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October 17 - Saudi King Abdullah's Interfaith Center in Italy to Unify the World's Religions?
Article: One World Religion
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
has been planning for years to find a way to
unite the world's major religions in an effort to help foster peace, and
believes a new international organization to be housed in Vienna, Italy will
help make that dream a reality.
As the institution was officially founded Thursday,
some Christians are likely to start pointing to
interpretations of biblical prophecy about the emergence of a one-world religion
many believe precedes the return of Jesus Christ.
According to media reports, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal,
Austrian Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger and Spanish
Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez Garcia-Herrera oversaw
the signing of a contract between the three nations
Thursday, in which they will cooperate in the building and organization of an
interfaith center in Vienna. Other high level officials from the three nations
were also reportedly in attendance at the treaty signing.
The building, to be called
the "King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and
Intercultural Dialogue," was conceived of by its namesake
and mostly financed by the Saudi government. According to media reports
the center will be composed of a governing body of 12
representatives, among that number will be representatives from Islam (one each
Sunni and Shiite), Christians (one each Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox), a
Buddhist, a Hindu and a Jewish representative.
There will also be a consulting body with 100 representatives from various
faiths, as well as "academics and members of civil society,"
Deutsche Welle news agency reports.
"The thesis is valid that world peace cannot
exist without peace between the world's major religions,"
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said during the signing
ceremony in Vienna, according to Deutsche Welle.
The news agency also reports that Spindelegger said
the organization's structure has been designed to make
sure no single faith has the upper hand and that politics would have no part in
the center's government. Garcia-Herrera also noted that membership would be made
available to other nations.
The Deutsche Well report reveals that
King Abdullah conceived the idea after meeting with Pope
Benedict XVI at the Vatican in 2007. It was after emerging from that meeting
that King Abdullah called on Christians and Muslims to find common ground for
The Sun Daily reports that
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican's department for interfaith
dialogue, while critical of Saudi Arabia's lack of religious freedom, supports
King Abdullah's interreligious plan. He reportedly noted that the Holy See might
seek observer status.
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October 18 - Harold Camping Oct. 21 Rapture: God Stopped Saving People in May, Family Radio Says
Article: Unbiblical Christianity
Family Radio says if you
weren't among those who were saved by May 21, the date of Harold
Camping's Rapture prediction, then it's
When its general manager
Camping made a doomsday prediction back in May that was a "physical"
failure, Family Radio informed the world that God
actually used the much-publicized event "to warn the whole world
that on May 21 [His] salvation program would be finished on that
According to Camping
and Family Radio, the whole world has
been "under God's judgment" since May 21. Everyone, except for the
elect, or "true believers," has been hanging under God's wrath, which
will unfold on Oct. 21.
God was only trying to
shake up the world when He "hid" His actual plans
from Camping, Family Radio purports in a document published on
its website titled "What Happened on May 21?"
On May 21,
"each and every true believer had become
eternally safe with God in Heaven" and "no one who had not become saved
by that date can ever become saved."
If Camping and Family Radio and their supporters hand not
"warned" the world of God's impending doom, more people would not have
been saved by May 21.
Those who came to belief in Jesus Christ after May
21, however, are out of God's good graces, according to Camping. The
period of salvation is over, so any new believers with genuine faith in
Jesus Christ are essentially damned, based on Family
While it purports
that "only God knows who His elect are that He
saved prior to May 21, Family Radio insists that "anyone can continue to
beseech God for mercy because salvation and the election program are
entirely in God's hands." Family Radio closes its explanation of
Camping's failed May 21 prediction by noting,
"You, too, without your knowledge may have become saved before that
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October 20 - 105 dead in Central America after days of rain
Article: Signs Of Teh Last Times
At least 105 people
have died in flooding and landslides provoked by 10 days of heavy rains
in Central America, authorities said Thursday.
More than a million people have been
affected in the region, prompting officials to ask for humanitarian aid
and urge those unaffected to show solidarity.
Almost 60 inches (152 centimeters) of
rain have accumulated in the past 10 days. The cumulative
record of Hurricane Mitch, which devastated the region in 1998, killing
11,000 people, was 34 inches (86 centimeters), said Salvadoran
Natural Resources Minister German Rosa Chavez.
Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes urged the international community to
send humanitarian aid, saying in a televised message to the nation
Wednesday night, "El Salvador is going
through one of the most dramatic disasters in its history."
Guatemala has reported 38
deaths; El Salvador, 34; Honduras, 15; Nicaragua 13 and Costa Rica, 5.
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October 22 - Flood Waters Submerge One Third Of Thailand
Article: Signs Of The Last Times
Thai Prime Minister
Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster
law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief
plan as more than one-third of the
country is underwater.
Yingluck, who said the
move was necessary to streamline relief operations, has ordered the
Defense Ministry and the army to oversee and protect key places.
government has struggled to channel the massive amount of water that has
caused widespread flooding in the country's Central Plains, around the
outskirts of Bangkok.
Yingluck said on
Thursday that it is impossible to
protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades,
adding that they "cannot block the water forever".
Bangkok has so far escaped major flooding as authorities divert water to
areas outside the main capital, but efforts to
keep the city of 12 million people dry have been complicated by a
seasonal high tide.
has been hit by unusually heavy monsoon rains in
the past months, killing at least 320 people in flood-related incidents
and affecting thousands of villages. Currently, about one-third of
Thailand's provinces are affected.
In April and May,
Thailand was also hit by flooding in the country's southern region,
causing billions in damages to their
fishing industry, industrial sector, tourism, and business and trade,
among other areas.
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