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Catholic Mag Ed: Same-Sex 'Marriage' Passage May Signal Coming 'General Judgement'
LifeSite ^ | September 5, 2005

Posted on 09/05/2005 7:05:25 AM PDT by NYer

TORONTO, September 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In his thought-provoking editorial in September's Catholic Insight magazine, editor Rev. Alphonse de Valk puts the same-sex "marriage" onslaught into a perspective that perhaps many have been thinking but have not voiced.  Writing about the recent enactment of gay "marriage" legislation in Canada, Fr. de Valk writes, "But let us not be despondent. Instead, let us set this latest defeat in its proper context so that at least we may understand what we are facing."

The editorial quotes the Roman Catechism (Council of Trent, 1546) as teaching that "the general judgment will be preceded by these three principal signs: the preaching of the Gospel throughout the world, a falling away from the faith, and the coming of the Antichrist."  It notes that the "first has been fulfilled".  Indeed on February 21, 2001, in an address which received scant attention, Pope John Paul II, speaking of the "signs of the times,"  announced that the Gospel was "spread now in all corners of the planet."

With regard to a falling away from the faith, Rev. de Valk says, "It is now recognized within the Catholic Church that the loss of faith among the peoples who once constituted Christendom is well advanced. Recently, Pope Benedict spoke of Europe as a Godless society. 'Europe,' he said, 'has developed a culture that, in a manner unknown before now to humanity, excludes God from the public conscience, either by denying Him altogether, or by judging that His existence is not demonstrable and therefore uncertain and belonging to the realm of subjective choices, something, in any case, irrelevant to public life.'"

The editorial adds, "The heartland of Christianity, Europe, while retaining pockets of strength as in Poland, has essentially apostasized, and so have overseas settlements such as Australia and Canada and, to a lesser extent, the United States." The article does not come to any conclusions or make any predictions regarding these facts and how they appear, for the first time in history, to complete the first two conditions for the "general judgement". 

Particularly striking about the editorial is the fact that Rev. de Valk has never been prone to apocalyptic suggestion.  Rather, as an academic, political analyst and historian, he has in the past been known to disparage any such suggestions. 


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1 posted on 09/05/2005 7:05:25 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Frightening.


2 posted on 09/05/2005 7:08:07 AM PDT by brivette
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To: NYer

Frightening.


3 posted on 09/05/2005 7:08:11 AM PDT by brivette
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To: NYer
Rejoice rejoice, the end is near! The Apocalypse is just around the corner! Now if he had of said 'the end looks like it so near that we have to move quicker than we ever have to convince the lost to repent of their sins and accept Christ', I would put a lot more stock in his statement.
4 posted on 09/05/2005 7:13:04 AM PDT by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...
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To: american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...
Particularly striking about the editorial is the fact that Rev. de Valk has never been prone to apocalyptic suggestion.  Rather, as an academic, political analyst and historian, he has in the past been known to disparage any such suggestions. 

Coincidence? What are the odds? Like Rev. de Valk, I normally rationalize away apocalyptic events but something truly odd occured last night. And I just can't shake it.

After packing the basset boys off to bed, I opened the Bible to read them a 'bedtime' story. As usual, I allowed the Book to open at random (we've read such wonderful stories that way!).

The Book opened to Ezekiel 7 - Thus says the Lord God. Disaster upon disaster! See it coming! An end is coming!

After days of watching the news stories on Katrina, I shuddered and let the Book open to another story ...

The Book opened to the Book of Nahum. I had never read this one so I began reading out loud ... "The Lord's coming in Judgment!"

I trembled. Soft brown basset eyes looked up at me. Once again, I let the Book open at random.

This time the Book opened to Matthew 24 - Beginning of Calamities.

With that, I closed the Book, turned off the light and began praying the Rosary. I realize the Bible is filled with many prophetic books and stories of calamity and disaster .... but what are the odds of this occuring 3 times in a row?!

5 posted on 09/05/2005 7:15:55 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer
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I'll never attend a gay marriage, mainly because I don't want to have to kiss the bride.

6 posted on 09/05/2005 7:26:07 AM PDT by Old Seadog (Birthdays start out being fun. But too many of them will kill you..)
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To: Old Seadog

But they are such a lovely couple; it's just tearjerking.


(I think I'm going to barf.)


7 posted on 09/05/2005 7:48:08 AM PDT by SolomoninSouthDakota (Daschle is gone.)
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To: SolomoninSouthDakota

Will Boston and San Francisco be the next sites of natural disasters?


