World War Three: The War Drums Sound

Top Australian General’s Leaked Classified Briefing Says War With China A “High Likelihood”

TUESDAY, MAY 04, 2021 – 11:45 PM

Author: Tyler Durden.

Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/top-australian-generals-leaked-classified-briefing-says-war-china-high-likelihood

The leaked content of a fiery anti-China speech and secretive briefing to elite military personnel by one of Australia’s top generals has landed on the front pages of major newspapers from Sydney to Melbourne to London on Tuesday. The confidential address issued by Major-General Adam Findlay, who was then commander of Australia’s special forces and currently advises the Australian Defense Force, had focused on a coming war with China which he said is a “high likelihood”. Publication of the speech’s full key controversial contents is now threatening to plunge China-Australia relations past breaking point.

The April 2020 briefing given to the country’s most elite special forces units was obtained and first published by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and quickly spread to the front page of London’s The Times. The general’s words were leaked by anonymous sources. He had detailed that China is now engaged in “grey zone” covert operations against Australian and Western allied interests and that Aussie defense forces must prepare for the “high likelihood” of this turning into direct war.

General Findlay.



Major-General Findlay was heard in the leaked briefing saying:

“Who do you reckon the main (regional) threat is?” General Findlay asked his troops and officers before answering: “China.”

He continued: “OK, so if China is a threat, how many special forces brigades in China? You should know there are 26,000 Chinese SOF (Special Operations Forces) personnel.”

The revelation comes at a moment of hardened and tense relations with Beijing on trade, diplomatic, and even military fronts, despite China long being Australia’s biggest single trading partner.

The Sydney Morning Herald summarized further of the leaked briefing’s contents as follows:

They say General Findlay told his troops that, if the threat of conflict was realised, the ADF needed to rely not only on traditional air, land and sea capabilities but also on Australia’s ability to use cyber and space warfare.

He also highlighted the need for the ADF to reassert its presence and play “first grade” in south-east Asia and the south-west Pacific, describing how the military had uncovered information showing China was seeking to exploit “our [Australia’s] absence” in the region.

“We need to make sure we don’t lose momentum… get back in the region,” General Findlay said, highlighting Australia’s close ties to Indonesia.

In words sure to add more fuel to the fire of Chinese officials’ outrage, Findlay was further described as saying China knew “Western democracies have peace, and then, when they cross a line, we get really angry.”

“Then we start bombing people. China said, let’s be smarter. Let’s just play below the threshold, before it goes to war,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as saying.


Image source: Royal Australian Navy
And more:

General Findlay said that to “stop war from breaking out” Australia’s military must compete against the “coercive constraints” imposed on Australia by China. In undertaking its own grey zone missions, Australia’s aim was to “put the adversary at a disadvantage, put us at an advantage” and avoid war.

He’s certainly not the first top Aussie official to strongly suggest that a near-future war is coming, but it’s being viewed as more serious given it was a classified briefing to special forces commanders, and thus can’t be chalked up to a politician expressing opinion or speculation, however provocative.

For example just the day before the leaked contents were exposed Tuesday, Senator Jim Molan wrote in an op-ed in The Australian newspaper that he believes a war is “likely”…

It wouldn’t start as a direct war between Australia and China, but would more likely be a war that Australia could find itself fighting on behalf of its most powerful ally, Senator Molan said.

“Many ordinary Australians, not just those who have personally experienced global conflict, are awakening to the sombre reality that war is not just possible in our region, but likely,” he wrote.

“Armed to the teeth, adversaries are maneuvering ships and planes around each other, intimidating and threatening, loaded with real weapons of war, forging alliances.”

He said Australia would be making a mistake if leaders do not act now to strengthen a military that is not capable of winning a war against “a peer opponent”.

Of course, the “most powerful ally” being referenced here is the United States, revealing the apparent increased anxiety in Canberra that the confrontational attitude between Washington and Beijing being played out even on the ground in places like the South China Sea will inevitably drag Australia into the mix.



There’s also the distinct possibility that all of this “drums of war” rhetoric of late coming out of Australian officials’ mouths and pens may be part of a coordinated effort at drastically increasing defense spending and psychologically preparing the public for a more confrontational bit of muscle-flexing with Beijing.

Woke-ism: The Rise and Rise of the Anti-Christ Religion.

Author: The Moderator.

In general terms, the Woke social justice movement shares common values with traditional Christianity. The values of equality, respect, caring for those in need, justice and sharing things for the common good are admirable qualities of woke-ism. Within Christianity, this is seen in:

Acts 2:44–47 (NKJV):  Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

Acts 4:32–35 (NKJV): 32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. 34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.

Differences are obvious within the daily application of such shared values. A great disparity exists between Christianity and Woke-ism with the issue of immediacy of justice. The Woke incessantly demand change and that all of their desires to be met, regardless of morality, laws and existing traditions. Christians are always asked to consider the actions of God while seeking justice.

Romans 12:17–21 (NKJV): Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

In contrast, Woke culture wishes to attain immediate results, even if it is through the pursuit of violent riots, protests and looting. This immediacy and need for conflict to force change has generated a “cancel culture”. The self-justified woke adherents seek to cancel an entire person’s status, employment and social media reputation from the entire planet. One may liken this to a virtual act of bloodless execution against a person that they hate. Cancel culture is an expression of hate, and it is only a slight margin of difference between cancelling a person’s status from cancelling the entire person from the entire Earth (i.e. murder).

Christians live and work in the Lord with the trust that, at the end of days, Christ will return and reign over His gloriously peaceful Kingdom:

Isaiah 11:6–9 (NKJV): The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea.

Christians are required to submit to the authority of Christ as well as the laws of the land:

Romans 13:1–7 (NKJV): Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

In recent years, ‘mostly peaceful protests’ have turned into murderous, violent, fiery protests. Insurrections and destructive protests, regardless of political affiliation, are against people, property, laws of the state and against the will of the Lord. The states and countries who fail to maintain civil peace through law and order are negligent and have failed their citizens. As Paul states, love is the fulfillment of God’s will.

