Thursday, March 19, 2015
Train Wrecks ahead
Fear, conflict, violence, political corruption. For many it is exciting news. Surely we have arrived at the prophesied end times!
If the battle of Armageddon is a world wide armed conflict and if we are near it than all the politics in the world will not stop it. If, however, we are facing an escalation of tensions leading to something like WWIII? or nuclear holocaust, and we could have prevented it politically, militarily, or any other way, prayer and fasting, spiritual warfare, refusal to fight, whatever. If we can stop the violent death of hundreds of thousands and the destruction of millions of square miles of civilization, should this not be our highest priority. By all Americans of all political persuasions.
The history of the world is the history of war, and armageddon is a questionable application of a highly difficult section of an ancient writing never meant to be literal in any shape form or fashion. It's word pictures, biblical imagery, never meant to be turned into a search for historical fulfillment except that of the Lamb ending the tryanny of Satan. War is not spiritual, life giving, it is destructive,to be avoided at all costs.As a Christian I am not hawkish, but doveish. Can't help it.