The End Times are a popular topic of discussion in Christian circles. We must ask: what exactly are the end times, and are we really in that period?
The end times were referred to in the time of Jesus, not just now. The term, properly translated, is actually the end of an age, not the end of time. An age is a recurrent cycle of time marked by some easily identified event. In the time of Jesus that event was the return of the Old Testament Gods. The activities of the Old Testament Gods (combined into a single “God” by the Israelite scholars) is specified in many of the ancient Sumerian clay tablets recovered in the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s in the Middle East. Over 500,000 clay tablets have been recovered, approximately 100,000 of which deal with the Gods and their relationship with the people of this planet. The Torah and the resulting Old Testament are a stylized version of history created by the Israelites after they came out of captivity in about 585 B.C. The Gods were clearly identified in the ancient Sumerian clay tablets, primary among which was Enlil, the Commander of the race of “Gods”, also known as the Lord God, almighty. Sound familiar?
According to the ancient Sumerian documents, the Gods came from another planet that entered and left our solar system every 3,600 earth years. The passage of their planet through the solar system marked the end of one age, and the beginning of the next age. Chinese astronomers recorded the last passage of their planet, Nibiru, through the solar system in the year 199 B.C. Zecharia Sitchin identifies this race of “Gods” as the Anunnaki, (the people of Anu, the ruler of the planet Nibiru — Enlil was Anu’s son).
Each time the planet Nibiru passed through the solar system, large amounts of Anunnaki were able to travel to earth. Nations that had become aggressive during the past age when there were only a small number of Anunnaki residing on this planet were brought to ruin by the technologically superior “Gods”. So the End Times were associated with a reckoning of nations.
The problem was that there was a change in the pattern of the visitations by the Anunnaki. In their last visit, the Anunnaki did not go to the Middle East as they had for hundreds of visits before. Instead they visited Central and South America for reasons explained in the section on the Apocalypse. The people in the Middle East were left without an explanation. Consequently, knowing that the “Gods” were actually over–due, the end times were a very popular subject for discussion. Why weren’t they here? What has happened? What does it all mean? The subject of the end times, with the identifying events was subject to a great deal of speculation, and that speculation continues to this very day. For the record, the next “End Times” are still 1,400 years away.
Christianity has used the concern over the End Times and the judgment of nations as the timing for the Second Coming of Jesus, something with no factual physical basis at all. All of this is supposed to happen along with Judgment Day and the Apocalypse (see the related sections). Christian Prophesy teaches us that Judgment Day and the Apocalypse is coming — and in many teachings is very near. This is something that has been prophesized over and over for the last 2,000 years — all of which have not happened (May 21st 2011 was a projected date). It won’t happen this time either, mostly because the Apocalypse is not a prophecy at all, but ancient history. A closer examination of the term Apocalypse means something that is revealed, not something that is the subject of a prophecy. The End Times have come and gone, and will come and go in the future. These are not the end times; these are clearly in–between times.