Sunday, January 09, 2005

Same Old Story

The man who predicted the tsunami

A leading California geologist repeatedly warned Indonesian officials that an earthquake and tsunami would soon strike their shores, it emerged this weekend.

...was so frustrated in his attempts to get the attention of Asia's leaders that, in desperation, he began handing out fliers, posters and brochures to residents of the islands worst hit by the waves.

He spoke at churches and schools to tell people what to do in an earthquake.

"No one can predict exactly when an earthquake will happen, but it was clear that this area was at relatively high risk and such an event would definitely happen one day," he said after the devastation. "We told them it would kill people, wreck infrastructure and destroy livelihoods. But our warnings were falling on deaf ears. My team and I decided to bypass the national and local government and start warning people directly. I hope our efforts saved some lives."

Nobody ever listens to those warnings before the fact. Life is so good, nothing has happened in our lifetime, it couldn't happen to us - you've heard it all before. The warning was there, the information they needed was there, but they didn't want to hear it. It's always the same. It's the same with the return of Jesus Christ. The keys to prophecy are available, you can know them, the information is available. Seek (intelligently) and you shall find.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree. When its branch is still tender and puts out leaves, you know that summer is near.

So you, likewise, when you see all these things, shall know that it is near, at the doors.

Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass until all these things are fulfilled. Matthew 24:32-34

Start here:

Christian Educational Ministries

Church of God Worldwide Ministries

GTA Evangelistic association

And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:

They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.

Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. Luke 17:26-30

Same ole, same ole.

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