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Signs of Civil War

Dr. Stephen Phinney

It doesn’t matter if the Republicans or Democrats win the elections; civil war will likely happen.


The logic behind this statement is simple. The first item we watch for in the warm-up phase to civil wars is the measurement of unrest.

Those who keep a close eye on the civil unrest in our country know that America is more divided than at any other time in history. As the Word of God states, a people/nation divided against itself will not stand.

Most politicians will do anything necessary to advance their political agendas – even murder. The culture of our country is upside wrong. We kill babies, euthanize our weak, starve our elderly, and cause death through false medical information – as in the case of vaccines. All techniques that the soon-approaching Antichrist will enact.

Certainly, most have heard of the phrase slow fade. While it is easy to understand this ideology, the masses don’t seem to understand its sociology. The illustration of boiling a frog slowly is elementary. You first put the frog in a pot of cool water, a temperature the frog feels safe within. Then you gradually turn up the heat without the frog decerning the temperature change. In due time, the frog is boiled alive.

In this, we find the answer to What happened to America? People tend to blame the most recent changes in a country on the most recent political climate. This is a naive approach to analyzing a cultural decline. Real-deal cultural historians understand that it requires a slow fade of multiple generations. The generation preceding a civil war classically gets blamed for the demise, which is a misnomer. Degenerate slow fades are a product of a recent generation adding to the decline of previous generations. After a given amount of time, the liberal contributions of all the generations explode on the battlefield of a civil war. Is America ripe for such a war? Sociological studies show that America and other countries are suffering from such a reality.

You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. (James 5:5)

The citizens of our country are guilty of living luxuriously. We have been granted the “right” to be opinionated and soak in our wanton pleasures. We have become fat in our hearts by the illusive safety of our freedoms. Since the masses do not accept that freedom is not free, we have slowly faded into arrogance and pride. Leaving us in a perfect storm of being slaughtered by the tyrannical politicals of our age.

Hatred is the fuel that ignites wars. Hatred is typically hidden in the framework of a culture that refuses to stop destructive patterns damaging its nation, people, and original beliefs. This is primarily due to being denied their rights to self-pleasures.

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. (James 4:1-3)

It is stated that America is the most self-pleasure-focused nation in the world. Many countries hate us for this selfish ideology. God is hostile to this demise if we believe in the below passage.

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4)

When we explore the recent historical events of our country, it is easy to see that its citizens have become addicted to friendship with the world and its demonic rhetoric. Over many generations, we have been a boiling frog in the degrading ideologies of Western culture. So much so that many of its citizens treat God like He is a blockage to their pleasures, minimally to their self-birthed ideas of who He is, not to mention many have faded into the belief, He does not exist. What is God to do? Turn the masses over to their pleasures.

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. (Romans 1:24)

Has this happened to America? Do I really need to answer that?

What does it look like when God turns a nation over to its lusts? That is a question worth addressing.

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. (Romans 1:28-32)

Our country suffers with all twenty-one of the ramifications, plus some. It is one thing to see these symptomatic ramifications in an individual, but war is likely to break out when a nation is sentenced to these horrid consequences. <