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August 23, 2011

Quake a 'warning from God' to president, Congress

Activist and friend Rocky Twyman, who does great work finding marrow donors for sick patients, has issued a press release describing the earthquake that rocked the region on Tuesday as a “warning from God for Congress and Obama to create more jobs.

Twyman, who founded the Pray at the Pump movement a few years ago to reduce gasoline prices and the Pray Without Ceasing Political Party more recently to address other problems, is organizing an “emergency vigil of hope” outside the White House at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Because we are not in an earthquake zone, it was quite unusual for a quake of this magnitude that was felt all the way in Canada to occur,” he explains. “We will proudly carry signs saying CONGRESS AND OBAMA, HEED THE EARTHQUAKE WARNING, COME BACK FROM YOUR PLUSH VACATIONS NOW AND PASS A JOBS BILLS OR WE NEED ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE IN CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE, AMERICA HELPED LIBYA, NOW LET'S HELP UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS WHO CANNOT AFFORD VACATIONS.”

His complete dispatch follows, after the jump.

THE 5.9 EARTHQUAKE WARNING FOR CONGRESS AND OBAMA TO END PARTISANSHIP CREATE MORE JOBS NOW-WHITE HOUSE-THIS WEDNESDAY-1:51 PM-THE EXACT TIME THE 5.9 EARTHQUAKE HIT THE METRO AREA ON TUESDAY

(Citizens say that God is not pleased with the POLITICAL BRINKMANSHIP between Congress and Obama that is keeping so many people unemployed in this country. Meanwhile, Obama and Congress enjoy plush vacations while many Americans suffer and cannot afford to go to vacation. God decided to shake things up in the Nation's Capitol to get the attention of our warring leaders who have forgotten about the people. Congress and Obama come back from your PLUSH vacations and solve the jobs crisis NOW.)

(The country should follow the example of former DC Congressman Fauntroy who is stuck in Libya but looking to a Higher Being for help AND DELIVERANCE FROM THE CRISIS THERE. AMEN TO CONGRESSMAN FAUNTROY)

The sudden 5.9 earthquake that hit the metro area on Tuesday at 1:51 PM ALERTED US ALL TO how fragile our lives are. The members of the Pray Without Ceasing Political Party (PWCPP) believe that this earthquake represents a wake-up call from God to Obama and Congress to stop fighting and get a job bills passed to help Americans who are struggling during this horrific recession. They believe that God is a loving God and is not pleased that so many of His children are enduring so much pain while Congress and President Obama enjoy plush vacations. In order to dramatize this belief, concerned citizens and PWCPP will hold an emergency vigil of hope in front of The White House (Lafayetee Park side) on this Wednesday, August 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. They will stop visitors at the White House and hold a moment of silence at exactly 1:51 PM which is the EXACT TIME THAT THE EARTHQUAKE HIT THE AREA. Many of the prayer warriors also believe that this earthquake is a sign of the fulfillment of last day prophecies in the Bible that say that we will have more and natural disasters as we get closer to the coming of Christ. SINCE THIS IS A VIGIL OF HOPE, WE WILL SING THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE, I AM GOING TO LET IT SHINE AS WE FORM PRAYER GROUPS WITH WHITE HOUSE VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. Press who attend can continue to get action to the earthquake from people all over the country. Because we are not in an earthquake zone, it was quite unusual for a quake of this magnitude that was felt all the way in Canada to occur.. We will proudly carry signs saying CONGRESS AND OBAMA, HEED THE EARTHQUAKE WARNING, COME BACK FROM YOUR PLUSH VACATIONS NOW AND PASS A JOBS BILLS OR WE NEED ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE IN CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE, AMERICA HELPED LIBYA, NOW LET'S HELP UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS WHO CANNOT AFFORD VACATIONS. We will also have a Book of Hope for More Jobs that people can sign. By signing, you agree to call the White House and your Congressional representatives and PRESSURE THEM TO END THEIR VACATIONS AND COME BACK FOR A WORKING SESSION WITH A SPIRIT OF BIPARTISANSHIP TO CREATE JOBS NOW. BECAUSE OF THE HALF-HEARTED ATTITUDE OF OUR LEADERS TOWARDS PASSING A JOBS BILL, DON'T BE SURPRISED IF GOD DOESN'T SHAKE THINGS UP AGAIN IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE. CONGRESS. Even though many on the Hill refuse to raise taxes on wealthy Americans, God will avenge the middle class and poor who are being abused by these selfish policies. The time has come for our Congress, many of whom call themselves Christians, to read and practice the Golden Rule in the Bible that says that we should have compassion for our fellow man and that means Healthcare for the less fortunate in America.