Romans 13:8–10 (NKJV): Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Woke culture endorses the world view that one race is greater or less than another, which logically concludes with the need for reparations and limitation of status and opportunities for ‘privileged’ races or groups. Certainly, if there is evident unfairness or inequality, then this should be resolved and monitored to ensure that all races and all groups have equal rights, freedoms and access to justice. The glaring problem with woke-ism is that it justifies the degradation of other groups and races. This ignores the fallen nature of humanity and the hypocrisy of such an act.

All are sinners: Romans 5:12 (NKJV): Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…

Hypocrisy: Matthew 7:1–5 (NKJV): Judge  not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgement you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Woke-ism is a false religion antithetical to the love of God. By resembling closely the values of equality, respect, justice and sharing the common good, Woke-ism is a trojan horse or a fifth column full of hate, racism and lawlessness. This is anathema to the love of God.

Jesus, the Son of God, is the pinnacle of love and sacrifice by redeeming sinful humanity through his redemptive work on the cross. Jesus redeems all who believe upon Him regardless of their age, race or gender. Woke culture, on the other hand, is envious and demands that other people make a sacrifice for its cause. The only love displayed by the woke is self-love before the idol of humanism.

Jesus asks us to forgive those who harm us and to model Christlike behaviour so that, we, as brothers and sisters in Christ, may be part of His eternal family.

Luke 6:27–36 (NKJV): “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

Woke culture is unforgiving and will unnecessarily find evidence of the most minor social sin or mistake endlessly. They will ignore apologies and insist on the harshest penalties for the person who has offended them. This is in stark contrast to Christ, who commands us to forgive others so as to be forgiven.

Matthew 6:14–15 (NKJV): “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

We live in dangerous times when radical humanism, through critical race theory, has blinded the population to instigate a false utopia on Earth. Like all godless utopias, this too is destined to fail. We are in the end times and Satan has developed a counterfeit image of God’s Kingdom, a kingdom that is selfish, merciless, unforgiving and self-righteous. The citizens of this counterfeit kingdom choose to force others to do as they do, and believe as they believe. Woke-ism and Cancel Culture are signs of a rising anti-christian religion. True Christians will never deny the Lord, who is the only Hope,  Light and Truth in this fallen world. Upon the appearance of the Anti-Christ, Christians will be persecuted because they will never relinquish their love and faith in Christ.

2 Timothy 3:1–7 (NKJV): But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Woke-ism embraces victim-hood. An adherent of this cult is quick to absolve themselves from responsibility and guilt in order to project it upon other people and races. Instead, God will judge our own thoughts, words and deeds – regardless of social status, gender, race or age.

Psalm 7:8 (NKJV): The Lord shall judge the peoples;
Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness,
And according to my integrity within me.

Most Christian Churches have been infected by the cancerous humanism of woke-ism. Be wary of anyone who preaches division of race, reparations for historic injustice, and is also unforgiving and condemns people or groups for opposing woke-ism. These are false prophets who are sowing division, instead of uniting the Body of Christ. The Anti-Christ spirit will show in those who protest for peace while inciting violence, looting and killing. The evil spirit also thrives in those who encourage guilt and unforgiveness when Christ has plainly commanded mercy and forgiveness to the least one of us. They preach the necessity of giving when they sacrifice nothing and gain much; they speak lies and hide the truth; they tolerate much evil, yet cannot tolerate biblical truth. These preachers are the blind, leading the lost, into a pit of everlasting flames.

Matthew 7:15–20 (NKJV): “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Nuclear War Possible Within Days as Russia-Ukraine situation escalates out of control

Moderator’s Disclaimer: The opinions expressed are the author’s own and do not reflect the views of Online Church for Christ. This excerpt does not include the entirety of the political analysis. The full article is here: https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/nuclear-war-possible-within-days-as-russia-ukraine-situation-escalates-out-of-control

H. TURNER 20 APRIL 2021 

Nuclear War Possible Within Days as Russia-Ukraine situation escalates out of control

United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) has issued a Posture Review pointing out that an adversary may choose to use NUCLEAR WEAPONS first rather than wait until they are losing a war.

Their precise language “Posture Statement Preview: The spectrum of conflict today is neither linear nor predictable. We must account for the possibility of conflict leading to conditions which could very rapidly drive an adversary to consider nuclear use as their least bad option.”


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When USSTRATCOM puts out something like they just put out, its time to be paying attention.

For reader help, I have added a map showing the likely targets of a massive nuclear attack upon the United States.   If you are in or near any of these places, you need to have plans to evacuate to somewhere else.  The target map, below, can be clicked TWICE to expand it fully (this article continues at length, beneath the map):

In the eyes of NATO, any enemy (including Russia) have no chance of winning a war.

It’s just how they see it.

Now, an enemy that is forced to fight NATO, or is willing to attack NATO unprovoked (reasons are irrelevant to the discussion) have a number of options, ranging from good to bad.

But the “good” or the “bad” is subjective, and depends on who is defining what is “good” and “bad.”

For instance, in this case, if Russia launches a surprise massive nuclear attack against U.S. silos, in order to destroy as many nukes as they can, from the point of view of Russia, this is a “good” option, militarily speaking.

In the eyes of U.S. Strategic Command, such an attack would be “bad” . . . for Russia…but the LEAST bad.

The U.S. Strategic Command assumes that Russia will not use nukes in the initial phase of the war, but rather AFTER the war starts, and Russia is losing.

This is the military doctrine of NATO, which assumes (totally wrong) that a nuclear war will start AFTER a conventional war that leads to conditions (read : losing) for one side to use nuclear strikes as a hail Mary.

So, in a sense, if Russia and Ukraine start a war, NATO gets involved (U.S. being the main actor), Russia will not be able to conventionally compete against NATO forces, so Russia might choose to use nukes.

Of course, the US whines and moans “If only Russia will play how U.S. Strategic Command wants…”   Russia already KNOWS that if NATO gets involved with the Ukraine situation, they will lose a conventional war.