8 posted on 09/05/2005 8:07:08 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...
Rejoice rejoice, the end is near! The Apocalypse is just around the corner! Now if he had of said 'the end looks like it so near that we have to move quicker than we ever have to convince the lost to repent of their sins and accept Christ', I would put a lot more stock in his statement.

I don't think the good Rev. is making the suggestion that the end is near. Remember, no one knows the day or hour. If we indeed are in the second phase (falling away from the faith), it could take 10 years or it could take 10,000 years. I don't think it would be very prudent for the Rev. to wail away like Chicken Little.
9 posted on 09/05/2005 8:49:34 AM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: SolomoninSouthDakota

I'll give you 2:1 odds that either one or both of the brides has HIV.


10 posted on 09/05/2005 8:50:20 AM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: NYer

Be not afraid. Even as John Paul II preached that and lived it, to the end of his days, so must we, confident in the Resurrection of Our Lord and our place in heaven through Holy Church, its sacraments, saints, and the protection of Our Lady and Archangel Michael.
We shall not be moved by false prophets, even if they claim to be Christians, Prods or Catholics. We shall not be moved by omens and confusion. Our faith is built on the eternal Rock.
No one but the Father knows the day and the hour. For us individually, and for God's good green Earth, Our Lord will come like a thief in the night, so what is there to fear?
If I can say with Paul at that awesome hour, that I fought the good fight, it will be enough.
Erin go Bragh!


12 posted on 09/05/2005 11:21:15 AM PDT by Prod Convert (To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the Western stars, until I die......)
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To: NYer

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-Theo


13 posted on 09/05/2005 11:27:24 AM PDT by Teófilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org)
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To: NYer

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The hour is nigh. Time's running out.

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-Theo


14 posted on 09/05/2005 11:28:02 AM PDT by Teófilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org)
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To: NYer

Wait just a darn minute? Canada sanctifies perverts marrying and NEW ORLEANS get a hurricane?!

The Lord's ways are mysterious indeed.


15 posted on 09/05/2005 11:32:39 AM PDT by mercy (never again a patsy for Bill Gates - spyware and viri free for over TWO YEARS now)
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To: mercy

"Wait just a darn minute? Canada sanctifies perverts marrying and NEW ORLEANS get a hurricane?!

The Lord's ways are mysterious indeed."

Is this God "chastizing those whom He loves"?

It seems often enough that those closest to God are the ones who bear the most burdens and sufferings, for the sake of the Body, the Church (Col 1:24)

Regards


16 posted on 09/05/2005 1:59:13 PM PDT by jo kus
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To: NYer

I think we are being told. I am a lazy sleeper, but for the past couple of months I am rooted out of bed at an early hour to get to daily Mass.

It is as though someone is telling me, "Get!"


17 posted on 09/05/2005 2:10:38 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: NYer
We seem to have been in the preliminary stages of the "reign of the Antichrist" for quite some time with liberal secular humanism and its brutal campaign for mass abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell slaughter, and cloning offering a foreshadowing of horrors yet to come.

The only thing holding this back are the remaining Catholics who still adhere to the faith. As their numbers dwindle, the floodgates will open. There will be nothing left to prevent modern society from slipping into the post-Christian barbaric abyss. It will be a cruel, hideous, and inhuman stage of post-civilization.

18 posted on 09/05/2005 2:16:24 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
We seem to have been in the preliminary stages of the "reign of the Antichrist" for quite some time with liberal secular humanism and its brutal campaign for mass abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell slaughter, and cloning offering a foreshadowing of horrors yet to come.

Preliminary? We've been in the midst of it. The signs actually are pointing to the peak already having been. Embryonic stem cell issues will be a problem so long as the medical community is convinced that something good will come of it. That is a problem.

At this point, all we can do is pray and do our best against it.

19 posted on 09/05/2005 2:24:34 PM PDT by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
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To: mercy

"Wait just a darn minute? Canada sanctifies perverts marrying and NEW ORLEANS get a hurricane?!

The Lord's ways are mysterious indeed."

Like New Orleans is as pure as the wind driven, pre-acid rain snow.


20 posted on 09/05/2005 2:32:08 PM PDT by SolomoninSouthDakota (Daschle is gone.)
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To: Desdemona
If "the Antichrist" is alive with plane tickets in hand waiting to be installed as the world dictator, I would certainly be interested in the details and some hint at his location. Otherwise, I will have to stick with the more modest "preliminary" foreshadowings, as suggested.

