EARTHQUAKES: A SIGN OF THE ENDTIME • THE IRISH SAY NO TO LISBON TREATY • BORN WHAT WAY?
For 184 years, from the birth of the
United States in 1776 to 1960, homo-
sexual acts were criminal in all fifty
states of the United States of America. On
May 29, 2008, the state of Colorado passed
a law criminalizing speaking against homo-
sexuality. What has produced this amazing
flip-flop in American moral values?
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The Gay Agenda vs. The Bible
Earthquakes: A Sign of the Endtime
The Irish Say No To Lisbon Treaty
Born What Way?
Dr. Paul Cameron
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Irvin Baxter, Jr.
Kara McPeak Will historians then record a continuing
DESIGN & LAYOUT
slide into the abyss of moral decay, or will
Simeon Young Jr.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of
they tell about a nation that corrected its
God, that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world,
and that He will come again to establish a
kingdom that shall never be destroyed (Daniel
2:44). Those who are born again (John 3:3-5).
course and recovered its greatness? The
will have eternal life and rule as kings and
priests with Christ forever.
WHAT IS ENDTIME?
next eight years will undoubtedly deter-
In 1968, Irvin Baxter jr. discovered the United
States and other modern nations in the Bible.
He also found the Berlin Wall in the Bible and
that one day it was to be torn down, re-uniting
mine what they will say. Is it possible for
Germany, and that event would be the cata-
lyst to spark an international movement called
the “New World Order.” These things have now
come to pass. Irvin Baxter Jr., a Pentecostal
a nation that has hit the moral skids, as
minister, began Endtime Ministries in 1986
when he wrote A Message For The President, a
book explaining the major prophecies of the
Bible which he had been teaching since 1968.
America has, to find its way back to the
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic fulfill-
ment accelerated rapidly. The decision was
made to launch Endtime magazine. The pur-
pose of the magazine is to explain the prophe-
principles that once made her great?
cies of the Bible and to show that they are now
being fulfilled in intricate detail. Articles focus
on the soon return of Jesus Christ, the truth of
the Bible, and the need for salvation. Endtime
Could we identify the forces that seem to
does not deal with doctrinal controversies, as
valid as they may be. This will be left to other
publications. be sweeping us along and make a deter-
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hen the history of the United
ARE WE APPROACHING
W States of America is written 200
years from now, what will be said
about the quantum shift in moral values that
occurred between 1960 and 2008? How will
historians explain the incredible moral flip-
Nine specific prophecies in the Bible will occur within the final seven years prior to the
flop from a nation that outlawed homosex-
Battle of Armageddon. By examining these prophecies, we can get a sense of how close
ual acts from 1776 to 1960 to a nation that
we are to Armageddon.
outlawed speaking against homosexuality
just 48 years later? Will they be able to ex- The final seven years will begin when the Antichrist The Temple Mount will be placed under the su-
plain what happened? and the international community give their support pervision of the world community, and the leader
Will historians then record a continuing to Israel’s right to exist in the land promised to Abra- of the world community, which will at that time be
slide into the abyss of moral decay, or will ham by God. This is called the confirmation of the the Antichrist, will stand on the Temple Mount claim-
they tell about a nation that corrected its covenant (Daniel 9:27 & Genesis 15:18). Israel’s Prime ing to be God (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). Ehud Barak,
course and recovered its greatness? Minister has openly stated that the number one goal of Israeli Prime Minister in the year 2000, suggested
The next eight years will undoubtedly de- his administration is to obtain the support of the inter- placing the Temple Mount under UN control in order
termine what they will say. Is it possible for national community for Israel’s final borders. He hopes to make a sharing of the Temple Mount possible.
a nation that has hit the moral skids, as to achieve this by the end of 2008. When the UN takes control of the Temple Mount, the
America has, to find its way back to the leader of the world government will feel justified in
principles that once made her great? Could A war will begin from the vicinity of the Euphrates claiming ultimate authority there.
we identify the forces that seem to be sweep- River (Revelation 9:13-16). Most of the Eu-
ing us along and make a determined deci- phrates River is in Iraq. The United States has A world government will dominate the world for
sion to reverse them before they destroy us? 140,000 troops stationed along the Euphrates at this three and one-half years prior to Armageddon
Does anyone understand what has hap- time. The conflict between the U.S. and Islamic Fun- (Daniel 7:23 & Revelation 13:7). The nations of the
pened? Does anyone know the way back? damentalism is not diminishing, but increasing world are increasingly recognizing the authority of in-
And more importantly, does anyone have around the world. ternational law. We now have the World Bank, the
the leadership and the moral courage to lead World Trade Organization, the World Health Organi-
our nation to recovery? The West Bank (Judea) in Israel will become a zation and the World Court—just to name a few. We
One writer said, “For of all sad words of place of great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-21). have a World Court to adjudicate the international
tongue or pen, the saddest are: it might have Ehud Olmert has openly said that he will withdraw laws of the emerging world government.
been.” from the West Bank (Judea) by the end of 2008. When
Another writer added to the famous Israel withdraws, the Hamas terrorist state will take Each person on earth will be required to have a
phrase: “If this be true, it seems to me the over in Judea, precipitating a bloodbath. mark or a number in order to buy or sell (Reve-
next saddest words are, it used to be.” lation 13:16-18). On May 11, 2005, President Bush
Will the epithet on the tombstone of the The Temple Mount in Jerusalem will be placed signed the Real ID Act. The law requires that every
United States of America say, “It used to under a sharing arrangement between Jew and American must have a national ID card by May 11,
be”? e Gentile (Revelation 11:1-2). President Clinton sug-
gested the sharing of the Temple Mount in July of
2008. Without this card, a person will not be able to
hold a job or open a bank account. Without a job or
2000. It is generally believed this is the only possible a bank account, how much buying and selling will an
solution to the Temple Mount dispute whenever the individual be able to do? Oh, by the way, you can’t
Editor’s note: issue is finally resolved. get your card without giving your number…your so-
cial security number.