WE HOPE THAT THIS EARTHQUAKE WILL FINALLY CONVINCE OBAMA TO DROP HIS POLITICAL PRIDE AND HOLD A MUCH NEEDED NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING EVEN THOUGH HIS POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL RIVAL RICK PERRY JUST HELD ONE ON AUGUST 6 IN HOUSTON. PWCPP THINKS THAT OBAMA SHOULD TAKE THE HIGH ROAD AND INVITE RICK PERRY AND ALL REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS ALONG WITH OTHER OBAMA ENEMIES TO THIS GATHERING. THIS MUST BE ABOUT THE 20TH TIME THAT WE HAVE STOOD IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE WITH SIGNS URGING OBAMA TO HOLD THIS IMPORTANT GATHERING TO SAVE AMERICA FROM FINANCIAL RUIN. WE REPEAT THAT SIXTY MINUTES PROVED THAT PRAYER WORKS IN THEIR HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM STORY. THE POWERFUL EFFECTS OF PRAYER AND FASTING ARE DOCUMENTED IN DR. JENTEZEN FRANKLIN'S NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER "FASTING " AND IN" HAPPINESS DIGEST" AND THE "GREAT CONTROVERSY", TWO POWERFUL BOOKS WRITTEN BY 20TH CENTURY RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND END TIME PROPHECY WRITER ELLEN G. WHITE. THE NATION OF ISRAEL PROSPERED WHEN THEY IMPLEMENTED THE POWERFUL SPIRITUAL WEAPONS OF PRAYER AND FASTING. THE TIME HAS NOW COME FOR AMERICA TO TRY THESE OLD TIME PROVEN TOOLS TO BRING AMERICA OUT OF FINANCIAL DISASTER AND CREATE MORE JOBS. WE PRAY THAT THE MEDIA WILL TAKE OUR IMPORTANT AND URGENT STORY TO OBAMA AND CONGRESS NOW.

Posted by Matthew Hay Brown at 8:20 PM | | Comments (12)
        

Comments

I wonder if the other 2,600 earthquakes that happen on a daily basis are warnings from God as well?

It's called tectonic plate movement. Please look it up.

Please let go of superstition, people. Let's crawl out of our caves and stand on our feet like responsible human beings.

Is it April 1st?! It boggles my mind that people actually believe such nonsense. I'm with Ron - wake up and smell the science!

I have an inherent fear of people who type in caps.

I felt the quake! It was a good 20-30 seconds of shaking back and forth, stuff fell off of my bookshelf. Lets see…we have all these wars, talk of starting more wars, earthquakes, tsunamis and all of this. What does the Bible say?

“When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.” – Jesus Christ (Mark 13:5-8)

Mark, can you point me to a period in history where there weren't "wars, talk of more wars, earthquakes, and famines"? Such things have been a feature of life on Earth since records began, and, one assumes, will continue to be a feature of life on Earth long after we're gone. I know it all seems terribly significant when you're in the middle of it, but from a global, historical perspective, it's business as usual.

The Bible tells us that there will be scoffers in the last days and individuals saying where is the sign of His coming. The whole nation needs to read modern day religious liberty author Ellen G. White's documented historical chronology of last day events. God allows cataclysmic events like Tuesday's earthquake to happen to wake us up because there is not much time before the end. The press often ignores stories such as this, but had fun with Harold Camping false prediction of the second coming. Our country is on the brink of economic disaster. I fail to understand why Obama will not IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING. YES, RICK PERRY JUST HAD ONE IN HOUSTON, BUT WITH 1 AND 6 AMERICANS UNEMPLOYED, WE NEED SEVERAL SUCH EVENTS. THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO REJECT THE ADVICE OF INTELLECTUALS MANY OF WHOM DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD AND HIS POWER. WE WILL NEVER HAVE BIPARTISANSHIP IF WE CANNOT ALL PRAY TOGETHER. IT IS MY PRAYER AND HOPE THAT THERE WAS ENOUGH SHAKING TO BRING CONGRESS AND OBAMA OFF THEIR PLUSH VACATIONS TO PASS A JOBS BILL THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT PLAGUING AMERICA. GOD SMILES UPON OUR EFFORTS WHEN WE PLACE HIM ON A PEDESTAL. REMEMBER THAT GREAT GOSPEL SONG BY THE LATE JAMES CLEVELAND: GOD HAS SMILED ON ME, HE HAS SET ME FREE. A BIPRATISAN NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER WOULD HELP SET OBAMA AND THE COUNTRY FREE FROM THE SHACKLES OF UENEMPLOYMENT AND POLITICAL BRINKMANSHIP. ALL HUMAN EFFORTS ARE FAILING. LET'S GIVE GOD AND PRAYER A CHANCE. ACCORDING TO THE AWARD WINNING SIXTY MINUTES SHOW, PRAYER TRULY CHANGES THINGS.
SADLY, BECAUSE OF THE PRIDE OF MAN, IT MAY TAKE MORE THAN ONE EARTHQUAKE TO WAKE UP THIS DIVIDED COUNTRY.