To assume that Russia will get bogged down in a war against a much superior force, and simply lose troops and assets UNTIL it’s clear that it is losing…THEN using nukes, is the epitome of stupidity.

The moment NATO gets involved in a serious manner (starts mobilizing tens of thousand of troops, hundreds of planes, dozens of ships, etc. etc.), Russia will NOT WAIT until those forces attack, see if they lose, and THEN use nukes.

No.

Russia will use nukes the moment the U.S. and NATO start mobilizing a number of forces and assets that will crush Russia.

U.S. Strategic Command seems unable to understand that Russia will use nukes BEFORE a Russia-NATO war even starts.

Or maybe they do understand, and what they say to us, the plebes, is to make us believe that they don’t.

A few days ago, Russia expelled ten American Diplomatic Personnel and “suggested” that Ambassador John Sullivan leave to, for “consultations” with the US Government.

The ten Diplomats departed Russia, but Sullivan LAST NIGHT issued a public statement saying he REFUSES to leave Russia despite their “suggestion.”  It was publicly reported this way by AXIOS:

New: The U.S. ambassador to Russia is refusing to leave after the Kremlin “advised” him to return home following new Biden administration sanctions, two sources briefed on the situation tell Axios.

Here we are, eight hours later, the Associated Press is reporting “US Ambassador John Sullivan is returning to the US for consultations . . . but vows to return in a couple weeks.

Russia just showed him what’s what.

MILITARY STATUS

As of this morning, Ukraine has 110,000 troops massed on the borders of Luhansk, Donetsk (Collectively “The Donbas”).  Russia has its 2nd and 3rd Armies massed on the other side of Luhansk and Donetsk, and partly inside Crimea.  In addition, Ukraine has about 450 tanks, about 800 pieces of artillery also massed.

The US and NATO have about 40,000 troops in theater, but in countries nearby Ukraine, NOT in Ukraine itself.  The US began shipping tanks, APC’s, fighter jets and ammunition last week.  That US build-up continues to this minute.

Russia has about 200,000 military troops massed.  This includes 1,300 tanks, 1,300 artillery, 380 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), 300 fighter jets / bombers, 3,700 drones, 280 helicopters, 26 ships (of which 8 are big amphibious ones), 4,000+ Armored Personnel Carriers (APC’s), along over 1,000 km of front. 


TURNER ANALYSIS

The really funny thing is that Russia didn’t start moving ANY TROOPS into the area until Ukraine passed what’s ostensibly a written declaration of war, AND moved 98,000 troops up to the Donbass and Crimea regions.

The most they had done up to that point was deliver several tons of fuel and ammunition to the local defense forces in Luhanks and Donetsk so that they could at least fight back if Ukraine tried something.

What’s not being reported in any media except here, and not being mentioned by __any__ political representatives anywhere, is that Ukraine itself moved up a substantial percentage of it’s entire army and called up reservists which is what started this whole massing-of-troops.

Somehow that’s just lost in the conversation.

The 150k or so Russian troops scattered around the region are barely numerically superior to what Ukraine has moved to the front lines.

We’re seeing more news about additional units the Ukrainians are moving up, but for the most part the people in power have done a phenomenal job of keeping people from realizing that Ukraine is very much the aggressor and what we’re seeing from the Russians up until very recently is just the bare minimum you’d want to defensively respond with.

The Russians outright can not afford to lose Crimea, the Kerch strait bridge, their naval port, or the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany.  These things represent untold tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars of Russian capital outlay.

Russia is, in a very real way, protecting their investments, to say nothing of the ethnic Russians who Ukraine wants to genocide!

Should Russia lose the Crimea, it’s naval base, the bridge, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, it would be an economic shock severe enough to unwind the entire Russian economy at this point.

This isn’t about national pride or imperialism for the Russians, it’s quite literally a fight for national survival.

As someone who has watched this conflict since it’s beginning during the Euromaidan stuff, I have gained a respect for Russian President Putin and the key players like General Shogui and Foreign Minister Lavrov who have shown restraint, humanitarian concern, and wisdom in their handling of this entire crisis.

The reality of what they have done and said so far is in extremely stark contrast to how they are portrayed in western media to a point that makes me feel quite sick.

It’s uncomfortable knowing that my nation is on the wrong side of all this, and that if my nation’s leaders get their way MILLIONS WILL SUFFER.

It’s sobering to realize that things have gone this far astray.

I sincerely hope that President Putin is even one tenth the leader I believe him to be because in a very real way his handling if this situation represents the only hope for millions not to be plunged into unending death and misery.

Of course, NATO conventional superiority is well documented, and many, many people rely on that assessment to think Russia would automatically lose any conventional war.   Margarita Simonyan, the head of Russian Television went so far as to say

” . . . the West’s behavior on sanctions – led by America “like some kind of a raging Santa Claus on antidepressants or opiates” – acted as an incitement to the Kremlin to gain full control of the Russian-speaking Donbass in eastern Ukraine.”

They view us as a raging Santa Claus!  

My assessment:  That’s not far from the truth anymore!

So perhaps this won’t go nuclear . . .  but I expect it will – and fast.   

I have told my radio audience that I believe this war will erupt “on or before May 2.”   I’ve said it repeatedly and publicly.  Given the current deterioration in the situation, I would now not be surprised if this breaks out . . .  within the next 72 hours.

I hope all of you have prepared as best you can with emergency food, water, medicines, a way to generate emergency electric, fuel for the generator and for your vehicles, portable radio with extra batteries, flashlights with extra batteries, fire extinguishers and first aid kits.

If this takes place, there  will NOT be any help coming for you or your family.   Everyone will literally be on their own.

The Russians have spent the past twenty years developing and building nuclear war bunkers for their population.  In those bunkers are food, water, medicines, fuel, machine tools, vehicles.  All the things they need to get-by and recover.   

We in the USA . . .  have none of those things.

Put simply, Russians survive, Americans die.

