STRANGE DAYSChronicles of the End of the Age
November 7, 2007
I sustain that genetic modifications through Dna manipulations is the "sign" that we have gone too far and judgment is upon us. Specifically, this "sign" is not among those given by the Lord Jesus Christ, when His disciples asked
"Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" Mat. 24:3
Certainly it would have been quite a challenge to the sacred writers to come to terms with such a concept, but regardless, if we read Jesus reply with attention and most importantly, in the spirit, we can see pointers and reflections of that very fact.
For a while, we have been hearing of strange experiments, starting from Dolly (not the first case, but surely the most talked about) and ending up with today's super mouse. Every time a new case surfaces, we suffer the usual diatribes of the pro and cons and then, after two days all is gone and forgotten from public view. Personally, I find it boldly daring that these kind of news surface at all. I do not want to even imagine what is NOT brought into public scrutiny.
England is much at the forefront of this type of weird "science." Just a few weeks ago, a law was passed in the United Kingdom, allowing for the "scientific" mixing of human and animal Dna, thus producing the strange hybrid, called "Chimera" (Wikipedia).
These kind of experiments, which not long ago would have horrified any sane person are becoming so common place and are actually being welcomed by a selfish population whose only objective is to extend their self-indulgent lifestyle to the max and perhaps, eternally. The fools!
Most people are totally ignorant about how much gene and Dna manipulation has advanced. Big Pharma and Big Bio are going, excuse the pun, really big on this. They can engineer a "new" something, copyright it and just sit down and collect. These self-appointed benefactors of humanity are very shrewd in placing their money where the biggest profits are foreseen, bypassing or leaving behind "minor" infirmities or third world diseases, where there is no money to be made. And when people read that the super mouse ... can run for hours at 20 meters per minute without getting tired, lives longer, has more sex, and eats more without gaining weight the unanimous reaction is "I want in."
Egoism is a very dangerous state of being. It blinds and it leads to destruction those who practice it especially when coupled with pride.
And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Genesis 11:6
As I read these verses I am in awe: certainly the people of that time had progressed much in matters that concerned their lives and moreover they were planning for their future: We must assume that their plans for the future were wildly out-of-order if God decided to intervene. God knew that their evil imaginations could become reality, just like God knows today that these evil experiments will bring much sorrow upon a deluded humanity. Experiments, as a rule, have a way to get out of hand. Past history and literature offer ample proof to that.
Whatever man can conceive, he will realize, sooner or later, such is the power of the human mind. Today, the cat is out of the bag and it will not be placed back in. With visions of a super body and a life span approaching eternity dancing before its eyes, mankind slides instead into the ancient trap. As it was in the beginning, so ... the circle closes.
Scientists have been astounded by the creation of a genetically modified "supermouse" with extraordinary physical abilities – comparable to the performance of the very best athletes – raising the prospect that the discovery may one day be used to transform people's capacities.
As it happens, God wants the same benefits (and much much more) for his creatures, and He will soon deliver the promises to the His faithful, but it is going to be His Way, which is the Right Way. God wants to change FIRST our heart and then the our body and our surroundings, while man wants to change his body and his surroundings, and does not give a hoot about the heart and there lies the problem. All technical marvels will turn deadly in the hands of unregenerate men. Science fiction movies, unconsciously, have well depicted the hopelessness of a future without God, where danger and evil are always waiting in the wings. In God's Kingdom there will be no place for that.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Apoc 21:4
July 16, 2007
When Pope Benedict XVI was elected, I nurtured some reasonable hope that he would move the Catholic Church closer to the Biblical standard of truth, being an intelligent and theologically well-versed scholar. I had heard him, on a televised interview, dissect the cause of Christ just as any good evangelical would have. Moreover, his personal and extensive knowledge of Protestantism promised a solid and sound season of confrontation. However, as times goes by, he is revealing himself as an abject failure in just about any field he has addressed and an open embarrassment to many in the same Catholic church.
Indeed, he demonstrates two (at the very least) profound truths:
1) study and scholarship do not a man of God make
One truly remains stupefied at the gross Biblical ignorance practiced by the Catholic clergy and by the quite, resigned and naive acquiescence of their faithful. It seems the all are under a spell, and in a way, they are. As stated in other parts of this web site, I know that there are many, many Catholics which are saved. God knows the heart, and God knows how much light they received. I do differentiate between clergy and faithful, for the simple fact that the latter were until recent times ignorant of the Sacred Scriptures, at least in many countries, like Italy, were I grew up.
