Why A Second American Civil War May Be Inevitable

We are a nation divided against itself: black vs white, homosexual vs straight, conservative vs liberal, Christian vs atheist, North vs South, etc.  The more that we move away from the principles by which this country was blessed, the quicker our demise will come about (Matthew 12:25). Of course the solution that escapes the author of this article is that we need to turn to the one true God.

Honestly, I think we’re in the early stages of a second civil war. I can’t say what it’ll look like precisely, but I can tell you that our nation is on this path, and it’s not clear how we can get off of it. In fact, I fear that it may be inevitable, and there’s a very simple reason why.

It’s because Americans have been self-sorting themselves along geographic and political lines for a long time. A book titled “The Big Sort” made light of this trend back in 2008.

We’re self-sorting at every level. Because of this, Americans are only going to grow more extreme in their beliefs, and see people on the other side of the political spectrum as more alien.

You can see how this is creating the perfect breeding ground for a real, physical war. The polarization makes it easier to dehumanize the other side….It spawns two sides with beliefs that are so divergent, that they cannot coexist.

We’re becoming two distinct nations with two competing visions for what the country should be. Two visions that are diametrically opposed.

Once the last shreds of common ground and understanding dissipate, a moment that is rapidly approaching, another civil war will be impossible to avoid. I wish I knew what the solution is, but I don’t.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-21/simple-reason-why-second-american-civil-war-may-be-inevitable

In Defense, The U.S. Outspends These Countries Combined

It used to be, “In God Trust,” but now every one relies on their own power and intellect.  If we would turn back to God we would not have to put so much of our lives into our defense (Exodus 14:14). We must decide:  War or Peace?

Not long into Trump’s presidency, he announced his plans to increase the country’s defense budget in 2018 by 54 billion dollars. The extra money is seen as necessary in order to “rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it”. Whether justified or not, this extra outlay will take the U.S. even further ahead of the rest of the world in terms of outright military spending. The infographic below shows how the current budget compares to the world’s other top spenders.

This chart shows military expenditure in 2015 in billion U.S. dollars and as share of GDP of the top spending countries.

Infographic: Defense: The U.S. Outspends These Countries Combined | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures

This demonstrates how vulnerable the US is without God.  An attack like this could allow the US to be easily overrun by the end-time beast power.  Something like this has been quite unthinkable for so long, but now with all the internal fighting and the lack of trust in God the downfall of this nation is quickly becoming a reality just as prophecy has indicated.

A series of subsequent power outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City left commuters stranded and traffic backed up on Friday morning. Although the outages occurred around the same time, there is as of yet no evidence that they were connected by anything more than coincidence.

The cause of the outage has not yet been made clear, though given the current geo-political climate it is not out of the question to suggest a cyber attack could be to blame.

As we have previously reported, the entire national power grid has been mapped by adversaries of the United States and it is believed that sleep trojans or malware may exist within the computer systems that maintain the grid.

It isn’t just EMPs and natural disaster that poses a threat to the grid, but there is also the potential for attacks on individual power substations in the vast network of decentralized and largely unguarded power grid chain. A U.S. government study established that there would be “major, extended blackouts if more than three key substations were destroyed.”

Whether by criminals, looters, terrorists, gangs or pranksters, it would take very little to bring down the present system, and there is currently very little the system can do to protect against this wide open threat.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-21/total-chaos-cyber-attack-feared-multiple-cities-hit-simultaneous-power-grid-failures

UK Risks Being Wiped Off the Map

It seems that if  the UK avows to be pre-emptive then it would stand to reason that any potential enemy needs to be “more pre-emptive” and strike at the slightest perception of any UK rumblings.  Statements like this may give the final beast power incentive to attack early and with little or no provocation.

The UK, which recently said it could launch a preemptive nuclear strike “in the most extreme circumstances,” runs the risk of being “wiped off the face of the Earth,” the deputy head of a Russian upper house committee said.

Tory government would launch preemptive nuclear strike, defense secretary says
“The statement made by UK’s Defense Minister Michael Fallon calls for a harsh response and I’m not afraid of going too far. At best this statement may be seen as an element of a psychological war, which looks especially revolting in this context,” Frants Klintsevich wrote on Facebook.

