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11 Ways The World Could End
Since the 1500s, there have been more than150 documented predictions of when the world is going to end. Luckily for us, none of themhave come trueâ€¦yet. However, you'll be surprised that not allof them are destructive. Here are some terrifyingly amazing ways theworld, genuinely could end. When you think of scientists working on superviruses, you probably picture Hazmat workers, deep in a mountain bunker, studying vats fullof insidious green liquid. But these labs do actually exist! Maybe notworking for some shady Bondstyle villain looking to ransom the world away to the highestbidder, but for pharmaceutical companies and
government agencies studying ways to curedangerous pathogens. But what happens when a vial full of an extremely dangerous virusbreaks out of containment, or is misplacedé Over the years, there have been numerous documentedcases of dangerous viruses escaping from laboratories around the world. One of these happened asrecently as 2009. A group of scientists based in Europe, workingwith Baxter Pharmaceuticals, were conducting lab tests on a seasonal flu strain.Without realizing it, Baxter had sent them live supplies of the H5N1 virus, better knownas â€œbird flu,â€� which has a mortality rate higher than 60%. One of the world's deadliestviruses was handled and distributed to three
other labs without any pathogen safety protocolsin place. The grave error was only realized when onelab worker in the Czech Republic inoculated a group of ferrets with samples of the â€œseasonfluâ€� batch, and was horrified when they all died.The scientists were immediately placed under quarantine and monitored for signs of thedeadly virus. Luckily, none of them were infected and all the scientists were freed with a cleanbill of health. Two years later, these same strains of avianand human flu were combined in a laboratory, successfully creating â€œthe most dangerousvirus in history.â€� The virus was highly
pathogenic, while retaining its dangerouslyhigh fatality rate. If it got loose, it could kill 60% of the world's population in afreakishly short amount of time â€“ a truly apocalyptic notion.Some say it's only a matter of time before this kind of virus escapes containment andwreaks havoc on mankind. After going through two world wars, you wouldthink that the world would have learned to get along by now. But unfortunately for thesurvival of humanity, we are constantly under threat of triggering the final war â€“ NuclearArmageddon. Mutually Assured Destruction, like its acronymsuggests, is one of the maddest doctrines
ever devised. It ensures that if a countrywere to ever use a nuclear weapon on another state with the same capability, both sideswould unleash their entire nuclear arsenal, bringing about the complete annihilation ofboth countries. With the resulting nuclear winter, and the likely participation of othercountries in the exchange, this would almost certainly lead to destruction and death onan apocalyptic scale. There are over 15,000 nuclear warheads inthe world, with more than 4000 ready to fire at any one time. That would make one hellof a firework show, but probably not one you'd want to be around to watch.There have been a few â€œclose callsâ€� since
we first developed nuclear weapons. A surprisingnumber of these were technical glitches that nearly started World War 3, on both sidesof the Cold War. The average yield of a modern nuclear weaponis around 500 kilotons of TNT, that's 25 times more powerful than the bomb droppedon Nagasaki. Each one of these 500 kiloton bombs are powerful enough to flatten hugeparts of a large modern city such as New York, or London.And there exists some truly unimaginably powerful weapons, like the Tsar Bomba, which had ayield of more than 50 megatonnes. That's two and a half THOUSAND times more powerfulthan the one dropped on Nagasaki. Thankfully
Bible Interpretation Seminar by Bob Utley Lesson 1
quot;You Can Understand the Biblequot;with Bob Utley 2009 Bible Interpretation SeminarLesson 1 For more information, contact:biblelessonsintl I am so very gladto get to share this with you and I want to talk a little bitabout how this came to be, if you'd let me. First of all, if youdidn't get a copy tonight, this is available online free,the whole thing
and I putthese little cards up front. If you just goto freebiblecommentary , click on the quot;Other Bible Study Aids,quot;you'll see quot;Seminarquot; and the notebook is there,the whole thing, and an audio presentationand a tutorial presentation that's 8 hours long, ha, ha, ha, ha! If you go to my websiteand drop down to the bottom, you will seea 4.5hour version of this
that I did just 2 years agoat First West in Monroe, Louisiana. I have been thinking about thismost of my life since I was called to preach. This is somethingI think about every day. Every one of these commentariesthat I have written is a reflection of the truthsthat come out of this seminar on how to understand the Bible. Now, brothers and sisters,these first few sessions
are not going to becomfortable for you and they're not going to bereal pleasant for me because I am going to tryto drive a Mack truck through whatyou've always heard. Because I don't believe you're really willingto try something new until you see how pitifulwe are interpreting the Bible and how much we're puttingan American spin
or a 21st century spinor a Baptist spin or my personal preference spinon God's word and claiming God is saying thingsthat God never said. Now, first of all,I want you to know I never teach thiswithout praying about it because I'm not hereto do two things. I'm not here to impress you and I'm not here to get you to votewhether you like it.
