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This past year brought us some very disturbing events and trends in the world and in our nation. I fear that this new year will continue the same path, with our country torn apart by anger, fear and ignorance. I think we can expect more terrorist attacks, more damaging mischief by Obama, economic uncertainty, and more toxic populism from our presidential candidates — resulting in fear and loathing among our fellow citizens. Let’s face it, there’s a good chance this year ends with Hillary Clinton, a person comprised of nothing but raw ambition with a complete lack of integrity, as our President-elect.
The Bible predicted all of this, of course. Paul told us that in the last days, many would depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and the doctrines of devils; speaking lies with hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. He said that men would be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. We see all this and more in our society.
On the other hand, God will pour out His Spirit in greater measure upon the earth’s people and we will see love, sacrifice and service increase in many parts of the land. The beauty will increase along with the horror. In the end, we must not give in to despair. We must seek out the worthy and the chaste; the good and the honest. We must continue our quest for truth and hold fast to the principles we hold dear and upon which our great country was founded. We must fortify our families against the gloom and seek for the light. We must reach out to our fellow men in love and compassion.
I can be as pessimistic as anyone, but my message to you is that we must not give up hope, no matter what 2016 brings.
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