Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The New Moralists Are Attacking Without Mercy

In the last twenty years a very alarming switch has taken place in society, globally.  In 1999, so-called Liberals and Leftists loudly condemned religious moralists for being divisive and conceited. They called them "judgmental hypocrites" because nobody could live up to the standards of "Christian morality", they claimed.
Liberal-Leftists acknowledged that President Bill Clinton had indulged himself sexually with a young intern in the White House, had been unfaithful to Hillary for decades, was suspected of rape, and lied about it publicly and under oath. Clinton was disbarred, and cannot practice law anymore. But they insisted that his bad morals hadn't kept him from becoming a very good Chief Executive. Liberal-Leftists and his wife rallied to his side, and to the sides of all men and women whose weak morals offended people of faith - as long as they were Liberal-Leftists. Mercy for the guilty was demanded - except for "judgmental" Christians. Being "judgmental" was a crime in itself, they lectured.
Bill Clinton and his wife are heroes to Liberal-Leftists, even legends, today.  

Now those same Liberal-Leftists are screaming nonstop that all who disagree with them are "evil racists!... homophobes!... misogynists!... Nazis!... haters!... divisive!... tyrants!" President Donald Trump hasn't committed any crime or offense equal to Bill Clinton's, but Trump is "Hitler!... liar!... fascist!... criminal deviant!... Russian agent!... traitor!" Numerous federal investigations over two years failed to find even one offense committed by President Trump.

Not only have these Liberal-Leftists switched places with people of faith in God, they condemn believers in God for being "unscientific!... ignorant liars!... stupid!... deplorable!" Only those who agree with the new globalist philosophy of surrender to the socialist UN, EU, and world government can escape the Liberal-Leftist social media mob. Everyone who doesn't love them risks being fired from their careers, condemned in public, and ruined financially. They call it "social justice", but mercy (which should always temper justice) is not to be extended to offenders. Mercy is a word you'll never hear them utter, unless one of their own is guilty.

These Leftist-Liberals are openly atheist, even anti-theist, and pro-murder of the innocent; both in and out of the womb. They recogize nothing as holy or sacred. They claim a moral high ground that doesn't exist. They're declaring that they are gods who can decide at any time which behaviors are good or evil, and their standard changes constantly. 
Take a long look at the cities run by Liberal-Leftists: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Portland. Overseas, look at Paris, Cologne, Naples, Malmo, and Glasgow. All of these and more have seen soaring crime rates, homelessness, human waste, and needles in the streets. Misery always thrives along with Liberal-Leftist ideas. These people destroy everything they touch.
Their works are nothing less than a war on God the Lawgiver, Judge, and Creator of All.

God hates moralists, and Jesus fiercely warned the moralists of his time that they were worse by far than the sinners they condemned, and in grave danger of damnation. His parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16:19-31) is very clear on this:
Lazarus is a beggar who lives in the street, and daily the Rich Man walks by in all his luxurious finery, smugly congratulating himself that he's successful, not like Lazarus. 
A day comes when they both die, and Lazarus is taken up to paradise, while the rich man descends, wailing, into a fiery pit. 
Worse than the Rich Man are the priests of Jesus' time and ours, who often live by the book, doing all the right things outwardly, but inside they harbor all kinds of ungodly thoughts and feelings. Watch Jesus speak to the High Priests of Solomon's Temple:

We will never be able to buy our way into Heaven and God's good graces. Only by cultivating love in our hearts, love for one another, love for God and His creation; the kind of love that forgives almost anything.
So, who actually does the will of God? What is the will of our Creator? The answer comes when we learn to love God as a generous and loving parent who wishes only the very best for us:

Know God's love, and obey His requests. If we don't, we'll end up like the bitter, angry, and miserable moralists. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

One God, One Creator, One Lawgiver, and One Judge

Astrophysicists are in full agreement that the entire immensity of our visible cosmos -13.5 billion light-years in size, and consisting of billions of galaxies and multi-trillions of stars -  began at one spot in a titanic Big Bang. Moreover, its entire framework and structure is an identical whole that obeys the exact same mathematical laws of physics, chemistry, and optics. That is, a galaxy of stars at one end behaves exactly the same way as another galaxy 13 billion light years away.  The Creator has no peer and no equal; He creates one set of laws, and is the only Judge of all that is. 