The Jewish temple will be built on the Temple
Be sure to read “The Gay
Mount (Revelation 11:1-2 & 2 Thessalonians The world community, led by Russia and Iran, will
2:3-4). All the furniture for Israel’s Third Temple is invade the nation of Israel (Zechariah 14:2-4 &
Agenda vs. The Bible” in now complete; Israel has her long-sought-for red Ezekiel 38 & 39) Iran (Persia) and Russia
heifer, which is needed before the re-establishment (Meshech—root word for Moscovi or Moscow) are
of temple worship; and in June of 2005, the newly re- now in alliance. Iran is the leading advocate of “wip-
this issue. born Sanhedrin announced they were proceeding with
building the temple.
ing Israel off the map.” e
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BY GINGER BOERKIRCHER
6th Trumpet Watch and plan to voice their opposition to it in a pean Union. A newspaper had quoted Pol-
Scientist to Congress: U.S. risks 'catastro- New York Times editorial. The plan is to be ish President Lech Kaczynski as saying that
phe' in nuke EMP attack for a "limited" air strike aimed more at send- signing the treaty would be "pointless" be-
A top scientist has warned that America re- ing a message than destroying Iran’s sup- cause of the Irish no vote in June. But
mains vulnerable to a "catastrophe" from a posed nuclear program the report said. French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke by
nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack that phone with Kaczynski who told the French
could be launched by hostile rogue nations U.S. diplomat says fear of Chinese missile leader that Poland will not be "an obstacle"
or terrorists. William R. Graham, chairman buildup encouraging pro-independence in to the treaty's ratification. Sarkozy also said
of the Commission to Assess the Threat Taiwan that Ireland will have to vote once more on
from an (EMP) Attack, presented a new re- A second-ranking U.S. diplomat says he the treaty. His comments were downplayed
port on "one of a small number of threats fears China's huge buildup of missiles is en- but not denied by the French government.
that can hold our society at risk of cata- couraging Taiwan's pro-independence incli- At this point, 23 of the 27 member states
strophic consequences." An EMP attack ini- nations. China has been adding more than have ratified the treaty.
tiated by the detonation of a nuclear 100 missiles a year to the estimated 1,000 it
weapon at high altitude in the range of 25 to has targeting Taiwan. Hundreds of thou- Israel must share Jerusalem, Sarkozy tells
250 miles over the middle of the continental sands of troops are based opposite Taiwan, Parliament
U.S. "has the capability to produce signifi- and hundreds of planes are ready to make French President Nicolas Sarkozy told the
cant damage to critical infrastructures," said good on China's threat to attack should the Israeli parliament that there could be no
Graham. Because of America's heavy re- island formalize its de-facto independence. Middle East peace unless Israel drops its re-
liance on electricity and electronics, the im- fusal to cede sovereignty over parts of
pact would be far worse than on a country Indefensible spending Jerusalem. Putting himself forward as a pos-
less advanced. Why is U.S. military spending at the highest sible peace broker, he also offered to mobi-
point, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than at lize French troops if necessary. He said
Pentagon official warns of Israeli attack on any time since the end of World War II, asks peace with the Palestinians was possible if
Iran Robert Scheer, who wrote a column for The Israel, among other things, would accept
Senior Pentagon officials are concerned that Times, and is editor-in-chief of Truthdig. Jerusalem as the capital of two states.
Israel could carry out an attack on Iran's nu- The 2009 defense budget commits the
clear facilities before the end of the year. A United States to spending more to defeat a EU plans international embassies
senior defense official said it is a move that ragtag band of terrorists than it spent at the The European Union plans to open its own
likely would prompt Iranian retaliation height of the Cold War fighting the Soviet embassies under a secret plan that critics
against, not just Israel, but against the superpower. When pressed on why the mas- fear represents a "power grab" by Brussels
United States. sive weapons arsenal we already possess officials pushing for a federal superstate. It’s
isn't sufficient to keep the peace in a sud- the first time that full EU embassies have
"Hostile" Iran sparks U.S. attack plan denly unipolar world, defense hawks often been seriously discussed. The "Embassies of
A second American aircraft carrier steamed cite an emerging threat from China. China's the Union" would be controlled by an EU
into the Persian Gulf as the Pentagon or- military is focused on assuring the capabil- diplomatic service created by the Lisbon
dered military commanders to develop new ity to prevent Taiwan independence. Treaty.
options for attacking Iran. The planning is
being driven by what one officer called the EU Watch Mark of the Beast Watch
"increasingly hostile role" Iran is playing in Poland won’t block EU Treaty and Sarkozy Biometric blooper?
Iraq. According to a report in the Asia says Ireland will have to vote again The U.K. is planning to launch a national
Times, the Bush administration plans to After indicating he would not sign the Lis- biometric identity card next year. The card
carry out air strikes by August, and a Cali- bon Treaty, Poland's president has pledged will be convenient, but the whole idea may
fornia and Indiana senator were informed not to block the treaty to reform the Euro- be deeply flawed. According to a recent re-
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port by Ross Anderson, professor of security nasty period is soon to be upon us accord- to build a Third Temple on Jerusalem's
engineering in the Computer Laboratory at ing to Bob Janjuah, the bank's credit strate- Mount Moriah, the site of the Dome of the
the University of Cambridge in England, gist. "Globalization was always going to risk Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque, by inaugu-
criminals can easily steal biometric scans, putting G7 bankers into a dangerous corner rating a workshop that manufactures
and once that happens, it is not possible to at some point. We have got to that point," priestly garments. Priestly garments have
re-enroll the person whose identity is com- he said. "The Fed is in panic mode.” not been worn since the destruction of the
promised. You can’t issue someone a new Second Temple by Rome in 70 AD. When
face, retina or fingerprint. Cell phone users secretly tracked in study the Temple is rebuilt, the proper outfit must
Researchers secretly tracked the locations be worn in order to perform the duties in
Real ID deadline comes and goes with zero of 100,000 people outside the United States the Temple.
states on board through their cell phones. This first-of-its-
The original May 11 deadline for Real ID kind study by Northeastern University 'Olmert met with Osirak attack planner'
compliance has come and gone, but not a raises privacy and ethical questions for its The New York Times broke a story about
single state has implemented the program. monitoring methods. Researchers used cell what it claimed was a massive Israeli Air
The Real ID Act had been squeezed into a phone towers to track individuals' locations Force drill to simulate an attack in Iran. On
2005 military spending bill and passed with whenever they made or received phone calls the same day, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
virtually no discussion or debate in Con- and text messages. The scientists would not met with Colonel Aviam Sela. Sela was the
gress. All 50 states have now been granted disclose where the study was done; only de- brains behind "Operation Opera," which,
extensions from the Department of Home- scribing the location as an industrialized na- when carried out in 1981, resulted in the de-
land Security. tion. struction of the Osirak nuclear reactor in
Iraq. The report speculates that Olmert in-
Rep. Guest stares down a threat Bush signs bill to take all newborns’ DNA vited Sela to the meeting to hear from the
Missouri Rep. Jim Guest fears Real ID could President Bush signed into law a bill which colonel his thoughts about the chances that
lead to a national ID card that could be will see the federal government screen the Israel would succeed in attacking Iran.
compromised and threaten the user’s pri- DNA of all newborn babies in the U.S. Crit-
vacy. Rep. Guest wants his state to opt out ics have described it as the first step to- Qurei says Israel, PA to start drafting peace
from complying with the Real ID Act. The wards the establishment of a national DNA proposal
Missouri House had passed the measure, database. The new law S. 1858, known as Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have
but the effort languished in their Senate. The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of agreed to start drafting elements of a peace
Recently the state received a $17 million 2007, is meant to represent preparation for accord. Ahmed Qurei made it clear that the
federal grant to develop and test a verifica- any sort of "public health emergency." Sec- decision did not necessarily reflect agree-
tion process for implementing Real ID. tions of the bill make it clear that DNA may ment on major issues, but this would be the
be used in genetic experiments and tests. first time since negotiations resumed that
VeriChip going away? anything would be committed to paper.