Imminent War Warning By US Member of Congress

Tulsi Gabbard issues warning about potential war with Russia on Tucker Carlson
(from YouTube transcription)

Note the language that this “will” happen:

Russia has thousands of nuclear weapons aimed towards us that could hit any town or city in America in less than 30 minutes and exact a cost upon every one of us that would result in excruciating death and suffering beyond comprehension. Hundreds of millions of people dying and suffering seeing their flesh being burned from from their bones – this is something that that that you know you can’t really even imagine uh and it’s a cost that that we will all pay.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/iywKH60NUGg

Source: https://marfooglenews.com/2021/04/13/9703/


Tucker
congressman thanks so much for coming on so is this conflict moving toward war and are there leaders in this country who would like to see that do you think

Tulsi Gabbard
it is moving in a very dangerous direction and the question for the american people is are we willing to go to war with russia on behalf of ukraine and we need to understand that such a war would come at a cost beyond anything that we can really imagine because this is not a war that that is just okay this is going to be something that’s happening to someone else somewhere else on the other side of the world no this is something that will directly impact me and you tucker every single one of your viewers and all of our loved ones and this is this is a war that is not a game it’s a war in which there are no winners because you’ve got you know thousands of nuclear weapons that the united states has aimed towards russia russia has thousands of nuclear weapons aimed towards us that could hit any town or city in america in less than 30 minutes and exact a cost upon every one of us that would result in excruciating death and suffering beyond comprehension hundreds of millions of people dying and suffering seeing their flesh being burned from from their bones this is something that that that you know you can’t really even imagine uh and it’s a cost that that we will all pay

Tucker
Why in the world would we ever contemplate going to war with russia honestly

Tulsi Gabbard
it is one that we should not do for those very reasons if you look at the the impacts of what a nuclear war brings it really brings about the end of the world as we know it and our leaders should understand this consequence and take it seriously and this is why president biden instead of continuing to escalate tensions and continuing this new cold war between the united states and russia he needs to de-escalate these tensions kind of you know to take the heat out of it and actually focus on bringing an end to this new cold war because if he doesn’t then it’s not a question of if we go to war with russia if this war ends up with it with a nuclear holocaust it really is then just a question of when and if we continue down this path that we are on it’s something that could happen a lot sooner than any of us think

World War Three Approaches… Watch The Events in Ukraine and Taiwan.

Russian military vehicles with ‘invasion stripes’ descend on Ukraine border
By Jesse O’NeillApril 15, 2021 | 12:28am | Updated
Russian military vehicles with ‘invasion stripes’ descend on Ukraine border



More than 100,000 Russian troops in assault vehicles painted with “invasion stripes” were headed to Ukraine’s border Wednesday, intensifying fears of war between the neighboring nations.

The advancing force includes 1,300 battle tanks, 3,700 drones, 1,300 artillery and mortar units and 380 multiple launch rocket systems, according to documents leaked to the Daily Mirror.

Enlarge ImageRussian tanks sit on Russian-Ukrainian borderline on April 6, 2021.
Russian tanks sit on the Russia-Ukraine border on April 6, 2021.
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Tensions between the countries have been escalating following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea territory in 2014, an attempt by Moscow to keep NATO away from its borders. Ukraine is not a member of NATO, but support for the organization has risen in recent years, and the country is allied with many NATO nations — including the US.

Kyiv has claimed 14,000 people have died in the ongoing conflict, and many fear that Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the COVID-19 pandemic is the right time to attack and control large parts of the country, according to the report.

President Biden made it clear that repercussions against Vladimir Putin and his country for their interference with U.S. policies.


President Biden made it clear that repercussions are planned against Vladimir Putin and his country for their interference with US policies.
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The appearance of painted stripes on Russian armored vehicles headed to the front lines reminded military experts of similar stripes on tanks used by the Soviet army during the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Mirror reports. The stripes are used as a deterrent to friendly fire.

The Russian armored vehicles headed to the frontlines reminded military experts of tanks used by the Soviet Army during the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia.
The Russian armored vehicles headed to the front lines reminded military experts of tanks used by the Soviet army during the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia.
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The military exercise could also be seen as a challenge to the US, as President Biden is expected to impose sanctions against Russia for election interference, hacking and bounties on troops in Afghanistan.

Warships of the Russian navy’s Caspian Sea flotilla sailing on the waters that separate Russia and Ukraine on April 13, 2021.
Warships of the Russian navy’s Caspian Sea flotilla sail on the waters that separate Russia and Ukraine on April 13, 2021.
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A tank is deployed in Russia
A tank is deployed as tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine.
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The Biden administration has sent warships to the Black Sea to defend against the military buildup, and Russia has warned the US to stand down.

The Kremlin has claimed it is offering protection to pro-Russian citizens in East Ukraine, warning of a return of “Nazi Europe,” according to the article.


A Ukrainian serviceman walks along a trench at a position on the front line with Russia-backed separatists near Gorlivka, Donetsk region

Source: https://nypost.com/2021/04/15/russian-military-vehicles-descend-on-ukraine-border/

As We Speak..

Source: Show Notes for Marfoogle News
https://marfooglenews.com/2021/04/15/as-we-speak/

Russia has announced that it’s closing the strategic Kerch Strait until October under guise of military exercise.
This effectively closes the Ukrainian ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk to traffic.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is pissed
“Such actions of the Russian Federation are yet another attempt, in violation of the norms and principles of international law, to usurp the sovereign rights of Ukraine as a coastal state, since it is Ukraine that has the right to regulate shipping in these waters of the Black Sea,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

МИД Украины протестует в связи с ограничением РФ свободы судоходства в Черном море
МИД Украины протестует в связи с ограничением РФ свободы судоходства в Черном море
Министерство иностранных дел Украины выражает решительный протест в связи с объявлением РФ…


The Biden administration targeted Russia with sweeping sanctions and diplomatic expulsions Thursday, punishing Moscow for its interference in the 2020 US election, its SolarWinds cyberattack and its ongoing occupation and “severe human rights abuses” in Crimea.

