America Divided Cut

America Divided, Split, Cut, Fractured and Fighting Itself; ‘Where Will This ALL Lead To’. Night Watchman Note; One very simple and plain sentence, from God, can summarize America’s demise. Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him (Prince, Beast, Antichrist, One World Government Leader, Man by Satan ‘MbS’) over ALL kindreds, and tongues, and ‘NATIONS’. ALL … NATIONS. That includes the ‘Untied States.’

Ezekiel 33:2-6

“”When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman,

3, when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people,

4, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.

5, He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life.

6, But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman”s hand.” (Ezekiel 33:2-6)

Revelation 19:20 

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Pastor Mike Taylor;

Each of us are watchmen on the wall. If you stand behind a pulpit or preach to a congregation in whatever media you use, you have a responsibility to warn those who are in danger of hell fire and all that it represents. God does not send anyone to hell, as it is a decision that each of us must make, but the Word of God must start with men and women who are commissioned by God to take the Word of Truth to those who are in their sins.

Whether a minister believes he is a watchman or not, he is commissioned by God to spread the Gospel to the lost. He is to preach the penalty of sin. He is to abandon a feel good “gospel”, prosperity gospel, or a social speech of humanism and being just a “good citizen”. This won’t save anyone. It will not warn those who are walking the wide road and gate to destruction, but will only placate them that they are OK…they are not OK, as they do not have Jesus in their hearts. It is a minister’s job to take the message of salvation to his congregation, his community and the rest of the world.

Jan Markell, Olive Tree Ministries;

Prepping for ‘Mr. Fix-It’

 Society is being prepped for the Antichrist, and as prophecy-loving believers try to warn, the words are falling on a lot of deaf ears.

 The stage is being set for a closing act. The players are getting into their proper positions. Heads of state are meeting to plot and scheme and deny even more rights. In places like Australia, Lithuania, and Austria, good people are enemies of the state even though they are upstanding citizens.

 World leaders have no comprehension they are majoring in minors. To them, it makes perfect sense to obsess over carbon emissions. During the Tribulation, this will fade from their memories as they cope with Seals and Trumpets and Bowls. These will spark “climate change” they cannot imagine!

 Most receiving this newsletter are “watchmen.” Ezekiel 33 tells us that if you don’t warn, the blood is on your hands, so you cannot be silent.

 Brace yourself to be shocked daily by things you read and watch. Satan is getting more active, and wickedness is rising, so God’s people must shine more brightly.

 But for the believer, a glorious event will happen soon. It is known as the Rapture of the Church. It is any day. Any hour. Any minute. So don’t grow weary!

 And yes, if a believer is a Rapture skeptic, they get the surprise of their life someday soon. Then you’ll have the privilege of saying, “I told you so.”

 Won’t that be a glorious day?

Pastor Greg Laurie; Harvest Ministries

“God promises this in the book of Revelation, and He also gives us a promise of global peace. The Antichrist, however, will bring pseudo peace. During the first three-and-a-half years of the seven-year Tribulation, he will come across as a good guy. But in reality, he will be a bad guy. And the Scriptures say that he will use peace to deceive many. Ultimately, once Antichrist is taken out of the way, God will bring global peace.”

Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries

America Divided, Split, Cut, or Fractured and Fighting Itself:

Zechariah 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Mark 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

Mark 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

Luke 12:53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

The US Government has become politically divided and is in discord and disunity. The political division affecting and splitting America is a direct result of its efforts to ‘divide Jerusalem’ via the ‘Deal of the Century’ or the regional covenant of peace and security in the Middle East. Throughout scripture, God has made it abundantly clear that Jerusalem is the ‘apple of his eye’ and has his stamp of ownership on it … above all other cities on earth. God makes it adequately clear in Zechariah 12:3 that any nation that attempts to cut or divide up Jerusalem, will themselves be cut up or divided. As such, the US is cut or divided politically because of its leadership role in attempting to split God’s Holy City of earthly Jerusalem. Plain and simple.

OK. So it’s clear about the accelerating implosion of political unity in the US. Political discord will get worse and become angrier, antagonistic, confrontational, and hateful with little to no compromise, concession, agreement or unity. Contempt and distrust rules the day. Some would say this is already the case not only between Democrats and Republicans, but also within each party. Whether you believe the US being extremely divided is a result of God’s wrath for its role in dividing Jerusalem or not, it doesn’t matter. The fact remains that the US is becoming bitterly more and more divided. This division has also taken place in culture (LGBTQP+ social inclusiveness agenda), economics (income inequality), etc. The list can go on. America is divided on so many levels, not just politically.

Why is there no mention of the ‘United’ States in Bible Prophecy?

Prophetic Discernment: Seven (7) year ‘book-end’ solar eclipses, August 2017 to April 2024. God’s divine completion to His plan or purpose for the once powerful and great ‘United’ States. Seven (7) spirits affected; Financially, Politically, Militarily, Geographically, Geo-Politically, Spiritually and Socially. 2024 marks the ‘start’ of the final 3.5 years of the tribulation where God PERSONALLY and supernaturally protects Israel in Petra. No further need of the United States to be Israel’s ‘Big Brother’ watching over her and protecting her and giving her financial aid. By the start of 2024, the once ‘United’ States will have descended into anarchy, chaos, rebellion, the bottomless pit, despair, insolvency and strife. And irrelevancy, divide, confusion, bitterness, family against family and against its self, discord and despondency. For 70 (7) years, the United States was Israel’s ‘worldly’ protector and benefactor (1948-2018). For another last seven (7) years, August 2017 to April 2024, America’s ‘Divider in Chief’ and ‘Judas Divider’ spent three (3) intense and emphatic years (July 2017 through July 2020) planning and executing a ‘dividing, splitting, cutting or fracturing of Israel and Jerusalem. For the next and final last four (4) years, in equal parts, America steadily fell apart, literally and figuratively in every area of society. The American ‘millennium or empire’ lasted from 1620 to 2020. 400 years. America has been wandering ‘in the desert’ for 400 years and time has expired. 40(0) is a time or period of ‘trial or testing.’