Why is God called "He" in the Bible? That's a very good question, and here's the answer:

Why is our modern world always on the brink of chaos and destruction? We know the answer. We worship many false gods; there are many creators making abominable things; we have countless laws which are contradictory; and too many judges with no integrity or knowledge. There is corruption of every kind and it is deep. Earth is a place where the worthless, ruthless and lightweight rise to the top.
There are some exceptions, of course. Some worthy people have some authority. But they face constant and stiff opposition, sometimes even death to accomplish worthwhile things.

There is very little agreement on how the world should be organized, and what its true purpose is. Should an elite class run it for their benefit, the way China, Russia, the EU and UN run their empires? Or should it be organized so that the best and brightest people of any class, ethnicity, or race have maximum opportunity to create and succeed individually? Many say, "Forget about it. Let's blow it on a good time." Your feelings about this are highly dependent on your wealth and status, which insulate you from the suffering of others.

Furthermore, should the moral codes of Judaeo-Christianity have ultimate power to decide questions of law and governance? Or are those traditional values, laws, rules, and methods outdated in our computer age?
For centuries this issue was largely settled, and the western world was the model for successful societies based on ethical monotheism; individual liberty, free markets, religious freedom, and human rights. 
Wealth beyond the dreams of previous generations was created, and technology flourished. Electricity, motion pictures, steam transport around the globe, airplanes, automobiles, radio, and enormous advances in medicine and psychiatry were accomplished in one generation between 1840 and 1910. Machines did more and more of the drudgery people had to slog through before. Many thinkers preached that war was unnecessary and obsolete now that such prosperity and exciting technology was coming into use. Sadly, weapons also became vastly more effective.

Serious doubts about the meaning of life crept in at the end of the 19th Century, and the phrase "God is dead" became popular. Science and technology were more and more thought to be worthy successors to God.

Something went terribly wrong in the years leading up to 1914, and the psychosis (Link) of totalitarianism took root and flourished in the eastern hemisphere. Germany provoked WWI. In response to the war's chaos, Marxist communism began destroying human lives and freedoms in Russia, and began spreading to China and Southeast Asia. In reaction to this the Japanese Empire quickly rose in bloody opposition, followed by Germany and the Nazi Party. Judaeo-Christianity was being murdered by these hostile philosophies, and people of faith suffered most. They were targeted for being "uncooperative... undesirable."
By the end of the 20th Century, over 100 million people had died in secular wars and persecution. Perhaps a billion were wounded physically or psychologically. More people died in these secular, anti-theistic wars than died in all the previous religious wars of human history combined. 

Today more than ever we worship the false gods of power, money, sex, youth, science, and reason. But if we worship them, we're disconnected from God. This inevitably leads to the insanity that plagues us. Only the invisible Creator of all things is worthy of worship. All other powers, rulers and things are beneath Him.

The Satanic force behind all these events has grown and thrived ever since. It's stronger than ever and undaunted by its broken promises, failures, massive suffering and chaos. In truth, chaos and suffering is its goal, and it always delivers. Most of us never learn that this evil is rooted within us. It's often called "sin", but is greatly misunderstood:

The true nature of this evil is the most important subject there is in life. Discussion about it inevitably leads to the unfashionable subject of evil's opposite, God. Satan must be real, or our good God and father doesn't exist.
People are extremely reluctant to talk about God and Evil and they invent dodges of a dozen different kinds to avoid it. They're afraid, and they cover their fear by humor, ridicule, intellectual gymnastics, anger, or utter silence. 
Their fear is understandable, because it's daunting and enervating to contemplate an intelligent, deathless, and powerfully malevolent spirit capable of strangling the whole planet with octopus-like tentacles. 
Most of us can't survive the battle against it (and they know it in their hearts), because they don't have the holy armor, weapons, and spiritual protection we've acquired. We - that is, you who read this and believe it - and our millions of compatriots globally are like special forces that have been training our whole lives for this day. "We are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world; the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age." - Paul the Apostle, Ephesians 6:12.

God can annihilate evil in an instant, but He allows it to exist for purposes we'll never fully understand in this life. But we'll know it in the next and celebrate forever. Meanwhile, we just need to finish our jobs and wait patiently for salvation. 

This author has never been able to let sleeping dogs lie and just live life in blind acceptance that such a state of affairs can or should be allowed to go on and on, without a final resolution. This is a war worth fighting more than any war ever waged. Fortunately, it turns out that there always has been a plan for ending it all with a rebirth of righteous justice and mercy for all who participate with good will, see Isaiah 53.
Christ's life, death, resurrection and return were foretold almost seven centuries before he was born.