Biden imposes new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference and cyber hacks – CNN Politics

The Biden administration targeted Russia with sweeping sanctions and diplomatic expulsions…
Joe Biden declares national emergency with regard to Russia in a letter to congress over Crimea and Ukrain (and election meddling)

Biden declares national emergency at Ukraine-Russia border — but calls back US warships

The Biden administration declared a national emergency on Thursday, slapping sanctions on …


UK summons Russian ambassador over ‘malign behaviour’ and Ukraine

Britain’s foreign ministry said it summoned Russia’s ambassador on Thursday to express its concern about “malign behaviour” by the Russian state and show London’s support for actions announced earlier in the day by U.S. President Joe Biden.

UK summons Russian ambassador over ‘malign behaviour’ and Ukraine | Reuters

Britain’s foreign ministry said it summoned Russia’s ambassador on Thursday to express its…
Poland has expelled three Russian diplomats in relation to cyber-attacks carried out on the United States by the Russian Federation.
The news of the expulsions came after the Russian ambassador was summoned to a meeting at the Polish Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

Poland expels three Russian diplomats over cyber attacks

Poland expels three Russian diplomats over cyber attacks
Poland has expelled three Russian diplomats in relation to cyber-attacks carried out on th…
Biden to deliver a speech at 4:30 ET 1:30 PT about Russia

Biden to deliver remarks on Russia at 4:30 p.m./2030 GMT
Biden to deliver remarks on Russia at 4:30 p.m./2030 GMT
U.S. President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Russia at 4:30 p.m./2030 GMT on Thursday …
Ukraine will consider arming itself with nuclear weapons if it does not become a member of the NATO military alliance, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany said.
“Either we are part of an alliance like NATO and contribute in this way to making Europe stronger … or we are left with the other option, which is to arm ourselves,” Ambassador Andriy Melnyk told Deutschlandfunk radio Thursday.

Ukraine mulls nuclear arms if NATO membership not impending: envoy
Ukraine will consider arming itself with nuclear weapons if it does not become a member of…
Russia says Moscow will respond to U.S. sanctions, summons U.S. envoy
Russia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday it was “unavoidable” that Moscow would respond to new U.S. sanctions and that it had called in Washington’s ambassador in Moscow for “tough talks”.

Russia says Moscow will respond to U.S. sanctions, summons U.S. envoy

Taiwan tells Biden emissaries it will counter China’s ‘adventurous manoeuvres’ with U.S
Yimou Lee
Thu, April 15, 2021, 12:47 PM·2 min read

Source:https://news.yahoo.com/taiwans-tsai-says-chinas-military-024712084.html

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen gives a speech after visiting the Navy’s 131st Fleet in Keelung

By Yimou Lee

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen told emissaries visiting at U.S. President Joe Biden’s request on Thursday that the island would work with the United States to deter threats from Chinese military activities.

Former senior U.S. officials, including former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd and former Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James Steinberg, are visiting Taipei in a trip to signal Biden’s commitment to Taiwan and its democracy.

Tsai told the U.S. delegation in a meeting at the Presidential Office that Chinese military activities in the region have threatened regional peace and stability.

“We are very willing to work with like-minded countries, including the United States, to jointly safeguard the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific and deter adventurous manoeuvres and provocations,” Tsai said.

She vowed to continue to cooperate with the United States to counter “cognitive warfare” and misinformation, but did not elaborate.

Dodd told Tsai the Biden administration would be Taiwan’s “reliable, trusted friend,” which will help the island expand its international space and support its investment in self defence.

He added the U.S. partnership with Taiwan is “stronger than ever” and that the visit was to reaffirm Biden’s commitment to the island.

Tsai also told the delegation that Taiwan looks forward to resuming trade talks with the United States as soon as possible. Taipei has long sought a free trade deal with Washington.

Dan Biers, director of the State Department’s Office of Taiwan Coordination, is also part of the delegation.

Taiwan is China’s most sensitive territorial issue and a major source of contention with Washington, which is required by U.S. law to provide the island with the means to defend itself.

Taiwan has complained over the last few months about almost daily missions by China’s air force near its air defence identification zone (ADIZ). Twenty-five Chinese aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan’s ADIZ on Monday in the largest reported incursion to date.

China announced on Wednesday it would begin five days of live-fire drills off a part of its coast facing Taiwan, which Taiwan’s Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng told reporters the country would pay close attention to.

“There’s some psychological impact, but don’t get too worked up about this. Everyone should have confidence in the armed forces,” he said.

Chiu will meet with the visiting Americans, his deputy Chang Che-ping told lawmakers.

The unofficial U.S. visit, which a White House official called a “personal signal” of the president’s commitment to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, is further straining Sino-U.S. relations.

China on Wednesday described its military exercises near Taiwan as “combat drills” and said the meeting of the U.S. officials with Tsai “will only exacerbate the tense situation in the Taiwan Strait”.

(Reporting by Yimou Lee; Additional reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Gerry Doyle)

Pentagon Confirms UFO Incident in 2019

Pyramid-shaped UFOs swarm above Navy destroyer

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by: Matt AdamsDuncan PhenixGeorge KnappPosted: Apr 8, 2021 / 06:01 PM PDT / Updated: Apr 8, 2021 / 06:01 PM

Source: https://www.mysterywire.com/ufo/mystery-wire-podcast-new-ufo-photos-and-video/

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MYSTERY WIRE — Amazing images have been leaked from a secretive Pentagon investigation of UFOs.

The Task Force has been gathering evidence for a comprehensive report for Congress which is due in June that includes photographs and videos of UFO encounters with U.S. military assets, including Navy destroyers off the southern California coast.

Part of the report is to educate other military and intelligence officials about the nature of the UFO mystery.

The new images were gathered by the Task Force and obtained by investigative filmmaker Jeremy Corbell, who confirmed their authenticity. Mystery Wire has independently confirmed that the visual materials are included in the briefing presentation prepared by the UAP Task Force.Navy images showing trans-medium Sphere travel from the air to underwater. (Image sourced by @JeremyCorbell)Still images from video recorded by the U.S. Navy showing Pyramid shaped UAPs flying above the USS Russell. (Image sourced by @JeremyCorbell)

Mystery Wire Podcast: Pyramid-shaped UFOs swarm above Navy destroyer

One remarkable video was recorded in July 2019 by Naval officers using a night vision device, showing what appear to be pyramid shaped objects hovering 700 feet above a Navy destroyer.

