Birth Pangs

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.  Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.

Mark 13:7,8

1848 is known by historians as “the year of revolutions.” If the revolts in the Middle East keep spreading, 2011 may give that year a run for its money.

While I sympathize with those who thirst for freedom and take up arms against tyranny, it’s a tragic consistency in history that revolution only begats even more oppressive regimes (the American Revolution being a conspicuous exception).

If we are as close to the conclusion of history as I suspect, then ultimately what these uprisings will result in are radical Islamic nations even more hell-bent on Israel’s destruction. And whatever your feelings about the US/UN occupation of Iraq, ultimately what will result after our pull-out is a New World Capitol exercising the opposite of the freedom we’ve enjoyed in the USA.

The circumstances on this earth are only going to get worse for the remainder of mankind’s rule here. But the nations can rage all they want–in the end, God wins.

Author: Elijah Dispatched

I never doubted the existence of God. I thank my parents for that. Even so, most of my life could be summed up as a shameful rebellion against Him. Still, even when living like a reprobate heathen, I still occasionally studied the Bible. I found it just as confusing and seemingly contradictory as most people, yet I could also discern there was power in it, and truth beyond my finite reckoning. After finally admitting to my Creator, "You are God and I am not," my study of the Bible became a bit more intensive. I have learned much, and will learn much more. I plan on sharing some of that here.

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