Friday, March 4, 2016

The New Cash Hoarders

The Bible says that one day the world will have a cashless system.  As you know we have been blogging about it quite a bit as of late...since Norway and Sweden both recently called for their nations to go cashless.

Larry Somers has also recently called for America to do away with $100 bills.  When that happens why not do away with $50's and $20's too?

Are Japan and Switzerland havens for terrorists and drug lords? High-denomination bills are in high demand in both places, a trend that some politicians claim is a sign of nefarious behavior. Yet the two countries boast some of the lowest crime rates in the world. The cash hoarders are ordinary citizens responding rationally to monetary policy.
The Swiss National Bank introduced negative interest rates in December 2014. The aim was to drive money out of banks and into the economy, but that only works to the extent that savers find attractive places to spend or invest their money.
With economic growth an anemic 1%, many Swiss withdrew cash from the bank and stashed it at home or in safe-deposit boxes. High-denomination notes are naturally preferred for this purpose, so circulation of 1,000-franc notes (worth about $1,010) rose 17% last year. They now account for 60% of all bills in circulation and are worth almost as much as Serbia’s GDP.
Japan, where banks pay infinitesimally low interest on deposits, is a similar story. Demand for the highest-denomination 10,000-yen notes rose 6.2% last year, the largest jump since 2002. But 10,000-yen notes are worth only about $88, so hiding places fill up fast. That explains why Japanese went on a safe-buying spree last month after the Bank of Japan announced negative interest rates on some reserves. Stores reported that sales of safes rose as much as 250%, and shares of safe-maker Secom spiked 5.3% in one week.
If the world falls into another Great Recession in the coming months...the Federal Reserve will have no choice but to lower interest rates into negative territory...meaning banks will start CHARGING YOU money to keep your $000's in their bank!  When that happens people will start buying safes by the thousands to stash their savings there!
Hold onto your hats and keep your Bibles open!  The world seems to be heading towards the day when every man of every tribe and tongue will be required to take some type of mark in order to buy or sell anything.
Come Lord Jesus!
Hat tip to Tim H.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Biblical Bug Invasion Hits Argentina

Does millions of beetles covering a beach in Argentina mean we are close to the end of the world?

I don't know....but according to this article some folks who witnessed it think it's another sign.

A beetle invasion of biblical proportions has hit beaches in Argentinian seaside resorts - causing some to suggest it could mean the end of the world.

Locals reacted with horror after seeing millions of the bugs swarm onto beaches in the resorts of Mar de Ajo, 31 miles away from the capital Buenos Aires.

In scenes akin to a horror film, images posted on social media show the beaches turned black by the plague of beetles as they cover miles of coastline.

Although no one is exactly sure what is behind the phenomenon, social media has gone into meltdown with theories.

Some believe it is a portent of the end of the world with commentators claiming the influx of beetles is an "ominous warning of impending doom" and "the end of times is near… they can sense it."

Others suggested an earthquake had hit the area before the beetle invasion.


Do I believe that nature is going to act more and more strange as the return of Christ nears?


Birds drop from the sky, fish wash up on beaches by the millions, animals attack humans, beetles cover a beach, and many of the events have never been seen before...meaning they aren't normal.

Notice how one comment says, "the end of times is near....they can sense it."

Jesus said that the earth and creation would groan as His return grows close.

Maybe the beetles are one more example?  We don't know.

You will have to decide.

Christians Viewed as Extremists

Did you ever imagine you would see the day when millions of Americans believe that Bible-believing Christians are "extremists"?

Are you a religious extremist?  For years, world leaders have been endlessly proclaiming that we need to eradicate "extremism", but what actually is "extremism"?  

Many would point to the ISIS jihadists over in the Middle East that are beheading people that don t agree with them as examples of religious extremists, and I think that very few people would argue with that.  But our politicians (especially the liberal ones) rarely use the term "Islamic terrorists" anymore.  Instead, they tend to use the term "religious extremists", and that has a much, much broader connotation.  In fact, if you are a Bible-believing Christian, you are probably included in that category.

Most Bible-believing Christians would never think of themselves as being similar to radical jihadists in the Middle East, but that is precisely how many of their fellow Americans very them.  The Barna Group has just released a shocking new study which found that 45 percent of all "non-religious" Americans believe that "Christianity is extremist"...

