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Blood Moons, Baptists, and Asteroids

April 20th, 2014 - 7:36 pm

For centuries, we believed we lived in a benevolent universe, since God would not have created one in which his greatest creation–us, in His image–was in constant peril of extinction.  Isaac Newton, a profoundly religious man, presented us with the rules of an orderly, predictable, and man-loving world.  Over time, there were blows to these happy thoughts, to the orderliness and the benevolence of the universe.  When I was a kid, the high priests of astronomy declared it was heretical to even consider electromagnetic forces at work out there, and there was much keening and moaning when a few infidels suggested that the earth had been struck by huge asteroids, or had been affected when even larger bodies–big comets, for example–passed close by.

The Earth Day announcement is in this tradition of coming to grips with the dangerous universe.  There is great turbulence in the heavens, and we might well get wiped out.

You’ll be happy to hear that the scientists aren’t in despair.  They want to fix it, bless them.  “The goal of the B612 Sentinel mission is to find and track asteroids decades before they hit Earth, allowing us to easily deflect them.”

Got that?  “Easily deflect them.”  I wonder.  Who’s that “us” the B612 Sentinal Mission is talking about so cheerfully?  I hope it’s not the same crowd that’s been masterminding our missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Ukraine recently.  In that case, we’re probably better off looking for guidance from Reverend Hagee.

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Calm Down.

Those "26 multi-kiloton explosions since 2001" have all occurred in the upper atmosphere. It's our atmosphere that protects us from most of the incoming "killer asteroids". Only very rarely does one of precisely the right size, with the required speed, and angle of approach, impact the Earth.

Having said that, I'm hoping for one about the size of the Queen Mary to target the White House. That would prove to me, once and for all time, that there IS a God, and that he truly loves us.
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Easily deflect them. Obamacareen.

It will take five years and six hundred billion dollars to find out it doesn't work, isn't ready to launch and has no back end.

The difference is, if you get cancelled it's permanently.

The good news is, if you have liked your God, He will keep you.

The other side of that coin, if you booed God and Jerusalem...you can keep your Obamacare...everyone who promoted it will be where you're going.
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Why are we trying to guess the second coming?

Shouldn't we live as righteously as we can and ask for forgiveness when we fail to be perfect?

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 25:13
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Meanwhile the Muslim Brotherhood continues to advance its strategy.

Michael, what do you make of Walid Shoebat, and what he is saying? I figure that he is "tut-tutted" about Islam, the way Churchill was about the Nazis before September, 1939.
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Please don't blame the Baptists for John Hagee.

They have enough problems of their own.

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We're already sending spacecraft throughout the solar system, so tweaking the orbit of an asteroid should not be very much beyond our present capacities.

But as to the "blood moon", it's a phenomenon that we could have predicted many years ago. So if someone has the ability to decode celestial warning signs from scripture, he could have delivered God's message far, far in advance. I don't know: would that be blasphemy? Or at least hubris?

Combining the two ideas, if God sends an asteroid to wipe out one of our cities, and we intercept it.... I'm making myself nervous.
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If I may repeat myself briefly I can decode some.. there's definitely advance warning, from over 2,000 years ago And now. Since the blood moon there has been a volcano erupting in Peru with a two mile "column of smoke", there was a strong "earthquake" in Mexico last Friday, there is a heavy meteor shower "stars of heaven fell" starting Wednesday night and there is a solar eclipse next Tuesday. All these are predicted together between Joel 2:30-32 and Revelations 6:12,13 and are scriptures also associated with the Acts quote in the article, they just missed the other scriptures and events occurring. You can read these scriptures and more details when my post clears above.
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Better get Obama and the Democrats right one it! If you like your planet, you can keep your planet. It'll save every family $10,000 per year. If you like your life, you can keep your life. Let me be clear.
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Calm Down.

Those "26 multi-kiloton explosions since 2001" have all occurred in the upper atmosphere. It's our atmosphere that protects us from most of the incoming "killer asteroids". Only very rarely does one of precisely the right size, with the required speed, and angle of approach, impact the Earth.

Having said that, I'm hoping for one about the size of the Queen Mary to target the White House. That would prove to me, once and for all time, that there IS a God, and that he truly loves us.
23 weeks ago
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Lord HEAR OUR PRAYER and let it be during a full cabinet meeting with Congress leaders! Badda bing, badda boom God saved America!
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No, no. During the State of the Union address.
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Oh my! You are so right! We need the parking space at the end of Constitution Ave! :o)
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Where's the "Baptist" part? Hagee isn't one.
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There is a pretty good documentary HERE [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGUlWa2r-bk] regarding the astronomy behind the star of Bethlehem. The documentary was good enough to convince me that indeed there are certain "markers" written in the stars that astronomy can detect relatively easily. The moon of April 3 of 33 a.D. was a blood moon, that was the day that Christ was crucified.

As for our age, we had a double transit of Venus recently, now these four blood moons, may be more. Blood moons are not that uncommon but the coincidence of blood moons with Jewish feasts like Passover and Sukkot are rare. Considering what I learned in that documentary may be there is some reason to pay attention.

Rev Hagee and others look at the sky for signs of the Second Coming. No harm done there but Christ himself told us that many would sound the alarm and we should not worry about them. The end of the world has been announced so many times that all those biblical calculations are boring at this point.

What we can really pay attention to as a sure sign of the end of times is the increase in lawlessness, humans becoming more wicked. The most compassionate country ever to exist in history has legally killed over 80 million babies in the womb. The same country has elected TWICE a team of people guided by principles that can only be described as wicked -- from the Christian point of view at least.