Watchman Mr. Greg Laurie ‘All the More Urgent’ Monday, January 18, 2021

“This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11 NLT).

I think we could make a very good case for finding Russia in Bible prophecy. I think we could make a pretty good case for finding China in Bible prophecy. And we certainly could make an airtight case for finding Iran in Bible prophecy—and Israel as well. But we cannot find the United States of America.

How is it that the reigning superpower on the planet today doesn’t seem to be mentioned?

No one knows the answer, but let’s consider an option. What if the Rapture were to take America out of its lead role?

There are approximately 328.2 million people in the United States. For the sake of illustration, I’ll round that number to 300 million. I don’t know how many are followers of Christ, but I read recently that 65 percent of Americans identify as Christians.

To be very conservative, let’s say that 10 percent of the people in the United States of America are Christians. Now, imagine for a moment what would happen if 30 million people (or more) suddenly were to leave Planet Earth in the Rapture—people who work in industries, government, the military, and every area imaginable.

Do you think that would affect our nation?

Of course it would. Effectively, America would collapse overnight.

I don’t know the reason our nation isn’t mentioned in Bible prophecy, but I do know this: Jesus Christ is returning. The Bible says, “This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11 NLT).

If you’re a believer who’s living a compromised life, you need to repent and get right with God. And if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, then you’ve got to wake up and get right with God. Wake up. Jesus is coming. Are you ready?

America Divided, Split, Cut, Fractured and Fighting Itself; ‘Where Will This ALL Lead To’. Night Watchman Note; One very simple and plain sentence, from God, can summarize America’s demise. Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him (Prince, Beast, Antichrist, One World Government Leader, Man by Satan ‘MbS’) over ALL kindreds, and tongues, and ‘NATIONS’. ALL … NATIONS. That includes the ‘Untied States.’

50% (5) the U.S. Believes Another Civil War Is Likely. Here Are the five (5) Steps We Must Take to Avoid That. 50% (5) of Americans experience their family as more divided than five (5) years ago.

Peter T. Coleman Thu, January 6, 2022, 6:00 AM Time

An astonishing moment occurred at the apex of the horrifying violence that erupted on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Michael Fanone, a Washington D.C. police officer and military veteran, was yanked out from behind a police barricade and thrown down into a mob of incensed, feverish pro-Trump rioters and then viciously beaten, tasered, doused with chemical irritants, and threatened to be murdered with his own firearm. His screams of anguish and desperation had little affect on the horde, until finally he pleaded, “I have kids.” Somehow, this seemed to matter. A moment later, a small group from the mob surrounded Fanone, buffered him from the violence, and ushered him through the mayhem back to the safety of his fellow officers.

These events on the Capitol steps offer both a harbinger of the violent political unrest to come in our country and a glimpse of how we might avoid the worst and navigate back to a functioning democracy.

First, it is paramount to understand that what occurred at our Capitol that day was not an anomaly. It was an orchestrated attempt, long in the planning, that capitalized on decades of deep existential grievances, intensifying partisanship, political manipulation, and a media ecosystem that preys on outrage.

This power grab is playing out in the context of a decades-long trend of increasingly toxic political polarization that is addictive, change-resistant and making us sick. A recent poll found 50% (5) of Americans experience their family as more divided than five (5) years ago. Most Republicans (68%, or 97% if they trust far-right news) believe the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. Today, 85% of Democrats believe the Republican party has been taken over by “racists,” while 84% of Republicans believe the Democratic party is controlled by “socialists.”


Historians
 like Jon Meacham see parallels today with the U.S. in the 1850s, just prior to our Civil War. Another poll this fall found 80% of Biden voters and 84% of Trump voters view elected officials from the other party as presenting a clear and present danger to American Democracy, with 41% of Biden voters and over 50% (5) of Trump voters favoring their states seceding from the Union to form their own separate country. Most concerning, 30% of Republicans (40% who trust far-right news) and 11% of Democrats say they are ready to resort to violence to save the country. That’s 40 million Americans who say they are ready to fight in a country with 400+ million guns. In fact, political violence is on the risearmed protests are surging, and 50% (5) the country believes a civil war is likely.

So, how might we begin to extinguish the partisan fervor spiking in our nation and avert the worst?

We can act. We got a glimpse of how for just a moment when the cruelty of Officer Fanone’s assailants on the Capitol steps got interrupted by a wave of momentary compassion. When the phrase “I have kids” pierced their riotous fever and awakened them to the dad and neighbor kneeling before them. When this flash of decency gave some the courage to go against their own violent mob and swim upstream against its torrent to carry him to safety.

This is our hope. When those who surround potentially violent individuals—their friends, family members, coworkers, even fellow protestors—awaken to draw a line against moral disengagement, violence and cruelty. This is the group we must engage and mobilize. A group Harvard Law Professor Bill Ury has called, The Third Side; those in a position to step in and stop the worst.

I have spent the last 25 years studying how citizens in deeply divided societies like ours escape toxic divisions and chart a better course. Pathological patterns like these typically emerge from a complex constellation of forces that align and feed each other in ways that make them unpredictable and recalcitrant. Such divisions are often perpetuated by feedback loops between our neurological, psychological, relational, informational, political, cultural, and economic structures. This means that there are no simple solutions for changing them. But they can change.

