Nibiru? I Don’t Think So!

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Nibiru? I don’t Think So!

The Nut-Case Chronicles – Pt. 1 

By John Ceccon

Origins

In a nutshell, the story of the Nibiru doomsday fairy tale originated in the book “The Twelfth Planet” written by Zecharia Sitchin in 1976. Sitchin came up with his own translation of an ancient Sumarian cuneiform and claimed that this planet, Nibiru, orbits the sun every 3600 years. Sitchin further claims that a race of extraterrestrials called the Anunnaki, who were from Nibiru, were responsible for the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture. A few years later, Nancy Lieder, a self-described psychic (Red flag #1) from Wisconsin claimed that as a young girl, she was contacted by gray extraterrestrials from Zeta Reticuli, who implanted a communications device in her brain. (Red flag #2) Lieder described Nibiru (Planet X) as being four times the size of the Earth, and said that it would pass by Earth on May 27, 2003, causing the Earth’s rotation to stop for exactly 5.9 terrestrial days. This would be followed by a physical shift of the Earths poles creating a magnetic attraction between the Earth’s core and the magnetism of Nibiru, neither of which happened, so Lieder moved the date to December of 2012. (Red flag #3)Lieder was so convinced that these events would take place that she euthanized her pets and encouraged others to do so when she appeared on KROQ-FM radio in Los Angeles. Sitchin has denied any connection between his work and any claims of a coming apocalypse. If all that Krap wasn’t enough, in 2017, a Christian numerologist and conspiracy theorist named David Meade, author of Planet X – The 2017 Arrival, attempted to connect various Biblical prophecies and passages with the arrival of Nibiru. He has also predicted cataclysmic events associated with Nibiru for October of 2017 and then revised it to September 23. (Red Flag #4) 

The fact is that the story of Nibiru (Planet-X) is not supported by any scientific evidence, none, and has been rejected as an internet hoax based on pseudoscience by real astronomers and actual planetary scientists. Astronomers have pointed out that any planetary object the size of Nibiru so close to Earth would be easily seen by telescopes. In addition, a planet of this size would produce noticeable effects on the outer planets of our solar system. Anyone with a basic understanding of astrophysics and orbital mechanics can come to the conclusion that it is just not possible for any object the size of Nibiru to exist without having a predictable and noticeable effect on the orbits of the outer planets as well as anything it passes in its orbit around the sun.

Christians and Nibiru

Thanks to David Meade, many end-times prophecy/conspiracy theorists Christians have attempted to connect Nibiru to end-times prophecy, in particular, Revelation 8:10-11. 

10 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter.

Apparently, Nibiru is the “great star” called Wormwood. Frankly, as a devout Christian who led a 12 month Bible study on the book of Revelation, I’m embarrassed by this. These people are clearly not spiritually mature enough to handle the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation is, without a doubt, the most difficult book of the Bible to interpret. Some of the world’s most astute and respected Biblical scholars can not agree on many of the passages in Revelation. I know lots of people who have studied the Bible for over ten years who will admit that Revelation is the one book of the Bible they understand the least about. As I said, I led a study on Revelation for 12 months and accept that I will never know what all of it means. It is absolutely not a book for Bible novices and complicating it with conspiracy theories just makes Christians look like nut cases. We already have to deal with enough persecution as it is. Could you guys please stop with the Christian conspiracy theories. 

My Suggestion

There are 65 other books in the Bible, go study them. If you want to study the book of Revelation, do it in either an academic environment or in a Bible study led by people who have spent some time studying it. If you think you know when Jesus will return as it states in Revelation, you are wrong. No, really! Here’s why – EVEN JESUS DOESN’T KNOW, you knuckleheads. In the book of Mark 13:32-33, Jesus himself says this, “32 But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the end will come.” While the Bible does not tell us when the end will come, it does however, make it clear that the world will not end as a result of Nibiru, or anything else hitting it. The end will come by the hand of Christ.

In the meantime, heed the words of Jesus Christ

Matthew 6:34 

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

 

Copyright John Ceccon 2017 – All rights reserved

 

 

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