From this day forth, trust that we're going to see things we never dreamed of or thought possible. Our nation and our generous spirit has been slandered, beaten, scourged, and crucified for years now. It's time for a Resurrection, and it will happen in some way we can't fathom, rest assured. 

One thing to keep in mind regarding the understanding of evil is this: the wicked believe they are good. Humans need to believe they're righteous. They're convinced - or beaten into silence to act in every way the evil and profane spirit dictates - that God and the idea of God is true evil.

A useful allegory says that God in His realm is acting upon our world much like a producer of fine metals and tools of every kind; constructing artful and miraculous creations. But they're not dead things. They have life and consciousness - self-awareness - just as we do.
In order to operate, ores and other raw materials are brought into God's furnaces and laboratories for preparation and purification. There are countless workers in God's factory-universe. What we see as evil are the acids and toxic chemicals that force the separation of valuable metals from the worthless dross. 
Then the metals are shaped and forged by white hot temperatures and blows by the hundreds or thousands, which force the atoms of the substances into new lattices, much like the finest steels have. But more than that are the precious metals and substances we can't understand. This video, an introduction to the PBS series The Crown, is a credible illustration of that process:

Here's a video about the nature of the visible evil we sometimes see. It's long, but you only need to see the first 20 minutes or so to get an idea. Warning: it's disturbing at times. Magicians in past ages often advertised that their powers were given to them by the devil. This author never gave any credence to such claims until recently.

These magicians' tricks in every case are trivial - in the large scheme of things. They don't cure people, do real good, or change the evil course of the world. They perform stunts that demonstrate the suspension of physical limitations, as if to say, "Look at me, I'm immune to God's law." Then why not cure someone's cancer, or broken spine? 
No, their job is to deceive, and persuade the audiences that they too can be lawless.
God has always promised us that this age would come. Be joyful if you are on His side. Wonderful things are coming to light.

"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also", Jesus said. God is a treasure beyond measure.  (Matthew 6:21). 

"The mind is its own place, and by itself can make a Hell of Heaven or a Heaven of Hell"  -  Milton

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Our Conscience Should Never Be Our Judge

Conscience is defined as "A source of moral or ethical judgment or pronouncement" or "Conformity to one's own sense of right conduct". 
But there may be problems with our conscience that we're unaware of, and which originate in childhood; particularly with parents or authority figures who rule over us. The culture we grow up in is never perfect, and often great damage is done to us from our first days of childhood. Early experiences are crucial in the development of conscience. 

Eastern cultures are, more often than not, shame based. From very early days children are taught to feel terrible shame for failure of any kind, and also that some failures can never be forgiven or expunged. What is seen to be good for the group takes total precedence over the individual. Individual competitiveness is discouraged.  The Japanese teach their children that, "The nail that sticks up gets hammered down." 
Muslim women in the Middle East are typically required to undergo genital mutilation, a practice too ugly for this author to describe. Here's a link. If they refuse the procedure they're shamed and shunned. No one will marry them.

In the western world, individual and family competitiveness take precedence over all other groups. President John F. Kennedy grew up famously in a Boston Irish family with a successful and powerful father. Joseph Kennedy drilled and regimented his wife and family into a merciless sense of competition, with each other and the world. Not only were they expected to excel, they had to win, and often. Losing was considered almost fatal. Cheating with cleverness was admired or at least not discouraged, depending on outcome. The Scots, Irish, and English took this style of child rearing to heart as a positive good. Thus they dominated the world for over a century with their empire.

Parents need to teach us hundreds of rules and behavioral standards so we can get along with them and others in the family and community. They do this according to their own upbringing, and appeal to our awareness of good and bad, such as it is. The fear of making parents unhappy is a powerful motivator if we love and admire them. The fear of punishment and pain will motivate us if we don't. Good parents will follow their rules and set an example. They'll chastise and punish us fairly for doing wrong, or praise and reward us for doing rightly. Bad parents will often ignore their own rules and our bad behavior for too long, then explode with rage when a certain threshold is reached. Or they'll be excessively petty, controlling, and unforgiving of the slightest transgression. The big question is who taught them right and wrong, if anybody did? 

