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Old 10-15-2013, 05:58 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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I believe when Jesus spoke of the last days when he mentioned nation against nation, that clause translated is ethnic group against ethnic group. In America today, this is how I see it: Southern Baptists' (evangelicals) against homosexuals. Tea Party ( ultra conservatives- who are against government) against certain minorities (especially African-Americans) who historically have appreciated the role of government in their plight.
House Republicans ( whose districts are predominately Caucasian) against the general population- a population that is diverse and very progressive.

This is the great divide. Each group has hidden and exposed agendas. Can we bridge the gap and work out our differences? If we can't, we are in deep trouble.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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You forgot the over spending social Democratic party who are against the Republican party , as the American Governments are not to practical in economics these days .... As you see many Governments do not have majority Governments , and have to work together or fall, and the pride and money in politics seen to be the driving force in Politicians taking the job......... Jesus said in Matthew 12: 25....`Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation , and every city or house divided against itself will not stand ....``
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:34 PM
 
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There probably hasn't been a time in America since the Civil War when our nation was so polarized and divided against itself (particularly between liberals and conservatives) …. And also against an increasingly volatile world. It's difficult to tell if our internal division fits into any clear geographical, racial or financial lines. But, clearly, our self-serving politicians and their own little 'fiefdom's' of local constituents are fatally divided with no apparent interest in the greater good of the nation. We are inundated with politicians, with 'nary a real leader in sight.

Compared with past empires and kingdoms the United States and its republic form of government is still in its infancy. Whether we stand or ultimately destroy ourselves from within seems undecided.

Further, one cannot help but, wonder why there is no clear reference to a major power rising out of the West (perhaps a 'united' or eagle reference??) anywhere in End Time Bible prophecy. (The rise of radical Islam against the world certainly seems consistent with scripture (line of Ishmael), and also Israel’s role, as well as that of Russia and China).

Ultimately, the fleshly kingdoms of this world will remain opposed to God's eternal Spiritual Kingdom throughout the End Times. As Believers in Christ, it is more important that we remain faithful to Christ and God's Kingdom, than whether our own earthly nation/s survives.

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