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Monday, January 29, 2018

G.K. Chesterton vs. Friederich Nietzsche; God's Word vs. The Anti-Christ's

Two men born in the 19th Century became prophets of the 20th and 21st Centuries, and their words and thoughts reverberate daily in our contemporary political media and conversations. One man's ideas are thought to be so new and radical that very few of us are aware of how old - even ancient - his thoughts are. The man shown below, Friederich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) coined the phrase "God is dead... and we killed him", then opined, "There are no facts, only interpretations"; "Morality is just a fiction used by the herd of inferior human beings to hold back the few superior men"; and "In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point." These are the same anti-Christian phrases that the ruling powers of Rome and Judea made to Christ and his followers 2,000 years ago. It's worth noting that Nietzsche was an aristocrat with wealth, yet he committed suicide before the age of sixty. 

Nietzsche's ideas are now the backbone of countless college and university curriculums, and are the basic platforms of western, so-called 'liberal' and 'progressive', political parties today. Do you doubt it? Just try introducing the mere idea of the Judeo-Christian God in any college or university classroom, student or faculty lounge, or 'liberal' political gathering. This author has never seen less than squints or eye-rolls, and often a verbal firestorm of scorn, criticism or outright condemnation. You can count on losing friends and acquaintances for doing that, and it will be painful; which explains much about our world. 

We have no choice but to swim against the currents of culture if we want to be moral and have true self-respect. So many millions - even billions - of people are suffering, and we're rightly upset and angry about it. But if there is no fixed, unalterable standard of morality, it means nothing. Only God is that fixed standard. If there is no truth, then there is no right and wrong. You be the judge:



Friederich Nietzsche, in his own words, on the meaning of life, the roots of Nazism, and superhuman evolution. 
                                               (acted by Kevin O'Brien).


G.K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936) was the opposite of Nietzsche, and the two led radically different lives. Chesterton became a renowned professor and a Catholic convert known for his good cheer and love of life. He inspired others, like C.S. Lewis, who was enormously successful as a Christian author and teacher. His most famous books, The Chronicles of Narnia, have become globally popular films. 

Some quotes of G.K. Chesterton:


“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”


“Truth is sacred; and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it.” 


“Civilization has run on ahead of the soul of man, and is producing faster than he can think and give thanks.”


“It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.”


"The finding and fighting of positive evil is really the beginning of all fun."

While a young man in school, Chesterton met someone who nearly perfectly personified evil, and it changed Chesterton's life:




                           Chuck Chalberg acts the part of Chesterton.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Does Prayer Work?

As the world reels and staggers to The Day of Judgment - when all the accounts of good and evil deeds ever done on earth are finally settled - the tension around us builds to a crescendo. Is there anything we can do that will have a positive effect on us and our loved ones? Yes, there is. 

We can make sure our lines of communication with God are open by petitioning for answers and proofs. The Righteous Prophet Job successfully put God on trial for his sufferings, and had the tables turned on him. But in the end he was vindicated and granted more from God in recompense than he ever dreamed of  (The Book of Job).

The name Israel means "wrestles with God", and whoever does so is proclaimed righteous by the Lord. All the great and good men and women of history have struggled and questioned moral laws and rules, wrestled with them, sometimes even to death. It's not the safest route in life, but the most precious and glorious rewards are never won by timid, risk-averse people. We can do nothing better in life than plead our case for ourselves and humanity, insisting on the fulfillment of promises made by God. 

It's reasonable to ask why we should pray, because God knows all and sees all into infinity, far beyond us. Christ said, "Your father knows what you need before you ask him." - Matthew 6:8. The Creator of the Universe cares deeply about all life and every one of his creations. We are part of it all, and have a right to request answers and communicate with the Master Builder of all. 

Jesus had some choice words about being persistent in our prayer requests. In what is known as The Parable of the Persistent Widow, (Luke 18:1-8), a needy woman pleads with a callous and uncaring judge in her city who has been ignoring her. Again and again she waylays him and begs, "Grant me justice against my adversary!" Finally she breaks through his psychic armor and he's worn out by her, so he grants her justice. Jesus says, "Shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night unto him...?" 

