Are you a white supremicist, or rather a black supremicist?
Where did you get those slanted eyefolds if you are asian?
That would depend upon which side of the gangplank your ancestors walked upon when they emerged from Noah's Ark after The Worldwide Flood, yes? If you go with the whites, why did your forefathers prefer white-skinned mates to copulate and reproduce with, and why did they migrate to live near either one of Earth's polar caps where there was less sunlight annually, affecting the pigmentation of their skin?
And if you go with the blacks, why did your forefathers prefer dark-skinned mates to copulate and reproduce with, and why did they migrate near the equator where there was more sunlight annually, affecting the pigmentation of their skin?
Did your white ancestors feel like actively exercising while huddled together for warmth in the freezing cold way up north or way down south near the polar caps? Did your black ancestors feel lethargic like sun-energized honeybees in the warm temperatures to deftly and frequently move around as much as they could to cool off? So who specialized in sedentary brain-use contemplation as contrasted with who specialized in sports movement? How many minority-but-populist black inventors do you know of compared to majority white inventors? How many black athletes compared to white athletes?
Speaking of climactic extremes, how dramatic a supposed change is alleged "global warming" for northerners and midwesterners bundled up half the year with parkas and snowmobile suits? Have the coastal cities of Los Angeles and New York been significantly submerged yet with purported melting-ice-cap rising ocean tides? And how would that fit into the following Bible verses:
Gen 8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease."
Rev 16:8 The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch men with fire;
Sometimes, sunscreen lotion is not enough for the immodest mopheaded, naked-armed, nude-legged, and barefooted bikini-bared.
At any rate, some heretics errantly utter that this present [so-called "Mother"] [self-created?] Earth will exist forever, on the misinterpreted grounds that:
Gen 17:8 And I will give to you, and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
Gen 48:4 and said to me, 'Hey, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your descendants after you for an everlasting possession.'
Gen 49:26 The blessings of your father are mighty beyond the blessings of the eternal mountains, the bounties of the everlasting hills; may they be on the head of Joseph, and on the brow of him who was separate from his brothers.
Lev 16:34 And this shall be an everlasting statute for you, that atonement may be made for the people of Israel once in the year because of all their sins." And Moses did as the LORD commanded him.
Ps 76:4 Glorious are You, more majestic than the everlasting mountains.
Hab 3:6 He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered, the everlasting hills sank low. His ways were as of old.
I wonder, though, what Jack thinks about the following verses - if he has ever read them:
2Pet 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.
Isa 66:22 "For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before me, says the LORD; so shall your descendants and your name remain.
2Pet 3:13 But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Rev 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
Notice that even in the Old Testament, Isaiah the Hebrew prophet prophetically mentioned the future new heavens and earth.
Added to that, the Last-Day Resurrection is even mentioned in the Old Testament:
Job 19:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand upon the earth;
Job 19:26 and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God,
Isa 25:8 He will swallow up death for ever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken.
Isa 26:19 Thy dead shall live, their bodies shall rise. O dwellers in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For thy dew is a dew of light, and on the land of the shades thou wilt let it fall.
But into what place and condition will the dead want to arise back to life in?
In this temporal life, the wicked do not like either the phenomena God has "imposed" to them, nor the fact that His natural phenomena do not get out of their way, but instead they have to get out of His phenomena's way. When they encounter a large tree or a mountain and proclaim: "Get out of my way! I don't want you to stay there!" the large tree or mountain not only does not politely or impolitely answer them, but even more importantly in no way ever moves out of their way at their command. It is an obstruction staying right where it is as a manifestation of the non-bending and overruling will of God the Creator:
Job 34:33 Will he then make requital to suit you, because you reject it? For you must choose, and not I; therefore declare what you know.
So, the insulted and enraged desire of the wicked against Christ the Creator who sits on His immutable throne in non-compromising control is to be as far removed as possible from such non-compliant and non-adjusting phemonema of that Creator for all eternity. And the LORD makes that happen by first immobilizing them in their caskets and cemetery plots underground, then on Judgment Day withdrawing everything He can away from the wicked to quaranteen, incarcerate, and torment all of them in an inescapable "black hole" of perpetual Outer Darkness while forever tormented such rebelliously and arrogantly defiant by a similar type of searing fire which ultimately will cause everything in the universe to dissolve with fervent heat as they are perpetually removed away from His presence and providence plus away from the presence of His blessed and righteous, holy-saint, fundamentalist Christian right-wingers.....to the ages of the ages.
