• Rex Morgan

Donald Trump and the Doomsday Clock


The "Doomsday Clock" has been moved forward 30 seconds so that it now reads two and a half minutes to midnight, signifying the apocalypse or "end of the world". This is the closest the clock has been to Doomsday since 1953, after the United States tested its first thermonuclear device, followed months later by the Soviet Union's hydrogen bomb test.

The reason for the change? In two words: Donald Trump! The atomic scientists who operate the clock said "Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person. But when that person is the new President of the United States, his words matter.

Everybody is talking about President Trump, the brash, outspoken, mercurial leader who now has his hands now on the nuclear button. Hillary Clinton tweeted in 2016 "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons".

How thankful can we be as Christians that we know God is in control and nothing can happen contrary to His will!

Daniel 2:20-49 and Acts 1:7 show that there is a God in Heaven Who guides and directs everything that happens on earth. "Praise be to the Name of God for ever and ever... He sets up Kings and deposes them... He reveals deep and hidden things." (Dan 2:20-22)

In Matthew 24:22 Jesus predicted that a time would come when humanity could destroy all life! Thankfully, He went on to reassure us that it won't be allowed to go this far. Rather Jesus Himself will return and set up a glorious Kingdom that will bring peace and joy to our beleaguered planet (Dan 2:44; Rev 11:15).

And so God's people pray with confidence and conviction "Thy Kingdom Come"!

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