|Event 1 - Final Signs
Wars and Commotions
ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled:
for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet." Matthew
Prophecy: "But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions,
be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end
is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom:" Luke 21:9-10.
Wars and the ravages of civil distress are affecting millions worldwide. There
were 35 ongoing conflicts at the end of 2003. Only Jesus' soon coming will bring
an end to the pain and destruction of war.
"The United Nations defines "major wars" as military conflicts
inflicting 1,000 battlefield deaths per year. In 1965, there were 10 major wars
under way. The millennium ended with much of the world consumed in armed conflict
or cultivating an uncertain peace. At the end of 2003, there were 15 Major Wars
under way, with at least 20 "lesser" conflicts ongoing. "
See also the Center for Defense Information