Katrina 10 Years Later – The Human Toll of Katrina – Attack on New Orleans – Black and Poor White Depopulation

Was Katrina a planed attack on New Orleans to depopulate the Poor White and Black community?

The death toll from Katrina is uncertain, but according to the National Hurricane Center, 1,836 fatalities
can be attributed to the storm: 1 in Kentucky, 2 each in Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio,
14 in Florida, 238 in Mississippi, and 1,577 in Louisiana. There are
still thousands missing. The mayor of New Orleans said that as any as
10,000 could had died from the flooding of New Orleans.

What’s the city’s population? Before: about 484,000 people.
_ After: about 360,400 people.

In
the city, the Census Bureau estimated 97,000 fewer African Americans in 2015
compared to 2000, 14,984 fewer whites and 4,830 more Hispanics.97,000 fewer Blacks. What happen to all the Black population? Where did they go? Did Houston, Memphis, St. Louis, Baton Rough, Dallas or some other city have a big increase in the Black population due to Katrina? NO What happen to the 100,000 Blacks? Did many of them wash out to sea? WHERE ARE THEY?

The Human Toll-1800-10,000 Dead


Katrina anniversary events planned in St. Bernard…

On August 24-27, a series of “recovery tours” will be held at various
public buildings, critical facilities and flood control structures
across St. Bernard Parish that were repaired or built with funding from
federal and state government.
“The recovery tours are an important part of our commemoration as
they serve to remind us how our countrymen helped rebuild St. Bernard
through the investment of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars,”
Bayham said.
The Torres I Burns Trust and the Creative Alliance of New Orleans
will present an art exhibition, “The Spirit of St. Bernard: Portraits
and Videos,” Aug. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the River House Museum in
Poydras.
The School Board will hold its annual Day of Reflection breakfast
August 28 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chalmette High School 9th Grade Academy.
For information regarding tickets contact the School Board office at
(504) 301-2000.
Later that day, Elaine P. Nunez Community College will open its
10-year Katrina time capsule and hold a photo retrospective at 5:30 p.m.
On August 29, a memorial service for those who perished in the storm
will begin at 9 a.m. at the Katrina Memorial at Shell Beach.continue reading

Was New Orleans targeted by a weather modification weapon built during the Clinton administration called  HAARP. ?

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Blackwater mercenaries used in New Orleans -.

Katrina was called the perfect hurricane. It came ashore on Christian Pass Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina did not cause the flooding that devastated New Orleans, but On 29 August 2005 there were over 50 failures of the levees and flood walls protecting New Orleans, Louisiana, and its suburbs following passage of Hurricane Katrina
and landfall in Mississippi. The levee and flood wall failures caused
flooding in 80% of New Orleans and all of St. Bernard Parish. Tens of
billions of gallons of water spilled into vast areas of New Orleans,
flooding over 100,000 homes and businesses. Responsibility for the
design and construction of the levee system belongs to the United States Army Corps of Engineers; the responsibility of maintenance belongs to the local levee boards.continue reading Levee failure.

Clara Barthelemy a resident of New Orleans St. Bernard community gave this account: “The 17th Street levee was bombed by the Army Corps of Engineers to save the
more valuable
real estate in the city… to keep the French Quarter protected, the Ninth
Ward was sacrificed…
people are afraid to speak out… everyone who was near there heard the
bombings… they bombed
seven times. That’s why they didn’t fix the levees… 20 feet of water.
Gators. People dying in
water. They let the parishes go, not the city center. Tourist trap was saved
over human life.” continue reading 

Was The New Orleans
Flooding A Planned Event?

Commentary
By Michael Shore
Israel
9-9-5
The following eyewitness accounts produced the following
statement by the people who were there and witnessed first hand what was
going on in New Orleans and this is what they had to say regarding the
U.S. government’s actions with the people of New Orleans:
 
http://www.rense.com/general67/eyewit.htm
 
“We couldn’t starve them out, the hurricane didn’t
kill them, it seems planned.”
 
The idea that this whole hurricane disaster was a planned
event just like 911 is incomprehensible to just about everyone. But it
actually may have been. Please read the following two articles that appeared
on Rense. Technology now exists that can control and manipulate the weather…to
what degree is not known. A disaster like Katrina is not incomprehensible
when gangsters take control of such a powerful weapon. The Illuminati and
the Bush/Cheney gang and their associates in crime can literally get away
with murder on a grand scale in broad daylight – as long as they can keep
their secret of the existence of scalar weather weapons from the People,
which they are obviously successful in doing.
 
