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Just this week our old friend, Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian spoke to a Chapel Service at Baylor University. As recorded by Black Christian News Network One (BCNN1), 91 year old Dr. Vivian admitted that “The Black Church is just as dead as The White Church.”
Vivian who marched valiantly with Dr. Martin Luther King makes that assessment because of the things that today’s churches no long “fight for”: “In addition to his history, Vivian discussed his thoughts on today’s race relations. Vivian emphasized that the most important lesson to be learned is the presence of love.
Vivian said King based his entire teachings on the concept of agape love. Agape love is “a motivation for action that we are free to choose or reject,” Vivian said. Thus his emphasis that without love operating in all of it words and programs–while the church may have a covering front of Christianity–it is, in fact, dead!
This blessed preacher, teacher and Civil Rights worker continued: ““Martin Luther King had three things: he said we needed to finish racism, end war and end poverty,” Vivian said. “I still believe we have to conquer these three things above all else.”
The BCNN1 continues: “Americans are not in a position to say they have made progress in race relations, Vivian said. He said he believes that today, the black church is just as dead as the white church, and that it is up to the people to stand up and fight justice without fear.”
BCNN1 added: “The reverend also shared some advice for Christians, hoping to encourage students to make a change. Simply going to church will not do,. . . It’s in the action that we find ourselves.”
Vivian shared several stories about when he himself had been in the middle of the the Freedom Fighters movement, including when he was imprisoned and turned to face the barrel of a gun. Despite all this, Vivian said that he was not scared.
“I never was afraid. I had God,” Vivian explained. “We have much to learn, but we are worth saving.”
Dr. Vivian was my friend decades ago in my battle for tenure at Emory University (which claims to be a Methodist institution) in Atlanta, Georgia. I was the first Black professor in the English Department there. And after a highly successful book on Jupiter Hammon, the first African American to publish in the United States, I was denied a permanent position.
Although I was unknown in the Black community there, Dr. Vivian continuously tried to negotiate with University administrators in my behalf. And even after some 2,000 students from throughout Atlanta and Georgia also marched against the University for such racist behavior, we lost that fight.
But God didn’t lose. He simply got me other positions at more welcoming universities. And now it is evident that although he has almost reached a century in age–and truthfully I am not far behind him in that age race–Dr. Vivian still fights for the right on God’s side, and that we still both agree on another point:
The Church in the United States–whether White or Black–is dead–and as The LORD Jesus warns in the Book of Revelation, chapters 2 and 3, that Church had better wake up enough to salvage what little remains. And as God told me years ago, it is time for Americans to go down on Main Street and love their brothers!
Again we have more questions than answers about the spread of the Ebola Virus. But here are some factual statements: 1) Responsible organizations greatly distrust World Health Organization (WHO) figures about the actual number of Ebola cases; 2) Communities in affected African countries also distrust their own governments, as well as international accounts about Ebola; 3) The U.S. government has spent millions on Ebola research for 15 years; 4) Accounts on the number of nations exposed to the virus are again misleading, etc.
Why do officials imply Ebola Virus is not spreading? When even this month, Extension Protocol tracks to several countries where the disease has traveled: Rwanda, one suspected case; Nigeria, 13 cases with two deaths; Liberia, where a Congolese nun who worked with Spanish Catholic mission in Liberia dies of the disease and a Spanish priest returned to Spain for special treatment, along with another infected nun; Ghana, one suspected case of dead patient; Benin, two cases in what would be the fifth African country with the disease, etc.
Thus it is known Ebola is in the U.S. & Spain, and it is suspected that it has reached England. Further, in their August 7 post with Julia Belluz of VOX, Extension posits: “There are suspected Ebola cases in Europe, Asia, and North America but none are confirmed. Public health officials are relatively unconcerned about Ebola becoming a big problem in the developed world. That’s because outbreaks persist in countries with poor sanitation and a shortage of resources to contain them, not in resource-rich places like the U.S.” So just let Africans die!
