Rev. Irvin Baxter discussed how 2008 could be the year of greatest fulfillment in biblical prophecy in the last 2,000 years. He outlined four prophesied events that may come to pass this year. The Mark of the Beast, in which everyone will need to have a mark on their body to buy or sell, could be upon us with the passage of the National ID Act in the United States. For those who don't accept it, there could be a revival of religious persecution, he said.
A Middle East peace agreement may be reached this year. This fulfills the 'confirmation of the covenant,' allowing for a shared arrangement of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and signifying the beginning of the final 7 years to Armageddon, he stated. Baxter said the Holy Roman Empire is on the verge of reforming (an EU President could be elected this year)— and the Antichrist will come from there.
He also warned that a horrendous war, written about in the Book of Revelation, could be unleashed this year, bringing about the death of 1/3 of humanity.
First hour guest, Dr. Allan Hamilton commented on botched surgeries. Medical mistakes are up 200%, he noted, and have become the 4th leading cause of death. Patients move through the hospital system much quicker nowadays, and this may set them up for potential mishaps. He suggested that before undergoing surgery, patients mark the part or side of their body that is to be operated upon.