The perception that the Christian faith is extreme is now firmly entrenched among the nation s non-Christians. A full forty-five percent of atheists, agnostics, and religiously unaffiliated in America agree with the statement "Christianity is extremist." Almost as troubling is the fact that only 14 percent of atheists and agnostics strongly disagree that Christianity is extremist. The remaining four in ten (41%) disagree only somewhat. So even non-Christians who are reluctant to fully label Christianity as extremist, still harbor some hesitations and negative perceptions toward the religion.

Even more troubling is what the study discovered about how the general population views specific religious activities.  There has been a tremendous shift in society, and behaviors that were considered to be completely mainstream a few decades ago are now considered to be extremism .


It's really not surprising the number of atheists that we have in America.  I'm actually surprised we don't have more.  We send millions of kids to public schools and universities over these past 40 years where they are taught that humans evolved from rocks, water and time.  The commandments from God and the teachings of Jesus no longer have ANY place in our public schools.  And even if the kids do get to church one hour per many of them are attending Bible-believing churches where the entire Word of God is being taught and preached??

The Bible actually teaches that one way God reveals Himself is through creation.  All men can look around at their surroundings and realize that a infinitely powerful Creator created everything we see.

When men refuse to accept even that basic revelation....then they can spiral into foolishness and godlessness pretty fast.

Romans 1
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools

Friends, we Bible-believers in America are very quickly being overrun with futile thinkers and fools! How long can it be before we in the tiny minority?  How long before we start losing jobs because the word gets out that we are one of those "intolerant, Bible-banging, bigots"?

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Worst Drought in 900 Years

The Bible said that as the Last Days draws comes upon us that drought and famine would be one of the signs.

We saw this headline on Google News and thought it was extreme enough to be blog-worthy.

The worst drought in 900 years helped spark Syria's civil war

The drought that played a role in triggering the catastrophic Syrian Civil War was the worst such climate event in at least the past 900 years, according to a new study published this week. 

The study bolsters the conclusions from other research that found that because of human-made global warming, the drought was made three times more likely to occur, and that it was one of a number of factors that led to the outbreak of hostilities in 2011. 

The new study examined tree-ring records showing the annual precipitation history from recent years back to the year 1100, across an area stretching from southern Europe to northern Africa to the Levant region of the Middle East. 

The Levant region encompasses Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey.

The study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, found that in the western Mediterranean, recent droughts have not yet departed from their natural variability, but in the east, including Syria, they have.

The conclusion about the Levant drought in particular increases confidence in computer model projections of future climate conditions.

These projections almost unanimously show a much drier Middle East, northern Africa and Southern Europe, as weather patterns shift in response to a warming climate. 

This is a worrisome prediction for the Pentagon and intelligence community, who see water stress and population growth as two factors that are likely to tip the scale toward more conflict and humanitarian crises in the coming decades.

The roots of the Syrian civil war, which according to a recent estimate has killed at least 470,000 people and helped set in motion one of the most significant human migrations on record, can be traced in part to the drought. The drought, along with other factors, forced about 1.5 million rural residents, including farmers, to urban areas in Syria to look for work, including Aleppo and Damascus. 


What caused the drought?...GLOBAL WARMING!

They go on to partially blame the 470,000 people killed in Syria on....GLOBAL WARMING!

Wait....I thought it was chemical weapons, barrel bombs and Muslim on Muslim violence that killed all those people?

Well...maybe that had something to do with it, says that article...but it can be traced in part to the drought.

Interesting!  Israel has been part of the same drought and they haven't been killing anyone!  In fact they are still exporting fruit all over the world!  Since the Jews came home the desert has been blooming!  That's exactly what the Bible SAID would happen once the Jews got home!

This appears to be another case of the nations who curse God and curse Israel becoming the recipient of God's curses.  Syria is becoming a heap of ruins just like the Bible predicted.

"I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and curse those who curse you."--God (not to be confused with Allah of the Koran)

Nanny Beheads Child for Allah

Before you read this article, please remember that the liberals of the world remind us over and over again that Islam is a wonderful religion of peace!  They tell us that all people who worship a god have the capacity to behead, burn alive, rape, pillage and the name of that god.