Until then, would you like to trade in your gold and silver for paper IOU Federal-Reserve fiat money? Pretty hard to purchase with that at Walmart or some McDonalds in whatever country you are visiting. It's even harder for the common amateur to tell if the coins contain lead or whatever inside with only gold plating on the outside.
Which currency in whatever country is your favorite? Francs, shillings, krona, yen, lire, rubles, pesos, pounds, marks, or dollars? How about a common European currency called the 'euro?' There apparently is going to be a global currency called "the electronic unit" tallied and monitored in compliance with the worldwide, anti-terrorist-security, implanted-microchip-tattoo, 666 Mark of the Beast?
At that time, it will not matter if one uses traditional and localized coin or paper currency plus having his or her forehead or right hand barcode-scanned, or instead makes direct-deposit/direct-withdrawal commercial transactions by having his or her forehead or right hand bar-code scanned with or without credit or debit card?
Global economy is already here. Years ago, each State of the Union had reps making foreign-trade deals with entites of other countries which profited the United States overall. But then certain powers that be in America decided to allow those entities of other countries to buy out entire businesses and companies inside America, and thus thereafter own them, consequentially weakening American national integrity, independence, and sovereignty.
Already, many if not most of the corporations and companies involving practically every group of American interests (communication, textiles, fuels, banks, metals and mining, ultilities, other industries and goods and services) are now owned by foreign countries, and foreign countries are loaning the United States copious amounts of money which Americans could never pay back. Woe to America if any of those foreign money lenders or company owners ever decide that the loaned-to intend to default, leaving Americans now at their mercy as to whenever those foreign owners want to overcharge, overregulate, or even temporarily shut down whatever they now own for whatever control and manipulation purposes seem best to them.
What is worth more than money is the willingness of people to work producing products and services for someone else - no matter what monetary currency they are paid in. What currency they are paid in in exchange for work producing products and services and what they use for interpersonal and interactive commerce is determined by the someone they work for.
Should Christians support establishment of world government? If so, what would be the advantage(s)?
Overall, the desired effect is planetary peace and unified cooperation. A global-community dream of across-the-board e pluribus unum (i.e. plurality, though one). Envisioned is the total absence of nationalistic rivalry and competition....an inclusive diversity of every participant of the worldwide human family functioning with innovative creativity, having the same goals of like-minded religion, economic endeavors with compassionate sharing, eradication of hunger and homelessness and disease, environmental protection, plus friendly federation for interplanetary, interstellar, and intergalactic space exploration and colonization.
Has human history shown our species capable of attaining such noble and worthy aspirations? Have there always not been a substantial number of deviants and disrupters preventing such utopian paradise? If, then since, why is that, and what can be done about it?
In the movie The Day The Earth Stood Still, the humanoid Alien and his Robot were both envoys plus enforcers of peace. Their superior technology and weaponry were no match for any military personnel or equipment on Earth, and their capacity to selectively cripple electrical systems on the entire planet forced world leaders to seriously consider complying with such overwhelming power. The Alien's message and demand was twofold: any malicious terrestial combat on Earth and any harmful celestial aggression in space would cause his roving Security Robot to destroy all perpetrators on the spot by phaserlight execution.
The principles of negotiation through superior strength and offer to voluntarily maintain law and order are compelling indeed, and certainly any Christian would both understand and desire such unilateral uniformity for the common good and public wellbeing.
Christian Scripture (a.k.a. The HOLY BIBLE) does present such from a messianic perspective. Not simply that, but the envoys and enforcers involved are realistic in terms of their actual existence and quite-qualified presence. The Old Testament books of Daniel and Zechariah, plus the New Testament books of Second Thessalonians and Revelation, among others, describe the details.
It is about the subject of religion that aforementioned dissenters and noncooperative deviate and disagree as to who the envoys and enforcers of peace and paradise should be, along with ultimate selfish and diabolical intentions of such reprobates.
There are bumper stickers around with the word: COEXIST, printed with the symbols of different world religions, such as the cross of Christianity, the crescent of Islam, the six-pointed Jewish Star of David, etc. There is (as I remember) no swastika, no hammer-and-sickle symbol for Soviets, and no downward-pointing pentagram for satanic or occultic Wiccans, but each of the icons has deep symbolic meaning, referring to the totality of the beliefs and practices of the representative religions. Why the Star of David consists of two equal-angled triangles interprosed upside-down on each other is not known to me.
