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Friday, May 27, 2016

Mainline Protestantism Declared A Safe Space For Those Offended By The Gospel

Prophecy Sign:  The last days Apostate Church

The following article which suggests that mainline Protestantism has declared itself to be a safe space from the gospel message is a satirical article from the Babylon Bee website.  However, even though the article in and of itself is not to be taken seriously, there is a basis for the satire in that many churches today are becoming anything but deliverers of the biblical gospel message. A quick Google search turned up several articles, (links below), which attest to this fact.    

There will always be a remnant of true believers, and the church of Jesus Christ will always continue to grow, but as the days march on a good portion of what is called 'Christianity' today will be quick to toss out sound doctrine, and will begin to worship another Jesus and another gospel.

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3 NIV

This movement is then indicative of the times we are now living in, the time just prior to the coming Tribulation period.

Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 2 Thessalonians 2:3 NASB

Mainline Protestantism Declared A Safe Space For Those Offended By The Gospel
While some college campuses have established safe spaces where the disenfranchised can avoid the pressures, biases, and judgement of the world, mainline Protestant denominations are taking it one step further. The entire umbrella group has now been designated a safe space for those who would otherwise be offended by the gospel, sources confirmed Wednesday.
Speaking on behalf of a plethora of denominations including the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the United Methodist Church, a spokesperson issued the following statement: “We are in agreement that there is a great need for churches to rise up and create spaces that are safe for questioning and accepting our identities, doubts, fears, failures, and blatant sins. Effective immediately, we are declaring all mainline Protestant churches safe spaces, where there are no judgments, conviction, repentance, or gospel presentations whatsoever.”
The statement listed elements that safe space churches should remove from their premises, including “crosses, Bibles, pulpits, organs, hymnals, systematic theologies, and sermons exhibiting any form of triggering micro-aggression. Be considerate.” Words like “sin,” “hell,” “death,” “wrath,” “propitiation,” and “substitutionary atonement” are also on the ban list.

A Spirit Of Violence And Civil Unrest Is Rising In America

Prophecy Sign:  Perilous Times - Civil Unrest

The rancorous discourse that calls itself political discussion is nothing less than vitriolic these days in the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Should this left/right divide get any more heated, it most likely will lead to major civil unrest in America.  And the two divides certainly seem to be shoring up their positions; On the left, the new religion of fundamental social justice to the liberal/progressive extreme is shutting down debate by labeling non believers as heretics,  On the other side, guns are loaded and the people are ready for a fight.  As the article below suggests, 'Get ready for a summer of Anarchy'.

All this to say that indeed, wickedness is increasing at an exponential rate and the love of most is growing colder than an Arctic winter. 

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, Matthew 24:12 NIV

A Spirit Of Violence And Civil Unrest Is Rising In America
It was only a matter of time before our deeply divided nation was going to start coming apart at the seams.  Waves of anger, frustration, violence and civil unrest are starting to sweep across the United States, and political rallies for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have become a focal point for releasing some of that energy.  The angry mob that threw rocks, bottles and burning T-shirts at police and Donald Trump supporters on Tuesday night wanted to get the attention of the national media, and they got it in droves.  
Now that the election is less than five months away, this kind of scene is going to be repeated over and over, and this is something that I warned about back in March.  Millions upon millions of our young people have fully embraced the radical left, and they have already made it exceedingly clear that they are not afraid to use violence to advance their cause. Never before in my lifetime have I seen America so divided.  Our politicians and the mainstream media have been endlessly pitting various groups against one another for years, and wherever you look hearts are growing very cold.

This New Religion Is Causing an Existential Crisis at American Colleges and Universities, NYU Prof Says
There's a new religion exploding on the campuses of American universities and colleges, says Thomas Cooley professor of ethical leadership at New York University, Jonathan Haidt. And if it isn't stopped, it might just be better to shut them all down in the next 10 or 20 years. The religion of fundamental social justice sweeping across college campuses is so alarming, intense, and dripping with such extreme liberal fundamentalism, says Haidt, it has created an existential crisis for American academia while punishing heretics with public shame. "There is an extremely intense, fundamental social justice religion that's taking over, not all students, but a very strong [space] of it, at all our colleges and universities. They are prosecuting blasphemy and this is where we are," Haidt warned an audience about the religion at a lecture billed "The American University's New Assault on Free Speech," organized by the Manhattan Institute in New York City this week.

Primed to fight the government
Those in the movement call themselves patriots, demanding that the federal government adhere to the Constitution and stop what they see as systematic abuse of land rights, gun rights, freedom of speech and other liberties. Law enforcement officials call them dangerous, delusional and sometimes violent, and say that their numbers are growing amid a wave of anger at the government that has been gaining strength since 2008, a surge that coincided with the election of the first black U.S. president and a crippling economic recession.