Now, that is a sign for you: economies are dying, cultures are dying, languages and ethnic groups are dying because of the principles held now by the rulers of the mighty United States. Obie is not Ike, not even close. That, in my humble opinion, is the largest asteroid to hit the Earth lately. Asteroids kill but Liberalism has been killing now for several centuries and for some it seems to be OK.

That is what's really killing us -- asteroids and blood moons aside.
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Total lunar eclipses on Passover or Sukkot are hardly "rare"; since Passover and Sukkot occur on the full moon (by design) they will sometimes happen. Even the "tetrad" eclipses (four total lunar eclipses in a row) aren't all THAT uncommon. There are eight such in this century alone; two down, six to go.

You want a sign from God? Let one of those eclipses that we've so carefully calculated NOT happen, and THAT will be an unmistakable miracle.
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" Let one of those eclipses that we've so carefully calculated NOT happen, and THAT will be an unmistakable miracle. "

Bingo.

Miracles in Scripture are characterized by two things:

1. They are events that CANNOT happen by the ordinary laws of physics.
2. They are clear and unarguable to the ordinary physical senses of ALL witnesses, not just to believers.


In contrast, "miracles" that are promoted by false teachers are the opposite. They are either just plain fakes (there's no shortage of those!), or they are known only to believers (transubstantiation), or they are natural events for which false teachers claim supernatural significance.

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The Lord Christ also said that He did not know the day or the hour of His Coming. That was reserved to God the Father. So, if Jesus did not know the time appointed, we speculate in vain, thinking we know better than Christ Himself. But, that has always gone on---we thinking ourselves mightier and knowing than God. Why else are we in so sorry a state of being in the USA?
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I get that number from several sources but of course I did not count them myself. Let me remind you the "the day after" pill and the regular pill are abortifacients, in that case the number of Americans who did not get to be born since ca. 1966 is huge. Let me also remind you that the decline in our economy begins about the time the second baby boom should have occurred but that baby boom was "aborted" by the pill. Someone should calculate what kind of an economy we would have today if all those people had been born. I guess if all of them were here then the chances for an illegal alien to find a job in this country would have been pretty low. That tiny pill -- the dream of Robert Strange McNamara -- was a the asteroid that hit us hard wiping out more Americans than even Nikita Khrushchev could ever dream to kill in a full nuclear exchange with the US. If I had to worry about asteroids I would worry that a dedicated team of scientists would actually DIRECT and asteroid towards earth in the hope to wipe out enough humans to "reduce our carbon footprint". I give the same credence to those theories and to the Jehovah's Witnesses pestering my neighborhood, that is I DON'T believe them at all.
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Termination of pregnancy is a sign of rot, not a cause. If we're making 'what if' suppositions about a phantom generation, we should probably factor in maybe 20 million welfare mothers and deadbeat dads, given the state of the culture.......

A happy and purposeful people, knowing their place in the world and placing trust and faith in the benevolence of their prospects and the justice in their destinies - do not kill their children. They just don't.......
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I agree, I was just trying to show that certain practices have serious undesirable consequences. No people, no economy because they don't buy any diapers, clothes, cars, books, gas, houses, etc. It is very hard to have a growing economy with a non growing population. I dare say it is not possible. Something's gotta give: growing national debt, importing workers, declining salary value or ... all of the above.
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We have shrunk so much as a people and the state of our nation is largely our doing. You described it well. Some people confuse the descriptive with the prescriptive and then suggest you don't know what you're talking about. Because, literal mindedness?.......'>......
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"I would worry that a dedicated team of scientists would actually DIRECT and asteroid towards earth in the hope to wipe out enough humans to "reduce our carbon footprint"."

Not impossible to think a modern liberal eugenicist might be "all in" for the idea, if they could think of a way that the asteroid wouldn't take out their wonderful and special selves.

Eugenics in the spirit of Margaret Sanger dominates their thinking. Obamacare "architect" Dr. Zeke Emanuel and Obama science "czar" John Holdren could be the modern poster children.
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It's been done; Tom Clancy's "Rainbow Six". Clancy was SCARY ACCURATE as a novelist. Please note that he "predicted" somebody using an airliner as a kamikaze...
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Just imagine we herd an asteroid into our system to mine it and then a Fort Hood-type on the Muslim outreach program sends it careening into earth.
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"...80 million babies"

50-55 million, egregious enough in and of itself.

Approximately 1/6 of the total US population.
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You are both right. Some have argued that the additional 30 million in Catino's number are those performed overseas by people supported by the Infanticide Industry in the US and West in general. Unfortunately, the additional numbers are mostly anecdotal.

Tanstaafl noted, when murder sprees exceed a body count of one, something is seriously wrong.
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Silly man. The world ended May 21, 2011.
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Oh, right. forgot about that one....
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There was a movie about landing on an an asteroid, with the intention of planting nuclear explosions and blowing it to smithereens before it could hit Earth.

One of 3 movies I've walked out of in my lifetime.

The astronauts' statement about only dumb luck stopping the wipe out of a major American city was in the spirit of fear mongering.
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26 impacts that didn't in fact impact because they were too small to detect. So school bus-sized rocks make a big boom and maybe break glass near to urban centers. One the size of a small hill likely would impact earth but likely not hit where it would affect much, though the blast would be considerable. Larger than that starts to create problems regionally or even globally depending on size and perhaps independent of where it actually hits.

The problem is what do you do with a small mountain traveling as fast as a rifled bullet? We've proven we can land vehicles on asteroids; can we thrust one aside? I don't know.

As for gods behind the stars managing all this, I don't know why god would use Akrotiri at Santorini as a torch to light Moses' way. Why use people as kindling like that? Were they heathens, or just the nearest conveniently located volcano for god to work his work? Seems like some kind of discrimination to me.
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