Just three weeks after VeriChip launched its Middle East Watch
Healthlink ad campaign, the company sold Olmert: Peace deal has 'never been as close' Bush links optimism for Mideast reform to
its Canadian unit, Xmark, and put itself on as now democratic Israel
the block. An executive said it couldn’t According to Israel's prime minister, a President Bush said that 60 years of Israel's
stand the “cash burn” of consumer market- Mideast peace deal has never been closer to existence is cause for optimism for demo-
ing. VeriChip had been hard-pressed by crit- fruition. "I think we have never been as cratic change throughout the Middle East.
ics like CASPIAN, which recently released close to the possibility of reaching an agree- "The objective of the United States must be
a report linking the chips with cancerous tu- ment as we are today," Olmert said in a joint to support our strongest ally and friend in
mors. news conference. Israel and the Palestinian the Middle East”, Bush said. The President
Authority have begun to negotiate issues has expressed confidence that an Israeli-
RBS issues global stock and credit crash "that will take us finally to a point at which Palestinian peace agreement would be
alert we have never been before." struck before his term in office ends. e
The Royal Bank of Scotland has advised
clients to brace for a full-fledged crash in Third Temple preparations begin with
global stock and credit markets. Inflation is priestly garb
paralyzing major central banks, and a very The Temple Institute has started preparing
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LETTERS & FEEDBACK
The followers of Mormonism claim that the book of Mormon was written on golden plates be-
tween 600 BC and 400 AD. They claim that Joseph Smith translated the golden plates into Eng-
lish with the help of an angel in 1830 AD. However, this claim cannot possibly be true because
entire chapters of the Book of Mormon were copied word for word out of the King James Bible.
The King James Bible did not exist until 1611 AD, 1200 years after the golden plates were sup-
posedly completed in 400 AD. Yet the King James Bible was published over 200 years before
Joseph Smith supposedly translated the Book of Mormon. There is only one explanation. John
Smith wrote the Book of Mormon and copied whole chapters from the King James Bible. Smith
also quoted from the works of William Shakespeare, who died in 1616 AD.
Q: Was Satan ever an angel? I have not ourselves if we are not going to follow the Since the great tribulation will be tied to
found anything that says he was. Antichrist? economic control, we would all be wise to
—Joe —Thank you so much, Frank eliminate as much financial debt as possi-
ble. Too much debt contributes toward
Reply: Revelation 12:7-9 depicts Satan as Reply: Jesus told us in Matthew 6:25, undue stress, which can hinder our ability
an angel: “And there was war in heaven: “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought to do God’s work. This is so important since
Michael and his angels fought against the for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye this time will be our last opportunity to
dragon; and the dragon fought and his an- shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye reach the world for Jesus Christ before it is
gels, And prevailed not; neither was their shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, too late. Since we know there is a nuclear
place found any more in heaven. And the and the body than raiment?” Verse 33 says, war coming, we should lay up supplies to
great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and survive that war (See our article on “Sur-
called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth his righteousness; and all these things shall viving World War III” at
the whole world: he was cast out into the be added unto you.” What a promise! If we www.endtime.com). And don’t forget, the
earth, and his angels were cast out with put God first, everything else will be taken same God that fed 2 million Israelites for
him.” II Corinthians 11:14 also refers to care of. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t forty years in the wilderness can certainly
him as an angel: “And no marvel; for Satan take prudent steps, as we are able, to pre- provide for us during the three and one-half
himself is transformed into an angel of pare for what is coming. There is quite a year great tribulation. We should also pray
light.” movement being formed right now to create for and talk to our governmental represen-
a barter system among Christians. Perhaps tatives about repealing the Real ID Act and
Q: Not much has been said about what we God will use something like this to care for disentangling from the world government
are supposed to do in order to survive eco- His people during the time of the great that is now being formed.
nomically and in other ways during the tribulation. I’m sure God will guide us if we
great tribulation. What can we do to protect walk close to Him and are led by His spirit. Q: What do you think about the Book of
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Mormon? Should I trust it or the Bible? up for (or refusing) the mark? At what judgment is supernatural in its ability or
—Thanks, Mr. Hernandez point should I say no to such requests? happening. It seems out of context to say
—Thank you, Rhett that in the middle of supernatural events,
Reply: The followers of Mormonism claim some natural event (the river under Turkey's
that the book of Mormon was written on Reply: This is not yet the mark of the beast control) is the fulfillment of this. Did God
golden plates between 600 BC and 400 AD. because the Bible says people will have to use a nation to dry up the Red Sea or Jordan
They claim that Joseph Smith translated the ‘worship the beast’ in order to get their River? No. The same has to happen here.
golden plates into English with the help of mark or number. Obviously, people can’t It's a supernatural drying up if taken in con-
an angel in 1830 AD. However, this claim worship the beast if he is not here yet. text. —Thank you, Doug
cannot possibly be true because entire chap- That being said, what is happening at your
ters of the Book of Mormon were copied workplace is happening all over the world Reply: There are many instances in scrip-
word for word out of the King James Bible. right now. Preparations are being made for ture in which people have been involved
The King James Bible did not exist until the implementation of the mark of the with prophetic fulfillments. The bombings
1611 AD, 1200 years after the golden plates beast. We should never take a loyalty oath to of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the sinking
were supposedly completed in 400 AD. Yet a man or a world government system. Fur- of one-third of ships during WWII was a ful-
the King James Bible was published over thermore, if the phrase ‘under God’ is ever fillment of the second trumpet of Revela-
200 years before Joseph Smith supposedly eliminated from the pledge of allegiance, we tion. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was a
translated the Book of Mormon. There is should not take that either. I will never take fulfillment of the third trumpet. The in-
only one explanation. John Smith wrote the a mark or number on my body or injected volvement of man does not reduce the su-
Book of Mormon and copied whole chap- under my skin. I would die first. pernatural value of prophecy.