Two things, at least, are operative here. One: If we spend time petitioning God we're tuning ourselves to his frequency, so to speak. We can then be used by him in ways we'll never understand in this life.
Two: We need to be clear about what we're praying for and the importance of our requests. If we're asking for a new car, and can take an extra job or work harder for the money, is it reasonable to ask the King of All Creation for it? 

If you were granted permission to ask a multi-billionaire for a grant, that he or she indicated a favorable intention to give you, what would you plead for? A Lexus? A Tesla? A house in the Hamptons?

Who do you think God would be more favorably disposed to, a person who wants a new house or the one who wants to join those who will be with him in the front lines of the Final Battle? We who pray for that will become rich in all things, beyond human measure or understanding. 

Ideally, prayers should be for large scale and high stakes things. Consider The Parable of the Talents (Link), in which the Lord gave the most to his servants who did the most with what they had. They took risks, invested over the long term, and trusted in God. To the servant who did nothing with his talents, the little he had was taken away. 

We must never accept the modern world's "politically correct" notions, such as  "we're all equal"; or that mediocrity and "just being who you are" is enough; or that someone else can give you "self-esteem". Real self-esteem is earned by hard work, taking risks, failing sometimes, working through it, and developing character:



God loves victory and grants glory to the bold in heart. This is called chivalry:



                           Both men and women can achieve chivalry. 


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Who Is The Messiah?

It's heartbreaking to think there are faithful people in large numbers who still await the coming of their promised Messiah - a word meaning "anointed one" - who is destined to lead them to salvation and glory.

Jews have waited for their prophesied Messiah since King David began building the First Temple in Jerusalem over 3,000 years agoTalk about loyalty, faith, and steadfastness. It's almost unbelievable; superhuman and saintly. 

Meanwhile, the true Messiah came and fulfilled His life's ministry regardless of the fact that many Jews refused to accept Him. That, too, had been prophesied around 700 B.C. (Isaiah 53)

This misunderstanding has separated Jews and Christians for almost 2,000 years, and it's all about the nature of Jesus Christ. Israelites of the the 1st Century were looking for a warrior who would re-establish the kingdom as it had been under David and Solomon, but they didn't understand the most important truth of all. The Messiah was for all mankind; the whole world, Jews and non-Jews; the Gentiles. And inevitably, everyone in the world from then until now. 

Many Jews couldn't live with the idea of their Messiah as a non-violent human sacrifice "taking on the sins of the world" and then being visibly resurrected to eternal life. A non-material heaven violated their fondest expectations.  Jesus saying, "My kingdom is not of this world" (John 18:36) was too much to take. 

After Jesus completed His mission, the predictions of His coming written by the prophet Isaiah - known as the Book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible - were removed. They clearly showed that Jesus was the promised king everyone was waiting for. 
Here are the prophesies and their New Testament fulfillment:

      Messiah Prophecy                                        Fulfillment In Jesus 
      (8th Century B.C.)                                        (1st Century A.D.) 

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a          Was born of a virgin named
sign: The virgin will conceive, and give birth        Mary  (Luke 1:26-31)
to a son, and will call Him Emmanuel
meaning "God with us"  (Isaiah 7:14)

Will have a Galilean ministry (Isaiah 9:1-2)       Ministry began in Galilee of                                                                              the Gentiles (Matthew 4:13-16)

Will be an heir to the throne of David                 Was given the throne of his
(Isaiah 9:7; 11:1-10)                                        father David (Luke 1:32,33)

Will have His way prepared (Isaiah 40:3-5)         Was announced by John the 
                                                                       Baptist (John 1:19-28)

Will be spat on and struck (Isaiah 50:6)              Was spat on and beaten
                                                                        (Matthew 26:67)

Will be exalted (Isaiah 52:13)                          Was highly exalted by God
                                                                 and the people (Philippians 2:9,10)

Will be disfigured by suffering                      Was scourged by Roman soldiers     (Isaiah 52:14, 53:2)                                   who gave Him a crown of thorns
                                                                  (Mark 15:16)

Will make a blood atonement (Isaiah 53:5)  Shed his blood to atone for our sins
                                                                  (1 Peter 1:2)

Will be widely rejected (Isaiah 53:1-3)        Was not accepted by many
                                                                                         (John 12:37,38)