ROCKY TWYMAN, FOUNDER
THE PRAY WITHOUT CEASING MOVEMENT-PRAYER IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY PROBLEM IN LIFE. WE ARE NEAR THE END OF TIME. GOD IS FED UP WITH THE LACK OF CONCERN WE SHOW FOR EACH OTHER.

Those that labor to make a country without God, they labor in vain. Ironic that it was the top of the Washington Monument that was damaged. Google to see what is inscribed on top. We have turned away from God as a nation and even christians live like atheists.

I would question someone that would use this to fulfill their political agenda. Lie, covet, steal from politicians, selling hate and division. Idolatry and greed from the masses. Do not look to Pharaoh to save you or you will find yourself forever enslaved...

Rocky,

The Bible also tells us no one but the Father knows when that end time is going to be. Jesus even acknowledged to his disciples He did not know it so it's a bit of a stretch to think any of us can know it or recognize the signs. That is why Christ said to act as if it could be any day so that we aren't caught by surprise.

Prayer does change us and brings us closer to God. The first step is focusing on the logs in our own eyes and not looking at the specs in our brothers eyes.

Leave it to the religious lunatics to translate what a disaster means. Never forget the bible thumpers too. I can't stand when people do nothing, but, parrot the same stuff over and over as if that is the only thing to win a debate or persuade someone into their view. To challenge their core belief could be upsetting. If you are going to speak leave the script (your pre-built arguments to talk from).

Seriously and honestly, lets live on planet reality in reality and not for some deity that has not and cannot be proven based on a book that people fear and house of worship(that pays virtually no property taxes).

It's a pretty useful feature of our brains to be able to determine what's alive and what isn't. Rocks aren't good eating, nor are they a threat, but small things that scurry are potentially food and we are potentially food for big things that move. So we tend to associate sentience with anything that moves, and this has been a driving force for religion as far back as history goes.

We used to see the Sun move across the sky and so we would create sentient beings, Gods, to whom we could attribute that motion. We'd similarly create Gods to explain other natural phenomena, e.g. the moon, the stars, the oceans, the seasons.

As we began to understand the world around us, we started to lose the need for Gods to explain the clockwork of the universe, and began to accept that these things can move without a hand to guide them. Our pagan pantheons faded away to be replaced with monotheism, and we created the "God of the Gaps", i.e. a God to whom we'd ascribe only those things that we were yet to come to understand, e.g. the origin of the universe.

Unfortunately, some of us seem to continue to see gaps that have long since been closed, possibly as a result of failings in their scientific education, and so we see some trying to ascribe to Gods well-understood natural phenomena like earthquakes and hurricanes. It's a little sad, a little embarrassing.

Harry,

I was wondering what proof you had to support your blanket assumptions made of all religions especially the claim " we created the "God of the Gaps", i.e. a God to whom we'd ascribe only those things that we were yet to come to understand, e.g. the origin of the universe." It's a nice theory one that I've yet to see any atheist actually able to support with anything more than the same blind faith they attack Christians and other religions over.

John saw that Babylon was a spiritual competitor to God. She is portrayed as a temptress and seductress, offering sexual pleasures and wealth through the sale of men's souls. He also saw that Babylon was destroyed

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About Matthew Hay Brown
Matthew Hay Brown writes and blogs about faith and values in public and private life for The Baltimore Sun. A former Washington correspondent for the newspaper, he has long written about the intersection of religion and politics. He has reported from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, traveling most recently to Syria and Jordan to write about the Iraqi refugee crisis.
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