Orthodox Rendering of the Apocalypse
A Russian leader is considering introducing legislation intended to minimize coverage of 2012 doomsday reporting:
“Russian television channels have been filling their audiences with the idea that 2012 is the year of the apocalypse,” A Just Russia lawmaker Andrei Gorshechnikov wrote in a deputy’s inquiry to the city governor. “The reports usually cite the ancient Mayan calendar, which supposedly says the world will end this year.”…
He also said that the “hysteria” could see “naïve” and “trusting” people fall victim to fraudsters an suggested city governor Georgy Poltavchenko consider introducing legislation to “limit the promotion of the end of the world.”…
But Gorshechnikov stressed that he was not calling for a ban on media coverage of the topic.
“I would envisage a voluntary limit to coverage,” he told RIA Novosti. http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120919/176063033.html
People need to search the scriptures (cf. Acts 17:11), for if they do, they will realize that there is no possibility that the Great Tribulation can begin in 2012.
So, while it is true the the world will not end in 2012, this Russian proposal is dangerous for many reasons.
Starting with the original apostles, we in the Church of God have been preaching for a long time that the world as we know it will end. Since the Russians tend to support the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as many of its understandings of prophecy, the time may well come that Russia and/or others will limit the ability of the Philadelphia remnant of the Church of God to get its prophetic warnings out to the world as a witness, as Jesus commanded (cf. Matthew 24:14).
In addition to severe governmental restrictions and persecutions for trying to proclaim the truth during the time of the Great Tribulation, steps are likely to be taken prior to it to minimize the ability of the Philadelphia remnant of the Church of God to get its message out.
Notice also the following:
11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
But shall not find it. (Amos 8:11-12)
The above, to me at least, suggests some type of internet censorship as people will not be able to find the truth. And people can find it all over the world now if they have internet available and a willingness to change and live by what the Bible teaches.
Thus, while the world cannot and will not end in 2012, even proposing such restrictions provide carnal support for the biblical view that other forms of censorship will be coming. And this is extremely likely to include censorship of at least part of the COG message by Western nations as well, including, probably for a time, the United States of America.
But despite government efforts to stop the message, it will get out and the end will come.
Some articles of related interest may include the following:
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama and Julia Gillard be involved in 2012? Have predictions written by Bob Thiel related to Barack Obama and Julia Gillard began to come to pass?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This link also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, world events have aligned with at least 24 predictions in the book and many more will to come to pass. Those who purchase the book at the www.thesecretsect.com website receive a lengthy bonus report documenting world events that aligned with the book.
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect (English Kindle edition). This is the 2nd edition of the book, released in January 2012, and includes a summary of many of the predictions that world events have aligned with since the book originally came out in September 2009.
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta 2012 libro del Dr. Thiel en Español.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache. 2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Kindle Edition)
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel em português. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 24 já começaram a acontecer.
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Brazilian Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel. Edição em português do Brasil. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 24 já começaram a acontecer.
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?