Jeremy Corbell (extraordinarybeliefs.com)

“This (video) was taken on deployment from the USS Russell,” Corbell said. “It shows what they described as vehicles. And they made a great distinction. They made sure in this classified briefing, they made a great distinction that this is not something that we own either a black project, this is not something of a foreign military, that these were behaving in ways that we did not expect. And that they were you know shaped non aerodynamically. Like pyramids, these are flying pyramids!”

The video is one of several forms of visual evidence gathered by the UAP Task Force to document bizarre encounters reported by the U.S. Navy during the past two years, including photos of three stationary drones of unknown origin, reported earlier this week.

This is a developing story. Mystery Wire will update this story as needed.

Nike And Famous Rapper Releases “Satan Shoes” With Human Blood In Them, Only 666 Pairs Made

by Andrew Bieszad on March 27, 2021 in FeaturedGeneral

Rapper Montero Hall, known publicly as Lil Nas X, skyrocketed to fame in 2029 with his song “Old Town Road” and has remained in the public attention since then. The rapper, who is an open homosexual and has made videos with blatantly occult themes, now is releasing a limited line of ‘satan shoes’, which claim to have human blood in them and are limited to 666 pairs.

Lil Nas X is reportedly all set to release a pair of exclusive “Satan-themed shoes,” and fans can’t seem to quite wrap their heads around this peculiar development.

Just a day after his Montero “Call Me By Your Name” music video took the internet by storm, Montero Lamar Hill, aka Lil Nas X, found himself on the Twitter trending page yet again, after his latest collaboration with retail start-up MSCHF surfaced online:

A limited edition collab, the Nike-style shoes have been modeled on the lines of the popular Air Max ‘ 97 and are priced at a steep $1,018.

If the association with Satan wasn’t already established enough, what’s interesting to note is that there are reportedly 666 pairs that have been manufactured, with each pair bearing a message from Luke 10: 18 of The Bible which reads:

“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”

However, the most sinister reveal lies in the soles of the pair, which are reportedly filled with 66cc of red ink and “one drop of human blood”.

In light of this unconventional collaboration, Twitter was soon abuzz with a slew of reactions. (source)

One can see the website for the shoe release here. It’s openly satanic, and there is no hiding what he is saying. The number ‘666’ on the shoe, the black color, the giant bronze pentagram on the front, the clear red liquid in the shoe bottom, make it very clear that nothing good is associated with these shoes. Likewise, the newest video from this rapper, released at the same time as his shoes (which one can look up on his own) shows the rapper in a variety of sodomitic and demonic scenes until at the end, the rapper dies and slides down a stripper pole into hell where she twerks on and simulates being sodomized by the devil before killing him and taking his place.

However, what one should be concerned about is not merely the satanic imagery. In fact, that might be considered at best a secondary concern. Yet what could be worse that the obvious?

What is worse is that Nike is the one who manufactured these shoes.

The rapper did not make these shoes. It is doubtful he would know the first thing to do. He certainly supports the concept, and is clearly one who supports evil things, but he ultimately is just a useful food, a willing pawn, one who cares more about power and influence than about truth or moral right. What is more disturbing are the actions of Nike, because the corporation is the one- and not just “the company”, but the specific individuals in R&D, marketing, customer service, and leadership -who supported, created, engineered, marketed, and are profiting from the sale of these shoes.

The real blame is more with Nike. Nike did not have to market these shoes. Nobody forced them to do this. This is an action made by their free choice. It is also unlikely they are making much money from these shoes anyways, but rather are profiting off of promoting satanism. This is the real commodity, not the shoes being marketed to people.

No amount of ‘activism’ is likely to stop these people at this point, because the reason that Nike is able to market such shoes is because, clearly, they believe they have enough popular support to be able to sell these shoes without too much open backlash that threatens their bottom line.

Companies and even government do not care about the backlash, because it has no real effect on their ability to do business, for that is the only kind that they care about.

The country is changing. This isn’t about rap, or any one particular kind of music, but that open demon worship is now being accepted in society, and the marketing of this stuff is the proof of it.

Likewise, ask yourself, what has the ‘conservative’ movement done to stop this? The conservative movement has not conserved anything, except for putting a temporary hold on the status quo.

What one is looking at here is a view of the future with these shoes.

It gives me no joy to say that the Christians have lost the culture wars, because the consequences are going to be serious. Christianity is no longer a ‘profitable’ thing, but rather, anti-Christian causes have become popular, and even arguably profitable to promote. This is just part of the result here, and it is not going to get better, for this is just the obvious. It is often the less obvious things- such as the public embrace and defining of the culture by the sins which cry out for divine vengeance, and punishing those who stand against them -that are more serious, as their end result is thing such as the above.

If it took thirty years- 1987 to 2017 -for the US to completely embrace sodom, what will the US look like if patterns do not stop in 2047?

One can only imagine.

Source: http://shoebat.com/2021/03/27/nike-and-famous-rapper-releases-satan-shoes-with-human-blood-in-them-only-666-pairs-made/

UK MPs Declare Prayer, Christian Teaching As ‘Harmful’

by Andrew Bieszad on March 19, 2021 in Featured, General

One of the very serious dangers in the Western world that we are seeing happen is that the society is fundamentally rejecting two thousand years of Christian history. This process has been long in the making, and is just an extension of the general repaganization of Europe that is not a new problem. However, it is reaching unprecedented heights in her history that if they continue will have dire consequences.

In many parts of Europe, such as Albion and Scandinavia, Christianity really is dead. However, now not only is it just dead, but the society itself is turning against what little remains. These people are not the Muslims, but the ‘natives’, as the Christian Post reports, UK MPs, including PM Johnson, attacked Christian teaching on Sodom and prayer as ‘harmful’ and in need of government regulation.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson described therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction as “repulsive” and vowed to end so-called conversion therapy days after Parliament members likened prayer and fasting to such past practices as electroshock therapy and “corrective rape.”

