From the Sheep Crib - what should we fear?
"I used to be fascinated by the creature images in the last book of the Bible; that is, until I was privileged to hear a lecture on the micro- and macro-systems in God's creation. It was the first time I'd heard a believer claim man will never mine the full depth of the microsciences or explore the full reaches of the heavens.
God is infinite and, though He is transcendent, one must grasp that there is nothing too small or too huge for an infinite God to make. Think about that for ten minutes; I guarantee one fine headache.
Stop and consider for a moment what an electron microscopic photo of a bacterium or the AIDS virus would look like to the Apostle John in a vision on Patmos? Consider Revelation 13:2 ...
And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
So what's this all about? It's about this: for a while, there was not a week that went by I didn't hear about "wars and rumors or wars" and "famines" and "earthquakes" [Mark 13:7-8]. Now, in recent weeks I've been hearing of "pestilence"; specifically PVL MRSA Toxin, 52 cases reported in Scotland last year. "............
JB here: Gilmartin truly gives us something to consider. If Revelation holds true, are we to be destroyed by virii and bacteria? It does give one pause. Actually the ways in which we could be destroyed appear to be truly endless. But considering what a virus or bacterium looks like under a powerful microscope - hmmm.