ters from the King James Bible. Smith also Your concern is legitimate. We all must be
quoted from the works of William Shake- careful and watchful as we move forward. Q: Since you teach that WWIII began Sep-
speare, who died in 1616 AD. He obviously I’m sure God will give us the insight we tember 11, 2001, is it possible that two bil-
copied Shakespeare over 200 years later. need in the troubled times that are just lion deaths could be calculated from this
The Mormon doctrine teaches that men and ahead. date, or is it your belief that two billion will
women can be married for time and eternity. die all at one time? —Thank you, Paula
This directly contradicts the Bible, which Q: Irvin, this is an English speaking nation,
says that: “For in the resurrection they nei- not Spanish. Why are you adding Spanish Reply: First of all, we do not teach that WW
ther marry, nor are given in marriage, but to your DVD’s? III definitely started on 9/11. We do believe
are as the angels of God in heaven” —I don’t like that, Mr. Weller that is a possibility. Many world leaders,
(Matthew 22:30). These are just a few of such as former CIA Director James
the many points that disprove the teaching Reply: There are more than 40 million Woolsey, Thomas Friedman, Newt Gin-
that the Book of Mormon is the word of Spanish speaking people in the United grich, and even President Bush, have said
God. States who need the Gospel as much as us. that WW III started on 9/11. If this proves
In addition, Endtime materials are not lim- to be true, then it would be perfectly legiti-
Q: My supervisor asked me to provide my ited to the United States; they are viewed by mate to include all the fatalities related to
driver's license and submit to being pho- people all over the world, and Spanish is this war since it began.
tographed and fingerprinted. She said that one of the world’s main languages. The goal
from this I would get an ID card (containing of Endtime Ministries is to “teach all na- Q: Irvin keeps quoting the Bible saying
a chip) that would grant me access to gov- tions…” as Jesus commanded. Like Him, "…as it was in the times of Lot," (regarding
ernment buildings (I work for the govern- we are not willing that any should perish, the 2nd advent), but the Bible says, "as it
ment and am told that the President ordered but that all come to repentance (2Peter 3:9). was in the times of Noah”. Is Irvin misquot-
all federal employees to do the same). I get ing the Bible? —Thanks, Christina
nervous anytime someone starts talking Q: I'm watching a set of Endtime DVD’s,
about microchips. This isn't the mark of the which I have enjoyed. Why is it a big deal Reply: Luke 17:26-29 actually says both.
beast, is it? Is it possible for Christians to that Turkey can dry up the river? The con- Verse 29 says, “…as it was in the days of
be tricked into to taking it? Or will we text of the Euphrates River drying up is to- Lot.” e
know without a doubt that we are signing tally supernatural. Every other bowl
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Which will control the destiny of America?
IRVIN BAXTER JR.
For 184 years, from the birth of the United States in 1776 to 1960, homosexual acts were criminal in all fifty states
of the United States of America. On May 29, 2008, the state of Colorado passed a law criminalizing speaking
against homosexuality. What has produced this amazing flip-flop in American moral values?
or 184 years, from the birth of the supremacy of that Creator, we will lose our ing laws against homosexual acts. Several
F United States in 1776 to 1960, ho-
mosexual acts were criminal in
every state of the United States of Amer-
claim to these inalienable rights—rights
that the government didn’t give and conse-
quently has no right to take away. Denying
of the colonies actually referred to the
Bible’s teaching on homosexuality in
Leviticus 20:13 when adopting their anti-
ica. God’s authority over our government will sodomy laws. These anti-sodomy laws con-
By 2008, just forty-eight years later, all thus result in the crumbling of the entire tinued to be embraced by all fifty states of
anti-sodomy laws in the nation have been basis for America’s government “of the the U.S. until 1960.
declared unconstitutional by the U.S. people, by the people and for the people.” Were our founding fathers wrong for
Supreme Court, and same-sex marriage Only when people are governed by the 184 years, or are we wrong now?
has now been declared legal in two higher principles of God can they escape
states—Massachusetts and California. the intrusive heavy hand of secular govern- Freedom of religion becomes freedom
Also in 2008, Colorado made it a crime ment. That’s the reason the words “under from religion
to even speak against homosexuality (ex- God” are absolutely critical in our pledge Understanding the indispensable role that
cept in church), and California outlawed of allegiance. God must play in America’s form of gov-
using words in school classrooms, such as Our founding fathers understood this. ernment, it becomes clear why the collapse
husband and wife or mother and father, be- Consequently, they reflected their rever- of American morality began in 1960. All
cause they might seem discriminatory ence for God by basing the entirety of we need to do is investigate the events that
against children in “nontraditional house- American law on the teachings of that began at that time.
holds.” Have we lost our minds?! God— as expressed in the Bible. •1961: The U.S. Supreme Court over-
This is where some opponents of the ruled a provision of the Maryland Consti-
What caused this total reversal in moral recognition of God in public life object. tution which made a declaration of belief
standards? They say to recognize the authority of in the existence of God mandatory for
What in the world happened in the forty- scripture is to recognize one God above an- holding public office.
eight years between 1960 and 2008 to other—and they are right! A God unde- •1962: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled
bring about this radical flip-flop in Amer- fined and unnamed is no God at all, and is that prayer in schools was unconstitu-
ica’s moral values? rendered totally powerless and irrelevant. tional. This was more than a ruling about
We must first understand that American Unless we as Americans stop apologizing prayer in the schools. It was the official
law was originally based on biblical princi- for our Christian foundations and begin stamp for the removal of God from every
ples by our founding fathers. The preamble reaffirming them, those foundations are area of American public life. It was the de-
of our Declaration of Independence de- sure to crumble, which in fact is happening cision to deny the authority of God over
clares that we are endowed by our Creator right now. the government of the United States.
with certain inalienable rights. It follows The original thirteen colonies reflected The New Testament actually states that
that, if we ever cease to acknowledge the this respect for biblical principles by enact- rampant homosexuality will be the result
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when people no longer acknowledge God the anti-sodomy laws of those thirteen moral perversion continued to eat away at
and His authority. The passage is Romans states that still had them were declared un- the fabric of American society.
