This story is going around among those who do not believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Lord's Church.  This kind of event would definitely be a sign and wonder, so it is either a hoax, or the Rapture will come before it happens.  The idea is that evil men will blow up Jupiter.  Up front, please note the following:

1.  God does not need the help of evil men, nor will He give credit to them for apocalyptic events.

2.  Satan will not do such signs and wonders and share them with NASA or let NASA initiate them.

3.  As ling as I am here, the above options will not happen.  This is not because of my influence, but God has made it very clear that the Son of Perdition does NOT play with the human race's minds until the Holy Spirit is gone.

2 Thessalonians 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

In the light of the above truth, we can rest at total peace that, either we will be out of here and never see the following tale of woe enacted, or we will stay and the forces of evil will not be able to realize their plans.  So, why put this up here?  Answer:  It is basically heresy, and you better treat it that way.  This wide eyed terror foisted on the Lord's Church, and on the gullible lookie loos of the world who want the Sci-Fi hubris of Mother Goose prophetic discussions, is evil and dishonors the Lord who gave Truth in the His Word.  You, when you fall for this drivel, also dishonor the good mind God gave you.  Beware.

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

The science of these prophecy gurus below is grossly defective in one particular.  There is not reason to believe that Jupiter would burn.  I gather that there is no oxygen on the planet, which is needed for combustion.  And helium will not burn under any circumstances.  That was impressed richly upon the human race by the Hindenburg.  Never again did the world make a passenger balloon with hydrogen as the lifting gas.  Helium is the gas of choice now.  Helium is the most basic element, and so no amount of tricks will break it on down through combustion, not even on Jupiter dear groupies.  The Second Law of Thermodynamics trashes that section of the following discussion.  Also, every opportunity has been given for the hydrogen on Jupiter to explode with all the meteorites which enter its atmosphere.  About all the Galileo goodie NASA sent up to Jupiter will do is to pollute the planet with radioactivity.  I get so tired of this ghastly use of alleged "science" by the saints.  

I appreciate the Ahos sending us this material, and I gather they are not very impressed either.



This may or may not have something to do with a potential nuclear explosion on the planet Jupiter should the spaceship Galileo impact it carrying 48 pounds of plutonium. For more information on this possible attempt to deceive the world with a false sign in the heavens, please refer to the Cosmic Christmas 2000 report under the heading "Jupiter": http://watch.pair.com/cosmic.html
In 1991, William Cooper wrote in BEHOLD A PALE HORSE his prediction concerning the fate of Jupiter when Galileo's mission is over at the end of 1999:
"The spacecraft called Galileo is on its way to Jupiter, a baby star with a gaseous makeup exactly the same as the sun, with the load of 49.7 pounds of plutonium, supposedly being used as batteries to power the craft. When its final orbit decays in December, 1999, Galileo will deliver its payload into the center of Jupiter. The unbelievable pressure that will be encountered will cause a reaction exactly as occurs when an atomic bomb is exploded by an implosion detonator. . . lighting the hydrogen and helium atmosphere of Jupiter and resulting in the birth of the star that has already been named Lucifer. The world will interpret it as a sign of tremendous religious significance. It will fulfill prophecy. . .Simultaneously a vault containing the ancient records of the earth will be opened in Egypt." [p.72]
Cutting Edge Ministries has posted a report on this event in light of Bible prophecy: http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1260.cfm, although they recently revised their projected date from Dec. 6 to 31.  December 31 also seemed to us a logical date for such an event, however we have since revised our opinion since NASA allows for the possibility that Galileo will impact Jupiter sometime after the project's termination.
There are conflicting opinions as to whether Jupiter will ignite causing a nuclear explosion.  Some scientific views are available in the Cutting Edge article and in the Millennium Weekend Discussion Group: http://upway.com/cgi-bin/wedg.
 Christians are encouraged by Scripture to eagerly anticipate the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, as did the apostle Paul who wrote just before his death: "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them that love his appearing." (II Tim. 4:8)  However, much disinformation of an apocalyptic nature is being circulated throughout the Christian network for the express purpose of misleading believers and/or misrepresenting them as a lunatic fringe element given to mindless hysteria generated by false prophecies. It is therefore necessary to exercise caution in evaluating the great volume of information assailing us concerning events which may precede the Second Coming of Christ.  
Because most of us are not nuclear physicists, we are left to form our opinions regarding Galileo based upon other factors, such as: (1) NASA has stated that the demise of Galileo may be its impact upon Jupiter, although the most likely eventuality is that Galileo will impact one of Jupiter's satellites, (2) Galileo is carrying far more plutonium than required for its mission, which would seem to indicate another use for it, (3) Certain high-ranking Freemasons have occupied top NASA positions, (4) NASA's planetary exploration seems to correspond with and may provide the practical means of implementing the Masonic "Plan" for a New Age. (5) Scripture states clearly that the power to perform signs will be given to the Antichrist, the False Prophet and their minions in this world.
Another consideration is the following perceptive observation which appeared on the Millennium Weekend forum on 12/02/99: http://www.upway.com/cgi-bin/forum02.cgi?fn=tp943997306

