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O God, Who in Thine unspeakable Providence dost send Thine Angels to keep guard over us, grant unto Thy suppliants that we may be continually defended by their protection and may rejoice eternally in their society, through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, forever and ever.
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I got married 13 years ago. But as I am writing this, I have no child in that marriage. The Lord was not even happy with me for giving up in the battle. He demanded that I should have persevered to the end since I know that I am into a covenant with Him, to he used to save many souls. It was just last year that He gave me the New Evangelization Ministry as an alternative to the Ministerial Priesthood.
But as I am writing this, the evil spirits and ancestral spirits are fighting with all means available to prevent it too. My wife does not even feel me as a husband at all.
As the formation of the New Evangelization Team was taking root, those powers forced her out of my house, as she demanded for adoption which the Lord revealed to me was like when I was told to get married, and my child would replace me. I tried to explain everything to her. But it all fell on a deaf ear because she is under manipulation. Though communism has killed huge numbers of people intentionally, even more of its victims have died from starvation as a result of its cruel projects of social engineering.
Courtois's figures for the Soviet Union, Vietnam, and Latin America go far beyond the estimates of the authors themselves, as does Courtois's final body count. But two other theses created considerable consternation and have come to be associated with The Black Book: the figure of million deaths and the parallel with Nazism.
They became central in the debate that followed. In articles and interviews Werth and Margolin pointed out how, in the service of this Death Watch - Some Blindness Used To Protect Me From This Truth (CD), Courtois distorted and exaggerated: Werth's total, including the Civil War and the famine of — had been five million less than Courtois's 'mythical number,' while Margolin denied having spoken of the Vietnamese Communists being responsible for one million deaths.
Interviewed in Le MondeMargolin likened Courtois's effort to 'militant political activity, indeed, that of a prosecutor amassing charges in the service of a cause, that of a global condemnation of the Communist phenomenon as an essentially criminal phenomenon. Its main truncheon is the simultaneously fictitious and slanderous claim that communism caused million victims, a catchy slogan sensationalised through a propaganda volume titled The Black Book of Communism henceforth BBC.
It suits a more recent China-bashing campaign, where the Communist Party of China is purposefully conflated with communism. Rather, the rampage of the Khmer Rouge is like the ethnic massacres of third-world Rwanda, or the 'rural' Communism of Asia is radically different from the 'urban' Communism of Europe; or Asian Communism is really only anticolonial nationalism.
This monstrous impact, unprecedented in the history of humanity, doubtless reaches hundreds of millions more deaths when the centuries of genocides and slavery systems are considered and when murders in the home, at work, in prisons, and in the streets including by police are counted as well.
Because studies on the level of morbidity associated with capitalist relations are scarce and limited, war-related deaths provide an arguably less assailable set of figures to oppose anti-communist libels. The US, a country based on a free-market capitalist ideology, has done many horrible things: the enslavement of millions of Africans, the genocidal eradication of the Native Americans, the brutal military actions taken to support pro-Western dictatorships, just to name a few.
The British Empire likewise had a great deal of blood on its hands: we might merely mention the internment camps during the second Boer War and the Bengal famine. This is not mere 'whataboutism', because the same intermediate premise necessary to make their anti-communist argument now works against capitalism Finlay ibid. This impacts the concept of justice in war dramatically. As there is the assumption that a new social order is to be created, along with a new set of moral and ethical codes, then the current ones may be discarded.
Therefore, Finley ibid. Finley also addresses an alternative opinion, that of Shlomo Avineri, who believes that this may be a non-issue when one takes into account the universality of the proletariat. This universality means that it has no active class-based or sectarian interest, or, rather, that its interests represent those of all society. Its major interest is simply to 'eliminate all other special interests on the basis of which it suffers oppression' and is an entirely negative entirely ibid.
Therefore, our conception of ethics and morality - the product of a capitalist society - is inaccurate. Being based on the interest of the bourgeoisie rather than a true and authentic reflection of the ethics of a universal class, its contravention is not something to be lamented. Finley understands Avineri as drawing two conclusions.