The combined understanding of all our cultural behavior standards often passes for conscience. But it really isn't conscience. It's more like a loyalty oath, and oaths can be terrible weapons for evil. 
From early human civilization all the way up to our day, religions and political groups of all kinds have required oaths that force us to pledge our lives and fortunes to causes which are sometimes amoral. Corrupt leaders frequently appeal to their subjects' "conscience" when demanding that they commit horrific crimes. Nazi SS chief Heinrich Himmler famously did this to speed up the Final Solution, the national plan to exterminate over six million "undesirables" (Link).

Of course, what is moral to one person may not be to another. Everything depends on the origin of moral laws. Atheists claim that reason alone can guide us to what is moral, but reason is an ever-changing thing, according to what is expedient.
Judaeo-Christians know that God, from the foundation of Creation, gave us moral guideposts that are eternal and unchanging.

Fact is, only God can judge us and others. We don't have knowledge or wisdom enough to do it. 
"There is only one Lawgiver and Judge; the one who is able to save or destroy. But you, who are you to judge your neighbor?" [or yourself?] - James 4:12.

A true conscience is a gift from our Creator, and it stands apart from our culture, the world, and time. It can be refined by us through the application of prayer and reason. Conscience is like our smartphone, an instrument through which God can speak to us. It must be cared for, charged up, and kept close to us. No earthly power can dominate or succeed in corrupting us if we have true conscience. But a defective conscience will doom us to eternal damnation.
"To the pure all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled." - Titus 1:15 (Link)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Our Demonic Age of Confusion, Fear, and Hysteria

Faith and belief in a good God require us to recognize God's opposite, an evil spirit who loathes God, rebelled against Him, crucified His son, and has been the source of all evil and death in our world. Just as God has innumerable armies of dynamic angels and saints at His command, so too does Satan have armies of devils and demons; though none can match the Archangel Michael and the more powerful Saints of Holy Spirit. Both armies are squaring off now, in ranks, for the Day of Judgment.  

If it seems to you that world events are getting much worse, take comfort in the knowledge that you're right, they really are quickly worsening. But there are good reasons for it and they all work to our eventual benefit. 

All the world's a stage, and all of us merely players, but it's also a "sting operation" like big city police departments often run. Undercover agents appear to be criminals, and the real criminals expose themselves, freely dealing with them. Audio and video evidence is gathered. After a period of time, entire crime cartels can be rolled up at once, and there's so much proof against them that a trial isn't needed (Link). They're caught dead to rights, as the saying goes. In this way the Lord is sifting out our hearts and separating the good from the evil.

For those of us who are willing to join with God, the world's strife and agony is awakening us to the power and necessity of spiritual growth. And anyway, what alternatives to God do we have? Drugs, money, sex, power, sports, and violence don't give us pleasure for long. They're dead ends, and we feel worse when they run their course. 
This is humanity's oldest problem and most painful battle. How do we fill the emptiness and soothe the pain inside? The Bible, Homer's Iliad, Rome's greatest writers, Dante, Shakespeare, Dickens, and others, illuminated our souls, our common agonies, and wounds. 

If we fail to rise to the demands of this new Day of the Lord, we won't survive the war. But if we do rise, there are unimaginably glorious honors to be had. The pleasure of being on God's side in this battle is a great reward in itself. Imagine how you'd feel being in Gen. Eisenhower's company on D-Day, and the following months of 1944-45. Conversely, how would you like being in Hitler's war room? We must choose sides. There's no middle ground anymore.

The war between our Creator and Satan is many thousands of years old. But now a time of shalom (peace, repair, wholeness, and goodness) is approaching. The ancient contest is coming to a victorious conclusion.

Never before have so many people talked openly about Armageddon, whether  caused by climate change, nuclear war, pollution, or President Trump. The media's news cycle - which used to last a week - has been shortened to around 24 hours, and the word "crisis" is used daily for every subject under the sun. Last month's "bombshells" and "scandals" are forgotten - for awhile. New crises are created or recycled every day, and they're piling high, without resolution. Hysteria is rampant and increasing. Are we not like patients in a mental hospital that's being run into the ground by other patients? 

The news just arrived that President Donald Trump has been exonerated of all supposed "collusion" and "obstruction of justice" after an almost two-year investigation by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. Since November of 2016, Leftist enemies of President Trump accused him and his associates of treason, collusion with Vladimir Putin to rig the 2016 election, and other crimes. The entire world media reported on faked events; consciously lied about the president, his family, and their associates; and assisted in the framing and conviction of innocent people. Prosecutor Mueller sent these innocent people to prison. The report Mueller has just submitted also vindicates dozens of people who were his intended targets, and who until now feared for their lives. The whole scenario was like the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 Massachusetts, on steroids. This long, demonic nightmare is finally over.

