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.
Increasing Threats and Rumours of Wars; ‘Flames of war’ – China relations at breaking point with Taiwan in the South China Sea. CHINA has been warned any further aggression in the South China Sea could provoke a war with Taiwan, in a bold statement from the country’s defence ministry.
By BILL MCLOUGHLIN PUBLISHED: 15:46, Sun, Aug 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:46, Sun, Aug 23, 2020. Express.co.uk
China has looked to increase its territory in the region and has stated Taiwan will eventually be reclaimed. In light of China’s aggressive stance in the region, Taiwan has warned Beijing not to underestimate its military strength. To show its military arsenal, Taiwan’s defence ministry filmed a video showcasing a live-fire drill this week.
The ministry also issued a further response to Beijing by claiming China’s “arrogance” may force Taiwan to act.
The ministry said: “Absolutely do not treat lightly our resolve to defend Taiwan.
“The most arrogant country can easily provoke a war, and the most ignorant government can be caught in the flames of war.
“In the end it will have the opposite effect, inciting the wrath and antipathy of Taiwan’s people, seriously hurting peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”
The ministry also warned any further threats from China will only go further in strengthening the country’s resolve against Beijing.
In the video, Taiwan shows a wide range of military equipment including F-16 fighter jets.
Last year, Taiwan agreed a deal for 66 of the F-16 jets from the US.
The deal was worth $8billion (£6.1billion) and was a further sign of Donald Trump’s commitment to maintaining the defence treaty between the two countries.
In a further move aimed at bolstering Taiwan’s military strength, the US also approved a deal worth £492.5million.
This is package will be an upgrade package for the Patriot surface-to-air missiles.
The deal came into effect last month and is the seventh such agreement made between Taiwan and Mr Trump’s administration.
Upon the confirmation of the deal, Taiwan claimed it will go far in showing the importance for its national defence strategy against China.
The ministry said: “This arms sale is the seventh by the Trump administration to Taiwan so far, fully demonstrating the importance attached to our national defence-security, consolidating our security partnership with the US, and jointly maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the region.”
Several Chinese jets have flown across the integral Taiwan Strait this year.
Local media on the island have stated there have been at least 20 airspace violations.
This, combined with a build of ships from the People’s Liberation Army, has raised concerns Beijing will soon be ready to reclaim the island.
Tensions were further heightened after US Health Secretary visited the island earlier this month.
In a ground-breaking move, China warned the US against the visit by insisting it threatened peace and stability in the region.
Enoch Wu, a Taiwanese political activist and former staffer on Taiwan’s National Security Council, told Al Jazeera: “Certainly the number of exercises is quite high this year, but I think we should see it as part of a longer-term trend.
“Every year, China has been steadily increasing and escalating its military activities, so from where I sit, I see that as part of a longer-term pattern that’s probably going to intensify.
“There is a public expectation here that China will continue to ramp up pressure, and there’s a lot more they can do, and will do, before an invasion will happen.”
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Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
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.