There’s a story on Yahoo! News put out by the Associated Press. The story makes the assertion that the world seems to be spinning out of control. Then it names a bunch of stuff that really aren’t out of control, but are reported on like they are!
For example it lists Midwest Levees failing. Yes, it’s a big problem, but it has happened many times before and will again. One reason why the water was at record levels is because more and more levees on the Mississippi prevent the water from going sideways, so the crest downstream is higher than ever before. You don’t get that kind of perspective normally from the “responsible” media. They’d rather make an even bigger deal out of it than it is. Don’t get me wrong, the flooding was very widespread and costly. I’m just saying it doesn’t fit under the realm of “spinning out of control.”
The next one made me laugh. Polar Bears “adrift.” THAT’S funny! that State of Alaska is suing the Federal Government for putting the polar bear on the threatened species list. The Polar Bear population is GROWING! Environmentalists are stretching the truth. That’s being kind.
Gas Prices are skyrocketing. Yeah, that’s true. It’s mostly Washington D.C.’s fault along with the environmentalists that sue to keep production down. Drill now! Pay less! Next.
Home values are low. Yes. Not a major problem for most who are staying right where they are. For those with great credit it’s a great time to buy. It’s a problem, but again, not as big as the press makes it out to be.
Air fares going up. Same for college tuition and health care. As fuel prices rise so will air fares. Stinks, that’s true. I know. We can produce more oil and expand refinery capacity! Oh yeah. Environmentalists say we can’t. Bummer.
College tuition. Doesn’t Harvard have like a BILLION dollars in endowments? Why don’t they lower tuition? Seems like everyone could go for free!
Health care is a problem. If we nationalize it, then it WILL spiral out of control!
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan going on “without end.” Fight until you win, and we are winning! Al Qaeda is nearly defeated in Iraq and now we are beefing up the fight in Afghanistan. Not a good year to be a terrorist.
I’m more concerned about Iran. If they get a nuke, it’s going to be big trouble. If the United States, or Israel, is forced to bomb Iran to keep them from getting a nuke, it’s going to be big trouble. Things may be spiraling out of control soon after all.
The article cites major disasters in the recent past. The China Earthquake that killed tens of thousands, and sadly even more died in a Typhoon in Myanmar. Hurricane Katrina (bad levy system in New Orleans and the Mayor didn’t use the evacuation plan. Sad.), recent food shortages (cold spring and too much ethanol), etc.
Sounds like birth pains to me:
7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
Which reminds me. Laws are being passed that are designed to keep people from hearing the truth about God’s Love through Jesus Christ. “Hate Speech” legislation is already in place in Europe and Canada making it illegal to say what God has to say about the homosexual lifestyle. The Alliance Defense Fund spends countless hours defending Christians, and first amendment rights, because unfortunately those things are being attacked.
Still, all these things must happen.
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
So, is the world spinning out of control? Not yet. But even if it is, don’t worry. God is in control! Jesus said:
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
I’m banking on it! I hope you are too.