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You Can be an Overcomer

  • Before the 1930s, prostitution was illegal in

nearly every Western nation. Today, it is legal or quasi-legal in most parts of the world.

  • Before 1975, outside of Nevada, there was no

legalized gambling anywhere in America. Today there are large casinos all over the nation; and all but two states have an official lottery. State governments publish ads, encouraging citizens to gamble away their savings!

  • The evening news is filled with horror sto-

ries, each one worse than the one before it: bul- lets and body bags, sex and scandals, terror and tragedy, wars and rumors of wars. Children shoot- ing fellow students and teachers at school, and car jackings. One horrible atrocity after another.

  • Today’s headlines are far different than those

in the 1950s. Instead of funny events at county fairs, we read about terrorist networks, genocide of hundreds of thousands, and bombing of large U.S. buildings, suicide bombers regularly killing people.

  • Millions of land mines have been planted

in the ground throughout the world, with more added daily. Thousands are maimed or killed by them each year, especially in lands where no war is occurring.

  • Free and low-cost guns and munitions are

flooding into the nations of Central America, South America, Africa, the Balkins, the Near East, and Southern Asia. The entire planet is arming itself for a showdown.

The whole world seems to be going crazy. We stand aghast and wonder what will happen next.

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