Monday, December 10, 2012

Six Thousand Years

(Editor's Note:  I wrote most of this chapter from my book while I was in prison.  I had a lot of leisure time and that is the only reason I was able to notice this.  I had received the Book of Enoch and the Epistle of Barnabus.  I'm still not sure what to make of it as I have an inherent distrust of writings unless I can confirm there veracity.  My math comes out about the same as the Mayan's but my information came from an early Jewish writing and an early Christian writing.  What startled me is that the Mayan calendar stop and the Barnabus Epistle seem to be saying similar things.  But what would the Mayan have in common with Jews and Christians?  I put this in my book just because the information is there but I'm not sure what to make of it. My hunch is that nothing is going to happen on December 21st, 2012. It could all be a bunch of trash; I don't know.   I would appreciate it if comments were left on the comment section of this article at the bottom of the page so everyone will have access to them.)

Chapter 48
2012: Has 6000 years already passed?
      Many “Christian” writers say that the tribulation period—as noted in the Book of Revelation—is coming soon, while others say it has already happened. However, there may be more information available than what is contained in the various versions of the Bible. At what point in history is this event going to happen? Or did it already happen? I do not believe that it already happened because the prophecies in the various books are too extreme and simply have not yet occurred. I'm reluctant to go out on a limb and claim that I know when the tribulation period will start, as I don't want to be a false prophet. However, when I received copies of the Book of Enoch and the Epistle of Barnabus I realized that these books do seem to rise to the level of true scripture. Both of these books were removed from use by the “church” between 367AD to 450AD. Perhaps even earlier than that. But we do know that they were considered scripture at that time. I suppose that there was too much truth in these books, and that they didn't fit in with the state agenda of the very pagan Roman Empire. I'm going to write this out so that the reader may know what I see. Whether or not it is true, God only knows, but it is interesting and should be noted.
      Especially, since there is a lot of discussion these days about something big coming in 2012. My opinion is that I think this is correct. As we know in the Epistle ofBarnabus, he speaks of all things coming to an end in 6000 years. The 6000 year has to be put in the proper context. When Barnabus says 6000 years, he probably meant the 364 day year as mentioned in the Book of Enoch. Let's do the math: assuming the first day of creation was around 4000 B.C., and we add the 2000 years since Christ, adds up to 6000 years. Since the calendar we use shows only the time since Christ, the end should have been in the year 2000, and as of this writing we are in the year 2010. So one the surface, it appears that the 6000 years has already passed and that this prophecy would be incorrect. However, by synchronizing from the day of creation, the 364 days in the Book of Enoch and the 365.25 days of the Julian (pagan) calendar, we find that there are 7500 days ahead of real time per the Gregorian/Julian calendar. (6000x364=2,184,000) (6000x365.25=2,191,500) Subtract 2,184,000 from 2191500 and we have a difference of 7500 days. This is assuming that the Book of Enoch is correct and that Barnabus is correct with his number of 6000 years. So if we take that 7500 days and divide it by 365.25 we come up with 20.53 years that are left over. (Remember, the extra day becomes less significant as it gets closer to the end.) Let's take 6000 years subtract 20.53 and we get 5979.47 Now, let's add the 10 years that we are already into over the 2000 and we come up with 5989.47 According to these calculations we are in the 5989.47th year from the day of creation. If we subtract 5989.47 from the 6000 we now have 10.53 years left until the end of all things. From this point in time, it looks like the end of all things will be in the year 2020.5. But there's a problem, if we take into account of the 7 year tribulation period, then the beginning of the tribulation appears to be sometime around 2013.5. My estimate is that the tribulation period is going to be in our lifetime and that these writings were removed to prevent the believers to document their warnings of God's impending judgment.
