48 hours in Washington
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#1 Sep 3, 2009
By Roger Foster of The Billy Graham Bible Institute and Fellowship Enterprise:
Revelation, the last book of the Bible, is the only New Testament book specifically devoted to prophecy. It is literally "the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants-things which must shortly take place" (Revelation 1:1).
The 18th chapter describes a dominant system of international trade supported by corrupt political and religious hegemonies whose "sins have reached to heaven" (verse 5). But the Bible shows that the return of Jesus Christ will signal this system's collapse and destruction and more specifically, the crime on the streets and terrorist attacks. Recent reports from CNN and other major broadcasting networks indicated that the Al-Qaeda network is using the MS-13 gangs, Latin King gangs and the 18th Street Mexican Mafia gangs to disrupt the moral fabric of our society. The police reports, local and abroad will certainly prove that point.
This system will exercise, for a short time, such control over the lives of the earth's inhabitants that "no one may buy or sell" without its permission (Revelation 13:17). This economic system will stringently regulate commerce.
In our society, which greatly values individual freedom, it seems almost absurd to predict such a drastic global change in economic outlook and practice. What could possibly induce the citizens of civilized nations to accept such intrusive controls over their right to buy and sell as they please? The restrictions will cause the citizens to revolt against the government and gangs will go out and loot and riot and anarchy will set in because of traditional law standards deteriorating.
On a regional level this scenario has already been played out once in our century. The collapse of the world's free economies, trade wars and economic turmoil of the Great Depression of the 1930s helped catapult Adolf Hitler to power. Hitler's solutions restored Germany to power and made him a hero among most of his own people until his military defeat in 1945.
People who were adults during the Great Depression are rapidly passing from the scene. Their accounts of plummeting wages, loss of homes and jobs and pervasive hunger seem long ago and far away. Today few people in the industrialized world have any concept of what happens when deflation-a drop in prices and wages-sets in.
#4 Oct 15, 2009
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#5 Oct 15, 2009
48 hours in Washitonus is 47 and three quarters hours longer than it takes to see why we are in as bad a shape as we are.
#6 Mar 21, 2014
hi look I live in northwest washighton dc petworth neighborhood
iam Mexican American that used to go to bell high school I had a great
time thin now I work for the dc police and I work in south east dc
its not as bad as it used to be their is still crime but not as bad look
I love washighton dc their are many fun things to do here like going
the parks dc has some of the most beautiful parks in the nation
I take my three kids their we also go to baseball games and hockey games we do the fun things but working on the police force for sixteen
years now look we need more jobs for are young people more after school porgams for are kids like baseball basketball and football
so that do not have to go to jail look are latino population here indc
is at 6900 now central American Mexican Dominican and asmall south
American coummity look are crime is down has been down for many
years now but sad to say we do have latino gangs no where like
Chicago losangeles Houston that's the good thing and the other good thing is that its not latino gang members fighting African American kids
but things do go down on the streets some time look ms13 and 18th street gangs are in Columbia heights is 18th street ms13 Is in my old
neighborhood petworth but they keep it on a down low
now we as police stay up on these people and make sure they do not
get out of hand now in parts of northern va ms13 18thstreet latin kings
bloods crips white pride hate groups Montgomery county ms13 18th
street and spome neighborhood crews parts of prince georges county
has bloods crips but by large neighborhood crews from dc have moved in now ms13 and 18th street gang sets are in riverdale Hyattsville
Takoma park greenbelt lanham landover oxion hill Forestville captiol heights distric heights and temple hills by far these areas are by large
African americans but over the last three years more latinos have been
moving in to these African American areas of suitland and the ones that
I talked a bout look most the people those areas are good people
but sad to say bloods crips mostly drug gang crews but ms13 and 18th
street gangs as well as vice lords and gangster disciples are their to
that's what we get from the prince George county police
look my women is African American that has my beautiful kids look
washighton is a great place to live work and play ok we have to
keep the crime down a latinos whites African americans Asians we
all have to keep dc safe
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