Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Significant Year in the Creation of the Internet and More: 1844

1844 was the year in which the followers of preacher William Miller labeled a failed prophetic prediction as The Great Disappointment.  He calculated that the Messiah’s return would occur in 1843-1844 using the Biblical verse Daniel 8:14 ”And he said to me, For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” Apparently Miller believed 2300 days meant 2300 years but regardless erred by not believing the words of the Messiah that no one knows when He will return. So William Miller's prediction failed as everyone's before and after him. But it is interesting to note some of the events of 1844 that are significant and relative to Biblical events and our present time:

In 1844 after Miller's err and following The Great Disappointment. the Seventh Day Adventist Church was founded and Miller rejected any further theories of dating the Messiah's return. 

In that year Charles Darwin first published an essay of his theory of origins.  Karl Marx published his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts.   

The present Turkish flag was created, the crescent and star on a blood red background. 

The Baha’i faith was created in 1844: beginning of the religion of unity of all religions and now the only accepted religion of the United Nations.

Brigham Young took the leadership over role after the assassination of Joseph Smith effectively creating the Mormon Church.

Bruno Bauer publishes Die Judenfrage (1843) ("The Jewish Question"):  This was a prelude to the Final Solution to the question implemented by the Nazis in World War 2.  For Bauer political emancipation required the abolition of religion.  This was followed in 1844 by Marx’s On the Jewish Question.   Bernard Lewis called this publication, "one of the classics of anti-Semitic propaganda."

In this era seeds of the communications revolution and the founding of the information age sprouted. You could say in 1844 one of the first text message/email or at least one of the most popularly known was sent when the first telegraph message, "What hath God Wrought", was transmitted from the U.S. Supreme Court room in Washington D.C., to Alfred Val in Baltimore, MD, by Samuel F.B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph.  The following day the first telegraphed news story was published.

I cannot help to contemplate the events of that era and the resulting opposition from these growing ideologies to Yeshua the Messiah God’s Son, more popularly known by His Greek/English name Jesus Christ.  If you are one of the chosen, keep following the Messiah and continue even more than ever to watch.  If you are not a believer in God’s Son, if you don’t believe He died for you and that God raised Him from the dead, consider the forces opposed to the Messiah and His prophecies, the always failing Marxism, Darwinism, Islam, globalization and the evolving Artificial Intelligence, the semi-all-knowing god of the internet, the world government and the new world religion which is nothing new at all.  These are all going to fail and will be destroyed shortly and you will be destroyed with them.  When you see these things begin, they already have, remember this verse: "His anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still" Isaiah 9:12  Please do not let that happen to you.  Repent now and turn to His stretched out hand.

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