Longing For The King

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  1. CM says:

    Michael,

    Well done on this post. HT for mentioning the Bonus March. As a history buff, I immediately thought of that when MacArthur was mentioned in this context. One consequence of the Bonus March was that things like the GI Bill and other programs were created for the returning WWII vets. The WWI vets were the fathers of the “Greatest Generation”.

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks, CM…I find words harder and harder to find or express…

  3. Duane Arnold says:

    Michael

    It all truly makes me weep for the country…

  4. Em says:

    Good thougts, Michael and amen to CM’s response, although i agree that MacAtthur chasing the vets out of D.C. Mall was wrong…. I’m not sure i know what George Patton did…. ?

  5. CM says:

    Michael and Duane,

    I do not know about you, but I do find glimmers of hope in dealing with the unrest in the statement by the mayor of Atlanta the other day:

    https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/atlanta-protests-mayor-speech-full-text/85-865bb430-7502-44fa-a9b4-3414332ec342

  6. Michael says:

    Em,
    Patton was working under him at the time.

  7. CM says:

    Apparently MacArthur’s insubordination to civil leaders of the US military was evident even back then:

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/macarthur-bonus-march-may-july-1932/

    Little wonder why MacArthur was nicknamed the “American Caeser” and fancied himself one.

  8. Em says:

    Thank you, Michael
    MacArthur was an interesting study…. Hero or pompous renegade? I have often wondered what the world would look like today if President Truman had okayed his invading China from Korea and going after the communists then taking over…
    History will play out according to God’s design, however…..

  9. Michael says:

    Em,

    Great figures are often complex men (or women) with amplified abilities for good and evil.
    Both generals have always fascinated me and their accomplishments are without question…as are their sins and weaknesses.

  10. Mike E. says:

    I’ve believed for some time that Trump and his administration are an instrument of God’s wrath upon our nation. The chaos they have wrought is unimaginable. Very sad to see many who name the Name of Jesus follow a man who embodies hatred. So sad indeed. May God have mercy on us all!

  11. Em says:

    Mike E., There is a pretty good chance that the Trump administration is God’s doing… A wake up call to this nztion
    What i am not convinced of is that the chaos is designed by Trump et al… Bit then, until Christ returns, i am not a globalist… 🙆

  12. Kevin H says:

    The state of our nation is so painful right now. Hard, but good words, Michael.

  13. Em says:

    Michael @ 4:11
    Yes, agreed… and in these mortal bodies we all are a mix of good and evil … sigh…

  14. CM says:

    Mike E,

    In some ways I concur with your take.

    My take it is that God brought Trump to separate out the posers. Also to see which Christians sold their birthright for a bowl of political porridge. I think the purpose is to be a reproach upon the American Church (and I say this someone who has been categorized as a member of the so-called “Christian Right.”).

    When you see pastors and other Evangelical leaders so in the tank for a clearly unregenerate pagan in the name political power and influence, you can see why I say this. I guess SCOTUS judges are more important than Biblical Truth.

    As always, the Babylon Bee is spot on:

    https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-i-have-done-more-for-christianity-than-jesus

  15. Mike E. says:

    CM—completely agree…it just makes me feel so sad. 😢 Interesting I have been seeing some pretty hard-core Christian supporters of his renouncing their support. That’s hopeful. We shall see.

  16. Mike E. says:

    Em–I totally respect your right to your opinion. I just do not understand how Jesus followers can look at the rotten, nasty fruit that man spews and not see he doesn’t follow Jesus’ command to love. Or most other of the Lord’s commands. But what do I know? Sometimes I think myself wise…and you know what that means. 🤷‍♂️

  17. CM says:

    Michael,

    Perchance are you a military history buff? (I am one, BTW). I agree with your take on great figures and the 2 generals we discussed in this thread.

  18. Em says:

    Mike E, is Trump redeemed? I doubt it. But then i doubt where Obama’s soul, George Jr or B. Clinton’s souls reside …. Question is, could a practicing, Bible believing child of God ever make it through the political labyrinth to the White House?
    So?
    The perspectives we hold are very much influenced by life experiences. Most here are much younger than me and i don’t hold anyone’s conclusions against them
    Uhhh, well maybe a couple. 😇 – not you, though – God keep

  19. CM says:

    Em,

    I can’t say about the other Presidents, but I think what gives Trump away was the fact that never said he needed forgiveness because in his mind he never did anything that required it. This was in the GOP debates and he has never publicly walked back or changed his mind.

  20. Em says:

    CM, not needing forgiveness – in their own estimation – keeps a lot of people away from getting it (from God, that is)…… I have to ask for it daily. …. 😞
    Is that wh God says that He hates pride?

  21. The Bonus March is a stain on American history, in a time that die-hard conservatives might say was “better” even though black lynchings were occurring weekly. Yet MacArthur was later the key figure in rebuilding the then bloodthirsty and fanatical nation of Japan. Maybe it takes one to know one?

  22. bob1 says:

    Sadly, our history has many, many stains…

    Didn’t the Bonus March occur under Hoover? Pretty sure it was pre-FDR.

  23. CM says:

    Bob1,

    The fallout from the Bonus March is one of things that contributed to FDR’s election though interestingly FDR didn’t really do much to help them either when he became POTUS. Funds were authorized by Congress which FDR vetoed, Congress then overrode FDR’s veto.

  24. CM says:

    Em.

    To your comment on 31 MAY 2020 @ 7:49 PM:

    A hearty Amen and a Me Too.

  25. Muff Potter says:

    People who mind their own P(s) and Q(s) and who don’t do the kinds of things to others they wouldn’t want done to themselves, need no king.

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