I have seen a lot of news about the United States heading for a big recession and possibly a market collapse. Not trying to be stupid but what could this mean for the US?
If this happens to America, it will also have a flow on effect globallyI have seen a lot of news about the United States heading for a big recession and possibly a market collapse. Not trying to be stupid but what could this mean for the US?
While Deutsche Bank is the first major bank to forecast an imminent economic downturn, investors, both retail and professional, share the group’s gloomy outlook. According to a Bloomberg Markets Live survey conducted between March 29 and April 1, 48 percent of investors expect the US to fall into recession next year. Another 21 percent expect the downturn to happen in 2024, while 15 percent of the 525 respondents expect the recession to come as early as this year.I have seen a lot of news about the United States heading for a big recession and possibly a market collapse. Not trying to be stupid but what could this mean for the US?
In the past with market collapses (such as the 1920's), there followed a time of great lack of food, money, jobs and the ensuing results of all of these. However, during those times like the 1920's are stories of those who trusted the Lord and they were faithfully provided for. For the sake of growth in Christ, God does allow difficulties in a Christian's life, but steady faith in Christ brings about great rewards and again, God faithfully provides, even in the most 'impossible' situations.
How sweet it is. God provides for His children,........always.
We must not forget especially going through current tough times
Ghoti Ichthus What you just posted in 9 and 10 means so much to me. Here you are posting this dynamic response to the thread without any special credentials that I know of. Yet you are more spot on than most of the churches. My question is when are the claimed Christians going to wake up and cry out to The God in Heaven Our Savior for their sin! Thank You
Thank you so much for posting all of those Bible Verses. It is extremely comforting and encouraging. God bless you for obeying the Holy Spirit![aw, shucks . . . thank you]
It's The Holy Ghost
It might take persecution. The Church always gets stronger and grows (not like church-growth movement) under persecution.
There's a saying, that if God does not judge the United States soon, He'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.
We need to get on our knees or faces and confess our sins and beg The Almighty God for forgiveness, to spare our country for the sake of the righteous, and heal our land, all in the Name of Jesus Christ, and for His sake. Abraham begged God for forbearance of judgement on Sodom and Gomorrah on Lot's behalf, and there were so few righteous remaining that God executed same after His angels removed Lot and his family.
Martin Luther was constantly confessing his sins (multiple times a day). His confessors got really annoyed with him
I know public confession is uncomfortable for people that are not used to it, but I get great comfort from corporate congregational confession and absolution/announcement of grace at the beginning of Worship on Sunday mornings. Not a substitute by any means for private, specific confession to God.
We need to be salt and light and lead pious lives so that others are drawn to the Church instead of repulsed by it.
(Book, also available as free pdf, Pia Desideria, by Spener, discusses Pietism and how unrepentant sin by Christians besmirches the Church's reputation and witness). Definitely not PC.
If the Pastors in the pulpit are too PC or scared to confront sin in our own house (the Church), the Elders need to do their job and either "fix it," or revoke calls issue new calls. If the Elders won't do their job, the Deacons, Deaconesses, and Congregational leaders need to step in. Failing that, individual Congregants need to talk to their Elders and the Pastor, and if need be, clap their sandals off as they leave.
Once the sin is cleansed from the Church, then it can work on the world. Moral authority, etc. Pretty hypocritical for a church to decry the murder of unborn babies while clergy are helping themselves to the children.
As the Church goes, so goes the neighborhood, community, country, world . . .
Sorry this is kind of disorganized and jumbled. Just can't get it to come out the way I want it to [sigh]