Stephen Hawking in Abandon the Earth says…
“It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years,”
Yessirree… I will almost say it will be darn near impossible! We can both agree this, however, the particulars of the cause and solution are very different.
My outlook is taken from yet future events as they are recorded in the books of Daniel and the book of the Revelation. In these, is written a detailed description of coming events in a future time of great tribulation on Earth. It was also spoken of by Jesus, at length, in Matthew 13. It will be terrible to behold, let alone live through.
The escape, though, will not be on space ships… it will be a call by Jesus Himself!
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Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them.
You know what is happening in the world today. You see the signs all around. Now, Christian, is the time to be sober and vigilant. We know the sign posts that foretold these things.
Watch, be vigilant. Pray for your family and neighbors… it is only when those appointed to be the bride of Christ are fulfilled that the Groom comes to claim His bride. It could happen at any moment, there is no set day.
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From the mouth of a “smart” “scientist,” he’s basically saying man comes from rocks!
And because of the seeming necessary need for a designer, a conclusion of the field of science known as intelligent design, there are scientists who now push for the idea of panspermia. Panspermia is a belief, yes belief, that life came from spores in space… or some other race made us.
It is my firm conviction, that atheism is a rejection of God and morality, and therefore an act of the will.
Paul described this very well in Romans 1:18-23:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
This is the rallying cry for the powers of darkness… “Where is your God?” Notice the voice in the “song?” Scary, huh?
Paul ended with a warning, sorta, Romans 1:28-33:
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
Oh, the scoffers have arrived as in 2 Peter 3:3. And people are asking the question in 2 Peter 3:4. But Peter explains it further in 2 Peter 3:5-8, thus:
For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
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I just saw an interesting ad on facebook. A group will care for your pets after you leave in the rapture for only $15 a month (goes up to $25 a month March 1st) for up to 3 pets.
After the Rapture Pet Care has this to say:
Dear Fellow Christian:
As the Apostle Paul describes in Thessalonians as quoted above, at some point in the future Jesus will come in the air, catch up the Church from the earth, and then return to heaven with the Church. This is known as the Rapture and it will be glorious. But what of our pets? Who will take care of our pets when we’re gone?T
their FAQs answer questions like this:
- What if the Rapture does not occur while my pet is alive?
- Who are these Volunteer Caretakers and how do I know they’ll take good care of my pets?
- Can I contact the Volunteer Caretakers in my area?
- Isn’t the world going to be totally collapsed after the Rapture?
I believe in free enterprise and applaud these people for creating a service to fill a need. I have actually thought about how to get my pet taken care of in the event I get snatched, or more likely, have a heart attack with the doors all locked.
I for one will not sign up for this service. My dog is fifteen years old and might not last much longer. My apartment complex knows I have a pet and will probably go in and get him if a friend requests it. I have several friends that are very unlikely to ask Jesus to forgive their sins and become their Lord. That makes me sad, but it does give me some comfort knowing my Buzzy will be taken care of by loving people.
If you saw Doc Hollywood and remember the character Woody Harrelson played, you might have some misgivings about this service that seems like the “earthquake insurance” he was “keen to take a crack at.”
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For those who are paying attention, have you noticed a pattern lately?
It seems that those cartoons I grew up on, where a certain villain wanted to take over the world, were prognostications. In this case, though, there isn’t any one particular “person” who is doing this.
However, there does seem to be a concerted effort, everywhere, to harness the political will of the world in one entity. And with that, control everything you and I do. I am continually astounded at how fast things are happening.
There are hints appearing daily, and all seem to be small pieces to a larger puzzle. Starting with the engineered recession in 2008, leading to TARP. Then came G-20 and global socialism, followed by single-payer health care, cap and trade, and now climategate. The latest revelation is from a scientist stepping forward declaring a concerted push of what really is a religion. This scientist, a hurricane expert, rips anthropogenic global warming saying, “There has been an unrelenting quarter century of one-sided indoctrination.”
You can also find a push for worldwide population control. Now other countries have joined China’s call for a one child policy! The ultimate goal is controlling every aspect of your life! Perhaps, the boogieman is real, and he is pulling the strings. Your life and your freedom is at stake!
Who is this boogieman? Well, funny thing, in Islam, part of the purification ritual is to rinse your nose out in the morning and before prayer, this is called Ablution. This is because Islam teaches that Satan dwells up in the nose overnight!
Yea, I do believe Satan is real… and I also believe he is the mastermind!
Consider this… Lazy, duped American voters choose “progressive” politicians because of the promise of goodies from a “benevolent” government. It is fitting, that they choose their own SLAVEMASTERS and willingly indenture themselves! What is more shocking is that they have purchased their own shackles, by supporting progressive environmentalist and animal rights groups with their own hard earned treasure in the name of benevolence.
It is ironic, and perhaps, just. But amidst all of this I am saddened. Saddened, because in this, they have rejected their own freedom. Worse yet, they have willingly and blatantly rejected God’s provision of righteousness for themselves, Jesus! (John 3:16-21)
So I ask… Are you tired of the lies?
Have you reject eternal life all for more leisure and a season to sin?
Did you know… That work is also a gift from God? (Genesis 3:17)
Are you prepared for the certain future of a tyrannical one-world government?
Behold… He says He is coming quickly! (Revelation 3:20; Revelation 16:15; Revelation 22:7,12,20)
Repent, that is change your mind. Reject the lie (Genesis 3:4-5,) that you are your own god. Trust Jesus as your only salvation as you would trust a parachute as Paul says in Romans 3:21-26Print This Post Filed under Eschatology, Global Warming, history, news, prophecy, Science, views | Tags: End Times, Environment, Global Warming, globalism, government, prophecy, rapture, Science | Comments Off on Science and Religion… are they the same?
The rapture is a doctrine about how Christians are going to be removed from the earth when Christ returns, at the start of His millennial reign. There are three main schools of thought about it.
Pre Tribbers believe the Christians will be removed before the tribulation starts and the Antichrist is revealed. This is a very attractive doctrine: who wants to be here when all the bad stuff described in the bible is happening? This is the predominant school of thought. Chuck Missler and Hal Lindsey are leaders in preaching this view.
Mid Tribbers believe that the rapture occurs halfway through the tribulation, just before the Great Tribulation starts. This is when the Antichrist throws off his disguise and things really get bad. Jay Vernon McGee held to a mid trib rapture.
Post Tribbers believe that the rapture does not occur until the end of the tribulation during the battle of Armageddon. Jesus will return, the dead will be resurrected and the believers will be removed to acompany Christ on his triumphal return. James Lloyd and Dave MacPherson are prominent leaders in this school of thought.
A fourth school of thought is is called Pan Tribulationism. Pan Tribbers believe it will all “pan out in the end”. We hope the Pre Tribbers are right but believe we need to prepare as if the Post Tribbers are right. It is only good stewardship. To make it through the coming bad times we need to trust in God to protect us and form a community that can get by outside the normal channels.
Do you want to be a Pan Tribber too?
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