The good news is that our nation is ripe for change. Studies have shown that divided societies are likely to pivot for the better when three conditions are met.

First, when a critical mass of citizens on both sides of the divide are sufficiently miserable and fed up with the status quo. Fortunately, research has shown that roughly 86% of more moderate Americans, what the authors call our exhausted middle majority, are today done with our political acrimony and dysfunction and are seeking change. Many of these are the family, friends, and neighbors of those inclined toward violence—the Third Side.

Second, when citizens live in societies that have recently been destabilized by major shocks to their status quo, such as incidents of major political turmoil (assassinations, coup attempts, etc.), natural disasters, health crises, or dramatic changes in leadership. Significant shocks can jar people open to change and ready them to question their most basic choices and assumptions. Today, we are seeing such reexamination in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hordes of Americans reevaluating their lives, jobs and careers.

The third condition necessary for lasting changes in deeply conflictual societies is a clear sense of a way out. That is, our citizens need to see a hopeful alternative path away from blame and battle that is feasible and not too costly; one they can imagine themselves taking.

Here are a handful of steps, gleaned from empirical research on escaping toxic conflicts, that members of the exhausted middle majority can take to help ward off violent civil conflict and begin to find another way forward.

1) See – The Change. Studies have shown that one powerful motivator for changing course in a protracted conflict is when we see others—particularly those on the other side of the divide—finding and choosing more constructive ways to engage. For example, when an Israeli hears a Palestinian speak about how they have changed from advocating violence to working to promote peace, it can open the Israeli up to consider compromises for peace.

This is how I feel today when I see Democratic Congressman Derek Kilmer of Washington and Republican William Timmons of South Carolina who co-chair The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, working tirelessly together to make Congress more civil, effective, and transparent for us all. Or when I hear regular Americans taking StoryCorp’s One Small Step to cross the red/blue divide in their communities and share their stories of pain, loss and possibility. They give me hope that there is a better way through this time.

2) Stop – Regroup and Begin Again with Intention. Destabilizing times like ours can only change our more entrenched patterns if we take advantage of them by committing to a significant reset. That is, by pausing sufficiently to be intentional about the next path we choose. These are the conditions under which addicts and ex-offenders genuinely change course after hitting bottom. The same conditions that allowed war-torn societies like Costa Rica in 1948 and the Nordic Nations in 1815 to choose to end violence and build peace.

In fact, research tells us that the first moves we make in a conflict after a major reset matter most. This is due to something known as the sensitivity to initial conditions that happens when social systems regroup. These days when I find myself about to react to someone who expresses political opinions opposite to mine, I try to stop and ask myself—what is my intention here? What do I hope to see happen? Do I want to go on the attack and escalate tensions to prove I’m right? Has this been working? Or shall I try another tack? Perhaps ask them about the politics of their home growing up. Provide an opening

Taking a pause to be intentional gives me some sense of control over things that often feel uncontrollable. When political conversations begin with confrontation, with debate, they usually escalate quickly and become hard to walk back. But when they begin with an opening question, or a story of our own mishaps or experiences, they can open us all up to learning something new.

3) Spot – Positive deviance. When we find ourselves trapped in the riptide dynamics of a deeply polarized community, research suggests it is best to figure out how to work with what is already working in the situation to find a way out. That is, rather than trying to fix the problem with some new idea or program, first find the bright spots – the people or programs that are already working effectively to mend the divide.

Fortunately, today, there are thousands of bridge-building groups across our country that fit this bill. Many are focused on facilitating community dialogues across the red-blue divide. These groups represent the immune systems of our communities actively fighting against the pathologies of hate and vilification and working to grow and mobilize the moderate middle. For example, check out the Bridging Divides Initiative. If you go to their website, they offer you an interactive map of over 7000 groups already doing this work across the nation.

4) Simplify – After You Complicate Your Life. Research shows that when humans face challenging conflicts we tend to prematurely simplify them. In fact, we seem to have an innate tendency to oversimplify the more complex conflicts we face, resulting in dichotomous, us-them thinking. This just gets worse under conditions of uncertainty and threat and is often used against us by cynical politicians to divide and control us. However, there is much that you can do to become less susceptible to the seduction of certainty, oversimplification and vilification of those on the other side. It involves intentionally complicating your life.

From more purposefully choosing what to read, watch, and listen to, to joining groups and teams with others who differ from you politically, increasing complexity in how you think, feel, live and act helps. One thing I do is to actively think with different people. That is, when significant political events are first reported in the news, I intentionally choose to hear from intelligent, decent, well-meaning people across the divide. No, I don’t tune into the nut jobs in the media who spout nonsense and conspiracy theories. Rather, I have identified a few highly informed people I tend to disagree with and try to think with them. Gaining more nuanced and informed points-of-view on complex challenges simply leads to making better choices. Sound research supports this.

5) Synchronize – Move forward together. Finally, if agonizing, antagonizing conflicts leave you feeling trapped and confined in an us-v-them world, then you might consider movement as a remedy. Neuroscience research has found that our more central attitudes and opinions often come to be embodied in neural structures in our brains. But it also finds that physical movement can help us to break free of narrow, engrained patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

In fact, movement has been found to be particularly conducive to increasing key aspects of good conflict engagement, like creativity, flexibility and positivity. And moving together—side-by-side and ideally outside—has shown great promise for connecting disputants and helping to synchronize them in ways that promote more empathy, rapport, and flexibility. I try to do this in my life. Instead of sitting down and trying to debate hot issues with members of my family or coworkers, I invite them for a walk outside. This often goes a long way in getting us in sync enough to talk reasonably, even if we just agree to disagree.

