Prophecy Sign #11:  The Beginning of the Birth Pangs
 

Sign #11

The Beginning of the Birth Pangs

Matthew 24:8 (ESV)
8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.


What it looks like

At the beginning of Daniel's 70th week we will observe a sharp increase in false teachers, wars, rumors of wars, famines and earthquakes. These sufferings represent the 4 horsemen of the Book of Revelation. These birth pangs will be mild in comparison to the Great Tribulation (hard labor) and the Day of the Lord which will result in Israel's spiritual salvation (birth).

I would consider that the birth pangs have begun in light of recent disasters (Tsunamis, earthquakes, wars in Middle east etc.).  The first four horsemen/seals are progressive judgments.  They commence and then will grow in intensity all the way up to the point that the beginning of the 1,260 day great tribulation.

Current Status

POSSIBLY BEING FULFILLED

See Prophecy Sign #12

How to Prepare for Tribulation

Herb Peters and his web site www.fulfilledprophecy.com has been one of my favorite sites for some time and a wonderful source for End Times Bible prophecy.  Since Herb's death, his daughter Holly has picked up the baton and the web site continues to keep us informed.  When teaching on the Book of Revelation and Daniel's 70th week, I am frequently asked, "How should we prepare for the coming tribulation?"  I find this article particulary helpful and insightful as she quotes Corrie ten Boom who had endured a Nazi concentration camp because of her Christian faith -- and gives advice to Christians on preparing themselves for the Great Tribulation.   


Poodwaddle's World Clock

Check out this World Clock from Poodwaddle.com.  This statistical time piece tells you a whole lot more than the time of day.  Most alarming is the real time abortion rate and how many actually occur each minute.   But look at the deaths from war...as it relates to the increase in wars and rumours of wars. 


Special Report:  Natural Disasters 

Geologists tell us the earth is not stable.  Prophecy tells us the earth will grow more unstable as we approach Daniel's 70th week and earthquakes will play a major role in the End Times.  The largest magnitude quakes in the history of the world will plague the earth throughout this period.  http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/magnitude.html  The Sixth Seal of Revelation 6:17-18 reveals that a great earthquake is one of the signs the immediately precedes the Rapture of the Church.  And one of the very last events in the Day of the Lord (God's wrath) is the greatest of all earthquakes which splits the city of Jerusalem into three parts and splits the Mount of Olives in two. 

Revelation 16:18-19 (ESV) 18 And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake.
19 The great city was split into three parts...  

Zechariah 14:4 (ESV) 4 On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.


Ahmadinejad: Israel is 'flag of Satan,' may face disintegration

 We must remember that this dangerous man believes that he will help wipe Israel off the map.  This ongoing diatribe against God's nation Israel and the West should not be taken lightly.  He sincerely believes the Islamic messiah will soon appear and desires to be the catalyst to spark an apocalyptic holy war betweeen Islam and the Jews and Christians that will hasten his arrival. 


Israel should be wiped off map, says Iran's president 

The President of Iran has sworn to wipe Israel off the map.  This article originally appeared in October 27, 2005.  However, he remains a constant threat to the peace in the Middle East, specifically Israel.  Interestingly, he has told us why he wants nuclear weapons.  Why?  He believes he is responsible for the arrival of the Twelth Imam.  Check out this web article from 2006.   http://sweetness-light.com/archive/ahmadinejad-and-the-hidden-imam/ 


Peres says Ahmadinejad worships bomb over God

President of Iran Ahmadinejad continues to destabilize the Middle East and may ultimately be responsible for the flurry of peace talks between Israel and many nations.  War with Israel could seriously alter the life styles of many Arab League nations, as well as the rest of the world.  It was reported that Russia plans to sell 250 fighter jets with long range capabilities to Iran.   


Bin Laden wants 'caravan' of martyrs

Osama bin Laden urged sympathizers to join the "caravan" of martyrs as he praised one of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers in a new video that emerged Tuesday to mark the sixth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Al-Qaida traditionally issues a video every year on the anniversary, with the last testament of one of the 19 hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


Prophesied destruction of Damascus imminent?

In my mind, some earth-shattering event will precipitate the signing of a seven-year peace covenant between Antichrist, Israel and the many nations.  Damascus in Syria is famous for being the world's oldest city.  The ultimate annihilation of Damascus is prophesied by Isaiah.  

Isaiah 17:1-2 (NIV) 1 An oracle concerning Damascus: "See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.
2 The cities of Aroer (Syria) will be deserted and left to flocks, which will lie down, with no one to make them afraid. 

This prophecy sign describes what looks like a nuclear strike.  In light of current events it could happen soon.  Could Syria be getting ready to use WMD's against Israel?  Would Israel respond with a nuclear aresenal (The Samson Option) resulting in the utter destruction of the city of Damascus?  Hal Lindsey has an interesting take on this possible and prophesied scenario.   


Rabbis warn Bush: Annapolis will bring destruction to US

Ynet 11.6.07 reports "Group of right-wing rabbis writes open letter to US president demanding he cancel Annapolis summit or risk provoking 'wrath of the almighty.' Rabbis assert Katrina disaster a result of America's support of 2005 disengagement, say California fires a warning."  Comments like this make my head spin and cause me to pause, really pause, and ask questions, lots of them.  Allow me to share just a few that went through my mind;  Does your heart break for the orthodox Jew who simply doesn't understand the New Testament grace of God vs. the Old Testament "eye for eye, tooth for tooth" mentality?  Are these conservative Jews representative of the 144,000 of Revelation 7 before they are saved?  How can there be Old Testament Bible believers who will be intelligent and wise enough to reject the false promises of the Antichrist, but not spiritually mature enough to accept the true promises of Jesus Christ and the New Covenant?  Is God beginning to remove the spiritual blindness of Israel in order to recognize some measure of His divine protection e.g. The war of Gog and Magog?  Does President Bush realize the magnitude of establishing covenants with the nation Israel?  Is the Annapolis summit a precursor to the actual seven year covenant, the rise of the Antichrist, and the rebuilding of the temple?  Is the Antichrist waiting in the wings to make all this happen?  What is the role of the U.S. (the most powerful nation in the history of the world) and why are we not mentioned in scripture?  Is the Church ready to suffer tribulation and offer protection to unbelieving Jews as the Antichrist seeks to destroy us?  Lots more questions than answers, but this much I do know; Once the end-times begin, it will happen fast, very fast.  We need to be prepared for the magnitude of the coming prophetic events.  

