• If December 21, 2012 is The End of the World, Are You Ready?

    If December 21, 2012 is The End of the World, Are You Ready?

    It is just one day before the world is supposed to end, according to some not-so-experts. Survival gear, Ready-to-Eat meals, guns and ammunition are selling at a brisk pace. Many people are taking the threat of Earth’s end seriously.

    Scientists say that there is no chance that the world will end tomorrow. Theologians postulate that there is no indication in the Bible that December 21, 2012 is the end of the world.

    I have written extensively on the subject, and I am certain that there are no Biblical prophecies that define 12-21-2012 as the final day of the existence of life on earth.

    The Bible does say that the end of the world will come at a specific time, and it actually tells us the precise moment that the end of the world will occur. First Jesus will return to the earth in an event called “The Rapture”. This will happen quickly, violently, and without any warning. Suddenly, perhaps a Billion people will disappear from the earth and be seen no more.

    The Bible describes the Rapture with these words:

    1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

    Verse 18 encourages those who understand the meaning of these words, to find “comfort” in them. If we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior, and are awaiting His return, then these words can bring us great comfort. If on the other hand, we have not committed our life to Jesus Christ, then the thought of a Billion people suddenly vanishing from the face of the earth is very frightening.

  • Asteroid Near Miss on Tuesday: Warnings of Revelation Chapter 8

    Asteroid Near Miss on Tuesday: Warnings of Revelation Chapter 8

    On Tuesday November 8, 2011, the Earth will encounter one of the closest “near miss” confrontations with an Asteroid, that has occurred in more than 40 years. Given the name Asteroid “2005 YU55″, there will be just 202,000 miles between this large asteroid and our planet. If that does not sound to you like much of a threat, understand that the moon is approximately 238,856 miles from earth. Imagine an object over 1,000 feet long, traveling at 30,000 miles per hour, and it’s distance from earth, less than that of the moon.

    Were an object of this size to strike our planet, the force would be equal to over 500 nuclear explosions the size of Hiroshima, detonated all at once. A strike on our planet of this magnitude would generate massive tectonic plate shifts, Tsunamis in excess of 70 feet, and would annihilate many Island communities, as well as those living on the coastlands of mainland countries. The death toll could conceivably be in excess of several hundred million.

  • Revelation Chapter 8 and Earth Killer Asteroids

    Revelation Chapter 8 and Earth Killer Asteroids

    Many people are not aware that on March 23, 1989, an Asteroid larger than a 1,000 foot long aircraft carrier came within 6 hours of hitting earth.
    Moving through space at an incredible 47,000 miles per hour, had it hit earth the blast would have equaled one Hiroshima size detonation every second for over 50 days.

    Designated “Asteroid 1989 FC”, this monster sized rock is so large that it belongs to a special class of Asteroid called “Apollo” that have orbits around the Sun that intersect with Earth’s orbit. Should an Apollo class asteroid strike the earth it would mean the end of almost all life. Millions would die on impact, but the real danger is from the ensuing dust cloud caused by the impact that would circle the planet, blocking most of the sun’s rays from warming the earth.

    No Sun, no plants. No plants, no animals that feed on the plants. Global acid rain would scorch the earth, temperatures would plummet causing drastic polar type temperatures all over the earth. Billions could die in just the first year after the impact.

  • Astronomy, Meteors/Asteroids, Rob Robinson, Signs In the Heavens

    Posted on October 19th, 2010

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Signs in the Heavens: Giant Asteroid’s Near Miss to Earth

    Signs in the Heavens: Giant Asteroid’s Near Miss to Earth

    How would someone who has never seen a gigantic asteroid, describe the impact that it would make as it strikes the earth? Revelation chapter 8 details the impact of earth by an object that John describes as “Something like a great mountain burning with fire thrown into the sea.” It is clear that what John was viewing was not a mountain, but a huge asteroid making contact with earth. It is a fact that during the final 3 1/12 years of the present earth, during the days described in vivid detail in Revelation chapters 6-18, earth will be pummeled over and over by Asteroids.

    One of the signs that a conscientious student of Bible Prophecy would we watching for, would be a marked increase in asteroid activity in our solar system. Just a few days ago earth experienced a near miss by an asteroid that skimmed past earth by just 28,000 miles. As we approach the day of the return of Jesus we can expect more and more reports such as this coming to us from news and Astronomical reports around the world.

  • Breaking News, Meteors/Asteroids, Signs In the Heavens

    Posted on September 9th, 2010

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    Two Large Asteroids Narrowly Miss Earth

    Two Large Asteroids Narrowly Miss Earth

    The two objects were only identified at the weekend by the Nasa-funded Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona, during a routine sky scan. The second, called 2010 RF12, was roughly two-thirds the size of its big brother and estimated to pass within just 49,088 miles of Earth hours later. While they were visible to many amateur stargazers, space agency researchers said neither asteroid posed a risk to earth.

    Experts, however, said the “double-whammy” served as a reminder of other potentially hazardous objects expected to narrowly miss Earth in coming years. Nasa estimates that asteroids smaller than 25 metres in diameter would burn up while entering the atmosphere and cause no damage. Scientists said while it was common to witness a single asteroid at such close range it was rare to see two make such close passes. Figures show about 50 million NEO’s (Near Earth Objects) pass by every day. But what made this event so significant was that the two asteroids passed so close to Earth on the same day within hours of each other.

  • Meteors/Asteroids, Signs

    Posted on August 17th, 2010

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    Signs in the Heavens This Week

    Signs in the Heavens This Week

    Wednesday and Thursday nights promise excellent opportunities to watch the Perseids blast through the black sky. Last year, the bright moon stole the stage and made for lousy Perseid viewing. This year, the new moon has politely left the sky nice and dark so that the meteor shower can be enjoyed with little luminary interference. Also known as “the Tears of St. Lawrence,” the Perseids’ annual show always falls around August 10, the day that commemorates St. Lawrence’s fiery martyrdom during the reign of Valerian.
    The August Perseid meteor shower offers one of the year’s best light shows. Between 90 and 100 meteors will fall every hour, and the view gets even better after midnight. Imagine that the earth has a face, and all day long our planet hurtles through space facing backwards. But, as it rotates after midnight into the new day, the earth noses into the very direction that it’s zooming, and it dives face-first into the dust-cloud left from the comet Swift-Tuttle. Sometimes the meteors are so large and close that they hiss and sizzle as they burn across the sky at 37 miles per second.
    This year, the earth will hit the densest part of the comet debris trail about 8pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Wednesday evening. Paper carriers will have the best view-time, as the prime hours to watch will be between 2am and daybreak. As long as the clouds keep away, the dark hours of Wednesday night August 11th into Thursday morning August 12th and Thursday night into Friday morning will provide the best times to pull out the lawn chairs and sit back and count the shower of “falling stars” that follow.

  • Meteors/Asteroids, Science

    Posted on November 12th, 2009

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    2009 Leonid Meteor Shower

    2009 Leonid Meteor Shower

    This year’s Leonid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. If forecasters are correct, the shower should produce a mild but pretty sprinkling of meteors over North America followed by a more intense outburst over Asia. The phase of the Moon will be new, setting the stage for what could be one of the best Leonid showers in years.

    “We’re predicting 20 to 30 meteors per hour over the Americas, and as many as 200 to 300 per hour over Asia,” says Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. “Our forecast is in good accord with independent theoretical work by other astronomers.”