Let's make a list. . .

Jews - Hannukah (Festival of lights 12/4-12/11)
Muslim - Ramaddan begins 12/6 for one month
Christian - Advent (started last Sunday and every Sunday until Christmas). Also 12/25. . .

And now this. . .

The Parliament of the World's Religions begins eight-day gathering

Weekend News Today
By Weekend Staff
Source: Washington Times

Thu Dec 2,1999 -- The Parliament of the World's Religions began an
eight-day gathering yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa, AFP reported.
Participants represented virtually every spiritual and religious
tradition on the planet. The body has drawn members of traditional
African religions, Bahais, Buddhists, Christians, Confucianists,
Jains, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, American Indians, Sikhs, Taoists,
Unitarians and Zoroastrians from at least 70 countries. The plenary
session was called to order by drummers from the Japan-based Shinji
Shumeimkai Taiko group beating elephant-sized Taiko drums with large
wooden clubs. Radical Muslims in the heart of the city, in protests,
held posters reading "Go to hell Parliament of World Religions."


All things considered, a December date for this ominous sign may be premature. Jay Gary's book, THE STAR OF 2000, claims that a forthcoming conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will be viewed as the next Star of Bethlehem. According to this pseudo-Christian book's "Parable of the Fourth Wise Man," a vigil of the world's stargazers (astrologers) will commence on New Year's Eve 1999 but will be rewarded on a future date:
"On the eve of the bimillennial, Zalshar, the fourth wise man, found himself gazing more each night into the heavens. Then one evening it suddenly appeared. Morning was just about to break when Jupiter and Saturn strolled together like two saffron flames merging into one. As Zalshar watched, a royal blue spark burst out of the darkness beneath. Jupiter emerged wearing a magnificent mantle of light. ‘This is the heavenly sign,’ Zalshar cried. ‘The morning Star is soon to arise in every heart. Another journey of the Magi must surely begin.’ Before embarking Zalshar lifted up his eyes to heaven and prayed, ‘Oh sovereign Lord, Father of Lights. . .’" [The Star of 2000, p. 150]

The next Jupiter/Saturn conjunction is scheduled for May 27, 2000 and this conjunction will not occur again for another 20 years.  According to an official NASA FAQ, the future of the spacecraft Galileo is uncertain:


". . .Galileo will continue to orbit Jupiter for a very long time after the mission ends. Eventually, sometime between several hundred to a thousand years in the future (these things are very hard to predict), Galileo will suffer one of the following fates:

1. The spacecraft will impact one of Jupiter's satellites (most likely)
2. The spacecraft will impact Jupiter (less likely)
3. The spacecraft will escape Jupiter and go into solar orbit (much less likely)"

It seems reasonable to posit that the spacecraft may impact Jupiter during the May 27 conjunction, by NASA's design and/or Satanic agency, and thereby produce the heavenly sign awaited by New Agers. Astrologer/author Rick Levine is typical of those who will herald it as another Star of Bethlehem sent by God to validate a new Christ. 

