Will the Apophis asteroid devastate earth in 2029?
Around the globe there are stories popping up about Apophis, the asteroid that is going to come very close to a collision with earth in the year 2029. Amateurs and scientists do agree that currently there is not a great threat that it will hit the earth it will pass very close in relation to space distances. If it does come within 20,000 miles of earth it could do damage to satellites located in the Clarks Belt. These satellites are used for military, government, commercial, entertainment, weather, and communication purposes. The possibility to damage to them from Apophis is to far into the future to predict.
Though currently researchers feel the chances are 1 in 45,000 that it could collide with earth, the real concern is how earths gravitational influence on this pass could possibly make it collide with earth seven years later in 2036.
People are already wondering if this could be the asteroid or planet mentioned in the book of Revelation called Wormwood. According to the description of Wormwood (referred to by some as Planet-X) in the Bible it does not appear to be an asteroid such as Apophis. It points more towards it being the composition of a star like a large ball of fire.
The year 2029 destruction with the asteroid Apophis does not fit into the timeline based upon how the Bible describes the sequence of events in the end times. It talks that the occurrence of Wormwood will take place right before the middle of the 70th week in a Sabbath year cycle. A Sabbath year cycle only takes place once every seven years. Based upon the original Sabbath year, Wormwood will not affect earth or severely hurt the human civilization in the year 2029.
From what the Bible says, Wormwood will cause havoc long before 2029. It appears that the Great Tribulation, the Rapture, and the Second Advent and Millennium will all take place before this time. This opinion is open to debate by many Christians and other religious groups throughout the world.
CNN published an article December, 29, 2006 in the Science and Space area that gives a lot of information about Apophis. The media is bringing more "end of the world" possibilities to our attention with its large outreach through television, radio, and the Internet. It is now becoming an understood possibility to people in all walks of life that an asteroid like Apophis, could change life as we know it on earth or even destroy it. This much attention has been leading to studies and research on how mankind could actually change the orbital path of an asteroid in the event of a possible collision with earth.
Thanks to the Internet, people can share information about their questions and findings with one another so as to get public and governmental support in facing some facts about the future of mankind.
About the Author: Tim McHyde, the author of "Know The Future" found new evidence in the book of Revelation and put together a time line of our future. Referencing scientific studies, recent and past discoveries, and the correlations of the Old and New Testament has revealed a very detailed road map of the future. Here you can read more about Apophis, Wormwood, Planet-X, and his other startling findings.