Revelation 22:20 (NASB) 20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 


Red-Heifer Days

One of my favorite archived articles dates back to April 11, 2002 by Rod Dreher of NRO.  I saved it because with each passing day its relevance becomes more and more real.  It forces everyone to consider, 'what if ____?"  I'll let you fill in your own blank but the essence of his concern has to do with the anticipated fulfillment of certain prophetic events that could dramatically impact the world and our daily lives. 


Syrian rockets aimed at Tel Aviv

 Teheran is investing efforts to convince Syria that Israel is about to attack.

The prophet Isaiah gives us a remarkable end times prophecy concerning Damascus - it will be destroyed.  Isaiah 17:1 (NIV)  1 An oracle concerning Damascus: "See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins."  The question is the timing of Damascus total destruction.  It could be at the battle of Armageddon, the final world war of Daniel's 70th week.  Or it could be prior to Daniel's 70th week and instrumental in the forging of a seven year peace covenant.  Historically the most infamous of all the Syrian Seleucids was a man named Antiochus Epiphanes.  Antiochus is the most vivid picture of the coming Antichrist.  Today, Damascus, Syria is increasingly in the news, is extremely anti-Semitic and is aligning with Iran and Russia.   


Channel 1: IAF Struck Syria, NY Times: N. Korean Nukes Targeted

 Israel reportedly spotted nuclear installations in Syria and hit them last week.  Israel believes North Korea is shipping nuclear fuel to both Syria and Iran.  Interestingly, all this occurs on the eve of Israel's New Year and Holy days.  Advisors to Syrian President Bashar Assad are pressuring him to respond to the alleged IAF attack.  


CDC: New Respiratory Bug Has Killed 10

Fox News reports "Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that aren't considered lethal. But a new variant has caused at least 140 illnesses in New York, Oregon, Washington and Texas, according to a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials don't consider the mutation to be a cause for alarm for most people, and they're not recommending any new precautions for the general public."    The Fourth Seal of Revelation 6:7-8 prophesies the Antichrist is given power over a fourth part of the earth, and instruments of death include plague.  A mututation of a simple virus can lead to a deadly virus like the Black Plague or Avian Flu. 


Report: US crafting Iran bombing plan

The US may be mounting its own pre-emptive strike... on Iran. Is the US following Israel's lead on Syria?  According to Fox News, "US officials believe that an attack plan against Iran would last at least two weeks of sustained bombing and would at best set Iran's nuclear program a number of years." The Bush administration "has just about had it with Iran," said one foreign diplomat.  Things just seem to keep heating up don't they! 


Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits Peruvian village

A prelude of what sickness will come when the heavens fall (Wormwood)?         

Revelation 9:10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water (a second object falls from space and somehow affects the fresh waters on the Earth. This is perhaps caused by the chemical residue, debris from the asteroid, as well as the heated poisonous gasses from its tail) - 11 the name of the star is Wormwood (Wormwood is a very bitter herb that was used in the Old Testament to signify bitter judgment. See Deut 29:18, Jer. 23:15). A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. (One third of the fresh waters become bitter, contaminated, poisoned, and undrinkable. Although this causes a great loss of life, God is still holding back ultimate judgment in order to allow unbelievers to repent.) 


 Experts warn major Israel quakes fast approaching

Revelation 6:12 (NIV)
12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake.

Revelation 11:13 (NIV)
13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Revelation 16:18 (NIV)
18 Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.

Zechariah 14:3-5 (NIV)
3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.  


Purported bin Laden Message has warnings for Iraq, Israel

 Osama bin Laden vows to expand Al Qaida terrorist groups holy war to Israel in a new audio cassette, (the fifth one issued by the Al-Qaeda international terrorist organization this year - 12.29.07) threatening "blood for blood, destruction for destruction...  We will not recognize even one inch for Jews in the land of Palestine as other Muslim leaders have."   Previous messages by Bin-Laden have not mentioned Israel directly.  World Net Daily reported that Osama bin Laden's quest for a nuclear weapons arsenal now focuses on al-Qaida efforts to destabilizing Pakistan, plunging the nation into civil war, seizing power in conjunction with other radical jihadists and grabbing control of the world's first Islamic bombs, according to a report in a West Point anti-terrorism journal.  

Matthew 24:4-6
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you.
5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.
6 "And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.


Al-Qaida: Greet Bush with bombs when he visits Mideast

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:  Al-Qaeda (also al-Qaida or al-Qa'ida or al-Qa'idah) is an international alliance of Islamic militant terrorist organizations founded in 1988 by Azzam (later replaced by Osama Bin Laden) and other veteran "Afghan Arabs" after the Soviet War in Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda has attacked civilian and military targets in various countries, the most notable being the September 11, 2001 attacks.  


The Hal Lindsey Report: January 11th

 The Late Great Planet Earth, written by Hal Lindsey, had tremendous influence and a life-changing impact on me.  It was instrumental in me becoming a born-again Christian and forever sparked my interest in Bible prophecy.  Today, this spark has become a passion, a flame if you will, that is spread through prophecysigns.com.  I frequently check The Hal Lindsey Report and enjoy his insights.  Hal's most current featured video: "Watchman on the Wall, 2007 report" is 30 minutes and well worth viewing.  Watchmen are prophets who are to warn God's people of coming judgment and Mr. Lindsey believes 2007 was an epic year in prophecy.  He re-visits the framework established in the "LGPE" and discusses the following five spheres:  Israel, (God's time clock), the Kings of the South (Muslim countries), the Revived Roman Empire (The EU and the United States of Europe), the King of the North (Russia) and her alignment with Persia (Iran), and the Kings of the East (China).  He succinctly speculates that Israel is in peril, Olmert is a disaster as a leader as he secretly bargained away the Temple Mount to the Palestinians in 2007, Israel's military has lost its spirit due to too many political appointments, there is a coming discovery of oil in Israel that will make it one of the richest nations in the world, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a fanatic Shiite Muslim who believes he has been anointed by Allah to announce the coming of the 12th Imam who will subjugate the Jews & Christians and make the Muslims the dominant power in the world... and all of this may happen very soon (and for those of you who really want to feel the love -- he is pre-Trib!).