Today, Americans stand together on a bleak political precipice. Our tribalism is catastrophic, a coup is unfolding, and nefarious actors are working harder than ever to grab power in a way that could very well trigger the downfall of our democracy.

However, there are millions of us who have the power to thwart these forces and help avert the largest calamity of the modern political era. It is on all of us in the moderate middle to do whatever we can between now and the next election to push ourselves to believe in change, reset, engage, complicate, and get moving. The survival of our country depends on it.

This is the revelation America is still waiting for

Jane Greenway Carr Updated 10:09 AM ET, Sun January 9, 2022 CNN

(CNN)In Christian tradition, January 6 is the feast of the Epiphany, which marks both an ending and beginning. It’s the twelfth day after Christmas, and, if you observe, celebrates the revelation of divinity shown to the three Magi when they visit the human baby Jesus.

The word “epiphany” — which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as a “manifestation” or “striking appearance, especially an appearance of a divinity” — also connotes more secular forms of incarnation. A sudden idea or unexpected perception, a breakthrough, an upending of the ordinary. Poet Mary Oliver, whose work some theologians cite in connection with moments of spiritual revelation, writes in an oft-quoted passage from her poem “Sometimes”:

Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

This year, as it was in 2021, January 6 was something more than Epiphany, and will forever be marked as a wound in America’s collective memory, but it’s still worth asking what was being made manifest in the United States on this day a year ago, and what’s appearing to us now. “I woke up knowing it was going to be a difficult day, but I had no idea that it would take the harrowing turn that it did,” recalled Rep. Colin Allred, who described texting his wife, “Whatever happens, I love you” as a “violent mob of Trump supporters was descending on the US Capitol.” When members of Congress returned that evening to finalize the election result, said Allred, “Democracy held, but it showed dangerous signs of fracturing.”

Farai Chideya, who was covering the “Stop the Steal” rally in downtown Washington, DC and reflected on what she’s learned in the year since, wrote in terms redolent of Oliver’s “instructions for living a life” when she observed parallels between the day’s violence and the unrest depicted in protests over busing in the year of America’s bicentennial: “really, it was over democracy: who is part of it; who is excluded; and who gets to tell its story.”

Chideya, who has been reporting about extremism for many years, proposed steps journalism and civil society alike can take to avoid “watching democracy burn” — stop treating extremists like an other, and most of all, “be prepared to live in psychic discomfort over the state of American democracy, and do so indefinitely. Just as we are learning to adapt to the pandemic, to the fatiguing array of choices we face under pain of death or illness, we can learn to adapt to an America where we have to face threats to democracy head-on.”

Those threats are chillingly real and continue to grow, argued Peter Bergen, because while the insurrection at the US Capitol was a peak of contemporary White nationalism in America, it was also “a dress rehearsal for what will likely come next.”

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Bergen connected the dots between a White nationalist past defined by racists like William Luther Pierce and Louis Beam and a present reflected in polls showing over three quarters of Republicans falsely believe Biden did not win the 2020 presidential election and one in three Americans “endorses the view that violence against the government is sometimes justified.”

Peniel E. Joseph outlined how two opposing historical forces — reconstructionism and redemptionism — have defined American historical memory since the post-Civil War moment and still have the power to shape US democracy in 2022: “these competing worldviews continue, for better and worse, to forge our national identity. But they do not predetermine our destiny unless we let them.”

President Joe Biden’s speech on the anniversary of January 6 signaled a stark shift in his approach to the nation’s ongoing crisis of democracy, Frida Ghitis wrote. Jabbing at former President Donald Trump for his role in setting the stage for the insurrection — mentioning him 16 times without uttering his name — Biden’s “words and delivery were quite a contrast from the Biden whose speeches, especially those dealing with democracy and the future of the nation, have tended to emphasize national unity and reconciliation. The shift reflected a recognition that the insurrection of January 6 is not simply a part of the past, but a looming threat into the future.”

Former President Jimmy Carter warned in the New York Times: “Our great nation now teeters on the brink of a widening abyss. Without immediate action, we are at genuine risk of civil conflict and losing our precious democracy.” But where must America go from here?

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him (Prince, Beast, Antichrist) over ‘ALL’ kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

In the Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove urged his fellow Republicans to hold themselves accountable for the events of January 6 and asked them to answer the question: What would you have done if Democrats did this?

The perils confronting American democracy now are the result of deeper forces, noted Laura Coates. Accountability for the events of January 6 goes hand in hand with a push for voting rights, Coates wrote: “It would be foolish to investigate an insurrection without continuing parallel investigations by the Department of Justice into state laws that target minority voters by adopting laws with discriminatory features, that actively seek to disenfranchise them, and gerrymandered districts that dilute their voting power and strength.” She emphasized the “Big Lie” that Trump was denied a victory through election fraud “remains false, but the self-evident truth is that our democracy is under attack by those who keenly understand the power of the vote. It is not widespread voter fraud that they fear; it is widespread voter participation.”

The political polarization of the last year and Congress’s failures to implement reforms to protect democracy have made it all the more “urgent for Americans outside of government to redouble their efforts to safeguard democratic governance and the values that underwrite it,” cautioned Nicole Hemmer. She laid out four things ordinary Americans can do to support and protect democracy: Tell the truth about January 6, talk about values instead of norms, engage in local activism and invest in reviving civic life and institutions.