Moscow (AFP) - A nanny accused of decapitating a young girl in her care then walking through the street brandishing the head, on Wednesday said "Allah ordered" the killing as she appeared at a Moscow court.

Suspect Gyulchekhra Bobokulova from Muslim-majority Uzbekistan -- whom the press have dubbed "the bloody nanny" -- was detained on Monday as she was waving the child's severed head outside a metro station in northwestern Moscow. She was sent for psychiatric examinations.

"It was what Allah ordered," the 38-year-old told journalists as she was brought into the district court to have her arrest confirmed and extended.

With shoulder-length black hair parted in the centre, she wore a royal blue pinafore over a black tracksuit top.

At times, she smiled, other times she grimaced, flashing a few golden teeth.

Speaking in broken Russian from the suspect's cage, Bobokulova said: "Allah is sending a second prophet to give news of peace" and also complained that she was "hungry", had not been fed and would "die in a week".

"Hi to everyone," said the mother-of-three, waving at the crowd of journalists in the courtroom.

Komsomolskaya Pravda, citing a close family friend, said the live-in nanny had recently become very religious, spent a lot of time online and had brought home a prayer mat.

Bobokulova has been undergoing psychiatric examinations since her detention over the murder of the girl, Nastya, whom the judge said was born in 2011. Investigators had initially estimated she was three or four years old.

She is suspected of butchering the girl, who had suffered from learning disabilities and epilepsy, at the family's apartment in northwestern Moscow, before torching it and fleeing the scene.

Witnesses reported seeing an agitated woman dressed in black who threatened to "blow everyone up," with one media report saying she shouted "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is greatest" -- as she paced up and down outside a metro station.


Thank you Yahoo News for translating Allah Akbar for us telling us all that it means "God is greatest!"

The article goes on to mention that maybe the woman is schizophrenic....but we also see that the woman "had recently become very religious"...which means she became very Islamic.

Sadly as we see in the news out of ISIS everyday...when you give your life to Allah and start to do his commands...he may command you to cut off a little girls head!....or burn someone alive in a cage....or strap a bomb to your back and kill 100 people who aren't quite as Muslim as you are!

I'm not sure how many horrendous acts need to be committed in Allah's name for the liberals of this world to understand that Islam is not a religion of peace.  10,000?  100,000?  1,000,000?

"If you are not for me you are against me."--Jesus

Yep!  Simple enough!  Allah and Islam are not FOR Jesus....which means they are doing the bidding of the Evil One.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Hunt For Intelligent Aliens

A handful of decades ago most educated humans didn't believe there were aliens living on other planets.  Today most humans do believe there are intelligent aliens living on other planets.  Many believe that those aliens have been visiting our planet.  Others believe that these same aliens actually seeded human life on planet earth...and one day soon they may be coming back for us!

Scientists searching for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life should put themselves in the aliens' shoes, a new study suggests.

Researchers have identified and characterized many potentially habitable alien planets via the "transit method," which notes how parent stars' light changes when orbiting worlds cross these stars' faces from Earth's perspective. (NASA's Kepler space telescope is the most famous and prolific instrument to use this technique.)

Intelligent aliens could theoretically use this same strategy to discover Earth, and to determine that it has the ability to support life, scientists said.

"It's impossible to predict whether extraterrestrials use the same observational techniques as we do," study lead author René Heller, of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, said in a statement. "But they will have to deal with the same physical principles as we do, and Earth's solar transits are an obvious method to detect us."

Advanced aliens who have made such a detection might try to send Earth a message to get in touch, the reasoning goes.

But cosmic geometry dictates that Earth's solar transits are visible from a limited swath of the sky — a sliver Heller and co-author Ralph Pudritz, a professor of physics and astronomy at McMaster University in Canada, dub the "transit zone."

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) — including projects such as the recently launched Breakthrough Listen Initiative — should therefore focus on the transit zone, Heller and Pudritz wrote in the new study, which will be published in the journal Astrobiology.

