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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    >>I prefer to believe John Titor will prove to be correct.

    hey 2004 is almost up, and still no civil war
    How bout I fire a rocket up your ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angoid
    Biblical prophecy is often fulfilled at multiple levels - you see a small fulfillment followed by a much bigger one later in history.

    When you read Matthew 24 and 25, you see that Jesus does not give a date and time of His Second Coming; however he clearly states that nobody knows the day or hour.

    However, He does give some very clear signs, many of which are being fulfilled right here and now in our lifetimes. For example:

    "Nations will rise against nations" - sure, there have always been wars, but the wars of the 20th Century have been more bloody than ever before, thanks to the advances of technology. Just look at both worlsd wars, including the Holocaust and what went on at such places as Auschwitz.

    "Many will come in My Name" - again, there have always been false prophets and the like, but over the last century of so we've really seen an explosion in cults and Jesuses that beg to differ from the one in the Bible.

    I don't think we'll ever fully understand Biblical prophecy as it pertains to events yet to come, and this is probably one reason why there are so many different eschatological viewpoints.

    It was only 20 years ago that Reactor 4 at Chernobyl in the then USSR melted down, releasing radioactivity for thousands of miles. It has also been pointed out to me that the name "Chernobyl" means "bitter" in Ukrainian. If this is true, then what about the star in Revelation (8:13?) called called "wormwood" which fell to earth and turned 1/3 of the waters to wormwood (bitterness)?

    As for the Bible code book referenced near the top of this thread, well, I read it some time ago and I do remain sceptical on that score for the same reason given up there.

    Oooh! Oooh! I know how to play this game!

    Now, "wormwood" and "bitter" are two interesting words. You see, if you take the first two letters of each, what do you get? That's right, The WB! Therefore, I conclude that The WB is, in fact, the antichrist. That beast is destroying people! I mean, come on: Everwood?

    THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING, PEOPLE! (Now all you have to do is make up some junk to have it "make sense")


    Who else wants to play the "make crazy stuff up" game?

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    Hmm after watching some of the WB's shows it wouldn't surprise me -KEN-

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    If the bible truly did have the encrypted future, then it COULD predict the future besides armageddon (and 2012 isn't a date? I don't see too many other predictions that give actual years...). We just don't know what to search for - if we did, we could search for a specific event and find what happens, like the case of annihilation - we "know" what we think might happen. I don't necessarily believe all the things they say about it, the bigger matrices are less believable. But when you can search for a name or event and have a 4x4 matrix come up with info about it, that seems like more than just a coincidence.
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    Hmm... Anyone have a digitized copy of the Bible (any language will do). I'm still wondering about my breakfast tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker
    If the bible truly did have the encrypted future, then it COULD predict the future besides armageddon (and 2012 isn't a date? I don't see too many other predictions that give actual years...). We just don't know what to search for - if we did, we could search for a specific event and find what happens, like the case of annihilation - we "know" what we think might happen. I don't necessarily believe all the things they say about it, the bigger matrices are less believable. But when you can search for a name or event and have a 4x4 matrix come up with info about it, that seems like more than just a coincidence.
    Obviously. You know those crossword puzzles they give in schools sometimes? My friends and I used to delight in finding silly and perverse words in them. It's quite obvious to me now that really these were planted there by Jesus. You see, they're a test! If you see the dirty words, your mind is full of filth and trash and dirty sinful thoughts and high-calorie fattening foods.

    Either that or they contain some pretty racy predictions about what Argentina and Chile are up to

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    Bah! It obviously wasn't Jesus who planted them... It was Brian.
    "Always look on the bright side of life!!"

    (For those of you who think I have lost it, I'm refering to Monty Python's Life of Brian.)
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    for a more indepth article on what quzah,bubba,etc. are talking about, Lurker, check out:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_code

    What I find indicative of the wrongness of the bible code is no one has used this code to predict events that happen in the future instead of the past, 20/20 hindsight is pretty great.
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    John Titor. What a crock! Not one person that I talked to at Ong's Hat ever even heard of the guy.

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    Angoid - it seems impossible to conatct you. I've bought several books on the Revalation of John and have seen some interesting interpretations of "Wormwood". Send me and email and I'll send you some of them - interesting stuff.

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    I was going to reply again last night but got bogged down in a program I'm writing ....

    Bubba, I did a one-year course some time ago that was one weekend a month each month for a year, and it covered some of this stuff. In addition, I've attended the odd occasional meeting or two, and it's very interesting. As you correctly point out though, one always has to be careful as there is always some "escahatological fad" doing the rounds that catch people out and they buy into it.

    Ken, I've got .no idea. what you're talking about with respect to WB. Not even asking for enlightenment there either. The point you raise is valid, namely that one can make any text say whatever you want it to say if you try hard and long enough, and we must all be careful not to do this.

    As for the Chernobyl / Wormwood scenario, I wasn't suggesting that this is the fulfillment of that verse in Revelation, but possibly a foreshadowing of it. As bad as that disaster was, and as much damage as it did, it didn't destroy nearly as much as 1/3 of the earth's waters as Revelation says it will.

    The exact details escape me right now, but there was one ancient Roman Emperor who was commonly regarded as the Antichrist for the atrocities he committed at the time, and there is a school of prophetic thought that suggests that this was a foreshadowing of the real Antichrist.

    Another thing that I've caught wind of really more than studying in-depth is the fact that modern-day Baghdad is supposedly built on the site of Babylon in the Bible, and wasn't Saddam Hussein trying to rebuild the ancient city?! But more reading / research is needed there - not going to throw out remarks I can't substantiate, even to myself!

    The Message, which has been referenced, is a modern paraphrase-translation of the New Testament, although an Old Testament book is also available now (Psalms?). It was written by Eugene H. Petersen and has a readability to it that makes it more approachable than many other translations, although I'd always use it in conjunction with another translation.

    A 'prophet' is one who forthtells the word of God. Not necessarily 'foretells', as prophecy does not have to be predictive. An old-fashioned use of the word simply meant to teach, or expound, the word of God. The Hebrew word (I haven't studied Hebrew!) is Narve, pronounced "nar-vay", I think, and meant 'a gusher' - one who 'gushes forth the word of God'.

    Wow, that became a mini-sermon, didn't it?
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    Museum Of Hoaxes: End of World Causes Bank Failure

    Numerous bad loans to a polygamist sect that believes the end of the world is nigh has caused the 99-year-old Bank of Ephraim in Utah to go under. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a small Mormon sect) was spending money like the end of the world was around the corner... because they thought the end of the world actually was around the corner. And happily funding this spending spree was the Bank of Ephraim. They approved loans for one bizarre project after another: a watermelon farm that didn't grow watermelons, a construction company that made a loss on everything it sold (materials, labor).
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