Jim Henry, Pastor
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
3701 L.B. McLeod Rd.
Orlando, FL 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program ",WE BELIEVE"
Print #34, CT #1873
"The Tribulation - Doom Of The Human Race"
Not so long ago, a man by the name of Professor Kinard Zorens,
who was working with the Institute of Behavior Psychology in West
Germany, wrote an article in which he described eight reasons why
he believed that the world was coming to a doomsday. He listed these
reasons: First, overpopulation. Secondly, pollution. He said that
man is killing himself and bringing the world to judgment because
I found another interesting article called, "Who'll Stop the
Rain?" In this article, it says:
"Man, as he poisons his fellow creatures, his own
tissues and the streams, soil, and air, is also
poisoning his metaphors. 'The quality of mercy is
not strained,' wrote Shakespeare, 'it droppeth as the
gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath, twice
blessed.' That line is no good anymore. 'Twice
cursed,' it might be amended, four centuries later,
for in the rain in Great Britain alone, there is rain
that is no longer gentle. A rainstorm that slapped
Scotland in 1974 had a pH of 2.4, as acidic as vinegar.
It can cause malformations on leaf surfaces and it
inhibits plant growth."
"Hosea 6:2 says, 'He shall come unto us as the rain.,
Let's hope he doesn't come that way, for the rain
nowadays is falling wrathfully. It is killing salmon
in Norwegian streams, in Adirondack lakes, and in the
rivers of Canada's maritime provinces. It is leaching
toxic metals in the soil, and from water pipes, then
depositing them in our drinking water. It is hurting
our eastern forest, though no one yet knows
how badly. If there has been a likely portent of
judgment day, it is in rains changed from sweet to
"Perhaps that's what Hosea meant. Ten years from now,
when the results of the proposed research are in, the
effects of the acid rain wil ...
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