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Here's how the logic works in people believing that little green men exist someplace;
--people start believing that life on earth evolved from rocks a long, long time ago
--they think that if people can come from rocks, so can little green men on another planet

It's really that simple.

Now, let me ask my Bible reading friends a question;
--do you believe in angels like Michael, Gabriel, cherubim and seraphim?

100% of Bible readers will likely say, yes, they do believe in angels.

So what exactly is an angel?  Is it intelligent?  Yes.  Is it tangible?  Yes.  Is it alive?  Yes.  Can they move around in our 3-dimensional world but also other dimensions that the Bible says exist but that humans don't have access to?  Yes.

So isn't it possible that the "aliens" that the world is currently talking about are really the fallen angels who are doing Satan's bidding to deceive the world?

1 Timothy 4:1
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

America's Strong Support for Israel

God clearly told us that He will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse her.

As you look at the nations around the world that openly curse Israel, we can see Iraq, Syria and others descending into chaos...and it certainly would appear they are the recipients of that curse.

But what about America?  What does the general public think about Israel?

The American public remains strongly pro-Israel, with even those aged 18-29 saying they are more sympathetic to Israel than the Palestinians by a more than 2:1 margin, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

According to the annual survey of American's sympathies in the Middle East conflict, 62 percent of the public say their sympathies lie more with Israel than the Palestinians, and only 15% say they are more sympathetic to the Palestinians.

This 47 point difference is the third largest gap in the last 15 years of polling on the matter. During the seven years of the Obama Administration, marked by patches of high tension between Jerusalem and Washington, the percentage of those expressing more sympathy for Israel went from 59% in 2009 to 64% in 2013, and has remained steady at 62% over the last three years.

According to Gallup's summation of the findings, “Americans have become more sympathetic toward Israel over the past 15 years, and that more pro-Israel view held steady in the past year. While Republicans show extraordinarily high support for Israel -- an affinity evident at the Republican presidential debate in Houston last week, where every candidate professed his strong support for the Jewish state -- the majority of Democrats and independents are also on the same page.”

There is a significant difference of support along party lines, with 79% of Republicans saying they sympathize more with Israel, as opposed to 53% Democrats and 56% Independents. Among the Democrats, 23% voice more support for the Palestinians, as opposed to only seven percent among Republicans.

Amid oft heard voices saying that Israel is losing the support of the college-aged youth, the Gallup poll shows that even among the 18-29 year old demographic there is considerably more support for Israel than the Palestinians, with 54% saying they are more sympathetic to Israel, and 23% to the Palestinians. Support for Israel increases significantly among those 50 and older, with those numbers being 72% more sympathetic for Israel,  and 10% for the Palestinians.


For now we are going to file this in the "good news" file.

But let's remember that even if the general public remains pro-Israel....if our leaders turn against her or continue to draw up plans to divide her land and cede it those who hate her...there will be consequences that all of us will have to live with.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Kofi Annan Says It's Time to Legalize Drugs

Have you heard all the arguments for legalizing drugs?  They say that if we legalized meth, cocaine, flakka, bath salts, pot, heroin and everything else that good things would happen!  We would put the drug cartels out of business and crime would plummet!  We could quit arresting drug dealers and drug users and free up 50% of our prisons, 50% of our court system would also be freed up!

Next, the Government could tax the products and use the revenues to set up SAY NO TO DRUGS campaigns and also set up drug addiction facilities.  The tax money from drugs would be coming out of their ears!!

Sounds perfect!!

"But Dennis, that could NEVER happen....because drugs are bad!"

Now let's read what the ex-Secretary General of the United Nations is saying.

In my experience, good public policy is best shaped by the dispassionate analysis of what in practice has worked, or not. Policy based on common assumptions and popular sentiments can become a recipe for mistaken prescriptions and misguided interventions.

Nowhere is this divorce between rhetoric and reality more evident than in the formulation of global drug policies, where too often emotions and ideology rather than evidence have prevailed.

Take the case of the medical use of cannabis. By looking carefully at the evidence from the United States, we now know that legalizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes has not, as opponents argued, led to an increase in its use by teenagers. By contrast, there has been a near tripling of American deaths from heroin overdoses between 2010 and 2013, even though the law and its severe punishments remain unchanged.

