January 01, 2009

The Doomsday clock has been moved two minutes closer to the midnight hour

A group of scientists assessing the dangers to civilization have now added climate change to the prospects of nuclear annihilation as the greatest threats to humankind and the Doomsday Clock located in Chicago now stands at five minutes to the hour of midnight.

The directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist held discussions to assess this idea of doomsday threats to civilization and felt that the growing global nuclear instability has led humanity to the brink of a second nuclear age and that the threat posed by climate change is second only to that posed by nuclear weapons.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The assessment by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that we are closer to the midnight hour on the Doomsday Clock goes along with the prophetic scenario for the Last Days that can be found in Bible prophecy.

The concept timepiece, the Doomsday Clock devised by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, was first featured by the magazine some sixty years ago shortly after the US dropped its Atomic Bomb on Japan. According to the scientists, the threats most worrisome included: Iran's nuclear ambitions, North Korea's detonation of an Atomic Bomb, the presence of twenty-six thousand launch-ready weapons by America and Russia, and the inability to secure and halt the international trafficking of nuclear materials such as highly enriched uranium and plutonium.

The concept of a Doomsday Clock does draw ones attention to the reality of the End of the World scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy. The seventeen ancient Jewish prophets in the Old Testament Scriptures reveal the Last Days scenario that alerts all students of Bible prophecy that Doomsday is quickly approaching; however, the Bible does not for the annihilation of all of humankind. Revelation 6:8-9 and 9:15 does however tell us that in the future Day of Judgment, one-half of Earth's population will die in a catastrophic way. Death and destruction is ahead for this Earth and its population according to the prophetic passages of Scripture.

The truth be known, that Doomsday clock may be a bit slow.