To die, to kill and to assassinate...in Spanish.
There is a spirit in the world; a spirit of meanness that exceeds merely being mean; one that is venturing further into talk and acts of murderous hatred.
Much of it has to do with religion; the rest of it is the nation's expressions of their politik mixed with a little religion...or maybe a lot of it. I think of the Ages Dark and Deadly on this Earth when unnumbered souls were tortured and killed in the name of God. (Probably that should be a lower case "g" because it is an insult to the true God to murder in His name). Those who did this thought they were doing a good thing; kind of like ridding the house of bedbugs or roaches; insects to be stepped on until you feel their bodies "pop" under your heel.
It was the union of church and state that crushed annoying, dissident insects to death because they had the audacity to disagree with mainstream thought in the church and the political assembly.
Christ warned the church that such things would happen. He said, "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake." [Matthew 24:9]
"Nonsense!" you say. "All that is history. We are too civilized to repeat those errors." "Nonsense!" I say. In verse 21 Christ says, "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened." [vs.22].
Iran's president is calling for the "...burial of America's leaders..."
North Korea has a new leader...All In The Family...more rabid than his ailing and aging father.
Venezuela is seeking to become another on the list of the world's nuclear powers.
Israel and the Palestinians are at impasse...again...
Terror threat heightened in Europe...
Muslim's blockade streets in France for prayer time. Nothing moves.
The time of renewed religious persecution is coming. More correctly, it is here. John the Revelator wrote of "tomorrow's" news 2000 years ago. He says, "And there went out another horse [that was] red: and [power] was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword." [Revelation 6:4] These will be times when men and nations Morir, Matar, Y Assassionar, for reasons "religious and political," and in His Name???
The "peace" that will be taken from the earth is that which men seek and for which they negotiate with fingers crossed behind their backs. We will find true peace in the New Jerusalem (Salem, Shalom) that eternal city of true peace.
Until then, may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be your house.e.c.