100prophecies.org

 People are naturally interested in prophecy. Above is an article from the New York Times published on November 19, 1918.  

Daniel 12:8-9 (NIV)
8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?"
9 He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end. 

From the time of Daniel the Prophet, the prophecies have been sealed.  I believe the prophecies of Daniel were unsealed primarily by the New Testament writings of Matthew 24, 1 & 2 Thessalonians and the Book of Revelation.  From these sources we have been given better understanding of what will happen in the last days.  Granted, some of the prophecies are still a bit mysterious and vague, and we will have no idea of all the details of what it may look like until the final generation sees it fulfilled.  (For example, the 10 horns are 10 kings and the Antichrist will begin as a little horn but will become a big horn, a world leader, almost overnight when he subdues 3 kings.) 

Many good Christians hold to the allegorical method of interpreting prophecy.  They believe everything in the Book of Revelation stands for something else.  (For example, the Antichrist is not a real person, but the personification of evil in the world.  The Two Witnesses are not real prophets in Daniel's 70th week but the personification of Law and the prophets.)  Other good Christians hold to the Preterist method, believing most of the prophecies in Revelation were fulfilled around 70 A.D., with the destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion of the Jewish people.  All the different views are founded in good motives.

Interestingly, most prophecies of Jesus' first coming were literal and not fulfilled allegorically or spiritually.  That said, I believe most prophecies of Jesus' second coming should also be taken literally.  Prophecy is not beyond our understanding.  Prophecy is history (His Story) written in advance.  In his book 'Daniel,' Rodney Stortz continually drives home this point to his readers:

"The Bible has told us many things to look for when Jesus' return is close.  Some things are predicted using imagery (like broken seals, trumpets, and bowls of judgment) but that imagery stands for something real that will take place.  When it happens we will know!  But woe to the person who is ignorant of all the prophecies.  They will be caught off guard when some of the events take place.  Prophecy encourages us to trust God when times get difficult because He is in control of all things.  No matter how hard life gets, not matter how long the tough times last, the Lord is sovereign, he is in control, and he will bring deliverance in his time."

Rodney goes on to say, "when the events of the Great Tribulation begin, they will be terrifying.  If you do not know what is happening, because you are unfamiliar with the prophecies, your heart will become 'Luke 21:34,35 weighed down with dissipation, drunkeness and the anxieties of life.' The church is destined to face a final crisis before the Rapture... the crisis of the Antichrist."

I believe the scriptures teach that the church will go through the Great Tribulation and it may happen in our lifetime.  Israel is back in the promised land, the re-building of the Third Temple is a weekly story in Israel's newspapers, ecological disasters are looming everywhere, the God/Magog war prophesied nations are aligning and peace talks are under way.  If we are prepared, and know the prophecies, and live to see it - Take heart - your Redeemer draws near!


Herbert Meyer - What In the World Is Going On?

This article is a transcript of a speech by Herbert Meyer, given February 27 & 28, 2007, to a large conference of American CEO's in Seattle. Herbert Meyer served during the Reagan administration as special assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council.  In these positions, he managed production of the U.S. National Intelligence Estimates and other top-secret projections for the President and his national security advisers.  Meyer is widely credited with being the first senior U.S. Government official to forecast the Soviet Union's collapse, for which he later was awarded the U.S. National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the intelligence community's highest honor.  Formerly an associate editor of FORTUNE, he is also the author of several books.

I think this almost alarming article is 'over the top' thought provoking, especially when read in light of biblical prophecies and the end-times.  As the author describes the four major transformations that are shaping political, economic and world events, it is remarkable how similar his scenarios could play out exactly how the Bible predicts.  Maybe it's just me, but it seems that some of the great thinkers of our nation are postulating today, what many of the prophets foretold would come to pass thousands of years ago.  This is one link you may want to forward to your friends.  You be the judge!  This is one cool read.


Last-days 'birth pains' have begun

In the News...

Hal Lindsey writes in his weekly column for WorldNetDaily (5.16.08):

"When Jesus was asked by His disciples to tell them what "signs" would precede His return at the end of the age, He warned that "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, plagues and earthquakes in various places," He said (Matthew 24 and Luke 21). Using an analogy immediately understandable to all peoples in all nations, he said of these signs, "All these are the beginning of birth pains."   Jesus used a Greek word for the labor pains of a woman about to give birth. Jesus knew that every generation could understand the illustration. His meaning is clear. Just as a woman experiences birth pains that increase in frequency and intensity just before giving birth, so ALL the signs of His return would increase in frequency and intensity just before His return. Hey, for the first time in history, all of the signs have appeared together in the same time frame and are increasing in frequency and intensity. That, coupled with the fulfillment of the great predicted sign that Israel became a nation again after 2,000 hopeless years of worldwide dispersion, indicates that Jesus Christ is already at the door ready to return.   Are you ready?"

Donnie's Remarks...

Have the 'birth pains' really begun?  Could we actually be living in the final seven-year period of history the Bible calls 'Daniel's 70th week?'  Lots of people, including Hal Lindsey, seem to think so.  It is possible, but I tend to think that we still need to see a couple more signs:  First, a seven-year peace agreement between Israel and the Middle Eastern nations.  Second, a rebuilt temple on the Temple Mount with animal sacrifices reinstated.  Once these signs appear, other key signs will follow and Christ's coming will be within a seven year period.  Regardless of the timing, the question "Are you ready?" is a good one!


Apocalypse Now: Floods, Tornadoes, Locusts

In the News...

