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Signs Of Society

[1]Genesis 6:4-7 speaks of a society that is so bad that it repented God that He had made man. In Matthew 24:37-39 Jesus said the conditions would be the same when He returns as they were in the days of Noah. When we look at society today, we find that abortion is a right, homosexuality is an accepted and soon to be protected lifestyle, young couples believe it is unwise to marry without a ‘trial marriage’ of fornication, the major television networks transmit pornography into our households, and children’s games and cartoons promote sex, violence and witchcraft. And to the extent that these values may exist primarily in the western world, how well do we send them by movie, television, newspaper and books throughout the known world.

Oh, how soon is it to the glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ? “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” (Genesis 6:5- 6) “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37- 39)

[2]Aborted Baby Tissue: The government is funding experimentation on aborted babies dead or alive. Most babies aborted in the third trimester (6th – 9th month) will survive the abortion process. This is important because the tissue used for experimentation must come from a living baby. Some of the methods used to obtain living tissue are as follows: In Sweden, a procedure is used in which a pregnant woman is put to sleep and the baby is then located and brought down to the cervix. The doctor will then drill through the skull of the living baby and suction off the brains for implantation in victims of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Similar procedures are carried out on living babies for their pancreas and skin (for burn victims) in which the baby is actually “skinned alive.” The baby tissue research business is a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. Collagen is the gelatinous substance found in connective tissue (muscle), bone and cartilage. Many shampoos, lotions and hand and face creams contain collagen. Check the label carefully; if it doesn’t specify animal or bovine it is very possibly collagen from babies. Collagen is supposed to slow aging. Isn’t it amazing that dead babies are turned into a substance for people who are concerned with what others might think of their wrinkles? Tissue cultures are obtained by dropping still living babies into meat grinders and homogenizing them, according to the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.  Is Abortion Murder? We are all familiar with the commandment not to kill. But what man is calling a “fetus” is really human life. Consider the following:

FACT: a heartbeat can be detected 18-25 days from conception.

FACT: brain waves can be recorded at 40 days.

FACT: at 11-12 weeks all body systems are complete.

FACT: at 12 weeks the baby is nearly one ounce and about 3 inches long

FACT: at 18-25 days this baby is pumping its own blood, not the mother’s blood. It is a separate human being. In Leviticus 17:11, the Lord said “For the life of the flesh is in the blood . . . ”

The Lord hates the shedding of innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16-17). A leading Evangelist made the statement that abortion was not a big issue because we do not know when human life begins anyway. How persuaded is he by the written word. Even the bible translation he uses provides as follows: “your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalms 139:16). If you would like more information on Scripture related to abortion, ask for our publication titled “Scriptures in Relation to Abortion”.

If you have been involved with abortion, you must know that God does not look upon it any differently than He did when He looked at the practice of burning babies by placing them on a red hot idol as a sacrifice to Molech as described in 2 Kings 17:17: “And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.” Yet, He desires to forgive those who will turn away from sin. For those who have had an abortion, lay it all at the alter and ask forgiveness. He is bound by His word to forgive and He will as stated in I John 1:9. Turn away from sin, ask for His forgiveness, and walk on with Jesus.

Murders/Suicide: Infants are the fastest growing group of murder victims in the U.S. Infants represent the only age group in which killings doubled between the years 1973 and 1990. (U.S.A. Today 1/24/92.) Is it any wonder these things happen? We are being desensitized to murder: by abortion, euthanasia, TV and the music we listen to. It is the New Age that wants to remove 2 billion people from the planet by the year 2000. It looks like they might be right on target. With AIDS, homosexuality, promiscuity and abortion rampant, it is no small wonder that these things are running headlong into the church. As a Christian, you cannot let your ideas be influenced by the world. Rather, you must be willing to be separated from the world. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (II Corinthians 6:17-18)

Virtual Reality: Virtual Reality is a new hidden danger just over the horizon in this space age technology. The use of virtual reality by NASA to simulate Mars landings and space travel all seems very innocent. However, the commercial world is looking at Virtual Reality as a money maker and new drug that can be sold without a prescription. The warnings given here are similar to warnings applicable to video games that are loaded with subliminal messages and violence. What is Virtual Reality? It is putting on a helmet and data glove or skeletal suit, shutting out the real world, and entering into outer space or inner space as you choose. It can be a way of escape, or, as the pornography people are preparing for, it can be better than the real thing. What Are Virtual Reality’s Claims? The following quotes are from an advertisement by ZYGON which appeared in Omni magazine, October 1993, page 119. Dane Spotts says “LAUNCH YOUR MIND INTO VIRTUAL REALITY-LIKE FANTASIES” and it goes on to say that you can go on “3 FANTASTIC MIND JOURNEYS. Transport your consciousness on a journey to other times and places with three mind blowing experiences. Aboriginal Dreamtime takes you to a time when the world was new and MAGIC ruled. Cetacean mind link puts you inside a whale or a dolphin to experience an incredible ocean world. And finally the ultimate mind trip, NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE, simulates the 5 astral stages of an out-of-body journey.” Just hit the start button and you are in electronic ZEN. Watch out for a soon coming media blitz and video store advertisements. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:6a) “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:4-5.)

