Gary Smith wrote:

> I first read the terms "wars of preparation" and "wars of destruction" in
> Duane S. Crowther's _Prophecy, Key to the Future_.   Yes, I know much of
> what he writes is controversial, but at least in this one matter, I agree
> with him.
> There are wars that have opened the door for better things. The American
> Revolution opened the door to the restoration and democracy in the world.
> The revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia have allowed the entering of
> the Gospel in the last decade or so.

The *only* incident of violence I can think of that accompanied the fall of the
Wall was the throwing out of and the subsequent brutal execution of the
Ceausecu's in Romania.

> Heathen places like India have received the gospel, because it was
> brought in by military saints.

Actually it was first introduced in the meridian of times by St. Thomas, and in
latter days by LDS missionaries, not military personnel. Most of the members are
in areas from where Silicon Valley workers have come, and then returned to (that
is, they were probably converted in California). If you look at the map of
branches in India you'll see
that most are in the Bangalore and Hyderabad areas.

> We won't go directly from one type of war to the other. Rather, we'll
> start seeing a mixture of them. Wars with no redeeming value whatsoever
> will become more and more common as we get to the last.
> K'aya K'ama,
> Gerald/gary  Smith    gszion1    http://www
> "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free."  -
> Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
--Michelangelo Buonarroti

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