Iranian commander: We can destroy Israel ‘in under 8 minutes’

Prophecy Sign:  The future prophetic Middle-East War(s)

The threats just keep coming Israels way from her less than friendly neighbors who wish for nothing else but the Jewish states destruction.  This evil discourse was written about in bible prophecy many centuries ago when the writer sent up a prayer to God seeking his help to defeat those that were growling and conspiring to destroy those that God holds dear, (the Jewish nation). That prophecy can easily be seen in today's headlines.

O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.” Psalm 83:1-4 NIV

Iranian commander: We can destroy Israel ‘in under 8 minutes’
A senior Iranian military commander boasted that the Islamic Republic could “raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes.” Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite unit al-Quds Force, said if Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gave the order to destroy Israel, the Iranian military had the capacity to do so quickly.

ISIS threatens global war with Israel
Islamic State threatens Israel in an article in its weekly newsletter this week, saying that unlike Hamas, the “war on Israel will not be limited by geographical boundaries or by international norms.” According to the article in the Al-Naba newsletter identified by the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor of MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) and shared with The Jerusalem Post, Israel feels threatened by ISIS because of the “collapse” of neighboring states and the Sunni terrorist group’s advance toward the borders of the Jewish state. For this reason, Israel has started to fight against Islamic State in Sinai and Syria, it says, adding that the entire world is now an arena for the fight against all the “polytheist combatants, including the Jews,” who are legitimate targets.

Islamic State aims to destroy Israel, ‘liberate’ Jerusalem with Sinai Peninsula terrorist force
With a media blitz, the Islamic State has set its sights on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula as the next shot at expanding its empire and establishing a base from which to attack neighboring Israel. The terrorist group’s propaganda units have gone into high gear for recruitment this month to build a force in Sinai large enough to one day conquer Jerusalem — the same way its fighters took over large parts of Syria and Iraq. Last week, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned of the Islamic State’s presence in Sinai, where the group may have placed as many as 1,000 terrorists. The general’s concern is a signal that the U.S. faces another war front against the Islamic State in addition to Iraq, Syria and Libya.

Chinese Military Prepares For Global Power Role

Prophecy Sign:  The emergence of the Kings of the East

Flag of China
There is some debate as to whom the bible is referring to when it talks about the Kings of the East that will march on the Holy Land at the time of the end.  All we know for sure is those Kings must be from the east of the Euphrates river which would then take in most of Asia.  Given the rise of China as a world power, it would seem plausible that the Chinese would make up a significant part of this marching army of the last days.

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Revelation 16:12 NIV

Chinese Military Prepares For Global Power Role
A new Pentagon report says China is working on a significant buildup of its military might that could make it a force to be reckoned with not only in Asia, but around the world. Pentagon officials, while uncertain of Chinas intent, see this as a potential threat. Meanwhile, China insists that they are simply modernizing and that the U.S. is blowing matters all out of proportion.  Some writers have noted that if the Chinese have no ill will toward the United States, then any threat is greatly diminished. On the other hand, if China has ulterior motives, then the threat increases in proportion to that ill-will.  Even so, the buildup does make China a powerful force and it is rapidly increasing its status as a world power rapidly. China is developing nuclear warheads that can be mounted on submarines, giving it the ability to make a nuclear strike anywhere in the world. 

China to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US
The Chinese military is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems have so undermined Beijing’s existing deterrent force that it has been left with no alternative. Chinese military officials are not commenting on the timing of a maiden patrol, but insist the move is inevitable. They point to plans unveiled in March to station the US Thaad anti-ballistic system in South Korea, and the development of hypersonic glide missiles potentially capable of hitting China less than an hour after launch, as huge threats to the effectiveness of its land-based deterrent force.

The Pentagon is building a ‘self-aware’ killer robot army fueled by social media

Prophecy Sign:  The future global surveillance/police state

Welcome to Skynet....where 'self-aware' killer robots will have discretion to eliminate potential threats to society based on a gleaning of social media chatter, and where secret biometric databases will be used to identify those making the chatter.  Haven't they made science fiction movies about this type of scenario? In all those movies, it never went well for those people deemed a threat by the State.  Bible prophecy warns of a day when a global tyrant will be given all authority over every person alive at the time.