This author remembers a time - before the Twin Tower attacks on 9/11 - when prophets of doom were objects of ridicule and pity. They were socially ostracized because everyone remembered the triumphs of the western world over Russian communism, Nazism, Italian Fascism, and the Japanese Empire. The Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, and global optimism about the spread of representative government and human liberty was sky high. We in the west had finally won. Even Mao's China had failed and been reorganized around free market principles and basic democracy, it appeared. 
Radical Islam was not seen as a threat of any significance outside of the Middle East. The 1990's were a time of giddy optimism in the power of personal computers and the new internet revolution. The stock markets soared, vast new fortunes were created, incomes increased overall, and advances were made in all the sciences; space, the human genome and DNA, medicine, pollution control, and disease prevention. 

But underneath all of this, terrible currents were bubbling. Radical Islam was growing like a cancer that nobody wanted to see or talk about. Evidence was ignored, like the 1993 attack in New York City's Twin Tower One (6 dead, 590 wounded); the 1998 simultaneous US Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya (200 killed, 750 wounded); and in 2000, the US Navy ship Cole (17 killed, 39 wounded). These murders were carried out by Al Qaeda before anyone outside of government knew what it was. Osama Bin Laden was recognized as Al Qaeda's terrorist organizer, and he was spotted by armed drones. President Bill Clinton had an opportunity one morning to allow a drone strike to kill him, but he declined. Bad public relations, he said. 
Al Qaeda terrorists saw and knew how weak-willed we were, and grew larger by taking over the whole of Afghanistan.
It took the multiple airliners flown by Islamist madmen on September 11 to awaken us to a horrible new reality - that the good in us; the trusting, sacred and the holy, were under attack. 
Faithful Sharia Muslims believe they have a God-given right to dominate the globe, and jihad (holy war) is the violent and bloody way to accomplish it. They expect their anti-Christ messiah, the Mahdi, or Twelfth Imam, to save them when global violence peaks (Link).
The last two decades of terror since 9/11 have mostly destroyed 2,000 years of humanity's genuine progress. These have been the decades from hell.

                         Satan's Profane War on the Holy and Sacred

The terms holy and sacred are the same, and they mean "worthy of religious veneration", and "entitled to reverence and respect."
Profane means "to treat the holy or sacred with abuse, irreverence, or contempt"; "to debase by a wrong, unworthy, or vulgar use." 
Profane language has recently become socially acceptable in movies, television, and the general media. Our moral standards are in steep decline. Deviant sex is becoming normalized almost everywhere, even in grammar schools. Depravities, like the murder of babies in and out of the womb, are being legalized in many countries and American states. 

When innocent human life - the purest expression of God on earth - is no longer sacred, nothing is sacred. Who benefits from this demonic evil? And what does the word demonic mean?
Do you believe you're entitled to power over others? Do you believe you deserve to have anything you want, without limit? And that there's no power you must submit to? This is demonic thought. It's lawless, and we see it every day in the news. The desire for "empowerment" is the subject of countless daily talk shows, and the word leaps off the covers of a hundred popular books.

What happens when millions, even billions, of people seek unlimited power, privilege, rank, and wealth? The world becomes what it is right now. 
We must choose to not be demonic. We must submit to our Creator's plan for us, which means voluntarily accepting His limitations in this world. The Ten Commandments are a good start and solid foundation. Our next world will be limitless, joyful, and rich beyond measure. We'll share in God's power. 

We can't be perfectly moral all the time, of course, but we don't have to be. We're only human, so none of us is entirely one thing or another; except for the small percentage - probably less than 5% - of people who are saints or psychopathic monsters. 
So we mostly go through life in a state of indifference to the sacred or profane, and take more or less good care of our business, loved ones, and the myriad details of 21st Century life on earth.
But we hunger for more. The world is not enough for many of us, and we long to fill an emptiness inside. Drugs, violence, and excesses of all kinds claim a significant number of people, yet an equally significant number find real spiritual happiness and fulfillment.