ABC News:  By Susan Donaldson James. June 12, 2008

In the beginning, God created heaven and Earth, and he saw that it was good. So begins the Book of Genesis, the dramatic opener of the Old Testament.  But things went downhill from there. God's wrath seems at work these days, as the heavens and Earth have unleashed earthquakes in China, a cyclone in Burma, killer tornadoes and record floods across the U.S. and even a plague of locusts (cicadas) in New England.  In Cedar Rapids, Iowa today, floodwaters forced the evacuation of a downtown hospital after residents of more than 3,000 homes fled for higher ground. A railroad bridge collapsed, and 100 city blocks were underwater. "We're just kind of at God's mercy right now, so hopefully people that never prayed before this, it might be a good time to start," Linn County Sheriff Don Zeller said this week as record floods hit the Midwest. "We're going to need a lot of prayers and people are going to need a lot of patience and understanding." By the final Book of Revelation in the New Testament, the Earth suffers "Seven Plagues" -- from disease to "intense heat" and drought, then finally a shower of deadly hailstones. And then comes the Apocalypse, the final judgment of man and destruction of the world by fire...  Read More

 Donnie's Remarks...

I guess it's not just me.  A lot of people are thinking that the weather is getting totally out of control and the incidence of these startling natural catastrophic events are quickening!  Bad news sells and there is no worse news than the "end of the world" news.  People are fascinated and watching all this stuff.  As proof, there were over 200 comments from readers regarding this story.  I believe at the beginning of Daniel's 70th week we will observe a sharp increase in false teachers, wars, rumors of wars, famines and earthquakes. These sufferings represent the 4 horsemen of the Book of Revelation. These birth pangs will be mild in comparison to the Great Tribulation (hard labor) and the Day of the Lord which will result in Israel's spiritual salvation (birth). 

Matthew 24:3-8 (MSG)
3 Later as he was sitting on Mount Olives, his disciples approached and asked him, "Tell us, when are these things going to happen? What will be the sign of your coming, that the time's up?"
4 Jesus said, "Watch out for doomsday deceivers.
5 Many leaders are going to show up with forged identities, claiming, 'I am Christ, the Messiah.' They will deceive a lot of people.
6 When reports come in of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and don't panic. This is routine history; this is no sign of the end.
7 Nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Famines and earthquakes will occur in various places.
8 This is nothing compared to what is coming.

But we need to remember that too often we focus solely on the 'birth pangs' and forget to mention the arrival of 'the baby.'  In this case, the baby would represent the Second Coming of Jesus and His physical presence on the earth in His resurrected body, reigning as King over the entire earth.  Indeed, this is nothing compared to what is coming! 


Everything Seemingly Is Spinning out of Control

 In the News... by ALAN FRAM and EILEEN PUTMAN Associated Press Writers.  WASHINGTON June 21, 2008 (AP)

Is everything spinning out of control?  Midwestern levees are bursting. Polar bears are adrift. Gas prices are skyrocketing. Home values are abysmal. Air fares, college tuition and health care border on unaffordable. Wars without end rage in Iraq, Afghanistan and against terrorism... A battered public seems discouraged by the onslaught of dispiriting things. An Associated Press-Ipsos poll says a barrel-scraping 17 percent of people surveyed believe the country is moving in the right direction. That is the lowest reading since the survey began in 2003.  Recent natural disasters around the world dwarf anything afflicting the U.S. Consider that more than 69,000 people died in the China earthquake, and that 78,000 were killed and 56,000 missing from the Myanmar cyclone...  And maybe this is what the 21st century will be about - a great unraveling of some things long taken for granted.  Read More

Donnie's Remarks...

A couple of weeks ago I pointed out that a lot of people are beginning to think this weather and climate stuff is getting way out of control.  This weekend yet another story pops up, this time from more of an American perspective.  What we Christians should understand, and the world will not understand, is this... if we are approaching Daniel's 70th week, all these crazy weather things are only the tip of the iceberg.  As Christians, we should be aware of the prophesied events.  If they begin to occur, then, and only then, will we realize that it is not simply the weather that is out of control.

(The following are links to my Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 study notes that detail the events of Daniel's 70th week.) 

Matthew 24 runs parallel to Revelation 6 (the first six seals), and by comparing each account, we are better able to understand the specific end times signs we are to look for, which will precede Jesus' Second Coming. These signs include the Rise of the Antichrist, War by the Antichrist, the establishing of the Antichrist's kingdom, Famine created by the Antichrist, Major Earthquakes, Antichrist declaring himself God in the newly built temple in Israel, death of millions, unprecedented persecution and martyrdom in the Church, and cosmic signs in the skies. These are the specific signs that will precede Jesus' Second Coming. 


Hospitals in north instructed to prepare for earthquake

Israeli authorities warn hospitals to prepare for earthquake

In the News...  Breitbart.com June 30, 2008

A strong earthquake could soon rock Lebanon and parts of Israel, authorities said on Monday, urging health officials in northern Israel to make preparations for such an event. "The probability of an earthquake of a magnitude of up to six on the Richter scale, originating in Lebanon and being felt in Israel has increased," the health ministry said in a letter sent to medical officials in northern Israel.  Since February, abnormal seismic activity has been noted in southern Lebanon, which had suffered some 500 minor earthquakes in a three-month period, health ministry director-general Avi Yisraeli said in the letter.  "In May, the tremors have become more intense and were felt in northern Israel," he said adding that "should an earthquake of such magnitude hit northern Israel it may cause substantial infrastructural damage in the area."  "All medical facilities and organisations must do everything they can to enhance the level of readiness," Yisraeli said in the letter published by the ministry on Monday.  Some seismological experts point out quakes historically have rocked the region every eight decades, and the last one was just about 81 years ago. About 300 people were killed in Jerusalem and nearby Jericho by the July 11, 1927 temblor. A similar quake measuring seven on the Richter scale and with an epicentre in the Hula Valley, today in northern Israel, devastated the town of Safed and killed some 4,000 people in 1837.  

Donnie's Remarks... 