Are you proposing that the prophecy has already been realized? Which current world leader or international celebrity is "the Antichrist"? Or do you mean by "the reign of the Antichrist" some metaphorical similarity rather than a direct A=A predicational correspondence? If the latter is the case, then, logically, we could not be in "the reign of the Antichrist."

21 posted on 09/05/2005 2:39:59 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: NYer
Very interesting, NYer.

When the time comes – the question is, are we ready?

Even if we aren't facing the end of times, are we facing ours?

We don't know how much time each of us has. Einstein used to say, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I think life is a miracle, and so is everyday we're alive.

22 posted on 09/05/2005 3:11:52 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Einstein used to say, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I think life is a miracle, and so is everyday we're alive.

Thank you for this post!! I share my birthday with Albert, and had never heard this before. Most interesting.

23 posted on 09/05/2005 3:15:44 PM PDT by NYer (It is Cool 2 B Catholic!)
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To: NYer

Just another coincidence? Now, I don't know what to say, Nyer.


24 posted on 09/05/2005 3:17:28 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: OpusatFR; sandyeggo
I am a lazy sleeper, but for the past couple of months I am rooted out of bed at an early hour to get to daily Mass. It is as though someone is telling me, "Get!"

That's it! For the past few weeks, I have been waking up at 4:30am. Don't know why. But the first thing I do is pull out the Rosary and begin praying.

25 posted on 09/05/2005 3:21:11 PM PDT by NYer (It is Cool 2 B Catholic!)
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To: Desdemona; HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity; Convert from ECUSA; sinkspur; sandyeggo; saradippity; ...
The signs actually are pointing to the peak already having been.

Here are the signs ........

1. Jerusalem will return again to Jewish hands shortly before the Second Coming (Luke 21:24):

2. Sometime before the Second Coming, 2/3 of the Jews in the "whole land" will be exterminated (Zechariah 13:8-9). During the Holocaust, almost exactly 2/3 of Europe's Jews perished.

3. The Jewish nation will be reborn in a single day (Isaiah 66:5-8). This was literally fulfilled on May 14, 1948. The modern State of Israel was born in a single day following the passage of UN Resolution 181.

4. Jews will be regathered to Israel from around the entire world. (Ezekiel 36:22-28) and (Jeremiah 16:14-15). The current return of the Jews to Israel apparently even includes Jews from the ten lost tribes. Over the past decade about 600 "B'nei Manashe", a tribe from the Indian-Burmese border, have immigrated to Israel. They believe themselves to be the lost tribe of Manassah, exiled from Israel by the Assyrians in 723 BC. Their oral tradition speaks of the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; they circumcise male children on the 8th day, as required by Jewish law; use prayer shawls with fringes, as do Jews; practice ritual purification as described in the OT; and follow many other ancient Jewish religious customs. Their priests use the Hebrew name of God as it appears in the Torah ("Yahweh") and invoke Mt. Sinai, Mt. Moriah and Mt. Zion.

5. The new Jewish state shall be extremely prosperous (Isaiah 66:9-4).

6. The fight over the city of Jerusalem will cause a world war (Zechariah 12:1-3; Joel 3:2 and Revelation 16:16).

7. But Israel will be miraculously militarily strong and able to successfull defend itself (Zechariah 12:6-9).

8. There will be widespread conversion of the Jews..

It is this last one that has not yet been fulfilled.

Something to reflect upon!

26 posted on 09/05/2005 3:35:28 PM PDT by NYer (It is Cool 2 B Catholic!)
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To: NYer

Very good summation. Thank you kindly.


27 posted on 09/05/2005 3:40:07 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: NYer
There is also the finding of the tribe in Central Africa that is part of the Children of Israel with the genetic marker found in the genetic profile of all male Cohens, Kahanes, Cohns and all variations of the name which signifies kohanim, the priests.
28 posted on 09/05/2005 3:51:21 PM PDT by Siobhan (Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.)
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To: NYer

4:30 am, yes!!!

Wow.


29 posted on 09/05/2005 3:55:59 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: OpusatFR

You too?


30 posted on 09/05/2005 4:34:30 PM PDT by NYer (It is Cool 2 B Catholic!)
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To: NYer

"...but what are the odds of this occuring 3 times in a
row?!"

There is no such thing as coincidence. Three times...for the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. The Holy Trinity left you a message on celestial voicemail.


31 posted on 09/05/2005 5:11:19 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: mercy

" Canada sanctifies perverts marrying and NEW ORLEANS get a hurricane?!"

