The Day the Internet Died: The Beginning of the End
The Day The Internet Died: A Sign of the Times
The Day the Internet Dies Will be a Signal to Humanity that the End is Near
This will mark the beginning of the time refererred to in the Bible as the "Tribulation" which will begin immediately after the "Rapture." Both of these events will be discussed in detail furhter on. However, what you need to know is that there will be a time where it will become nearly impossible to do anything that relies on the Internet. Your credit and debit cards will become useless. You will not have access to any cash that is held in banks. Many business that rely on the Internet for every day operations will cease to exist, because they won't be able to function without the Internet.
If you are still living at this time in history, you need to be prepared, and know how to pay your bills without debit and credit cards. Have some money that you can access without using the Internet or an ATM. So, perhaps, you ask, "why?" That is because, immediately after the "Rapture," the only people who will be left on the Earth will be those who didn't believe.
Those who are left, will have a second chance to become Christians, but for them life will be even more difficult, because they will refuse to receive the "Mark of the Beast," and they will neither have any way to buy or sell, as predicted in Revelation. Those who receive the mark, will still be able to buy and sell, but they will have lost the opportuniy FOREVER to become a Christian.
"For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be.Mark 13:18-20 (in Context) Mark 13 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations"
A Fundamental Belief of Christianity: The Second Coming
What Do Christians World Wide Believe About What Will Happen After the Second Coming of Christ
Anyone who is a Christian believes that at some time in the future Christ will come again. The books of Mark and Matthew both specifically say (paraphrased)"No one knoweth the day or the hour,." even though over the course of time, many have made predictions, all of which failed to bear fruit. But, what we do know, is that when that time comes, what is referred to as the Rapture will begin. Most of this is discussed in I Thessalonians, and the term "Rapture" is defined as "being caught up." More precisely, this refers to all the Christians in the world, both living and dead beind raised up to meet Christ in the air when he returns to take the righteous to Heaven.
However, even Christians don't agree among themselves exactly how these events will unravel, but here we will attempt to shed some light on the matter based only on what is actually written in the Bible on the subject. If one believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, then one must take the Biblical account of what is to happen as fact.
The Three Fundamental Beliefs About the Rapture
Christians Have Three Basic Fundamental Beliefs About When the Rapture Will Occur
This writing will examine the view of the Fundamental Christians, because that is the belief that most closely follows what is written in the Bible. We will examine the writings in Mark, Matthew, Revelation, and I Thessalonians, because there is a definitive series of events outlined in these books of the Bible. These events have also been referred to in some of the books of the Old Testament, but this writing will focus mainly on what is written in the New Testament.
However, just so you can know what the three fundamental beliefs are they are as follows:
- Fundamental Christians (Baptists, etc.) believe that the Rapture will occur just prior to the 7 year Tribulation period.
- The mid-Tribulation view of the Rapture predicts that the Rapture will occur 3 1/2 years into the Tribulation and Christians and non-Christians both will endure 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation period.
- Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Lutherans, ets ascribe to the post-Tribulation view, which is that the Rapture will be the final resurrection of all Christians both living and dead, just prior to the destrucion of the earth, after the 7 year Tribulation period.
One must understand that the Tribulation is divided into two periods, which are the Tribulation and the "Great Tribulation" which is the second half and worst half of the Tribulation. Basically, "Tribulation" means a time of great troubles, when God will pour out is wrath on the unrighteous left in the world after the Rapture. This time is written about in great detail in the book of Revelation.
It is not as important when the events of the Tribulation take place, but more importantly to know what they will mean to the human race and how it will all be impacted by the demise of the Internet.
The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse
Who is the Beast and What is Meant by The Mark of the Beast
Who is the Beast and What is Meant by the Mark of the Beast?
The "Beast" or more commonly referred to as the Anti-Christ will essentially become a world leader during the 7 year period of Tribulation. He may walk among us now, or he may be someone who isn't born yet, or he may be the resurrection of someone from the past. The one clear thing, is that he will have miraculiously recovered from a fatal wound, and people will worship him and believe him to be God. Thank about how many evil leaders over time have died as a reuslt of a mortal wound......;Adolf Hitler, Osama Bin Ladin, Saddaam Hussein, and many others. Also, could a mortal wound be considered a poisoning....let's think of Nero, then.