“There is a quite natural question then: what country could be primitively targeted by the UK?” the deputy head of the Federation Council’s Committee for Defense and Security said.

In case the UK strikes a nuclear power, then “the UK, which doesn’t have vast territory, will be literally wiped off from the face of the earth with a counterstrike,” Klintsevich said.

https://www.rt.com/news/386093-uk-nuclear-strike-russia/

Britain Greyed out of EU Maps

There is an underlying and seething animosity that will continue to come to the surface and manifest itself in more blatant and less trivial ways than this.

The EU has started airbrushing the UK out of maps of the European Union – two years before we formally leave.

The move was hailed by Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg – who said he was delighted Brussels had finally realised Brexit is actually happening.

The maps, produced by the European Commission, shows employment rates across the bloc, but has faded the UK out to grey.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4452818/Britain-airbrushed-EU-maps-Brexit.html

 

Good Works – A Requirement for Salvation

Works and Grace

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
Ephesians 2:5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Ephesians 2:6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Ephesians 2:7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
Ephesians 2:9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Paul is wrapping up what he has been harping on the Jews and subsequently anyone that wants to boast because they keep the law and think that it makes them righteous. In fact it defines them as sinners as we saw in the previous verse and Paul expounds a little more here

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Europe Starts Freezing Britain Out Of EU Contracts

As the BREXIT was coming to a head it was pointed out that this would happen.

Diplomatic relations between the UK and EU are fast approaching zero degrees Kelvin.

One day after Theresa May not only cemented, but allowed herself Brexit negotiating breathing room with her stunning, yet cunning decision to announce snap elections which would only boost the leverage of her party, Brussles has retaliated and as the FT reports, Brussels is starting to “systematically shut out British groups from multibillion-euro contracts” while urging companies to migrate to one of the 27 remaining EU members.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-19/europe-starts-freezing-britain-out-eu-contracts

When Truth Becomes Irrelevant

In the end, everyone will move away farther and farther from God as lawlessness abounds (Matthew 24:12).

When the rule of law is no longer respected by an organization’s supposed elite, the force of law is all that’s left. Due process bows out; the little guy bows down. That’s how it works.

Hence, in times when truth matters less, partisanship matters more. Tribes and tribalism matter more.

Sounds like us.

A society that cares less about truth cares more about political image. That’s us, for certain….culture is now more dominated by subjective feelings than by objective thoughts….Such a culture will, likewise, believe it better that we can read into the law, rather than exegete the true, original meaning.

Additionally, a society that cares less about truth doesn’t bother to argue on truth’s behalf. It increasingly finds the justice system too adversarial, and the parliamentary system embarrassing and distasteful.

Power will generally attempt to kill the truth— all the way up to the One who says, “I am the truth”.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-16/when-truth-becomes-irrelevant-what-remains-power

EU Leaders Refuse To Congratulate Erdogan

Turkey and EU continue to go this direction.

Leaders of member states of the European Union have been cautious about the results of the referendum in Turkey…no EU leader sent the traditional congratulations message to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his victory so far. They are reportedly awaiting for the independent OECD report on alleged voting irregularities, especially after Turkish opposition parties shouted foul play and fraud.

Austria‘s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said the result was a “clear signal against the European Union”. The “fiction” of Turkey’s bid to join the bloc must be ended, he said.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-17/eu-leaders-refuse-congratulate-erdogan-await-oecd-report-referndum-irregularities

 

Google Searches For “World War 3” Hit Highest Ever Peak

With these recent events many are worried about the end-time.  Prophecy shows that our ultimate worry will come from an United European power — one that is currently consolidating.

Google searches for the term “World War 3” have hit the highest ever level as a result of the Trump administration’s escalation in Syria and North Korea.

Google Trends illustrates how the number of searches for the term in recent days dwarfs the last peak in November 2015.

Related search queries include “Syria war,” “Trump world war 3” and “Syria world war 3,” which is also attracting the highest search interest ever recorded.

https://www.infowars.com/