Prophecy Sign: Pestilence and Plagues
Remember that global flu pandemic scare of a couple years ago? (Turns out it was more scaremongering rather than actual pandemic). Well that scare of a couple years ago was just a foreshadow of what may become a global catastrophe that would see the end of millions of lives. And all because some scientists with far too much time on their hands, engineered a form of the H5N1 bird flu that can cross over to humans.
Bible prophecy makes it clear that during the worst days of the Tribulation period, a great number of people will perish from plagues. Given the depravity of man and this evil world we live in, it is not a stretch to suggest these bible prophecies will be fulfilled by the foolishness and folly of mankind himself. God will simply let it happen by pulling his hand of protection. That is why it is vitally important to be praying that God continues to intervene in the affairs of this planet.
There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven. Luke 21:11 NLT
From the article:
If H5N1 bird flu, which has a 60-percent fatality rate, were engineered to spread like seasonal flu, hundreds of millions of lives would be at risk, a scientist told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Thursday.
“What happens if a mammalian transmissible H5N1 flu starts to spread?" Thomas Inglesby, CEO and director of the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, asked rhetorically in his testimony. "Seasonal flu affects 10 to 20 percent of the world every year--as much as a billion people or more," said Inglesby. "The case fatality rate of wild H5N1 in the WHO database is nearly 60 percent, as you indicated. So if a strain of H5N1 with that fatality rate were engineered to spread like seasonal flu, hundreds of millions of people’s lives would be at risk. Even a strain a hundred times less fatal would place at risk millions of people’s lives."
H5N1 Flu Virus Could be 'Engineered' to Put Hundreds of Millions at Risk