I was about to write a rebuttal to the pope's latest outburst (about the Catholic Church being the only true church), just as I happened upon an article which amazingly said what I wanted to say, so I will post this whole article and my resounding Amen! to it. By the way, as the article writer, I also grew up in the Catholic Church and served Mass and was tops in catechism. Only nobody ever bothered to tell me about the New Birth, a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and that He is willing and able to help anyone with a contrite heart who asks Him to. And He can do it right now and instantly, not in the bye and bye.
He is risen and very much alive and He's got the whole world in His Hands ...
Non-Catholics who are up in arms of the proclamation by Pope Benedict XVI that the only true church in the world is that of Catholicism shouldn't even bother getting upset. Just chalk it up to an old man trying to get a little attention.
June 5, 2007
I could post dozens of articles on the effects of climate changes which have been occurring in the last few years, and I do not have to go too far to notice them. Right where I live we have been experiencing freak and record breaking weather. Farmers are stunned at the irregular weather patterns and noticeable damage has been done to the agricultural sector as in other parts of the world. And this brings us to the subject of FAMINE, one of the end times signs. The skeptics will say that we have had famines throughout the history of mankind, so what? Let me expand somewhat the vistas of such people. While it is true that famines have been reported in the past, then, it was mostly a local event involving a limited number of persons. What is being prepared here is something radically different in nature and scope: It will be global, and it will involve most people on the face of the earth.
According to the International Programs Center, U.S. Census Bureau, the total population of the World, projected to 06/05/07 at 16:14 GMT (EST+5) is 6,599,707,750.
While I cannot say for sure, I believe that there has never been such a large number of human beings living at the same time on this planet. A widespread famine will have devastating effects upon all (the rich, as usual, will take care of themselves).
Famine will be just one judgment which will be poured on a reckless sinning humanity which has no time for God. Well, God has His ways to get our attention and He certainly will get it.
In my last article which can be read below this one, I said:
As to confirm my statement, the following article has just been published:
Global warming 'is three times faster than worst predictions'
As I am wrapping up this post, here comes another "crazy climate" event:
An unusual event is happening over the next 48 hours, as the first tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds, and major hurricane-force winds at that, is approaching the Gulf of Oman, to strike the eastern coast of Oman, curve northward, and make landfall on the coast of Iran. In the tropical cyclone best tracks and the modern era of weather satellites, there is no record of such an occurrence.
As I have been saying we are in the final stretch and very few are ready for what is coming. Scoffers will continue to say "Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. " (2 Peter 3:4 ).
And just like at Sodom, just like at Babel, just like at the Flood, the Judgment will fall and they shall not escape.
May 15 , 2007
Global Warming is the buzzword of the moment. Some people have become militant believers of this movement, others make plain fun of it while most people don't know what to make of it and in truth, who can blame them, given the constant barrage of contradictory data and reports which the media have been spewing out in these last months.
I find it extremely amusing that there are scientists on both side of the fence: some affirming without the shadow of a doubt that we are into a man-made global warming era and scientists who seriously debunk the whole thing and since both camps display ample scientific or pseudo-scientific data in support of their positions, the humble man-on-the-street is left as usual dazed and confused. I have believed (till now) that science was based
on gathering accurate information about reality and to model this in a way which can be used to make reliable, concrete and quantitative predictions about future events and observations. In a more restricted sense, science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge based on the scientific method, as well as to the organized body of knowledge gained through such research.
Relativity and pluralism gone wild have created a society incapable of discerning even the simplest of facts. Everything and everyone is open to criticism and doubt and this creates a self-collapsing reality, without fundamentals. Now, the Word of God (and any self-respecting architect will agree) warns us that if a house is not built upon a solid foundation, it will fall down, sooner than later.
In truth, something is indeed happening, surely and not so slowly.
