Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has warned that this is a very dangerous time for our country. His assessment is right. I don’t think most Americans realize how dangerous things are right now.
Newt cautions that with the unrest in our nation and the “forces of disorder,” we should not be weakening our police forces and we certainly don’t need to be cutting back on funding for law enforcement.
But we also have to look outside our country.
China has informed the U.S. that they are now equal to us—and China has told Taiwan if they declare independence that will mean war.
Russia and the Ukraine are on the verge of war.
North Korea is testing its missiles.
What is needed is diplomacy to help resolve these tensions before they get out of hand. Join me in praying that God will work in the lives of these leaders and give them wisdom, and that hostilities can be thwarted.
Even though the times are perilous and there may be “wars and rumors of wars,” as Christians we don’t have to be fearful. The Word of God tells us what the future holds and who wins. God is the ultimate authority.
If we have repented of our sins and put our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, our souls are secure in His hands for all of eternity. Jesus tells us, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).