This year, between April 19 and 21, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a special session on drugs and the world will have a chance to change course. As we approach that event, we need to ask ourselves if we are on the right policy path. More specifically, how do we deal with what the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has called the "unintended consequences" of the policies of the last 50 years, which have helped, among other things, to create a vast, international criminal market in drugs that fuels violence, corruption and instability? Just think of the 16,000 murders in Mexico in 2013, many of which are directly linked to drug trafficking.

Globally, the "war on drugs" has not succeeded. Some estimate that enforcing global prohibition costs at least $100 billion (€90.7 billion) a year, but as many as 300 million people now use drugs worldwide, contributing to a global illicit market with a turnover of $330 billion a year, one of the largest commodity markets in the world.

Prohibition has had little impact on the supply of or demand for drugs. When law enforcement succeeds in one area, drug production simply moves to another region or country, drug trafficking moves to another route and drug users switch to a different drug. Nor has prohibition significantly reduced use. Studies have consistently failed to establish the existence of a link between the harshness of a country's drug laws and its levels of drug use. The widespread criminalization and punishment of people who use drugs, the over-crowded prisons, mean that the war on drugs is, to a significant degree, a war on drug users -- a war on people.

Africa is sadly an example of these problems. The West Africa Commission on Drugs, which my foundation convened, reported last year that the region has now become not only a major transit point between producers in Latin America and consumers in Europe, but an area where consumption is increasing. Drug money, and the criminality associated with it, is fostering corruption and violence. The stability of countries and the region as a whole is under threat.

I believe that drugs have destroyed many lives, but wrong government policies have destroyed many more. We all want to protect our families from the potential harm of drugs. But if our children do develop a drug problem, surely we will want them cared for as patients in need of treatment and not branded as criminals.

Read entire article here;

The Bible says that in the Last Days the men on earth will be using drugs as part of their "magic arts"....maybe hallucinogenic drugs to get them in touch with the spirit/god of their choice?

Here's a fact....when a person is stoned on pot, meth, flakka or any other drug that takes them out of their mind....the Evil One is roaming around looking for whom he may devour.

Satan and his minions use the opportunity to invade into a persons mind.

Illicit drugs used to be used by very few people in this country.  For that reason laws were written and enforced.  But today we find that a large portion of society doesn't see it that way anymore.  They want to use mind altering drugs any way and any time they WHO ARE YOU to say what they can and cannot do?

To me, this is just one more step down the road to chaos.  The Bible said these days are it simply shouldn't surprise us.

"Every man did as he saw fit."  Joshua 21:25

Tsunami Wave Across Iraq?

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the infrastructure like dams, roads, stop lights, sewers, places where ISIS has taken over?  Who changes the bulbs, cleans the filters and makes sure the dams are functioning correctly?

Good question!

Today we read that the Mosul, Iraq dam may be in serious trouble.  If it malfunctions or breaks the US is warning that hundreds of thousands of Iraqis could be wiped out.

US warns of 'tsunami wave' across Iraq if the Mosul Dam collapses

Iraq's Mosul Dam faces "unprecedented" risk of a "catastrophic failure" that would unleash a wave of water which could flatten cities and kill hundreds of thousands within hours, the US has said.
The American government issued an unusually stark warning of the horrors that face Iraq if the dam gives way, describing a "tsunami-like wave" that would crush nearly a third of the country.

Iraq's power grid could be entirely knocked out and parts of major cities would be underwater for weeks like areas of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the US said.

The Iraqi government would be unable to direct an evacuation because Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) still controls much of the territory near the dam and so people need to prepare to evacuate on their own, the US said.

The dam was built in 1984 but has fallen into severe disrepair over decades of dictatorship, war and instability in Iraq. The government has struggled to convince foreign companies to take up a contract to maintain the dam while fighting with Isil rages nearby.

The US embassy in Baghdad said long-running deterioration meant the danger was now at an "unprecedented" level.

While there was "no specific information that indicates when a breach might occur", the US said Iraq's government should begin setting up an emergency notification system to warn the roughly 1.5 million people in the flood path.