Robert Roos of CIDRAP News writes: “ Ken Isaacs, vice president of program and government relations for the relief group Samaritan’s Purse (SP) said SP’s experts believe the official epidemic case numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO) represent only 25% to 50% of the true numbers.”
So this disease could wipe out thousands or millions of African lives. Mike Adams, health ranger at naturalnews.com says this week in ‘Ebola Vaccine Pioneer Joked About Use of Genetically Engineered Virus to Cull Human Population’:
“Only in the realm of infectious disease bio-weapons and tainted vaccines does someone openly laugh and joke about murdering nearly 2 billion people with a genetically engineered virus. This is much more than a joke, by the way: globalist leaders frequently talk about using vaccines to reduce human population. This is part of their plan for, in their minds, ‘saving the planet’.”
Earlier, in ‘Twenty-one Questions about Ebola: Government Propaganda, Medical Corruption and Bio-weapons Experiments,’ he again asks: “Given that many vaccines accidentally cause the disease they claim to prevent (due to weakened viruses still remaining active in a small number of vaccine vials), isn’t it likely that Ebola vaccines might actually cause Ebola infections in some percentage of those receiving them?” Were such vaccines already in use in Africa?
As the American government has spent millions of dollars testing for Ebola Virus over 15 years, is it not logical that some of these tests may have reached those affected areas? Is this why so many in Africa distrust their governments and doctors from the West? Why is WHO so reluctant get really involved in Ebola treatment in West Africa? While declaring it an ‘International Emergency,’ this world-wide ‘health’ organization says little about sending resources to stop it! They know full well that these small African countries cannot stop it on their own.
As this blog shouts from the housetops: “We Are In The Last Days!” The Book of Revelation foretells of plague deaths, such as this Ebola Virus, by the millions: “ . . . behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, . . . And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with death . . . (Revelation 6: 8).” If Christians are ever going to pray, the time is now!
Siberia often refers to itself as “the end of the world,” and now mysterious huge gaping holes, bottomless caverns appearing out of nowhere recently confirms that symbolic name. A desolate location where Russia sends its supposed miscreants for punishment, the region is desperately cold most of the year.
A few days ago, sheep herders there notice a massive hole, some 262 feet in diameter. Sara Gates describes this mysterious cavern as different from known sink holes: “A giant hole opened up in Siberia, and nobody knows why. The ground on the outskirts . . . appears to have been displaced, perhaps by whatever caused the hole to form.” Now two more holes have also mysteriously been carved out.
FishOutofWaterFollow for Climate Change SOS describes them as “a mysterious crater almost the size of a football field,” indicating instability of “Arctic methane and catastrophic climate change.” Their depth is unknown.
‘Fish’ and other scientists speculate that meteorites were not the cause. Nor do they believe these are ‘run of the mill’ sinkholes, which “generally don’t have elevated rims because they are produced by collapse of surface material.” So they conclude: “The most likely cause is a methane explosion.” But no one is sure!
Jake Ellison of Seattle Post-Intelligencer writes in ‘Giant Mystery Crater in Siberia Has Scientists Stumped, But They’re Looking Into It’: “The cause of its sudden appearance in Yamal … is not yet known, though one scientific claim is that global warming may be to blame, and that it is not––as one web claim suggested––evidence ‘of the arrival of a UFO craft’ to the planet.”
Brittany Greenquist of ryot.org says: “Siberia now beginning to collapse in huge holes? Theories range from meteorites to stray missiles, a man-made prank or even aliens. One of the craters is on the same peninsula as the first one, while the other is on the Taymyr Peninsula. The first is 98 feet in diameter, the second is 49 feet, and the third is 13 feet.” So mankind waits for science to explain everything.
Of course, the Bible symbolizes such holes as lowest prisons of unseen hell––that place God prepared for the devil and his rebellious angels, a space where He never intended human beings to go: “They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust (Job 17: 16); “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit (Isaiah 14: 15).” But those who insist on serving sin and evil shall go there of their own free will just the same.
