by Bill Nugent
We could be on the verge of World War 3, only this time it’s not Nazi Germany it’s Nazi Russia. Let’s look at the potential for the war in Ukraine to escalate to nuclear war in Europe.
It’s been said that generals fight the last war. Zelensky invokes Churchill. He should talk peace before he gets nuked. This is not World War 2. Dealing with Russia, a neo-Nazi nation that commands by far the world’s largest and best nuclear arsenal, requires a whole new approach
Some say we’re entering the peak of a war cycle. Have you ever studied war cycles? There is some truth to cycle analysis. Howe and Strauss, in their 1997 book The Fourth Turning, An American Prophecy discuss an 80 year cycle that they’ve analyzed and applied to American history.
Let’s go back 80 years to 1942. It was the middle of World War 2. Go back another 80 years to 1862. That’s the US Civil War which the old textbooks called The War Between the States. Go back another 80 years to 1782. The American Revolution was ending and the French Revolution was starting.
Giving Weapons to One Side of a War
One parallel between the current war in Ukraine and the United States Civil War of 1861-1865 is that the British sold a huge amount of weapons to the Confederate States of America (CSA). They sent ships loaded with weapons to Bermuda and the Bahamas and offloaded weapons there. They were picked up by small Confederate ships and taken to ports along the coast of the south. These were the famous blockade runners of the Civil War like Rhett Butler in the novel and 1939 film Gone With the Wind.
Historians have said the weapons and ammo the British supplied to the CSA caused the Civil War to drag on for two additional years. This undoubtedly caused the additional deaths of probably 200,000 Americans across both sides. The Union was outraged. It wasn’t until the 1890s that relations between the United States and Britain became cordial and friendly.
Britain got away with its treachery in the 1860s because back then Britain was a military superpower. Russia is the number one nuclear superpower in 2022. Will Britain and NATO get by with their bold arming of Ukraine? I’ll explain the hideous dangers.
Provoking a Nuclear Armed Bear
We see a situation now with NATO not only supplying weapons to Ukraine but doing so without even charging them any money in exchange. They’re doing so openly and brazenly. The United States has given or pledged more than three times the amount of weapons as has all the nations of Western Europe combined.
Sending weapons to Ukraine simply prolongs the war. Zelensky is unlikely to win the war. He can only force a draw at best. The war in Ukraine can only be ended by a negotiated settlement at the peace table. It will involve a pledge of neutrality by Ukraine and a pledge never to join NATO. This is what Ukraine should have pledged to do before the war started. This would have prevented the war. Zelensky and his team drove their nation over a cliff. They should have pledged neutrality. There’s no shame in neutrality. Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Sweden have been neutral for decades.
Zelensky was pressured by Biden and others to stubbornly cling to his National sovereign right to join NATO if he so chose. This was a flawed strategy and gave Putin the pretext to invade Ukraine and bring about the catastrophe we see unfolding now.
The Ambitious Plan to Bring in World Government
The Ukraine war plays into the hands of the billionaires of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its “Great Reset” ambitions to impose global control over all nations. Putin and Russia have connections to the WEF. We now see the Great Reset entering into its kill phase through a war and food shortage catastrophe.
The war in Ukraine could easily escalate into limited nuclear war. Putin could hit one or more targets in Ukraine with low yield tactical nuclear warheads. The world would be outraged. Once Russia crosses the line and actually uses a nuke in the war, Russia appears far more dangerous than it does now. Russia could then blackmail western Europe and say “Remove the sanctions or you’re next!”
This could set up Western Europe to capitulate to Russia and be part of the Great Reset which is the plan of the global elite (the top 1% of the 1%) to place the world under an authoritarian international globalist government. The western European nations could be forced to impose emergency powers over their people which could morph into permanent tyrannical powers. This international global government could be a fulfillment of what we read in the 13th chapter of the book of Revelation in the Bible. “And power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Rev. 13:7).
Russia’s military has performed poorly in Ukraine. However, that’s Russia’s conventional military of tanks, attack helicopters and armored vehicles.
Russia is not to be trifled with. That’s because of its nuclear deterrent. Russia has an estimated 5,000 to 7500 nuclear warheads. It has intercontinental ballistic missiles, strategic bombers and missiles based on submarines. Russia went from international socialism (Soviet communism) to national socialism (Nazi style fascism). Fascism is historically more violent than communism.
The Russian economy is far smaller than the US economy but it’s geared much more towards military production. Russia has a very scientifically oriented educational system and that’s reflected in its economy. Russia builds submarines and jet engines for China. It exports weapons all over the world.
Russia has mobile intercontinental ballistic missile systems. The US does not. Russia has developed, tested and deployed hypersonic missiles which are the next generation of cruise missiles. The US does not have these.
Russia’s First Strike Capability
Russia has first strike capability. This means they could launch a surprise attack and knock out United States missiles and nuclear capability to such a large degree that a US retaliatory strike would be very limited.
The US is vulnerable because in 1992 the prevailing sentiment in the United States was to disarm because the Soviet Union had collapsed. Remember the peace dividend? We cut the defense budget so much in the United States that we actually were able to balance our federal budget for the first time in decades. Our nuclear arsenal and nuclear retaliatory capability was severely cut back.