1:27-28 in the New Testament: constitutional. On October 12, 2007, California passed
“And likewise also the men, leaving the •2004: San Francisco Mayor Gavin a bill requiring California public schools to
natural use of the woman, burned in their Newsom ordered city officials to start issu- positively portray homosexuality. SB777
lust one toward another; men with men ing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian effectively banned using the terms “Mom
working that which is unseemly, and re- couples. A California court later ruled and Dad” and “husband and wife” in the
ceiving in themselves that recompense of these marriages invalid. classroom. It also granted the right for
their error which was meet. And even as •2004: Same-sex marriage in the U.S. boys to use girls’ restrooms and locker
they did not like to retain God in their state of Massachusetts began on May 17, rooms, and vice versa, if they choose.
knowledge, God gave them over to a repro- 2004, as a result of the Supreme Judicial It banned anything being said or studied
bate mind, to do those things which are Court of Massachusetts ruling in that could be “interpreted” as negative to-
not convenient.” Goodridge v. Department of Public Health ward homosexuality, bisexuality or trans-
The two above rulings of 1961 and 1962 that it was unconstitutional under the gender lifestyles. In practice, SB777 will
opened the floodgates of sodomy, just like Massachusetts constitution to allow only require indoctrination to accept alternative
the Bible said they would. The following is heterosexual couples to marry. lifestyles. Any materials that portray mar-
what happened in the U.S. over the next riage as only between a man and woman
forty years: Forces for morality fight back will be illegal. Homecoming kings will be
Twenty-five states repealed sodomy •1996: In an attempt to counter the con- able to be male or female, as can home-
laws between 1961 and 2003. tinuing attack on marriage and traditional coming queens. What a mess!
•1961: Illinois morality, the Defense of Marriage Act Once this radical law was adopted by
•1971: Connecticut (DOMA) was overwhelmingly passed by the California legislature and signed by
•1972: Colorado, Oregon the U.S. Senate (85-14 and by the House Governor Schwarzeneggar, it became only
•1973: Delaware, Hawaii of Representatives (342-67). It was then a matter of time until the other shoe of
•1974: Ohio signed into law by President Bill Clinton. same-sex marriage dropped.
•1975: New Hampshire, New Mexico, The Defense of Marriage Act states the Back in 2000, the people of California
North Dakota following: foresaw the direction that the homosexual
•1976: California, Iowa, Washington, No state (or other political subdivision agenda would try to take them. Conse-
West Virginia within the United States) need treat a rela- quently, they banned same-sex marriage by
•1977: Indiana, South Dakota, Ver- tionship between persons of the same sex voter referendum. However, since the ref-
mont, Wyoming as a marriage, even if the relationship is erendum did not make same-sex marriage
•1978: Maine, Nebraska considered a marriage in another state. unconstitutional, the law was left to the
•1979: New Jersey The Federal Government may not treat mercy of California’s elitist, ‘legislate from
•1980: Alaska same-sex relationships as marriages for any the bench’ judges.
•1983: Wisconsin purpose, even if concluded or recognized
•1993: Nevada, by one of the states. California courts legalize same-sex mar-
•1998: Rhode Island •2004: Backlash against same-sex mar- riage
Ten more states had sodomy laws struck riage begins. On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme
down by lower courts between 1980 and Thirteen states pass constitutional Court, by a vote of 4-3, struck down the
2002. amendments prohibiting same-sex mar- state's ban on same-sex marriage in a
•1980: New York, Pennsylvania riage—Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, broadly worded decision that invalidated
•1990: Michigan Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Mis- virtually any law that discriminates on the
•1992: Kentucky souri, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, basis of sexual orientation. After the oblig-
•1996: Tennessee Ohio, Oregon, and Utah. Most of the con- atory thirty-day waiting period, homosex-
•1997: Montana stitutional amendments passed by large ual couples lined up to be married.
•1999: Maryland margins. However, the battle in California is far
•2001: Arkansas, Minnesota •2007: By 2007, forty-five states had from over. When the court ruling over-
•2002: Massachusetts passed laws banning same-sex marriage. turned the will of the California voters, the
Twenty-seven of those states had defined opposition immediately swung into action.
2003: U.S. Supreme Court rules sodomy marriage in their constitutions. Only five Nearly twice the signatures required to put
laws unconstitutional states were without laws prohibiting same- a constitutional amendment prohibiting
The dam that had held back the pent-up sex marriage—Massachusetts, New Jersey, same-sex marriage on November’s ballot
flood of homosexual activity was finally New Mexico, New York, and Rhode Island. were obtained. If the voters approve the
breeched in 2003. On June 26, 2003, in the constitutional amendment in November,
case Lawrence v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme The cancer continues the issue will be placed beyond the reach
Court ruled that Texas’ anti-sodomy law Even though forty-five states passed laws of California’s activist judges and its pro-
was unconstitutional. With this decision, banning same-sex marriage, the cancer of homosexual lawmakers.
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Colorado adopts transgender bill the purveyors of perversion continue to Not only did God not mention same-sex
On May 29, 2008, Colorado adopted fight. The Arizona Senate voted 16-4 to marriage, but He strictly forbid it in Leviti-
SB200, a law adding sexual orientation to place a constitutional amendment against cus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind,
its anti-discrimination laws. This new law same-sex marriage on the ballot in Novem- as he lieth with a woman, both of them
forbids speaking or publishing against any ber. Arizona law already prohibits same- have committed an abomination: they shall
sexual orientation, including homosexuals, sex marriage, but, without a constitutional surely be put to death; their blood shall be
bi-sexuals and transgender persons. It for- amendment, that could be struck down at upon them.”
bids denying services because of sexual ori- any time. Notice that God did not refer to homo-
entation. If the constitutional amendment is ap- sexuality as a sexual preference or as an al-
This would mean a photographer could proved, Arizona will become the twenty- ternative lifestyle. He declared it an
be forced to perform photography for a eighth state to declare same-sex marriages abomination!
same-sex wedding, even if it were against unconstitutional.
the person’s religious beliefs. A printer Sodomy
could be forced to print promotional mate- Gay assault on the Bible The first reference to sodomy in scripture
rial for homosexual events. The possible If homosexuality is OK, the Bible is false is contained in the reference to the destruc-
scenarios are endless. Some people even and should be thrown in the trash. If the tion of Sodom and Gomorrah by God in
think SB200 could forbid the selling or dis- Bible is true, homosexuality is perverted Genesis 13:13: “But the men of Sodom
tribution of the Bible because of its strong and wrong. When schools teach that ho- were wicked and sinners before the LORD
teaching against homosexuality. mosexual lifestyles are normal and accept- exceedingly.”
