Monday, September 11, 2006

2000 years, and then 9/11/01 ?

Well, it has been five years since terrorists struck the USA in a big way! The official count is 2996, I believe. Just as the attack on Pearl Harbor, which killed over 2,000, launched us into war against a people not afraid to die for their cause, so now we faced the same kind of foe.

We are in another "world war" which doesn't seem to be anywhere near over. We may have kept a new Hitler from arising. But that is not to say that another such evil personage will not raise up it's head in the near future.

Some are accusing our President of fabricating the war for political gain. I don't buy that theory, but I don't think it really matters what the USA does. The terrorists are not nationalists as were the Japanese. They are religious zealots. they have a world-view that opposes the secularism that has come to mark Western civilization. And western civilization is more and more looking like America.

On September 11, 2001, we may have observed a point in mankind's history when God has removed His hand from his "favored" people around the world. If you count years like the ancients did, then you are faced with twelve months of 30 days each per year. If you add two thousand of these 360-day periods up (360,000 days) from a starting point of Pentecost, AD 30, you arrive at September 11, 2001! There is good evidence that AD 30 is the year that Jesus died, was buried, arose and ascended (though I prefer the AD 33 date).

If we reckon a day as a "thousand years," and give the firstborn son (Jesus, and his "body" the church) a double portion, then we arrive at the present situation. "He that restrains" may be letting history play itself out! Are we ready for the rise of the "real" antichrist?

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