First, that: whatever the bourgeoisie with its individualistic and legalistic conception of political ethics and legality has to say about the morality of violence is likely to be invalid since it reflects the particular class interests and therefore the perverted humanism of its proponents.
It is only then that morals and ethics can be created authentically, and all other systems ought to be considered as arbitrary. Understanding that revolutionary violence is carried out in the hope of future absolution based on a hypothetical social order able to craft a universal system of ethics, Finlay sees this as carte blanche for revolutionists to carry out any action, however atrocious, so long as it helps bring about this imminent revolution.
Finlay's 'permissive doctrine' is a 'philosophical framework within which the possibility of using violence is validated but without setting any clear limits to how much violence can be used and against whom'. Finlay sees the total legitimation of violence in revolution, with no principle of restriction, to be both dangerous and unethical.
Moreover, Singh ibid. Furthermore, he quotes Engels in a letter addressed to the Communist Committee in Brussels in October In this letter, Engels states that there cannot be any means of carrying out the communist agenda 'other than a democratic revolution by force' ibid. Singh, however, does acknowledge the desire in Marx to avoid a bloody revolution.
Singh ibid. AfterSingh notes a return to advocating a violent revolution due to what Singh identifies as the 'practical considerations' of being unable to overcome the existing obstacles to a peaceful transition. Hence they are now revolutionary. All the other large and small nationalities and peoples are destined to perish before long in the revolutionary world storm.
For that reason they are now counter-revolutionary. There is no country in Europe which does not have in some corner or other one or several ruined fragments of peoples, the remnant of a former population that was suppressed and held in bondage by the nation which later became the main vehicle of historical development.
These relics of a nation mercilessly trampled under foot in the course of history, as Hegel says, these residual fragments of peoples always become fanatical standard-bearers of counter-revolution and remain so until their complete extirpation or loss of their national character, just as their whole existence in general is itself a protest against a great historical revolution.
Such, in Scotland, are the Gaels, the supporters of the Stuarts from to Such, in France, are the Bretons, the supporters of the Bourbons from to Such, in Spain, are the Basques, the supporters of Don Carlos. Such, in Austria, are the pan-Slavist Southern Slavs, who are nothing but the residual fragment of peoples, resulting from an extremely confused thousand years of development. The Magyars are not yet defeated. But if they fall, they will fall gloriously, as the last heroes of the revolution, and only for a short time.
Then for a time the Slav counter-revolution will sweep down on the Austrian monarchy with all its barbarity, and the camarilla will see what sort of allies it has. But at the first victorious uprising of the French proletariat, which Louis Napoleon is striving with all his might to conjure up, the Austrian Germans and Magyars will be set free and wreak a bloody revenge on the Slav barbarians.
The general war which will then break out will smash this Slav Sonderbund and wipe out all these petty hidebound nations, down to their very names. The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only of reactionary classes and dynasties, but also of entire reactionary peoples. And that, too, is a step forward. Socialism's canonical principles were not at all violated by Stalin or Mao when they implemented their murderous policies; on the contrary, Stalin and Mao were scrupulous in applying these principles with perfect fidelity to the letter and the spirit of the doctrine - as has been rigorously established by the Cambridge scholar George Watson in his treatise on The Lost Literature of Socialism.
In the modern historiography of socialism, an essential part of the theory has been quite effectively suppressed. The true believers, while claiming socialism's founding fathers as their mentors, very early on dispensed with any thorough study of them, even of Marx himself. And today, the key texts seem to enjoy the rare privilege of being understood by everyone, without having been read in their entirety by anyone - not even by socialism's adversaries, who for fear of reprisal are likely to quell their own curiosity.
History for the most part is a selective rearrangement of the facts, and the history of ideas does not escape this general law. Study of the unexpurgated texts, writes Watson, shows us that "Genocide was an idea unique to socialism.
He had a low opinion also of Serbs and other Slavic peoples, and of the Basques, the Bretons and the Scottish Highlanders - all problems that needed to be eliminated.
