Psalms Chapter 30 Verse 5

“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalms 30:5)


Cascading series of tragic global events enunciating 2020, have many believing the world may be coming to an end


There’s talk of the End of the World approaching again – and this time Christians attest the biblical proof that planet Earth might be approaching the end of an Age is irrefutable. They say the signs are all around us: The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Cayman Trough in January, simmering tensions between the U.S. and Iran that nearly escalated into full-blown war, the devastating brush fires and dust storms that  ravaged Australia, the locust swarms plaguing Africa that threatens the food-security of millions, political turmoil in Europe that paved the way for Britain to turn its back on its EU neighbors, climatic extremes across the globe, and the outbreak of a virulent pandemic  of COVID-19, along with its brutal cannibalization of global financial markets.

The End of the World, as many Christian scholars see it, doesn’t mean the world is going to end tomorrow or next week but that recent earth-shaking events are a warning-sign that we are about to enter a novel period of planetary turmoil or tribulation. In the bible, this foreboding period of unprecedented global suffering and distress is preceded by a divine intervention by God in the course of human affairs. Hopi Elders even have a name for it. They refer to this troublesome period as The Great Purification and they say few are likely to survive it.

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SARS-CoV-2: What the coronavirus end game may look like


Dark Days ahead for many who will become infected: In the grip of a new infection spreading around a planet with no natural immunity, it can feel like the sky is falling. Over the coming months, it’s likely that a significant share of the world’s population will experience some of the dread of the Covid-19 coronavirus that people in China have suffered over the past few months. Many will die. Still, the likely end-point of this outbreak will see it settle down as an endemic disease — one of a chorus of respiratory viruses like influenza and the common cold that travel around the world year after year, with most of us regarding them as little more than a nuisance. The great unknown is what will happen along the way. Doing the sums can produce alarming figures. The best estimates so far suggest that Covid-19 kills about 1% of people it infects. That number may go up somewhat or fall significantly; either way it could add up to a dreadful toll.

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Ukraine investigators open case into Joe Biden’s role in firing of top prosecutor

Ukrainian investigators have begun an inquiry into then-Vice President Joe Biden over allegations that he pressured officials into firing a top prosecutor in 2016.

A case revolving around Biden, now a Democratic candidate for president, was opened by the State Bureau of Investigations on a court order following a January appeal for action by Viktor Shokin, the dismissed prosecutor general’s lawyer, Oleksandr Teleshetsky, told the Washington Post.

“They need to investigate this. They have no other alternative. They are required to do this by the decision of the court. If they don’t, then they violate a whole string of procedural norms,” Teleshetsky said.

The State Bureau of Investigations confirmed an inquiry was opened. The case mentions only a U.S. citizen and does not refer to Biden by name.

Daria Kaleniuk, director of Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Action Center, downplayed the significance of the matter, saying that Ukrainian law requires state investigators to open a case on a court order even if they don’t believe there is enough evidence. “If I was a SBI investigator, I would close that case immediately,” she said.

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Pew Survey: The Democrat Party Has a Serious God Problem

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Americans do not consider the leading contenders for the Democrat presidential nomination to be very religious, reveals a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

Asked how they view the religiosity of four of the top contenders — Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren — fewer than ten percent said they see any of these as “very religious,” Pew found.

Just three percent said that Elizabeth Warren is very religious, while four percent said the same of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg (despite the latter’s frequent Bible quoting). The largest portion (nine percent) of Americans view Joe Biden as very religious.

In the case of Bernie Sanders, the current front-runner for the nomination, a significant majority of Americans (60 percent) believe he is “not too” or “not at all” religious.

This most recent Pew report underscores the Democrats’ continuing “God problem,” a phenomenon that seems to be growing more acute with the years.

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U.S., Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war.

Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,600 from 13,000 in the next 3-4 months, with the remaining U.S. forces withdrawing in 14 months. The complete pullout, however, would depend on the Taliban meeting their commitments to prevent terrorism.

President George W. Bush ordered the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Some U.S. troops currently serving there had not yet been born when the World Trade Center collapsed on that crisp, sunny morning that changed how Americans see the world.

It only took a few months to topple the Taliban and send Osama bin Laden and top al-Qaida militants scrambling across the border into Pakistan, but the war dragged on for years as the United States tried establish a stable, functioning state in one of the least developed countries in the world. The Taliban regrouped, and currently hold sway over half the country.

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Will Coronavirus slow down in the warmer months like flu season?

It’s well known that the flu ebbs and flows with the weather each year. During the colder months, the virus strikes hard, infecting millions nationwide — but when spring rolls around, the illness begins to lose strength and flu activity subsides until the next cold season.

That’s because respiratory viruses like the flu are more powerful in cool, dry air. The colder temps allow them to multiply easier and spread faster. With spring right around the corner, many are wondering if — like the flu — coronavirus cases may dwindle with the warmer weather.

Around the world, infectious disease experts are hoping this will be the case, though it’s still too soon to know exactly how the novel coronavirus (known as COVID-19) will respond to the new season. Remember, we’ve never seen this virus before, and researchers are scrambling to figure out how this disease survives and spreads. Here’s what we know so far:

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Israeli scientists: ‘In a few weeks, we will have coronavirus vaccine’

MIGAL researchers working vigorously to find a new coronavirus vaccine (photo credit: LIOR JOURNO)
MIGAL researchers working vigorously to find a new coronavirus vaccine
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Israeli scientists are on the cusp of developing the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, according to Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis. If all goes as planned, the vaccine could be ready within a few weeks and available in 90 days, according to a release.

Australia’s coronavirus pandemic plan: mass vaccinations and stadium quarantine

A pandemic could last up to 10 months with 40% of the workforce sidelined by illness or caring for family in worst-case scenario.

Australian evacuees from Wuhan arrive at the Manigurr-ma village in Darwin, 9 February 2020
Australian evacuees from Wuhan arrive at the Manigurr-ma village in Darwin. Plans for any coronavirus pandemic include quarantine in secure sites such as Manigurr-ma or sports stadia. Photograph: Helen Orr/AAP

Governments may order mass vaccinations of entire suburbs, cities or groups of people; sports stadia may be sequestered as quarantine sites; and police could be ordered to guard critical medical supplies under Australia’s pandemic health plans.

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