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Is the end near?

Post  Demosthenes on Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:11 am

Here is a recent article by Presidential Candidate Chuck Baldwin. Is he a "doom-sayer" and crazy? Or are his points worthy of consideration? How do they fit with Latter-Day prophecy or do they?

It Is Going To Be A Rocky Road
By Chuck Baldwin
September 22, 2009


This column is archived at
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2009/cbarchive_20090922.html


Let's face it: most Americans live in a world of false security. This is
somewhat understandable, given the fact that the majority of the U.S.
population was born after 1945. Few remember the dangers and hardships of
World War II; fewer still remember the Great Depression. Few Americans know
what it's like to not have some sort of "supercenter" nearby with shelves
stocked with every kind of food imaginable, twenty-four hours a day. Few
know what life was like before there were restaurants of all sizes and types
on virtually every street corner in America. And only a handful remembers
when most roads were unpaved, or when sports were truly a pastime and not a
megabuck obsession.

Modern living within the world's only "superpower" has created a giant
unsuspecting, soft, lackadaisical, and lethargic society. We expect the
government to keep our streets safe, our roads paved, our stores stocked,
our jobs secure, and our enemies at bay. However, in the desire to make
government the panacea for all our problems, we have sold not only our
independence, but also our virtue.

Where the federal government was contracted (via the U.S. Constitution) to
accept limited power for the overall good of both states and people, it has
become a monster of gargantuan proportions, claiming authority over
virtually every liberty and right known to man. And in the process, it
decided it didn't need God, either.

It is no hyperbole to say that the U.S. federal government has been on a
"Ban God" bandwagon for the past 50 years. Whether it kicks prayer and Bible
reading out of school, bars military chaplains from praying in Jesus' name,
burns Bibles in Iraq, removes state supreme court chief justices from their
positions for posting the Ten Commandments, or threatens high school
principals with jail for asking the blessing, the federal government has
invoked the judgment of Heaven upon our country as surely as did Old
Testament Israel.

Although the comfortable, sports-crazed, TV addicts probably aren't paying
attention, this country is on the verge of an implosion like you cannot
believe. For anyone who cares to notice, the signs are everywhere.

First of all, Israel and Iran are on the verge of war. And right now, I'm
not concentrating on the "why" or "who's right or wrong" of the equation.
I'm simply telling you, war between Israel and Iran could break out at any
time. And when it does, the chances that it will not become nuclear and not
become global are miniscule. Yes, I am saying it: the prospects for nuclear
war have never been greater. The CBS-canceled TV show, JERICHO, could become a reality in these United States in the very near future. (I strongly urge
readers to purchase both seasons of JERICHO and watch them, because this
could be our future.)

Secondly, America is on the verge of total financial collapse. By the end of
this year, America's budget deficit will stand at around $2 trillion. The
debt gap is many trillions more than that. But the nail in the coffin for
America's fiscal health will be the decision by China to dump the U.S.
dollar. Ladies and gentlemen, this will be the death knell for our financial
stability (and a painful lesson in sowing and reaping).

It is estimated that China owns around one-third of all U.S. debt. If and
when China dumps the U.S. dollar, there would be nothing left to stabilize
it, and Weimar Republic/Zimbabwe-style inflation will ensue. America will be
thrust into financial chaos. (If one doubts that China is planning to dump
the dollar, consider that China is currently purchasing and stockpiling gold
at an unprecedented level. This is why gold has suddenly surged to over
$1,000 per ounce and why it will continue to rise.)

Third, the paranoia regarding the Swine Flu being demonstrated by both
government and media spokesmen begs a giant push for some type of
"government solution." If they keep hyping this "pandemic," mass hysteria
and fear (created by the government and its lackeys in the media) will
result. This would, no doubt, necessitate some form of forced vaccination,
quarantine (maybe this is what all those internment camps will be used for),
and martial law.

Exactly how and when all of the above will actually materialize is yet to be
seen. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that within the next few
months, the world that we know today is going to vanish. And most Americans
are totally unprepared for what's coming.

If you are able to get out of debt, do it. If you need to scale down your
lifestyle in order to be better prepared for difficult days, do it. If you
don't have guns and ammo, buy them. If you have not prepared some sort of
preserved food pantry, do it. If you don't have some kind of survival plan
in place for you and your family, get one. If you are not physically fit,
get in shape. If you are able to move to a more secure, out-of-harm's-way
location, do it. (During any kind of financial or societal meltdown, urban
areas will quickly turn into war zones. Can anyone say, "New Orleans after
Hurricane Katrina"?) In other words, get your nose out of the boob tube, get
your bottom off the easy chair, and get busy.

Am I worried or discouraged? Absolutely not! (But I am preparing.) The
potential good that may result from all of the above is that perhaps God
will protect and raise up a remnant of people who would be willing to
rebuild a place where Natural Law is respected, constitutional government is
revered, and where a ubiquitous, loathsome, overbearing federal government
is far, far away. You know, like America's Founding Fathers did 233 years
ago.

In the meantime, get ready. It's going to be a rocky road.

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Post  Phaedrus on Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:38 am

I think Chuck is probably right on track. I only hope we have more than a few months to "get our houses in order". We don't need to fear, if we are prepared. And, yes, all of this has been prophesied for a long time. We've just been lulled into a false sense of security. This is how Satan drags us "carefully down to hell" - individually and collectively.

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