But consider the Christian cross - symbolizing an ancient and brutal form of lethal Roman torture, and something Mormons do not have atop the steeples of their sanctuaries. Much is inferred by it:
Mark 15:30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!"
Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.
John 19:19 Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews."
1Cor 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
1Cor 1:18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Gal 5:11 But if I, brethren, still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the stumbling block of the cross has been removed.
Gal 6:12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Gal 6:14 But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Eph 2:16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end.
Php 3:18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
Col 2:14 having canceled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
Heb 12:2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Rather than being regarded as a magic charm to wear around one's neck like a rabbit's foot or whatever, why would one want to display an instrument of bloody Roman execution? Why glory in that?
Saint Paul did not sadistically nor insanely relish the cross as if it was some sort of relic itself, but rather associated it with the Christ who was in effect murdered by a cross by jealous and cowardly humans. The cross symbol does not simply represent Jesus, but instead includes indictment against the cumulative sinfulness of all those who hate peaceful local neighborhood to worldwide order and cooperation, and is a repeated vivid reminder of the perfect sacrificial atonement against the eternal penalties of wickedness which Scripture claims was performed involving the crucifixion and death and resurrection of the Christ who died on a cross.
That brings us to why Christians see the downside of world government without Jesus Christ as theocratic dictator: a non-discriminatory world government rife and reeking with Ahmadinejad and Saddam-like and Hitlerian antisemitism; murderous and genocidal "palestinian"-arab anti-Jew terrorists; shamelessly polluting and defiling exhibitionists partially denuded for warm-weather styles and fashions; consentual porn models, prostitutes, condom sodomizers, and abortion-homicide manglers; immoral infected with VD; addicts hooked on narcotics and tobacco and alcohol; gossippers and slanderers and blasphemers; thieves and abusers; profanity utterers; vandalizers defacing with graffiti; feminist sexist and homoperverts and anti-creationist evolutionary-mythology pseudo-"scientists;" painfully-competitive greedy and extortionists; liars and deceivers, etc.
How can there be unified world government if part of the world membership is theistic (In God We Trust ala a Creator Who has endowed us with rights) and the other part (Soviet and Chinese, for example) are atheistic; with Christians and Jews defining "God" as LORD associated with Abraham and Isaac, David and Jesus.....while Islamic Moslems define "God" as Allah associated with Abram and Ishmael or Esau and Mohammed?
The man-god Beast and False-Prophet antichrists will be the abhorrent demonic answer.....enslaving and exterminating all who do not embrace that unholy facist false-zion trinity of father Satan, son Beast, and False-Prophet spirit.
What happens to cultural distinctions of uniqueness and customs of Russians, English, Scottish, Irish, French, Italiens, Africans, Swiss, Swedes and other Scandinavians, Russians, Chinese, etc. if universal amalgomation is decreed? What would be the world language everyone would be willing to learn and speak?
Again, the closest everyone can come to worldwide common language is numbers, and the foul-sores-causing number destined as pseudo-sacred identifier for all those destined for damnation in fiery anguish will be that 666 spoken of in Revelation chapters 13 and 14.
Thus, the fallible-and-despicable human deities chosen by those who ignore and refuse Jesus Christ as global Savior as they disregard and disdain His Word (the Bible) will be a blasphemous substitution of beast, false prophet, and soul-less ultimate-graven-image robot of the beast -- causing not world peace and tranquility but instead near catastrophic self-destruction....necessitating the before-total-devastation-occurs return of Jesus Christ (simultaneous with The First Rapture) as Rod-and-Iron Ruler for the promised Millennial Reign before the Second Rapture occurs on Judgement Day.
The term "WMD" probably originated during the Bush Administration, and I still think it sounds like a childish term concocted by some two-year-old. However, Obama's media seems bent on using it, so I guess I will also.
There are some phenomena who and which can exterminate a lot of people in a very short time. I am not talking about missle-launched nerve gas which quickly disperses in the outdoor breeze on a moderatelty windy day. Nor am I talking about contaminants secretly and diabolically dispersed into a limited quantity of city drinking water. Or the boom-boom bass noise of big-shot bullies in their massively-wooferizing vehicles. Lacing nationwide Tylenol with ricin or arsenic is not really a non-avoidable threat.