The law also appears to allow men who able, they are teaching that the Bible is not When two angels in the form of men
self-identify as “transgender” a legal right true! Speaking of government making no went down to Sodom to rescue Lot from
to use women’s bathrooms, health club laws concerning the establishment of reli- the coming destruction, the men of Sodom
showers, bath-houses, and any other “pub- gion or the free exercise thereof! attempted to have homosexual relations
lic accommodation”. Government is ruling against the Bible with them (Genesis 19:4-5). God rained
A person in violation of the provisions when it mandates the teaching of respect fire and brimstone on the inhabitants of
of SB200 is guilty of a misdemeanor, and for homosexuality, which the Bible lists as Sodom because of their extreme moral de-
upon conviction shall be punished by a fine vile and against nature. pravity. From this time on, the sin of ho-
of up to three hundred dollars or by not Some promoters of the gay agenda have mosexuality became known as sodomy.
more than one year in prison, or by both disputed that the Bible condemns homo- Two thousand years later in the New
fine and imprisonment. sexuality. As a nation whose founding was Testament, the sin of Sodom was still being
based on the Bible, every American cited as an example of God’s hatred of
U.S. House of Representatives forms ho- should, at least, know what the Bible actu- moral perversion. The passage is Jude,
mosexual caucus ally says about homosexuality. verse 7: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah,
Homosexuals are in the extreme minority and the cities about them in like manner,
in America, but they make so much noise What does the Bible say? giving themselves over to fornication, and
that it seems like they represent the major- In the first chapter of Genesis, the first going after strange flesh, are set forth for
ity. Two openly homosexual members of book of the Bible, we are told that God an example, suffering the vengeance of
the U.S. House of Representatives, De- made man male and female. And God said eternal fire.”
mocrats Barney Frank of Massachusetts that it was very good. God hadn’t changed in 2,000 years, and
and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, are the God so wanted the distinction between He hasn’t changed now!
only open homosexuals presently in Con- the sexes to be maintained that in
gress. In June, they joined with Republi- Deuteronomy 22:5, He mandated: New Testament teaching on
cans Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and “The woman shall not wear that which homosexuality
Christopher Shays of Connecticut, along pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians
with 50 other Democrats to create the put on a woman’s garment: for all that do explicitly describing those who would not
House Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans- so are abomination unto the LORD thy be saved: “Do you not know that the un-
gender Caucus. God.” God indicated that cross-dressing or righteous will not inherit the kingdom of
It is astounding that a caucus has now the confusion in the roles of male and fe- God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornica-
been formed in our Congress explicitly for male in any form was an abomination to tors, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor ho-
the purpose of promoting the cause of per- Him. mosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor
version in America! In the second chapter of Genesis, verse covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
24, God instituted marriage. He said, extortioners will inherit the kingdom of
Arizona puts marriage amendment on No- “Therefore shall a man leave his father and God. And such were some of you. But you
vember ballot his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: were washed, but you were sanctified, but
In the midst of the flurry of activity by gay and they shall be one flesh.” God made ab- you were justified in the name of the Lord
activists, those who understand that the solutely no provision for marriage between Jesus and by the Spirit of our God (1
survival of America depends on defeating two women or between two men. Corinthians 6:9-11 NKJV).
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While warning us not to be deceived Will America become a sodomite nation? same-sex ceremony.
into believing that people living immoral The promoters of the gay agenda boldly
lifestyles will be saved, Paul also held out claim that the total acceptance of same-sex Barack Obama
hope for all people. He said, “And such marriage in America is inevitable. It’s only a Either Barack Obama or John McCain will
were some of you.” He plainly said that matter of time, they say. soon become the 44th president of the
sinful lifestyles can be left behind by the Is it inevitable? If left up to the politi- United States. Whoever wins the election
salvation provided by Jesus Christ. cians, it probably is inevitable. Most all of will exercise great influence over the moral
This also disputes the lie that “once an them hold their finger up to the political direction of America during the next four
adulterer, always an adulterer,” or “once a winds and then try to go the way they per- to eight years.
homosexual always a homosexual.” ceive the wind to be blowing. It appears that Barack Obama has claimed to favor
Through being born again, we become new few of them really take the obvious teach- same-sex civil unions, but not same-sex
creatures. As the scripture says, “Old ings of scripture seriously, even though marriages. Either stance is abhorrent to
things are passed away; behold, all things most of them boldly claim to be Christians. scripture and an abomination to God.
become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). In a letter to the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual
President Bill Clinton Transgender (LGBT) Democratic Club,
The Bible tells us why people become It was shocking when President Clinton Obama disclosed what he really believes.
homosexual signed the Defense of Marriage Act and He stated his support for extending fully
In spite of being repeated over and over by then sent a video to Elton John congratulat- equal rights and benefits to same-sex cou-
the promoters of gay propaganda, there is ing him on his upcoming homosexual ‘mar- ples under both state and federal law. He
no valid proof that homosexuals are ‘born riage’. In the video Clinton said, “If there affirmed his support of repealing the De-
that way.’ were more people in the world like Elton, fense of Marriage Act and the military’s
Furthermore, God tells us in Romans then the world would be a better place." “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, as well as
1:21-28 why people become homosexual: the passage of laws including sexual orien-
“Because that, when they knew God, Prime Minister Tony Blair tation in hate crime laws and employment
they glorified him not as God, neither were British Prime Minister Tony Blair men- discrimination.
thankful; but became vain in their imagi- tioned Elton John and his partner at a news Obama also stated his opposition to the
nations, and their foolish heart was dark- conference. He wished them well and con- California Constitutional Amendment that
ened… Wherefore God also gave them up gratulated them, adding, “and to all the would eliminate same-sex marriage and to
to uncleanness through the lusts of their other people exercising their rights under any amendment to the U.S. Constitution
own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies the civil partnership law, I think it’s a mod- that would make same-sex marriage un-
between themselves: Who changed the ern, progressive step for the country, and constitutional.
truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and I’m glad we did it.” So much for his professed stance
served the creature more than the Creator, against same-sex marriage! That claimed
who is blessed for ever… For this cause Condoleezza Rice position is obviously for political posturing
God gave them up unto vile affections: for President Bush appointed Mark Dybul, an only.
even their women did change the natural openly homosexual person, to be global Obama concluded his letter to LGBT
use into that which is against nature: And AIDS ambassador. Secretary of State Con- this way: “Finally, I want to congratulate
likewise also the men, leaving the natural doleezza Rice presided over the swearing-in all of you who have shown your love for
use of the woman, burned in their lust one ceremony, with Jason Claire, Dybul’s male each other by getting married these last
toward another; men with men working partner holding the Bible on which Dybul few weeks.”
that which is unseemly, and receiving in placed his right hand. According to the Sincerely,
themselves that recompense of their error State Department transcript, Rice said: “I Barack Obama
which was meet. And even as they did not am truly honored and delighted to have the
like to retain God in their knowledge, God opportunity to swear in Mark Dybul as our John McCain
gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do next Global AIDS Coordinator. I am John McCain has consistently stood against
those things which are not convenient.” pleased to do that in the presence of Mark's same-sex marriage, but he has been some-
parents, Claire and Richard; his partner, what evasive on the subject of civil unions.
