The earth lies in darkness. No light shines from the heavens. Panic grips the hearts of men as they dreadfully await the outcome of this phenomena.
No one dares venture outside, they stay indoors in a vain attempt to ward off the evil they know is outside.
They hear the gnashing of teeth, the sound of mournful cries. Nerves are shattered and bravery abandoned as they ride out the worst time in earth's history as they have knownit.
Off in the distance another scream; "Oh my God, no,no, no!" Then just as suddenly, silence. Somehow as if instinctively, they summarize their fate. Whatever is out
there is hungry for human flesh!
Maybe we should have listened more closely to that raving old lunatic, each one thinks to his or her self. But that old man sounded crazy, ranting and raving at the top of his lungs; "Three days of darkness and God's Devine judgment!"
He shouted again, "You have asked for a sign, a sign you shall receive!" "The sign of the Son of Man awaits you," he said. Surely his words and the present situation had nothing in common. Surely this was mere
That old gizzard had claimed to be the
prophet who was to announce the return of Jesus of
Nazareth to claim His rightful place as king of the world.
But that was insanity.
Still, what if he had been telling the truth all along?
Another scream broke through; "Oh my God, I'm sorry,
I'm sorry, I'm sorry." the words stopped. What if that
lunatic was saner than the rest of us? Nah, it couldn't be.
In between the terror could be heard the songs of
praise being sung to God for His great sacrifice of His only
begotten Son Jesus Christ. How could they be singing at
a time like this? Those insensitive morons. Couldn't they
hear the screams of desperation by their fellow human
beings? Surely a God of love could not have sanctioned
such a terrible thing as this. Surely He would curse any
human who could sing at such a traumatic time in the
history of the world. Anyway, where was God in all this?
Why if He exists doesn't He help?
The old fart had quoted from that outdated collection of
books he called the Word of God. He had warned mankind
to repent and believe on the Son of God whom he believed
to be Jesus of Nazareth. Indeed! How could he expect
anyone to believe Jesus could still be alive after nearly
two thousand years? Still, he had found somewhat of a
following. They were as mad as he was. He had said the
Word of God declared a time of judgment just before
Jesus' return. He claimed to know when Jesus was
returning. Two thousand years after His ascension into
heaven. When asked why the calendar had passed the
year 2000, he sputtered something to the effect that
mankind had started the New Testament calendar 33 and
a half years too early. He said, they should have started it
after the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, not at His
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birth. Who did this guy think he was, Changing the
calendar? It wasn't bad enough when the new world
leader did it. It took some getting used to. Now he wanted
us to go back to the old version, but accept his version that
it was off by 33 and one half years, which meant that this
present darkness was the actual year 2000. Who could
believe such nonsense! Voices could be heard thanking
God for revealing these things to the simple and
confounding the wise in their own eyes. Just who did
these people think they were! Making merry at a time like
this. They were no better than the rest of us. How had
they found a way to keep their lights on when the rest of
the world lay in total darkness? Though their lights could
not be seen by the rest of the world, they did have light or
they could not be singing and rejoicing. Who were they to
judge the rest of the world? The animal noises outside
were much more ferocious sounding than any animal
ever heard of. They sounded like something out of a
horror classic only all too realistic. The screams were not
fake on the other side of the walls. What, or who, was out
there killing and eating human flesh?
The earth had left it's orbit and been flung into
darkness due to the nuclear war which destroyed Iraq.
The old buzzard had at least been right about the end
results of this nuclear war. He had said Iraq which he
called Babylon would be destroyed by nuclear war which
would send the earth hurtling through space to a place of
darkness. How he knew this was beyond me. Maybe he
held a degree in physics or some such thing. Though that
would not explain how he knew it would be the Kurds,
whom he called the Medes, who would destroy Iraq. I
could not figure this guy out. He had to be crazy, but still
I had to admit he had some things right on the money.
The war between the Kurds (Medes) and Iraq (Babylon),
had escalated rapidly and unexpectedly. The Kurds said
they had a Devine decree to destroy Iraq. Ha, they were as
loony as the old man! What was this world coming to? A
new beginning with Jesus as it's king if the old man was
to be believed.
According to the old guy, after the world saw three days
of darkness, Jesus would return to reclaim what Satan
had stolen, the Earth. Jesus would return and gather His
children up into the clouds of glory, he said. This, just
before He in a rage, tipped the world upside down,
causing another world wide flood like the days of Noah.
This was in the Word of God as he called it. This time
however, God would not kill everyone due to a promise He
made to Noah. God would however, kill all but 10% based
upon another promise made to a man named Abraham
who asked God if there were ten righteous to spare two
cities named Sodom and Gomorrah. The old man had
turned this to mean a percentage prophecy for the next
world wide flood God would bring upon the earth. Go
Another worldwide flood? There was no proof of any
previous World wide flood. Apparently, this next flood was
in one of those books the old guy quoted from. I believe he
had said it was in the book of Isaiah chapter 13 if I
remembered correctly. Preposterous! Why was I even
thinking about these things? Wait! What's that light?
Could it be the earth has returned to it's original orbit
around the sun? Oh, no! It can't be! Jesus!!!
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