Ezekiel’s Bible prophecies says: “. . . for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit (31: 14);” “ . . . though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit (32: 25).”
Saint John’s Revelation says a ‘space angel’ opens it: “ . . . I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. . . . and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace (9:1-2).” So maybe this is all just blowhard Putin in Russia passing gas, but then maybe its not!
Constant internet chatter that Russia and China collaborate to devalue the U.S. dollar, along with record numbers of European banks collapsing and bankers committing suicide, and Russia returning to Cold War status after the crash of Malaysia Flight 17––what is one to think?
inquisitr.com writes in ‘Cold War 2 Or World War 3? Economic Warfare Between The United States And Russia And China Has Begun’: “The potential for World War 3 or Cold War 2 has NATO nation scrambling to prepare for economic warfare with Russia or China. But according to some reports, the attack began years ago and only has intensified in 2014.”
That blog even suggests: “Russia can refuse to pay debts owed to the United States, they can freeze US assets, and they could even unleash hackers to mess with the New York Stock Exchange, the electrical grid, and various other computer systems controlling vital assets.”
Of course with the world hounding Russian President about his (indirect?) use of a war Missile to bring down Malaysian Flight 17 in Ukraine, Putin could try such skullduggery. But other analysts argue that as proof pours out of Russia’s guilt in Ukraine, China will want nothing to do with that economic war.
Simultaneously, U.S. and European citizens demand the EU to aim stronger financial attacks against Russia after that murderous plane crash, but EU leaders have reason for such caution: Various scholars of finance and economy claim the region never came out of its last recession. (See this blogger’s post @ June 18th).
Two other factors indicate EU’s weak economy: 1) Several EU banks in Portugal, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, France, etc. are collapsing, and some 15 bankers from Europe, Hong Kong and the U.S. have committee suicide this year alone.
Few commentators view a ‘big picture’ economic comparison between Russia and the U.S. However, in “Russia Vastly Outgunned in Economic Showdown with West: Combined Sanctions by the US, Europe, Japan and the OECD Bloc Pit a $35 Trillion Colossus Against a $2 Trillion Midget,’ Ambrose Evans-Pritchard does that precisely:
“The economic showdown unfolding between Russia and the West is almost entirely one-sided. The US has the power to bring Russia to its knees through hegemonic control over the world’s banking system, using an array of lethal financial weapons developed by a cell at the US Treasury, and already deployed against Iran and North Korea.
“Richard Christopher Granville, from Trusted Sources, said the US ‘crossed the Rubicon’ last week even before the apparent missile strike against Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, imposing sanctions that effectively shut the energy trio of Rosneft, Novatek, and Gazprombank out of international finance.
“The Americans have the power to throttle Russia unilaterally because no European or Western bank of any importance is going to defy the U.S. . . . “ Granville told Enans-Pritchard.
As this blog site begs its readers: Keep praying, Keep trusting God. He alone ordained and keeps the United States. As plus-sized Christian sweatshirts proclaim: “But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings (Jeremiah 23:22).” That counsel always means Victory!
Proving economics––like other sciences––is not always exact, the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a group of 800 top economists, researching the European Union as a whole, says the EU is still in recession. Maybe!
In fact, several economic reporters insist politicians planted “false” media stories––i.e. “whatever it takes” to solve EU’s fiscal problems”––to give impressions that hard times in Europe were over.
This media blitz took the world’s attention away from dire conditions in Greece; collapsing banks in Spain; high food costs in Hungary, Poland, etc.; very high youth unemployment in all EU nations, etc.
Yet, as Wolf Richter writes this week in ‘It’s Official: Despite Media Hype, Eurozone Still In Recession,’ “[CEPR] just released a report . . . that supports what corporate earnings have been clamoring about for a while: the eurozone recession that started in the fourth quarter of 2011 still isn’t over.”
Even more conservative columnist, Neil Irwin, writes in ‘Europe May Be in a Recession (Still),’ “Is the European economy expanding, or is it in recession? Turns out, even the people whose job it is to decide aren’t sure.
