Thursday, March 31, 2005

VOA - New Bird Flu Cases Add to Pandemic Fears
Vietnamese medical officials are voicing fears of a pandemic if the bird flu virus mutates to spread easily among humans. Another report for your files on pestilence (Luke 21:11).
Breaking News - My Way News: "Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose 15 years connected to a feeding tube sparked an epic legal battle that went all the way to the White House and Congress, died Thursday, 13 days after the tube was removed. She was 41." :: Do you think that this case is something the Bible prophecy community should be concerned with? How is it connected to Bible prophecy? Please use the comments link to share your thoughts with us.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

VOA News - Angola Imposes Travel Restrictions to Stop Spread of Virus
According to this Voice of America report, "Angola has imposed travel restrictions on people who have visited an area hit hard by an outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus." A scary report for your research on pestilence (Luke 21:11).

Monday, March 28, 2005

Indonesia Quake
Yet another large earthquake has struck Indonesia, killing thousands of people (AP - Indonesian VP: Quake May Kill Up to 2,000). Earthquakes are one of the Olivet Signs, things that Jesus said would happen in with increasing frequency and intensity in the normal course of history as the end times approached. Fortunately, this time, there was no tsunami, which is also a prophetic sign found in Luke 21:25. It's interesting to note that popular Bible prophecy commentators in the late 20th Century dismissed Luke 21:25 as merely a symbol of unrest and not a literal depiction of wave damage. Steeped in the social upheaval of their time, they thought that roaring waves represented the unrest of nations and peoples, protests, riots, revolutions and the like. Now, at the dawn of the 21st Century, we find that nations are filled with fear and perplexity at the roaring waves shattering their coasts.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

WorldNetDaily: 10,000 Jews to ascend Temple Mount

The goal: to force Israel's government, and all the world's meddlers, to face squarely the issue of who ought to be in charge of the site.

In case anyone doubts either the authenticity or the details of this story, let me observe that WorldNetDaily is one of the most scrupulous news organs in any medium today, and that Aaron Klein, head of WND's Jerusalem Bureau, is one of the finest and bravest journalists in the world today.

This is, of course, not really the place to debate the merits of a geopolitical issue that

  1. is already foretold to become critical, and
  2. in any case, won't matter anymore once the Tribulation begins in ernest.
That said, the entire Temple Mount situation is the UN's doing--and the prophet Daniel clearly said that the prince who shall come will be the one to offer what will at first seem a remedy for the situation [Daniel 9:27] but will in fact be a set-up to an even worse insult.