CNN: “Biblical Flood 2008”

Flooding in Downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Yesterday while watching the news on CNN, they had a variety of weather related reports.  One of its commentators referred to the flood in Iowa as the “Biblical Flood 2008”.  I believe that he also stated that the governor of Iowa declared 83 of 99 counties in Iowa as disaster areas.

CNN also reported that many in Iowa did not have flood insurance and that the State and Federal governments would need to step in and offer financial aid (which while helpful, will increase the Federal deficit).  CNN also mentioned that the flooding is likely to spread to other places (Illinois was next) as the waters drained down Iowa’s major rivers.

CNN also stated that the USDA believed that corn production would be down 10%.  As there have already been concerns about rice (see Rice and the Beginning of Sorrows) and wheat (see Food Riots: A Sign of the “Beginning of Sorrows”?) around the world, adding corn to that list suggests problems with the supplies of the three major grains in the world.

CNN also reported that about a million in China were displaced by flooding there.

CNN also reported that the large earthquake in Japan this weekend caused a mudslide and several deaths.

While I did not see it mention Myanmar (see also Myanmar Cyclone & China Quake) nor the droughts in the West & Australia, these are also serious concerns that affect many millions.

There was an ABC news story last week, that perhaps I should post some of here today:

Apocalypse Now: Floods, Tornadoes, Locusts

Weather of Biblical Proportions Sets Off Debate Among Theologians and Scientists
ABC News – June 12, 2008…

God’s wrath seems at work these days, as the heavens and Earth have unleashed earthquakes in China, a cyclone in Burma, killer tornadoes and record floods across the U.S. and even a plague of locusts (cicadas) in New England.

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa today, floodwaters forced the evacuation of a downtown hospital after residents of more than 3,000 homes fled for higher ground. A railroad bridge collapsed, and 100 city blocks were underwater…

By the final Book of Revelation in the New Testament, the Earth suffers “Seven Plagues” — from disease to “intense heat” and drought, then finally a shower of deadly hailstones.

And then comes the Apocalypse, the final judgment of man and destruction of the world by fire.

Biblical imagery is all over the news these days — even including a story last week of a New York baby being enwrapped by a snake in its crib, harking back to evil lurking in the Garden of Eden…

Most theologians and scientists don’t take seriously warnings that the end of the world is nigh. But many reputable scholars do lend some credence to the notion that the world is in for some kind of disaster, be it meteorological, ecological or geopolitical.

Though tsunamis, hurricanes and heat waves may not be punishment from God, history teaches that events in the physical world trigger upheaval in society. Civilizations have risen and fallen over drought, famine and water wars.

I would add that the civilization in the USA will be no exception–once we are perceived as weak enough (and the Europeans strong enough)–it will be over for the USA.

I would also comment that most scientists today do not believe in God, so of course they do not see any possible biblical connection.  And would add that most of the world’s theologians do not even understand the basic doctrines of the early church, hence the fact that they do not make connections of world weather issues and the Bible is no surprise.

Jesus, however, told His true followers to “Watch”, and indicated that true Christians would be careful so that they would not be “caught unawares” (Luke 21:34, KJV).

The truth is that we may be in the period of time, PRIOR to the Great Tribulation and “the Apocalypse” that Jesus referred to as “the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8).  And the events that the Bible shows will happen are things that the faithful followers of Christ should be paying attention to.

LCG has long had a booklet of possibly related interest titled “Who Controls the Weather? ” that is available for those interested in more on the weather and Bible prophecy.

Several other articles of possibly related interest may include:

The History of Early Christianity Are you aware that what most people believe is not what truly happened to the true Christian church? Do you know where the early church was based? Do you know what were the doctrines of the early church? Is your faith really based upon the truth or compromise?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans and the Hindu Indians (who were not even on the same continent). Do these Mayan/Hindu/Hopi prophecies have any value? 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?
Universal Offer of Salvation: There Are Hundreds of Verses in the Bible Supporting the Doctrine of True Apocatastasis Do you believe what the Bible actually teaches on this? Do you know that the Bible shows that God will offer salvation to everyone who ever lived? Will all good things be restored? Does God’s plan of salvation take rebellion and spiritual blindness into account?
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism?
Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it. Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?
Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?

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