More sharp commentary:

John Avlon: “How to stop a second insurrection”

Christine Todd Whitman, Norman Eisen and Joanna Lydgate: “What the January 6 report means for the future of democracy”

The State of the Union

January 10, 2022 10:19 pm by IWB Chris Black

Biggest change I’ve seen in my lifetime is everybody now hangs ideological flags instead of American ones.

The United States is a failed experiment just like the Soviet Union.

A supermajority of the population agrees.

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The poll found that 76.8 percent of respondents believe “American society and culture is in a state of decay.”

Imagine another American Civil War, but this time in every state

January 11, 202212:39 AM ET NPR

Not long ago, the idea of another American Civil War seemed outlandish.

These days, the notion has not only gone mainstream, it seems to suddenly be everywhere.

Business Insider published a poll in October 2020 saying a majority of Americans believed the U.S. was already in the midst of a “cold” civil war. Then last fall, the University of Virginia Center for Politics released a poll finding that a majority of people who had voted to reelect former President Donald Trump in 2020 now wanted their state to secede from the Union.

The UVA data also showed a stunning 41% of those who voted for Joe Biden in 2020 also said it might now be “time to split the country.”

Researchers have found such downbeat assessments of America’s democracy are especially salient among the young. Last month, the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School published a poll that found half of voting age Americans under 30 thought our democracy was “in trouble” or “failing.” A third also said they expected there to be “a civil war” within their lifetimes. And a quarter thought at least one state would secede.

The more one hears this particular drumbeat, the louder it becomes.

Late last year, the University of Maryland and The Washington Post produced a poll saying that one-third of Americans thought violence against the government was “sometimes justified” — a belief they found even more widely held among Republicans and independents. According to the Post, just about 1 American in 10 held that view in the 1990s.

Do the respondents in all these polls fully realize what these terms mean or their answers imply? Possibly not. Talk is often cheap, and pollsters can ask a lot of provocative questions in pursuit of something noteworthy — or buzzworthy.

What do people even mean by “civil war”? Let us assume it would not be a return to the 1860s, when 11 Southern states left the Union and fought a four-year war to assert their right to do so and preserve the practice of slavery, which had about 4 million African Americans in bondage at the time.

The American Civil War cost the lives of at least 600,000 ‘6’ Americans and contributed to the deaths of many thousands more. It devastated the South economically and left most of those in the region who had been emancipated to lives of peonage and penury.

Moreover, it did little to settle the constitutional issue of “states’ rights,” a problematic point in our national conversation ever since. Salient in the struggles for civil rights and voting rights, it remains so in the squabbles over the mask and vaccine mandates of today.

States’ rights, still with us

The rights of states to go their own way on fundamental issues are also still front and center in the Supreme Court, where abortion rights pose an immediate example. Texas and other states want to make the procedure all but unavailable, while much of the nation prefers the access granted nationwide by the court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

“We already are seeing ‘border war’ with individual states passing major legislation that differs considerably from that in other places,” says Darrell West, director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution, and William Gale, a Brookings senior fellow in economic studies, who have written a pair of articles on the fraying of the American social and political fabric.

They note that conflicts between entire states are not the only way civil war may emerge in our time, or even the most likely. When and if the issue turns to violent confrontations between local citizens and federal officers, or between contentious groups of citizens, the clash might well take place far closer to home. As West and Gale write:

Today’s toxic atmosphere makes it difficult to negotiate on important issues, which makes people angry with the federal government and has helped create a winner-take-all approach to politics. When the stakes are so high, people are willing to consider extraordinary means to achieve their objectives.

And what do these careful scholars mean by “extraordinary means”?

“America has an extraordinary number of guns and private militias,” they write. How many? They cite the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s estimate of 434 million firearms in civilian possession in the U.S. right now. That would be 1.3 ‘13’ guns per person.

“Semi-automatic weapons comprise around 19.8 million in total,” they add ominously, “making for a highly armed population with potentially dangerous capabilities.”

The New York Times recently reviewed How Civil Wars Start by political scientist Barbara F. Walter of the University of California at San Diego. In an interview with NPR member station KPBS in San Diego a year ago, Walter said the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was surprising but should not have been because we had been watching “American democracy decline since 2016.”

A scholar of international law, Walter adds: “The U.S. used to be considered a full democracy like Norway, Switzerland or Iceland,” she said, “and it’s now considered a partial democracy like Ecuador, Somalia or Haiti.”

Drawing different lines today

The geographical divides in our time are different from those of the 1860s. We can still trace the original Mason-Dixon line that separated the regions of “free soil” from “slave states,” and there are real differences on either side of that ancient demarcation even today.

But the most meaningful geographic separation in our society is no longer as tidy as North and South, or East and West. It is the familiar divide between urban and rural, or to update that a bit: metro versus non-metro.

Thus a “blue state” such as Maine has populous coastal counties that voted for Biden and sparsely populated interior counties that went heavily for Trump, enough to tip the majority to him in one of the state’s two congressional districts. Conversely, in ruby red state Nebraska, one congressional district anchored in the city of Omaha went for Biden.

This dynamic also shows up in the biggest population states, the top prizes in the Electoral College. In California, where the coastal cities are famously liberal, the Central Valley counties are still far more conservative.

And in Texas, Biden carried the six largest metros in 2020, due largely to their growing numbers of people of color. But most of the state’s 254 counties are outside these metros; in rural Texas, the Republican vote share is still the lion’s share.

That may change over time, but for now we’re less a nation divided into 50 states than we are two nations that are both present in each of those states. Each is dominant in its own space and certain that it is the real America.