However, during his reign on earth, no one will be able to buy or sell unless they have received the "Mark of the Beast." If you remember, it was previously stated that during the time of Tribulation, the only people left on Earth would be non-Christians, but many of them will know about the prophecies that are contained in the Bible, and when the Rapture happens, they will understand and many of them will become Christians during the Tribulation period.
You may be asking by now, what does any of this have to do with the Internet? Think about today's age of information. You need a number or log-in name and password to access nearly anything and everything that has to do with buying or selling anything, unless you physically go into a store and you have cash with you to make your pruchases. But, even your checks have numbers imprinted on them, if you are one of the few that don't have direct deposit. Those numbers on the bottom of checks, may have to be encrypted with the "Mark of the Beast" in order to cash them. You debit cards, credit cards, etc all have numbers encoded into the magnetic stripe on the back of them, so perhaps they will also have to be encrytpted with the "Mark of the Beast" in order for them to work. Additionaly, one would have to have the Mark on their right hand or forehead in order to buy or sell.
Think about this for a moment, no access to money, now you can't pay your utility bills, you cell phone bill, your mortgage, your cable or satellite bills, or your car payments, or even for gas to put in your car. You are now homeless, penniless, foodless, and destitute. Your only choice will be to band with others like yourself, who have turned to Christ after the Rapture, in order to work together to survive.
I'm not going to quote a bunch of Scripture here, except where it is absolutely necessary. I'm am just sharing with you my belief that if you are still alive after the Rapture, you will only have two major decisions left in your life that will matter. You other follow Christ or you follow the Beast, and whatever you decide will affect you for all eternity.
What Do You Believe About The Tribulation?
What Hapens to Those Who Neither Accept the Mark of The Beast OR Christ
What Happens to Those Who Neither Accept the Mark of the Beast, Nor Decide to Follow Christ?
That my friends is a very good question? Those people will have a very difficult time for certain, as they will neither be able to buy or sell, and during the Tribulation period there will be wars, pestilence, famine, and many other great troubles, the worst of which will be during the second half of the Tribulation, or what the Bible refers to as the "Great Tribulation." In addition to all the other troubles, there will be many catastrophic events occuring, many of which may be a result of continued global warming, such as more intense hurricans or typhoons. There will be many earthquakes, maybe even more devastating than the last one in Japan (which by the way caused the entire earth to shift on it's axis, if you didn't know). Rivers will turn to blood.
But, the new world leader that has arisen from the dead will make people believe that if everyone unites in one world religiion and worships him, everything will be ok. Many will believe him. He will institute a one-world currency and a one world government. Hasn't that already begun with the advent of the Euro? There head of the new one world religion, the false prophet, will encourage everyone to believe in the world's new leader, and to believe that he is the risen Messiah that was predicted in the Bible. He will fool the better part of humanity into believing in him, and thus condemn them all to eternal damnation.
Many escatologists believe that the false prophet will be a Pope, but there are also many other predicitons about who that false prophet might be or where he will come from. What is most important to know is that he will be a great deceptionist.
"Some, including many Roman Catholic theologians] do not believe in a "time of trouble" period as usually described by tribulationists, but rather that there will be a near utopian period led by the Antichrist." Source: WikiPedia
The above statemenet is partially true, as the "utopian period" and the Tribulation, will be occuring concurrently. For those that have received the Mark, things may seem as if they are utopian, at least for a time, but in the end, the Beast will be exposed, chained, and cast into Hell for 1000 years, during which time Christ will have rule over the earth and all Christians on earth. At the end of that time, will come the final judgement, and the earth will cease to exist.
So, be prepared and know, that they day the Internet crashes forever, will mark the beginning of the worst times that will ever be known in history. Who knows when those times will begin, so however you choose to prepare is up to you. It may occur in our lifetimes, or it may be thousands of years away. I choose to be prepared as if my eternity depended upon it.