|Vol. V Number 33||November 4,, 2001|
Looking this morning at http://www.drudgereport.com/ (The Drudge Report) shows that there are some in the world that are still celebrating the attack on America. The Chinese Government has been producing videos and computer games glorifying the attack on an arrogant nation. Now we are seeing the true identity of China and others who seemed like they were siding with the U.S. against the terrorists attacks.
Also the French have turned against the United States once again and have sided with the ``enemy.'' Another thing is that all over the world support for the U.S. action against Afghanistan is waning. We are living in a world that is definitely against the U.S. Why this is can be found in the world news from sources outside of the United States. With the advent of the Internet it is possible to read sources that before was hidden from view. When I was growing up in the 1960's I would hear of the Soviet News Agency TASS without knowing what they were saying. Now I can read the wire for myself. It is also handy to be able to read the Middle Eastern News wires and see their view of the situation with the terrorists attacks. Some of them are all for the the attack against the U.S. and some are promoting greater escalation of the attack.
Along with the terrorists attacks against the U.S. there is a move in both houses of the legislature for a national smart ID Card system utilizing the present driver's licenses as a base. The following taken from Washington Post
Larry Ellison, chief executive of Oracle Corp., the world's largest database software maker, said last month that he would donate software to make it possible for the government to create a national ID card system to improve airport security.
Is this a beginning of the mark of the beast mentioned in the Bible? Is using the terrorist attack on the United States a tool used to bring about the true mark of the beast? Also the change in the duties of the FBI, will justify use of government databases to keep track of you. Also, this is going to be mandatory!
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
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