And that hurricane might be seen as the better end of the stick some day soon. That hurricane will seem like a cakewalk if God is really about to clean house globally and turn back the clock 2 centuries (as Maria Esperanza referenced possible future events.) At least there was some time to run. Earthquakes don't give much warning to the average citizen.


32 posted on 09/05/2005 5:21:32 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

I have a friend who thinks that the 'antichrist' is Islam. That it's more an idealogy than a person. Then I sent her links on Shamil Basayev.


33 posted on 09/05/2005 6:07:43 PM PDT by Jaded (Hell sometimes has fluorescent lighting and a trumpet.)
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To: NYer
Before the general judgment the earth must have its opportunity to turn to our Lord. In His Mercy, He will chastise us as parents chastises their children. His Wish is to not lose souls and He will do all He can to offer us His Saving Grace.

As Fr. Join Corapi has said, "A greater good comes out of personal pain." Therefore the great good will be the conversion of souls due to the chastisements that lie ahead.
34 posted on 09/05/2005 6:14:47 PM PDT by franky (Pray for the souls of the faithful departed.)
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To: franky
As Fr. Join Corapi has said, "A greater good comes out of personal pain." Therefore the great good will be the conversion of souls due to the chastisements that lie ahead.

You know, sometimes a very bad chastisement brings out the very good in people. I have seen some very bad things on the news lately, but I also have seen "hope" and I will always believe hope is a good thing.

35 posted on 09/05/2005 7:27:46 PM PDT by Gerish (Choose God, he has already chosen you.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

nuts..just when I find an interesting thread to Ping you with - your already here!


36 posted on 09/05/2005 7:49:12 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
Which current world leader or international celebrity is "the Antichrist"?

Why does the Antichrist have to be human and visible?

37 posted on 09/05/2005 8:20:22 PM PDT by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
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To: warsaw44

Just keep pinging me, lol. I can't see every interesting thread there is, so your pings are most welcome.


38 posted on 09/05/2005 9:56:16 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: NYer

Yup.

Note the time on this post?


39 posted on 09/06/2005 1:13:53 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Prod Convert

I agree, so what? So what that the end may be near, or not. None of us get outta here alive, hello? If we would be priveleged to see our Lord come back, well thats wonderful. But the end, your end is always near, we just don't live very long in the cosmic sense of things.


40 posted on 09/06/2005 1:32:35 AM PDT by SaintDismas (Jest becuz you put yer boots in the oven, don't make it bread)
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To: Salem; Esther Ruth; Bombardier; agrace; F15Eagle

Ping of interest - Israel and the Jews as signs!


41 posted on 09/06/2005 5:23:02 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (tired of all the shucking and jiving)
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To: wequalswinner

Amen brother.


42 posted on 09/06/2005 6:20:36 AM PDT by Prod Convert (To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the Western stars, until I die......)
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To: Jaded; Desdemona
Jaded wrote: I have a friend who thinks that the 'antichrist' is Islam. That it's more an idealogy than a person. Then I sent her links on Shamil Basayev.

The debates about what the prophetic "Antichrist" symbolism might mean are certainly quite interesting. The list of characters is a Who's Who of villains from world history. Islam, Russian Communism, and the Nazis are all in that territory.

What makes liberal secular humanism an Antichrist type ideology now is its adherents' obsessions with redesigning humanity through cloning and the genocidal embryonic stem cell bio-technologies. Mass slaughter of human beings, of any kind, places one demonically in the Antichrist ballpark, but if the prophetic concept is that the Antichrist is one particular historic personality, exuding demonic unwholesomeness combined with totalitarian dictatorial power on a global scale and Luciferian supernatural sorcery, that does not seem to have happened quite yet in that precise Satanic manifestation. Granted, there have been some close seconds and honorable mentions. But merely being immoral, like Clinton, or rejecting Christian teachings on life, like Kerry, did not quite make them "the Antichrist," as enthusiastically as they might have campaigned for the job. At any rate, close to 49% of the American public appear ready to welcome such a leader at any particular time. That's enough of a "preliminary" foreshadowing for people of good will to be concerned about.

43 posted on 09/06/2005 6:53:36 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: mercy

N.O. had its own issues, such as Voodoo practice and creating a rampantly amoral tribute to Ash Wednesday (the bastardization and paganization of Mardi Gras).

No one wants to say it because people who do get shot down. God is most definitely trying to get our attention.

Katrina = pure
Aug. 29th = feast of John the Baptist

Indonesian Tsunami occurs on Christmas morning.


