Skip to comments.The Armageddon Clock
Posted on 10/15/2004 7:05:36 PM PDT by WhatNot
One of the most important factors in risk assessment is the ability to judged the magnitude of a given threat. A group of scientists developed a Doomsday clock to measure the peril of nuclear war. Because events of the tribulation poses an even greater danger to earths inhabitants, we decided to create an Armageddon Clock to provide a point of reference.
The overview and timeline for the Armageddon Clock:
The Armageddon Clock, unlike the Doomsday Clock, moves ever forward. Each tick of its second hand --the nation Israel, and the issues and events of Bible Prophecy-- brings the world nearer the starting point of what will be man's most horrific war. The Armageddon Clock marks Antichrist's confirming the false peace covenant described in Daniel 9:27. The signing of that covenant will initiate the Tribulation era (Daniel's Seventieth Week. That great conflict will culminate with the Second coming of Jesus Christ back to Planet Earth. The on-going timeline of issues and events leading to that moment are:
1800s: 30 minutes to midnight
Although Jews have been returning to the land of promise a few at a time since their last scattering, it wasn't until the 1800s that they started going home in significant numbers. Jews were in the majority in the area by 1880. Large portions of land were purchased, bringing about more and more rural Jewish communities. As the Zionist movement gained backing, plans were made to return on a widening scale.
1914: 25 minutes to midnight
The Jewish population reached 85,000 by the time World War I began in 1914. This compared to only 5,000 populating the land early in the previous century.
1917: 20 minutes to midnight
British Foreign Secretary Arthur J. Balfour issued on behalf of England, the Balfour Declaration on November 17, 1917. The Balfour declaration indicated approval of the Jewish goal of bringing about a Jewish state in Palestine.
1939: 17 minutes to midnight
Adolf Hitler and the Nazis carried out persecution against all Jews within Hitler's sphere of influence. While Hitler, along with the Arab enemies of the Jews in Palestine turned up the heat of persecution against the Jewish race, the British, the controlling authority in Palestine, developed a White Paper, severely restricting Jewish immigration.
1940-1945: 15 minutes to midnight
Adolf Hitler's Germany perpetrated genocide upon the Jewish race, during which more than 6 million Jews were murdered in the holocaust.
1947: 12 minutes to midnight
Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran, validating much of Old Testament writings. Jewish leadership plan a return to Zion (Jerusalem) for purpose of establishing a nation.
1948: 8 minutes to midnight
Israel reborn as a nation on May 14, 1948. Jews back in their Promise Land, just as prophesied for the last days by all Bible prophets.
1952: 7 minutes to midnight
In November, the United States tests its first hydrogen bomb on Elugelap island. The bast was equal to 10.4 megatons, 700 times the power of Little Boy.
1957: 6 minutes to midnight
The Treaties establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) are signed by the Six (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands) in Rome as of today they will be referred to as the "Treaties of Rome".
1967: 5 minutes to midnight
On June 5 the six-day war begins: Israel destroys the Arab air forces; captures land three times the area of itself; and most importantly, the Jewish people win the right to free control the city of Jerusalem for the first time in over 2000 years.
1999: 4 minutes to midnight
In January of 1999 eleven European Union countries begin using the euro as their common currency.
2002: 3 minutes to midnight
European leaders hammered out an agreement to bring 10 new countries into the European Union. Most of the new members will be former Soviet eastern block states.
2004: 3 minutes to midnight
Years of rapid growth in the Chinese economy has caused the eastern giant to become a major competitor for the earth's scarce resources. China's growing dependence on oil will cause its interests to focus more on the Middle East.
"Even So, Come Lord Jesus!"
Oh, good grief.
Didn't the Rapture happen back in the '90s?
No, that was the Rap tour, I think areosmith went on that one.
We will be 'out of town' attending a Wedding. 8-) I thank God I am Saved through the Blood of Jesus Christ. WoW, what a glorious day it is to be alive to watch Bible Prophesy unfolding before our eyes!
Although some of the geopolitical analyses are flawed, it is still a good Christian article to remind us to look to Jesus and the Blesed Hope of His coming.
BTW, this is the first time I have ever read any pre-trib article on a secular site, excluding the likes of David Cloud etc. For starters we don't even have many non-Catholic/Eastern Orthodox articles either. Keep up the effort, brother!
What happened to 1981/1988??
"From my understanding of biblical prophesies, I'm convinced that the Lord is coming for His Church before the end of 1981." (Chuck Smith, "Future Survival" (1978))
"What generation? Obviously, in context, the generation that would see the signs -- chief among them the rebirth of Israel. A generation in the Bible is something like forty years. If this is a correct deduction, then within forty years or so of 1948, all these things could take place. Many scholars who have studied Bible prophecy all their lives believe that this is so." (Hal Lindsey, "The Late Great Planet Earth")
"88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988" -- Edgar Whisenant, Bible scholar extraordinaire.
All Hal had to do was to look up the phrase "this generation" in the Bible. Jesus has quite a lot to say to "this generation". "This generation" is the generation not real keen on signs.
I think it's already happened. Millions of Christian brains have been taken off the planet while their bodies were Left Behind.
Yeah, and if my grandma had wheels she'd be a wagon.
I assume from your smart remark that you are totally clueless why I said that?
I forgot the smiley face. :-)
Dittos and Amen!
Well, those were the Reagan years! :)
Kidding aside, it's my sincere belief that Christians should live everyday, like it's the day the Rapture will occur.
Rest assured it has'nt happened yet, but I'll tell you this, nobody with half a brain would want live on earth after the rapture.
The idea of the Antichrist is rubbish.
A little tip for you...The time between now and the 14th August, 2005 is crucial.
I'll bite. Why?