In his book, Bible Doctrine, Chapter 31, The Return of Christ: When and How?  Wayne Grudem writes, "The study of future events is often called "eschatology," from the Greek word eschatos, which means "last." The study of eschatology, then, is the study of "the last things." Unbelievers can make reasonable predictions about future events based on patterns of past occurrences, but in the nature of human experience it is clear that human beings of themselves cannot know the future. Therefore, unbelievers can have no certain knowledge of any future event. But Christians who believe the Bible are in a different situation. Although we cannot know everything about the future, God knows everything about the future and he has in Scripture told us about major events yet to come in the history of the universe. About these events occurring we can have absolute confidence because God is never wrong and never lies."

As we approach the beginning of Daniel's 70th week we will observe a sharp increase in earthquakes.  One future event that we can have absolute confidence in, is a strong and imminent earthquake that will strike Jerusalem. Specifically, this quake will split the Mount of Olives right down the middle.  Remember, the Mount of Olives is the very place where Jesus ascended to heaven (See Acts 1:11-12) and the same place He will return. Earthquakes generally wreak havoc and destruction, but this one is the exception. This 'valley maker' announces the return of the Messiah as He begins to set up God's Millennial kingdom on this earth. What a Day that will be! 

Zechariah 14:4-9 (MSG)
4 That's the Day he'll take his stand on the Mount of Olives, facing Jerusalem from the east. The Mount of Olives will be split right down the middle, from east to west, leaving a wide valley. Half the mountain will shift north, the other half south.
5 Then you will run for your lives down the valley, your escape route that will take you all the way to Azal. You'll run for your lives, just as you ran on the day of the great earthquake in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah. Then my God will arrive and all the holy angels with him.
6 What a Day that will be! No more cold nights-in fact, no more nights!
7 The Day is coming-the timing is God's-when it will be continuous day. Every evening will be a fresh morning.
8 What a Day that will be! Fresh flowing rivers out of Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea, half to the western sea, flowing year-round, summer and winter!
9 God will be king over all the earth, one God and only one. What a Day that will be!


AP:  Israel Building Up for Iran Strikes

In the News... Wednesday, August 6, 2008.  © 2008 Associated Press.

JERUSALEM - Israel is building up its strike capabilities amid growing anxiety over Iran's nuclear ambitions and appears confident that a military attack would cripple Tehran's atomic program, even if it can't destroy it. Such talk could be more threat than reality. However, Iran's refusal to accept Western conditions is worrying Israel as is the perception that Washington now prefers diplomacy over confrontation with Tehran. The Jewish state has purchased 90 F-16I fighter planes that can carry enough fuel to reach Iran, and will receive 11 more by the end of next year. It has bought two new Dolphin submarines from Germany reportedly capable of firing nuclear-armed warheads - in addition to the three it already has.  And this summer it carried out air maneuvers in the Mediterranean that touched off an international debate over whether they were a "dress rehearsal" for an imminent attack, a stern warning to Iran or a just a way to get allies to step up the pressure on Tehran to stop building nukes. READ MORE 

Donnie's Remarks...

The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has sworn to wipe Israel off the map and he remains a constant threat to the peace of Israel.  Interestingly, he has told us why he wants nuclear weapons.  He believes he is responsible for the arrival of the Twelfth Imam.  He sincerely believes the Islamic messiah will soon appear and desires to be the catalyst to spark an apocalyptic holy war between Islam and the Jews (and Christians) that will hasten the Twelfth Imam's arrival.  His motives remain unchanged.  Here is an editorial from UK's Telegraph posted in 2006 explaining 'The frightening truth why Iran wants the bomb.'  Today, (8.07.08) the Jerusalem Post reported that Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak said a nuclear Iran would be "dangerous to world order," and he emphasized that all options for dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat were "open and ready."  The Bible forewarns at the beginning of Daniel's 70th week we will observe a sharp increase in false teachers, wars, and rumors of wars.


End of the World in 2013?  New book recalculates Newton's endtimes clock

The world will end in 2060, according to Newton

In the News...  WorldNetDaily © 2008.  September 16, 2008.

The Hadron Particle Collider did not destroy the world last week, and scientists at CERN outside Geneva are sipping champagne and celebrating.  But if the No. 1 best-selling author of a new book is correct, they might want to re-cork the bottle.  In "Temple at the Center of Time: Newton's Bible Codex Deciphered and the Year 2012," by David Flynn, a book that has skyrocketed up the best-seller charts following its release this month, the author makes a correction to Isaac Newton's research, pointing to the year 2013 as "the time of the end."  In 2003, the Daily Telegraph in London published a front-page story declaring that, according to Isaac Newton, the world would end in 2060. This was the first time that this calculation of Newton became widely known. However, various biographers and researcher of Newton's theology had encountered it since 1991 when most of his manuscripts were released on microfilm at the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem.  Read More

Donnie's Remarks...

I first reported on this story back in June of '07.  Not surprisingly, with all that is going on in the world, it's back in the news as people are speculating 'the end is near.'  Remember, picking the exact time, the day and hour of Jesus' return, is not possible.  Scripture makes that point very clear:  Matthew 24:36 (ESV) "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only."  History has proven again and again date setting is not an exact science, even if you discovered gravity.  However, the Bible is equally clear that there will be one generation that will witness the Second Coming.  And Jesus, along with the prophets and apostles, gives us specific prophecy signs so that we might know the general time of his coming.  Christians need not to be totally caught off guard.  And that's really the point of this web site.  Looking for the fulfillment of specific prophecy signs to know if we are indeed approaching Daniel's 70th week.


Bush: 'Our entire economy is in danger'

Warren Buffett: Heaven Help Us

In the News...  MoneyNews.com.  Friday, September 26, 2008 10:00 AM 

Billionaire Warren Buffett is getting anxious. Congress has to get a serious bailout decision on the table, and fast, or "heaven help us," he says.  "We are looking over a precipice in terms of the economic condition of the country for the next few years," Buffett said during an interview on the Fox Business Channel. "If Congress doesn't help us on this, heaven help us."   Buffett says there's no engineering the past. What's done is done, and there will be plenty of time to lay blame after a deal is passed. Congress must act, and act quickly, he says.  "I understand where they're very mad about what's happened in the past, but this isn't the time to vent your spleen about that," Buffett told CNBC. "Last week we were at the brink of something that would have made anything that's happened in financial history look pale," Buffett says.  Read More

Donnie's Remarks...