Will bear our sins and sorrows                     Died because of our sins
(Isaiah 53:4-5)                                           (Romans 4:25; 1 Peter 2:24-25)

Will be our substitute (Isaiah 53:6-8)           Died in our place (Romans 5:6-8)

Gentiles will seek Him (Isaiah 11:10-14)      Gentiles came to speak to Jesus
                                                                 (John 12:20-21)

Will be silent before His accusers            Was silent before Herod and his court
(Isaiah 53:7)                                             (Luke 23:9)

Will save us who believe in Him                 Provided salvation for all who believe
(Isaiah 53:12)                                           (John 3:16)

Will die with transgressors                      Was numbered with transgressors
(Isaiah 53:12)                                        and crucified with two thieves
                                                                (Mark 15:27-8; Luke 22:37)

Will heal the brokenhearted                      Healed the brokenhearted
(Isaiah 61:1.2)                                         (Luke 4:18,19) 


God's spirit will rest on Him                    The spirit of God descended on Jesus
(Isaiah 11:2)                                            (Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10)

Will be buried in a rich man's tomb          Was buried in the tomb of the wealthy
(Isaiah 53:9)                                          Joseph of Arimethea
                                                             (Matthew 27:57-60; John 19:38-42)

He will judge the earth righteously           Jesus is given authority to judge
(Isaiah 11:4-5)                                       (John 5:27; Luke 19:22)

What more can anyone say? If you know the Bible is from God this is proof of the Messiah and His eventual return; the Second Coming of Christ.

Note: Muslims have their own version of a Messiah, known as The Mahdi, or Twelfth Imam, whom they believe will come to save them from Armageddon. Because Muslims deny the divinity of Christ, and scoff at the idea that He was the Son of God, their Messiah is not the Judeo-Christian one. The Mahdi of the Muslims will come only for them, and they believe that the more mayhem and violence there is in the world the sooner he will come. So, many Muslims see violence - or jihad - as a duty for their salvation 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Is Equality Good?

First, have a joyful Hanukkah!

Our modern political world pretends that equality is a good thing. But is it? And what does equality mean? It's a huge, over-arching concept. If we mean equality under the law regardless of wealth, status, parentage, skin color, or race - and that laws and rules must be applied to all people fairly - then that is considered good, in the Western world. In Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, family connections, friends, or other factors may grant you immunity from the law. 

We all know that genetics doesn't endow all people equally with talents. Most of us don't have any exceptional talents that we know of. We're not beautiful, athletic, very smart, great dancers, performers on instruments, or charismatic personalities. Only perhaps 20% of us have skills good enough for us to excel in the world. If you watch television programs like America's Got Talent, British Idol, The Voice, or the permutations of them around the globe, you've seen many would-be performers who think they're superb, but really, truly, are not. It's painful to see these deluded individuals being laughed at and eliminated. 

Of all the twisted modern ideas of equality the most damaging and deceptive is the enforced belief that men and women are equal. This is false. It's not a matter of superiority either way, because both sexes are often uniquely excellent and ingenious. Young boys and girls display their differences very early in life, and if left free to choose, will select toys the way most of us would predict. Girls like dolls and doll houses; boys want planes, cars, and guns. There are exceptions, of course, which manifest themselves later in life. 
The so-called "progressive" view that masculinity is "toxic" and femininity cannot be toxic, is deranged and dangerous - as is the trend toward erasing masculinity and femininity. 

Regardless of our ordinariness and defects, we still have worth in God's eyes. God sees inside us, mysteriously; very differently from humanity. King David of ancient Israel, as a boy, was thought to be a wimpy, homely loser by his father and family. When God sent the prophet Samuel to find His future King of Israel, David's father Jesse hid young David out of embarrassment, and pridefully showed off his handsomer, more muscular older sons. But God chose David to be king and He said, "...[David] is a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do." - Acts 13:22. No one was more surprised than David, who was only a shepherd, but he was exceptionally good at killing wolves with his sling. Later on he learned to play the lyre, and soothed the mad King Saul with his playing. Still, from shepherd to king? Until Jesus came, David was the most beloved man of God on record. 

