombarded with emails and personal visits from people who want to know more about survival in the Ozark Mountains when Planet X-Nibiru-Elenin arrives. He's getting them because there is a chat room where the leader of the survivalist movement claims to know the Doc and is alleged to have said the Doctor is leading a team to the caves when the planet comes into view. Look at the link, the doctor looks like a really annoyed milquetoast and says he doesn't know the survivalist chat room guy, and has no plans to move to a cave any time soon. Yet he is harassed daily. People are bonkers with expectation!

Here is a link to facts about Comet Elenin. if you're interested in the scientists' point of view. If you trust it.

I have no clue about Comet Elenin and its supposed effect on the earth. I have no clue about Nibiru or Tyche or Planet X. I do know about the bible. And the really sad thing is that people are whipped in a frenzy about things that ARE GOING TO HAPPEN. They do not have to check the NASA site. They don't have to follow misguided survivalist leaders in chat rooms. They don't have to listen to Nancy Lieder in her Zeta Talk show. They can read Revelation.

Because if the feeling of impending doom is pervasive, that is because it is real. The Sun will go dark. (Joel 2:31; Mt 24:29; Acts 2:20; Rev 6:12; Is 13:10; Ez 32:7; Joel 3:15). Men WILL hide in the caves. (Rev 6:15). Tremendous earthquakes will happen. (Zech 14:4; Ez 38:20; Micah 1:4; Rev 11:13 & etc). The unsaved feel the weight of the sins piling up, they feel the spiritual darkening, they glimpse eternity ahead. But they are not saved by the blood of Jesus so they do not know what to do to escape. They glimpse rightly but conclude wrongly.

The feeling of imminence of a 'something about to happen' is judgment. Judgment is not a popular concept these days. It is not even a popular doctrine within the church among people who should know better. Judgment reminds us that there is a Higher Authority. We are not our own authority. We have free will, but we will have to answer to Him for the choices we've made. Christians won't be judged because at salvation our sins were forgiven (Col.2:13-14), but we will be held accountable for the things we did for Him after salvation, and the things of no use to Jesus will be burned up. (Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Cor. 3:10-15, 4:5). Unsaved people will have to answer to Him for rejecting His pardon and willfully rebelling against him. (Mt 25:31-46). The things coming on the earth will be real, not a conspiracy. Those who believed in Elenin chose poorly. Those who believed in Zeta Talk chose poorly. Choose wisely. Choose the only truth there is: Jesus, Holy and Wrathful, judging mankind.

I hear so often these days that God would never judge us, for God is love. Yes, God is love. Is that all God is? Are your parents only love? Or do they also delight in you? Punish you? Teach you? Chastise you? If our parents punished us because they loved us then God is the perfect embodiment of both love and justice as well as all His other attributes.

I am not going to say prepare for Elenin, prepare for Nibiru, prepare for Planet X. I am going to say Prepare for the Lord. Either you will meet Him as His friend, in which case you will be protected from all these things; or you will meet Him as His enemy, in which case all these things will be poured out on you. I know what the logical choice is. Do you?

12 comments:

  1. I love how people call it "the Bible Revelations."

    Thanks for the update on this. It's a little crazy to hear/read the hoopla.

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  2. You sure have a ton of views. I get excited when I have 20 views. :)
    I hope and pray more people visit your site and see the truth in the words that are here.

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  3. Child of God, it's true when I write of the weird things like the ghost horse or the doomish comet, I'll get thousands of views. Sinkholes are popular too and Yellowstone volcano. But when I write about repentance, judgment, doctrine, or sin, THAT'S when I get 20. :)

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  4. Wow. This is so important. I hope that many people who are googling "Elenin" and "Planet X" read this. May they consider their own fears and their own faith. May they realize that they are right, things are about to come undone, but they have the option to hide themselves in Christ and be saved.

    I love what you said about the feeling of imminence. "The feeling of imminence of a 'something about to happen' is judgment." Sometimes I feel this way, like something bad is about to happen. And I tell myself that I am freaking out about nothing. But I think that this is becoming a common feeling in the world we are living in. It isn't just irrational anxiety. It isn't just a lack of faith or trust in God. It is a sense that we are on the edge of something huge. We are at the pinnacle of history. It is a burden to pray. It is our understanding that this is all about to end.

    Sometimes when I am watching a movie the credits begin to roll before I feel the movie should really be over. Sometimes, we know that the movie has ended just the way it should and we know the credits are about to roll. Other times, it seems that a movie drags on and on; you think it is going to end any minute, but then it takes off in another direction and there is another 30 minutes before it finally gets down to finishing.

    I think we know, that this story is about done. We are in the final act. The curtain will fall; the credits will roll. Some will be very disappointed by the ending (understatement), as others will rise and with tears in their eyes applaud.

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  5. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

    It strikes me that so many people are concerned about a comet or the Mayan calendar, but give no thought to the fact they will stand before God.

    Thank you and God bless,
    Ken

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  6. Richard C. Hoagland and Goro Adachi - two very heavyweight gnostic researchers have both conjured up and pushed the idea that Elenin is actually "Rama" - a spaceship that the Earth thought was an asteroid in some work of sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clark. This is where all the spaceship comes from.

    It revolves around September 11th on - adding more fuel to the conspiritorial fire.

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  7. People are in fear. This is obvious, Whether it be from a real enemy (the economy for example) or an imagined one (Elenin) there is fear and concern.

    Yet Ken wrote above, few are concerned about standing before God or dying and going to hell.

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  8. "The world's prophesies are wrong, only the bible is right." christianity is just one of the uncountable amount of religions on earth, that's a pretty arrogant thing to say that only the bible is right. Mayans, egyptions, astrology, and many other sources have their own interpretation of this event as well, what makes them wrong? The world at this point is just packed with warped info. The bible is also based on middle east conflicts and events, kind of funny how the US swears to it and wages war on them, religion can get really twisted. Take the recent bombing and shooting in norway for example

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  9. It's not arrogant-- it's true.

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  10. If you don't believe that the bible teaches that Christianity is the only way, then you also believe Jesus is a liar. He said "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father except through me" John 14:6. If you think there is more than one way, then dispense immediately with Christianity because you will then have to believe its founder is a liar. So then which religion will get you to heaven? That ALL can't be right, There is only one truth.

    You're right that the bible is packed with Middle East conflicts. The bible records where the conflict began, between Isaac and Ishmael (Jews and Arabs) and continues to this day.

    Yes, "Mayans, egyptions, astrology, and many other sources have their own interpretation of this event as well, " but they are all wrong. Only Jesus is true because of His death for our sins and resurrection witnessed by many. He is a living God who takes away our sins. No other 'god' does that.

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