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First Christian Reformed Church || Lynden

The Antichrist

Telling time is important to us Americans since we are so time conscious. In other cultures time and dates and deadlines are not nearly as important and some cultures barely have clocks. I preached at an Apache Indian church in Oklahoma that didn’t start until about 20 minutes after the stated hour and even then we started before the pianist arrived. But there is more to telling time than what a clock or watch tells us. There is knowing the times. “The Doomsday Clock is a symbol which represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. Maintained since 1947 by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board, the clock represents an analogy for the threat of global nuclear war” (Wikepedia). It is set once a year at the University of Chicago by a group of scientist. Right now it is set at two minutes to midnight, two minutes to an apocalypse. They hope this clock will somehow wake people up to the seriousness of the nuclear crisis and that we will do whatever we can to turn the clock back.
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