A few months ago, “experts” predicted the North Koreans were four years away from building an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of striking the U.S. mainland.
On July 4, North Korea tested an ICBM that could reach Alaska or Hawaii, but not the mainland USA.
There was some concern among the national security experts, but not alarm. After all, it was only Alaska and Hawaii. And maybe Seattle and Portland. And still three or four years to go before the mainland was truly at risk.
24 days later, the North Koreans tested another ICBM. The concern has now become discomfort, perhaps approaching alarm.
Because this time, the North Korean test missile traveled 2,300 miles into space before returning to earth some 600 miles from its launch point. For those who know how to extrapolate range projections from this type of information, the concern is palpable.
The experts now say that the new test indicates a range of about 6,500 miles for a future North Korean ICBM — one that would presumably be carrying a nuclear warhead.
That easily puts Los Angeles, Denver, and Chicago within Kim Jung-un’s reach.
And at this rate of progress, the next test might prove that Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. are within his range, too.
Now, that truly is a cause for alarm.
But, unfortunately, it’s not America’s greatest threat. Neither is the debt crisis, the drug epidemic, the rising cost of healthcare, man-made climate change, Islamic terrorism, or transgender bathrooms. America’s greatest threat isn’t even the Beltway Swamp we know as Washington.
The extreme dysfunction in our nation’s capital is merely a symptom of the real problem.
The most dangerous threat facing our nation is us! We, the people.
You see, government “of the people” means it’s a reflection of those people.
America is suffering from a disease of the heart. It causes, among other things, severe division and unreasoning anger.
The United States of America is more divided now than at any time since the Civil War. And like the days leading up to that horrible time, the threat of violence never seems far away.
I’m sure you recall the recent shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and three others at a Republican team practice for a charity baseball game. Now, prominent voices on the Left are calling for an escalation of the “expression of our outrage” against any government official who supports President Trump or his agenda.
I’m sure, too, that you recall the many protests and riots that accompanied President Trump’s inauguration. And the entertainment celebrities who have made disgusting, murderous comments, threats, and suggestions about the President.
Now, Politico has gone on record calling Portland, Oregon, “…America’s most politically violent city….” Portland is being torn apart by the violence of Leftist groups who are vowing to protect Portland from violence. Yes, you read that correctly.
“Antifa” is shorthand for ‘anti-fascist.’ But, trust me, it’s a cynical misnomer. In Portland, antifa groups are threatening violence against anyone whom they deem “fascist.” Mostly, that includes any conservative group or organization.
Here’s an example of Rose City Antifa’s determination to protect Portland. By threatening violence against the organizers, participants, and spectators, it recently forced the cancellation of a traditional parade called “The 82nd Avenue Parade of Roses.” (Sounds ominous, doesn’t it?)
The reason for the “anti-fascists'” concern? The parade’s organizers had approved the inclusion of a floral float sponsored by Republicans.
Don’t bother upping the prescription for your reading glasses. You read it right. A floral float sponsored by Republicans forced Rose City Antifa to threaten violence to protect Portland’s hapless residents from horrible violence! Horrible horticultural violence, I suppose. Maybe horrible floral violence? Who knows!
Folks, I’m not making this stuff up! It’s not just ironic, it’s moronic!
Those who deceivingly claim their purpose is to stop “fascism” are actually the fascists!
While those on the Left are ratcheting up the talk of impeachment (even hinting at assassination) of a duly-elected President, some voices on the Right are warning that they fear another actual civil war may loom on the horizon.
That’s how splintered America is right now.
I believe this extreme, inexplicable rage is placing America in real peril.
Currently, the United States is the world’s only Superpower. That’s why it is alarming that Bible prophecy makes no mention of the United States as a significant player in the end-times scenario.
That means that between now and the beginning of the Tribulation, America must be crippled so thoroughly that it can play no part. I pray that that weakening comes as a result of the Rapture removing so many Americans from this earth, but right now, the USA is doing a very effective job of destroying itself even before the Rapture.
I believe America’s most dangerous problem is its crumbling moral foundation. On this week’s program, I will discuss with you what I believe “spiritual renewal” in America would look like.
transmitted by Hal Lindsey – 8/4/2017