Politics has been in the USA news even more than usual. The USA is getting more divided and many are (rightly) concerned that violent civil unrest may occur, but there is another way (Matthew 7:13; see also Post election violence feared by left and right: but there is another way).
Speaking of politics, Pope Francis reportedly told leftist film producer Michael Moore that capitalism is a sin (see Pope encourages Michael Moore and denounces capitalism; Mothers giving away babies in socialist Venezuela). The Bible does not support the pontiff’s view here.
While the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10) and people should care for the poor (cf. Galatians 2:10, 6:7-10; James 2:15-17), capitalism, per se, is not a sin.
People like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were capitalists. Jesus (Matthew 25:14-28) and Peter (Acts 5:3-4) made capitalist supporting statements, as well as statements in support of the poor. Expect the Vatican to have more involvement with politics for a time (cf. Revelation 17:1-13), but also understand that supporters of the Beast will turn against and destroy the Church of Rome (Revelation 17:15-18).
French President Macron publicly called for a true European army this week (see EU to spend one billion euros on quantum tech to compete with USA and China; France’s Macron wants European military spending to go to European firms; ‘Europe Must Rebel’). The Bible shows that Europe will end up with a “great army” (Daniel 11:25) and more and more in Europe seem open to the idea. Europe will reorganize (Revelation 17:12-13) and support a militaristic dictator (Revelation 13:1-10).
Speaking of militaristic, a former US Marine is believed to have been the one who killed a dozen (or more as there are injured as well who may die) people in California late last night (see ‘City is full of violence’: At least 13 dead in Thousand Oaks). “Thy Kingdom come!” (Matthew 6:10).
Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.
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