“And their reasoning shows why the economic situation seems so perilous in Europe, even though its economy isn’t clearly shrinking.” He says CEPR fears that “policy makers may not be sufficiently concerned about the state of the economy.”
Richter explains CEPR’s thinking mirrors other facts: “ . . . in 2012, the entire debt-crisis fiasco was solved with a few elegant words – ECB President Mario Draghi’s “whatever it takes”––backed by the ECB’s printing press. Markets loved it. Even beaten-down, haircut––decorated Greek debt soared.”
The report argues that EU’s first recession ended in the first quarter of 2009, and economic activity in the group of nations soared through the fall of 2011 with 4% growth, but that was still below growth before 2009.
Last fall the CEPR hinted: “ . . . while it is possible that the recession ended, neither the length nor the strength of the recovery is sufficient, as of 9 October 2013, to declare that the euro area has come out of recession.”
Finally this week it states emphatically (sort of) “ . . . the euro area may be experiencing since early 2013 a prolonged pause in the recession that started after 2011Q3.” Thus, despite all the media hype, Europe is in a three year recession.
As Richter says, “This was unwelcome news to Eurocrats and the crisis solvers of the eurozone. But it was not news to the unemployed in France, Spain, Greece, Portugal, and many other countries.”
Speaking of which, isn’t this the same ‘political-economy-is-ok’ game going on in the United States where unemployment numbers do not consider long-term unemployed falling off the system, where roads and bridges sag in non-repair, where mountains of rotting houses and boarded factories blare in most cities, etc.?
Prolonged recessions lead to economic depressions and these always lead to war! As wholesale Christian Bibles declare, politicians must tell their people the truth whether those people want to hear it or not: “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed Isaiah 9: 16).”
Some politicians deny it, spectacular media players ignore it, as do all people wearing their heads in the sands, but like it or not, human beings are pushing Mother Earth towards the Sixth and last Great Mass Extinction.
Of course, Nature has given all sorts of warnings. It is well known that popular animals––i.e. Sumatran tigers, pandas, bees, birds, butterflies, frogs, golden lion tamarin, white tip sharks, Buff-tufted-ear tamarin, and ‘gazillios’ of plant species––are rapidly and forever disappearing off the face of the earth.
Moreover studies prove that man’s continuing action in: 1) Theft of animal habitat areas for agriculture, deforestation and real estate development (usually leaving even remaining habitations severely damaged); 2) Mass industrialization resulting in Global Warming; 3) Ceaseless pollution of air and water;
4) Introduction of alien invasive species into settled animal habitats (for example, giant pythons now slithering through Florida’s nature-filled everglades); 5) Animal poaching (i.e. elephants for their ivory tusks); 6) Overfishing to keep restaurant chains in business, etc.; and 7) Spreading diseases inter-changeably.
‘Science’ journal just published a study predicting that earth is headed for the Sixth Mass Extinction, and that man is the major cause. Duke University’s Stuart Pimm, lead author of the study, tells Associate Press: “We are on the verge of the Sixth Extinction. Whether we avoid it or not will depend on our actions.”
As Zoe Schlanger argues in Newsweek: “ . . . plant and animal species are now going extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did prior to humanity’s arrival. That means that species are disappearing 10 times more rapidly than biologists believed before this study.
“This study follows numerous recent reports that document the rapid loss of whole groups of plants and animals. Last year, a U.S. government study found that amphibians in the U.S. are dying off so quickly that they could disappear from half of their habitats within the next two decades. Warming oceans and acidification mean coral reefs may face extinction within the century, and in 2006, a study concluded that saltwater fish will be entirely extinct by 2048.”
In his article for newscientist.com, Anil Ananthaswamy points to studies about the Sixth Extinction limited to events in just one country: “Butterflies in Britain are going extinct at an even greater rate than birds, according to the most comprehensive study ever of butterflies, birds, and plants.”