    "The original Aramaic text [of Matthew 2:2] quotes the magi as saying that they had seen 'his star in heliacal rising.' Heliacal rising means that it is the last star that is seen in the sky before the sun rises . . . In ancient Jewish tradition, Jupiter was the planet called the 'King's Star'. . .Every 20 years when the King's Star lined up with Saturn, the star of final authority, the ancient Jews called this The Star of David . . . Johannes Kepler . . . was the first person of our era to realize that the Star of Bethlehem was a lineup of Jupiter and Saturn." . . .
    "The greatest planetary rhythm that was observable to the ancient astronomer-priest was the rhythm of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction. . . The Jupiter/Saturn conjunction . . . actually jumps from astrological sign to sign with great regularity . . . It is the combination of astrologically rare events that created the Star of Bethlehem.
    "There is much evidence to suggest that what we call the Star of David was an alignment of the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn. In ancient Jewish tradition, Jupiter was the planet called the ‘King’s Star.’ Even later in Greek mythology, Jupiter, or Jove, was the King of the Gods. Every 20 years, when the King’s Star lined up with Saturn, the star of final authority, the ancient Jews called this the Star of David." [Rick Levine, The Gift Of The Magi: Christmas For A New Millennium, Spellbound Books, 1997, p. 3,4.]

[Please note that the Aramaic scriptures will be used to validate the coming of a false Christ.  These are gnostic manuscripts used in the Semitic New Testaments that are being promoted in the Hebrew Roots Movement. For more information please refer to our report on The Semitic New Testament: http://watch.pair.com/peshitta.html ]

Based on the foregoing information, we have revised the projection in section S-5-B [Signs in the Heavens] of our report Heeding Bible Prophecy which now states: "A conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn during May of 2000 combined with a nuclear explosion on Jupiter will be promoted by the occult as the Star of Bethlehem, a sign of the beginning of the New Age." [ http://watch.pair.com/environment.html#signs ]



I appreciate this addition to the discussion, and it served me a bit of crow to eat :-)

Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999
From: Denzil Boyter dboyter@indirect.com
To: steve@balaams-ass.com
Subject: Jupiter explodes

I just just got through reading the Jupiter explodes article and I noticed that you make some assumptions about why Jupiter cannot burn. First I will say that I don't believe Jupiter can burn either, but for different reasons.

You make the mistake of assuming they are talking about combustion, in which case you would be correct. But they are not talking about combustion they are talking about fusion. Fusion is the process the sun works on. This is where hydrogen atoms collide under tremendous pressure and heat to produce helium and other atoms. In the process this creates an enormous amount of energy, oxygen is not required. Helium can also fuse and create energy. In the periodic table all elements below Iron can be fused to create energy, but those above Iron cannot be fused to create energy, energy is needed to get them to fuse this is usually caused by super-novas and such.

Iron is the end of the line in a normal star. Atomic helium can be fused with an atomic hydrogen to produce lithium, or helium can be fused with another helium to produce beryllium, and on it goes until you get iron.  Each time you go higher in the periodic table it takes a higher temperature and more pressure to get things to fuse, and less energy is produced as a result. A normal start cannot produce the temperature and pressure to produce anything heavier then iron. Things higher in the periodic table than iron are only produced when a star explodes, as in a nova or super nova.

In the case of Jupiter, scientists currently believe that fusion is already going in Jupiter on a small scale, it already emits twice as much energy as it gets. Jupiter doesn't produce enough energy to light up, just enough to make make the core warm enough to keep the current fusion process going. What these zealots are trying to accomplish is to step up the fusion process on Jupiter and create a second sun. They are hoping that an atomic explosion will intensify the fusion process (a hydrogen bomb works on a similar principle) in a small area and then spread to light up the entire planet.

According to some of Nasa's own calculations Jupiter doesn't have the mass to create the amount of pressure needed to get enough fusion going to light Jupiter up. The best they can do is get Jupiter to glow a little then Jupiter will settle back down to its current production of energy.

Personally I think these guys are nuts. If Jupiter is going to be made to do more then it currently does, the only one capable of doing it is God. Man doesn't have the scientific know how to light up something as big as Jupiter. We have a hard enough time just lighting up our cities.

By the way I love your web site. It is refreshing to hear someone speak  out for the truth. I too believe that the kjv is the only athoritive Bible. Ever since the courts have ruled that a translation of the Bible can be copyrighted for profit I cannot bring myself to trust any of the newer translations.

Denzil Boyter