The latest TW News & Prophecy E-Zine by the Living Church of God has the following:
U.S. Secret Service scandal.
Just prior to President Obama’s arrival in Colombia for a conference with Latin American leaders, U.S. Secret Service and military personnel apparently held a party in a “secure hotel” with about 20 invited prostitutes. As the news broke, the primary concern was that critical security details may have been leaked (Associated Press, April 17, 2012). Sadly, the issue of immorality on the part of U.S. personnel took a “back seat” to concerns about security.
The Bible clearly states that immoral actions will bring serious consequences. Long ago, God warned the sinful nation of Israel, “Let her put away her harlotries from her sight, and her adulteries…. There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land… My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…. The more they increased, the more they sinned against Me” (Hosea 2:2; 4:1, 6-7).
It is sobering to watch the moral decay of the world’s leading nation and the lack of concern about sinful human actions.
Of course, it is not just government officials that now participate in various sins. Various forms of “entertainment” are contributing to the moral degradation as well, as do personal lifestyle decisions. Many have “lack of vision.”
The Wall Street Journal had the following:
America’s Crisis of CharacterThe nation seems to be on the wrong track, and not just economically.Wall Street Journal – April 19, 2012
People in politics talk about the right track/wrong track numbers as an indicator of public mood. This week Gallup had a poll showing only 24% of Americans feel we’re on the right track as a nation. That’s a historic low. Political professionals tend, understandably, to think it’s all about the economy—unemployment, foreclosures, we’re going in the wrong direction. I’ve long thought that public dissatisfaction is about more than the economy, that it’s also about our culture, or rather the flat, brute, highly sexualized thing we call our culture.
Now I’d go a step beyond that. I think more and more people are worried about the American character—who we are and what kind of adults we are raising.
Every story that has broken through the past few weeks has been about who we are as a people. And they are all disturbing…
Something seems to be going terribly wrong.
Maybe we have to stop and think about this. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303513404577354221282508372.html
The Ugly Brutishness of Modern Britain
Wall Street Journal - Apr 19, 2012…
It is difficult to overstate the deleterious effect on the quality of life in modern Britain of incivility and bad behavior. One small manifestation is the littering of the country. No hedgerow, even in the most beautiful countryside, is without its discarded plastic bottles of soft drinks and wrappings of take-away food. In the matter of litter, the British are now by far the dirtiest people in the Western world, a sign of their unsocial mindset.
Every Friday and Saturday night, the police riot vans come to my otherwise charming small market town in Shropshire where, were it not for the mass drunkenness of young people, no police would be needed. Not long ago I returned home just before midnight to find, about a hundred yards from my front door, the police bending solicitously over a collapsed, scantily clad and lumpen, drunken young woman lying unconscious in her own vomit. There is only so much of this kind of thing that one can take.
The paralysis of the public administration in the face of the problem induces a state of despair in the more civilized half of the population…What has caused this collapse of civility in Britain, which was, within living memory, a civil country? In my view, it is a demotic version of egalitariansim, allied with multiculturalism. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304299304577349962803326778.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Something is terribly wrong, but the politicians generally ignore as do most people. The problem is not multiculturalism per se (though some aspects of that can contribute to the problem). The problem is that the Anglo-nations no longer believe that they need to live according to biblical morality and have not come up with a substitute that is civil enough. The USA is declining, as are its other Anglo-allies like the UK.
Since the Bible indicates that the Great Tribulation begins as the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), it is the Anglo-descended nations, like the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, and New Zealand that will experience that first.
And while those nations probably will not repent before its too late, you can. You can be spared from the hour of trial that Jesus spoke of the happens (Revelation 3:10) before His Kingdom comes.
Several articles of related interest may include:
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LCG: Pornography, Who’s Tempting Whom? This is some information about the prevalence and dangers of pornography from the Living Church of God.
CG7 on Pornography This is an article excerpt from the Church of God, 7th Day-Denver about pornography.
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Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
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Prophecies of Barack Obama? This article has eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. It includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most complete article at the COGwriter website on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
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