“Demons run when a good man goes to war
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war
Friendship dies and true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war
Demons run, but count the cost”
This quote is said by Steven Moffat, the writer of Doctor Who. This poem means more than just the theme of the show, but it shows the tragedy of war. “Night will fall and drown the sun when a good man goes to war”. This is not far from the truth, nor is it dramatic. There is a bible verse that I think would make a perfect introduction to this:
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Eccl. 3: 8a – 11) God has a time for everything, and I am sad to say that it is a time for war.
However, war poisons people and makes them bitter. War is known to change a man, even a righteous one. Recently, in the news (just this morning actually) President – if you can call him that – Barack Hussein Obama was trying to get people to support him on his want to strike at Syria. For one, why is the U.S. of A. always trying to stick it’s nose where it doesn’t belong. It’s only going to get smacked. There is no reason at all why we should intervene in the civil wars of Syria. They do not like us, and I would use the word hate. We will not be accepted and there will be more unnecessary deaths. Also, a strike on Syria would be crazy expensive and put us all more in debt. Then we would have boots on the ground over there, and we do not need that. We need to focus on bringing them home, rather than deploying them. For another thing, the military cuts make it so difficult to get proper resources for an attack. However, the biggest effect would be the younger generation. Us. The 18, 19, 20 year olds. We’ve never known War or the devastating effects of it.
Sadly, though, I do not think that, for a while, the younger generation would even know about this. I have talked to a lot of people at my school, and none of them actually know what is going on in Syria. They are all too busy with there own lives. The only reason that the younger ones would know war was here is when it was here in America, on American soil. Which is more likely to happen if we send all our troops over to Syria. Our defenses would be down and freedom will have to be something that is fought by physical force. Molon Labe.
We would need twice as many troops as we have, and the innocent would be going to war. There is nothing shameful about that, it is very brave and honorable, but it is not for everyone. The problem now is that it is a choice. We would have no choice but to point, aim, shoot in a uniform when the war comes over here. America as a whole has never been weaker which is a perfect time for our enemies to attack.
War is coming if we attack Syria, our defenses would be weak, boots would be on the ground, and the younger generation would be hit the hardest, for we do not know war. We don’t know how to handle it. To us, it is just a good story that our ancestors used to tell. When we forget history, it is bound to repeat itself.
Syria would not be the only one involved, everyone would get involved and this would be World War Three. The interesting thing is that in the book of Joel, there is a prophecy, “I will also gather all nations and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat…” (Joel 3:2) Another Bible verse that sends chills down my spine is Joel 3:13-14 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the Day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.Jehoshaphat literally means in Hebrew, “God shall judge.” Also, Eusebius in the Onomasticon (ed. Klostermann, p. 70) located the valley of Jehoshaphat in the Valley of Hinnom, possibly because of the judgments that were associated with that place in connection with the idolatrous kings of Judah (Jer. Jer. 7:31f; Jer. 19:5f, where it is called “the valley of Slaughter”) (www.biblestudytools.com,). This is such a powerful prophesy, and it is coming true. There is so much evil in the world. Judgment draws near.
The picture to the left over here is the Valley of Jezreel aka Armageddon. This has been the “hellmouth”, if you will, for the most epic battles in all of history. But these are two different Valleys, but both we will be drawn to. In Revelation 16:16, “And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” (KJV) However, listen to this. “It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria;” (Chronicles, 20: 1-2, KJV) The Last Battle is to be fought somewhere in the Middle East near Syria. It will come to pass that Jerusalem and Judah will be captive again, and He shall bring multitudes of nations into one Valley. This is coming so soon, and we best prepare for it.
Wars will wage, people will die, but look towards the Son. Because, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4