January 31, 2009

Comic Relief

January 30, 2009

Britain's Cultural Shift

Britain, once the imperial might of the world, has been one of the hardest hit countries during this current financial crisis. Stepping back from the current financial crisis, we are witnesses to the greatest cultural shift in the history of British society. The once bastion of Orthodox Christianity has slowly decayed. Once vibrant churches have been replaced with mosques, Sharia law has now been accepted alongside British common law has been , and the family unit and moral norms have been marginalized.

Johan Goldberg of the National Review said this about Britain:

Evidence of the reckless driving this yields can be found everywhere in Britain today. In fact, by American conservative standards, Britain is a horror show, or, put more constructively, a canary in the coal mine. “Reforms” that would result in bloody protest in America are newspaper filler here. Just in the last week, British papers have been full of stories about a policeman who used Britain’s omnipresent security cameras to monitor his cheating wife. They are supposed to be used as part of the criminalization of eating while you drive. The government is seeking the ability to disseminate health, tax, and other personal records to whatever agencies, public or private, it chooses. A new pilot program has officials knocking on doors to make sure citizens are managing their leftovers properly. Of course, Britain’s socialized medicine churns out a new cautionary tale every day. Meanwhile, a new study has found that in much of England, 60 percent to 70 percent of economic output comes directly from the government.

Doomsday: 2012 End of Time

In the year 2012, from the earth's perspective, the sun will align with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in a rare astronomical phenomenon for the first time in 26,000 years. Some believe this period of time brings with it an increasing time of danger. The Mayan astronomers chose the beginning of their famous long count calendar in 3114 BC and end it on the winter solstice of December 21st, 2012.(Transribed from history video)
But it's not just the Mayans that see turmoil in the future.

Whether we are talking about the Vedic traditions of India, the Biblical traditions, or the native American traditions. All of them say we are are going through a great change in which a period of darkness will forever change the course of human history.

This apocalyptic process was prophesied long ago. The History recently showed a series. Check it out below.

Doomsday: 2012 End of Time Part 1
Doomsday: 2012 End of Time Part 2
Doomsday: 2012 End of Time Part 3
Doomsday: 2012 End of Time Part 4
Doomsday: 2012 End of Time Part 5

For a more in depth article on the Mayans, check out Mayans 2012 Prediction

Economic Pearl Harbor Continues

Carnage continues at countries all over the globe.

Japan: Factory output slumped at an almost 10% rate, worst since WWII.
Japan headed for its worst postwar recession as factory output slumped an unprecedented 9.6 percent in December, unemployment surged and households cut spending.
The drop in production eclipsed the previous record of 8.5 percent set only a month earlier, the Trade Ministry said today in Tokyo. The jobless rate soared to 4.4 percent from 3.9 percent, the biggest jump in 41 years.

Iceland: The Government is in upheaval after citizens overthrew parliament.
This week, outgoing center right Prime Minister Geir Haarde tendered his resignation following weeks of regular protests by Iceland citizens angry about the government's inability to handle the country's economic troubles. Protests that resulted in a violent clash with police for the first time in Iceland since 1949.
France & Germany: Riots are escalating as pressure mounts on leaders to provide solution.
Mr Ryder, speaking as strikes involving hundreds of thousands of workers erupted across France and Germany, told The Times: “We are on the road to serious social instability, which could be extremely dangerous in some countries to democracy itself.”
Britain: In the UK, government sources say shorter hours would be preferable to mass unemployment: Britain is facing return of three-day week

The prospect of the three-day week returned to haunt Britain yesterday as it emerged that ministers are considering paying firms to cut hours in order to survive the recession.

Tens of thousands of businesses are already planning to scale back working hours this year in an effort to stay afloat. But as the country comes to terms with the reality of a recession, it emerged that the Government is looking at compensating employees, through their firms – thereby drawing comparisons with the shutdowns of the 1970s.
France: France Hit by National Strike on Black Thursday
Hundreds of thousands of workers are expected at more than 200 rallies to call on President Nicolas Sarkozy to do more to protect jobs and wages.

Three-quarters of people and all the main trade unions support the day of industrial action.

The protesters are demonstrating against the worsening economic climate and rising unemployment in France and at what they believe to be the government's poor handling of the crisis.

