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Incoming: Ancient Cataclysms and Coming Catastrophes - Part 3

February 13th 2020

by Daniel Holdings

(This is the third installment of a series of articles penned by Daniel in preparation for the 2020 True Legends Conference in Branson, Missouri)

The topic of discussion is cosmic catastrophes in ancient times and how like cataclysms will revisit earth in our modern day.  However, in order to get there, we’ll be covering several topics with a broad brush.  As we do, you’ll probably want more of an explanation, but time will not allow us to delve into the cursory issues more in-depth.  To avoid frustration, keep in mind where we are going: Cataclysms in our modern time.

The Bible tells us everything that we need to know… but it doesn’t tell us everything.

How could it?

It even says in John 21:25 that all the books in the world couldn’t contain the things that the Lord did while He was on the earth.  How much more the history of this planet that He created?

Not So Smart After All

As we embark on this evaluation of earth’s real history, it’s important to consider that “hubris” is defined as an exaggerated pride or self-confidence.  In today’s technological age, hubris is running rampant.

This generation has more information at their fingertips than ever before.  They are able to fly to the moon, search the deep abysses of the ocean, harness electricity and split the atom.

However, these successes contribute to this secular generation’s sense of hubris.  They think that because of all of these advancements, they know everything that there is to know.  This overconfidence has convinced mankind, and science, that their assumptions are always correct, and their view of history is exactly the way that they understand it to be.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

For the intellectually honest Christian, we look at the world and have to admit that some things don’t make sense.  Yet, because of tradition, and our desire to be right, we fit everything that we think we know about the history of earth and mankind and place it into a nice, tidy, 12,000-year-old, little box.  Like this secular generation, modern Christians believe that their understanding of the world through the biblical lens is also correct.

This too is hubris.

There are truths that scream at us if we have the courage not to muffle the sounds.

The geologic table screams at us, the evolutionary model screams at us and even Genesis screams at us.

That’s not to say that I believe in the evolutionary model, I don’t.  However, there are leaps that we make in our modern assumptions of earth’s history that are every bit as erroneous as Darwin’s theories.

The Record

For instance, scientists say that the earth is 4.543 billion years old.  And those same scientists tell us that man has been on the earth for at least 200,000 years.

However, according to the genealogies in the Bible, mankind has been around for, on the outside, 12,000 years.

Recognizing this glaring disparity, many Christians will try an assortment of intellectual contortionism in order to reconcile the differences between modern science and the Biblical model.  They will talk about how inaccurate modern dating methods are (a valid argument) or that God simply made the earth this way, scars and all.

Think about this, science says that the Grand Canyon is 17 million years old and the Sahara Desert is 3 million years old.

They base these conclusions on issues like erosion and time.

How does the Christian account for the time that it would take to erode the Grand Canyon to the ground level it is now?  If Adam and Eve were only 12,000 years ago, and God created the earth just prior to their inception, how do we reconcile the obvious difference between man’s creation and the time it would take to make the Grand Canyon?

Here’s another quandary.

The oldest written language is Sumerian and was found on the Kish Tablet in Iraq.  It’s 3,500 years old.  The oldest piece of biblical text that was ever read was a little more than 2000 years old.  By the way, that text was from Leviticus and was consistent with the biblical text’s standardized form.

The point is that these time periods of written language pale in comparison to the physical evidence of earth’s history.

But is there other physical evidence of an older earth and can that evidence be reconciled to the biblical model?  Could there have been life on earth, consistent with the biblical model, that dates farther back than any written record?

As we search out answers, assume for the sake of discussion that some of earth’s features might not have been due to time and erosion, but rather by outside celestial forces.

Celestial Violence

Astral-catastrophism is violence brought down to earth in the form of cosmic catastrophes.

Most people are familiar with the Chicxulub meteor crater off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, if not by name then at least by reputation.  That’s because it was that meteor strike that supposedly killed off the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.

This is a perfect example of astral-catastrophism and is also they reason why the ancients watched the sky so carefully.  However, today’s science can easily distinguish a meteor strike from the surrounding landscape.  But what about something like the Grand Canyon?  Obviously, this wasn’t a meteor strike.  Yet, could there have been some other type of astral-catastrophism that gouged the earth deep enough to form the canyon?

Immanuel Velikovsky wrote Worlds in Collision in 1950 and followed up that book in 1956 with Earth In Upheaval.  Neither of those two books, or the rest of Velikovsky’s work, was looked at very favorably by mainstream science at the time.  In fact, after the 1956 release, Velikovsky’s theories and books were banned from academic institutes all over the world in what became known as “The Velikosky Affair”.

