News Review - 19 Feb 2021
USA What Next

Anger… Hatred… Extremism… Lawlessness… Violence…
OR
Unity… Decency… Dignity… Love… Healing?

USA – What Next?

One of the things that the Bible makes very clear, and we should keep in mind as we watch end time events unfolding, is that the whole world has been deceived by Satan (Revelation 12:9), as Mr Armstrong explained:

“God says the world is deceived, and Satan has deceived the whole world. Deceived people can be ever so honest. They don’t know they are deceived.( Sermon - June 13, 1981)

Let’s ask some basic questions…

The new US government – what are they saying?
What are they doing?
What is the media saying?
What has God got to say about America today?
What is next for America?

An Inauguration Like No Other

This new administration started with chaos…

“Covid concerns, razor wire and no Trump: An inauguration like no other. With war-zone-like security, no crowds and coronavirus distancing for guests, Joe Biden’s swearing-in as the 46th US president will be a muted affair unlike any previous inauguration. Coronavirus concerns were always going to dampen Wednesday’s inauguration, but since departing President Donald Trump’s supporters launched an insurrection in his name, Washington has ordered a security lockdown unseen since the September 11, 2001 attacks.” ( news.yahoo.com)

What The Government Is Saying

So let’s look at what the new President said in his Inaugural Address. Much of what he said was about promoting unity – uniting an obviously divided nation…

Excerpts from the Inaugural Address by President Joseph R Biden, Jr - January 20, 2021

Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this:

Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation. I ask every American to join me in this cause.

Uniting to fight the common foes we face: Anger, resentment, hatred. Extremism, lawlessness, violence. Disease, joblessness, hopelessness.

With unity we can do great things. Important things. History, faith, and reason show the way, the way of unity.

We can see each other not as adversaries but as neighbors. We can treat each other with dignity and respect. We can join forces, stop the shouting, and lower the temperature.

For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury. No progress, only exhausting outrage.

No nation, only a state of chaos. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.

Let us listen to one another. Hear one another. See one another. Show respect to one another.

Politics need not be a raging fire destroying everything in its path. Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war. Yet hear me clearly: Disagreement must not lead to disunion.

And I pledge this to you: I will be a President for all Americans. I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did.

Many centuries ago, Saint Augustine, a saint of my church, wrote that a people was a multitude defined by the common objects of their love.

We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts. If we show a little tolerance and humility.

I will defend the Constitution. I will defend our democracy. I will defend America. And together, we shall write an American story of hope, not fear.

Of unity, not division. Of light, not darkness. An American story of decency and dignity. Of love and of healing. Of greatness and of goodness. May this be the story that guides us.” ( whitehouse.gov)

What The New Administration Is Doing!

After a plea for unity – look at what they have done!

Will these actions bring about unity – or yet more chaos?

Being faced with a world full to the brim with problems - Coronavirus, disputes with China, Europe and Russia, huge unemployment, a nation deep in debt, violence in the streets and a huge rise in crime, their first task is…?

Immediately Capitulating To The Trans Lobby

“If capitulating to the trans lobby is the best Joe Biden can do in his first week in power, ailing America is truly doomed. The Democrats are incapable of dealing with the real issues facing the US. Welcome to the brave new transgender world, where mothers are ‘gestational carriers’ and males identifying as females win all the ‘women’s’ sports events. President Biden in his first week in office has fervently embraced the transgender cause.

Biden also signed an executive order overturning Donald Trump’s ban on transgender persons serving in the US armed forces. And, more ominously, the White House endorsed the use of ‘gender-neutral pronouns.’ This accords with Nancy Pelosi’s recent edict that the words ‘mother,’ ‘father,’ ‘daughter’ and ‘son’ would no longer appear on the White House website or in official government documents. Mothers are apparently now to be referred to as ‘gestational carriers’ or ‘chest feeders.’

How these measures will ‘heal a divided America’ is not immediately apparent. Does Biden believe that parents in the rust belt states will welcome the prospect of hefty transgendered Brunhildas charging down the football fields of Wisconsin leaving their daughters in their wake? Does he believe that hordes of ersatz Myra Breckinridges running amuck on the athletic tracks of Yale will bring a deeply divided America together again?