He reports that 20,000 volunteers in England, Wales and Scotland turned over 15 million records of species to scientists at the Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. “The researchers found that populations of 71 percent of the butterfly species have decreased over the last 20 years, compared to 56 percent for birds and 28 percent for plants.”
Undoubtedly, skeptics point out that total species annihilation may take 200 or more years, but they won’t admit that each new scientific study shows that the rate of such species declines increasingly accelerates.
This blog often illustrates with an urgently important verse in the Book of Revelation: “And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear Thy Name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth (11: 18).” Believe this: God’s judgment will come long before He allows man to wholly destroy His earth.
Doctors and other scientists worry about a bevy of problems on the horizon of the medical world: 1) Cases of MERS Virus spreading in the Mideast; 2) Hepatitis C spreading to millions around the world; 3) Chikungunya, another mosquito-carried virus moving through the Caribbean arrives in the U.S. soon;
4) Expected increases of allergy attacks from high concentrations of pollen; 5) Galloping cases of Hepatitis C worldwide; 6) Weakened antibiotics; 7) Criminal counterfeit drug sales; 8) Spreading Ebola viruses; 9) Outbreaks of pre-ancient plagues and 10) Shortages of medical personnel. It will take a series to cover all.
“Health officials in the Middle East are still struggling to stem an outbreak of MERS that has killed 93 people and sickened more than 260,” writes Katie Moisse, of abcnews.go.com.
“Saudi Arabia is ground zero for the outbreak, with 339 cases and 102 deaths. Its symptoms look like flu. It may be spead by bats or camels. And it has no cure. But at least 13 other countries have reported infections, including Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Malaysia, Oman, France, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom and the Philippines.”
Philippe Douste-Blazy of theguardian.com argues: ‘Hepatitis C Medicines Must Be Made Accessible Faster than HIV Drugs Were.’ “A public health showdown is brewing over a virus that affects the lives of millions of people every year. The face-off will involve activists on one side and pharmaceutical companies on the other. The viral scourge at the centre of this brewing confrontation is spread through blood-to-blood contact, but is treatable with expensive medicines.”
Douste-Blazy explains: “An estimated 150-180 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C, and up to 500,000 die every year. The virus attacks the liver, yet the vast majority of people are unaware they are infected because the initial stages have no symptoms. It is the long-term effects that can be the most devastating: cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure.”
Robert Bast sheds light on another deadly mosquito-carried virus moving through the Caribbean, and soon to hit the United States through Texas and Florida: Chikungunya. Once it hit the Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean, this virus––bringing fever and severe aches––attacked a third of the population. In ‘Chikungunya: Nasty Virus Soon To Land in the USA’ Bast recommends stringent mosquito wipe-out campaigns. But history proves this to be unlikely.
HealthDay reporter, Serena Gordon, blames unusually high numbers of allergy attacks in the U.S. this year on last year’s harsh winter. In ‘Winter’s Polar Vortex Ushers in Spring’s ‘Pollen Vortex,’ she posits:
“Allergy experts say that the long, cold winter kept trees dormant for longer than usual, which means tree pollen season will overlap with grass pollen and mold seasons. For those with multiple environmental allergies, that likely means extra misery this year. As soon as the weather starts warming, the tree pollen will come out in force at about the same time the grass pollen [and mold] start to be an issue.”
Other ‘new disease’ issues will come in the next article of this series. Quoting from the Book of Revelation (6: 8), Finis Dake explains, in ‘Revelation Expounded: Eternal Mysteries Simplified,’ that famine and diseases always follow wars and violence moving through earth:
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”
As the U.S. battles hundreds of cases of H1N1 Flu, hundreds die in China from H7N9 Flu, Hong Kong slaughters thousands of chickens attempting to cull out the H7N9 bug, and Chinese scientists fear the spread of a different bird flu, labeled H10N8. It is the fifth new flu strain to explode upon the world in 17 years.
Chinese scientists report special concern to the Lancet Medical Journal because this new strain “appears to be able to infect tissue deep in the lung and may have features allowing it to spread efficiently among humans. . . . The pandemic potential of this novel virus should not be underestimated.”