Iceland has long been seen as the bellweather for things to come in the rest of the world. We are starting to see tension build toward governments as this crisis continues to build. Global growth is not expected to grow more than a 0.5% annual rate for another 2 or more years; economic improvement is still a long way off.

In the book of Revelation, John sees a world ruled by 10 kingdoms. These kings, who rule over these kingdoms will then sell out their own sovereignty to a one world system.

"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no power as yet but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast." (Rev. 17:12-13)

Can you ask for a more fertile climate in which to breed a world ruler that could unite the world behind a false cry for peace?

From the Good News Magazine.
Drastic problems like the current economic tumult can lead to drastic solutions. People want immediate action, not principles and platitudes. The leaders most likely to act decisively are those who have no objection to trampling on the rights of others to accomplish their agendas. They get things done, but at a high cost to the freedom and rights of others.In the end they reward those who provide the support they need to keep themselves in power. They call themselves benefactors and statesmen. History sees them as despots and tyrants.

The conditions are here. The next few years may just reveal the final pieces of the prophetic puzzle as we witness His return.

January 29, 2009

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America's Leadership Black Hole

"We all know in the long run everything is going to work out."
"America's economy will turnaround eventually.."
"We'll always be the superpower status."
These quotes were recently echoed by Warren Buffet in an interview with NPB

Isn't this type of naivety the reason America is currently in the biggest financial collapse since the great depression?! Housing prices always go up! We spent our way into this mess and we're going to spend our way out! America has long been a superpower of the world, asserting it's power with each major world catastrophe over this last century. However; to expect that the world is just going to sit back and bow down to our every demand is naive.

America's demise is following in the tradition of the Romans, where power hungry individuals sacrificed the future for the pleasure of the now. Unfortunately there is no free lunch. The time of pleasure has passed, it is now time to pay up. The plans now in place are exactly the opposite America needs to rebuild it's economic engine. Instead, government is taking an even bigger role in private citizen's lives. Take a look at Obama, Reid, Pelosi agenda. A summary below.

* $850 billion destimulus package -- I refuse to call this a stimulus. The idea here is that if the government spends and borrows and prints nearly $1 trillion we all get jobs and get rich. It’s the Bolivia economic model. Probability of passage 80%

* Forced union rules -- Get rid of secret ballots for elections to unionize factories and plants. So much for democracy. This is the payback for the $400 million the union bosses spent to elect Democrats. Probability of passage 50%

* Hillary Health Care – Obama wants a new version of government run health care. And why not? Socialized health care has worked so well in Canada and the U.K. Just don’t get sick. – Probability of passage 50%

* Cap and trade energy tax – This is the mother of all tax hikes, $1.2 trillion over the next decade. The greenies and their patron saint Al Gore are drooling for this new tax because it will cripple American industry and our manufacturing capacity. Good bye jobs but this is the price we pay for our environmental crimes of the last half-century. Probability of passage 50%

* Soak the rich -- Mr. Obama wants to raise the income tax, the capital gains tax, the dividend tax, and the payroll tax. That’s all. But only the rich – that is people who create jobs, take risks, start businesses, work hard, etc. – will pay. So half of all income taxes will be paid by 1% of Americans. Yes, that’s fair. Probability of passage 50%.

* Don’t drill, don’t drill, don’t drill. Barack Obama is likely to seek a law reinstating bans on offshore drilling for oil and gas in the outer continental shelf, Alaska, and in the oil shale rich states out west. Wow, that’s a great way to create jobs! And a great way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. NOT! Probability of passage 75%

* Fairness doctrine -- To make sure all of this liberal big government agenda isn't derailed by the likes of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, the Democrats want to pass the "Fairness doctrine," to make sure that they get equal time on the radio and TV. Have these people ever heard of NPR and Katie Couric? Probability of passage 50%

America's leaders, as elected representatives of the people, are taking America down the slippery slope away from greatness. The time to form a resistance against these policies is now and do so in the spirit of Samuel Adams:
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”

January 23, 2009

Icland's Revlot

Protesters gather in Reykjavik as members of parliament gathered for their first session of the new year. Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins/AFP

While Barack Obama was being sworn in to office on Capitol Hill yesterday, the people of Iceland were starting the first revolution in the history of the republic. The word "revolution" might sound a bit of an overstatement, but given the calm temperament that usually prevails in Icelandic politics, the unfolding events represent, at the very least, a revolution in political activism.