Just what could have gotten mainstream science so worked up that they would create a decades long controversy by banning another scientist’s theories?

Velikosky believed in the astral-catastrophism model.  In his book he theorized that some of the geographic features of earth, and on other planets in our solar system, were caused by outside celestial forces.  He based these beliefs on various historical texts of peoples throughout the world, as well as on classical literature, on epics of the northern races, on various sacred Orient texts, on traditions and folklore of primitive cultures, on actual antiquity astronomical charts inscriptions, on various archaeological finds and on paleontological and geological data.

In other words, he looked at all of the evidence, from every discipline, both ancient and modern, for accounts of cosmic events from the beginning of written history.  What he surmised so rocked the world of modern science that it got him declared a pariah.

Yet, recent astrological events have begun to give his theories credence.  For instance, when the rogue comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 broke apart and smashed into Jupiter, science took notice of Velikosky’s theories.  The impact results on that planet from the comet can still be seen today.

Interestingly, he also postulated that both the Valles Marineris on Mars and the Grand Canyon on earth were both made by cosmic “Plasma Discharges” that carved out the landscape on both planets.

In other words, far from simple time and erosion estimates from the standard science model, there is cause to believe that our earth has been victim to astral-catastrophism.

Plasma physicist Wal Thornhill seemed to agree with this premise in his evaluation of ancient accounts of “the thunderbolts of the gods”.  He believed that what the ancients actually saw were electrical discharges, plasma, generated when planets within our solar system came extremely close to one another.  Historical references to the close proximity of the planets can also be found in many ancient accounts.  Those electrical discharges were the same kind that Velikosky believed to have struck the earth in the area of the Grand Canyon and also scared Mars.

This begs the question: Was there life on earth prior to the biblical model that only reaches back in time 12,000 years?  And could there have been people on the earth which would account for at least some of the discrepancies in the fossil records and the disparities between modern science and the timelines in the Bible?

Accurate Interpretation

There are clues within the biblical timeline that hints to life before the Genesis account of creation.  That is what’s known as the “Pre-Adamic period”.

When we read the account of creation in Genesis 1:1-2, these two sentences cover a vast timeframe, millions, perhaps even billions, of years.

Verse 1 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Verse 2 - And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

In the original Hebrew of Genesis 1:1, the word for “created” is bara which means to create or to “shape” or form.

In verse 2, the King James translates the Hebrew word tohu as “without form” and can even mean “confusion”.

However, if God shaped the earth in verse 1 and gave it form, why would verse 2 say that it was without form, confused, or shapeless?

This discrepancy can be better understood if we realize that in verse 1 God created the earth, formed it, brought life to it and then destroyed it.  And then in verse 2 He then remade the earth again a second time with Adam and Eve.  Hence, the Pre-Adamic period.

The questions of who these Pre-Adamic people were and what their life was like are way beyond the scope of this article.  However, I will say that I believe that God destroyed the earth the first time because, like in Genesis 6, Fallen Angels had corrupted “all flesh”.  This is a discussion for another time.

However, I bring this up because of this salient question: Is there archeological or other evidence that points to an advanced civilization, or civilizations, prior to the Genesis 1:2 account which were destroyed by ancient cataclysms?

The answer will shock you.

Out of Place, Out of Time

Out of Place Artifacts (OOPArts) are artifacts of historical, archaeological, or paleontological interest that are found in bizarre places in comparison to their historical chronology and significance.  You’ll see what I mean in a second, but the point is that if you adhere to the standard geologic timetable, these artifacts simply do not make sense given where they have been found.

At this point, it would also do us well to be reminded of my earlier caution on mankind’s hubris.  To think that we know everything, in the context of the history and science of the earth is foolhardy at best.  We certainly cannot know all of the mysteries of the universe, or of the planet, given the fact that modern man has only been around a couple of hundred thousand years according to today’s scientists.

Case in point: OOPArts. These artifacts are too advanced to be found in the places where they were discovered.  And in some cases, according to the geologic table, they even appear to have existed before man walked the planet.

  1. In 1885 a foundry workman in Austria named Reidl broke open a block of brown coal that was mined in Wolfsegg. Embedded inside the coal was a small metal cube.  Through his boss, the founder of the mines that he worked at, the piece eventually made its way to the Heimathaus (Museum) in Vöcklabruck.  The very next year, a professor at the University of Bonn suggested that it was a meteorite.  Ten years later the item was analyzed at the Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum using electron-beam microanalysis.  However, there were no traces of nickel, chromium or cobalt in the iron found which meant that it could not be a meteorite.  Upon a closer examination, it was determined that the metal within the coal was in fact cast iron.  In other words, it was man made.

