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     "And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads."  -Revelation 7:2-3

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2005 News Links

News Links of Interest for 2005
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     In Matthew 24 Jesus told us to watch for specific signs of His second coming and of the end of the world.  These signs include 3 main areas: The Natural world, the Political world, and the Religious world.  Here is a list of news links and stories of events that are happening in these areas and more.  Obviously not all events listed here were directly spoken of by Jesus but they all agree that His coming is very soon.

 

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Three Questions, Many Answers

  1. Tell us, when will these things be?

  2. And what will be the sign of Your coming,

  3. and of the end of the age?” -Matthew 24:3

 

 

 

Natural Disasters
Hurricanes/Typhoons
Tsunami
Earthquakes
Famines
Pestilence
Global Warming
Space
Sunday Worship Laws
Lawlessness

No One May Buy or Sell
Wars & Rumors of Wars
Protestants/Islam & Rome
False Christs
Excitement in the Religious Bodies
The Rapture & Left Behind
Adventists in the News
Blasphemy
Religious Liberty
Health
Creation vs. Evolution
Miscellaneous

Natural World

Natural Disasters

The Last Word: Preparing for The Worst - "If nothing is done to cushion the blow of natural disasters, they declared, by 2010 some 50 million people around the world could be driven from their homes annually. Not long ago, such dire predictions might have been written off as just another warning from the usual Cassandras. But considering the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Pakistan, Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, and the Asian tsunami, people are starting to take note." ... "Are natural disasters getting worse? - There are absolutely clear signs and compelling statistics showing the situation is getting worse. We now are experiencing 2.5 to 3 times as many extreme events of climatic or water-related emergencies per year as we did in the 1970s. At the same time annual economic losses [from disasters] have increased sixfold." ... "How well is the world prepared to deal with the next calamity? - We are not sitting idly and ringing bells saying how bad it is. Scientific communities all over the world are working on strategies. But of course scientific wisdom alone is not enough. It has to be followed up with forceful political decision and public-awareness campaigns. The whole world has a responsibility to keep talking about this even when the topic is less sexy, when we aren't in the wake of a tsunami or a Katrina." - Janos Bogardi, director of the U.N. University's Institute for the Environment and Human Security

Apocalypse, now? Katrina, other disasters fuel doomsday predictions - "It’s been 10 months of epic disaster. First there was the tsunami that killed some 250,000 people in Southeast Asia. Then came Hurricane Katrina with its devastating toll on the Gulf Coast, followed by an earthquake that took tens of thousands of lives in South Asia. Now, Hurricane Wilma, one of the most powerful storms ever measured in the Atlantic Basin, is stalking the Florida coast, and experts are warning of a deadly avian flu pandemic.
    It’s enough to make just about anyone pause to look for meaning in the madness.  For many who await Judgment Day, the writing is on the wall. ..."

Doomsday: The Latest Word if Not the Last - "But after last week's devastating earthquake in Pakistan, coming as it did after a succession of recent disasters, the apocalyptic speculation, bubbled up again with impressive fervor on many Christian blogs, in some pews and among some evangelical Christian leaders."..."Combined with fears of a global pandemic of avian flu, the calamitous flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and last year's tsunami in Asia, the predictions of the end of the world are to be expected, religious historians said. After all, Christians have been predicting the end of history since the beginning of theirs."

Is something wrong with Mother Earth? - "The world is not coming to an end," says NASA scientist Dr. David Adamec. "Things are fine."

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Hurricanes/Typhoons
"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth..." -Luke 21:25,26

Nagin: God mad at America, black people - "New Orleans mayor suggests Katrina, Rita are signs U.S. needs to change" - Updated: 7:08 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2006 ... NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that “God is mad at America” and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting. ... “Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it’s destroyed and put stress on this country,” Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day."

In Hot Water, National Geographic - August 2005- "Last year's record hurricane season may have been just the beginning. Forecasters predict the Atlantic seaboard could be in for decades of relentless pounding."

Do you think Hurricane Katrina could be God's way of punishing New Orleans for sin? - A Live Vote 93% say "yes" as of 10-19-2005.

Fires Hit Galveston's Historic District - "The Strand District includes historic buildings, night clubs and shops. It is the site of a massive Mardi Gras celebration and an annual Charles Dickens festival." (Is it just coincidence that hurricane Rita did the most damage in this area?)

The Party Must Go On - "After being almost wiped off the face of the earth, New Orleans is proving remarkably adept at bouncing back: residents are returning to their homes, bars are reopening and rumor has it that even the prostitutes are back in business. But can the city ever really get back to normal?"..."One of the men at the bar announced that there are rumors that the first prostitutes have come back to town. "Even sin returns," he says. His colleagues hoot. The return of prostitutes to the Big Easy, on Day 17 after Katrina, is a good sign."

Rita's Revelation - "Acts of God are on everyone's mind just now. They're forcing mass evacuations, inundating cities, driving up the cost of gasoline, weakening the economy, undermining the war effort in Iraq. The Almighty is so often on the tongue of politicians these days, both American and foreign, that invocations of the divine have started to sound like little more than boilerplate."

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Tsunami
"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth..." -Luke 21:25,26

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Earthquakes

How much did the earth move?- "Right after the Sumatran earthquake and killer wave Sumatran earthquake and killer wave, NASA astronomers knew that the planet moved on its axis — but it took some heavy-duty computing power to figure out exactly how much."

Summary of Magnitude 9.0 Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquake & Tsunami - "This is the fourth largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and is the largest since the 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake."