The big thing most everyone thinks is a bonafide WMD is an above-ground nuclear explosion in or near a big city, and such would indeed not merely demolish buildings of all kinds but also decimate or seriously injure the population therein.
Obama's media is quick to target accusations against white supremicist groups, and particularly those naming the name of Jesus -- misreporting small incidences of little consequences (typically involving small-caliber firearms rather than rocks, ropes, butcher knives, forks, icepicks, axes, hammers, crowbars, gravity, etc.) way out of proportion and making a frightening panic-inciting mountain out of an easily-contained, very localized, and brief molehole....all for the purpose of attempting to smear and discredit not simply conservative Republicans but even genuine orthodox Christians if at all possible.
At this point, this webpage author should remind you the readership that the Christian Flag should fly higher than the American Flag when on a Christian's private property and/or on Christian-Church property....even though no individual Christian has the military resources to be considered a competitive or opposing sovereign nation themselves with inferior temporal and physical weaponry and soldiers. We are reminded of Shrek when he, in the movie bearing his name, responded to "I-will-make-you-move-your-butt" belligerance of the adversary with his famous retort: "You.....and whose army?"
Because of that, yours truly quickly concedes with a not-reluctant loyalty oath of:
'I do solemnly promise to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and internal, with the help of God..."
with the realization, of course, that the anti-liquor 18th Amendment of that Constitution was thankfully amended, as should the 19th Amendment -- which amendment needlessly encourages sometimes-immodestly-hairstyled women, frequently and arrogantly or mindlessly exposing themselves in warm weather with partial or complete lack of armwear and legwear and soxwear, to not simply do what they previously could legally do but - lamentably - entices them to non-domestically impose themselves into business and religious and political competition against men as supposed "equals" and thus cause all sorts of sexual harassment, confusion, irritation, misunderstanding, illogic, inefficiency, and even lethal danger against all involved...in view of such Bible verses as revealed in the best of the KJV and RSV translations of Leviticus 27:1-5, Ecclesiastes 7:27-28, Isaiah 3:12, Nahum 3:13, First Corinthians 11:1-16 and 14:33-38, First Timothy 2:12-15, and First Peter 3:7.
Concordantly, as the Christian Flag flies above the American Flag on Christian properties, authentic Christians give higher allegiance to their Holy Writ than to human-government written instruments, partially expressed by the Christoconic Creed:
Hopefully it will be helpful for the reader to evaluate which WMD phenomena have the greatest potential for awesome devastation and annihilation by honestly and open-mindedly exploring certain Divinely-inspired human manifestations of the Creator's Omnipotent and Omniscient will, to which the perceptive, knowledgeable, educated, and enlightened person will soon realize that the following sacred illumination describes who and what are "not of this world" -- and fearfully so! Some documentation regarding (but not "concerning") such is provided below:
Exodus 33:2 And I will send an angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanites, the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Judges 6:21 Then the angel of the LORD reached out the tip of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes; and there sprang up fire from the rock and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and the angel of the LORD vanished from his sight.
Judges 6:22 Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the LORD; and Gideon said, "Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face."
Judges 13:20 And when the flame went up toward heaven from the altar, the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar while Manoah and his wife looked on; and they fell on their faces to the ground.
Second Samuel 24:16 And when the angel stretched forth his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD relented of the evil, and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, "It is enough; now stay your hand." And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
Second Samuel 24:17 Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was smiting the people, and said, "Wow, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly; but these sheep, what have they done? Let Your hand, I pray You, be against me and against my father's house."
Second Kings 19:35 And that night the angel of the LORD went forth, and slew a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, hey, these were all dead bodies.
First Chronicles 21:12 [Choose] either three years of famine; or three months of devastation by your enemies, while the sword of your enemies overtakes you; or else three days of the sword of the LORD, pestilence upon the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.' Now decide what answer I shall return to Him who sent me."
First Chronicles 21:15 And God sent the angel to Jerusalem to destroy it; but when he was about to destroy it, the LORD saw, and he relented of the evil; and he said to the destroying angel, "It is enough; now stay your hand." And the angel of the LORD was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
First Chronicles 21:16 And David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and heaven, and in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.
First Chronicles 21:27 Then the LORD commanded the angel; and he put his sword back into its sheath.
First Chronicles 21:30 but David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the LORD.
Second Chronicles 32:21 And the LORD sent an angel, who cut off all the mighty warriors and commanders and officers in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he came into the house of his god, some of his own sons struck him down there with the sword.
