By David Treece

You’ve probably heard the adage; “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” I bet Donald Trump wishes he had heeded that saying before he fired James Comey, the controversial FBI director. Hindsight is 20/20 and Trump can’t catch a break from anyone after his unexpected ousting. Even Republicans have begun calling for his impeachment.

David Treece

For a day this week it looked like the stock market was going to punish Trump too, after Dow Jones closed over 300 points down. The Plunge Protection Team acted fast to stabilize the market the next day.

Some are saying the Trump administration has more leaks than the sinking Titanic, and it seems the president tried to jump on a lifeboat by going on his first international trip since being elected. President Trump met with Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia, on Saturday and today. From there he will jet set off to Israel and the Vatican. He will end his trip by going to the European Union and meeting other world leaders in Italy.

The King of Saudi Arabia, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the opaque Catholic Church have long been advocates of wars and threats of wars. It never ends and Americans love war! We relish war and the thought of beating up the “bully.” Insert Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, or now Bashar al-Assad (the Syrian president) and the public by and large approves of sending our military personnel and using our assets to fight these bullies for reasons that are often ambiguous at best.

Believe me, I’ve asked quite a few people how they felt about Trump’s bombing of Syria and Afghanistan, and most everybody I’ve asked approved of it. National polls reflect that most Americans approved. Democrats and Republicans alike (not that there is much difference) approved of it. In fact, after Trump bombed the countries, the establishment media and his strongest critics gave him a reprieve for a week or two.

What the people who approve of these bombing do not realize is they are playing into Biblical prophecy. Matthew 24:6 states, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Sadly, if I asked the Christians who approved of Trump’s bombing if they were worried about things spiraling out of control and causing a worldwide nuclear war, they would probably grin at me and say, “No, we’ll be raptured out.”

Many Christians do not worry about how bad, immoral, and atheistic the world is becoming because they believe Christians will be taken to Heaven before it gets “too bad.” They make this gamble not based on Scripture but on a man named John Schofield’s commentary on the Bible. The seeds of deception crept into churches and propagated through pastors and preachers in most corners of America.

It’s sad that Christians have been lulled to sleep when it comes to fully understanding world events and how they may be impacted. I encourage you to study this topic. While you may be scratching your head thinking “What in the world does this have to do with financial matters, saving for retirement, or anything?”, it’s important because knowing why to prepare and take a conservative approach is important.

There are more reasons than I can list of why the stock market is for gamblers and those not worried about their money and why banks are not a safe place to park your money.

That’s why it’s imperative that we take the bull by the horns when it comes to our personal economy. We may not have Donald Trump’s ear and we may not be able to impact the world economy, but we can sure impact our personal economy. We can plan well so that we have the money we have and it is not squandered in high-risk investments so that it’s there when we need it most often, in our golden years. You need a plan to have guaranteed income that you cannot outlive. This is what we help do.