His belief in God doesn't mean that he isn't overly optimistic.
The bottom line is, it's likely to get ugly, and there isn't a lot of hope of recovery. At least not in our lifetimes. Nations rise and they fall. With the re-election of the anti-Christ, it seems that a majority of those who voted cast their lot with Satan. We'll see how that turns out.
I agree with Mr. Archbold about turning toward taking care of one’s family. That's what I'm doing, too.
But I have no delusions - as things fall to pieces, as Mr. Archbold describes it - there is nothing to guarantee that some of us, perhaps many or most of us, might not be hit, and even killed by the shrapnel.
I hope for the best, but the worst is far, far worse than Mr. Archbold describes.
As I said, this fellow is an optimist.
Having read Mr. Archbold’s blog for a few years, I can assure you that he has a good idea of just how ugly things can get. He also knows that God is bigger than the worst of it...and that, ultimately, we spend eternity with that God who loves us with a merciful and greater love than we can even imagine.
Those who know history understand great periods of horror. Many of us, including Mr. Archbold, understand that we are presently heading in the direction of great horror. However, we should not lose our faith in Him who cares for us...nor our sense of humor. For some reason today, I recalled the story of Saint Lawrence, an early Christian martyr who “was tied on top of an iron grill over a slow fire that roasted his flesh little by little, but Lawrence was burning with so much love of God that he almost did not feel the flames. In fact, God gave him so much strength and joy that he even joked. Turn me over, he said to the judge. Im done on this side! And just before he died, he said, Its cooked enough now. Then he prayed that the city of Rome might be converted to Jesus and that the Catholic Faith might spread all over the world.”
We understand that we may be heading to the greatest horror the world has yet to see...but God IS with those who trust in Him.
But the question I do have is this: Is Obama the anti-Christ or not? He may not be, just a precurser.