So we don't know what our greatest talents are. We likely have some we've never tapped. Don't despair. Pray to the Lord. Becoming rich and famous isn't a key to happiness. Many of us don't want the attention, lack of privacy, or trouble fame brings anyway. And there's never going to be  equality in the human world regarding the things the world values: power, money, glamour, sexuality, and so on. Equality would make the world dull and monotonous. 

There are quite a few nations in the world which have achieved a high level of equality by force. It can be done if you ruthlessly imprison or kill people of great talent and ability who can't bear the sameness and evil banality. It takes years and has to continue on some level with the secret police. Once that's done, almost all citizens will experience equal misery and want, since the talented and productive problem-solvers have been "liquidated" - a term these regimes like to use. Ninety-percent of the population will have little food, the same grim housing, monotonous menial work, repetitive literature praising its leaders as gods, and no chance at excellence or escape. 

All real religion has to be destroyed as well, because God and His angels and prophets rule from regions of light and joy far above the muck and mire of earth. They make a lot of people look bad, especially the greedy rulers of these dark dominions below. 

"Equality for all" is a deadly trap. We must be careful what we wish for. As the French say, "Vive la difference"; meaning, "Contrasts and differences make life exciting." 

The natural world is a radical hierarchy of variables, dazzling in its colors, and complexity. There's no equality at all between a lamb and a lion, a flounder and a whale. Even among the same species some excel over the others and rule them. Herds of horses and elephants have leaders and masses of followers, based on their respective strengths and weaknesses. 

We're happiest when we study nature and learn from it. Consider the airplane, for example. The Wright Brothers imitated birds as closely as they could, and succeeded wildly, beyond their dreams. Our modern jet aircraft are supremely attuned to nature, and developed over time as their shapes and parts became more integrated into the whole. They can fly up to 800 passengers at 500 mph, 330 days a year for twenty or more years before they have to be recycled. 

So where did we ever get the idea that there should be equality of outcomes in human society? Participation trophies and self-esteem courses don't prepare anyone for the realities of life in the real world of work, competition, struggle, and the pursuit of excellence. Genuine self-esteem comes from real accomplishments and good parenting that helps children learn to succeed.

Ancient Greece and Rome were the first societies to recognize that human beings had intrinsic worth regardless of birth, wealth, or status. Initially it was only in a spiritual sense, but because these societies gave voting rights to their citizens, politicians pandered to voters, spreading the idea of "equality for the masses" as a means of seizing power. Once in office they didn't care that their promises were seen as lies. Military force was used to hold power. The French Revolution, Marxist takeovers, and Stalinist totalitarianism all failed. The residual leftovers from these these poisonous ideas still guarantee misery and want for billions of people. 

Today we call it Socialism and Progressivism; the redistribution of wealth, power, and status from those who have to those who don't. It fails every time, because it defies the natural laws of God. It's a rebellion against the very idea of God, and His hierarchies. It's anti-theism, and nihilism as well. God has doomed these systems and the people who promulgate them to terrible destruction.  





Sunday, November 12, 2017

Progressives, Socialists, and Liberals Should Be Celebrating

They seem to have won, don't you think? All over the globe, with few exceptions, human institutions call themselves "progressive", "liberal", or "socialist". Other words like "democratic" or "the people's" are also used, but they mean the same thing. North Korea calls itself "the people's democratic republic" even though one ruling family controls every detail of every citizen's life. Starvation, poverty, enslavement, and brainwashing are all the citizens of North Korea have to look forward to; except for the few percent who rule. (Link)

Venezuela, until recently a rich country, is now thoroughly "socialist" and run by a dictator who has squandered the vast oil wealth it possessed and ruined the economy to the point of real starvation and deprivation. In the name of "social justice", "fairness", and "human rights", laws and morality were sacrificed for lies. (Link)

But lying is as common as the air we breathe now, and the "ruler of the air" - as the Apostle Paul wrote - is Satan. 

Why aren't the progressives, liberals, and socialists celebrating? Because human misery, strife, and mayhem are rampant everywhere, and no solution is in sight. Yet almost nobody offers any remedy other than more government control or military force. Faith-based solutions are openly ridiculed in public media, and believers are thought of as naive, ignorant, or deranged; unless they're Muslim. Then they get a pass, invitations to live in the West, and their violent religion is called "the religion of peace." We've seen how horribly that's turned out in Europe. 