As we approach Daniel's 70th week, I believe we will see more and more economic instability worldwide.  In the first 3 1/2 years of the end times, famine and economic distress/collapse will be one of the ways Antichrist rises to power...

Rev. 6:5-6: When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature (the third Cherubim) say, "Come!" (Come Forth!) I looked, and there before me was a black horse!  (Symbolizing famine and economic distress that will occur as a result of the worldwide wars) Its rider (Antichrist) was holding a pair of scales in his hand (The balance scales are a symbol of rationing and famine. At the time the third seal is broken, the world will be in severe economic distress and turmoil due to wars, rumors of wars, and destructive earthquakes. Antichrist will continue to gain power and, somehow, takes control of the food supplies - this could have something to do with the powerful weapon he possesses. Antichrist will be the most powerful man in the history of the world and the final Gentile ruler of the earth.) 6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures (John heard a voice from among the four Cherubim announcing conditions of famine), saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, (Famine and inflation at its highest - work all day for something to eat.  this economic collapse will lead to a new system of buying and selling - The Mark of the Beast) and do not damage the oil and the wine!" (Wheat, barley, oil and wine are among the common necessities essential to normal lives of most ordinary people). 


Countdown: Israel Faces Historic Decision

In the News...   By Chris Mitchell.  CBN News Mideast Bureau Chief.  October 30, 2008

CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Last week, a top Iranian official said some within Iran are recommending their government launch a preemptive strike against Israel.  According to the official, the attack would stop Israel from attacking Iran's nuclear facilities. It's one more indication of the rising tensions between the two nations.  The question in the Middle East has often been, will Israel attack Iran? But some wonder, would Iran first strike Israel to stop attacks on its nuclear facilities?

If Israel tries to stop Iran, many analysts speculate the strike might come between the U.S. elections on November 4 and the inauguration of the next U.S. President on January 20...  Some say if Israel wants to stop the Bushehr plant, it has a limited time frame.  Read More

Donnie's Remarks...

Pray for Peace.  Prepare for war.  Lots of world events seem to be taking shape exactly as the Bible has prophesied.  In Zechariah 12, the Lord tells us exactly what HE IS GOING TO DO, immediately before Christ's Second Coming.  Want to know what to watch for as the Big Day approaches?  Here you go...

Zechariah 12:1-11 (MSG)
1 War Bulletin: God's Message concerning Israel, God's Decree-the very God who threw the skies into space, set earth on a firm foundation, and breathed his own life into men and women:

2 "Watch for this: I'm about to turn Jerusalem into a cup of strong drink that will have the people who have set siege to Judah and Jerusalem staggering in a drunken stupor.

3 "On the Big Day, I'll turn Jerusalem into a huge stone blocking the way for everyone. All who try to lift it will rupture themselves. All the pagan nations will come together and try to get rid of it.

4 "On the Big Day"-this is God speaking-"I'll throw all the war horses into a crazed panic, and their riders along with them. But I'll keep my eye on Judah, watching out for her at the same time that I make the enemy horses go blind.  5 The families of Judah will then realize, 'Why, our leaders are strong and able through God-of-the-Angel-Armies, their personal God.'

6 "On the Big Day, I'll turn the families of Judah into something like a burning match in a tinder-dry forest, like a fiercely flaming torch in a barn full of hay. They'll burn up everything and everyone in sight-people to the right, people to the left-while Jerusalem fills up with people moving in and making themselves at home-home again in Jerusalem.

7 "I, God, will begin by restoring the common households of Judah so that the glory of David's family and the leaders in Jerusalem won't overshadow the ordinary people in Judah.

8 On the Big Day, I'll look after everyone who lives in Jerusalem so that the lowliest, weakest person will be as glorious as David and the family of David itself will be godlike, like the Angel of God leading the people.

9 "On the Big Day, I'll make a clean sweep of all the godless nations that fought against Jerusalem.
10 "Next I'll deal with the family of David and those who live in Jerusalem. I'll pour a spirit of grace and prayer over them. They'll then be able to recognize me as the One they so grievously wounded-that piercing spear-thrust! And they'll weep-oh, how they'll weep! Deep mourning as of a parent grieving the loss of the firstborn child. 


'Iran already has enough nuclear material for one atomic weapon'

Analysis: Does this mean it's too late?

Memo to Iran: Beware the Sufa  

In the News...  International Herald Tribune.  By William J. Broad and David E. Sanger.  Published:  November 20, 2008.

Iran has now produced roughly enough nuclear material to make, with added purification, a single atom bomb, according to nuclear experts analyzing the latest report from global atomic inspectors...

"They clearly have enough material for a bomb," said Richard Garwin, a top nuclear physicist who helped invent the hydrogen bomb and has advised Washington for decades. "They know how to do the enrichment. Whether they know how to design a bomb, well, that's another matter."  Iran insists that it wants only to fuel reactors for nuclear power. But many Western nations, led by the United States, suspect that its real goal is to gain the ability to make nuclear weapons.  Read More

Donnie's Remarks...

How close are we?  Most of us are aware that a war between Israel and Iran could catapult both nations into the Biblically prophesied war of Gog and Magog.  But do we realize how quickly that end-times scenario could occur?  Literally, it could happen in a matter of days.
 
This week a bogus article made its way to the internet, claiming Israel to chip all citizens with RFID's.  This astonishing report, which proved to be false, did lead to some interesting discussions with some of my friends.  Do you realize that almost everything is in place for Daniel's 70th week to begin?  The technology to support the disturbing events described in the book of Revelation (like the mark of the beast) is here.  Israel is a nation again, restored to her land in May of 1948.  Jerusalem is becoming like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger. Conservative Jews are making claims that now is the time for the Third Temple to be rebuilt.  Potential peace agreements are daily stories in Israeli newspapers.   The world-wide meltdown of the existing economies could give rise to a totally new global economy.  All of these are prophesied events!  Has any other generation even come close to what we are witnessing? 

