5 Minutes to the Nuclear Doomsday
On January 17th, 2007, the Directors of the symbolic Atomic Doomsday clock advanced it from seven to five minutes nearer to a nuclear holocaust because of the increasing dangers of nuclear weapons being used. They use the clock as the analogy of the human race being at a time that is “minutes to midnight” where midnight represents destruction by nuclear war. This information comes from the January, 2007, ‘Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ (a group of prominent nuclear scientists) who see the dangers of a nuclear apocalypse as greater than the environmental disaster. They said, “The dangers posed by climatic change are nearly as dire as those posed by nuclear weapons”.
Russia and the United States have 27,000 nuclear weapons, many of which are primed and ready for instant use. The report says, “It’s important to realize 50 of today’s nuclear weapons could kill 200 million people”. Five on England could kill half the population – leaving the rest to ultimately die from the effects.
Already the USA’s high security system has been hacked into – a nuclear disaster could easily be instigated by such acts or terrorist activity or one of the newer nations using them and so activating the nuclear defence systems, which at the press of a button could cause unimaginable destruction – virtually
the genocide of humanity.
The existence of thousands of nuclear weapons, costing trillions, are called ‘defensive weapons’ which means that when a nation is attacked it can/will use them in defence.
The Bible speaks of a form of destruction which some think sounds like the effects of nuclear weapons in the coming battle for Jerusalem. The Message Contemporary Language Bible renders Zech. 14:11-13,
“Never again will Jerusalem be totally destroyed. From now on it will be a safe city. But this is what will happen to all who fought against Jerusalem: God will visit them with a terrible plague. People’s flesh will rot off their bones while they are walking around; their eyes will rot in their sockets and their tongues in their mouths; people will be dying on their feet! Mass hysteria when that happens – total panic!”
This all seems to happen after Christ’s return to the earth and so true believers will escape the effects of this catastrophe, and inherit the earth for ever. MH