Stunningly, it was determined that the coal that the artifact was found in was at least 60 million years old and it was undisturbed until Reidl unearthed the artifact.

If man has only been on earth, according to science, for 200,000 years, who exactly cast the cube held within the coal?

  1. In January of 2013, a story broke in the Komsomolskaya Pravda that in the region of Vladivostok, Russia, on the borders of China and North Korea, a man by the name of Dimitry made a stunning discovery.

He was about to burn a hunk of coal to heat his home when he cracked it open and found a metallic object that looked like a normal toothwheel with six “teeth,” all perfectly spaced and shaped, which had all the appearances of a common machine part.

He turned the artifact over for testing where it was exposed to a battery of tests, chemical, physical and others.  What they found was that the metal was 98% aluminum and 2% magnesium.  The artifact was definitely not natural, but also man made.

Dimitry’s coal came from the Chernogorodskiy mines of the Khakasis region of Russia.  Those deposits are dated back to 300 million years ago.  Because the coal developed around the artifact and it was untouched until Dimitry broke it open, experts believe that the artifact is also 300 million years old.

How did it get there if humans didn’t exist 300 million years ago?

  1. The discovery of the Dorchester Pot was reported in the June 7, 1851 edition of Scientific American. It was found while blasting rock 15 feet thick in Dorchester, Massachusetts.  The artifact, a vase really, appeared to be made from a silver-zinc composite and was inlaid with fine silver in the form of a vine.

From Geologic Survey maps of the area, the solid rock that the artifact had been embedded in was 600 million years old.

How could something so modern looking be embedded in 600-million-year-old rock?

These are but three of the numerous OOPArts that have been discovered over the years.  Their existence belies the standard scientific timetable which says that mankind has been around for only 200,000 years and even the biblical genealogy table which traces man’s existence back to Adam and Eve in the Garden, only 12,000 years ago.

The solution to this quandary can be found in the space between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.

There was a thriving civilization prior to the Genesis creation in the Bible in the Pre-Adamic period.

However, their existence and demise beg the question: Where did they all go?


The Late Heavy Bombardment Period is something that geologists refer to in order to describe the pummeling of planet earth, the moon and the other planets within our solar system with gigantic meteors that have left their scars even to this day.

As an example, the Copernicus Crater on the moon is easily visible from earth and is evidence of the violence that was visited on our solar system.  In fact, ridges, valleys and stress fractures on earth and the other planets are evidence of this attack of the cosmos.

In our geologic table, there is also evidence of this meteor attack on planet earth.

Iridium (Ir.) is a shiny metal belonging to the platinum family that is rare on planet earth, but plentiful on meteors and comets.  However, iridium on earth is easily found in the K-T boundary, a thin layer of sediment that marks the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods, 65.5 million years ago.

It is believed that that bombardment of meteors on planet earth during that time period is what introduced the layer of Iridium to the K-T boundary.  It is further believed that this layer was a result of multiple strikes in a relatively short period of time.  Scientists believe that the earth was struck by at least sixty large meteors or comets, three miles wide or larger, over 600 million years.

This is violence on a celestial scale.


These ancient cataclysms were a direct result of God’s judgment on those aforementioned Fallen Angels.  So serious was their infraction that God erased the earth of His creation in Genesis 1:1 and then recreated the earth that we know in Genesis 1:2.

More to the point, we are told in the Book of Revelation that earth will once again be visited by meteors big enough to kill off a third of mankind.

“The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.”  Revelation 8:7-11

When God’s judgment falls from the skies in the near future, it will be for the same kind of sin that He destroyed the earth between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.

With the help of Fallen Angels, mankind is also corrupting His creation.  And if He did not spare the earth in Noah’s time, except for his family, do we really think that the God who never changes will look the other way at the corruption of His creation in this generation?

Astral-catastrophism will soon revisit planet earth as it did in ancient days.

The question is: Are you ready?


Daniel Holdings, award winning public speaker and former businessman turned author, shatters paradigms through his fictional series, The Cooper Chronicles. The content of Daniel’s series reads more like today’s real-life news than make-believe novels. In his latest non-fiction work, Midnight Strikes - Judgment Unleashed, Daniel speaks on the record with Steve Quayle about a variety of current and critical topics that have placed mankind in peril. Daniel’s books and information can be found on his website, www.cooperchronicles.net or www.danielholdings.com. Daniel Holdings is a speaker at True Legends The Conference 2020 in Branson, MO, July 10-12th.

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