Four months after the collapse of Iceland's entire financial system, no one has accepted any responsibility. Our currency has lost more than half its value, rampant inflation has already eaten up most people's savings, property values have dropped by more than a third and unemployment is reaching levels never seen before in the life of our young republic. (The complete article can be found here.)

It took years for this situation to unravel in Iceland, it did not happen overnight. Will America rise up before a preventable situation occurs like this in America? I'd like to think that we would rise up and challenge our ego-centric elite that currently occupy our government offices before complete and udder chaos unfolds.

Unfortunately, and as we have begun to see, "a nation that can delude itself about killing (unborn, euthanasia)finding murder acceptable, can delude itself about anything—the threat of terrorism, the stability of financial markets, the suitability of its new president." -Anne Conlon managing editor of The Human Life Review.

This delusion has reaped a harvest of pacifism and complacency. America has neglected to perform any due-diligence toward their own leaders, instead relying on voting in those who can bring home the most goodies or perform the best form of demagoguery. I hope America wakes up and comes to it's sense soon. Prove me Wrong America.

January 21, 2009

Once there was a Great Nation....

I came across a fascinating story entitled 'Once There Was a Great Nation.' Ronald Reagan summarized this story in a book titled, "Stories In his own hand. The Everyday Wisdom of Ronald Reagan.".

Read the following story and as you read try to guess what nation's story is being told:
It was founded by the pilgrims who decided to leave their own country, which didn't encourage freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the individual. So they migrated to an uncivilized land inhabited only by savages. The rock where they landed was to become a national shrine - and one of the most famous monuments in the world.

They drove off the natives, built rude shelters and houses of worship, meanwhile setting aside a special day to give thanks.

These pilgrims - all stern, austere men - believed in their God, but they also believed in work. They established schools under religious leaders that, in a way, became the first public, free education in the world.

Through hard, determined labor they forged a colony while the rest of the world chuckled.

But the pilgrims persevered. Intolerant of wrongdoing, they used gallows to punish criminals. In their day-to-day activities they had no patience for the weak and degenerate, who, if pampered, become the cancer of a nation.

Shortly, these pilgrims engaged in trade and commerce as their community grew. In the process, they became moderately prosperous.

Other colonists came and established other communities. And some of the noblest words ever written began to surface. Facades of our modern government buildings bear some of the legends written back then: "liberty," "justice," "freedom of worship.

Then one of the older nations sent tax agents to exploit the colonists. Alarmed, the colonists sent their greatest men as representatives to a general assembly, choosing a gentleman farmer as their leader. He united them and shook off the shackles of oppression as they won the fight against the "old world" and became a strong nation. That farmer is known as the "father of his country." Today, a famous U.S. city is named after him.

The new nation formed two houses of government. The more powerful was the Senate, whose members could be elected only if they were men of probity [integrity], honor, patriotism, and religion. The nation became a republic, though it is a republic no longer.

Ultimately, a civil war divided the fledgling country. Its leader, who tried to keep the republic united, was assassinated in the shadow of government buildings.

Eventually, many of the nations senators became ambitious for power. They began to make deals with leaders of important factions.

And the republic now became entangled in alliances with foreign nations. The alliances brought wars; the wars brought taxes. But the citizens didn't seem to mind. War, after all, also increased trade and industry. And, besides, the new taxes affected only the rich.

Farmers rebelled, sending petitions for subsidies, price supports. Government, wanting support for its own schemes, bought up the surplus crops and stored them in warehouses, where they rotted. Not to be outdone, industrialists were next to ask for tax benefits.

Finally, the government became all powerful. It guaranteed to protect the people from all forces of nature. And taxation grew and grew. Bureaucracy thrived as free housing, fiee food, free entertainment came next. The middle class declined under the added tax burdens. Crime became so commonplace that it was dangerous to walk the streets at night.

A crippled man led the nation into more wars and foreign entanglements. Patriots became known as radicals.

A general, who had been victimized by the government, pleaded with the nation to remember her past, to return to honor, to decent government, to the principles ofthe founding fathers. The people scoffed, and he died, bitterly thinking his anguished thoughts.

An honest senator dared to speak out for a halt to foreign subversion and to constant foreign aid and draining away from the people's money. The public at large recoiled, branding him a reactionary.