Isn't it obvious that all of humanity took a wrong turn at some point in the past? The world of 1910 was nothing like this. Optimism was common, and the progress of science, linked with faith in God, had brought true progress, wealth, and freedom to many millions around the world. There was no reason to think it wouldn't continue. But something went horribly wrong. World War I was the first symptom of the mental disease that's gripped us for over 100 years. 

C.S. Lewis was a great philosopher and the author of many excellent books, like The Chronicles of Narnia, which was made into a series of globally successful films. He knew the 20th Century and its horrors like nobody else, having lived through the Nazi Blitz of London, and he knew also the cause and the only remedy for the disaster we've created:





   
                                                How to find God

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Masks and Methods of Evil

It's not easy to talk about evil, and most civilized people try to avoid it for fear of falling into its trap. What is the trap? Well, once we begin talking about evil, persons we know - or know of - will be mentioned and analyzed. There will be disagreements with friends and associates, and since none of us is pure and blameless we can be accused of 'projection'; that is, falsely accusing others of sins we ourselves are guilty of. This is a cardinal and deadly transgression against God, called hypocrisy, and the punishment for this crime against truth is too terrible to contemplate. 

The historic examples of the Medieval European witch hunts and the Spanish Inquisition are still vivid in our minds, and they still exist in primitive parts of the world. This is a perfect example of how evil hides behind the masks of state authority, the church, and the law.
Hence, the presence of truth is vital to any discussion of evil, and if someone is accused, there must be facts and evidence that would satisfy a court of law. This requires discipline and sober thought which will spot petty dislikes or grudges accusers may be holding. That said, it's essential that we engage our moral compass and stake out spiritual territory for ourselves, our loved ones, and for the Lord. 

In whatever small arena we inhabit there are opportunities for voicing honesty and defeating lies and slander about people and groups. If we witness abuse or crimes, we must act. Silence and timidity encourage the growth of evil. God has always commanded us to speak up and do His work when Satanic evil is roaming the earth. It's risky, of course. Jobs and careers may be lost. But you don't want to be part of an institution that allows evil to thrive. Perhaps you're a teacher and your school is encouraging children to "explore their sexuality", or some other politically correct and twisted doctrine. How will you account for your participation?

Especially in this time of Armageddon when the world is at war with God and itself, falling apart, and literally being held hostage by North Korea and Iran; which have nuclear weapons poised and ready to initiate a global holocaust. It's absurd and dangerous to remain silent. We are very close to a break-point where important distinctions and divisions will be made. The stakes are far higher than they've ever been around the globe. North Korea and Iran boast that their missiles can reach any part of the world in fifteen minutes or less.

Threatening to destroy God's creations, especially in the name of God, as Iran claims, is pure evil, squared. 

Today is the day to speak up and move the world to act, to disarm these grotesque nations and all other rogue elements who are planning likewise. 
We aren't all called on to be martyrs, as Christ's blessing for the Centurion proves: Matthew 8:5.

Jesus said, "Look, I am sending you out as sheep among the wolves. Be as shrewd as serpents and as gentle as doves." Matthew 10:16.
We need not look and act like the typical caricature of a Christian or Jew. There is a need for righteous and active people in every occupation. 
The Apostle Paul said, "Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light."  
2 Corinthians 11:14. We see these demonic people in the media every day. 

Speaking of Satanic masquerades, it's impossible to top the hypocrisy, heinous crimes, and treason of Hillary and Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, the media, and politicians in Washington D.C. today. In a deal known as Uranium One, Obama and Mrs. Clinton pocketed at least $145 million in bribes from the Russian government for giving them 20% of the uranium stockpiles owned by U.S. taxpayers. (Link) 

Using the machinery of government, all of them kept the crime secret, and then engineered - by paying $9 million for the services of the Russian government - a phony scandal designed to deflect attention from them, sink the candidacy and ruin the character and career of the newly-elected President of the United States.

The Clintons, Obamas, and their minions engineered a year-long lie, promulgated through a corrupt media, that it was Donald Trump who was colluding with the "evil Russians" to steal the 2016 election from Mrs. Clinton. They've emphatically stated, again and again, that Russia is a dire, existential threat to the U.S.; accusing Trump, his son, and his entire family of "treason".  This is hypocrisy on steroids, the worst crime against the government and citizens of America ever conceived and executed. They were leaders of government, which makes this pure treason, a capital crime. 

