DATA SUPPORTS LINK BETWEEN STEM CELLS, CLONING, AND PROPHECY THAT WARNED OF 'NEW EVIL' AND DIRE RESULTS
The mail keeps rolling in: late last June, after more than ten years of discernment, we printed an anonymous prophecy that resulted from a dream the night of December 3, 1990. We can document the prediction's existence at that time. It began with a warning that "in four years there will arise a new evil the likes of which mankind has never before encountered. It will arrive almost imperceptibly, with few people noticing the depth of its evil, for it will appear to have beneficial and convenient aspects. It is an evil comparable to abortion -- that is to say, that even if evils as great and widespread as abortion were to be eliminated, this is enough of an evil that it would present mankind with an enormous challenge. This evil is being allowed as a test because of the prayers inspired by Mary to put off chastisements. How mankind responds to this new evil will determine the extent, length, and severity of the first chastisements."
What could this revelation -- said to have been by a man who looked like an angel or young Jesus -- have been? Did anything happen four years or so after that alleged forewarning -- around 1994?
Our readers resoundingly say yes. They tell us that around that exact time there were major moves in the scientific world that had to do both with cloning and stem cells. If so that means we are now in the very throes of that new "test." Did President Bush meet the mark in his response? Or have we opened the door to an expansion of embryo meddling -- and greater chastisements?
microbiologist who asked to be kept anonymous wrote us that
director of National Institutes of Health (NIH) created a Human Embryo Testing Research
Panel to recommend guidelines for reviewing applications for federal research funds. The panel endorsed human embryo research,
the 'promise of human benefit from research is significant, carrying great potential
benefit to infertile couples, and to families with genetic conditions, and to individuals and families in need of effective therapies for a variety of
diseases.' The NIH Advisory Committee to the Director accepted the panel's
In December 1994 President Clinton announced that human embryo research would
be permitted, but the use of federal funds to create embryos solely for research purposes would be prohibited.
There it is in cold print: by 1994 a new evil was on the rise, something that indeed would seem beneficial and be comparable in moral controversy to abortion.
"In November 1998 the first report of a method for isolating stem cells from frozen human IVF embryos was reported in the journal Science. The principle author is J.A. Thomson of the University of Wisconsin. The article was submitted on August 5, 1998. Assuming that it took several years to conduct this work (a reasonable assumption), that would have put it starting in 1995-1996. The same author reported similar results with Rhesus monkey embryos in 1995. Perhaps the work turned from monkeys to humans about that time?"
A science website notes 1994 in a timeline as the "first cloning of more advanced embryo cells. Neal First cloned calves from embryos that have grown to at least 120 cells. Nucleus taken from a multi-cell cow embryo. Nucleus implanted into egg. Cell division. Fetus. Calf...In Wisconsin, Dr. First had actually beaten the Scottish group to cloning a mammal from cells from an early embryo; that occurred when a staff member in the laboratory forgot to provide the nourishing serum, inadvertently starving the cells. The result, in 1994, was four calves."
If that isn't enough to further consider this prophecy seriously (and we'll be investigating the rest of it in future articles), in an encyclical letter called Evangelium Vitae written around this same period on March 25, 1995, the Supreme Pontiff noted, "The various techniques of artificial reproduction, which would seem to be at the service of life and which are frequently used with this intention, actually open the door to new threats against life. Apart from the fact that they are morally unacceptable, since they separate procreation from the fully human context of the conjugal act, these techniques have a high rate of failure: not just failure in relation to fertilization but with regard to the subsequent development of the embryo, which is exposed to the risk of death, generally within a very short space of time. Furthermore, the number of embryos produced is often greater than that needed for implantation in the woman's womb, and these so-called "spare embryos" are then destroyed or used for research which, under the pretext of scientific or medical progress, in fact reduces human life to the level of simple "biological material" to be freely disposed of."
According to the 1990 prophecy the new development predicted to occur in the mid-1990s would affect God's judgment. It also warned of coming events to the regions of the world, a worldwide breaking down of technology, and a major supernatural manifestation.
We'll be investigating other dramatic aspects of the prediction shortly....
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