Just a quick update to let y’all know that I’ve been working on a new research project that helps us understand more of the science behind what the Bible appears to be referring to in various prophetic passages. Our last major report, Does the Book of Revelation Describe a Nuclear War, focused largely on the scientific mechanisms that appear to come into play during the first half of the Tribulation. The first half, with the four horsemen, appears to describe largely man-made events. This new research project focuses on the last half, and sciences that may come into play, when God says He will shake the heavens and move the earth out of its place (Isa 13:13, Joe 3:16, Hag 2:6, 21). Maranatha!
High-speed trains were halted and there were reports of damage to homes and some unconfirmed injuries after the quake, which was felt in the capital Tokyo 180 km (110 miles) away...
The march, highlighted by prayers and dancing, is held monthly on the eve of Rosh Chodesh (the Jewish new month), and will set off from the Western Wall Compound...
Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.
Russia and Pakistan have signed a defence agreement, which is being hailed as a "milestone" military pact, when Moscow's defence minister general Sergey Shoigu visited Islamabad. The accord will boost military cooperation between the two countries and allow them to exchange key information on politico-defence matters.
The head of Iran's Basij paramilitary force has claimed it is raising an army of "millions" to flood Gaza and Syria to support Tehran's allies.
Magen David Adom confirmed that eight other people were reported wounded, including four in serious condition, two in moderate condition and two who sustained light wounds. Two police officers were among the wounded. ...the two suspected Palestinian terrorists, armed with a gun and axes, attacked worshipers after entering a synagogue on Agasi Street in the capital's Har Nof neighborhood.
Nixon said the National Guard would assist state and local police in case the grand jury's decision leads to a resurgence of the civil unrest ...This time, Nixon said the St. Louis County Police Department would be in charge of a unified police command in Ferguson. The St. Louis city police and Missouri State Highway Patrol will help. The governor did not indicate how many National Guard troops would be mobilized, instead leaving it to the state adjutant general to determine.
A grand jury investigation into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is expected to reveal its findings sometime this month, putting many residents who fear riots in the wake of the ruling on edge.
...magnitude 6.6 struck off the east coast of New Zealand on Monday, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties and no threat of a tsunami.
There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake could cause hazardous tsunami waves within 186 miles of the epicenter along the nearby coasts of Indonesia and the southern Philippines. Waves could reach up to 3.28 feet or less, it said.
...made headlines last month as "the biggest sunspot in 25 years." During the second half of October, AR2192 crossed the face of the sun, blasting Earth's upper atmosphere with dozens of solar flares.
The jury was given until Jan. 7, 2015, to reach a decision, but officials expect they will hand down their verdict as early as this weekend. Below are five possible outcomes for Wilson.
The U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said the temblor occurred at a depth of 103 kilometers (64 miles) and had a magnitude of 5.8.
The bank has been burning through its $400 billion in reserves to soften the drop in the ruble, which has lost about half its value since the start of the year as investors pulled money out of Russia and the economy headed toward recession. It spent $30 billion last month alone — an unsustainable rate.
Editor: What if that's the point?
...many medical professionals are unable to help families through the raw emotions that arise when a baby is born with a fetal abnormality. This is what inspired Carissa to find a way to comfort other moms who are in her same shoes.
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