In January, Pope John Paul II gives a public address stating, essentially, that the prophecies of Revelation are upon us, that Satan knows he is running out of time.

Sr. Lucia and Pope John Paul II, inexorably connected to Fatima, die one month apart. JPII dies during eclipse and is buried on the feast of Divine Mercy.

Terri Schiavo's gruelling death march occurs during Holy Week, succombing right after Easter.

Meanwhile, 2005 has become a landmark year for cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and gay marriage - a spiritual Axis of Evil.

All I can say is this. Scripture is a blueprint for all times. Just as the naysayers ridiculed Noah for building his ark, we will be ridiculed for building ours. But we enter our ark every time we receive the Eucharist, whereas the world seeks to build a better levee. The storm clouds have formed. The signs are in the air. As someone who spends a great deal of time being personally skeptical of eschatological prophecies and "visions", I think it's staring us in the face. New Orleans is yet another wake-up call. He will keep knocking until we a) answer, or b) allow ourselves to be conquered by the price of our sins.


44 posted on 09/06/2005 7:56:35 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

The antichrist will not come until the chastisement has ended and a short time of peace ensues. The antichrist will come when the Temple is rebuilt and he sits within to be worshiped. Since Christ IS the Temple, the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple and anything within to be worshiped would be antichrist.

We are quite possibly in the midst of a worldwide chastisement.

Last night, my wife and I went to see "Constant Gardener". The coming attractions featured a movie about two gay cowboys and their forbidden love. I turned to my wife: 'Are you friggin' kidding me? Now the Marlboro Man is gay?'


45 posted on 09/06/2005 8:01:44 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: Rutles4Ever

To me this is nothing new. I don't need any signs and wonders other than Israel reforming as a nation. 'That generation' is my generation. Born in 1950. Those who have ignored Bible prophecy, the very words and warnings of Christ, will ignore all the sorts of signs you mention in your post.

I suppose a few of them might wake up when the Tribulation gets into full swing but most will curse God. You RCs seem to pay more attention to Fatima then you do the Word of God. I keep getting the idea from your writings here and there a call for general repentence and things will get better. They're not going to get better. The clock is ticking. The only thing that can be salvaged in the twenty years or so left to man is one's soul.

We have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. The harvest is ready. Those called are looking up, for their redemption draws near. This planet is the crucible of God. In which souls are tempered. The full number is just .... about .... here.


46 posted on 09/06/2005 9:11:03 AM PDT by mercy (never again a patsy for Bill Gates - spyware and viri free for over TWO YEARS now)
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To: mercy

"...You RCs seem to pay more attention to Fatima then you do the Word of God."

LOL!


47 posted on 09/06/2005 10:00:54 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: mercy
You RCs seem to pay more attention to Fatima then you do the Word of God.

Does the Word of God teach you to make judgemental cheap shots like that one, against people whose knowledge and love of Scripture is entirely unknown to you?

48 posted on 09/06/2005 10:10:34 AM PDT by Campion (Truth is not determined by a majority vote -- Pope Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

Interesting that you first wound up with the Book of Ezekiel. A friend of mine, Joel Rosenberg, just released a book this summer called "The Ezekiel Option" that looks to the prophecies in that book and brings in Iran's pursuit to become a nuclear power and Russia's role in it. Joel has already had two NY Times bestsellers -- "The Last Jihad" and "The Last Days". Jihad had a 9/11 scenario and Iraq war written before either of those events happened (although 9/11 did happen before the book was published.) Days dealt with the death of Arafat before it happened.


49 posted on 09/06/2005 10:18:44 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders (Unofficial George Allen for President online store -- www.cafepress.com/georgeallen2008)
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To: Conservative til I die

No one knows the time or the hour, but there are signs for those who look. At least that's what I've heard a Pope or two say.

Just throwing some things out there --

St. Malechy's prophecies on the line of Popes are near an end (if you believe the prophecies are real and not forgeries)

Dec. 21, 2012 -- end of the Mayan long calendar

June 6, 2006 -- a.k.a. 06/06/06

9/11, tsunami, Hurricane Katrina

(And let's not forget the biggest sign of the Apocalypse -- my beloved Boston Red Sox won the World Series last year!!!)

So, if the events in Revelations take 7 years and there is a possible end date of 12/21/2012, that pegs the start of things at the end of this year. Makes you wonder if the Antichrist is out there wandering around right now......


50 posted on 09/06/2005 10:28:38 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders (Unofficial George Allen for President online store -- www.cafepress.com/georgeallen2008)
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