Several studies have revealed the growing popularity of astrology columns, which has brought astrology to a mass level never in its long history enjoyed be-fore. The widespread exposure of astrology columns in newspapers and magazines is studied in the present research, according to the “uses and gratifications” ap- proach originally developed by mass communication scholars, in an attempt to re-veal the need gratified by them.
Using different anxiety scales and measures of horoscope usage-exposure, regularity, and acceptance-the possible sets of rela-tions between anxiety level, fatalism, and horoscope use are tested following the log-linear procedure. The results only partially confirm the hypothesis: exposure and regularity of readership are shown to be significantly related to several anxiety dimensions, while acceptance of horoscope predictions is related to locus of con- trol, but not directly to anxiety.
Finally, the compatibility of horoscopes to the readers’ needs is analyzed by the elements of contents, social setting of exposure, and the medium’s attributes. This study supports a claim of the uses and gratifica- tions approach, which sees modern media encroaching upon older means of satis- faction of social and psychological needs. Fulfilling this function, horoscopes are the prophecies that never fail. Creme says The World Teacher will offer Humanity a New Spirituality and if we accept and follow His Plan, we will end all Hunger, Suffering and War.
Yet it has been 24 years and so far "Christ" and His Ascended Masters have yet to appear?Since May of 1982, millions of children have starved to death, Genocide was committed in Rawanda, in Serbia, and is happening in Dakar (Sudan), 911 happened, Wars have raged such as Kosovo, Desert Storm I and II and Afghanistan. Countless men, women and children are being blown apart by Islamic Terrorists In Iraq and in Israel, London and Spain.
One of the reasons I fell for Armstrongism was that I said to myself, 'Now here are people who actually take the Bible seriously.' The truth is they do not. I evidance of this is their periodic revisions they give towards their supposedly 'revealed' prophecies. They keep changing their interpretation of Bible prophecy whenever a particular prediction fails to serve its purpose anymore. And their purpose is to keep members in fear of what will happen in the future. Once a prophecy fails and is past, it is useless in that regard. Therefore it is necessary to 'update' it, revise it, push its application further into the future so that the poor, long oppressed flock will be manipulated into fearing this revised prophecy and handing over their three tithes over to the bearer of this fearsome, revised prophecy.
In the world of Armstrongism prophecy is mainly used to keep members fearful of the future in this manner. If Armstrongite prophecy is not a tool used to produce fear, then why are their interpretations of prophecy not unchangeable? Why is it that whenever one of their prophecies fail it is simply recycled and placed further into the future? Why are there prophetic flip-flops? Thus members can't ever breathe a sigh of relief, but must relive the fear and uncertainty all over again.
One example of this shameful prophetic revisionism was put on display with Mario Hernandez' sermon, Review of Prophecy. Mario Hernandez is in charge of LCG's recruitment drives in the Spanish speaking world. It was made around 2002. I watched this sermon around that time. Alas, it is no longer online. I know it was around that time because he mentioned September 11 in it. This sermon is mentioned near the end of Bob Thiel's article 'Why not the Philadelphia Church of God?'. Near the end of the article there is a letter written by one ex-member of PCG who had now joined LCG, and as the typical loyal member sings nothing but praises of it. She also praises this sermon in particular. She mentions this,
'Like, we know God is all powerful and is omnipresent in a certain sense, but is God all omniscient? The Bible says no. "Now I know you will not withhold anything from me," God said to Abraham, is just one verse showing this.'
Are we seeing this prophecy from 1982 come to pass? Only time will tell. True or not, this is a detailed vision of the Great Tribulation and the rise of the Antichrist.
Please watch the whole video before making judgement.
Speaker is Ken Peters Filmed in 2000. His dream was in 1982.
DISCLAIMER: I do not 100% believe this is exactly what will happen. It is just a great depiction of one possibility. I cannot say if his vision is genuine, ill leave that up to you to decide.
End Time News And Bible Prophecy Pointing To Jesus' soon Return.
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
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