Arizona’s controversial immigration law had its day in court on April 25, 2012 when it finally made its way to the Supreme Court of the United States after a 2-year long battle.
Attorneys for both sides appeared before the highest court on Wednesday to argue several of the controversial provisions within Arizona’s SB1070; the most infamous being, requiring police to determine the immigration status of people who they detain or arrest if they believe they are here illegally. This requirement has caused quite an uproar in this state and many opponents have made claims that this law encourages racial profiling and is unconstitutional.
According to the Washington Post, it appears that the Supreme Court may be leaning in favor of the Arizona law. However, the Supreme Court’s ruling will not issue until late June.
The Bible Prophecy Connection
In Matthew 24, Jesus in His discourse on the End Times states that one of the signs of the End Times will be an increase in ethnic wars.
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
The word “nation” is translated from the Greek word “ethnos”, which is where we get our terms ethnic or ethnicity. Thus we can read this as “ethnic group will rise against ethnic group” or “race will rise against race”. There is no doubt that SB1070 is stirring up ethnic group against ethnic group here in Arizona and all over the nation for that matter.
Unfortunately, the controversy over SB1070 is just one of many issues that are causing ethnic groups to rise up and fight against other ethnic groups in our nation and around the world. One thing is for sure, it’s time to WAKE UP! and realize that we are witnessing the intensifying of birth pangs signaling to us that we are living in the Last Days.