The nation fell deeper into debt. It joined a league of the world with enemies that exploited her. She increased taxes to send her wheat to those enemies. And she devalued her currency, substituting base materials for precious metals in her coins.

She became allied with powerful barbarians in still another stupid war. She sent "experts" to school the barbarians in the latest scientific discoveries.

The nation was now totally corrupt. Its middle class was finally dead. The barbarians moved in... and took over. And they destroyed the civilizations. That nation's name?

Ancient Rome.

Identification notes:

The pilgrim's rock - Foundation of the Temple of Jupiter
The gentleman farmer - Cincinatus
The assassinated leader - Julius Caesar
The general - Marc Anthony
The honest senator - Cicero
Author unknown

"The parallel is almost eerie. How will we finish our story?"--Ronald Reagan

January 20, 2009

St. Malachy's Pope Predictions

111 popes prophetically predicted in succession. What are the odds that one man predicted them all correctly in succession? This man's vision was not serendipitous fantasy, but Spirit inspired revelation.

St. Malachy was a Catholic Archbishop of the 12th century who wrote a startling accurate list of every pope until the end of time. St. Malachy was a bishop who lived in Ireland and on a trip in Rome in 1139 AD he was struck by a vision of the future. In it the long list of illustrious pontiffs who were to rule the Church until the end of time were revealed. His writings of each pope were succinct, spelled out in latin, and written in symbolic representation.

Many of these prophecies are considered to be way too precise to be mere coincidence. Look at these examples: (The prophecy's English translation in parenthesis)

1. Religion Laid Waste (Religio Depopulata). BENEDICT XV. 1914-1922.
During this Pope's reign we saw Communism move into Russia where religious life was laid waste, and World War I with the death of millions of Christians who were carnage in Flanders Field and elsewhere.
2. Pastor Et Nautam (Pastor & Sailor) John XXIII. 28 Oct.1958 – 3 June 1963.
Before becoming Pope in 1958 he was the patriarch of Venice--a marine city.
3. De Laboris Solis (The Sun's Eclipse, the sun's labor) 1978 - 2 April 2005. Amazingly, Pope John Paul II was the only pope who was both born the day of an eclipse of the sun, and entombed the day the sun was eclipsed.

The final pope on the list. 111th: Gloria Olivae. (From the Glory of the Olives) This is the current pope, Benedict XVI

Then, after short latin prophetic sayings throughout his prophecies, he utters an ominous closing latin phrase.

In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city (Rome, the seat of the Vatican) will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. THE END.

Is it mere coincidence that prophesies from multiple sources: the Bible, Mayans, Nostradamus, and even St. Malachy are all coming together at the same time?

A whole list of the incredible Prophecies about the last 10 popes can be found at this site.
Other good sites include: St Malachy's Prophecy of the Pope and the Last Pope.

"For I know that the Lord is great and our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases He does, in heaven and in earth. In the seas and in all deep places He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries." Psalm 135: 5-7.

January 16, 2009

Mayan Calender II

The Mayan astronomers were incredible and one becomes more impressed the more one reads about them. All of their observations led to a uniquely accurate calender system. Their calender predicted more than just dates in which the world would end but solar and lunar eclipses, the summer rains, transits of venus(speaking of the this, Venus will be crossing the sun guessed it 2012!), surpassing even what modern calenders can predict.

For a complete summary on the Mayan culture see the previous post: Mayans 2012 Prediction

Mayans 2012 Prediction

You may have heard a little about the Mayans 2012 prediction. BUT who really were the Mayans? AND why is this such a big deal?

The Mayan Indians were advanced in mathematics, writing, and astronomy. They lived in Mexico and built a famous pyramid in the Yucatan peninsula during the year 1050 BC. This pyramid had 365 steps leading to the top of the pyramid which marked the solar year. However, their most famous invention was their calender.

No one knows for sure how they did it but they were very accurate in their methods. As in VERY accurate, they estimated that a year was longer than 365 days rather 365.242036 days, which is slightly more accurate than the 365.2425 days of the Gregorian calendar we use today. Bear in mind they calculated this around 1000 BC, well before anyone else. The Mayans had different types of calenders: long count, divine, civil, and short among others. They had a 13 day week. The calender that arouses the curiosity is the long calender.

