Rumours and Threats of Wars:
Matthew 24:6-8 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mark 13:7-8 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
In just the past five (5) days, increasing ‘Threats and Rumours of Wars’; China vs India: Beijing stages live-fire drills in show of force near India border. CHINA has showcased state-of-the-art weaponry in a provocative show of force close to the Himalayan region of the border it shares with India in a clear signal to President Narendra Modi.
By CIARAN MCGRATH Express.co.uk
The People’s Liberation Army staged live-fire drills at an altitude of almost 15,000 feet – close to the Ladakh region which was the scene of fatal hand-to-hand clashes between Indian and Chinese soldiers which resulted in the deaths of at least 23 Indian soldiers as well as an unknown number of Chinese. India has also taken part in war games in the region in recent weeks.
Last week its military suggested for the first time that Chinese troops had “transgressed” the Line of Actual Control which separates the two nations in May, in a report on the website of the Indian Ministry of Defense’s website.
The document, which mentioned “unilateral Chinese aggression” was rapidly removed.
Media outlets in India have suggested Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has admitted he was preparing his troops for a drawn-out stand-off with China.
However, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday sought to strike an upbeat tone, telling reporters: “For the China-India relationship, the two sides should jointly safeguard peace and security in the border areas and maintain steady and sound development of bilateral ties.
“We will continue to deepen strategic mutual trust and expand shared interests with our neighbours and other developing countries.”
Also speaking on Monday, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava defended India’s decision to take part in military exercises in the South China Sea.
He said: “India has an abiding interest in peace and stability in the region.
“We firmly stand for the freedom of navigation and overflight and unimpeded lawful commerce in these international waterways, in accordance with international law, notably the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea [UNCLOS].”
Speaking earlier this month, Frank O’Donnell, a nonresident fellow in the South Asia Program at the US-based Stimson Center, said Mr Modi had created a “fog of confusion” by sending out mixed signals on the subject of Ladakh.
He added: “China appears to be altering the facts on the ground in terms of what the LAC will look like in Ladakh in future.
“The simultaneous withdrawals of Chinese and Indian forces of a distance of 1-2km each at their points of contention looks, on its surface, to be what an equitable and fair de-escalation would look like.
“However, this is not the case when China has in fact intruded up to eight kilometres in some areas into Indian territory.
“This means that a mutual withdrawal of two kilometres means that China will withdraw to only occupying six kilometres of Indian territory within that area, whereas India has to withdraw further back within its own territory.”
China’s approach was sometimes referred to in India as “two steps forward, one step back”, Mr O’Donnell explained.
Mr Modi has wavered between insisting there had been no transgression – a claim apparently contradicted in the pulled report – and making vague threats, Mr O’Donnell said.
He added: “The first line of messaging – that there is no intrusion – will be taken by Beijing and spotlighted by its diplomats as proof that India accepts the Chinese claim.
“Even if the Chinese forces do in fact withdraw all the way back across Ladakh to their positions prior to the incursions in May – which is unlikely – then it is likely they will retain much more sizeable permanent forces in the area to pose a long-term threat to the Indian position here.
“However, the most likely outcome at this stage is that the Indian government will end up accepting some form of permanent advanced Chinese position within its own territory, while seeking to present this as a win to the Indian public as there were, firstly, mutual withdrawals and, secondly, by generating a fog of confusion for the Indian public about where the LAC actually is.”
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Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.