My God-given interest and love for the Word of (Bible) prophecy, has strongly shaped my vision of world events and happenings. While this does not happen to all Christians, I know many who do share this vision. I believe the Holy Spirit impresses upon us the urgency of the moment and spiritually completes, piece by piece, the grand prophetic mosaic of the Bible. It is difficult to explain to those who do not share the experience it but to those who do, no explanation is needed. So, for the benefit of those who do not have this vision, I have gathered some data to ponder upon. These news, if seen separately, might not mean much to an observer, but when collected and connected, do indeed shed a strange light upon our world, being the harbingers of the major upheavals described in the Word and referring to the End Times, in which we dwell:
And the bees ...
VISALIA, Calif., Feb. 23 — David Bradshaw has endured countless stings during his life as a beekeeper, but he got the shock of his career when he opened his boxes last month and found half of his 100 million bees missing.
and the Pole caps melting away ...
GOING, GOING, GONE: April's Arctic ice cap was smallest in recorded history.
I don't know if these climate shifts are normal or not, and I don't know whether it is man's doing or what (sure enough we humans have messed up the earth quite a bit). But I KNOW for sure that we are not entering a glacial era, but rather a "hot" time period.
To be continued ....
March 1, 2007
We are back.
After an extended moment of reflection about the purpose and future of this web site, we are back online and we will gradually explain why the long absence in posting.
First of all, personally and on behalf of our collaborators, I wish to thank all those visitors who have written us concerned by our lack of updates. Thanks for your words of encouragement and for your prayers. This has played its important part in the work of this web ministry.
One of the reasons we stopped this work was the need to examine what has been done and in which manner. In Genesis, God examined all the things that He has created and declared them "good." We should learn to do the same with our work, spiritual, mental or physical: we should step back and look at it from another viewpoint. Unlike God's work, ours needs constantly to be calibrated, revised and many times, deleted.
During this time off, I have been very perplexed about the particular time we are living. I have been feeling in my spirit something heavy and dark regarding our world. A feeling which I have not been able to put into words but whose dread I have been clearly perceiving for awhile. While we have always been very cautious when speaking about the upcoming events of prophetic nature that is about to change. I think we are entering into the last prophetic stretch and from now on events will overtake our very words. More on this later.
In his relentless drive to discredit and eliminate Christianity, Satan has always found willing associates in the human genre to which list, last but not least we must add filmmaker James Cameron (of "Titanic" fame), who, having left the splendors of his filmmaking for the more modest travail of "investigator," has just announced to a bewildered and astonished world </sarcasm> that scientists have found an ossuary in Jerusalem in what may be the lost tomb of Jesus Christ and that Jesus and Mary Magdalene may have had a son named Judah. All the Da Vinci Code fans are shouting for joy and dancing on tables: we told you Christianity is all a lie, there is no God, there is no heaven and there is no hell, yea!
Wow, finally these people have literal "proof" on their hands that they are not going to hell. I understand their urge to rejoice. But ...
Fools, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past that there is/was no God, should once more be warned that they will find out differently upon their death. I have read of how some people dying without Christ realize in their last instants of life that THERE IS A GOD and that the terror they experience at that very moment is just unbearable for those surrounding them.
So, Mr. James Cameron ( I served the dude a meal at a Los Angeles restaurant I was working at, a few years ago), whose primary motivation is certainly not making money, (methinks) having already stuffed his bank accounts with Titanic's titanic revenues has enterprisingly and expertly initiated his anti christian investigative crusade to free mankind of this deadly Christian curse with a documentary and a book (a tv special coming up?)
"This is the beginnings of an ongoing investigation," Cameron said. "If things come to light that erode this investigation, then so be it."
Oh, really Mr. Cameron, may I ask you what drives you in the first place to such an "investigation." After all people do not wake up in the morning with the thought to go and look for the bones of Jesus Christ!
Fools like Mr. Cameron are aplenty today, and this is not surprising at all. Pity those misguided souls that fall for these pipers from hell. Indeed, many lukewarm Christians better beware: the lies will become more powerful as we move towards the end. If you are not well grounded in Christ and His Word you will be simply swept away by the coming storm.
Finally, let me take the time to restate again: JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE! There is no tomb, no ossuary. The only thing which belongs to Him that is still available on earth is His Blood: today as 2000 years ago, His Blood is available to wash clean every sinner that so desires and to make the dark soul of man white as snow.
Mr. Cameron, repent while you have still time (ask Jesus, your Savior). Or prepare to meet your God (yes, Jesus, your Judge).