     There seems to be a feeling of impending doom from the people who think the Mayan calendar indicates the end of the world. It is hard for me to believe anything from the Mayan's because it is a completely different belief system and I have no knowledge of it. My math could be off a little bit, but in my mind, whether the tribulation is coming soon or not, it seems to me the best course of action would be to plan for the worst. This is why repentance is so important and why keeping God's commandments is also important. What I have described here is is a theory, based upon the Book of Enoch and the Epistle of Barnabus. I don't know if it is true as it is a prophecy of sorts, and prophecies can only be reconciled only after the time they are supposed to be fulfilled. However, in my mind, this evidence is compelling and I find it extremely interesting.
     Will there be warning signs of the impending tribulation? In my opinion, I believe there are many. Read the words of Christ in the Gospels. And there seems to be yet more detail in the Book of Enoch: “And in the days of the sinners shall be shortened, and their seed shall be tardy on their lands and fields, and all things on the earth shall alter, and shall not appear in their time: And the rain shall be kept back and the heaven shall withhold (it). And in those times the fruits of the earth shall be backward, and shall not grow in their time. And the fruits of the trees shall be withheld in their time. And the fruits of the trees shall be withheld in their time. And the moon shall alter her order, and not appear at her time. And in those days the sun shall be seen and he shall journey in the evening on the extremity of the great chariot in the west. And shall shine more brightly than the accords with the order of light. And many chiefs of the stars shall transgress the order (prescribed). And these shall alter their orbits and tasks, and not appear at the seasons prescribed to them. And the whole order of the stars shall be concealed from the sinners, and the thoughts of those on earth shall err concerning them, and they shall be altered from all their ways, yea, they shall err and take them to be gods. And evil shall be multiplied among them, and punishment shall come upon them so as to destroy all.” (Book of Enoch Chapter 80) With all of the current controversy about “global warming” and “climate change”, perhaps the beast knows that his time is short. Notice that the conditions will be a continual slide into chaos. And as I write this article, the United States and the rest of the world is sliding into economic chaos. However, either way, this should be a wake-up call for those who have not repented. And for those who have, it is important to guard yourself from being seduced by evil and being cut off.
      While it may be interesting to study all of these prophecies, the fact is that we are totally dependent upon writings that may or may not be true. All of them have to be tested. We must always test our beliefs to make sure that we abide within the truth and have the favor of God. We can do that only by a healthy fear of God and by keeping His commandments. A man is better off by keeping the commandments than to be a “scholar” in the Bible who loses his soul in hell for promoting too many baseless theories that have no value. In the case of this prophesy of Barnabus, the only way we'll know if it is true, is if it happens. But knowledge of it won't do anyone any good without repentance. The only good it will do is to motivate us to get our lives in good order; amending our sinful ways. I want to suggest that there was a motivation for the beast to redo the calendar. Perhaps, it was to cover-up this prophecy. I cannot tell, but according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, it was the Jesuit astronomer Christopher Clavius who made corrections or additions to the existing calendar in 1572 A.D. Leave it to a Jesuit to screw everything up. I know that many who read this will start to speculate about a lot of things regarding the end times. But as you do, just keep in mind that you are not saved by knowing a bunch of “scholarly” drivel and speculation. You are saved by a knowledge and faith in God and Jesus Christ. There is only one God for everyone, and there's no room for various doctrines. Doctrines are either right or wrong, and in this case, the calendars were tampered with for a reason. The reason I suspect is that once the lie is injected into the lives of men, then evil freely flows without the correction of God's commandments. The theory I presented here appears to be correct; but we have to allow for error. If it is wrong, then it is wrong. But again, the evidence is so compelling that I felt it worthwhile to disclose it.

Walter Allen Thompson is the author of The Grace of Repentance: Keeping God's Commandments

1 comment:

  1. Thank-you for your writings. I enjoy reading them. I too believe that these books were left out of the Canon due to their endtime theology. Satan does not want anyone knowing to be prepared. I also believe in the pre-trib rapture of the bride. Happy New Years and may this be the year that our Lord comes to take us home!
    Your sister in Christ