The long calender on the Mayan calender begins August 11, 3114 BC and will be completed on December 21, 2012. This will mark the end of a major 5126 year cycle on the long count calender.

The reason many are interested in this is the fact that during the year 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the milky way galaxy during the winter solstice for the first time in 26,000 years! THIS MEANS: Whatever energy typically stems to the earth from the center of the milky way will be disrupted on 12/21/2012 at 11:11 PM. Coincidence? Some believe that the sun spots could wreck havoc on the earth during this time causing power outages, earthquakes, etc.

A big point to understand. According to the Mayans 12/21/2012 marks the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. So: The Mayans are NOT predicting the end of the world per se. The Mayans believed that time was cyclical, that is, it goes in circles. They believed that there would be 5 cycles in the earth's history---and that the last cycle would end on 12/21/2012. Whether this means the earth is going to disappear or just start a new cycle, that remains to be seen.

A lot of cosmic activity is going to occur between the years of 2012-2015. The Bible tells us that there will be 'signs in the sun, moon, and stars' before the coming return of the Messiah. The earth is shaking, Israel is in turmoil, the Church is in travail; all these signs are the beginning of 'birth pains' (Matthew 24:8).

For a visual on this check out Perry Stone's "Strange Cosmic Signs from 2012-2015"

Second Coming

I came across a really great article recently in the World Magazine. Below is a quick part of the editorial that gives a great picture of the importance of waiting patiently but actively for His coming.

Are you eager for the Second Coming of Christ? Too often people go to extremes. Some people end up overexcited about the Second Coming, others forget about it.

You know something about the overexcited ones, because they draw attention to themselves. A group gets worked up by its leader, who claims he can predict when Christ is coming. They sell their property, dress in white robes, and go out to a mountain on the appointed day.

It is not always so extreme. But William Miller, the founder of the Adventist movement, predicted the Second Coming of Christ in 1843-44, and gained many followers. He narrowed down the time to a cut-off date of March 21, 1844. When that passed, it was reset to April 18, 1844. One of his followers reset it again to Oct. 22, 1844. Charles T. Russell, the original figure behind the Jehovah's Witnesses, predicted the Second Coming would occur in April 1978. One book gave 88 reasons why Jesus Christ would come in 1988.

The Bible gives us simple answers for all these speculations:
"It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority..." Acts 1:7

Among Christians today the prevailing mood threatens to go to the opposite extreme. We forget about the Second Coming and then become immersed in worldliness. In practice we have the attitude that this world is all there is, little better than what the skeptics said in 2 Peter 3, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning."

God has promised that Christ will return and this present world will be dissolved (2 peter 3:10-11). Jesus tells us that until then, we need to 'watch and make the best use of your time.' (Ephesians 5:16)

However long you live on earth, it is only a short span in comparison with eternity (Psalm 90:1-4). And your sufferings in this life will be far outweighed by "an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison" (2 Corinthians 4:17).

January 9, 2009

Science Advisors warn of 2012 World Catastrophe

It's not just the Mayans anymore. After more than two years of very low sunspot activity and hardly any flares, the sun is ramping up activity according to the National Academy of Science. The expected culmination of solar activity is expected to reach its peach guessed it, the year 2012.

Damage to power grids and other communications systems could be catastrophic, the scientists conclude, with effects leading to a potential loss of governmental control of the situation.

January 8, 2009

EU calls for New Global Order

Sarkozy, Merkel, Blair Calling for a New World Order. A laughable idea? Not anymore.

PARIS – The head of Europe's biggest economy said Thursday that world leaders should be looking at the massive U.S. deficit and other economic imbalances, not just problems caused by financial markets, as they debate a new global order.

Speaking at a conference in Paris on the future of capitalism, German Chancellor Angela Merkel singled out the American budget deficit and China's current account surplus — the difference between exports and imports — as problems upsetting the global economy.

Technology's Exponential Growth

It was said in the 20th century technology advanced 1000 X's the previous 19 centuries combined. The 21st however is projected to be 1000 X'S all the progress made in that century. I repeat, the gaines in technological advance in both understanding and application will be a THOUSAND times what we just made in the last CENTURY.

Incredible. In the 20th we went from horses to auto's, brought about the computer age, phones, microwaves, nuclear bombs, the list is endless. AND yet all these advances in technology is going to pale in comparison to what lies ahead.

