What Does Civil War Look Like?
Kathy—Some people fear that civil war might come to our nation again but civil war is not coming, it’s already here. It just doesn’t look like the Civil War we had in 1861. Civil war is defined as “ordinary citizens or ordinary communities opposing and fighting one another”, and so goes the daily news. It is not a matter of the North against the South or blue against gray this time. Hired bullies have been sent into ordinary communities to start wars. Pockets of ordinary citizens throughout the nation are caught up in multiple, noble sounding conflicts over rights or race or gender or politics or philosophies or law and order. However, no matter how varied the issues, the intent of warmongering remains simply to divide in order to conquer. That battle principle is in Mark 3:24-25 “And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand.” (LITV) v.24-25, CEV “A nation whose people fight each other won’t last very long. And a family that fights won’t last long either.” Therefore, we must be discerning and stay aware that there is more to civil war than the chaos and violence and injustice and stupidity that are all too obvious. The civil war we are in is first and foremost a spiritual war. If we look below the surface commotion, we will find a spirit of division actively instigating and fueling each battle.