You can measure some of this geographic/demographic division in the 2020 election results. Trump won in 2,588 counties covering most of the national landscape, as Republican candidates usually do. (This is why we are accustomed to Election Night maps that are strikingly red even as the popular vote is close or leans Democratic.)

Biden, in stark contrast, carried only 551 counties, less than a fifth as many as Trump. But the counties Biden carried had a total population of nearly 198 million, while Trump’s altogether had just 130.3 million. That is a difference of nearly 68 million people. Put another way, Biden won the counties that are home to 60% (6) of the total U.S. population.

It is hard to believe when staring at a map on which Biden’s counties are scattered blue dots on a sea of red. But those blue dots are where most of the country lives. When you look at the top ten states by metro percentage of total state population, Biden won all ten.

Trump did win a few inner-core urban counties here and there, with a combined population of 4.7 million. Biden won the rest of that category with a combined population of 97 million. That is a ratio of 20 to 1.

Moreover, the Biden counties are where most of the population growth is happening. Less than a fifth of the counties account for 77% of the Latino or Hispanic community and 86% of Asian American community nationwide.

Is civil war a self-fulfilling anxiety?

The forces of disunity are disquieting, to say the least. But must it all come to blows? Can we still center ourselves and pull back from whatever brink we are approaching?

Irish Times writer Fintan O’Toole offered a cautionary message just before Christmas in The Atlantic, recounting some of his horrific memories from “the troubles” in his homeland in the late 1900s. Even then, he says, with all the provocation on both sides, “it never got to a full-blown civil war.”

It doesn’t do to behave as if our divisions must compel us to bloodshed, he adds, because dwelling on such thoughts and making such predictions may bring that prospect closer to reality, even if intended to do the opposite.

That makes sense, especially if you believe that too much thinking about the unthinkable can become acceptance of the unacceptable.

And however you personally regard the meaning of what happened on Jan. 6, 2021, we know now that nothing in American politics is unthinkable.

Even Canadians fear US democracy could end soon

By Dean Obeidallah Updated 1:52 PM ET, Mon January 10, 2022

(CNN)”The United States is coming to an end. The question is how.” Those are the jarring opening lines of Canadian author Stephen Marche’s new book, “The Next Civil War: Dispatches from the American Future.” Released the same week as the anniversary of the January 6 attack on our Capitol that signaled how dangerous our political polarization has become, Marche’s book shares different scenarios of how the United States could collapse.

Marche isn’t the only Canadian worried about their southern neighbor’s future. Just days before Marche’s book released, political scientist Thomas Homer-Dixon — the executive director of the Cascade Institute, which focuses on ways to address threats to society — penned a powerful op-ed in Canada’s “Globe and Mail” that begins with a similar warning. “By 2025, American democracy could collapse, causing extreme domestic political instability, including widespread civil violence,” Homer-Dixon writes. “By 2030, if not sooner,” he adds, “the country could be governed by a right-wing dictatorship.

Night Watchman Note; God’s divine completion to His plan or purpose for the once great ‘Untied’ States. August 2017 to April 2024 = seven ‘7’ year ‘book-end’ total solar eclipses of the U.S. ‘X’ marks the spot of the intersection of the two eclipses. The New Madrid ‘Fault Zone.’

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him (Prince, Beast, Antichrist) over ‘ALL’ kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Revelation 13:2-4

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him (Prince, Beast, Antichrist) his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon [Satan, Allah, Prince of the Power of the Air] which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast [Antichrist, Man-by-Satan ‘MbS’], saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Emphasis mine. Discernment mine.)

Five (5) references to ‘beast.’ 5 denotes satanic influence over evil men.

Jesus Identified the Sign of the Antichrist: He is NOT Macron, Biden, Obama, Trump, Putin, Jinping, Gates, Pope Francis or Klaus Schwab. The ‘Beast’ has been identified NOW, and his role changes to the Antichrist 3.5 years into the Tribulation.

As Americans, our first instinct when a person from outside of the US says something critical of our nation is often to dismiss the comment (or mock their country; be honest!). In this case, though, neither Marche nor Homer-Dixon wrote their words to belittle America or to make Canadians feel better about their country.

In fact, as Marche explained on my SiriusXM radio show last week, it’s the opposite: Marche wrote his book because he “loves” the US after working and living within its borders off and on for years. His hope, he says, is to warn Americans of where the nation is going before it’s too late.

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him (Prince, Beast, Antichrist) over ‘ALL’ kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

In the case of Homer-Dixon, the warning is even more unnerving because the column is addressed not to Americans but to his fellow Canadians, to prepare them for what may be heading their way if America’s democracy does collapse. Homer-Dixon bluntly cautions his compatriots: “A terrible storm is coming from the south, and Canada is woefully unprepared.”

When Canadians start to counsel one another on the threat posed to American democracy, you know we’re in a dire position. This is not about scoring political points; rather, it emanates from a place of sincere concern for their own nation.

It’s a sobering reminder that if our democratic republic ends it will have repercussions not just for our nation but the world — from bolstering autocratic leaders (Man by Satan, ‘MbS’, Mohammed bin Salman), such as the type that former President Donald Trump had praised, (MbS, Mohammed bin Salman) to undermining Western democracies.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/29/trump-praises-saudi-crown-prince-for-doing-spectacular-job-g20

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-praises-saudi-crown-prince-for-doing-a-spectacular-job-11561778810

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-woodward-i-saved-his-ass-mbs-khashoggi-rage-2020-9

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/09/donald-trump-mbs-saved-his-ass

https://www.timesofisrael.com/saved-his-ass-trump-reportedly-boasted-he-shielded-mbs-after-khashoggi-murder/

Homer-Dixon’s words carry real weight: As he says, for more than 40 years he’s studied the causes of war, revolution and social breakdown. “Today,” he wrote to his countrymen and women, “as I watch the unfolding crisis in the United States, I see a political and social landscape flashing with warning signals.”

