Comet C/2007 N3, Also Known as Comet Lulin
The following news item was of interest:
Killer Comet’s Heading to EarthDaily Star, UK – Feb 9, 2009 excerpt…
A DEADLY comet wafting poisonous gas in its trail is heading straight for Earth.
The comet, called the Lulin, is set to blast into our solar system near the end of this month. An eerie green light in the sky will be visible to the naked eye as it gets closer to its target, our own planet.
Lulin’s green colour comes from the sunlight reflecting off the gases that make up its Jupiter-sized atmosphere.
Jets spewing from the comet’s nucleus contain cyanogen, a poisonous gas found in many comets, and diatomic carbon.
Experts say it is the first time Lulin has made a beeline for us.
But experts reckon Lulin will not actually kill because despite the danger gases, it will still be speeding past earth from a mega 38 million miles away.
The unusual comet is due to be closest on February 24. Star-gazers should make the most of it because it will not be back for a million years.
A Nasa spokesman said: “Dark country skies would be required to see it well.” http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/68995/Killer-comet-s-heading-to-earth/
Now, I do not believe that that Comet N3/Lulin will have a massive impact upon this planet, but the Bible indicates that something from the sky, most probably a comet, will.
Over 1900 years ago, notice what the Apostle John was inspired to write in the Book of Revelation 8:10-11:
Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.
And while that does not have to be a comet, it certainly sounds like one.
In addition to looking like a star falling from the heavens looking like a torch, the comets appear with cyanogen. Astronomers state hydrogen cyanide on comets may be their source of cyanogen gas.
Interestingly, the cyanogen gas mixes with water to form hydrogen cyanide, which has an almond odor and bitter taste, and reportedly causes death at concentrations over 5 parts per million.
And thus for Bible skeptics, the fact that before humans had any idea that comets could produce a poisonous bitter water, it is recorded in the Bible. This should be additional proof to those willing to see that the Bible has been inspired by God.
Perhaps those who realize it will then try to live by it.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
The Bible: Fact or Fiction? This is a booklet written by Douglas Winnail that answers if the Bible is just a collection of myths and legends or the inspired word of God.
Read the Bible Christians should read the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading.
What is the Appropriate Form of Biblical Interpretation? Should the Bible be literally understood? What do the writings of the Bible, Origen, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Augustine show?
Bible and Historical Resources on the Internet Electronic bibles, Two Babylons, early Christian literature, photos, and even links to old Herbert W. Armstrong materials.
Is God’s Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know?