Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"can add one cubit unto his stature?" - Nations against Nations

Fukushima City, Japan

Nations against Nations

Christ Jesus said that nations would stand against one another when the end of the world came near.

Of course in the past of the human history, nations fought one another so many times.  But it was in the 20th century that wars called the world war occurred: WWI and WWII.  So, we may infer that the end of the world came to emerge in the 20th century.

In deed, in the end of WWII, nuclear weapons were invented and exercised on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in August 1945.  The scale of their devastating power really alarmed the world.  Just one atomic bomb can wipe out a big city.  Even 100 of nuclear war-headed missiles would destroy all the major cities of the US.  The mankind has really obtained the ultimate weapons to destroy one another in a global scale.  It tells that the end of the world became realistic.  Although the Cold War ended without catastrophic nuclear warfare, some countries in the world have today totally thousands of nuclear war heads.

This era after the Second World War has been still full of cases of wars between nations.  Russia still relies on its military power to address its diplomatic issues; China is clearly leaning to the course of military expansion over the South and East China Seas; Some Islamic nations in the regions from Libya to Afghanistan have been in states of civil wars or domestic armed conflicts; and Some African nations south of those Islamic regions are also in civil wars.

And facing a great number of Islamic refugees fleeing their countries toward the EU nations, the English people have decided to leave the EU and apply strict control on immigration control.

It can be seen as one episode on the trend of the world to the state of protection of each country by itself, rather than by relying on international cooperation.

Rich men in the world have been pushing globalization of economy.  But a great majority of non-rich citizens in each country have found that globalization of economy is making rich men richer, although some developing countries like China and India have improved their economy due to the economic globalization.

The UK's situation on staying or leaving the EU, is deeply rooted to the current global situation of global economy from which the Islamic terror is derived.

Indeed as the UK has suddenly decided to leave the UK in the middle of the progress of economic globalization, the end of the world might suddenly come closer.

But Christ Jesus said that those who held fast on their faith till the end would be saved.  

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Mat 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Mat 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: