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News In Review

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Jan 9 2016 - Jan 15,2017 
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 January 1 - Filipinos are in love with the Virgin Mary, and the Baclaran shrine is proof
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Comment from UTT:
 
It is true that an obsession with an adoration for "Mary" is at the heart of  Roman Catholicism in the Philippines. However, when a Filipino person is converted to Christianity away from Marianity, they see that the Bible teaches Jesus Christ is the center of the Christian faith. It is not just in the Philippines that the "mother of Jesus" replaces Jesus Christ. Not only are there shrines and statues dedicated to her all over the world, Roman Catholics consider her a mediator between man and God which the Bible forbids.
 
A long-venerated icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help turned 150 last year, and many Filipinos' Marian devotion has never been stronger. "There is one clear reason for the thousands of devotees who flock to Baclaran: the special Marian piety of the Filipino people," Fr. Joseph Echano, CSsR, rector of the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, told CNA.


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 January 2 - Biometrics As National IDs: It's A Hacked World, After All
 Article: One World Government

Comment from UTT:
 
Welcome to the world of biometrics. Countries around the world are headed towards identifying everyone on the planet by collecting data that at one time was considered personal. Of course now that this plan is well underway, privacy is a thing of the past. While we are told that personal identification is necessary for our personal safety, the ultimate goal is to set up a world control system that will be used to monitor the world's population by the coming New World Order.
 
Starting January 2017, Singapore's government will begin collecting iris images from citizens and permanent residents when they register or re-register for a new National Identity Registration Card or passport, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The change was announced as part of amendments to the National Registration Act, which passed in Parliament in November but will go into effect in January. The iris images will be used as a complementary verification method to photographs and fingerprints.


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 January 5 - The Birth of Half-Human, Half-Animal Chimeras
 Article: Cloning And Genetic Engineering

Comment from UTT:
 
Forty years ago when I was a new Christian, genetic manipulation was being discussed in the realm of science fiction. A chimera, a part human part animal creature, was a term used to describe animal-human creatures that were found in mythology centuries ago. Now, as this article explains, it is a fact that chimeras are now being manufactured in the lab. As the Bible states, whatever man imagines he can do, he can. The question is, how long will this go on before God intervenes? Genetic engineering involves humans defying God and making up their own rules as they believe they are directing evolution.
 
In H. G. Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau, the shipwrecked hero Edward Pendrick is walking through a forest glade when he chances upon a group of two men and a woman squatting around a fallen tree. They are naked apart from a few rags tied around their waist, with "fat, heavy, chinless faces, retreating foreheads, and a scant bristly hair upon their foreheads." Pendrick notes that "I never saw such bestial looking creatures." It is 120 years since Wells first published his novel, and to read some recent headlines you would think that we are veering dangerously close to his dystopic vision. "Frankenstein scientists developing part-human part-animal chimera," exclaimed the UK's Daily Mirror in May 2016. "Science wants to break down the fence between man and beast," the Washington Times declared two months later, fearing that sentient animals would soon be unleashed on the world.


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 January 5 - Biblical Return of 70 Nations as Countries Gather in Paris to Condemn Israel
 Article: Israel And The Last Days

Comment from UTT:
 
The only way to understand why 70 nations from around the world would be meeting for the purpose of showing their hatred towards Israel is to read the Bible which clearly lays out this scenario. This is also a preview of what will happen in the future when the entire world comes against the nation of Israel in a final attempt to wipe them off the map. The only way to understand this is to understand that God has chosen Israel to be His people. Because Satan hates God, it is not difficult to understand where this agenda comes from.
 
High ranking officials from 70 nations of the world will gather in Paris on January 15th in an attempt to force Israel to accept a two-state solution with the Palestinian Authority. By so doing, they will be fulfilling a momentous Biblical prophecy foretold thousands of years ago.


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 January 6 - Risk of catastrophic asteroid impact 'real' - White House
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

Comment from UTT:

I find it very interesting when current events and comments coming from scientists line up with prophetic warnings from the Bible. When we hear that asteroids are a real and immediate threat to our planet, maybe it is time to pay attention to what John saw in his vision as recorded in the Book of Revelation. How sad when the majority of what is called present day Christianity has no interest in these warnings. Those associated with the postmodern mind set along with the Roman Catholic Church are too busy advancing their social gospel program to make a better earth


The US government has proposed an increased global effort to locate 300,000 or so Earth-impact risks and prepare for potential future meteor collisions that could destroy cities.

Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are defined as asteroids or comets that come near our planet's orbit. A recently released White House document entitled 'National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy' details how low-probability, high consequence impacts pose a "significant and complex challenge".


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 January 9 - Re-globalization Heralds an Emerging New World Order
 Article: One World Government

Comment from UTT:
 
While there are some who are saying that current trends in politics indicate a move away from globalization and a New World Order, don't spend too much time keeping your fingers crossed this will happen. While there will be various events that will come and go, the bottom line is that the Bible foretells the final results. There will be a One World New World Order, there will be a One World Leader and there will be a One World Religion.
 
From a historical perspective, globalization and, for that matter, the world history has not been linear in its progress. There have been ups and downs as well as twists and turns. With several decades of fast growth of globalization, the world has reaped unprecedented benefits, but we have also seen the widening gap between the rich and the poor and deeper division between the capital and the labor as predicted by Karl Marx. So, the conclusion should be that globalization will continue but with a different paradigm or narrative, thus ushering in a new era of "reglobalization" wherein China is called upon to play a key role of leadership. China's President Xi Jinping is going to Davos World Economic Forum in January 2017 which again indicates that China attaches great importance to "make globalization and global governance work again" even though now globalization is somewhat in shatters and in urgent need of changes.


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 January 9 - Pope: Religions can help the world find peace, no to weapons and terrorism
 Article: One World Religion

Comment from UTT:
 
When Pope Francis makes a plea for the religions of the world to come together for peace, it is no surprise to those who study Bible Prophecy. Of course this sounds like the answer for those who are either naive or biblically illiterate. Read the Bible. There have been wars over religion since the beginning and there will be wars over religion until the Prince of Peace Jesus Christ returns. What is troubling is the fact that the present Pope makes the claim that all religions worship the same God. Obviously, this is not the God of the Bible. This is the god of this world. Christianity, from a biblical perspective is not a religion. Perhaps this is why Pope Francis is so confused.
 
The action of religions for peace and therefore their commitment to deny that one can kill in God's name, promote disarmament, particularly nuclear, and non-violence, the protection of migrants and children, the protection of nature, the value of religious freedom. These are some of the issues covered this morning by Pope Francis in the long speech addressed to the representatives of 182 states that have diplomatic relations with the Holy See, received for the traditional exchange of new year greetings.  


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 January 10 - Asteroid Almost Collided With Earth While You Were Sleeping
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

Comment from UTT:
 
We have been posting articles about the possibility of asteroids colliding with the earth in the future. Based on this article, maybe the future is now. Even scientists who are supposed to be monitoring the heavens for asteroid threats are beginning to express their alarm. Could we be living in the days described by the Bible when the earth will be hit and devastated?
 

On Monday morning Earth barely escaped being struck by a newly-discovered asteroid dubbed 2017 AG13.The asteroid, belonging to the Aten group of asteroids between 11 and 34 meters in diameter, was spotted by scientists at the University of Arizona-based Catalina Sky Survey just two days before the close flyby, primarily due to its low reflectivity and 16-kilometer-per-second speed.
 



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