Ours is a time of unimaginable opportunity, specifically because it appears so precarious and bleak. "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow" - Old English proverb.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Law Or Lawlessness? Your Choice

From time immemorial we humans have had difficulty following laws, and often feel oppressed by them, so we look for shortcuts. Sometimes the legal system is wrong, unfair, or designed to trap us, so we feel justified in violating laws. Many times we just see an opportunity to advance or enrich ourselves and our families, so we're willing to risk punishment for those gains. 

There are two legal systems we need to be aware of. The laws of human society on the one hand, and the laws of God on the other. Atheists will laugh at this, since they recognize no God, and thus no law from that quarter. They believe ultimate freedom comes from seeing as few limitations as possible. But even they must consider the laws of physics which surround us inside and out. Bravado and nerve won't save us from the consequences of physical recklessness. And then there's "heat death", entropy, the second law of thermodynamics, which states that our bodies, and the whole universe, are doomed to go cold and die.

We take the hundreds of laws of physics and chemistry for granted, but until fairly recently they were almost unknown. Thanks to the 16th Century mathematician Isaac Newton, we know of gravity, inertia, thermodynamics, and optics. These are only a few of the many laws of the universe that apply across the entire 13.8 billion-year-old cosmos we see through the Hubble Space Telescope and other instruments that orbit our earth (Link)
The laws of light and chemistry, too, are everywhere exactly the same. So we know the chemical composition of stars anywhere in the cosmos, from any age, by studying their light spectrum; which shows the elements they're burning.

We now know that the universe began its existence with a so-called Big Bang, a titanic explosion that sent material racing outward from a single source. All of matter, time, and space were also simultaneously created, according to most modern scientists and astrophysicists, and there's abundant evidence to prove it. Not only that, but we've discovered a mysterious force that's causing the expanding universe to accelerate (Link).

A fixed and unchanging network of laws always governed the material universe as it does now. Is it reasonable to credit this event to "accident" or "evolution"? A mind of unutterably vast power must have been the architect and driving force.
The very substance of our bodies - the elements of which we're made - were forged and "cooked" in the cores of long-dead stars that exploded at the end of their multi-million-year lives. All the heavy metals, particularly, had to be forced into existence by stellar nuclear blasts, and then recycled into planets.

Is it too preposterous to think that the Creator of All might also know what we must do to build and maintain civilization? Let's start with an easy law, "You shall not murder". How hard is that? We can kill and eat animals, defend ourselves against predators, and hostile armies. But we must not murder our own. How difficult can that be?

Well, today we're discovering that large numbers of our fellow citizens are determined to murder babies, and they even claim that it's a "Constitutional right". These same individuals - so-called Progressives, Democrats, and Leftists - won't allow the execution of convicted mass killers, because "human life is a precious thing", they say. Innocence and guilt mean NOTHING to them (Link).  
If you don't agree with their position on abortion, you are not welcome in their groups and parties. 

America's most prolific serial murderer, Kermit Gosnell, is serving a life sentence without possibility of parole in a federal prison for aborting full-term, healthy babies over his 17 year career in Philadelphia. Recent changes in New York and Virginia law now make his crimes legal. This is a level of depravity previously unimaginable in the the United States.
If babies aren't safe, who is next? The old and infirm; the handicapped; and we "deplorables" who stand in the way of "progressives" (thank you Hillary Clinton)(Link).
Curiously, we're the only known animals that have the free will not only to violate laws, but forgive heinous crimes at our whim; applying the legal machinery selectively to punish those we dislike or reward  those we like - which puts us in grave peril.

The fastest way to turn a rich and successful nation into a bankrupt and deadly hell hole is to allow lawless people to gain power. Venezuela is only the latest example of a socialist, dying, and once-wealthy country (Link).
Marxism-socialism teaches that the opinions of the majority are pre-eminent. They are all that matter, subject to the decisions of an elite ruling class.
Traditional beliefs and values are discarded as baseless. 
It's called nihilism, and it's been tried before.  Inevitably it leads to destruction, personal and societal. Nobody can be moral and hold the belief that there is no objective truth, since there can then be no moral truth either.

God IS Law, the Creator of Laws, and the enforcer of Truth. God often chooses not to punish us, but to be merciful and allow us to learn why laws are good for us. Legal limitations often enhance the quality of our lives, serving as guardrails that stop us from going off moral cliffs. 
God wants us to know Truth, and Law, and Mercy.