As of today, California has reported 147 H1N1 flu-related deaths. Donna Westlund of guardianlv.com claims: “This number does not include an additional 44 deaths that are currently under investigation as being flu-related. If those cases are confirmed, the number of deaths due or related to the influenza virus in California residents under the age of 65 will rise to 191.”
The 2012-13 flu season only resulted in 106 flu-related deaths, a number reached in just one month this season. But last year’s H3N2 flu strain primarily attacked the sick and elderly, whereas H1N1 attacks young and healthy victims. As L.A. Times’ Eryn Brown writes: “. . . at the same point last year, only 14 people in that age group had died of the flu.” He insists the numbers of death will rise.
Dr. Lyn Finelli of the CDC argues: “H1N1 is sending sufferers to the doctor at rates that are 50 percent higher than normal for flu-like symptoms. this is way above the norm, which signals that the U.S. is only halfway through flu season.”
According to the CDC’s ‘Flu View’Map, ending January 25, 2014, Flu cases are extremely high in California, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kansas, Missouri.
Dr. Jonathan Fielding who is “urging people to be immunized, stating that there is time to do so because the flu is going to be around for months.” His warning is especially for high-risk groups––the elderly, pregnant women and those with underlying illnesses. CDC does not publish total flu deaths, only those of children. Moreover, their insistence of limited monthly reports raises suspicions.
Few have published calculations of flu results because of the United States importing chicken from China. But what happens when China’s H7N9 virus reaches the U.S., or even when the new H10N8––which may pass from person to person––comes to this country? And even fewer publish the connection of these rising flu statistics during record cold, icy, below-zero temperature weather.
Increasing occurrences of various types of flu, along with upward multiple deaths indicate the possibility of rolling epidemics. And symptoms of H10N8 multiply that possibility. Chapter 6 of the Book of Revelation posits that such epidemics will bring millions of deaths in these end times.
2014 must become the year of prayer to The Merciful God “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases (Psalm 103: 3),” in The Name of His Son: “ . . . they that had any sick with divers [various] diseases brought them unto Him and He laid hands on every one of them, and healed them (Luke 4: 40).”
Battles to shed lights of truth on Global Warming remain hard fought. Moneyed interests still multiply their wealth regardless of who their factories kill along the way. These battles probably cost Al Gore the Presidency. Sometimes bits of truth on the subject are shamed out of media. But few have suffered the years of rejection, harassment and threats which Dr. Michael Mann, PhD endures.
Summarizing threats Mann––who shared the Nobel Prize with V. P. Gore for his work on Climate Change––endured since publishing ‘The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines,’ DarkSydeFollow writes:
“Imagine a place where you and your family are threatened, your employer pressured by the most powerful people on earth to fire you, your email hacked and posted by the usual suspects in accusatory snippets, and where a mysterious letter containing white powder mixed in with tons of traditional hate mail land in your inbox.” Sounds like stuff for a mystery novel? But no:
“That’s life in the land of the free and the home of the brave for prominent climate scientists these days. . . . It’s a David and Goliath struggle between scientific truth and corporate propaganda, with nothing less than the biosphere of planet earth in the balance.”
To answer a question about Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy, the Haiyan storm, etc. during a recent radio interview, Dr. Mann replies: “It’s really this simple: we predicted decades ago that we would see more frequent and intense heat waves, more widespread drought, more catastrophic flooding events, etc.
“And now that we are indeed seeing this come true, as we predicted would be the case if we continued to burn fossil fuels and elevate atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, the burden is no longer on those arguing for a connection, but on those arguing for the lack of a connection.”
He explains that these weather anomalies are occurring because earth is in an atmosphere 1.5-degrees Fahrenheit warmer, with four percent more moisture generating hurricanes, typhoons, and other weather attacks––all because corporations, their paid politicians, and too-often paid-for- advertising media scream as loud as they can to deny the truth. Mann further asserts:
“The answer is, yes—the record heat, drought, devastating wildfires, coastal flooding events, etc. that we are seeing is almost certainly a result of human-caused Global Warming and Climate Change. And it will get much worse if we don’t do something to curtail our ever-escalating burning of fossil fuels.”