Isaiah 37:36 And the angel of the LORD went forth, and slew a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, hey, these were all dead bodies.
Jeremiah 28:10 Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke-bars from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, and broke them.
Jeremiah 28:11 And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, "Thus says the LORD: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations within two years." But Jeremiah the prophet went his way.
Jeremiah 28:12 Sometime after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke-bars from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
Jeremiah 28:13 "Go, tell Hananiah, 'Thus says the LORD: You have broken wooden bars, but I will make in their place bars of iron.
Jeremiah 28:14 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have put upon the neck of all these nations an iron yoke of servitude to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they shall serve him, for I have given to him even the beasts of the field.'"
Jeremiah 28:15 And Jeremiah the prophet said to the prophet Hananiah, "Listen, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie.
Jeremiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the LORD: 'Behold, I will remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you shall die, because you have uttered rebellion against the LORD.'"
Jeremiah 28:17 In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died.
Matthew 8:23 And when He got into the boat, his disciples followed Him.
Matthew 8:24 And hey, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but He was asleep.
Matthew 8:25 And they went and woke Him, saying, "Save, Lord; we are perishing."
Matthew 8:26 And He said to them, "Why are you afraid, men of little faith?" Then He rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
Matthew 8:27 And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?"
Matthew 28:2 And hey, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
Acts 5:1 But a man named Ananias with his wife Sapphira sold a piece of property,
Acts 5:2 and with his wife's knowledge he kept back some of the proceeds, and brought only a part and laid it at the apostles' feet.
Acts 5:3 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land?
Acts 5:4 While it remained non-sold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God."
Acts 5:5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear came upon all who heard of it.
Acts 5:6 The young men rose and wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him.
Acts 5:7 After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
Acts 5:8 And Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." And she said, "Yes, for so much."
Acts 5:9 But Peter said to her, "How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Listen up! The feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out."
Acts 5:10 Immediately she fell down at his feet and died. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
Acts 5:11 And great fear came upon the whole church, and upon all who heard of these things.
Acts 7:30 "Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush.
Acts 7:35 "This Moses whom they refused, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge?' God sent as both ruler and deliverer by the hand of the angel that appeared to him in the bush.
Acts 7:38 This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers; and he received living oracles to give to us.
Acts 12:7 and hey, an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off his hands.
Acts 12:8 And the angel said to him, "Dress yourself and put on your sandals." And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your mantle around you and follow me."
Acts 12:9 And he went out and followed him; he did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
Acts 12:10 When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened to them of its own accord, and they went out and passed on through one street; and immediately the angel left him.
Acts 12:23 Immediately an angel of the Lord smote [Herod], because he did not give God the glory; and he was eaten by worms and died.
Revelation 16:2 So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and foul and evil sores came upon the men who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
Revelation 16:3 The second angel poured his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a dead man, and every living thing died that was in the sea.
Revelation 16:4 The third angel poured his bowl into the rivers and the fountains of water, and they became blood.
Revelation 16:5 And I heard the angel of water say, "Just art thou in these thy judgments, thou who art and wast, O Holy One.
Revelation 16:8 The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch men with fire;
Revelation 16:10 The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was in darkness; men gnawed their tongues in anguish
To those tempted to presume (not "assume") that the aforementioned are silly or pseudo-scary myths, legends, make-believe stories, allegories or parables or fables, or plain lies or exaggerations, I am reminded of a situation I heard of in a movie where a questioning and doubting Roman soldier asked a Jew: "You really believe all that stuff about a Death Angel slaying all the first-born in Egypt, opening up the Red Sea for Hebrew Israelites, then collapsing it to drown the entire Egyptian army?" To which the Jew replied, "Well, we're here, aren't we?"
Isn't it amazing that scoffers throughout the decades and centuries (and even now) who have denied Scriptural records and historical accounts as laughable fiction are now silent as stone within their undergrounds graves, while the living saints continue on with their proclamations of belief, while strangely supported with eerie happenstance coincidences causing them to faithfully continue on. As The Word states:
Luke 4:23 And He said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, 'Physician, heal yourself; what we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here also in your own country.'"
Luke 4:24 And He said, "Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his own country.
Luke 4:25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land;
Luke 4:26 and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
Luke 4:27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian."
Luke 4:28 When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath.
Luke 4:29 And they rose up and put Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down headlong.
Luke 4:30 But, passing through the midst of them, He went on His way.