Three-quarters of a century later, in his On Lenin and LeninismStalin would recommend study of Engels' influential piece. Marx himself, in "Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany," published in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung inasked how "those moribund peoples, the Bohemians, the Carinthians, the Dalmatians etc.
In addition to shedding light on why some communist states have been among the most violent regimes in history, therefore, I also seek to explain why other communist countries have avoided this level of violence. I argue that radical communist regimes have proven such prodigious killers primarily because the social change they sought to bring about have resulted in the sudden and nearly complete material and political dispossession of millions of people.
These regimes practiced social engineering of the highest order. It is the revolutionary desire to bring about the rapid and radical transformation of society that distinguishes radical communist regimes from all other forms of government, including less violent communist regimes and noncommunist, authoritarian governments. The destruction of the very foundations of the former society and consequently the men and women who embodied it reveals the determination of the ruling elites to build a new one at all costs.
The ideological conviction of leaders promoting such a political scheme is thus decisive. Nevertheless, it would be far too simplistic an interpretation to assume that the sole purpose of inflicting these various forms of violence on civilians could only aim at instilling a climate of terror in this 'new society'.
In fact, they are part of a broader whole, i. There can be no doubt that it is this utopia of a classless society which drives that kind of revolutionary project. The plan for political and social reshaping will thus logically claim victims in all strata of society. And through this process, communist systems emerging in the twentieth century ended up destroying their own populations, not because they planned to annihilate them as such, but because they aimed to restructure the 'social body' from top to bottom, even if that meant purging it and recarving it to suit their new Promethean political imaginaire.
Dread of political and economic pollution by the survival of antagonistic classes has been for the most extreme communist leaders what fear of racial pollution was for Hitler. There, also, material explanations fail to address the extent of the killings, gruesome tortures, fantastic trails, and attempts to wipe out whole categories of people that occurred in Stalin's Soviet Union, Mao's China, and Pol Pot's Cambodia.
The revolutionary thinkers who formed and led communist regimes were not just ordinary intellectuals. They had to be fanatics in the true sense of that word. They were so certain of their ideas that no evidence to the contrary could change their minds. Those who came to doubt the rightness of their ways were eliminated, or never achieved power.
The element of religious certitude found in prophetic movements was as important as their Marxist science in sustaining the notion that their vision of socialism could be made to work.
This justified the ruthless dehumanization of their enemies, who could be suppressed because they were 'objectively' and 'historically' wrong. Furthermore, if events did not work out as they were supposed to, then that was because class enemies, foreign spies and saboteurs, or worst of all, internal traitors were wrecking the plan. The logic of the situation in times of crisis then demanded that these 'bad elements' as they were called in Maoist China be killed, deported, or relegated to a permanently inferior status.
That is very close to saying that the community of God, or the racially pure volksgemeinschaft could only be guaranteed if the corrupting elements within it were eliminated Courtois et al. Some call their deeds genocide, though I shall not. These saw themselves as belonging to a single socialist family, and all referred to a Marxist tradition of development theory.
They murderously cleansed in similar ways, though to different degrees. Later regimes consciously adapted their practices to the perceived successes and failures of earlier ones. All addressed the same basic problem - how to apply a revolutionary vision of a future industrial society to a present agrarian one.
These two dimensions, of time and agrarian backwardness, help account for many of the differences. Ordinary party members were also ideologically driven, believing that in order to create a new socialist society, they must lead in socialist zeal. The pervasive role of the party inside the state also meant that authority structures were not fully institutionalized but factionalized, even chaotic, as revisionists studying the Soviet Union have argued.
Both centralized control and mass party factionalism were involved in the killings. In fact, Stalinism did not transform mass murder into political history, as happened in Nazi Germany. For Stalin, 'mass murder could never be anything more than a successful defense of socialism, or an element in a story of progress toward socialism. The Communist project, in such countries as the USSR, China, Cuba, Romania, or Albania, was based precisely on the conviction that certain social groups were irretrievably alien and deservedly murdered.