When we start to see kids toys like this from Best of Consumer Electronics Show, we know that mind reading technology will soon be available to all.

* This undated photo provided by Mattel Inc., shows Mattel's new toy, Mind Flex. This toy comes with a brain-scanning head set. Concentrate, and a fan spins up to levitate a ball. Relax your thoughts, and the ball descends. For a challenge, guide the ball through an 'obstacle course' of hoops.* AP/Mattel

"But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end, many shall run to and fro

and knowledge shall increase." (Daniel 12:4)

Two signs given to Daniel to identify the end of times were the rapid increase in travel and knowledge---at an exponential rate.

Bible Prophecy Article: Knowledge and Travel wil increase

January 7, 2009

Roman Road

There was once a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would was so fragile. And I fear that it will not survive the winter.
Marcus Aurelius (Gladiator)

Rome died long before it's kingdom ultimately collapsed.

The very virtue of Roman unchanging stoicism became Rome’s undoing. For without change a catastrophe was inevitable. Yet adaptable as the Roman mind was to matters of warfare, it was resistant to any sudden change in political rule.

So, as the Roman elite did, what it was bred to do, as they competed ruthlessly with one another for the highest positions and honors, they unwittingly tore apart the very structure they were sworn to protect.

America's elected officials have been sworn to represent the people's interests, putting the interests of the people above the interests of the lobby and themselves. The culture of pleasure, entertainment, and passivity has replaced the former hard working, responsible, and dedicated generation that formed this great country. As a result only those interest's in which is most immediately gratifying takes place.

A long term energy plan?
-Rather, a yearly vote on a renewable energy credit to give politicians the ability to say they support American made energy.

A long term fix on Social Security?
-Rather, a yearly re-allocation of these funds to that of pet project's in the politicians home town.

A long term solution to a health care system that spends 40 percent more as a percentage of GDP than the next highest-spending country?
-Rather, empty promises and 200,000 deaths by hospital error every year.

Like Rome, America's culture and the leaders they reflect has already died, replacing the necessities of the future for the urgency of the now. The collapse of America's economic superiority is only a collapse of the facade that has concealed to the world what a bystander already knows. Power has corrupted, morality and personal responsibility have been abandoned, and leadership no addresses problems but window dresses them.

For more information on the Collapse of the Roman Empire check out The Early Republic

January 6, 2009

When do you predict the earth will end?

Apparently, according to this article we've got less than 5 billion years.

If all else fails, the Earth will almost certainly come to an end in about 5 billion years when it falls into the expanding sun.

I'm not sure if this is supposed to comfort us by relieving us of the fact that the world will not end in our lifetime or give us hope that this despotic evil world will end eventually. Not exactly comforting either way.

Now more than ever, people are looking for answers to the intriguing questions surrounding the ultimate demise of this planet. Why now? The signs have arrived. Just as one can predict weather patterns based on observable traits, we're seeing the culmination of many events prophesied long ago.....

Fear not for when you hear of wars, rumors of wars see that you are not troubled for nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines, pestillences, and earthquakes. All these things are the beginning of sorrows.
Matthew: 24

January 4, 2009

Armageddon Week

The History Channel is showing a series entitled 'Armageddon Week.' A look into the future prophecies tied into the coming end of civilization.

Here's the Schedule:
Monday: The Bible Code Predicting Armageddon. 8 PM
Tuesday: The Universe: Stopping Armageddon 9 PM
Wednesday: Decoding the past, Doomsday 2012 8 PM
Thursday: Nostradamus 2012 8 PM
Friday: Last Days on Earth 8 PM
Saturday: 7 Signs of the Apocalypse 8 PM

All Times Eastern.

Comic Relief

Calvin & Hobbes explain the economic downturn.

2008: Signs in the Heavens

"There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Luke 21:25-26

The earth shook in 2008 with hurricanes such as Hurricane Ike hitting Texas and floods spattering Iowa. Although this year saw fewer natural disasters than 2007, the devastation of individual events pushed 2008 to No. 3 in the rankings of most expensive disaster years on record, according to a report by Munich Re Group.

The heavens continue to display wonder and fulfill the role given to them in Genesis 1:1, "God created the heavens and the earth. .... and let them be for signs and seasons.

For More Incredible 2008 Pictures see:

Pictures Part 1
Pictures Part 2
Pictures Part 3