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A Time To Fear: For Our World

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Matthew 24:6-7
Since our acrimonious election recently many fear for our country, saying that we are facing a cataclysmic downfall.  The internet is alive with dire predictions for our country and our way of life. The airways are swarming with gloom-and-doom predictions.

Sin and turning away from God is rampant.  For the first time Christian values seem to be in the minority with those who stand up for them being derided, despised and sometimes destroyed. 

The world is rife with problems.  Wars all across the globe.  Famine in many places.  Floods and violent storms that have caused suffering and untold hardships on every continent.  Countries' economic systems failing.  The world stock markets plunging.   

Within our country, class warfare is getting more and more pronounced. We are becoming a totally divided citizenry.  We are dividing into the haves and the have-nots; the native-born and the recently-arrived; the lawless and the upright; the big-brother- government advocates and the freedom-from-government advocates.  The chasm between people is getting wider all the time. Christianity is being attacked from within and without. It is a scary time to be alive. How should Christians face these difficult times? 

Turn to the Lord.  Pray without ceasing.  Read His Word.  Ponder it day and night. Trust His Love and Mercy. He is our Salvation, today and always. 

The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm: 27:1

Pat Eppler

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