The most important difference for our purposes lies in the fact that amongst the perpetrators and their supporters there was very little recognition that the deliberate extermination of large numbers of civilians might be morally problematic, let alone prohibited. Where there was criticism of this litany of mass murder, it almost always came from outside the communist world. As I argued earlier, this 'anti-civilian ideology' identifies whole groups as being outside the protection of noncombatant immunity and therefore liable for legitimate extermination.
The basic communist variant of this ideology was first developed and applied by Stalin and held that certain socioeconomic or national groups or political attitudes were anti-communist and that group members were 'enemies of the people' who could be legitimately destroyed. Although each of the communist regimes that massacred large numbers of civilians during the Cold War developed their own distinctive account of selective extermination, they all shared the basic idea that their targets—identified as whole groups—had by their identity, actions, or thoughts, placed themselves outside legal or moral protection.
Katz Boston University Mass death is not a new reality. Over the centuries this tragic phenomenon has manifest itself in many times and places. An integral feature of this history of large-scale violence is what I call, 'otherness. What is worthy of note is that this distancing process takes many forms. The historical record reveals cases where the 'Other' is created on the grounds of class, sex, color, race, religion, ethnicity, and nationality.
So, for example, the majority of Stalin's victims were identified as 'class enemies. Likewise, the extraordinary event that was Kampuchea was defined by the application of a radical communist ideology in which class was everything. Nationalism — connected usually to other factors such as religion, ethnicity, race, or color — has also played its part in justifying oppression and death — as a decisive ingredient in Stalin's exile of the minority nationalities during World War II and in his assault on the Ukraine in the early s.
Thereafter, nationalist ideas were at the heart of many mass killings by Communist states, both in genocide and in war. As Stalinist parties seized power in Asia and the Balkans afterthey each proclaimed their own national ideology.
Each 'great leader' claimed to represent his fatherland, and many were prepared to kill extensively in the leader's name. After this, nationalist militarism became the model for revolutionary movements across the Third World. Whatever other ideological elements and alliances the insurgent forces claimed, their killing was invariably in the name of national liberation.
The 'killing fields' of Cambodia episode VII represented the nadir of this kind of nationalist Communism. In the former Soviet and Yugoslav areas aftermany former Communist elites reinvented themselves as ethnic nationalists. In some cases, they launched genocidal wars in the name of their new creed, to renew the foundations of their power. Nationalism made democratization a sick joke in war zones - the incentive to manufacture ethnically homogenous electorates became one of the driving forces of expulsion and slaughter episode VIII.
It reveals that the conditions for the Red Holocaust were rooted in Stalin's, Kim's, Mao's, Ho's and Pol Pot's siege-mobilized terror-command economic systems, not in Marx's utopian vision or other pragmatic communist transition mechanisms.
Terror-command was chosen among other reasons because of legitimate fears about the long-term viability of terror-free command, and the ideological risks of market communism. The internal contradictions of communism confronted leaders with a predicament that could only have been efficiently resolved by acknowledging communism's inferiority and changing course. Denial offered two unhappy options: one bloody, the other dreary, and history records that more often than not, communist rulers chose the worst option.
Tens of millions were killed in vain; a testament to the triumph of ruthless hope over dispassionate reason that proved more durable than Hitler's and Hirohito's racism. These findings are likely to withstand the test of time, but are only a beginning, opening up a vast new field for scientific inquiry as scholars gradually gain access to archives in North Korea, China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
For example, Melson argues that revolutions create the conditions that allow genocidal movements and permit their leaders to come to power in the first place and impose their radical ideology, thereby legitimizing mass murder in the eyes of the populace by making it state sponsored. Following the work done by Laswell on the 'garrison state,' Gurr documents the establishment and expansion of the secret police and other institutions of the 'coercive state' as a direct result of wars and civil wars.
Eisenstadt argues that hostile international pressures lead to greater isolation of the elites, which in turn leads to an increased probability that these elites will use repression. Some preliminary quantitative work has verified this hypothesis. Its 'influence. It was in the civil war that Stalin and men like Stalin emerged as leaders, while others became accustomed to harshness, cruelty, terror.