God is watching all of us and monitoring our reactions, words, and deeds. Your eternal soul is being weighed, measured and sifted by the Creator. Be very careful and aware. 



      The history of the Democratic Party from its inception up to the present.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

If God Forgave All Sins, His Mercy Would Be Worthless

Is God merciful, as Scripture says He is? Yes, because mercy is a gift many millions of people - and prophets - have felt deeply. But why is it known to be profoundly valuable?

If we have any wisdom at all we know we've done wrong, and hurt people, or animals, or the Holy Spirit, consciously or unconsciously at some time in our lives. This author still feels some shame about it, and knows the sweetness of God's mercy. 

God is infinite and without limitations of any kind; being the Creator of all life, all things visible and invisible, even laws and limitations. 
God could forgive all crimes if He wished to.  But God is especially clear on this one thing: sins against the Holy Spirit are unforgivable, and will be punished with unspeakably terrible consequences - which starkly reveals the precious quality of His grace. 

This is made a law in the Third Commandment of Moses, which is usually translated as "You shall not use God's name in vain." But that is a mis-translation from the original Hebrew, which says, "You shall not carry God's name in vain." Which means that doing evil in God's name can never be forgiven, because you do irreparable damage to God; you kill God by these deeds. 




We're now seeing epic and Apocalyptic evil done in the name of God by religious authorities of all kinds, and especially since Islamists have declared war on the West, and all Jews and Christians. The end of these people will be very terrible.

Hell has many levels, as Dante specified (Link), and the worst of them are reserved for the violators of the sanctity and love of God. "They will be cast into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" - Matthew 13:50. "It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble" [speaking of the young and innocent] - Luke 17:2.

What is the Holy Spirit?  It's one of the three attributes of God Himself. It's not a corporeal being; that is, it has no body, but is pure energy, like electricity. It has personality and consciousness like Jesus himself, and is the very essence of goodness. Jesus said that we may not like him personally, which may be forgiven. But to hate the animating spirit of love and kindness that God sends into the world will never be forgiven. How else can it be? If you are rageful, cruel, unkind, unforgiving, and dishonest with yourself and others, then you're a creation of Satan, the sworn enemy of God - Matthew 12:22.

The Holy Spirit inhabits many forms which may deceive us. Jesus said, regarding those who fail the Lord's final judgement, "Whatever you did not do for the least of these [speaking of children], you did not do for me." All innocent lives might be holy, and must be protected. 

Of all offenses, hypocrisy is the worst.  If we preach to others a certain standard of virtuous behavior, and exempt ourselves from it, we're living a lie.  God hates lies, which violate His ultimate Truth. But there's worse in our world, what this author calls hypo-criticism. There are millions who not only live hypocritical lives,  but also loudly project onto others the crimes that they themselves are most guilty of.  They often go so far as to use the mantle of godliness and religion. Politicians all over the globe do this, and their end will be horrific - Malachi 4:1. 

We all know by now that the terrible torments that afflict this world are caused by sins against the Holy Spirit.  Can anyone say that if we behaved as Jesus did the world would not be utterly transformed? Of course it would.  But that means we would all have to act like angels of goodness and mercy,  an extremely unlikely turn of events. 

Which is why God has promised to intervene and remake the earth. There is no other choice,  because evil nations have nuclear weapons in abundance. North Korea and Iran have sworn that they will plunge us into Armageddon, sooner or later.

Some of you may think God's harsh judgment of the evil ones is wrong and cruel, but consider this:




Which points out another aspect of holiness. We're not all called on to be martyrs.  Jesus used the example of a Centurion (a Roman military officer) who came to him in Capernaum as an admirable man of perfect faith - Matthew 8:5-13.  We must have soldiers and police to build and maintain civilization. 
The Knights Templar of the Middle Ages were made up, in part, of holy priests who were warriors as well. Wherever we are in life, and whatever we do, our faith will save us. We all have God-given talents we can use to assist in His plan.  
So the question for you is, will you use this open window of opportunity to repair your relationship with God? Or will you waste it,  trying to make your own utopia in the wastelands of earth?