Taiwan's prosecutors Thursday charged a self-proclaimed prophet with creating social disorder by falsely predicting a devastating natural disaster that caused widespread panic on the island.Wang Chao-hung, who called himself 'Teacher Wang', would face up to 30,000 Taiwan dollars (1,000 US dollars) in fines or three days imprisonment if found guilty of spreading the false prediction.The defendant warned on his blog that Taiwan would be hit by a magnitude-14 earthquake at 10:42 am (0242 GMT) Wednesday, which would trigger a 170-metre tsunami. He even built 200 shelters out of cargo containers in Puli Township in central Taiwan and urged people to buy the 'container homes' for shelter.The warning caused public panic and an elderly man reportedly leapt from his fifth-story home in Taipei to avoid facing the apocalypse, police said. ...read more: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1638737.php/Taiwan-prophet-charged-over-false-forecast-of-apocalypse
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If the United States Government charged $30k for every missed perdiction of these famous TV evangelists the country might be out of debt by now!
This story actually caused my eyes to well up with tears.Oh LORD!At least Jesus warned us that in these last days we'd be flooded by false-prophets - but the poor man that killed himself over this, is way beyond heart-breaking.We know this nonsense won't stop and I believe it's Only Just Begun - and if it were possible, even the elect would be deceived - but we also Need to look at what Daniel said about the Elect in the Last Days, before we get too cocky ... Dan 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. By "understanding" here, he means, those who "KNOW THE TIMES" ... so none of us are immune and must really cleave to GOD like never before in human history and more than anything else - Don't Go Beyond What Is Written.GOD help us to do both with humility out of Love for Him, and covet the fear of 'GOD' and nothing or no one else.