All who opposed these policies were 'enemies of the people. Lenin and other Bolshevik leaders may have viewed mass terror as a short-term measure but its widespread use belies claims that it was Stalin's invention.
We see two possible complementary reasons for this. According to Geddespersonalist leaders control appointments, potentially raising the congruence of new agents, and the security apparatus, potentially reducing the cost of carrying out the purge. Purges may then have almost disappeared in China and the USSR following the deaths of Stalin and Mao because of the subsequent return to a form of collective leadership to avoid a repeat of past excesses Levytsky, ; Teiwes, Obviously, much more needs to be learned about why autocrats decide to start a mass purge.
However, our framework can be seen as a possible starting point for a more general theory of coercive instruments in autocracy. When Mao high-handedly dismisses the threat of the atomic bomb, he is not down-playing the scope of the danger — he is fully aware that nuclear war may led to the extinction of humanity as such, so, to justify his defiance, he has to adopt the 'cosmic perspective' from which the end of life on Earth 'would hardly mean anything to the universe as a whole': The United States cannot annihilate the Chinese nation with its small stack of atom bombs.
Even if the U. This 'cosmic perspective' also grounds Mao's dismissive attitude towards the human costs of economic and political endeavors. If one is to believe Mao's latest biography, he caused the greatest famine in history by exporting food to Russia to buy nuclear and arms industries: 38 million people were starved and slave-driven to death in Mao knew exactly what was happening, saying: 'half of China may well have to die.
This is why Heidegger is wrong when he reduces holocaust to the industrial production of corpses: it was NOT that, Stalinist Communism was that. And unquestionably one must add those who died of famine—more than 5. Other sentences were non-custodial. Moreover, as Alexopoulos summarizes, we have found no 'plan of destruction' of prisoners 7no statement of official intent to kill them in these records.
Instead, historians have found that prisoner releases significantly predominated over deaths in the Gulag, with Alexopoulos's own earlier work on amnesty a leading statement of this view.
Yet her encounter with the Gulag medical-sanitary service's Moscow archive 'surprised' Alexopoulos 1and she now attempts to challenge the emergent scholarly consensus, with uneven success. For the Soviets during the Stalin period, the analogous figures are approximately six million and nine million. Two scholars estimated the number of Chechen and Ingush deportees at , which would halve the percentage estimates of deaths.
Lithuania and Estonia have adopted such declarations earlier. The declaration was prepared in response to Ukraine's appeal to the international community to recognize and condemn the Holodomor — the famine in Ukraine of the s of the last century. As reported, in February, Mexico and Paraguay recognized the Holodomor of — as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. In general, the Holodomor of has been identified by more than 10 states of the world as a genocide of Ukrainians.
This estimate should be used by historians, teachers, and journalists concerned with twentieth century Russian—and world—history. I also have also sought explanations for this historical tragedy by examining the role of the state.
I have presented the findings from a few different angles. Now it is time to take a look at these findings together to formulate my central argument: The mass killings were rooted in the paradox of state sponsorship and state failure. Mass killings occurred in the three provinces; in two provinces they were a widespread phenomenon. That this finding is from a published source sanctioned by the Chinese government unequivocally supports similar claims made by previous case studies.
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There would be an economic alliance of the nations of the Old Roman Empire. This is a description of the European Union today the EU. It has adopted a one—currency system for many of its nations. The Rapture will happen soon. The Tribulation will follow.
Even the biggest skeptic should see the Bible is true if they are honest. God does exist, and the Bible is His Word, and we have proved it. Study the Gospel daily, and obey it. God loves you. He really does. Turn from sin to Jesus. Then be baptized by immersion. When Jesus comes to catch away His people, many will realize it is about to happen.
However, it will be too late to repent. Excuses do not lead to heaven. What is written? Repent and be baptized every one of you—Acts The Rapture ends the church age. The Tribulation begins soon after. Do not be deceived. The Revelation portrays the raptured saints in heaven, before the throne of God, prior to the Antichrist coming forth.