Will parents in Middle America dealing with the pandemic appreciate being told that the terms ‘mother,’ ‘father,’ ‘daughter’ and ‘son’ are no longer part of the American language? Will American mothers welcome being called ‘gestational carriers’ or ‘chest feeders’? I very much doubt it. It has only taken a week for Biden and the Democrats to conclusively demonstrate that they are incapable of meaningfully dealing with the real issues confronting contemporary America.” ( rt.com)

Secretary of State Antony Blinken Orders LGBT Flags Flown at US Embassies

“LGBT activists are cheering Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s announcement that he will reverse an order from President Donald Trump and put up ‘pride’ flags at US Embassies around the world. Outfront magazine reported on the development: ‘The Biden administration is off to a hopeful start, as Secretary of State nominee, Antony Blinken, has confirmed a recommitment to LGBTQ rights.’

During the hearing, Blinken also confirmed that he plans to appoint an envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQ persons, a position created by Barack Obama in 2015 that wasn’t filled during the Trump presidency. ‘Biden is the first US president to openly embrace a full range of queer rights, including transgender equality,’ Outfront magazine reported.” ( breitbart.com)

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity [lawlessness]; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.(Isaiah 59:7)

BIDEN: “Financial Sanctions” For Failing To Embrace The LGBTQI+ Agenda

“Joe Biden has issued a presidential memorandum threatening ‘financial sanctions’ on African countries for failing to embrace the LGBTQI+ agenda. The memorandum further adds that countries deemed to be ‘contributing to a climate of intolerance’ will face consequences, ‘including using the full range of diplomatic and assistance tools and, as appropriate, financial sanctions, visa restrictions, and other actions’. Many of the countries at risk of sanctions are deeply Christian conservative nations in Africa, such as Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.( nationalfile.com)

Joe Biden Restores Taxpayer Funding To Pro-Abortion World Health Organization

“In his first pro-abortion action as president, Joe Biden has written to the United Nations and informed it that the United States is rejoining and renewing funding for the pro-abortion World Health Organization. In April, President Donald Trump announced he would halt federal taxpayer funding for the WHO, the international agency that has botched its response to the coronavirus. And it came under fire for saying killing babies in abortions is somehow an essential procedure as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic.” ( lifenews.com)

Roe v Wade: Statement From President Biden

“Today marks the 48th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v Wade. In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack. We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care – including reproductive health care – regardless of income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status.

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe.” ( whitehouse.gov)

What The Media Is Doing

Facebook Ban: Criticizing Biden’s Transgender Policy Violates Standards

“On Tuesday, Facebook suspended Robert A J Gagnon, a prominent Christian scholar on the topic of Bible sexuality, for 7 days. His crime? Speaking out against transgender ideology and President Joe Biden’s new transgender military policy. Facebook claimed that Gagnon’s criticism of this government-imposed ideology violated the platform’s ‘Community Standards on violence and incitement.’

Ironically, Gagnon’s post drew attention to Facebook’s suspension of his friend, Laurie Higgins, who got a 7-day ban for criticizing Biden’s policy. ‘There was absolutely no incitement to violence on our part. We abhor violence done to any person,’ Gagnon told PJ Media on Tuesday. ‘This is just a thinly veiled and pathetic excuse for censorship of any critical views toward trans-tyranny over our consciences, religion, and reason.’ ‘Only one point of view is being allowed,’ he added, ominously. ‘Trump was not the great danger to the Republic. Left-wing canceling is.’( technocracy.news)

"Unbridled Power Held By Big Tech CEOs Must Be "Reined In"

“European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen informed President-elect Joe Biden ahead of today’s inauguration that Silicon Valley CEOs have no authority to decide on laws and rules, according to RT News. Von der Leyen said in a speech on Wednesday to the European Parliament that the incoming Biden administration must begin to regulate big tech companies. ‘This kind of decision must be taken in accordance with laws and rules… not by an arbitrary decision in the power of Silicon Valley CEOs,’ she said.” ( zerohedge.com)

Big Tech Behaves As If They’re The New Rulers Of The World

Facebook & Twitter etc think they can decide which politicians win and which lose. Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ new plan to fine these companies if they censor candidates is good, but the policies need to go further. The growing trend of Big Tech tyranny by companies like Facebook and Twitter has made one thing clear: These companies, thanks to their wealth, and the enormous influence they wield regarding the flow of information and global communication, are now more powerful than most countries.