I'm smart enoughto know that I don't know. The older I get,the more I write quot;mysteryquot; across my experience of lifeand my understanding of Scripture. But I would like to stretch you. I would like for youto give me the chance to help you find a better way to learn to selffeedon God's word. My real goal is notthat you agree with me theologically
Beyond Today Who Are the Two Witnesses
Steve Two men lie dead in the street. Forthree and a half years they've stopped the rain and condemned the world. The crowd aroundthem cheers, sparking a celebration of their death. A party atmosphere breaks out and quicklyspreads around the world. Their corpses are immediately seen around the globe throughInstagram and Twitter. People share photos taken next to their remains. All of the calamitythat they've apparently brought on the world has finally come to an end. That's a vivid picture of what the Bible paintsof a scene that lies ahead. But who are these two individualsé Are theyreally the source of international troubles
that the world will soon seeé Stay tuned toBeyond Today as we discuss quot;Who are the Two Witnesseséquot; Announcer Join our host Steve Myers andhis guests, as they help you understand your future on Beyond Today! Steve The book of Revelation tells the storyof four very powerful men and the world that lies ahead of us. Bible prophecy tells thatthe time of the end will be defined by world war, natural disasters, financial crises,and religious confusion. Jesus Himself predicted these future events. He said that everyonearound the globe will be affected by these
things. Even today, it's not too hard to imaginethe stress and trouble of a world on the edge. With humanity in turmoil, everyone will seekanswers to the seemingly insurmountable problems. But watch out! Christ said you could be fooledby those who come with apparent solutions. According to Jesus, deception will be rampantaround the world. It will be a trying time on a global scale. So as this scenario hitshome and we feel the effects individually, how can we be sure not to be taken in by deceptionéThat's what Jesus warned about. It will be a challenging time when there seemsto be nowhere to turn. But then; two men: a political leader and a religious leader,will come onto the world scene, bringing answers
to this world crisis. Stepping up to solve the world's problems,these two men will help form a unified worldwide government that can enforce peace. They seemto be able to rid the world of those that oppose progress. People sigh a breath of relief when they revivefailing economies, with a controlled system of buying and selling. Even more surprising,they're actually able to work out differences between the world's religions. Somehow they'reable to unite mankind under a universal religion that unifies people around the globe.
These men they will have the love, the respect,the support of the entire world as troubles seem to turn around and countries begin tohope for prosperity. As the world pays homage to these two men, it seems to change the outlookof mankind to one of hope for the future. Now this isn't just some fantasy. The Biblepromises us that these events will actually happen in the future. In fact, Scripture describesthe authority that one of these men will have. He will be a great political leader describedin Revelation 13: quot;.And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.All who dwell on the earth will worship him,.quot; (Revelation 13:78).
Together, these two individuals will not onlybe a political machine, but combine a double dose of military power with convincing religiousauthority. That combination of religion and politics will be so overpowering that it willalter the landscape of world government, politics, worship and faith worldwide. Even atheistswill become religious converts by seeing miracles of biblical proportions not seen since thedays of Elijah the prophet. Now can you imagine the impact of seeing powerful,verifiable miraclesé It would be hard not to believe when you see it with your own eyes. Once this impressive authority is established,these two men they will have the power to