Not one scripture condones Jason; and his mother-in-law, Marilyn. You Sometimes he seems to be against them.
homosexuality have wonderful family to support you, Other times he appears to allow them. He
Every scripture that refers to homosexual- Mark, and I know that's always important likes to say that he believes people should
ity, in both the Old and New Testaments, to us. Welcome.” be allowed to establish contractual agree-
condemns it in the strongest terms. Not The reference by Rice to Dybul’s part- ments such as powers of attorney.
one scripture endorses it. Not one! ner’s mother as Dybul’s mother-in-law was McCain spoke against and voted against
To contend for any other position is bla- sickening to those Americans who still be- the same-sex constitutional amendment
tant dishonesty and utter disregard for the lieve that homosexuality is an abomination. when it came before the U.S. Senate. He ex-
truth. To justify homosexuality is to re- Adding insult to injury was the fact that plained that he did this because he is a fed-
nounce the Bible. First Lady Laura Bush participated in the eralist and believes the power to regulate
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marriage belongs to the states, not the fed- The ensuing revival cut across denomi- tution!
eral government. national lines and touched every class of so- I know that some don’t want to hear.
ciety. England itself was transformed by the But the ones that matter—the ones who
Can America regain her greatness? revival. In 1928 Archbishop Davidson love the truth—are starving for true men
More than 100 years ago, Alexis de Toc- wrote that "Wesley practically changed the of God that will set the trumpet to their
queville, a famous French political philoso- outlook and even the character of the Eng- lips.
pher who authored the now famous lish nation." When the final history of America is
Democracy in America, visited our nation Some historians have maintained that written, will it record the destruction of a
to uncover the secret of our greatness. He the revival so altered the course of English people that did not like to retain God in
traveled from town to town, talking with history that it probably saved England from their knowledge? Will it speak of a people
people, asking questions, examining every the kind of revolution that took place in that apologized for acknowledging God
facet of our society. France. and making Him the center of our nation?
Returning to France, he wrote these Or will our history tell about the spiritual
amazing words, “I sought for America’s Could it happen in America? awakening that swept the “One nation,
greatness. I found it not in her fields and If spiritual revival could come to England under God.” Will it tell of the nation that
forests. I found it not in her mines and fac- at the time of its worst moral depravity, refused to remove “In God We Trust” from
tories. I found it not in her Congress and surely it could happen in the United States. its money? Will it speak of a nation that
great tribunals.” All is not lost! While two states have was willing to speak the truth in love?
“It was only when I entered her churches embraced same-sex marriage, forty-eight Sodomy was wrong in the Old Testament.
and heard her pulpits thundering against sin have not. We should not believe the gay It was wrong in the New Testament. And
and preaching righteousness that I discov- propaganda that says a Sodom-embracing it is wrong in the 21st century.
ered the secret of her greatness.” Then he America is inevitable. It is not! We can win
added, “America is great because America this battle against the floodtide of moral The answer
is good. If America ever ceases to be good, decay. And we must! From what source should a society derive
America will cease to be great.” By now it is obvious that the needed its standards of morality? Can the future of
De Tocqueville’s conclusion agrees with spiritual leadership will not come from our a nation be entrusted to the latest moral
the Bible. Proverbs 14:34 says that, “Right- political leaders. Where then can we look standards being promoted by Hollywood?
eousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a re- for leadership? Should a nation’s standards be based on
proach to any people.” De Tocqueville was right when he said the ever-shifting moral values of the people
the thing that made America great was the making up that society?
Where is hope? fact that Americans lived lives of right- Or do these moral determinations come
Will America follow the path of the Roman eousness. He was also right when he cred- from God? And if so, which God? If the
Empire, decaying and finally collapsing ited the right living of the American people answer is the God of the Bible, then we
from within? Or can America pull back to the preachers that filled America’s pul- have a guide for moral behavior—as our
from the brink of total moral collapse, redis- pits. When he heard these men of prayer as founding fathers believed. If not, we have
covering those principles that originally they preached the scriptures without fear no solid standard, and consequently we are
made America the greatest nation on earth? or favor, he understood the power of the adrift on the ever-shifting waves of public
There is precedent in history for a nation gospel of Jesus Christ to transform peo- opinion—as we presently find ourselves.
to recover after teetering on the brink of ple’s lives and even the moral culture of an Our only answer is a genuine spiritual
spiritual bankruptcy. When revolution was entire nation. revival. When America embraces the Bible
sweeping through Europe in the late 18th Are there any true men of God left? Are as the word of God once again, homosex-
century, the same societal conditions that they all just trying to produce the biggest uality will recede as fast as it has risen.
gave birth to the French Revolution were congregations? Are there any left that are The entire issue turns on one point: Is
coursing through Great Britain. not for sale who will preach the whole the Bible true or is it just another book. If
Morally, the country was becoming in- Bible, even if it cost them their lives? the Bible is true, then homosexuality is an
creasingly decadent. Drunkenness was ram- If there are any out there, it’s time to abomination. If the Bible is not true, then
pant; gambling was so extensive that one stand up now! Tomorrow will be too late. If the laws of this great nation were based on
historian described England as one vast scripture declares that the liar and the a lie.
casino. Bishop Berkeley wrote that morality adulterer will not inherent the kingdom of The choice is crystal clear—The Gay
and religion in Britain had collapsed to a de- God, then preach it! If the Bible says that Agenda or The Bible. Which shall it be?
gree that was never known in any Christian homosexuality is an abomination in the The choice is ours! e
country. sight of God, then preach it!
It was in this atmosphere that George Preachers, you are America’s only hope.