Summary: Our society shares many characteristics with society in the days of Noah. We had better get prepared and remain prepared. Learn to discern the signs of the times. Jesus warned the religious leaders of the day: “When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” (Matthew 16:2a-3). The time to turn to Jesus is now. The time to fully walk in His ways, separated from the ways of the world is now. We need to fix our minds on Jesus Christ and Him only. “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the ten commandments of God.” James Madison (chief architect of the U.S. Constitution)



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On June 17, 1963 the United States Supreme Court issued the final decision in a series that forbid Bible reading and prayer in the public schools. Bible reading and prayer had been a part of America’s schools since the beginning of the country. The prayer the Court objected to follows: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country.” God had honored prayer by giving America up to 1963 the finest educational system in the world. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores were the highest ever. America prior to 1963 had violent crime rate below the national population growth rate. The divorce rate was dropping steadily from the 1940’s and the teenage premarital sex rate was unchanged. By the 1990’s, a separation of church and state was established and everything to do with God had been removed from the public schools and many government institutions. When the Supreme court rejected God and His Word, immediate judgment did not appear to fall. It appeared nothing happened and the country continued on. At first the judgment for rejecting God was not felt or seen, but 30 years later it is clear that in 1963 the blessings of God were removed from America. Looking back to 1963, it is clear awesome judgment fell on America. The year 1963 literally became the separating year between God’s blessings and judgment. For the nations that honor God the Bible states “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people He hath chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12. For the nation that rejects God the Bible states “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God.” Psalm 9:7.

In 1963 the three greatest problems in school were talking, gum chewing and noise. By the 1990’s the three greatest problems in the godless public schools were rape, robbery and assault. The SAT scores have literally plummeted since the very year of 1963. America has paid a terrible price for rejecting God. Prior to 1963 serial killers and mass murderers were almost unheard of. Today they both occur with frightening regularity, and America is increasingly becoming a violent nation. America’s cities have become like those of a third world nation. Sexual diseases have sky rocketed along with premarital relations in our teen-agers. Since 1963 every statistic showing a social problem has risen dramatically while the statistics for things that are good have dropped. America is literally being turned into hell as the Bible states would happen to all the nations that reject God. More police will not prevent crime. More money will not improve the school system. More taxes will not solve the nation’s problems. America needs national repentance for rejecting God and allowing such sin as abortions, adultery, drugs, fornication, homosexuality and pornography to become common and accepted. The nation needs to turn to Jesus Christ as Lord to be forgiven and healed.

This article is from “God’s Final Warning to America”, by John McTernan and is used by permission. The author is available for public speaking.

The Earthquake Connection: To put God’s warnings into perspective, six of the top eleven earthquakes to hit America this century have occurred on or very near to major abortion or homosexual related events. Five of these earthquakes have struck since April, 1992! God has been very merciful, because most of the quakes were centered in remote areas, or if the quake hit a populated area, not many lives were lost; thus they serve as awesome warnings.


10/17/89: Two days after a large abortion rights march in San Francisco – Fifth greatest earthquake The front page of the San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 1989, had an article titled “A Huge, Spirited Abortion Rights Rally in S.F.” Page A3 of The Patriot News, October 16, 1989, had an article titled “Ten Governors Urge High Court to Uphold Abortion Rights.” The front page of The Patriot News, October 18, 1989, had an article titled “Quake Kills 47 in California.” 4/92: Height of attack against Operation Rescue in Buffalo, NY Sixth greatest earthquake (4/25/92) and Eleventh greatest earthquake (4/23/92) The front page of The Washington Post, April 6, 1992, had an article titled “Abortion Rights Rally Draws Half a Million Marchers.” Page 3A of U.S.A. Today, April 21, 1992, had an article about Operation Rescue titled “Face-Off in Buffalo.” The front page of The Patriot (Evening News), April 23, 1992, had articles titled “Justices Begin Review of State Abortion Law” and “Strong Quake Rattles West.” The front page of the New York Times, April 30, 1992, had articles titled “Los Angeles Policeman Acquitted in Taped Beating” and “Down and Divided in Buffalo, Abortion Foes Suspend Siege.” The front page of the New York Times, May 1, 1992, had an article titled “11 Dead in Los Angeles Rioting: 4,000 guard troops called out as fires and looting continue.” 6/28/92: Gay Pride Day followed by Supreme Court decision not to overturn Roe v. Wade Fourth greatest earthquake- The front page of the Los Angeles Times, June 29, 1992, had articles titled”2 Strong Quakes Jolt Wide Area” and “200,000 Attend Gay Pride Parade.” 1/17/94: Day after Sanctity of Life Sunday and five days before the 21st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Seventh greatest earthquake The front page of the Los Angeles Times, January 18, 1994, had an article titled “33 Die, Many Hurt in 6.6. Quake.” The epicenter of the quake was in Northridge, California, where 80% of all video pornography was made. The Associated Press, January 28, 1992, had an article titled “Quake Affects Porn Industry.” This earthquake was the most powerful in the world in 1992. An aftershock to this quake was the ninth greatest earthquake. Ten of the most severe earthquakes in the world in 1992 were located in California.