Can Hurricanes Be Used As Weapons Of Mass Destruction?
http://www.rense.com/general67/wmds.htm
 
Was Hurricane Katrina A Man Made Storm For Profit?
http://www.rense.com/general67/waskatrinaamanmade.htm
 
The accounts of the eyewitness storyfurther suggests
manipulation. The gangsters seem to be primed to grab many of the assets
a large chunks of land in New Orleans without having to use a major war
to do so. After everything has quieted down, they will then use taxpayer
money to rebuild …including casinos, hotels, shopping malls, condos etc,
etc. They will loot vast sums from the billions in Federal aid it will
take to repair the levees and infrastructure of the city. The Illuminati
bankers will also make billions in interest from the loans they will make
to the government, corporations and some individuals, who will need the
necessary financing for rebuilding. Of course, the slow response or “no
response” to this disaster is part of the plan. In one small swoop,
these gangsters have gotten “the poor niggers” off the land,
so when they rebuild, this area will become a major upscale lily white
NEW TOWN. How sick can they be?continue reading
 
 P.S. Do research
online. You might be shocked at what you uncover. Invite your friends
to read the above articles about weather manipulation. Do a google search
for ‘scalar weapons’ and read more about this amazing technology. Spread
the word…while we still can.
 
 

One decade after Hurricane Katrina -…

Maggie
Carroll couldn’t sleep – not after what she had read earlier in the
day. It was 11 January 2006, four months after the deadly floods
triggered by Hurricane Katrina had swallowed many of New Orleans’ neighbourhoods.
Carroll and her husband were among the first to return after the
storm and take stock of theirs, Broadmoor, a low-lying area whose raised
bungalows and colourful shotgun houses had been inundated by up to 10
feet of water. The Carrolls’ home on Walmsley Avenue had been left
structurally sound; its wood floors didn’t buckle. Still, the water had
picked up pieces of furniture, carried them across rooms and left them
ruined. It broke up the back deck and crushed the garage door, before
submerging Maggie’s grandfather’s 1963 Chevy.
Renting an apartment off Magazine Street, a short drive away, for
$1,300 a month, the Carrolls faced days filled with uncertainty. Then,
on 11 January, the front-page story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune gave them yet another jolt. A mayoral-appointed Bring New Orleans Back Commission had sketched out a plan
it hoped would open the tap of federal aid. Crafted by a team of
outside consultants, the blueprint suggested concentrating redevelopment
on the city’s higher, less-flood-prone ground.continue reading

FEMA ethnic cleansing and depopulation … their task was to depopulate the area along … when it was clear that New Orleans had survived Katrina which was a .

 

September 11, 2001- The Day That Will Live In Infamy – 911- Photos – 7 years Later

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The UN World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination

Yet the noble goals of the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism were undermined by hateful anti-Jewish rhetoric and anti-Israel political agendas,

Israel and US walk out of UN conference on racism

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Secretary of State Powell decides not to attend the United Nations Conference against Racism, citing concerns over criticism of Israel.


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The 360-foot television mast atop One World Trade Center supported 10 main
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Transmissions from the mast began in June, 1980. Ten television stations in the
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The WTC towers were the best known examples of “tube buildings,” which are
strengthened by closely spaced columns and beams in the outer walls. The
Twin Towers were completed in 1970, and were the tallest until the Sears Tower
was built.

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The Real Truth About What Happens When You Die – part2

What Happens After Death (part II)

Eternal Life is a Gift from God through Jesus and after the first resurection..
“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” 1 Corinthians 15:53 (You have it but not yet, only after your change,)

The Bible teaches that there are only two possible destinations for each of us, life or death.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

God so loved us that Jesus came to this earth to die the death that we deserve so that we could receive the gift of eternal life. Eternal life, or immortality, is a gift to those who choose to receive Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Jesus is our only hope of immortality.

