A concerning news report emerged just days after Pastor Greg Laurie, founder of the popular Harvest Crusades and senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Irvine, California, posted a video about end-times theology and his fears surrounding a potential relationship between North Korea and Iran.
Fox News reported on Friday that the Pentagon has further evidence to bolster the long-held theory that Iran and North Korea — two dangerous, unpredictable U.S. enemies — are working together on their missile programs. In fact, an Iranian attempt to launch a cruise missile last week was purportedly based on the design of a North Korean missile that was used against South Korea in 2010.
And that’s just one of the many connections between the two rogue nations.
“The very first missiles we saw in Iran were simply copies of North Korean missiles,” Jeffrey Lewis, a missile expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in Monterey, California, told Fox News. “Over the years, we’ve seen photographs of North Korean and Iranian officials in each other’s countries, and we’ve seen all kinds of common hardware.”
As The Christian Post noted, Laurie responded to this report by sharing a link to a news report covering potential military connections between Iran and North Korea along with one line: “The Bible is always ahead of the curve.”
This is noteworthy, considering that Laurie had published a Facebook video on Monday that explored eschatology (the study of the end times) and how current events surrounding Iran and North Korea could play into that biblical paradigm.
“As you know, this conflict with this rogue nation has escalated dramatically in recent days and even hours,” Laurie said in the video, referencing North Korea. “The leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un has threatened to strike America with nuclear weapons.”
The preacher then tied the ongoing stalemate between North Korea and the U.S. back to scripture and explained that he knows some people are wondering how all of these events “fit into the prophetic puzzle.”
“Well, in the last days there is no mention of any nation that would resemble North Korea. However, the Bible does speak of Iran in the end-times scenario,” Laurie said, going on to say that there’s a real-life “alignment” unfolding between North Korea and Iran.
Watch Laurie’s video below:
He also offered up what he sees as the most concerning element surrounding the study of the biblical end times and the current state of affairs: He doesn’t see the U.S. represented in scripture.
“We do not find the reigning superpower on the face of the earth anywhere in the last days scenario,” he continued. “Other nations emerge, so where is America? I pray we’re not out of the picture because we’ve been in some kind of nuclear conflict.”
As Faithwire previously reported, PRRI found that 49 percent of Americans believe that severe natural disasters are evidence of the biblical end times (52 percent of Republicans versus 48 percent of Democrats believe this is the case). Read more about it here.
(H/T: Christian Post)
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