Increasingly frustrated by the rioting and civil unrest, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, is considering many measures, including possibly the use of the military:
Wall Street Journal - 11 August 2011UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain is considering a raft of new measures related to crowd control, gang membership and social-media communications, in an effort to prevent a repeat of rioting and looting that exploded across the country this week.
Los Angeles Times - 11 August 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron, addressing an emergency session of Parliament, warns rioters in London and other British cities: ‘We will hunt you.
PC Magazine - 11 August 2011
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that Scotland Yard and intelligence agencies are considering a ban on social media for those known to be plotting violence.
UK may use army in future riots-Cameron 11 August 2011Britain will crack down on gangs and may call in army support if this week’s riots are repeated, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday, saying he would not allow a “culture of fear” to exist on the streets.
The United Kingdom has arrested about 1200 so far in conjunction with the situation there–and now the Prime Minister promises to hunt for many of the rest of them. The USA will have its own riots and will almost assuredly be willing to call out troops to deal with them. I have long expected government censorship (including the internet and perhaps other forms of social media) in the USA as well. The fact that the UK Prime Minister wants a social media ban is a concern, but not a surprise as I reported the use of social media was a concern in London, Philadelphia, and Syria (see Facebook Riots).
Before the Great Tribulation, and after the start of the beginning of sorrows, Jesus reported:
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:12-14)
Rioting and criminal behavior suggest an increase in lawlessness. But Christians need to endure to the end AND support the proclamation of the gospel of the kingdom to the world as a witness AND then the end, meaning the start of the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21) and end of the Anglo-powers (Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 11:39), will come.
I will again gone on record to declare that I believe that stopping/interfering some of us in the Living Church of God to get out our message on the internet and/or other media is likely to be something that the USA and perhaps other governments will do as we get closer the the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7)–for where this may fit in the biblical prophetic sequence, check out Herbert W. Armstrong’s, LCG’s, and my comments in the article Who is the King of the North?.
As far as the Anglo-nations go, something I read in a secular financial source was of interest:
…the ongoing, slow motion collapse of the Anglo-Saxon Empire, centered predominantly around the Eurozone and in the United States of America (Bowman J. From Riot to Riches: A look at the upside-down world economy and its violent reversion. Daily Reckoning, August 10, 2011).
Thus, the above author has noticed that the Anglo-Saxon powers are in the process of collapse, and he is right about that. And while the process currently will look slow to many, sudden destruction will come (cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:3; Habakkuk 2:7-8). While I have tended to quote Habakkuk concerning the debts of the Anglo-nations, notice that the violence in their lands will also be a factor in their destruction:
7 Will not your creditors rise up suddenly?
Will they not awaken who oppress you?
And you will become their booty.
8 Because you have plundered many nations,
All the remnant of the people shall plunder you,
Because of men’s blood
And the violence of the land and the city,
And of all who dwell in it. (Habakkuk 2:7-8)
There is violence in the UK, and there will be more violence in the USA (I also consider certain that sports are inappropriate violence in the land and the cities of the Anglo-descended nations). Destruction will come.
While there will be problems in the Eurozone (Daniel 2:42-43) and the UK will not remain part of it as it has been, the end of Anglo-Saxon dominance is coming. It will still take some time, but the process has begun.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from evangelists?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Are You Saved? Do You Love Jesus? What is a True Christian? What is the Gospel? Evangelist Richard Ames answers those important questions.Getting the Gospel Out is More than a Local Job Discusses Biblical rationale for doing an international, and not just a local, work.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
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 about Jerusalem? 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?
Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article 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 on this page on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”, based up an early 20th century writing.
Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy? There is actually a 17th century Shiite prophecy that some believe that Barack Obama will fulfill that will lead to a rising up of Islam.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? What MUST happen BEFORE the Great Tribulation?
Is Tony Blair Apocalyptic? The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom converted to Catholicism shortly after leaving his office and has been active in European affairs. What role might he play?