The Doctrine of an “Immortal Soul” is not found in the Bible

In the Bible the word immortal is used only once and the word immortality is used five times. In not one instance is either of these words used to describe a part of man that is always alive. Here are the verses as they are found in the King James Version of the Bible:

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17

“To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:” Romans 2:7

“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:54

“Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” 1 Timothy 6:16

“But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:” 2 Timothy 1:10

All six references to immortality are either a description of God or describe a gift that is given to man from God, immortality is not an inherant aspect of man.

The Bible Teaches that Man is Mortal

The Bible teaches that man is mortal but by “patient continuance in well doing”, through the power and grace of Jesus Christ we are to seek for immortality which will be given to us when Jesus comes back the second time. (See Romans 2:7 above) Below are Bible verses that show that man is mortal.

“Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?” Job 4:17

“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” Romans 6:12

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” Romans 8:11

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:52-55

“For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.” 2 Corinthians 4:11

According to the Bible our “mortal flesh” will “be changed” when Jesus returns the second time. (See 1 Corinthians 15:52-55 above.)
The First Sermon on the Immortal Soul

It is quite common today for Christians to hear sermons on the topic of the Immortal Soul, but from where did this non-Biblical idea originate and who was it that first taught that when you die you don’t really die? Yes friend when you die, your body go to the grave.. not to heaven or hell or even purgatory..but the grave..Don’t not be spook, or deceive. The Bible is clear on this subject.. The dead know not anything

More about – What Happens When We Die?

Absent from the body, present with the Lord? (2 Corinthians 5:8)

This is probably the main Scripture used to support the common view. The exact text reads, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” Paul is clearly talking about a transition from this sinful “body” to being “present with the Lord.” There is no question about this. But notice carefully that in this verse Paul doesn’t specifically say when this transition occurs. Most assume he meant at death. Did he? Could he have meant on Resurrection Day when Jesus Christ returns? Amazingly, we don’t have to guess, for the following verses make Paul’s meaning plain.

Four verses earlier Paul said this transition occurs when “mortality” is “swallowed up by life” (2 Corinthians 5:4). When is that? If we back up a few chapters to Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, the answer is obvious. Notice carefully:

Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? (1 Corinthians 15:51-55)

Here Paul is writing about the climactic return of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of God’s saints. Paul called death “sleep” (verse 51). He also said we are currently “mortal” (verse 53). Finally, he clarified that when “the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised… then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory” (verses 52-54). Add 2 + 2. In 2 Corinthians 5:4 and 5:8, Paul said the transition from this sinful “body” to being “present with the Lord” occurs when “mortality is swallowed up by life.” In 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, he clarified that this “mortal” will “put on immortality” and that death will be “swallowed up in victory” at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Beyond this, did Paul clarify anywhere else at what point believers will be “present with the Lord”? Yes indeed. Once again, notice carefully:

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).

These verses parallel 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, which explain 2 Corinthians 5:4-8. According to 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17, when will believers get to be “present with the Lord”? Answer: When Jesus Christ comes crashing into our polluted atmosphere with a shout, a voice, and the ear splitting trumpet of God! That trumpet will be so loud it will pierce the slumbering ears of those who have died trusting the Crucified and Resurrected One. They will burst out of their clammy graves. How awesome! Then those of us who are still living (I hope to be among this group) will be “caught up” into the greatest space ride humans have ever experienced. And then? Don’t miss it: “so shall we ever be with the Lord.” This is the Word of God. Alleluia!

There lies Uncle Manuel. He’s dead. My seven-year-old brain tried to comprehend what was happening as I attended my uncle Manuel’s funeral, beheld his casket, starred into his pale face, held my dad’s hand while surrounded by mourners dressed in black, and witnessed my mother’s tears. It was all very strange. At such a young age, I could hardly understand what death meant, much less what happens next to those whose short life on this earth has ended.

Uncle Manuel’s funeral was almost 40 years ago. Since then, I’ve done a lot of research into what the Bible says in regards the truth about death, burial, and the resurrection. After years of study, I’ve come to the conclusion that when a person dies – whether saint or sinner – they are dead, that is, they lie unconscious in their graves awaiting the “resurrection of the dead” (Acts 24:15). I realize this is a bit different from what most people believe. Nevertheless, I am not accountable to man, but to God alone. To my readers I make this plea: Read my arguments, study the Bible for yourself, pray, and come to your own conclusions. Sound fair enough?

