Cal Werner (11 Mar 2018)
"Turn Turn Turn - Time for War"


 

The song "Turn Turn Turn" by The Byrds was released in 1965. Based on Eccl 3:1-8.  It can be heard on youtube at:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4  

A book written by Strauss and Howe and published in 1997 titled, " The Fourth Turning" demonstrates the pattern consistencies, repetition over generations. My copy includes the Eccl 3 passage in the beginning of the book. Concentrating on the American experience, they speculated that the fourth turn (ing} would happen in the period of time we are now in.  Giving great detailed characteristics of the social conditions, cultural characteristics, and economic, financial, education, military, political etc...paradigms for each turn, they have correctly identified our current situation.  For the fourth turn, they speculated the voting in for president of a "grey champion" not a member of the regular political order.  We know him as President Trump.  The fourth Turn holds the greatest jeopardy for the existing order.  Major wars and possible annihilation are charactersitic of this Turn.  It is a Time for War.

Ecclesiates 3:1-8
To Everything There is a Season
1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which isplanted;
3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.