It was given power to wage war against God's holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. Revelation 13:7 NIV

The Pentagon is building a ‘self-aware’ killer robot army fueled by social media
An unclassified 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) document, the Human Systems Roadmap Review, reveals that the US military plans to create artificially intelligent (AI) autonomous weapon systems, which will use predictive social media analytics to make decisions on lethal force with minimal human involvement.
Despite official insistence that humans will retain a “meaningful” degree of control over autonomous weapon systems, this and other Pentagon documents dated from 2015 to 2016 confirm that US military planners are already developing technologies designed to enable swarms of “self-aware” interconnected robots to design and execute kill operations against robot-selected targets.  More alarmingly, the documents show that the DoD believes that within just fifteen years, it will be feasible for mission planning, target selection and the deployment of lethal force to be delegated entirely to autonomous weapon systems in air, land and sea.

The FBI’s secret biometrics database they don’t want you to see
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants to prevent information about its creepy biometric database, which contains fingerprint, face, iris, and voice scans of millions of Americans, from getting out to the public. The Department of Justice has come up with a proposal to exempt the biometric database from public disclosure. It states that the Next Generation Identification System (NGI) should not be subject to the Privacy Act, which requires federal agencies to give people access to records that have been collected concerning them, “allowing them to verify and correct them if needed.” 

Venezuelan government mandates fingerprint biometrics for food

Prophecy Sign:  The future 'Mark of the Beast' identification system

Well isn't this interesting;  Venezuela has mandated that all its citizens must use their fingerprints as an identifier to receive food, medicine and other supplies.  Seems bible prophecy tells us that in the future the entire world will have to use some similar method, (mark on the hand or forehead) to do the same thing, (buy or sell).  Hey, and by the way....according to NBC, your going to be microchipped eventually, so get use to the idea.

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV 

Venezuelan government mandates fingerprint biometrics for food

People in Venezuela now have to use their fingerprints to get food. The move to biometric scanners has become a reality, even though the effort began a few years ago by President Nicholas Maduro. It is called the “Fingerprints for Food” program by the socialist government, as reported by the Miami Herald. With it, people can only get minimal goods, medicine and supplies from the state-owned grocery stores. Maduro said fingerprinting was necessary to prevent hoarding and to keep price-controlled food from being resold for profit. Consumers must also show ID.

NBC: Your children will be microchipped “sooner rather than later”
An NBC News report that promotes the microchipping of children asserts that it will happen “sooner rather than later” and that Americans will eventually accept the process as something just as normal as the barcode. 

Google aims to kill passwords by the end of this year
Google will begin testing an alternative to passwords next month, in a move that could do away with complicated logins for good. The new feature, introduced to developers at the company’s I/O conference, is called the Trust API, and will initially be tested with “several very large financial institutions” in June, according to Google’s Daniel Kaufman.

Among the pieces of evidence that Google suggests the Trust API could use are some obvious biometric indicators, such as your face shape and voice pattern, as well as some less obvious ones: how you move, how you type and how you swipe on the screen. 

Egypt seeks to advance own Israeli-Palestinian peace initiaitve

Prophecy Sign:  The future seven year peace/covenant

Once again, the push for Middle-East peace is on again.  This time with a couple of carrots at the end of the stick.  Should Israel sit down and talk peace, former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair promises that the Arab nations will work towards normalized relations with Israel.  In addition, Egypt which already has a peace deal with Israel wants to be in on the talks to help kick-start the process.  

One day soon, peace will be negotiated, and the nations of the world, including Israel, will declare it to be peace at last.  However the bible tells us that this is but a false peace and it will not last.

You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death, with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place." Isaiah 28:15 NIV

Egypt seeks to advance own Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative
While France has pushing for an international peace summit in Paris in an effort to restart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, Egypt has been working behind the scenes on its own diplomatic initiative. The last few days have seen significant diplomatic efforts led by Egypt designed to organize a summit between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The latter, who intends to mediate between the two, is said to be planning the summit to take place in Cairo.

Blair: Arab states will normalize Israel ties for peace talks
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday that if the Netanyahu government agrees to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority on the basis of the Arab peace initiative, Arab states would be willing to take steps to normalize their relations with Israel, Haaretz reported. Speaking at a conference in London, Blair said that there’s a chance, under the present circumstances in the Middle East, that Arab countries would be willing to be more flexible in framing the outlines of their initiative and take normalization steps while Israeli-Palestinian negotiations were underway, rather than waiting for a permanent status agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Palestinian PM denies report of planned Israel-Egypt-PA summit
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday denied reports of a planned tripartite meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Tuesday, the Palestinian news agency Maan reported that a delegation of high-ranking Israeli officials from the Foreign and Defense ministries had met in Cairo with two Egyptian national security officials with the express aim of coordinating such a meeting.

