Monday, June 05, 2006

The 06-06-06 Countdown

Okay having The Omen open tomorrow was amusing, but some evangelicals are taking tomorrow's date seriously:
A Netherlands-based Evangelical organisation has called on Christians in 21 countries to hold a 24-hour prayer vigil against Satanic forces to mark so-called Devil's Day.

Some fear the date 06/06/06, which falls on Tuesday, signifies 666, the Biblical number of the Devil, and will usher in calamities and even the end of the world.

The Dutch-based organisation Ambassadors Ministries called its 24-hour prayer vigil from 6:00 pm (1600 GMT) Monday, saying it hoped some 2,000 Dutch Christians, mainly Protestants, would take part.

"We believe that the plans the enemy has for this date (June 6, 2006) will be destroyed through violent worship and praise. We are inviting the entire world to be part of this huge unity project," it says on its website

"The forces of evil are using this day," Mathijs Piet of the organisation told AFP.

News alert: The enemy uses every day to promote his plans. Yes, by all means pray tomorrow and be on guard against temptation. But do that today, too. And Wednesday. And Thursday. I doubt Satan or the Lord puts too much stock in human calendar conventions.

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