I did a quick Google search of current events, since April of 2014, the last post we made, to remind me what has been happening in the world. Whoa! I think more happened in the last year than has happened in the last three years. Let’s review a bit and see what we can find:
We saw Russian President Vladimir Putin busy at work attempting to recreate the former Soviet Union, with a war with the Ukraine, and also signing a treaty with China. Interestingly, both Russia and China vetoed a U.N. move to refer Syria to the international criminal court for possible war crimes.
We saw Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappear without a trace, over the Indian Ocean.
Islamic terrorist organizations grew in massive proportions. ISIS in Iraq, labeled the “JV” by President Obama, has taken over large areas for Iraq and Syria. Christians, and non-Muslims living in these areas have been subjected to massive persecution and death. Boko Haram, operating in Nigeria, kidnapped 280 girls and young women, from a school, and have sold a significant number of them into sexual slavery. Also, here is the United States, a Muslim terrorist attacked several military recruiting offices in Chattanooga, TN. Four Marines and a Navy sailor were killed in the attack. In a nut shell, Islamic terrorism and terrorist are alive and well, and on the move.
Let’s come to the home front for a bit.
Obamacare is a disaster. The hardly any aspect of the program which is working as President Obama promised. Premiums are skyrocketing, waiting time to see physicians is longer than ever, many people may no longer see the doctor they want and the Supreme Court does major contortions to keep the law in place.
Speaking of major contortions, the Supreme Court outdid themselves on the issue of “gay marriage.” The contortions they did to make the 14th Amendment create a “right” for gays to “marry” would bring jealousy to most veteran Cirque du Soleil performers. Utilizing a mixture of junk science (gays are born gay) coupled with re-interpretation of the 14th Amendment, they spoke law into existence which is in complete violation of their assigned duties of interpreting law, not creating them.
Well, it’s been a busy year. Christians, one (or more) things have happen; we have moved significantly closer to the removal of Christ’s church (the Rapture) and/or we’re entering a period of real persecution here in the United States. Stay vigilant, pray unceasingly, and read the Bible.
Good luck and God Bless all of you.