It seems to me that people have a real fascination with the mystery of end time predictions,” explains Kirk Cameron, former star of “Growing Pains” and Christian for “about twenty years” – regarding the online speculation about the reason for mass animal deaths across the globe.
To Kirk, such fascination goes along with the excitement over “Nostradamus prophecies , 2012, and of course, Biblical prophecy has really been a topic of fascination for thousands of years.”
Part of it is the ego thrill of perhaps being “first” thinks Kirk, pointing out that “people love to find codes and signs of future events and see if they can decipher them before anybody else.”
“But birds falling from the sky,” questions Cameron, ” has more to do with pagan mythology, and the directions that the birds flew told some of the followers of those legends that the gods were either pleased or displeased with them.”
Whether people do just have a fascination with the “religiously mysterious”, no one can deny that mystery has surrounded the recent deaths of birds and fish. Government is providing no answers to aid in putting aside doubts. Thus far, scientists, veterinarians and government officials have done their best to cautiously reassure folks thatno sign of toxins have yet surfaced in government testing even as tests are ongoing as each test comes in with inconclusive results.
If first reports of thousands of birds raining death in Beebe, Arkansas, had stayed in Arkansas, perhaps speculation would have been easier for government to quickly thwart; however, one mysterious report of birds was followed by another of fish and another of more birds – until the entire globe was dotted with stories.
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On Fox News, one scientist offered the theory that the leader of the birds was disoriented and led the flock to their deaths. Other theories include the birds being startled by loud noises, flight paths that were obstructed by lethal high wires and even more.
Amidst a lot of internet chatter about thousands of birds and fish dying, indeed, many are looking to Biblical scripture for answers and concluding that the massive animal deaths are a sign of the end of days.
The following scripture, transcribed below, is often cited for support of the Apocalypse theory:
God Will Judge the World
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This is the word of the Lord that came through Zephaniah while Josiah son of Amon was king of Judah. Zephaniah was the son of Cushi, who was the son of Gedaliah. Gedaliah was the son of Amariah, who was the son of Hezekiah.
The Lord’s Judgment
2“I will sweep away everything from the earth,” says the Lord.
3“I will sweep away the people and animals;
I will destroy the birds in the air and the fish of the sea.
I will ruin the evil people, and I will remove human beings from the earth,” says the Lord.
Kirk said that he, as the father of six children, was concerned about the direction American was going, “If America is a ship – it looks like it’s sinking. Financially, spiritually, and morally. It seems that everyone, religiously, in business and in politics, is playing the blame game and I want answers.”
However, as far as the mystery of the dying birds, Kirk personally shrugs their mysterious deaths away, with confidence that he will die of other causes way before any true Apocalypse. He thinks being ready spiritually for that death is far more important than apocalyptic end of times signs.