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Famines
"... And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." -Matthew 24:7,8

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Pestilence
"... And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." -Matthew 24:7,8

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Other Natural News

Global Warming
"The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, ... and should destroy those who destroy the earth.” -Revelation 11:18

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Space

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Political World
Sunday Worship Laws

(or issues leading to such)
"Therefore when you see theabomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains." -Matthew 24:15
"It is time for You to act, O LORD, for they have regarded Your law as void." -Psalm 119:126
 

AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION - Workplace Relations Act 1996 - The Official website of the government of Australia. "Retail industry - fixation of penalty rates - work in ordinary hours on Sundays." This link is the act being discussed in the link below.

Sunday work 'doesn't work' - "Sunday has become just another work day, and under the Federal Government's proposed industrial relations changes more people could be required to join them. "..."Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, who released the report, called on Prime Minister John Howard to enshrine in law the sanctity of Sunday as the day for family life."

Town's Sunday construction ban could affect do-it-yourself work - "Spring Hill aldermen are facing a decision over whether to go after do-it-yourself enthusiasts who violate an ordinance banning construction work on Sundays."..."The ordinance came up for debate last week after Codes Enforcement Officer Beau Herring ordered some contractors to stop working on a Sunday, only to find a family doing similar work on their home nearby."

Sabbath-breaking 'caused tsunami' - Christian minister calls disaster 'divine visitation' on Lord's Day

Tsunami was 'divine visitation upon Sabbath pleasure seekers' - "Claim tsunami, which fell on a Sunday, punishment for breaking Sabbath" (same subject as above, different write-up from National Newspaper of Scotland)

RepentAmerica.com - "REPENT v. To sorrow, or be pained for sin, as a violation of God's holy law, a dishonor to His character and government, and the foulest ingratitude to a being of infinite benevolence." ... (About Us) "As Christians, we know that there is a literal hell and a lake of fire where the unsaved will burn for all eternity; therefore, we act upon this truth without reservation and GO OUT into the streets and communities of America declaring the Word of God and proclaiming the Good News." (Proclaiming the Good News that they are going to burn for all eternity?)

Sunday, holy Sunday? - "Pastor resurrects Sabbath debate with $1 million reward"

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Lawlessness
"And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold." -Matthew 24:12

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Wars & Rumors of Wars
(also see Rapture below)
"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars ..." -Matthew 24:6
 

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No One May Buy or Sell
"Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. ... He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, ...and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." -Revelation 13:17

"Behold the bridegroom cometh!" -Matthew 25:6

     Revelation tells us that the United States (the lamblike beast) will take the forefront in speaking (legislation) and causing (enforcement) all with a system that will be able to cut off those who will not worship the way the government tells them to.  This system that could control whether you can even get a bank account will be enforced on May 11th, 2008.  This does not mean no one may buy or sell except those with the mark, YET.  But the stage for the ability to enforce Sunday worship is now set up.  God's people should take note of this dangerous piece of fulfillment of prophecyWe cannot stress how serious this isPlease stay close to God.  "Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones." -Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 11

See Also: What Ever Happened to the Civil Liberties Board?

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Religious World

Protestants/Islam & Rome
(Church Unification)

Seeking unity with Rome - "The Traditional Anglican Communion is a small step closer to reestablishing unity with the Roman Catholic Church after a separation of five centuries."

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False Christs
"Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many." -Matthew 24:4,5
"...if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!orThere!do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!do not go out; orLook, He is in the inner rooms!do not believe it." -Matthew 24:23-26

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(Spiritual) Excitement in the Religious Bodies

Juanita Bynum - Is stating in no uncertain terms that the "Holy Spirit shall drop" (in reference to the latter rain) upon her upcoming Threshing Floor Conference/Revival (April 5-8) in the Georgia Dome, in Atlanta, GA.  It's called "a time of refreshing" at their website.  We have a video clip of her speaking on TBN making the announcement. She is being called a "prophetess" by many.

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"The Rapture" & "Left Behind"
"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thess. 2:9-12
(Fiction is a lie.)

Left Behind is classified "Fiction"
Webster's Online Dictionary definition for "fiction"

  1. something invented by the imagination or feigned; specifically:an invented story

  2. an assumption of a possibility as a fact irrespective of the question of its truth

"Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters,and whoever loves and practices a lie." -Rev. 22:14,15 (There's only two groups at the end.  Please choose to be inside, join those who love and practice the truth.)

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Adventists in the News

The Secrets of Longevity - National Geographic, November 2005- Residents of Okinawa, Sardinia, and Loma Linda, California, live longer, healthier lives than just about anyone else on Earth. What do they know that the rest of us don't? - "Funded in part by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, scientists have focused on several regions where people live significantly longer. In Sardinia, Italy, one team of demographers found a hot spot of longevity in mountain villages where men reach age 100 at an amazing rate. On the islands of Okinawa, Japan, another team examined a group that is among the longest lived on Earth. And in Loma Linda, California, researchers studied a group of Seventh-day Adventists who rank among America's longevity all-stars."

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Blasphemy
"... scoffers will come in the last days ..." 2 Peter 3:3
"Judgments are prepared for scoffers ..." Proverbs 19:29

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Church-State Issues
Religious Liberty

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Other General News

Health
"Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand." -Daniel 12:10

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Creation vs. Evolution
"... scoffers will come in the last days ..." 2 Peter 3:3
"Judgments are prepared for scoffers ..." Proverbs 19:29

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Miscellaneous

Archaeologists unveil ancient church in Israel- "Discovery made on prison grounds near biblical site Armageddon"..."The discovery of the church in the northern Israeli town of Megiddo, near the biblical Armageddon, was hailed by experts as an important discovery that could reveal details about the development of the early church in the region. Archaeologists said the church dated from the third century, decades before Constantine legalized Christianity across the Byzantine Empire."

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