I personally do not believe that the final seven year period has begun, but all these events are setting the stage for three major prophecy signs:  The imminent rise of the Antichrist, the signing of a seven year peace agreement between him and Israel, and Israel rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem.  These are the three major events that I am watching for to signify that Daniel's 70th week has begun.

The good news is that Jesus Christ controls when the end... begins.  He will give permission for the four horsemen of Revelation to begin their ominous ride.

Revelation 6:1-8 (MSG)
1 I watched while the Lamb ripped off the first of the seven seals. I heard one of the Animals roar, "Come out!"
2 I looked-I saw a white horse. Its rider carried a bow and was given a victory garland. He rode off victorious, conquering right and left.
3 When the Lamb ripped off the second seal, I heard the second Animal cry, "Come out!"
4 Another horse appeared, this one red. Its rider was off to take peace from the earth, setting people at each other's throats, killing one another. He was given a huge sword.
5 When he ripped off the third seal, I heard the third Animal cry, "Come out!" I looked. A black horse this time. Its rider carried a set of scales in his hand.
6 I heard a message (it seemed to issue from the Four Animals): "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, or three quarts of barley, but all the oil and wine you want."
7 When he ripped off the fourth seal, I heard the fourth Animal cry, "Come out!"
8 I looked. A colorless horse, sickly pale. Its rider was Death, and Hell was close on its heels. They were given power to destroy a fourth of the earth by war, famine, disease, and wild beasts.


Pope says end of the world not nigh

In the News...  Times Online.  By Richard Owen.  December 15, 2008.

The closing days of 2008 may be marked by floods, terrorism and global financial collapse - but Pope Benedict XVI has assured believers that the end of the world is not nigh.  Speaking at a ceremony at which he blessed figures of the infant Jesus for Rome Nativity cribs, the Pope said there had been "alarmism" about the end of the world since the days of St Paul, who in his Letter to the Philippians had told early Christians to rejoice because "The Lord is at hand" (Phil. 4:4-5). This had been wrongly taken to mean the imminent approach of the Last Judgement. In his second letter to the Thessalonians St Paul predicted a day when "the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ". Disbelievers "shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power" (2 Thes. 17-8), St Paul said.  Read More

Donnie's Remarks...

One of the reasons I love prophecy is that it just drives home just how literally we should take the Bible. Acts 1:6-11 (NIV)
6 So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" 7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." 9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."The Bible teaches that Jesus is coming back, but, no man can know the precise moment of the Lord's return and we should never be setting dates for the return of Christ.Matthew 24:36 (NIV)
36 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.It is equally true that we can know the general time of His coming and we are exhorted to look for the specific signs that will indicate when His coming is near. Matthew 24:32-34 (NIV)
32 "Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34 I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.Understandably, those contrasting perspectives create some tension as we wrestle with the prophecies concerning the end-times.  And with all the doom and gloom surrounding us, it is no surprise there is a whole lot of talk about the 'end of the world.' (For the record, the world will never end. It will be devastated by the catastrophic events described in the Book of Revelation, but then it will be renewed and restored when Jesus returns to set up His everlasting kingdom, as described in the final chapters of the Book of Revelation.) That said, I believe we really do have some compelling reasons that Jesus return could occur in our lifetime. First, Israel is back in her land and God can begin the process of restoring the promised kingdom to Israel. Second, Jerusalem is fast becoming the epicenter of world conflict that will cause the entire earth to tremble. Third, talk about the Temple being rebuilt on the Temple Mount is gaining world-wide attention. Fourth, peace talks in the Middle East could easily result in a seven-year peace covenant with Israel and the surrounding nations. Finally, the increase in travel, technology and knowledge as predicted by Daniel 12:4 seem to apply. While I do not believe the four horsemen have begun their deadly ride introducing us to the final seven-year period (a.k.a. the end times), I do believe these signs are strong indicators it could occur in our lifetime.


ECONOMIC MELTDOWN: What does the future hold?

In the News...  Joel Rosenberg's Weblog.  March 6, 2009.

From January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, Americans lost $6.9 trillion in wealth in the stock markets. Just since Barack Obama was elected, Americans have lost some $3 trillion in wealth, reports Investors' Business Daily, as the markets have plummeted some 30%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, for example, has collapsed from 9,625.28 on November 4, 2008 to 6,647.49 on March 4, 2009...

Last weekend, I met with some evangelical Christian business leaders in Naples, Florida. They asked me what I thought the future held. I did not offer advice on how to win on Wall Street. But I did share with them a few thoughts from the Scriptures.  
 In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus said: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where theives break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where theives do not break in and steal; for where your treasure is, there is  your heart also."
 I asked the men, "More tough times may be ahead. If some of you have lost 30% to 50% of your assets, what are your plans going forward? What if another 30% to 50% of your wealth vanishes, or is confiscated in a massive new tax increase? Would it not be better to invest some or all of that wealth in the kingdom of God now, where it is safe and secure, while you still have it?"
 The Lord is shaking our country and purifying His Church. He is requiring all of us to reconsider what we value, where our treasure is, where our hearts are. He is preparing us to see Him face to face. And when we see Him, there will be a day of accounting. He will ask us what we did with the resources He entrusted to us. What, then, shall we say?
 The men also asked me, "Where is the United States in End Times Bible prophecy?" When I replied, "The Bible makes no indication that the U.S. is a significant player in End Times prophecy," they responded, "Why? What happens to us?"
 I was honest with them, saying I don't know. I do believe we are living through the events Jesus talked about in Matthew 24 as signs of the "last days" before His return. That said, I don't know why the United States - the wealthiest and most powerful nation on the face of the earth in the history of mankind - is not ever clearly mentioned in or clearly alluded to in Bible prophecy concerning the last days. I don't know because the Bible doesn't tell us. Read More

Donnie's Remarks...

One of the most frequently asked questions about the End Times is "Does America have a role in prophecy?"  It is hard for us to accept but the only superpower in the world today is not specifically mentioned in Bible prophecy.  It could be that the most blessed nation on earth is losing its economic influence as the End Times approach and we will no longer be a major player.  If this becomes a reality, what Scriptures can we turn to as we seek to formulate a Godly response?

1 Timothy 6:17-19 (KJV)
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. 


Famed pastor predicts imminent catastrophe

In the News...  World Net Daily.  March 8, 2009

A respected pastor, best-selling author and founder of a major ministry to teens predicts an imminent "earth-shattering calamity" centered in New York City that will spread to major urban areas across the country and around the world - part of what he sees as a judgment from God.   David Wilkerson, author of "The Cross and the Switchblade," a book about his ministry to troubled New York street kids that was later made into a movie starring Pat Boone, tells readers of his blog this weekend that he is "compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message" about his prediction.  "An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen," he writes. "It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble - even the godliest among us."   Wilkerson's vision is of fires raging through New York City...  What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God's wrath... 

"God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations," claims Wilkerson. "He is destroying the secular foundations." Wilkerson urges everyone to stockpile a 30-day supply of food and other necessities to deal with the catastrophe he foresees.  Read More

Donnie's Remarks...

It's hard to know how to respond to a chilling story like this one.  I always try to be balanced, but this story is burning up the Internet.  Predicting that any nation is about to fall under God's wrath is very bold.  It is mind-boggling to me why a man with such a good reputation is taking this risk.  Without further comment, I am simply forwarding this information to my readers.

 

Earthquake prediction: Seismic Window 3.19.11 - 3.26.11

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In 1990, a scientist, Dr. Iben Browning, warned of an imminent earthquake along the New Madrid Fault.  The date he predicted came and went.  He was wrong and there was no quake.  He caused considerable alarm for people living around the fault, and even though folks scoffed at his inaccurate forecast, they actually were better for having prepared for it.  Why?  His prediction sparked dialogue around their preparedness.  They didn't want to take any chances with their families, so in order to protect them, they all geared up and made sure they had disaster supplies on hand.  In the final analysis, Iben Browning forced everyone to personally think about experiencing an earthquake... just in case.

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The Boogeyman Bomb

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Boogeyman bomb

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Famed Pastor Predicts Imminent Catastrophe

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Click on the following links for additional commentary on David Wilkerson's Prophecy...

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ECONOMIC MELTDOWN: What does the future hold?

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Viewing the current crisis in light of Bible prophecy.

In the News...

Joel Rosenberg's Weblog.  March 6, 2009.

From January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, Americans lost $6.9 trillion in wealth in the stock markets. Just since Barack Obama was elected, Americans have lost some $3 trillion in wealth, reports Investors' Business Daily, as the markets have plummeted some 30%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, for example, has collapsed from 9,625.28 on November 4, 2008 to 6,647.49 on March 4, 2009...

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Pope says end of the world not nigh

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Pope reassures that alarmist readings foretelling the end of the world are false. Are we living in the End Times?
In the News...

Times Online.  By Richard Owen.  December 15, 2008.

The closing days of 2008 may be marked by floods, terrorism and global financial collapse - but Pope Benedict XVI has assured believers that the end of the world is not nigh.  Speaking at a ceremony at which he blessed figures of the infant Jesus for Rome Nativity cribs, the Pope said there had been "alarmism" about the end of the world since the days of St Paul, who in his Letter to the Philippians had told early Christians to rejoice because "The Lord is at hand" (Phil. 4:4-5). This had been wrongly taken to mean the imminent approach of the Last Judgement. In his second letter to the Thessalonians St Paul predicted a day when "the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ". Disbelievers "shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power" (2 Thes. 17-8), St Paul said.  Read More

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'Iran already has enough nuclear material for one atomic weapon'

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Enough for one atom bomb The most pressing question in the Middle East remains will Israel strike Iran's nuclear facilities.

In the News...

International Herald Tribune.  By William J. Broad and David E. Sanger.  Published:  November 20, 2008.

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Countdown: Israel Faces Historic Decision

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Within the next several months, Israel faces one of the most important decisions in its history.

In the News...

By Chris Mitchell. CBN News Mideast Bureau Chief. October 30, 2008

CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Last week, a top Iranian official said some within Iran are recommending their government launch a preemptive strike against Israel. According to the official, the attack would stop Israel from attacking Iran's nuclear facilities. It's one more indication of the rising tensions between the two nations. The question in the Middle East has often been, will Israel attack Iran? But some wonder, would Iran first strike Israel to stop attacks on its nuclear facilities?

If Israel tries to stop Iran, many analysts speculate the strike might come between the U.S. elections on November 4 and the inauguration of the next U.S. President on January 20... Some say if Israel wants to stop the Bushehr plant, it has a limited time frame. Read More

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Warren Buffet: Heaven Help Us

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President uses prime time address to make case for $700 billion bailout Uber-investor Warren Buffett - recently identified by Forbes as the second richest American after Bill Gates - has sunk his own money into Wall Street in an attempt to help avert the crisis.

In the News...

MoneyNews.com.  Friday, September 26, 2008 10:00 AM

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New Book recalculates Newton's Endtimes Clock

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The document reveals that Newton predicted the world will end in 2060 New book recalculates Newton's endtimes clock at 2013

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WorldNetDaily © 2008.  September 16, 2008.The Hadron Particle Collider did not destroy the world last week, and scientists at CERN outside Geneva are sipping champagne and celebrating.  But if the No. 1 best-selling author of a new book is correct, they might want to re-cork the bottle.  In "Temple at the Center of Time: Newton's Bible Codex Deciphered and the Year 2012," by David Flynn, a book that has skyrocketed up the best-seller charts following its release this month, the author makes a correction to Isaac Newton's research, pointing to the year 2013 as "the time of the end."  In 2003, the Daily Telegraph in London published a front-page story declaring that, according to Isaac Newton, the world would end in 2060. This was the first time that this calculation of Newton became widely known. However, various biographers and researcher of Newton's theology had encountered it since 1991 when most of his manuscripts were released on microfilm at the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem.  Read More

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