"Mosul Dam faces a serious and unprecedented risk of catastrophic failure with little warning," the US said. "A catastrophic breach of Iraq’s Mosul Dam would result in severe loss of life, mass population displacement, and destruction of the majority of the infrastructure within the path of the projected floodwave."


Can you even imagine what the carnage and chaos would be if MILLIONS of Iraqis are left without electricity and decide to try and make their way to a "better life" in Europe??

If this one dam breaks....we could see a refugee crisis that makes the current one seem like child's play.

Many times I hear people in America say, "What the heck do we care about ISIS killing Muslims over there!!  It's not our problem!!  Let them figure it out!"

If that dam breaks could very well end up being our problem in that we will be forced to figure out what to do about millions more people who now have no food, no water, no clothes, no home and no electricity.

Nibiru, Planet X and Jewish Messiah

We continue to find more chatter in the news about a mysterious planet that only comes around planet earth once every 3600 years.  Some call it Nibiru, others call it Planet X.

Of course we have no idea whether there is some big planet heading towards us.  We simply look at the headlines and marvel at all the apocalyptic topics being discussed in the news almost every single day.

Also, this article is more evidence that the Jews are looking for their Messiah....and it's not Jesus.

When Breaking Israel News first reported on an apocalyptic scenario involving a mysterious star or planet whose tail is expected to result in extensive damage to Earth’s land masses and death to millions, the story was met with plenty of skepticism.

Since then, however, the connection between the planet Nibiru – also known as Planet X – and End of Days has been discussed with increasingly seriousness by a wide range of Jewish scholars.

To date, the biggest name associated with this story is Rav Moshe Sternbuch, a very prominent rabbi in Jerusalem. Although he did not verify an apocalyptic scenario, he did tell his student, Rabbi Daniel Travis, that there are big changes coming to the world. He also explained that the appearance of a star at the End of Days is plainly spoken of in the Zohar, Judaism’s primary mystical text.

In a second video, Glazerson points out a reference to the month of March and the corresponding Hebrew month of Adar Bet and affirms that this all fits with the passage from the Zohar about the star. In leap years, which occur seven times every 19 years in the Hebrew calendar, an additional month of Adar, called Adar Alef is added. In a leap year, the “regular” month of Adar is referred to as Adar Bet.

A third rabbinic voice to speak openly about Nibiru is Rabbi Yuval Ovadia, a maker of spiritual films. In a radio interview on February 17, Ovadia shared his findings that Planet X was well-known and spoken about openly approximately 40 years ago. He claims to have many newspaper articles about the existence of Nibiru from that time.

“And then,” Ovadia claims, “it went down. NASA put it in a complete silence. They didn’t talk about it. And it was like just out there for [anyone believing] in mysticism and stuff like that, but as far as science, it’s completely vanished, as if it did not exist and even they started to, you know, spread around ‘It’s not true. It’s not there.’”

Nibiru has consistently been debunked by scientists and journalists, most recently in Joel Achenbach’s story in the Washington Post.

The date most frequently associated with Nibiru is March 26, 2016. In a matter of weeks, the entire world will know whether or not Nibiru exists and whether or not it represents a Messianic advancement.


Do we believe that a massive planet is going to come into view and disrupt planet earth anytime soon?

It might, but we doubt it.

We don't believe an event like that will happen before the Rapture...but it very well could be something that happens during the Great Tribulation....when men will faint with fear for what is coming upon them.

In fact the Bible confirms that many unusual events WILL BE HAPPENING in the skies during the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.

We believe we are living in the time that Jesus refers to as the "Days of Noah".  It was a time when life was going on pretty much as usual.  People were eating, drinking, planting, marrying, planning weddings, etc....and they had no idea what was about to come upon them until the sky opened up and the flood waters took them all away to their deaths.

We don't believe that massive planets ripping apart our gravity, nuclear bombs destroying nations, alien invasions or demons ascending out of the Abyss and tormenting men with painful bites are ANYTHING that is going to happen before The Lord comes and calls His bride home.

If those things did would hardly qualify as "business as usual" on planet earth.  People may quit planning their wedding parties if they saw a massive planet appear in our sky 5 times the size of the moon and moving closer and closer every day as the scientists of the world tell earthlings to brace for impact.

Don't you think?

Luke 17:26-27
“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.