In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama said the United States would “stand by our allies, strengthen our own missile defense, and lead the world in taking firm action in response to threats.” It seems he is being true to his words. With his visit to our allied nation of Israel next week and now North Korea’s recent rocket launch, nuke test, mobile missile and threats as well as Iran being a little over a year away from nuclear capabilities, President Obama and his staff are moving into action.
The United States will deploy additional ground-based missile interceptors on the West Coast and in Alaska in an effort to enhance the nation’s ability to defend itself from an attack by what former President George W. Bush deemed as the “Axis of Evil”. For those of us not in a position to determine the fate of our nation and the world, here is what the Bible says on the topic:
Fact: “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.” (Matthew 24:6-8)
Hope: “But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:13-14)