The Next Wave: ‘Puppy Play’, ‘Ecosexuals’ And ‘Polyamory’

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing depravity among society

We now live in a time when anything goes and governments of the world are down with that. By the looks of it, God has given mankind over to a depraved mind as we plunge headlong towards a date with judgement, (the Great and Terrible day of the Lord - Tribulation).

Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. Romans 1:28 NIV

The Next Wave: ‘Puppy Play’, ‘Ecosexuals’ And ‘Polyamory’
In an era when “anything goes”, some people are pushing the envelope to shocking new extremes.  At one time, most of the debate was about one or two of the “alternative lifestyles” that are out there, but now there are a multitude of rapidly growing “communities” that are into things that would have been unheard of in previous generations.  We have gotten to a point where a large portion of our young adults are completely rejecting traditional values regarding marriage and family, and they are seeking out other paths that they hope will lead them to the fulfillment that they crave.

New York City Lets You Choose From 31 Different Gender Identities
Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities. Businesses that don’t respect and accommodate an individual’s chosen gender identity risk incurring six-figure fines under rules implemented by the city’s Commission on Human Rights. 

Canadians Could Face Jail Time for Criticizing 'Gender Fluid' Ideology
A new bill in Canada would redefine "hate speech" to include criticism of "gender fluid" ideology, which could be punishable for up to two years in jail. Spearheaded by left-of-left Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Parliament's Liberal Party, "the bill would redefine “hate speech” under the Canadian Criminal Code as well as the Canada Human Rights act, to include any speech that “promotes hatred towards a gender identity or expression," reports Breitbart. 

UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children
UNICEF Canada is pushing for assisted suicide and euthanasia for children — or “mature minors” — arguing that this conforms with the Charter, Canadian legal precedent and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. That would include euthanasia or assisted suicide for mature minors who suffer from a non-terminal illness or disability, according to UNICEF Canada’s policy director Marvin Bernstein.

Eleven States Sue Over Obama Administration's Transgender Directive

Forget Cascadia and San Andreas: A Hayward fault megaquake could cause 'greatest natural disaster ever to hit the US', warn experts

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing Earthquakes and Volcanic activity

There are fault lines all over the world that are locked and loaded ready to bust apart at any moment, while at the same time volcanoes across the globe are spewing to life.  Is this business as usual or a sign of a coming cataclysmic judgement long overdue?  

The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry. Psalm 18:7 NIV

Forget Cascadia and San Andreas: A Hayward fault megaquake could cause 'greatest natural disaster ever to hit the US', warn experts
The San Andreas and Cascadia fault have a potentially deadlier counterpart lurking in the East Bay region of Northern California. Known as the Hayward Fault, it extends from San Pablo Bay in the north to Fremont in the south, passing through heavily populated areas including Berkeley, Oakland and Hayward. Vestiges of its perpetual motion are everywhere: Offset sidewalk curbs, cracking roads and homes, and even cracks in the University of California -Berkeley's football stadium. And scientists are warning it could trigger a earthquake any day now creating one of the 'greatest natural disaster ever to hit the US.  A magnitude 4.1 earthquake emanating from the Hayward Fault shook the San Francisco Bay Area in July last year, rattling residents but apparently not causing any harm.  The fault is due to trigger another 'major earthquake' as it is currently at the end of its 140-year cycle, claims Tom Brocher, a research geophysicist with the USGS. 

40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now As The Crust Of The Earth Becomes Increasingly Unstable
Have you noticed that our planet has begun to shake, rattle and roll?  Over the past few days we have seen major volcanic eruptions in Costa Rica and Indonesia, and according to Volcano Discovery 40 volcanoes around the planet are erupting right now as you read this article.  Meanwhile, earthquakes continue to shake the globe with alarming regularity.  Just last week, Ecuador was hit by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake and a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in rapid succession.  Overall, there have been more than 3,000 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater within the past month globally.  So yes, I write constantly about the rapidly accelerating deterioration of our financial system, but the coming “collapse” is not just about money.  I am convinced that we are entering a “perfect storm” in which a confluence of factors will absolutely cripple society and bring about changes that most of us would not even dare to imagine right now.

Tectonic plate quake-trigger spots accumulating in Nankai Trough
Locations known as slip-deficit regions, which could trigger powerful earthquakes, are accumulating underground in the Pacific Ocean off central Japan where the Nankai Trough quake is forecast, research by a team of Japan Coast Guard officers published Tuesday in the British science journal Nature showed. Slip-deficit regions are places where friction prevents tectonic plates from moving over each other. This causes energy to accumulate and eventually leads to a mega-earthquake.