All others will face the dreadful Tribulation. The number of people that will be raptured will be very small. Most that believe they will be raptured will be left behind—ref Mt ,14, 21—23; ; — Some are famous and have large outreaches on the airwaves.
They deceive many with their ideas that are contrary to good, sound Bible doctrine. Those that listen to them are not aware of them. The Bible tells us that this is the age of religious deception, when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but they will gather around themselves teachers that will say what their worldly and itching ears desire to hear. If you are one of them, you need to repent.
Some may wrongly believe the Bible teaches no man can know the day and hour of the Rapture. It is true, those not ready will not know or understand; however, those watching and ready will know.
Born again Christians can know through the signs of the time. The Scriptures speak of 7 Jewish feast days.
The Feast of Trumpets is the next one to be fulfilled. Two trumpets are blown—the first one and the last one. This is usually in September. This is the day the Rapture is expected to come. It will be within a generation of the rebirth of Israel. That generation began May 14, and could continue to as late as —ref Ps The hour it will come is at midnight Israeli time —Mt If it would come this year, would you be ready?
After the Rapture, the spirit of lawlessness will be unleashed. Sin, hate, and every kind of evil can be expected to explode as never before throughout the world. Click here for more info on the 7 Feasts of Israel. What you may be about to read or hear is true. It has not been watered—down or modified to try and keep your attention.
It has not been altered, so it would say what your itching ears might want to hear. Only Jesus Christ, Who is come in the flesh, is to be glorified. Immediately following the Rapture, there will be no true, born again Christians left on the earth. The ones left will be those that had not repented, or if they did, they turned back. In some cases, their Bibles were rarely read.
They never understood about making a covenant with Christ by sacrifice—Ps Excuses and unbelief will abide with many that are not taken. Many may have thought that only saying a prayer would save them, as many famous preachers said.
Yet their Bibles would show this was not correct. Immediately following the Rapture, the spirit of lawlessness will be let loose. Violence worldwide will increase and begin approaching the way it was before the flood. Immediately following the Rapture, the man of sin called Antichrist, and many other names comes forth-2 Thes — He assumes control of the EU. He will be brilliant, charismatic and have an unusual, almost hypnotic, power of persuasion. He is the son of Satan. God warns Israel, in His Word, that their agreement with hell would not stand.
Israel does not heed His warning. Immediately following the Rapture,male, virgin Jews are sealed with the seal of the living God on their foreheads. This seal will protect them. Twelve thousand are sealed from each of the tribes of Israel.
None are sealed from the tribe of Dan. Those days should be shortened. The Lord had shortened those days. He hath shortened the days.
He will cut it short. The entire Tribulation is a 7 year period of days each, which is also days, or 84 months of 30 days each. The event that separates them is called the Abomination of Desolation which is explained further on.
If the Lord had not shortened the days of the Tribulation, no flesh or life would be saved or would survive. Most Jews may not understand this, until certain events happen sooner than expected.
Few, if any Gentiles, may comprehend this now, or later. This is why the elect must look for the Abomination to occur, rather than counting days from the covenant of Dan This should be explained under Tribulation Shortened. Day one of the Tribulation occurs when the Antichrist confirms a covenant or agreement with Israel and others for 7 years.
There are no adequate words to describe how bad the Tribulation will be. The first part will be terrifying. The second part will be even worse. Not long after the RaptureGod will bring Russia forth against Israel.
Iran and others will come also. Russia attacks Israel to carry away silver, gold, and food, and to take a great spoil. This indicates they will be hurting for food and finances.
Are there any signs that this is beginning to happen now? Tiny Israel, despite its military advances, will have no chance. But, then, God steps in and makes His presence known. He destroys nearly all the invaders in such a way that the world will recognize Jesus Christ is alive and is protecting Israel—Ez 38, The destruction of the invading armies will start with an earthquake.
