Sad, very sad. As history has shown, the natural order of things is despotism. Many think they are the ones to lead a "planned society."
I would suggest "The Road to Serfdom" by Hayek as a good examination on this topic.
If the "Preppers" and 2012ers are right...none of this really matters, does it? None of us are going to get out of this alive. And pragmatically speaking, when, not IF, IRAN gets all the ingredients for a nuclear warhead, they most assuredly will use it. So...even IF we make it past 2012 it will not be long before mankind manufactures its own demise.(see Sebe circa Feb. 2012, another blog.) to which I agree with the MVB Sage working on Sainthood.
We 1700+ years to go JimmyMack.
The world will have 7+ years to make their eternal decision - (not considering one's personal death of course).
If only you knew the prophecies, you would be trying to tell your friends and family with the little time we have left rather than being so non-chalant about spiritual matters. We are souls contained in a body living in a limited dimension.
UNLESS you ARE a conspiracy theorist, you may want to review the prophecies because either some force is making things come to pass or someone with lots of money who controls the entire world, from Russia, to China, the US and the Middle East, is "making all things come to pass"
When you see Israel being setup by her alli
And when you see Palestine/Jordon, Eygpt (who had a peace treaty with Israel until the Arab Springs last year), Ethiopia, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Lebanon and Libya (to name the major players) rising up against Israel, then you know we are in the beginning of sorrows.
Two wars probably very close together.
And when you see Russia and Iran come up against Israel, then you know it is time to get down on your knees.
"rather than being so non-chalant about spiritual matters..." sayeth Dawn about JimmyMack. Being a tad judgemental are we Cap'n? Is that stance conducive to your spiritual well documented spiritualness? Just a wonderin.
However, do you consider yourself an Amillennialist, a Dispensational Premillennnialist, an Historic Premenillenialist or perhaps a Postmillenialist?
Curious Non-chalant spiritualists want to know. Try not to be judgemental.
I'm sorry, did I mention Damascus being wiped off the face of the earth?
(Reuters) - Russia faces a growing international outcry over its arms sales to Syria but shows no sign of bowing to pressure and has even increased deliveries of arms that critics say are helping keep President Bashar al-Assad in power.
Egyptian Official: War with Israel, US in Three Months
Israel National News
Fearing West, Putin pledges biggest military buildup since cold war
Jewish World Review
Iran warns of preemptive strike
Syrian forces pound Homs as protests spread in Damascus
New York Post
In Damascus, street protests and diplomacy
Those are just a few headlines I have gone over in the last hour.
Keep your eye on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Just trying to be funny, maybe. Not non-chalant. Cause I know where I'm going after I leave this body. Got baptised by full immersion in the First Methodist Church in Jan. 1995. Spirtual but not Religious.
I do not pretend to be theologian, but I was always curious as to what one means when they say; "Spirtual but not Religious." Can you explain that to me Jimmy? I honestly, do not know.
Hello LD: to me it means I don't attend organized regimental gatherings every Sunday; referred to in some circles as Church but I do accept the promise of a spiritual 'afterlife.'
As Mohatma Ghandi said once and oft repeated on these here cyber bathroom walls: " I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians."
Goodness, even Alice Bailey, Helen P. Blavatsky, Aliester Crowley and Benjamin Creme were/are "spiritual".
Yes Dawn, I know. There exists Good and Evil spirituality. I do not ascribe my spirituality to Evil. I, like you, fall short as a sinner in my walk. We ALL fall short. But, I accept the promise afforded me by the Prince of Peace.