To those who might view his premonitions as over the top, Homer-Dixon adds, “We mustn’t dismiss these possibilities just because they seem ludicrous or too horrible to imagine. In 2014, the suggestion that Donald Trump would become president would also have struck nearly everyone as absurd.” (Point taken with that one!)

This scholar of violent conflict highlights the range of factors currently plaguing the US and contributing to our institutions’ vulnerability, from growing income inequality to demographic change that has caused some “right-wing ideologues” to inflame “fears that traditional US culture is being erased and Whites are being ‘replaced.” (Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has long been peddling this “replacement theory” — although he’s denied that’s what he’s doing — and he’s been rightfully denounced. And at least one other GOP elected official, Rep. Matt Gaetz, has joined him, claiming Democrats are “importing new voters” from other countries. As with Carlson, Gaetz insisted his views had nothing to do with race.)

Homer-Dixon even believes that using the “F word” — fascism — to describe the state of the GOP is accurate, citing the perspective of Canadian-American conservative David Frum: “Trumpism increasingly resembles European fascism in its contempt for the rule of law and glorification of violence.” I couldn’t agree more.

But what truly resonates with me is Homer-Dixon’s assessment that the “underpinning” of our politics “is a vital set of beliefs and values,” and “if a substantial enough fraction of a population no longer holds those beliefs and values, then democracy can’t survive.”

Alarmingly, a recent NPR/Ipsos poll found that two-thirds of Republicans agree with the demonstrably false statement that “voter fraud helped Joe Biden win the 2020 election.” Fewer than half of Republicans, the poll found, agree that they are willing to accept the election’s proven results.

How can we have a functioning democratic republic when one side apparently believes that only elections they win are “legitimate”? The fact so many Republicans reject the results of the 2020 election was likely part of the motivation behind this memorable line in President Joe Biden’s speech one year following the January 6 attack: “You can’t love your country only when you win.”

For Homer-Dixon, all of this adds up to a crucial question for his country: How can Canadians prepare for the worst? For one, he says, “We need to start by fully recognizing the magnitude of the danger.” He continues, “If Mr. Trump is re-elected” and ushers in a right-wing authoritarian regime, “The risks to our country in their cumulative effect could easily be existential, far greater than any in our federation’s history.”

For example, he theorizes, “What happens … if high-profile political refugees fleeing persecution arrive in our country, and the U.S. regime demands them back. Do we comply?”

To prepare for that kind of possible scenario, he implores Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to “immediately convene” a committee with representatives from the various political parties in government who “should receive regular intelligence analyses and briefings by Canadian experts on political and social developments in the United States and their implications for democratic failure there.”

There’s been a lot of talk lately by American leaders on the threat posed to our democracy by today’s GOP. Former President Jimmy Carter wrote an op-ed for the New York Times titled, “I fear for our democracy,” raising concerns that since the January 6 attack, “promoters of the lie that the election was stolen have taken over one political party and stoked distrust in our electoral systems.”

But there’s something deeply compelling about reading the words of Canadians who have no skin in the game of American politics to offer such blunt words and warnings about the red flags they are seeing.

As Marche details in his book, there are Americans who hold a “desperate faith in their country’s institutions that amounts nearly to delusion.” These Canadians are warning us to break free of those delusions and instead understand that “it” can happen here — with “it” being anything from fascism to a civil war that would collapse our democracy — and to get a grasp on this reality before it’s too late.

Is the US really heading for a second civil war?

David Smith in Washington Sun, January 9, 2022, 2:00 AM The Guardian

Joe Biden had spent a year in the hope that America could go back to normal. But last Thursday, the first anniversary of the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol, the president finally recognised the full scale of the current threat to American democracy.

“At this moment, we must decide,” Biden said in Statuary Hall, where rioters had swarmed a year earlier. “What kind of nation are we going to be? Are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm?”

It is a question that many inside America and beyond are now asking. In a deeply divided society, where even a national tragedy such as 6 January only pushed people further apart, there is fear that that day was the just the beginning of a wave of unrest, conflict and domestic terrorism.

A slew of recent opinion polls show a significant minority of Americans at ease with the idea of violence against the government. Even talk of a second American civil war has gone from fringe fantasy to media mainstream.

“Is a Civil War ahead?” was the blunt headline of a New Yorker magazine article this week. “Are We Really Facing a Second Civil War?” posed the headline of a column in Friday’s New York Times. Three retired US generals wrote a recent Washington Post column warning that another coup attempt “could lead to civil war”.

The mere fact that such notions are entering the public domain shows the once unthinkable has become thinkable, even though some would argue it remains firmly improbable.

The anxiety is fed by rancour in Washington, where Biden’s desire for bipartisanship has crashed into radicalized Republican opposition. The president’s remarks on Thursday – “I will allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of our democracy” – appeared to acknowledge that there can be no business as usual when one of America’s major parties has embraced authoritarianism.

Illustrating the point, almost no Republicans attended the commemorations as the party seeks to rewrite history, recasting the mob who tried to overturn Trump’s election defeat as martyrs fighting for democracy. Tucker Carlson, the most watched host on the conservative Fox News network, refused to play any clips of Biden’s speech, arguing that 6 January 2021 “barely rates as a footnote” historically because “really not a lot happened that day”.

