The mega-rich are literally building bunkers
The approaching global catastrophe is not a fiction or a fringe theory. More and more people are waking up to the danger of the times, and some of those with the necessary means are trying to fortify themselves against it.
For example, documents published by the Queenstown Lakes District Council on August 31 show that billionaire Peter Thiel recently filed plans to build a large estate in New Zealand that appears to include a large doomsday shelter.
Others are planning for the possibility of a global catastrophe and hoping that the world’s most isolated First World country will be a good place to wait it out. Billionaire Larry Page has obtained New Zealand residency, and millionaire Sam Altman also plans to flee there, as do others. Other wealthy people with their eyes on similar hideouts have admitted that they have obtained everything from motorcycles to firearms to foodstuffs to eyesight surgery to underground bunkers with air filtration systems to helicopters constantly on standby, just in case. One billionaire estimated that half of his fellow Silicon Valley billionaires have invested in a safe house of some kind. Everyday people are also preparing for massive disruptions to everyday life, or worse. Survivalist supplies are becoming a booming industry.
Jesus Christ prophesied that a time of tribulation is indeed coming—and no bunker will save people from it. “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:21-22). The only sure survival strategy is repentance toward God.
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Poll: About half of Biden and Trump voters favor secession
Millions of Americans favor secession from the Union, a poll by the Center of Politics at the University of Virginia indicates. The September 30 poll of 2,002 people found that 41 percent of Joe Biden voters and 52 percent of Donald Trump voters “at least somewhat agree that it’s time to split the country.” If this is extrapolated out to all 160 million voters, more than 75 million Americans are open to the idea of secession.
The division is even destroying democratic ideals. The poll extrapolated that about 40 million voters from both political parties “show a willingness to consider violating democratic tendencies and norms if needed to serve their priorities.” They support the idea of a president from their party ignoring congressional or judicial constraints.
These are alarming political ideals that violate the United States Constitution and the concept of the rule of law. America is now hopelessly divided. The last time America was in this state, President Abraham Lincoln warned Americans of what Jesus Christ said in Mark 3:24-25: “[I]f a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”
Tent cities appearing across America
Homeless encampments are popping up in cities across the country. In San Francisco, officials counted 649 tents at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, they estimate the number to be more than 1,400. The story is similar in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Reno and Seattle.
Leftist politicians have issued edicts removing restraints on such encampments, so unsurprisingly, the behavior is rapidly increasing, much to the dismay of many residents and law enforcement officers in these cities.
The late Herbert W. Armstrong wrote almost 100 years ago that mass unemployment is prophesied in the Bible. He did not realize at the time that the Great Depression was only a prelude to the prophesied depression to come, but the scriptures he quoted are still eerily relevant.
“[Zechariah 8:7-9] is describing a yet-future time when the Lord will take His people back to Jerusalem, and they shall be His people and He will be their God,” he wrote in 1931. “Then, beginning with [verse 10], we read: ‘For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour.’ So, clearly, the God of heaven knew and declared to us more than 2,000 years ago through His Prophet Zechariah that in these anxious days just shortly before the reestablishment of His reign over His people at Jerusalem, there would be general and widespread unemployment.”