Solomon said that “there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going” (Ecclesiastes 9:10) and that “the dead know nothing” (Ecclesiastes 9:5). Both the Old and New Testaments plainly teach that the dead “sleep in the dust of the earth” (Daniel 12:2) as they await the resurrection (see Psalms 13:3; John 5:28, 29; 11:11-14; Acts 7:60; 1 Corinthians 15:6, 51-55). Jesus Christ said concerning the man who dies believing in Him, “I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44). I have found this to be the consistent teaching of Scripture.

Yet as I mentioned earlier, there are a few Bible passages that seem to support a different view – that of immediate entrance into heaven, or of instant descent into hell-fire. Earlier we looked at 2 Corinthians 5:8 where Paul wrote about being “absent from the body and present with the Lord.” It’s time to look at another well-known passage.

The thief on the cross (Luke 23:42,43)

On history’s darkest day, as the Son of God hung suspended between heaven and earth bearing the sins of the world, a dying criminal crucified beside Jesus breathed hopefully, “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Luke 23:42). The King responded, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise ” (verse 43). Many interpret Christ’s response as conclusive evidence that the dying thief’s soul was instantly ushered into the presence of Jesus on that very day. I disagree. Here’s why:

First, the dying thief pleaded, “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Thus the thief hoped to be remembered at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, not before. Second, Jesus Himself did not go to Paradise that day, but into Joseph’s tomb. Three days later, after rising from the dead, Jesus candidly told Mary, “I have not yet ascended to My Father” (John 20:17). Thus our Lord did not ascend to glory on the day of His death. Thirdly, Jesus clarified that His followers will be with Him when He returns. “I will come again”, He promised, “and receive you to Myself” (John 14:3, italics added). Paul taught the same thing when he wrote that true believers will get to “be with the Lord” when He descends from heaven and resurrects the dead (see 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17). So what did Jesus mean when He spoke to the dying thief?

Believe it or not, the confusion stems from one tiny piece of punctuation called a ‘comma.’ Before we look again at Christ’s exact words to the thief, let me clarify that the Bible calls itself “the Word of God”, not “the Comma of God”. The fact is that punctuation and commas were added to the inspired text many years after the New Testament was written. It is the same with the numbering of verses. Whatever translation you are reading from, your Bible says “43” before Christ’s response the dying thief. “42” comes before that, then “41”, etcetera. Guess what? Luke didn’t write “41” or “42” or “43” or “44.” He just wrote one book of Luke. It wasn’t until many years later that men numbered the verses to make it easier for us to find them. I’m glad they did. It helps. But they also added commas where they assumed they should go. So let’s remove the comma and look at what Jesus Christ literally said to the thief. His exact words were:

Assuredly I say to you today you will be with Me in Paradise (Luke 23:43).

Now, if you place the comma before the word “today,” which is where most Bible’s place it, then Jesus told the thief, “today you will be with Me in Paradise.” But if you place the comma after the word “today,” Christ’s meaning is switched entirely. Then Jesus would have said, “I say to you today, you will be with Me in Paradise.” In other words, Christ would be telling the thief, “I tell you today” (right then two thousand years ago) that he would be with Him in the future when He returns.

So which is it? Where should the comma go? Fortunately, we don’t have to guess. Other verses make Christ’s answer clear. First, Jesus didn’t go to Paradise that day. Second, on Sunday morning He had not yet ascended to His Father (see John 20:17). Thirdly, and most importantly, Jesus never contradicted Himself. He plainly promised His followers, “I will come again and receive you to Myself” (John 14:3). Martin Luther once said, “Here I stand. So help me God. Amen.” This is where I stand. My hope is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

My uncle Manuel was Jewish. As far as I know, he was not a believer in the Crucified and Risen One. Where did Uncle Manuel go? And if he is lost (I hope this is not the case!), what will finally happen to him? As we continue reading this article on the truth about death, we’ll find out.

Elvis Presley. Marilyn Monroe. Princess Diana. Ronald Reagan. Pope John Paul II – what do they have in common? They’re all famous, and they’re all dead. No matter how large a person’s bank account, or how attractive their physical appearance, or even how close to God they may become in this life, “All things come alike to all: One event happens to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good, the clean, and the unclean…after that they go to the dead” (Ecclesiastes 9:2, 3, italics added). “ But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” penned Benjamin Franklin. He was correct.