Johnson apologized last Friday amid complaints from activists that his government has delayed taking action on the issue of gay conversion therapy after he declared in July 2020 that the practice was “absolutely abhorrent” and vowed to ban such therapies.

According to The Telegraph, three of his advisers who identify as LGBT “quit over a lack of progress.”

Proponents of such a ban say the practice is cruel, ineffective and contributes to suicide among LGBT-identifying people.

During a trip to Belfast last week, the prime minister described the practice of trying to change someone’s sexuality as “repulsive,” according to Sky News. Johnson reportedly noted that the issue was “technically complex” but assured that he was committed to outlawing conversion therapy.

“I think this practice is repulsive and I think it’s abhorrent and I’m sorry these advisers have gone but be in no doubt that we will deal with this issue,” he told reporters. “It is technically complex to deal with but we’re determined to take further steps to stamp it out.”

At a Westminster Hall debate titled “LGBT Conversion Therapy” last Monday, members of the Petitions Committee discussed a petition demanding that the government criminalize the practice of so-called conversion therapy and criminalize the act of sending people abroad to attend conversion therapy.

Conversion therapy is defined as any effort to change one’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

During the debate, pastoral support was also branded as a form of conversion therapy and described as “torture.”

Eliot Colburn, a Conservative member of Parliament and a member of the Petitions Committee, led the debate and said the practice shows up in several ways, “from pseudo-psychological treatments and aversion therapies to practices that are religiously based, such as purification or fasting,” according to the Christian Institute. (source)

This unfortunately is not a surprise. It was bound to happen, for if the UK, like the US, is a major promoter of the sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance, given its inability to be reconciled with Christianity, in a society that is no longer Christian it is inevitably going to bring conflict.

An important and dangerous trend to watch for is going to be the increase in anti-Christian activity in the US and UK, and with that, as this article suggests, laws that follow to enforce said new changes being made in the name of ‘rights’ at the expense of Christian belief. If the pattern continues, it may come to a future where, as it was in the past, being a Christian may be illegal and dangerous, and something synonymous with being a domestic terrorist or even just an ‘enemy’ of the social order.

In other words, the catacombs may be a page in history, but the same story could repeat again, but now with modern technology and tools.

Source: http://shoebat.com/2021/03/19/uk-mps-declare-prayer-christian-teaching-on-sodom-as-harmful/

Grandmother captures image of ‘demon’ standing over her granddaughter’s bed

A horrified grandma has captured an image of “a demon” standing over her grandchild’s bed after setting up a camera in the infant girl’s room because she was heard telling someone to “go away” in the night.

Source: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/terrified-grandma-spots-demon-lurking-over-babys-cot/news-story/37fff608396ba24e4678634d61f63047

Author: Patrick Knox, The Sun

A terrified grandma in the United States has pleaded for help after spotting a “demon” lurking over her baby granddaughter’s cot.

After the first alleged encounter, Tory McKenzie, from Las Vegas in Nevada, set up a motion-activated camera in Amber’s room and left it there for a number of days.

Her alleged supernatural ordeal began when two-year-old granddaughter Amber McKenzie was heard warning an invisible intruder to “go away” at Ms McKenzie’s son’s house.

So she set up a motion-activated camera pointed at the bed.

When Ms McKenzie checked the footage she was claimed to see a “horned” figure with “long claws” standing inches away from the sleeping girl and her seven-month-old brother Michael McKenzie.

The “creature” can apparently be seen in stills taken from the footage loitering in the room close to the kids’ cots.

Ms McKenzie has tried to rid the house of the “evil presence’” by burning oils but this resulted in cabinets and curtains being bizarrely opened and closed and music playing.

In desperation, she turned to a Facebook group and begged for help on how to deal with the ghostly goings-on.


“It was so shocking when I saw it. I had to do a double-take,” Ms McKenzie said.

“The first thing I saw was horns on its head, so you immediately think it’s the devil or a demon.

“When we caught videos of the orbs we thought it was a family member looking after the kids, but that picture, I have no idea. It’s terrifying.”

Ms McKenzie’s cry for help has resulted in her being accused by people on social media of faking the footage.

However, she says this is impossible.

“Everybody was asleep, so it couldn’t have been my son or his partner. We have still shots of him in there and it looks nothing like that. I know that it’s something supernatural,” Ms McKenzie said.

“I’m not that talented when it comes to technology to fake the photo, and I didn’t share it on my own page so it’s not like I was trying to get attention from it.”

Ms McKenzie’s home is only around 20 years old so she was surprised that paranormal activity appeared to be taking place.


THE NUMBER ONE SIGN WE ARE AT THE VERY END OF THE END TIMES!

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition…” 2 Thessalonians 2:30NOVEMBER 26, 2018 2:02 PM by Lyn Leahz.

FNN Featured Article by Lyn Leahz

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition…” 2 Thessalonians 2:30NOVEMBER 26, 2018 2:02 PM by Lyn Leahz

What is the most obvious sign that, not only is the Antichrist about to be revealed, but that we are standing on the precipice of the start of the tribulation?  And how can we know for sure that this particular sign does indeed mean we are that close?

To answer this question, let’s take a look at 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3:

Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,

Verse three specifically tells us “that” Day will NOT come UNLESS the falling away comes first.  Are we seeing the falling away?  I believe so. 

The church has been given over to an ear tickling message and their leaders who preach it.  2 Timothy 4:3-5 tells us, For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”  (As a side note, I would also like to add, for those of you who feel warning people is ungodly or unbiblical; verse 5 commands us to be watchful in ALL things and DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, which is warning people and telling them the truth about Jesus Christ!)

We are seeing a deluge of false teachers, preachers, and people who have given themselves over to their ear tickling messages.

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GotQuestions.Org had one of the best, biblical articles on the matter: 

The Bible indicates that there will be a great apostasy during the end times. The “great apostasy” is mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. The KJV calls it the “falling away,” while the NIV and ESV call it “the rebellion.” And that’s what an apostasy is: a rebellion, an abandonment of the truth. The end times will include a wholesale rejection of God’s revelation, a further “falling away” of an already fallen world.

