CCR 085: Planet X with Doug Elwell

ep 085IS PLANET-X REAL? Perhaps the most enigmatic and debated objects that may or may not be soaring through the cosmos, on a collision course with earth is the celestial body, known to some as Nibiru, the 12th planet, Nemesis, or simply Planet X. On this episode we will explore the possibility that the Bible we hold so near and dear, may have been telling us about the occasional visit from this large planetary body, which may have been the tool used by God for the creation of the earth, and perhaps in the near future, its judgment. But to take on the task, we have some much needed help. Doug Elwell has a dual Masters degrees in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern studies and Marketing Communications from Wheaton College Graduate School, and has been writing on religion, history, mythology, travel, and related disciplines. He is also the head editor at, an online journal dedicated to travel, history, and ancient mysteries of the world. He is the author of Planet X: The Sign of the Son of Man and the End of the Age, and The Riddle of the Sphinx: The Astronomical Layout of the Giza Necropolis and the Mysterious Hall of Records. In this episode, Basil and Gonz talk with Doug Elwell to consider the possibility that the Bible might have contained Planet-X all along.


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  1. I gotta say, I wasn’t too optimistic as to how much I’d like this one at the outset, never having been someone who gave too much credibility to the idea of “Planet X” before, but I admit I was pleasantly surprised. Elwell presents his material in a way that’s easy to follow, and no “theological red flags”. As you guys noted, the way he factors his theories on Planet X into the broader End Times narrative of the Enemy basically seeking to “fight off” Jesus’ return actually works quite well.

    I definitely agree that the solar system shows clear signs of there being dramatic/destructive events going on at some time in the past, so I don’t see the possibility of what he’s describing as being that far out there. The only real “hesitance” I had with the theory was basically this question which occurred to me… If this planetoid/planet thing was basically orbiting on some crazy far orbital path, coming back into our solar system every two thousand years (give or take), then, wouldn’t the Fallen angles (and good angels too, for that matter) essentially be able to calculate almost the precise moment that Jesus was going to return. Yet, doesn’t the scripture say that “no one knows the day or the hour, not the angels in heaven, not even the Son, but only the Father”…?

    How would that work if Jesus is basically going to ride this celestial object like a chariot back to establish His Kingdom? Is there some kind of “x factor”, (ha… “planet x factor”) which would make it difficult/impossible to calculate the EXACT moment of it’s return..?

    From where I stood, this was the most obvious question that came to mind which I couldn’t think of an answer for on my own…

    1. YT Archangel

      I am sure someone will say that it cannot be calculated to the very day, maybe calculated to a 48 hour period or to the exact week. If that were so, by the letter, we would still not know ‘…the day or hour.’

    2. Alexa

      I think–this is just based on everything I’ve read and heard–it’s because Jesus’s return is based on the timeline set forth by the fallen angels and Lucifer. Jesus doesn’t need to return until Revelations starts coming to completion. So, it’s kind of like if the cops are watching you from ten minutes away, and you want to do something they’ll come after you for, you know they WON’T so long as you don’t, but when you do, you have ten minutes to accomplish what you’re looking to do.

      In this case, it’s starting the seven years (though the exact distribution of those years are apparently up to debate, I’ve heard a full seven, or 3 1/2 for the bad stuff, the first half being the build up of the Anti-Christ’s power after his/her presence is made known) when it’s time. When they feel confident they could try to take on Jesus and His forces, then they could start the final triggers to get the ball rolling. The thing is, they still wouldn’t know the exact moment, so they would be on high alert as the clock counts down.

    3. This is the very best information ever. Check him out because he sites specific evidence and events that has been caused by Planet X. ie the flood and others. Their are many miracles by Steve Cioccolanti on YouTube.

    4. Que

      Hey there Truth Stranger (full name too long to type), so I enjoy bouncing ideas back and forth with you and thought you might find this interesting. The phrase, “no man knows…” Is actually a Hebraic idiom in Jesus’ day, much like if we were to say, “the holiday season”, in most English speaking cultures they’d know we were using an idiom for Christmas and New Years a Day.

      Here is more about this matter from a Messianic Jewish scholar/author, Avi Ben Mordechai with excerpts from his book, “Signs in the Heavens” which directly addresses the phrase “no man knows…” From several different angles. An enlightening read once you consider the cultural meaning of the phrase, as well as others he mentions just to drive the point home. Let me know what you think, even if you disagree.

  2. peter

    Great show, well worth the listen. My first time here, very impressive!

  3. YT Archangel

    The pope recently tried to merge evolution with the Bible and God by saying God is not a wizard with a magic wand.

    First, does God use natural laws to bring about His purposes? Yes, is He bound by these natural laws and cannot supersede them? NO
    @ 43-45:00 and again at 1:03:00 In agreement with the pope, Doug says if anyone who believes God creates without natural law that is ‘magical thinking?’ Is this really a belief that is encroaching on the Christian faith? First the pope, now Doug? Does this ‘magical thinking’ only apply to the creation account or does it also apply to the miracles in the OT or to Jesus Christ as well? Did Jesus Christ use natural laws to raise Lazarus from the dead? heal the blind, make the lame to walk, calm the seas, walk on water, rise on the third day on and on and on. Or did Jesus have a magic wand like these humanists are trying to purport?

    Maybe when Daniel was in the lion’s den, he didn’t take a shower for weeks and sweated the exact chemical pheromone that made the lions feel like they were full and tired. When the Israelites were thrown in the fiery furnace for not bowing down to Nebuchadnezzar maybe the ‘natural’ skin lotion of that day withstood temperatures of 1400+ degrees? Some try to explain that the Red Sea splitting at the exact moment the Jews hit the coast was a ‘natural wind’ event. Then the exact moment the Israelites cross through safely ‘this natural wind event’ ceases and kills the Egyptians? Everything must have a natural explanation right pope? right Doug? or does God only have a magic wand when it comes to some things but not the solar system, the great flood and creation? I’m confused.

    Doug sounds more like a Deist (a condescending one at that 56:30 ‘it’s science, it doesn’t require a lot of effort, just think it through…’)then a man who believes in an all-powerful Creator ‘El Shaddai

    Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”

    If everything came about ‘naturally’ then this verse is useless…

  4. Please read: “The Way home or face The Fire”.

    Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn like an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts, that it shall leave of them neither root nor branch (nothing).

    The man that wrote ” The Way home or face The Fire ” also made the DVD
    ” 7/7 Ripple Effect ” about the London bombings in 2005. This man’s name is
    John Anthony Hill, His Spirit-being ( names ) are: JAH, Muad’Dib and Elijah.

    Friends of Muad’Dib:

    Muad’Dib means ” Teacher of Righteousness ” in Arabic.
    Psalms 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to His name: extol Him that rideth upon the heavens by His name JAH, and rejoice before Him.

    1:2 And He said: Whoever finds the explanation of these words will not taste death.
    1:3 Jesus said: Let him who seeks, not cease seeking until he finds, and when he finds, he will be troubled, and when he has been troubled, he will marvel and he will reign over the All.
    1:4 Jesus said: If those who lead you say to you: “See, the Kingdom is in heaven”, then the birds of the heaven will precede you.
    1:5 If they say to you: “It is in the sea,” then the fish will precede you.
    1:6 But the Kingdom is within you and it is without you.

    LLTK, ( Long Live The King )

  5. Dave

    Excellent interview, very enjoyable. Thanks guys Too bad Doug doesnt update his site anymore.

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