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Bush or Kerry?

I have come to know many Americans, not just my own American-born cousins (most of whom live around Moline, Illinois and Erie, Pennsylvania) but many that I have met through this Daily Bible Study, and I can honestly say that I like Americans. Most are good, decent folks. I must say however, as an outsider looking in (although from where I am here in southern Ontario, I live geographically closer to Washington DC than 90% of Americans), I have never seen a US election with so much raw emotion, from within, and toward the rest of the world, as this one of 2004. Americans that I know are fiercely almost evenly split between Bush and Kerry (I can understand their predicament; if I were an American I would be split too - I would almost certainly be a Republican, but I couldn't vote for President Bush and I wouldn't vote for Senator Kerry, both for the same reasons that Americans themselves have stated).

Many of course would say that it's none of my business anyway, but that isn't entirely true, not any more. Millions of people around the world have been forced to take a keen interest in the US election because after the horrendous criminal attacks of September 11, they have seen, and experienced first hand, how the United States of America has become a different country, understandably so in some ways, but a very aggressive, wounded giant who has come out, often blindly, swinging against everyone in world. That's the greatest tragedy. Many Americans seem convinced that everyone is out to get them, and from that many Americans have abandoned their long-valued and deeply entrenched moral principles of conduct, some to such an extreme that running remote, Nazi-like concentration camps (e.g. at the US military base at Guantanamo, Cuba) or gleefully torturing prisoners of war (e.g. at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, the very same Iraqi prison where Saddam Hussein's troops tortured prisoners) seem not only acceptable, but desirable.

US Border Guards So too, sometimes, it seems that America's friends have been treated worse than its enemies, or even its friends are regarded as its enemies! The photograph shows US border guards looking across into Canada during one of the "high alerts" last winter. I live about an hour's drive from where that picture was taken, over there across the river in the direction that they're pointing their weapons, and I really don't know what they are on guard against. None of the September 11 terrorists came from Canada; they all came directly from either Saudi Arabia or Pakistan, and even learned to fly those airliners at American flight schools. Americans who actually cross the border into Canada, as millions do every year, and are welcome to do so, feel very much at home here - and are actually statistically safer here than at home because of our lower crime rate. When Florida Governor Jeb Bush was in Canada last summer he stated that he felt as though he hadn't left the US because of the similarity in the people, their values, culture and freedom. Perhaps Governor Bush should mention that reality to his brother, President George W. Bush, and everyone else who has been misled to think otherwise.

Bush or Kerry - Does It Matter?

If you believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of God, then you also know that Bible Prophecy is going to happen. It doesn't matter if George W. Bush is really elected this time, or whether Senator Kerry wins, what is coming is coming. That applies to everyone, everywhere else in the world. Certainly, who becomes the leader of any country, not just the US, makes a difference to a limited degree in matters solely of human affairs, but in matters of Prophecy, it doesn't matter when it comes to having any affect on what God says is going to happen. All of the actors have already been chosen.

When Jesus Christ was asked about what was going to be happening in the years just before His return, this is what He said. And please note that there is not a single "but if George W. Bush is President of the US, then ..." or "but if John Kerry is President of the US, then ..." The Messiah made no such mention because Bush and Kerry don't matter when it comes to what is surely coming.

"And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."

"And as He sat upon The Mount Of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of The End Of The World?"

"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."

"Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this Gospel of The Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."

"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place [see Sodom and Egypt], whoso readeth, let him understand: Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains [see Who Should Flee Into The Mountains?]: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before."

"Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be [see Why Did They Face East?]. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together."

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." [see "To Meet The Lord In The Air"] (Matthew 24:1-31 KJV)

Fact Finder: Some people believe that the United States, or George W. Bush, is going to start, or has started, World War 3. On the other hand, who does The Word of God say is going to start World War 3?
See World War 3 In Prophecy

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