The Tide of Our Times
Ever more assaults on Christianity is the provocative title of a column in the Washington Times written by David Limbaugh. Limbaugh believes that the war against Christianity in America is escalating and becoming increasingly hysterical. He asks the question, Could it be that those attacking are motivated more by an antipathy toward Christianity than an affinity for religious freedom?
Concerning recent passage of legislation by Congress which allows for the use of the Capitol Rotunda for their prayer sessions, Limbaugh says, This apparently incensed Barry Lynn of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Limbaugh quotes Lynn as saying, If members of Congress want a religious service, they can go to their houses of worship. The U. S. Capitol is not a revival tent.
Limbaugh continues, Dont tell Barry Lynn, but the murals around the Rotunda wall depict pilgrims praying, the baptism of Pocahontas, De Soto planting a cross on the banks of the Mississippi and George Washington passing into heaven.
How ironic that instead of honoring the Judeo-Christian tradition underlying our unparalleled liberties, the secular neo-libertarians are trying to eradicate all vestiges of that tradition in the public arena.
A quote by Benjamin Netanyahu, former Prime Minister of Israel, gives a valuable insight into the fundamentalist Islamic mind set and its attitude toward America. Some of you may find it hard to believe that Islamic militants truly cling to the mad fantasy of destroying America...Unless they are stopped now, their attacks will continue, and become even more lethal in the future. Netanyahu continues to warn that one of the goals of these Islamic terrorists is to obtain a nuclear device and then detonate it within New York City, thereby striking at the very financial and cultural heart of America.
Earthquakes are a sign of divine judgment, as we know. The Scripture says, And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood (Rev. 6:12).
Several times in the prophetic Scriptures, earthquakes are mentioned as characterizing the end of time. Their increased intensity and frequency should certainly therefore be seen as a sign, the evidence of a voice from God.
The wicked leaders of the world will speak to the mountains and the rocks and say, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand? (Rev. 6:16, 17).
Although we give no credence to extra biblical revelation, the following information from Grant Jeffreys chapter in the book Foreshocks of Antichrist (page 108) is quite fascinating. Jeffrey says that, on several occasions the present pope has indicated that he believes he is the last pope who will follow the teachings of Christ and truly believe in Jesus Christ as the Lord God Almighty.
Apparently, the pope believes in a series of ancient prophecies given by a Saint Malachi about 850 years ago which purport to foretell the future of the Roman Catholic Church from Pope Celestine II (who ruled in AD 1143) until the last pope who would rule during the final destruction of the Catholic Church, almost a thousand years later, during the Battle of Armageddon.
Jeffrey continues, According to Saint Malachis prediction, there would be only 111 popes...following Pope Celestine who died in 1146. Curiously, this present pope is pope number 110. The prophecy further claims that the next and final pope would be the first to dare to assume the name and title of Peter and would rule from Rome during the Tribulation. In a final observation, Jeffrey says that Pope John Paul II apparently believes that he is following an agenda based on these extra biblical predictions and that he will lead the world during the political, religious, and military crises that will lead to the appearance of the Antichrist.
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