The occasion of Paul’s writing to the Thessalonians was to correct some of the errors concerning the end times that the believers had heard from false teachers. Among the falsehoods was that “the day of the Lord has already come” (2 Thessalonians 2:2). The Christians in Thessalonica were afraid that Jesus had already come, they had missed the rapture, and they were now in the tribulation. Paul had already explained the rapture to them in his first letter (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17). Paul writes his second letter to assure them that, contrary to what they had heard, and despite the persecution they were enduring, the “day of Christ” had not yet come.

We are seeing a deluge of false teachers, preachers, and people who have given themselves over to their ear tickling messages. 

In 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Paul makes it clear that the day of the Lord, a time of worldwide judgment (Isaiah 13:6Obadiah 1:15), will not transpire until two things happen. First, the falling away, or great apostasy, must occur. Second, the “man of lawlessness” must be revealed, he who is called the “son of perdition,” also known as the Antichrist. Once this person makes himself known, the end times will indeed have come. Numerous speculations about the identity of the man of sin, beginning in the first century, have included Caligula, Caius Caesar, Mohammed, Napoleon, and any number of Roman popes. None of them were the Anti-christ.

The man of lawlessness, according to 2 Thessalonians 2:4, is the one who “will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” Clearly, this has not yet happened; no one since Paul’s time has set himself up as God in the Jewish temple. Two thousand years have passed since the epistle was written, and the “day of the Lord” has not yet come. Paul assures us that it will not come until the falling away comes first.

The Greek word translated “rebellion” or “falling away” in verse 3 is apostasia, from which we get the English word apostasy. It refers to a general defection from the true God, the Bible, and the Christian faith. Every age has its defectors, but the falling away at the end times will be complete and worldwide. The whole planet will be in rebellion against God and His Christ. Every coup requires a leader, and into this global apostasy will step the Antichrist. We believe this takes place after the church has been raptured from the earth.

Please pay close attention to the next paragraph here:

Jesus warned the disciples concerning the final days in Matthew 24:10–12: “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.” These are the characteristics of the great apostasy of the end times.

Here are important bullet points from the above verse about the characteristics of the great apostasy of the end times:

-Many will turn away from the faith (Would you say that many people have turned away from the truth of God’s Word? Following a watered down, politically correct, corrupt version, which is a lie, instead?)

-Many will betray and hate each other (Have you noticed both in the news, and looking around in your own life at others, that more and more people seem to be betraying one another for their own personal gain or selfish reasons? And, not only are betraying one another, but filled with hatred, bitterness and unforgiveness as well?)

-Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people (How many self-proclaimed prophets have you seen on the internet who are hearing from God with dates, time frames, warnings, messages and more?  Many have similar messages, and many are also different. Have what these people proclaimed come to pass?  Is what their proclaiming something that is also recorded in the Bible almost word for word?  Aren’t many people losing hope and faith as a result of false prophecies that never come to pass?)

-An increase of wickedness (Just turn on the news or look at the news on the internet.  It’s pretty obvious wickedness is on the rise every day. Sexual immorality, murder and abortion, child abuse, hatred, hate crimes, witchcraft, violence, no conscience, love of money, children killing their own parents, parents killing their own children, etc. The list could go on and on.)

-As a result of an increase of wickedness, the love of MOST will grow cold (The world has moved so far away from the true Biblical definition of love it’s not funny.  We live in a narcissistic self-absorbed society. People are in a hurry and do not have time to care about other people.  As the old saying goes, “It’s a dog eat dog world,” which means “ruthless and competitive.”)

I will leave the answer to the question up to you.  Open your eyes and look around at everything going on in the world, particularly the church (and I don’t mean a building). Given all that you see, do you feel the falling away spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 has taken place? And, if so, according to that same verse, doesn’t it mean the “man of sin, son of perdition (Antichrist), is next on the agenda and at hand?

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, I strongly urge you today to consider. Here is a plan of salvation from AllAboutGod.Com

Plan of Salvation: Rebirth is the Answer to Life’s Most Important Question
Plan of Salvation — We think life’s most important question is “Are you going to heaven when you die?” It is not a question of how good you are, whether you go to church, or how much money you give to charity. God says, in order to go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3).

Plan of Salvation: How can we be Born Again?
The plan of salvation is right in the Bible. God gives us His clear plan for being “born again.” 

First, we must acknowledge God as the Creator of everything, and accept our humble position in God’s creation. “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11). 

Next, we must realize that we are sinners. “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). 

Because we are sinners, we are condemned to death. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God. 

But God loved each of us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear our sin and die in our place. “God demonstrates His love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Although we cannot understand how, God said our sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. Jesus became our substitute. 

In the Bible, a jailer asked his prisoners, Paul and Silas: “’Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ So they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.’” (Acts 16:30-31). 

It’s very clear in the Bible, believe in Jesus as the one who bore your sins, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. It’s Christ’s blood and resurrection that assures us of everlasting life when we call on Him as our Lord and Savior. “For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13). “Whosoever” includes each and every one of us. 

Therefore, if you understand that you are a sinner, and you believe that Jesus Christ came as the one and only Redeemer of sin, then you understand the plan of salvation. The question is – are you ready to implement the plan, by receiving God’s gift of His Son, Jesus Christ? If so, believe in Christ, repent of your sins, and commit the rest of your life to Him as Lord:

“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38)

If you decided to receive Jesus today, welcome to God’s family. Now, as a way to grow closer to Him, the Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment.

  • Get baptized as commanded by Christ.
  • Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
  • Spend time with God each day. It does not have to be a long period of time. Just develop the daily habit of praying to Him and reading His Word. Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible.
  • Seek fellowship with other followers of Jesus. Develop a group of believing friends to answer your questions and support you.
  • Find a local church where you can worship God. (Added by Lyn Leahz: make sure you find a good, Bible believing, truth-telling church that preaches the convicting message of truth, not the ear-tickling watered down false love message)