In Bible prophecies, College Professor PhDs are called scribes. Those scribes in Scripture who betrayed truth for fame or money are condemned as hypocrites who know nothing about responsibilities of scholars to tell the truth. But God lauds the rare exception of fearless absolute truth-telling scribes. Ezra, who wrote the Old Testament book bearing his name, was a most honorable scribe who led Israel out of its second enslavement in Babylon (Iraq).
The Bible speaks of him: “This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which The LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of The LORD His God upon him (7: 6).” Dr. Mann is an Ezra-type scribe: a man who endures persecution to deliver the message God gives him to save earth’s billions of people. Let us pray that God will bless, reward and preserve Dr. Mann and his family forever.
Asia’s obsession with eating Ancient Sea Turtles, and other anomalies from greedy sea hunters––i.e. garbage dumping, overfishing, and waters infected by Global Warming––has freed avaricious jellyfish to take over the world’s oceans.
By feasting continuously on fish eggs, these deadly stinging beasts make ‘normal’ fish populations disappear. They attack industrial energy lines, stop up fish hatcheries, and make normal human livelihood along ocean coasts impossible.
Ecologist Sun Song, from China’s Institute of Oceanology contends that jellyfish taking over oceans drives civilization back “to the Precambrian world, more than 550 million years ago.” Such warnings should awakened world leaders?
In reporting on his study, ‘Massive Outbreak of Jellyfish Could Spell Trouble for Fisheries,’ for Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Richard Stone says:
“In recent years, populations of several jellyfish species have made inroads at the expense of their main competitor—fish—in a number of regions, including the Yellow Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Black Sea.” Stone is particularly concerned about the monstrous Nomura’s jellyfish:
“It’s the size of a refrigerator—imagine a Frigidaire Gallery Premiere rather than a hotel minibar—and can exceed 450 pounds.” For decades this giant was only seen in the Sea of Japan. Then Stone writes that something changed:
“Since 2002, the population has exploded—in jelly parlance, bloomed—six times. In 2005, a particularly bad year, the Sea of Japan brimmed with as many as 20 billion of the bobbing bags of blubber, bludgeoning fisheries with 30 billion yen in losses. . . Jellyfish blooms can be caused by eutrophication, which can create dead zones around mouths of rivers.” Again, dead zones kill all fish life in waters.
AFP News adds that jellyfish endanger large fish eatable for mankind: “Marine biologists say they have proof that excessive trawling of small fish species leads to proliferation of jellyfish, a worsening phenomenon whose causes have been unclear.” For example, “In the 1960s, the waters off Namibia used to yield 10 million tons of sardines annually. This has been replaced by 12 million tons of jellyfish,” says Philippe Cury at France’s Institute for Development Research.
Dr. Ever posted on this blog three years ago: “God created this earth with a delicate balance of the ecosystem. . . . sea turtles are needed to eat jellyfish or else jellyfish consume all fish and plant life beneath them . . .” But nations in charge of stopping sea turtle slaughters ignored such warnings. And now it may be too late.
Jellyfish stings are the most deadly ocean killers, even killing greater numbers than sharks. Its poisons can kill a human being in less than three minutes. Such carnage will surely ruin most tourist industries. And, of course, lost of eatable fish will likewise destroy seafood businesses, also affecting grocery sales.
So sea turtles and fish now view their last days on earth. How soon can the same be said for mankind, whose foolish leaders see neither the present nor future enemies in nature that their own negligence created?
Perhaps this is why the Book of Revelation refers to Satan’s anti-Christ as “a beast rise up out of the sea (13: 1),” or why after “. . . the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea (21: 1),” God will have to destroy His beautiful seas, as jellyfish will have eaten everything in them!
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