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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

RE: CNN asks me: are these the End Times?

Thought you might be interested in seeing Joel & hear what he has to say about his books & how they so closely relate to what is happening in the world events even though he’s written them in advance, it’s almost like he’s able to be a modern day prophet the way they seem to come true.

 

Pass it on to those who you think would be interested

If you come across his books in the library they are so worth getting to read

I’ve read all 3 of his books (lol in reverse order since that’s how I found them in the store) right now the events that are unfolding have been almost like they read his book the Ezekiel Option & followed it as a script

 

If you get to watch his interview send me an email & let me know what you think, I’ve really enjoyed his books & I’m looking forward to seeing him & Jerry Jenkins whose Left Behind series I’ve also read & the first 2 of the “Prequel” series, haven’t yet picked up the 3rd book in that series “the Rapture” yet; I’m waiting for it to go on sale it’s still too high for me to get at this moment

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joel Rosenberg [mailto:novembercommunications@ixs1.net]
Sent:
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 1:06 AM
Subject: CNN asks me: are these the End Times?

 

* * * * FLASH TRAFFIC: WASHINGTON UPDATE * * * *

CNN ASKS ME: ARE WE LIVING IN THE END TIMES?

I'll discuss the question on CNN today at
3:15pm. But first, I'll be attending the Iraqi Prime Minister's speech to Congress.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 26, 2006) -- I've been invited to attend the speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to a Joint Session of Congress at 11am eastern today. I'll post an initial report from the Capitol on my weblog immediately following the speech, and update it later in the day.


At
3:15pm, I'll be on CNN's "Live From..." with Kyra Phillips. Author Jerry Jenkins of the LEFT BEHIND novel series and I will discuss our new books (THE RAPTURE and THE COPPER SCROLL, respectively) and the topic: "Is the fighting in Israel increasing interest in the End Times?"
The quick answer: Yes.

Curiosity about the End Times is definitely spiking, and not just among Christians. Believe it or not, I'm finding that mainstream reporters and producers along with a growing number of
U.S. and foreign political leaders are fascinated by the issue.

Over the past year, I've been invited to speak at the White House, to Members of Congress, to Congressional chiefs of staff, to CIA officials and to diplomats and other leaders from
Israel and even Arab countries about the link between Middle East events and Bible prophecy. They've been asking because my novels keep having an eerie way of foreshadowing actual coming events, and each of my novels are based on End Times prophecies that could indicate the return of Jesus Christ is drawing near.

Since the fighting in the
Mideast broke out two weeks ago, I've done more than 60 radio, TV and print interviews. Nearly all of them have been about whether the events were watching play out in the Middle East were foretold by the Biblical prophets, and what should we be looking to see happen next.

What's more, consider some of the articles that have run in recent days:

In a USA Today article entitled, "In The Headlines, Glimpes of the Apocalypse," columnist Chuck Raasch asked quite pointedly: "Are these the end of times?"

"You can't look at the headlines these days and not conjure up apocalyptic visions," he wrote. "With the war in
Iraq persisting, with fresh fighting in Afghanistan, with missiles raining down on even Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus Christ, the world's most powerful governments and the United Nations appear unable or unwilling to stop a chain of events that may be spinning out of earthly control."

Raasch is not alone.

* A headline in the Waco Tribune-Herald asked: "Are We Living In The Final Days?"

* A Columbus Dispatch headline asked: "Is The Mideast Rupture A Sign of the Rapture?"

* Salon.com declared: "The Apocalypse Is Drawing Closer!"

* Last Friday, MSNBC devoted a segment of its
Middle East coverage to asking whether current events suggest we are living in the last days before the return of Christ.

* Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House, added fuel to the fire when he said he believes we are living in "the early stages of World War III."

* And not long ago, Senator John McCain speculated on NBC's "Meet The Press" that if
Iran obtains nuclear weapons, "I think we could see Armageddon."

While it may be tempting to some to dismiss such language as overly dramatic, it is worth keeping in mind that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told colleagues that he believes the end of the world is just two or three years away. He believes that the way to hasten the coming of the Islamic Messiah known as the "Twelfth Imam" or the "Mahdi" is to launch a global jihad to destroy the Jews of Israel and the Christians of the
United States. What's more, Ahmadinejad is feverishly trying to build, buy or steal the nuclear weapons to bring his Shiite end times beliefs to fulfillment.

That said, are we really living in what some call the "last days" and others call the "End Times"? Jerry Jenkins and I will discuss it briefly on CNN at
3:15pm. More detailed answers are on my weblog.


WEBLOG: To track the latest developments in the Middle East crisis -- including my answer to the question so many reporters and politicians are asking, "Are We Living In The End Times?" -- please click here


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To visit Joel's website, please click here

 

 

Thank you for reading. Please feel free to forward to others.

TO BOOK JOEL FOR AN INTERVIEW please contact Beverly Rykerd at 1-888-481-0405, (719) 481-0537, or (719) 440-2746 (cell), or beverly@leftbehind.com.

TO BOOK JOEL FOR A SPEECH please contact Edward Hunt at (703) 303-4998, or email him at edward@novembercommunications.com.

 

 

 

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