The invaders will go into a state of confusion and turn their weapons on each other. A plague and sickness will strike them. Heavy rains will come. Huge hailstones will rain down on them. Burning coals of sulfur will also come down. Only one—sixth of the Russian invaders will be left alive. The birds and wild animals will have a great feast.
God will be glorified as a result. Those that plunder Israel will become plunder for Israel. The dead bodies will be buried for seven months. Then men will search for more bones. The USA becomes involved, but at what point is unclear. God will send fire upon both nations. The massive destruction will come from aircraft, missiles, and satellites of the opposing nation. The battle will take 4 hours of the day and 4 hours of the night.
Thick clouds will cover one—third of the earth. The fiery red horse will have been unleashed. Are there any problems developing between the USA and Russia right now? The nearly two billion people that will die will have had no chance to repentas this happens soon after the Rapture.
Therefore, ALL perish to hell —ref Rev Hell followed all that died. As a result of the Russian—USA exchange, one—third of trees will be burned up. All green grass worldwide will be burned up, as the radio active fallout follows the wind currents. This includes farm crops. One—third of the waters will become wormwood or poisoned, or radioactive, or bitter. One—third of the sea will become blood.
One—third of the creatures in the sea will die—thus, a shortage of fish. One—third of the ships will be destroyed. Few ever thought this war would happen. From this point on, much of the USA and Russia can be expected to be a radioactive pile of ash. They will no longer be on the world scene. The USA will be as a tree that is reduced to a stump. Few are left alive. The dead bodies will become food for the wild animals and birds. The USA has turned their back on God. The preaching has become watered—down.
Nearly every perverse sin imaginable has become acceptable. How often do you fast unto the Lord —perhaps for a week each year? Do you ever fast even for a day? Do you tithe? The Bible teaches FEW go to heaven. Did you ever hear a clergy say any deceased person went to hell? Some even teach there is a purgatory. It is unbiblical—Lk ,23; 2 Cor A united Europe led by the Antichrist will reach far and wide.
China and the Kings of the East will dominate the east. They should alert the world as to what is happening and lead many to repent and follow Christ. However, children will betray their parents to the authorities. Wives and husbands will betray each other. Hate and coldness will be everywhere, but even more toward those that would dare to believe in Christ.
False christs and false prophets that do miracles will come forth causing many to be confused and misled. Following WW3, Jews from around the world that survived will be gathered to their own land of Israel, and none will be left behind. Massive famines will follow WW3. The black horse of starvation will be released. Increased earthquakesunusual weather patternsand huge tidal waves or tsunamis will continue to increase as birth pangs of a woman.
None that are involved with this institution will be raptured, including the priests and pope. This church has its roots back to the Babylonian cult, which claimed to possess the highest wisdom. The priest then had him in his power. When Attalus died in B. Astrology is part of this church. It is headquartered in a small, independent area of Rome called the Vatican.
It has an almost hypnotic hold on many people. It may be said that the heart of this church is seductiveness, deception, manipulation, domination, and control. To many, she is the way to heaven, but, in reality, her people are all bound for hell, not the unbiblical purgatory. On the outside, she looks beautiful; but on the inside, she is an abomination. Kings, heads of nations, and important people will become intoxicated with this Great Harlot during the first part of the Tribulation.
Once a person is entangled in the web of the whore, with its enticing doctrines, beauty, and splendor, then hell awaits them Few ever escape. As Satan is transformed into an angel of light 2 Cor —15even so is this church. The city of Rome will become a center of commerce and trade. Ships will transport goods all over the world. This includes slaves and young girls. Through her, merchants will become rich. Greed, money, and power, describe this city. Senseless violencelooting, rioting, destroying, and killing will continue to get worse and worse, as the salt of the earth is gone.
Brutal killings, such as burning people alive, will not be uncommon during the Tribulation. Hate will abound. The Bible reveals that there are two groups in heaven that will be martyred. One group should be from the first part of the Tribulation—ref Rev — These were not killed for refusing to worship the image, as it does not yet exist.