'New Morality' Movement Pushes Big to Silence Christians

Prophecy Sign:  Increasing Christian persecution/marginalization

Don't let anyone tell you that Christian persecution is a thing of the past and all is well in the world. Bible believing Christians are increasingly coming under attack in the Western world where they are being mocked and marginalized for their steadfast moral standards, while Christians in other parts of the world are being attacked, and killed just for being a Christian.
There is a period of time fast approaching when those that claim the name of Jesus will be executed, (Tribulation martyrs), for refusing to bow the knee to the Antichrist. The world will say nothing to this slaughter as the world will hate those that call themselves followers of Christ.

'New Morality' Movement Pushes Big to Silence Christians
Some say American Christians are paranoid, that they're feeling targeted and persecuted. But is it possible America is facing a growing anti-Christian agenda? Some on the frontline of the culture wars have responded with a resounding "yes." They feel it up close and personal – right in their faces. "I'm particularly sensitive to that because I'm Jewish," Brian Camenker, with Mass Resistance, told CBN News. "I saw what happened to Jews in the 1930s and '40s and much of that same thing is happening to Christians now," he said. "There's an organized movement to demonize Christians."

Maggie Gallagher, with the American Principles Project, agreed. "What we're seeing very clearly is an effort to target them [Christians] legally when possible and then to humiliate or deprive them of social respect," she said. Much of this comes from abortion and gay rights groups and their supporters. "They see Christianity as refusing to affirm the things they wish to indulge in," said Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.

Muslim Mob Attacked Christian Homes in Egyptian Province
An armed Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital. According to the local Orthodox Coptic church and security officials, the assault in the Minya province village of Karma on Friday began after rumors spread that the elderly woman's son had an affair with a Muslim woman — a taboo in conservative Egypt.

The One World Religion Cometh

Prophecy Sign:  The coming One World Religious system

The current Pope has been very busy of late building the ecumenical one world religious order which will play a huge role during the coming Tribulation.  This future false system, which the bible labels as Mystery Babylon, will be headed by the False Prophet and will direct the world to the worship of the Antichrist.

Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. Revelation 13:11-12 NIV

The One World Religion Cometh: Pope Francis Warmly Welcomes Top Islamic Cleric To The Vatican
When Pope Francis met with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb on Monday, he told him that “our meeting is the message“.  So precisely what kind of “message” was Pope Francis attempting to convey?  Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb is the Grand Imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque, and some have described him as “the highest figure in Sunni Islam“.  The Daily Mail said that the meeting between these two men was a “historic bid to reopen dialogue between the two churches”, and as you will see below this is yet another in a long series of attempts by Pope Francis to build bridges between Catholicism and various other faiths.  In the end, what are we to make of all of this?  Could it be possible that Pope Francis is laying the groundwork for the “super world church” and the coming one world religion that David Wilkerson and so many others have warned about?

Pope embraces grand imam at historic Vatican meeting in a bid to bring the Catholic and Muslim churches together
Pope Francis today embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, in an historic bid to reopen dialogue between the two churches. At a time of increased Islamic extremist attacks on Christians, Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib was photographed hugging Francis during a visit to the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. Reopening channels for communication after a five-year lull, Francis described the meeting as hugely significant. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: Drug resistance to kill 10mn in EU & US by 2050, study warns

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues and disease

Crack open a fault line or a dozen, blast off several volcanoes, throw in a major war or two, (perhaps going nuclear), finish it off with a major global economic collapse and presto....you have the right conditions for global pandemics.  And with drug resistance infections on the rise, those pandemics may become even worse than might have been.   Sounds like the Tribulation to us.

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11 NIV

‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: Drug resistance to kill 10mn in EU & US by 2050, study warns
Antibiotics are failing us – fast. England’s chief medical officer has issued a dire warning as 50,000 people a year across the EU and US succumb to untreatable infections. It comes with a comprehensive report suggesting 10 million deaths by 2050. According to Dame Sally Davies, England’s top physician, tens of thousands across both continents are suffering from conditions perfectly treatable only a short while back. The threat, she says, is comparable to terrorism. Davies has pioneered the UK’s foray into antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategies, and is considered a leading global voice in the matter. 

Global antibiotics revolution 'needed'
A global revolution in the use of antimicrobials is needed, according to a government backed report. Lord Jim O'Neill, who led the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, said a campaign was needed to stop people treating antibiotics like sweets. It is the first recommendation in the global plan for preventing medicine "being cast back into the dark ages". The report has received a mixed response with some concerned that it does not go far enough. Superbugs, resistant to antimicrobials, are estimated to account for 700,000 deaths each year. But modelling, by Rand Europe and auditors KPMG, suggests millions of people could die each year by 2050.