But he answered and said unto them,
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah.
In the ancient city of Mosul, Christians have been told they must convert to mohammedism, face the sword, or leave forever. Christianity in Iraq is on the brink of extinction. Churches have been laid to ruin, property plundered, and families brutalized and murdered. The same in Syria, as reports of the crucifiction of Christians who would not renounce their faith have emerged.
Also this week the tomb of the prophet Jonah was destroyed.
The destruction of Jonah’s tomb was not an attack on archaeology. It was an attack on both those Christians living in Iraq today and on the rich Christian heritage of the region. (read more)
The sign of Jonah is recognized as representing the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. I have no personal revelation that the destruction of the tomb in Mosul is in any way related to the Scripture that I quoted to begin this post, but it was the very first thing that occurred to me when I saw the video report on cable news.
Signs and wonders…. How about the river in China turning tomato-soup-red in the matter of a couple of hours? In fact, blogger Moar Kardoudi has documented several other yet unexplained recent instances of rivers running red.
Yet another European river turns ‘blood’ red overnight, this time in Northampton, UK 06 Jan 2014
Another European river turns ‘blood’ red overnight, this time in Slovakia! 03 Dec 2013
River turns blood red overnight in The Netherlands, 01 Nov 2013
Waters at Bondi Beach, Australia turn blood red, 28 Nov 2012
Yangtze River turns red, 07 Sep 2012
Lebanon: Beirut River mysteriously runs blood red, 16 Feb 2012
In America, the list of scandals and power grabs by President Obama grows longer with each passing week. Presidential approval ratings have fallen to their lowest levels since the Jimmy Carter debacle, with no end in sight. And yet, he keeps the gas pedal to the floor, the Cloward Piven strategy stretching the nation to the breaking point.
With so many people oblivious to current events, blaming the blameless for their own problems and struggles, and captivated by the poisonous demogoguery of souless, sold-out politicians, how can our society do anything but crash and burn?
And so, I remain by day a businessman. By night, a father, grandfather, and husband, trying to keep my head in a world spinning out of control. King David once said that his rod and his staff provided him comfort. With me, it is my carbine and my food pantry.
I fear this will end soon. Badly.