God's Judgment on America?

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If you think God is judging America by appointing Obama and plunging her into financial ruin, you don't understand a few things.

America has just as many resources as ever.  The natural resources and human resources are abundant, it's the man-made financial turmoil that is making everyone wig out right now.  I know it's a big deal when my pastor tells everyone they're going to see hyperinflation which will ultimately herald the anti-christ.

And, Obama is not the anti-christ.  Or, if he is, I don't care.  I am a Christian and my job is to point to Jesus, not some anti-jesus behind every bush.

Nowhere are believers told to watch for the appearance of the anti-christ.  On the contrary, we are told to watch for Jesus Christ.  In Titus 2:13 Paul says we are to live "looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus." Likewise, Peter urges us to "fix our hope completely on the grace to be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 1:13).  John completes the apostolic chorus by similarly urging us to "fix our hope on Him" at His appearing (1 John 3:2-3).

God has not abandoned us.  He is right here in the midst of this, along side us.  Our Paraclete to the end.

There is a huge transfer of wealth going on, that is true.  But if we pay attention during the reconstruction, we can do some major good.  If we don't give up and we avoid acting like this is some kind of prophesy, we Christians can do a great amount of good for the glory of God.

It reminds me of the Northridge (California) Earthquake in 1994.  Back then, a wise man told me how God could use this earthquake to move people around.  It had the net effect of placing non-believers in the same house as believers where a lot of good could happen.  Hurricane Katrina has a similar effect.

This economic turmoil has been compared to a natural disaster by a great many people.  It has a lot of similarities.  People are being uprooted, resources are needed.  People need to be loved.  The fact that this turmoil has a human cause doesn't change the fact that there are innocents involved.  Very few of us will encounter anyone who caused this, so we should focus on the innocent.

If you think sub-prime caused this mess, you are mistaken.  Sub-prime was the proverbial "canary in the coal mine."  The human heart was the cause of this mess.  We are experiencing the natural consequence of unbridled greed.  That greed lead to unlimited liquidity, which lead to this mess.

Another cause of this mess is lethargy.  In that way, We The People are to blame.  Although there were people who purposefully directed us into these problems, we sat back and expected Superman or Batman or Ron Paul to step in and fix it.  They are not going to do that.  They can't.

Then again, maybe I think I see lethargy because I don't have a $300k retirement account that went to $250k, then $175k.  That would be pretty stressful to watch if it was happening to me, and I most certainly wouldn't be lethargic.

Even Ron Paul knows the only way out is by active participation of the people in their government.  We have to take an active role and educate ourselves.  Instead, we have let the government go unchecked.  We have to fix that.  If we expect one person or a group of people to take care of us, we'll be right back here in no time.

The only exception to what I said about not expecting one man to fix everything is Jesus.  When Jesus comes back to judge the living and the dead, all bets are off.  I have put my faith in that one man and I have no doubt He'll come through.  But until then, we have a role to play in taking back our life, liberty, and private property.  Join me.

By the way, a lot of people are confused by this rapture event.  It's related to Jesus coming back to judge the living and the dead, but probably not what a lot of you've been taught.  Here's a quick explanation of the rapture in less than two minutes:

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