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Jan 28, 2015 at 09:02 AM

The end of the world will happen in the next SEVEN YEARS with a cataclysm of natural disasters, according to a terrifying prophecy.

Floods, earthquakes and deadly plagues will finish all humanity and the civilised world as we know it.

The horrifying forecast is being made by some Christian groups who predict the "Rapture" phenomenon will bring about a global Apocalypse before 2021.

Traced back to ancient Biblical texts, believers claim warnings of the impending Armageddon also signal the second coming of Jesus.

They say similar events have been charted in ancient history including the Biblical Flood of 2,348 BC, told in Genesis, and the Three Plagues of Egypt.

Though dismissed by some, others insist such calamitous theories are true and warn the impending catastrophe will destroy the planet.

Dr F. Kenton Beshore, President of the World Bible Society, says the "Rapture" is likely to occur between now and 2021 before the Second Coming between 2018 and 2028.

Dr Beshore, who holds five doctoral degrees in theology, bases his prediction on texts in the Bible including the book of Thessalonians which states: "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

He warns the human race to be prepared for the return of "our Lord and Saviour" and be ready for "His return at all times" stating it is written in the book of Matthew.

He claims messages hidden in the Bible give warnings of when to expect the "End Times".

The book of Matthew states: "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."

Dr Beshore said: "If we can get our Jewish Scriptures into their hands now, the Holy Spirit will lead them to them at the right time.

"They may have set them aside, but they will read them, turn to the Lord and lead billions and billions to Jesus.

"Now, we are all going to be gone."

Believers of the Rapture theory also quote the book of Corinthians which states: "We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.

"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

"For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

However Rev Jonathan Blake, Bishop of Greater London, denounced the claims as "Hollywood scaremongering".

He said at a time when people are leaving religion in their droves, such warnings are made to scare people into following a certain doctrine.

He said: "These are just imaginative, fantastical and illusionary stories people use to try to express the concept of judgement, their original purpose was perhaps to make people take stock of their lives.

"The Bible is written in apocalyptic language and people hang on to it to gain power over others particularly at a time when religion is failing.

"The hold of religion over populations is dwindling so they think scaremongering stories will bring people back under their power, but they were wrong as we now live in an enlightened age.

"These are very old tactics and smack of Hollywood fantasy.

"It is also quite distasteful, especially in the the current climate."

Dr Beshore says the Bible says God has issued warnings of destruction throughout history including 100 years before the Great Flood.

He says Lot and his family were warned before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah while Jesus warned of the destruction of Jerusalem decades in advance.

He said: "Bible teachers have grown old and died preaching about the Rapture and a word that doesn't exist in the Bible - imminence.

"The word imminence means the Rapture can take place any day.

"The Bible does not teach that.

"The Bible teaches that certain events must take place before the Rapture."

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Kelvin Grove
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Jan 28, 2015 at 08:52 AM

I came to Together's Kelvin Grove accommodation service when I was discharged from Wood Lea Clinic, the secure unit that I lived in at the time. I'd been in and out of there for years. When I came to Kelvin Grove in 2012, it seemed to me to be a nice place with nice people. I've made a lot of new friends here which I've enjoyed as I like being around people and it keeps me from feeling lonely. They're good people and we get on well - we have a lot in common. Meeting Chris and Louise who worked there, I saw that these were staff that cared.

I wanted to be independent, and Louise helped me to learn the shopping, cooking and basic health and safety skills that I needed to achieve that. I'm now finally able to live by myself, and when I moved out I continued to receive support from the same staff in their community support service, Together's Bedfordshire Your Way. The same staff who I know and trust from Kelvin Grove still work to support me in my mental health and wellbeing as I sometimes need help when I get unhappy and begin to feel down.  Their support has made me feel more independent than I was - I can meet my friends now at my own place and I can DJ; my music is very important to me.

Bedfordshire Your Way gives me the support I need to stay independent, like occasional help with sticking to my medication or visits to markets. I always get to choose what I want to do, like going to the cinema with a support worker, and I decide on my own support which has helped my wellbeing. I also now attend St Pauls Church regularly and volunteer with the British Heart Foundation, which Louise told me about and I really enjoy. I feel as though I have really done very well here.

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Asteroids Could Wipe Out Humanity
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Dec 05, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Asteroids could wipe out humanity unless more effort is made to track and destroy them, a leading body of scientists and astronauts has warned.

Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, Brian Cox, and Richard Dawkins are among more than 100 experts calling for the creation of a huge asteroid detection system to prevent a doomsday scenario.

At an event at London's science museum on Wednesday night, Lord Rees read out a declaration resolving to "solve humanity's greatest challenges to safeguard our families and quality of life on Earth in the future."

The Declaration calls for governments to come together to employ all available technology to track near-Earth asteroids as well as a the global adoption of Asteroid Day on June 30 2015 - the anniversary of the asteroid impact at Tunguska, Siberia, which destroyed 800 square miles in 1908.

Lord Rees said: "The ancients were correct in their belief that the heavens and the motion of astronomical bodies affect life on Earth - just not in the way they imagined.

"Sometimes those heavenly bodies run into Earth. This is why we must make it our mission to find asteroids before they find us."

The declaration has been signed scientists, physicists, artists, astronauts and business leaders from 30 countries. Signatories include 38 astronauts and cosmonauts including Helen Sharman ,Tom Jones, Ed Lu, and Rusty Schweickart. Scientists who have signed include Richard Dawkins, Brian Cox, Anousheh Ansari, Kip Thorne, and Stewart Brand.

Systems are already in place to track large asteroids, but recent research suggests that rocks as small as 164 feet across would still be big enough to cause devastating results on Earth.

"NASA has done a very good job of finding the very largest objects, the ones that would destroy the human race," said Ed Lu, an astronaut who flew three trips to the International Space Station.

"It's the ones that would destroy a city or hit the economy for a couple of hundred years that are the problem."

Dr Brian May, astrophysicist and guitarist from Queen is also backing the plan.

"The more we learn about asteroid impacts, the clearer it becomes that the human race has been living on borrowed time," he said.

"We are currently aware of less than one percent of objects comparable to the one that impacted at Tunguska, and nobody knows when the next big one will hit. It takes just one."

The Founding Partners of Asteroid Day include The Planetary Society, Astronomy Magazine, Association of Space Explorers, California Academy of Sciences, Seattle's Museum of Flight, the Sentinel Mission, and Starmus.

"We have the technology to deflect dangerous asteroids through kinetic impactors and gravity tractors but only if we have years of advance warning of their trajectories" said Dr. Ed Lu, three-time space shuttle astronaut for NASA.

"Now we need the resolve to go forward. It is the only natural disaster we know how to prevent."

"Finding hazardous asteroids early through an accelerated search program is the key to preventing future destructive impacts," said Dr. Tom Jones, veteran shuttle astronaut, planetary scientist, and chairman of the Association of Space Explorers' (ASE) Committee on Near-Earth Objects.

"The 100x Declaration will focus space policymakers on that important goal. ASE called last year for a stepped-up, global search effort; this can lead within a decade to an international deflection demonstration mission to show we know how to nudge an asteroid.

Once we know what's coming, we can design an effective space deflection campaign against dangerous objects we find."

Members of the public are encouraged to go to asteroidday.org to sign up and become a founding member of Asteroid Day.


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