The US has a three-point triad of land-based nuclear missiles, bomber based nuclear weapons and submarine based nuclear weapons. The United States formerly had 40 nuclear missile submarines. Now we have 12 and more than half of these are usually in base being maintained. Our strategic bomber fleet is greatly reduced and the number of Strategic Air Command bases is greatly reduced. Our land-based ICBMs are not movable. They are detectable. The silos can be seen from outer space by satellites. The ICBMs are vulnerable to attack in a first strike and most of them have only one warhead, not multiple warheads like many of the Russian missiles. CIA nuclear war analyst Dr. Peter V. Pry is sounding the alarm about the above facts and exhorts American leaders to rebuild our nuclear forces. Pry’s YouTube videos are shocking.
These are things to consider as we watch the tragic, barbaric war against Ukraine by Russia. The United States and Europe has provoked Russia in a radical way by providing weapons to Ukraine openly, brazenly and even boasting about it. I’m not sure how and when Russia will respond to Western Europe and the United states. I don’t think we’ll have to wait long to find out.
If we don’t pray, prepare and resist. the new Axis powers (Russia, Iran, China and North Korea) could win World War 3.
Since the Russia-Ukrainian War could be something of a catalyst to bring about a New World Order or Great Reset we must pray fervently that the United States will not fall into this global tyranny promoted by sociopath billionaires.
What does the Bible Say About Human Rights and Government?
The reason why western civilization is on the verge of WW 3 and the Great Reset is because of the rejection of biblical truth and the embrace of secular, atheistic materialism. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (II Thes. 2:3). The West has fallen away from Christianity. We need revival to bring us back to God!
The Bible teaches that man is created in God’s image (Genesis 9:6). Human life is not just valuable, it is SACRED. All people are created in God’s image, therefore all people are equal. This is the foundation of all human rights.
All People are Sinners, Yet All Have Self-Governing Prerogatives
The book of Romans goes to Great lengths to describe how all people are sinners. All people need redemption. Christ died and rose again to pay the penalty for the sins of all people. All people have self-government autonomy privileges given by God. Romans 14:2-12 gives a brief revelatory sketch of personal freedom and autonomy. “Let each man be fully convinced in his own mind” (Romans 14:5).
One of my favorite verses is First Peter 2:9 which says that we are “a royal priesthood.“ This is a Bible verse showing that all Christians have self- governing (royal) as well as priestly prerogatives. Another “we the people” verse is Revelation 1:6 that says Christians are “kings and priests unto God.” We are all kings! We are all created in the image of God and we are all equal in self-governmental power. This is the basis of American equality, self-determination and republicanism (representative democracy). Great American patriot Thomas Hooker (1586-1647), founder of Connecticut, preached these verses. The WEF and the other globalists don’t like these verses. They can go pound sand!
Tribal Warfare: One Nation Conquers Another
The reason Europe has so many wars is because Europe has gone from being the center of Christianity to being a secular backwater. European secular philosophy claims human beings are nothing more than descendants of apes that have no souls.
The origins myth of atheistic materialism is evolution. Evolution is the claim that life formed by accident, by random swirling of atoms in the early earth. Secularism is a faith. It’s a religious faith. It is a faith that requires more faith than that of an archbishop. To believe that atoms swirled around in the primordial ooze and formed the first cell is absurd from a scientific standpoint. The findings of microbiologist Harold Morowitz, Dr. Michael Behe and many others have proven that spontaneous generation of life is impossible.
I will point out that the church in Ukraine, by which I mean the conservative Bible believing Church, is very glorious. The Evangelical and Pentecostal churches are large and vibrant. There are mega-churches there. In fact, the Bible believing churches in Russia are very often pastored by Ukrainians. So we have this stunning contrast within Ukraine in which we have corruption on one hand and yet among the people you have vibrant Christianity which is growing and expanding.
The capital city of Ukraine is Kyiv, the 7th largest city in Europe. Ukrainians changed the name of Kiev to Kyiv in 1995.
The Gospel is Confirmed By Miracles
When Jesus Christ taught His disciples on the hills of Galilee nearly 2,000 years ago He didn’t just say “I’m Jesus, follow Me” but He worked miracles of healing and raised the dead. He gave sight to people blind from birth. Jesus proved He is the Son of God by miracles!
Jesus also fulfilled several hundred prophecies that were written in the Old Testament hundreds of years before His birth. This supernaturally proved that Jesus is the promised Messiah of Israel who came to die for our sins so we, through Him, can receive forgiveness of sins. Over 700 years before Christ, Isaiah the prophet wrote about the ministry of Christ in the following words: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him [Christ] the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).
Many Old Testament prophecies predicted the Messiah would come to bear the penalty of the sins of the people. Christ suffered, died and rose from the dead to offer forgiveness of sins to all who turn to Him in repentance. I invite you to turn to Christ today to receive forgiveness of sins.
Steps to salvation:
Jesus said “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).
Prayer to receive salvation:
“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
To receive the salvation that Jesus purchased for us at the terrible cost of His suffering and death on our behalf I invite you to pray this simple prayer:
“Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Jesus, the promised Messiah, to die for my sins. I admit that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and I ask for your forgiveness on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit to empower me to serve you under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Amen.”
If you prayed this prayer in the humble sincerity of your heart then you have received everlasting life, which includes power to live right in this life and entrance into heaven in the afterlife!