This is a great multitude that loved not their lives unto the death—Rev They would not take the mark or worship the image. They are from every nation and are clothed in white robes with palm branches in their hands, which indicates victory. Jesus shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Both groups will come to trust in Jesus Christ during the Tribulation. Every form of abominationperversion, and sin will increase.
Wickedness will be everywhere. Transgressors will become completely wicked. Alternate lifestyles will be an accepted way of life. Others will go after all kinds of flesh. As the days of Lotand of Sodom and Gomorrah were, so the earth will be.
The Antichrist will continue to grow in power and authority. All sorts of diseases or pestilences will come upon people in various places.
All these things will be like birth pangs of a woman, increasing in frequency and intensity. Wars and rumors of wars will continue. Wild animals will attack people. Drugs and drunkenness will be everywhere. During the first part of the Tribulation, construction will begin on a new temple on the Temple Mount in Israel.
D, when they had been cut off by Titus. At this time, the sacrifices will begin once again in Israel. TheMany repent. Part one of the Tribulation draws to a close. The , which are redeemed or ransomed from among men, will be before the throne of God on the heavenly Mt. They are the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. They are without fault before the throne of God.
When a person is in the Tribulation and all these horrible things are come upon them, if they turn to the Lord their God and obey His voice, God will not forsake them. He will not forget His covenant, for the Lord God is merciful.
The Unexpected Time. However, the Antichrist, proclaiming he is God, will come sooner than expected. There will be a war in heaven. Satan and his angels will fight against the archangel Michael and his angels. The Devil and his angels will be defeated. The Devil will be cast down to the earth. One—third of the angels of heaven will also be cast down. There will no longer be any place in heaven for them.
Not only is life a test for the people of the earth, it is also a test for the angels. Will they follow God, or follow Satan? Satan, which deceiveth the whole world, the bright, shining star that had accused the brethren day and night, will fall from heaven. There will be rejoicing in heaven. When the Devil Death Watch - Some Blindness Used To Protect Me From This Truth (CD) that he is cast to the earth, he will be furious.
Satan had thought in his heart that the day would come, when he would exalt his throne above the stars of God. He had thought he would be like the Most High. The greatest slaughter of those that follow Jesus is about to begin. God had warned Israel—when they made an agreement or covenant with the Antichrist or with hell —it would be cancelled.
This agreement started the Tribulation. He told Israel the bed was too short and the covering was too narrow—meaning the agreement was no good—Dan The only true protection one can truly have, must come from God. Things will be happening so fast that the newsmedia may barely be able to keep up. Approximately 27 major events are expected to happen in about a two week period.
They are both Jews or olive trees. The power of God will protect Moses and Elijah for days, so they cannot be harmed or killed. Any that try to harm them will be killed by fire. They both will have their natural body and will be clothed in sackcloth.
They have the power to shut up heaven, so it does not rain, and to bring all kinds of plagues on the earth. Note: The rain being cut off causes the Euphrates River to dry up. This enables the Kings of the East to cross over it in the latter part of the Tribulation, as they come to Israel. Note: Whether the rain being shut off is only in Israel and the Middle East, including the Euphrates, is not known.
Scripture does not seem to indicate the whole world will have no rain. Some wondered if Enoch will be one of the two. He was not a Jew. At Passover, children are taught to expect Elijah to come before the dreadful Day of the Lord which is Armageddon.
They will warn the people against taking the mark and worshipping the image. It is an unforgivable sin. They will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom—that is, the year reign of Christ. All the world will see that their power is greater than that of the Antichrist; yet, most will not heed their warnings. They will turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the children to their fathers. The world can see it on their handheld devices and the TV.
But then the impossible happens. His deadly wound will be healed. As the Antichrist comes back to life, a spirit will come up from the bottomless pit to occupy his body. That spirit was once alive, but then dead, and now is alive again in the Antichrist. The world is astonished. He declares himself to be God and moves into the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. The daily sacrifice is taken away.
They ascribe to him deity. Who is able to kill him? The Antichrist will exalt himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped.
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