So far I have built my case that when a human being dies – whether saint or sinner – they are truly dead, that is, they lie unconscious in their graves awaiting the resurrection. To briefly summarize, Solomon said “the dead know nothing” (Ecclesiastes 9:5) and that “there is no work, or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). David wrote about “the sleep of death” (Psalms 13:3), Daniel said the dead “sleep in the dust of the earth” (Daniel 12:2), and Jesus Christ emphatically declared that someday “all who are in their graves will hear His voice and come forth–those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation” (John 5:28, 29). These passages describe man’s condition at death, his sleeping in the grave, and finally – a bodily resurrection back to life.

To repeat what I have written previously, I realize that majority opinion thinks differently. Shortly after Pope John Paul II died at the ripe age of 84, Vatican officials declared that their departed leader was now “looking down from heaven” after being “welcomed into the presence of Jesus.” With all due respect, I don’t think so. If you are Catholic, please don’t take offense. I would say the same thing about my own mother whom I love dearly. Based on my study of the Bible, I believe Pope John Paul II and countless others are not in heaven at this exact moment. Rather, they are silently sleeping in their graves waiting for Resurrection Day.

Earlier in this article on the truth about death, I examined two biblical passages often quoted to support the common view of ‘instant heaven at death’: 1) Paul’s expression about longing to be “absent from the body” and “present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8) and 2) Jesus Christ’s promise to a dying thief about being with Him in Paradise (Luke 23:42, 43). I think these arguments are pretty convincing. It’s time to examine a few more verses that I believe are often misinterpreted to teach ‘instant heaven’ rather than the doctrine of literal death, unconscious sleep, and future bodily resurrection.

Paul’s “desire to depart and be with Christ” (Philippians 1:23)

Paul knew that sometime after he died he would be with Jesus, yet it as an assumption to think that in Philippians 1:23 he meant at the moment of his death. In another letter, Paul clarified that he expected to “always be with the Lord” when Jesus Christ returned to resurrect the dead (read 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17). It is significant to note that the very last letter Paul penned was 2 Timothy. In that letter’s concluding chapter, notice carefully Paul’s ‘famous last words’:

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing (2 Timothy 4:6-8, italics added).

Here again Paul clarified – just like he did in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17 – that he looked forward to being with Jesus Christ on “the Day” of “His appearing”.

Souls under the altar (Revelation 6:9-11)

In the book of Revelation, John beheld under a heavenly “altar” “the souls” of many Christian martyrs calling out for vengeance against their persecutors. “There!” some claim, “There are souls alive in heaven after they died!” But look closer. This entire passage is filled with symbolism. In the same chapter John also saw four horses with riders, the fourth rider being “Death” itself, followed by “Hell” (Revelation 6:1-8). Can “Death” literally ride a horse? Are literal souls crammed underneath a physical altar? Not a very pleasant place to hang out, do you think? Biblically speaking, the idea of martyred souls crying out for vengeance is rooted in Genesis 4 when God told Cain after he murdered Abel, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground!” (Genesis 4:10) Does this mean that Abel’s blood literally muttered syllables through dirt? Obviously not. Again, this is a symbolic.

The appearance of Moses and Elijah (Luke 9:28 -32)

Not long before Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world, “Moses and Elijah” appeared to comfort the Saviour. This supposedly proves that Moses, Elijah, and all the saints are now alive ‘on the other side’. But it doesn’t. First of all, it was not disembodied ‘souls’ that appeared before Christ and His disciples, but “two men” (Luke 9:30) in physical form. Second, Elijah himself never died, but was translated in Old Testament times without seeing death (see 2 Kings 2:11). Thirdly, Moses did die, but Jude 9 implies that “the body of Moses” was at some point raised back to life. In Luke 9:28-32, Elijah appeared representingall those who shall one day be translated at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, while Moses representedall others who shall be resurrected “at the last day” (see John 11:24). Again, the text says “two men,” not two ghosts. Why did Moses and Elijah appear? To encourage Jesus to go through with His death, burial, and resurrection, and to assure Him that millions of other believers – just like them – would someday be translated or raised from the grave.

At this point, I think I’ve said enough in regards the truth about Death. What about Hell, the mysterious rider on the fourth horse? Is Hell burning now? Will it burn forever? Or will Hell itself come to an end?

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