by Ken Trivette

The Most Important Event of the Next Millennium
Ken D. Trivette
II Peter 3:9-10

1. Life Magazine recently published a special edition in which was listed what they felt are the top 100 events of this millennium; the events that have had the greatest impact on the past 1000 years. I found their conclusions very interesting.

I do not have time to mention all 100, but let me give you what they felt was the 10 most important events in the last 1000 years.

#10 was the invention of the nautical compass in the year 1117. Without the nautical compass the millennium's great voyages of discovery could have never occurred.

#9 was Hitler coming to power in 1933.

#8 was the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

#7 was the Chinese alchemists discovery of the recipe for gunpowder in the year 1100.

#6 was the discovery and connection between sickness and germs in 1882.

#5 was the invention of the telescope in 1610.

#4 was the Industrial Revolution that began in 1796.

#3 was when Martin Luther nailed his "Ninety Five Theses" to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenburg, Germany in 1517, which led to the Reformation. The face of religion was permanently changed.

#2 was Christopher Columbus discovery of a new world in 1492.

That which Life Magazine considers to be the most important event of the last 1000 years was Gutenberg's printing of the Bible in 1455. When Johann Gutenburg succeeded in creating a masterpiece, a run of 200 gorgeously typeset Bibles, he unleashed an information epidemic that rages to this day.

2. Again, I confess to you that I find their lists extremely fascinating and very interesting.

3. As I thought about the most important events of the last millennium, I began to think about the next millennium and most important events of the next 1000 years.

4. Before the next millennium even begins, I want to go ahead and tell you what will be the greatest event of the next millennium. You ask, "How do ...

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