Monday, March 26, 2012
By Paul Martin

By Paul McGuire
March 26, 2012

Geopolitical analysts have analyzed the potential blow-back from an Israeli war with Iran and have projected a variety of scenarios that would affect the United States and other nations. The French International News Service announced Tuesday, March 20, 2012, “The CIA and other US officials admit they now have no information about the Iranian leadership taking the political decision to produce nuclear weapons.” Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that Iran is ready to strike back against either the United States or Israel “at the same level as they attack us.””I am almost certain that such a decision will surely be taken after (any) strikes on Iran,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov observed.

The possibility of World War III and thermonuclear war is no longer a remote academic exercise. Some scientists speculate that if such a global thermonuclear war occurs, it could become an extinction-level event. While some scientists are speculating about a transhumanist future where mankind evolves into a post-human race, others are concerned about how a global thermonuclear war, asteroid impact or some other event could result in the extinction of the human race. When Jesus Christ was sitting near the Temple, He told His disciples specifics regarding what the Bible terms, the “end of the age.” In addition to outlining the signs of the times that would precede His return to earth in His Second Coming, Jesus implied that mankind would not be wiped off the planet due to some random, extinction-level event. Jesus Christ was speaking to His disciples within the specific context that God created the earth and mankind. The universe and mankind were not the result of some random act of evolutionary chance.

“Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?”

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:3-14

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