Whitfield and John Wesley began to preach Pray your hearts hot! Preach with convic-
in the streets of England. Their red-hot tion and compassion! The people that love
preaching ignited the dry thirsty hearts of the truth are longing to hear it. They are so
the people. disillusioned with rampant religious prosti-
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not, only one piece of china broke!), and ity is bad enough….but imagine enough December 26, 2004 - Sumatra, Indonesia (Ocean) - 300,000 dead
even caused sidewalks to mildly wave. people to make a small city, all wiped out May 12, 2008 - Beichuan, China - 69,000 dead
Even less common, yet burned in the within a matter of seconds! It was so po-
minds of every Bay Area citizen, were the tent that it actually caused a lake to form, According to Physorg.com, “Roughly 8
deadly ones, like the 1989 World Series “Tangjiashan Quake Lake.” million people have died globally as a result
Quake, which caused portions of the upper The prophecy really begins to strike of building collapses during earthquakes in
decks of both I-880 and the Bay Bridge to home when we realize the number of major the past 1,000 years.”
collapse, killing 67 people. We lived with earthquakes since Jesus forecasted “earth- The severity of earthquakes can be
the continual thought, “Could the big jolt quakes in divers (various) places”: amazing. On December 26, 2004, the 9.3
hit today?” magnitude Indian Ocean quake off the
As I pondered Jesus’ words that night, I May 19, 526 - Antioch, Syria - 250,000 dead coast of Sumatra, Indonesia did some in-
began to pray. After drifting off to sleep, I Year 844 - Damascus, Syria - 50,000 dead credible things:
was suddenly awakened at 4AM by a dis- Year 847 - Mosul, Iraq - 50,000 dead • The shift of mass altered the Earth's
tinct voice, “Let this be a message from Year 847 - Damascus, Syria - 70,000 dead rotation slightly and temporarily shortened
God.” Recognizing this to be the voice of Year 856 - Corinth, Greece - 45,000 dead the length of a day by 2.68 microseconds.
an angel (I had never heard the voice of an Year 893 - Caucasus - 82,000 dead • As the second largest earthquake ever
angel before, and to my knowledge, I have Year 893 - Udaipur, India - 180,000 dead recorded on a seismograph, it had the
not heard one since), I immediately sat up Year 893 - Ardabil, Iran - 150,000 dead longest duration of faulting ever observed,
in bed and saw the time. “What on earth Year 1036 - Shanxi, China - 23,000 dead between 8 and 10 minutes.
am I doing awake at 4AM?” I wondered. Year 1042 - Palmyra, Baalbek, Syria - 50,000 dead • It caused the entire planet to vibrate
As I sat there thinking about what the Year 1057 - Chihli (Hopeh), China - 25,000 dead as much as 1 cm (0.5 inches), triggered
voice said and surprised that I had actually Year 1138 - Ganzah, Aleppo, Syria 230,000 dead other earthquakes as far away as Alaska,
heard it, my room was quiet and peaceful. Year 1170 - Sicily - 15,000 dead and launched a deadly tsunami.
After about 20 seconds of calm silence, July 5, 1201 - Syria to upper Egypt - 1,100,000 dead In response to Jesus’ words, skeptics
without warning, one of the largest earth- January 23, 1556 - Shaanxi, China - 830,000 dead often argue, “Yes, but there have always
quakes we had experienced in a long time August 17, 1668 - Anatolia, Turkey - 8,000 dead been earthquakes.” However, Jesus did
suddenly hit. The entire house shook as November 1, 1755 - Lisbon, Portugal - 80,000 dead not say that earthquakes would be exclu-
though King Kong was at play. I remem- December 16, 1857 - Naples, Italy - 11,000 dead sive to the endtime generation. Rather, he
bered Jesus’ words that I had read several October 27, 1891 - Mino-Owari, Japan - 7,273 dead merely pointed out that they would be in
hours earlier, “…earthquakes in divers April 18, 1906 - San Francisco, California - 3,000 dead many places. He implied they would be on
places.” He now had my full attention, August 17, 1906 - Valparaíso, Chile - 20,000 dead the increase quantitatively and geographi-
and I knew, without question, the purpose December 28, 1908 - Calabria, Italy - 70,000 dead cally.
of the angel’s voice. He had been sent by December 16, 1920 - Ningxia-Gansu, China - 200,000 dead
God to wake me up; both literally and spir- September 1, 1923 - Kanto, Japan - 143,000 dead United States exempt?
itually, to a brand new understanding of May 22, 1927 - Gulang, Gansu, China - 40,000 dead It is easy to hear about an earthquake
God’s plan for shaking the earth. January 15, 1934 - Bihar, India - 10,700 dead striking overseas, some 2 or 3 thousand
As with most earthquakes, things December 26, 1939 - Erzincan, Turkey - 32,700 dead miles away and relegate it to “just another
calmed down within thirty seconds. How- February 29, 1960 - Agadir, Morocco - 10,000 dead third world thing.” We sometimes have
ever, the memory of those brief moments May 22, 1960 - Valdivia, Chile - 5,700 dead been lulled into thinking that the United
has stuck with me for twenty-two years. It May 31, 1970 - Peru - 66,000 dead States is exempt from such a natural disas-
wasn’t the tremor. It was knowing that I December 23, 1972 - Managua, Nicaragua - 6,000 dead ter. However, according to the United
had just heard the supernatural voice of an February 4, 1975 - Haicheng, China - 10,000 dead States Geological Survey (USGS), “earth-
angel. What was the Lord up to? Matthew February 4, 1976 - Guatemala - 23,000 dead quakes pose significant risk to 75 million
24 began to take on special meaning for July 27, 1976 - Tangshan, China - 242,419 dead Americans in 39 states.”
me. It was like He was sending me a clear September 19, 1985 - Michoacán, Mexico - 9,500 dead A key U.S. city, Los Angeles, has been
message that I was being born again in the December 7, 1988 - Spitak, Armenia - 25,000 dead on the alert, waiting for the “big one” to
last days for a purpose. He was showing October 17, 1989 - San Francisco / San Jose, California - 67 dead hit. A quote from the Los Angeles Times
me that His plan for my life would involve September 29, 1993 - Latur-Killari, India - 9,748 dead leaves little comfort for the loyal Southern
helping others get ready for His second January 17, 1994 - Los Angeles, California – 72 dead California resident:
coming. January 17, 1995 - Kobe, Japan - 5,502 dead “An earthquake with a magnitude simi-
July 17, 1998 - New Guinea - 2,183 dead lar to the one that recently rocked China is
Proof in the pudding August 17, 1999 - Izmit, Turkey - 17,118 dead inevitable in Southern California and
Earthquakes strike suddenly—without September 20, 1999 - Chi-Chi, Taiwan - 2,400 dead could cause about 2,000 deaths, injuries to
warning. We were all recently awakened on January 26, 2001 - Gujarat, India - 20,085 dead 50,000 and $200 billion in damage if it
May 12, 2008, by the horrific magnitude 8 March 25, 2002 - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan - 1,000 dead happened today, the U.S. Geological Sur-
quake that shook Beichuan, China, leaving May 21, 2003 - Boumerdès, Algeria - 2,266 dead vey and the California Geological Survey
over 69 thousand people dead. One fatal- December 26, 2003 - southeastern Iran - 31,000 dead warn in a new report.
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