In fact, Facebook is now more powerful than any elected body or representative – including the president of the United States. Big Tech’s overreaching power and ability to sabotage diplomatic relations and election integrity is the most pressing issue facing the world, and it’s an issue that all world leaders who care about free and fair elections should unite to address unless they want to live under a one-world global technocracy.” ( rt.com)

FACEBOOK: Zuckerberg & Execs Admitting They Have ‘Too Much Power’

“Project Veritas released a new video today leaked by a brave Facebook insider exposing CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other senior executives admitting to the company’s wide-ranging powers to censor political speech and promote partisan objectives.

Zuckerberg praised Biden and his political agenda. ‘I thought President Biden’s inaugural address was very good,’ Zuckerberg said.

In the same January 21 meeting, Facebook’s Head of Global Affairs Nick Clegg addressed the international backlash that resulted from then-President Trump’s suspension from the platform. ‘There has been quite a lot of disquiet expressed by many leaders around the world, from the President of Mexico to Alexei Navalny in Russia, and Chancellor Angela Merkel and others saying, “well this shows that private companies have got too much power…” we agree with that,’ he said.

‘Ideally, we wouldn’t be making these decisions on our own, we would be making these decisions in line with our own conformity, with democratically agreed rules and principles. At the moment, those democratically agreed rules don’t exist. We still have to make decisions in real-time’.” ( projectveritas.com)

The Elite Believe They Must Be Intolerant Of All Dissenting Views

“When information becomes a ‘threat’, even thinking the wrong thing can be dangerous. Over the past several weeks, I have heard the word ‘misinformation’ uttered in the same sentence as ‘terror’ or ‘terrorists’ countless times. In the old days, the ‘extremists’ and the ‘terrorists’ were on the other side of the globe, but now we are being told that they live among us. So how can we identify them? Well, we are being told that ‘the bad guys’ can be identified by what they believe. Those that do not embrace the propaganda that big tech and the corporate media are relentlessly pushing are being systematically ‘deplatformed’, ‘canceled’ and pushed to the fringes of society.

For decades, the elite have been telling us that we need to have a ‘tolerant’ society. But now that they have almost total control, we are being told that in order to have that tolerant society they must be extremely intolerant of dissenting viewpoints.

In the end, they don’t have to put millions of people in prison to chill free speech in America. All they have to do is set a few examples and most others will willingly fall in line. It is all about behavioural conditioning. They want to shape what we do, what we say and what we think by creating fear.

Fear is the mind killer. The elite understand that it is the best way to control large masses of people, and that is why they are continually looking for new ways to keep us in a constant state of fear.

Rather, this is about one group of people wanting to permanently neuter and silence the opposition. From now on, those that dare to question the official narratives handed down by our overlords will be branded ‘terrorists’, and this new ‘war on terror’ will be designed to absolutely crush dissent wherever it is found .” ( endoftheamericandream.com)

What Has God Got To Say About America Today?

That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity [lawlessness] shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.(Isaiah 30:9)

What’s Next For America

The administration is only doing what the people want. Over 50% of the American people voted for all this. They have rejected God’s way. “Their feet run to evil.”

The next thing to happen is that “high wall” is about to break!

Mr Armstrong quoted Boston statistician and economist, Roger Babson:

“Mr Babson said he had learned that when 51 percent or more of the people were righteous in their dealings with one another, prosperity was just ahead. But when 51 percent or more of the people were unrighteous in their dealings, economic depression was coming.” ( Co-Worker Letter – January 20, 1983)

Tomorrow’s World Governmental Structure

“Now notice just how the new world government will function during the next thousand years. It will not be so-called democracy. It will not be socialism. It will not be communism or fascism. It will not be human monarchy, oligarchy or plutocracy. It will not be man’s government over man. Man has proven his utter incapability of ruling himself.( Tomorrow… What It Will Be Like - Chapter 4)


“God says, ‘Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it’ (Psalms 127:1).

SATAN, not God, built THIS house.

Jesus did not come to REPAIR the improperly constructed building that is this world. He is not trying to save the superstructure built on the foundation of Satan.

Jesus chose his apostles to be part, with him, of the foundation of AN ENTIRELY new building

a NEW WORLD ALTOGETHER.
( WHERE Is The True Church?)