With the cult of Trump more dominant in the Republican party than ever, and radical rightwing groups such as the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys on the march, some regard the threat to democracy as greater now than it was a year ago. Among those raising the alarm is Barbara Walter, a political scientist at the University of California, San Diego, and author of a new book, How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them.

Walter previously served on the political instability taskforce, an advisory panel to the CIA, which had a model to predict political violence in countries all over the world – except the US itself. Yet with the rise of Trump’s racist demagoguery, Walter, who has studied civil wars for 30 years, recognized telltale signs on her own doorstep.

One was the emergence of a government that is neither fully democratic nor fully autocratic – an “anocracy”. The other is a landscape devolving into identity politics where parties no longer organise around ideology or specific policies but along racial, ethnic or religious lines.

Walter told the Observer: “By the 2020 elections, 90% of the Republican party was now white. On the taskforce, if we were to see that in another multiethnic, multi-religious country which is based on a two-party system, this is what we would call a super faction, and a super faction is particularly dangerous.”

Not even the gloomiest pessimist is predicting a rerun of the 1861-65 civil war with a blue army and red army fighting pitched battles. “It would look more like Northern Ireland and what Britain experienced, where it’s more of an insurgency,” Walter continued. “It would probably be more decentralized than Northern Ireland because we have such a large country and there are so many militias all around the country.”

“They would turn to unconventional tactics, in particular terrorism, maybe even a little bit of guerrilla warfare, where they would target federal buildings, synagogues, places with large crowds. The strategy would be one of intimidation and to scare the American public into believing that the federal government isn’t capable of taking care of them.”

A 2020 plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic governor of Michigan, could be a sign of things to come. Walter suggests that opposition figures, moderate Republicans and judges deemed unsympathetic might all become potential assassination targets.

“I could also imagine situations where militias, in conjunction with law enforcement in those areas, carve out little white ethnostates in areas where that’s possible because of the way power is divided here in the United States. It would certainly not look anything like the civil war that happened in the 1860s.”

Walter notes that most people tend to assume civil wars are started by the poor or oppressed. Not so. In America’s case, it is a backlash from a white majority destined to become a minority by around 2045, an eclipse symbolized by Barack Obama’s election in 2008.

The academic explained: “The groups that tend to start civil wars are the groups that were once dominant politically but are in decline. They’ve either lost political power or they’re losing political power and they truly believe that the country is theirs by right and they are justified in using force to regain control because the system no longer works for them.”

A year after the 6 January insurrection, the atmosphere on Capitol Hill remains toxic amid a breakdown of civility, trust and shared norms. Several Republican members of Congress received menacing messages, including a death threat, after voting for an otherwise bipartisan infrastructure bill that Trump opposed.

The two Republicans on the House of Representatives select committee investigating the 6 January attack, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, face calls to be banished from their party. Democrat Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a Somali-born Muslim, has suffered Islamophobic abuse.

Yet Trump’s supporters argue that they are the ones fighting to save democracy. Last year Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina said: “If our election systems continue to be rigged and continue to be stolen, then it’s going to lead to one place and that’s bloodshed.”

Last month Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who has bemoaned the treatment of 6 January defendants jailed for their role in the attack, called for a “national divorce” between blue and red states. Democrat Ruben Gallego responded forcefully: “There is no ‘National Divorce’. Either you are for civil war or not. Just say it if you want a civil war and officially declare yourself a traitor.”

There is also the prospect of Trump running for president again in 2024. Republican-led states are imposing voter restriction laws calculated to favour the party while Trump loyalists are seeking to take charge of running elections. A disputed White House race could make for an incendiary cocktail.

James Hawdon, director of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech university, said: “I don’t like to be an alarmist, but the country has been moving more and more toward violence, not away from it. Another contested election may have grim consequences.”

Although most Americans have grown up taking its stable democracy for granted, this is also a society where violence is the norm, not the exception, from the genocide of Native Americans to slavery, from the civil war to four presidential assassinations, from gun violence that takes 40,000 lives a year to a military-industrial complex that has killed millions overseas.

Larry Jacobs, director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota, said: “America is not unaccustomed to violence. It is a very violent society and what we’re talking about is violence being given an explicit political agenda. That’s a kind of terrifying new direction in America.”

While he does not currently foresee political violence becoming endemic, Jacobs agrees that any such unravelling would also be most likely to resemble Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

“We would see these episodic, scattered terrorist attacks,” he added. “The Northern Ireland model is the one that frankly most fear because it doesn’t take a huge number of people to do this and right now there are highly motivated, well-armed groups. The question is, has the FBI infiltrated them sufficiently to be able to knock them out before they they’ve launch a campaign of terror?”

“Of course, it doesn’t help in America that guns are prevalent. Anyone can get a gun and you have ready access to explosives. All of this is kindling for the precarious position we now find ourselves in.”

Nothing, though, is inevitable.

Biden also used his speech to praise the 2020 election as the greatest demonstration of democracy in US history with a record 150 million-plus people voting despite a pandemic. Trump’s bogus challenges to the result were thrown out by what remains a robust court system and scrutinised by what remains a vibrant civil society and media.

In a reality check, Josh Kertzer, a political scientist at Harvard University, tweeted: “I know a lot of civil war scholars, and … very few of them think the United States is on the precipice of a civil war.”

And yet the assumption that “it can’t happen here,” is as old as politics itself. Walter has interviewed many survivors about the lead-up to civil wars. “What everybody said, whether they were in Baghdad or Sarajevo or Kiev, was we didn’t see it coming,” she recalled. “In fact, we weren’t willing to accept that anything was wrong until we heard machine gun fire in the hillside. And by that time, it was too late.”

8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

 ‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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