This is the Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup for September 14, 2014. On the Roundup we feature the top 10 prophecy-related news stories that happened this past week which point towards the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the end of the world as we know it.
1. Pope Francis said on Saturday that the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War. In his homily of a Mass during a visit to Italy’s largest war memorial, Francis said, “Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction.”
2. The White House declared on Friday that the United States was indeed at war with Islamic State radicals. Spokesman Josh Earnest said, “The United States is at war with ISIL in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda and its Al-Qaeda affiliates all around the globe.”
3. Amidst fresh attacks in Donetsk, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has accused Russia of wanting to “eliminate” his country, saying Ukraine remains “in a state of war”, with the “key aggressor” being Russia.
4. Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as “an act of pure evil.”
5. A ground-breaking study has found that the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history could spread to a further 15 countries in West and Central Africa, putting up to 70 million people at risk of infection.
6. Israel will likely have an important yet backseat intelligence-providing role in the international coalition forming against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
7. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against the rising tide of extremism in the world on Sunday, asserting that the Islamic State, Hamas, al-Qaida, the Nusra Front, Boko Haram and Hezbollah are all “branches of the same poison tree.”
8. China is planning to launch a facial recognition payment application with near-perfect accuracy that enables users to authorize their online transactions just by showing a picture of themselves.
9. The United States has delivered Hellfire missiles to the Lebanese army and will also provide it with light aircraft including an armed Cessna.
10. A French lawmaker said on Friday that around 100 militants who fought with rebel groups in Syria and Iraq have returned to France, requiring “massive” resources for surveillance and other security measures to prevent attacks.
The Bible says in 1 Chronicles 16:31,33: “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth… Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to judge the earth.”
Our Second Coming quote for today is from Anthony Ashley Cooper. He said: “The only remedy for all this mass of misery is the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Why do we not plead for it every time we hear the clock strike?”
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