Can America Survive This Perfect Storm?
Charisma News (Opinion) - Before I set the stage and lay out the most prominent dimensions of our current crisis, let me answer the question I ask in the title of this article: Can America survive this perfect storm?
The answer is simple and obvious: Without divine intervention, we are in big trouble. Really big trouble. Massively big trouble. We need God, desperately and urgently. Otherwise ... well, you can fill in the blanks. Things do not look good right now.
To recap the main events of 2020, we entered the year deeply divided in the midst of the impeachment hearings, with very little middle ground between us.
And the divisions between us only grew deeper by the day, as we were fed mutually exclusive narratives in the news and social media echo chambers in which we live.
"You're being brainwashed!" we shouted at one another, convinced it was them, not us, who were biased and blind (and stupid).
Since then, we have suffered (and continue to suffer) a pandemic, which has only been exacerbated by the mixed signals from leaders and "experts."
Shutdown or no shutdown? Did we ever level the curve? Mask or no mask? Is the vaccine good or bad? Is Trump trying to kill us? Is China trying to kill us? Are Democratic governors and mayors trying to steal our religious freedoms? Is Dr. Fauci a fine man or a devious political plant? Can we trust the CDC? The WHO?
And all the while, the death count continues to....READ MORE
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