If, however, we persist in our lawlessness and ignorance, we become invisible to God. We cease to exist in His eyes, and our sanity, our mental balance, will be destroyed as we recede from the Divine. At this point we are worthless and doomed to eternal pain and suffering. We are fuel for the universal furnace. 

 "The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,  and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.  Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" - Matthew 13:41-43

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Is A World Without Borders Possible? Who Would Want To Live In It?

If we want our home nation to survive intact - or any other nation on the planet - secure borders are essential; and all desirable ones have strict immigration laws. A country is like a city. Can Paris survive without boundaries, laws, rules, armed police, or locked entries? Would you mind if lawless mobs roamed the Champs Elysees? 

               Evening in Paris, on the Champs Elysees (Fr., Elysian Fields)
The sovereignty of your home, family, and property is also dependent upon locked doors, windows, and property lines. Is it alright with you if a strange family sets up a tent on your property and moves into it without your permission?
Apparently the liberal, socialist, 'progressive' politicians think it is; but not the donors, the wealthy Ruling Class, or their relatives. They have secure, walled compounds, armed guards, and a legal system that favors them. The laws you and I have to obey are far more rigid than the ones the Merkels, Mays, Macrons, Clintons, Bushes, Obamas, Gores, or Bidens are subject to. 
We now have a clear, two-tier legal system in place here in the United States. 
General David Petraeus and Dinesh D'Souza went to prison (and President Trump and his family are now vulnerable, too) for transgressions that Democrats joke about. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama paid small fines for campaign violations in the millions. Felonies are only a problem for those without money or connections to the global Ruling Class. 

The EU, UN, and its satellites are trying to bring one-world government to the whole planet. They're condemning "nationalists", that is, anyone who is resisting their totalitarian vision. 

We're in a very dangerous time. These people are acting against God and everything we faithful people hold dear. They are universally agnostics, atheists, or anti-theists. Some are active Satanists. 
God always intended that His people, we who are members of His royal family, should have their our own nation. Israel was the first holy nation:

The United States was the second nation founded on God's principles, elucidated in its founding documents. Judeo-Christianity and the Ten Commandments have been the bedrock of our civilization for thousands of years. Every good thing we have comes from this source, and our recent losses are due to our rebellion and neglect of God and His Laws. 

Fascinating, isn't it, that the American Ruling Class has decided to make a Mexican border wall (actually the issue of national sovereignty vs. alien invasion) a decisive battle of Armageddon

Nobody on our side of this issue should be surprised. Walls and boundaries are a great metaphor. They're elemental to our existence at every level, from childhood to our last day; and determine our quality of life and civilization.

It's said by psychologists and philosophers from Freud and Jung to Plato that every person needs a 'censor' to control the base urges of the ID, our primitive self, which dwells in the basement of our mind, so to speak. Savage urges of all kinds must be tamed or stopped from coming up to consciousness, or we may be rude, crude, or repulsive to the point of criminality. Picture a soldier with a baton, or a warrior angel. The successful censor must be strong and diligent. Depending on many factors of birth, genetics, parenting, and culture, every person is different; and the entities trying to come up may be more or less violent.

Creative and good forces, too, may try to come up. The censor must be very smart or wise to determine which are good or evil. Ideally, a healthy concept of God should be our censor, using the wisdom and knowledge of history to determine who comes up to consciousness or not. It's rarer than ever, now, in our scientific age, that people even think of this, which is an awful vulnerability and the reason we're seeing a universal breakdown of civilization. 
Absent the power of God, the influences of drugs, alcohol, or cunning and clever people can overwhelm our censor and defeat him. Civilization crumbles if there's no agreement between all our individual censors. Nations are in essence huge collections of censors who agree on standards, laws, punishments and rewards. 

Marxist, socialist, progressive, atheists and anti-theists have used psychology and the black arts to undermine our collective censors for two centuries, and they think they smell victory now. They've successfully occupied or compromised almost every institution on the planet: churches, schools, universities, governments, charities, and even military defense forces. 
The globalist Ruling Class has come to an agreement that if they can't control the wealth and power of the world, they would rather crash the whole system into a ditch, and exploit the global chaos. The chaotic EU is halfway to a no borders world, and the rulers don't give a damn about the rights and property of the majorities of those countries. It's all about the powers and privileges they see as their birthright. 
They're terrified of President Trump, and know he will throw a monkey wrench into the whole machine. We're in a final battle of our age. Probably not THE final, but one of them. 

Perhaps you think belief in God is foolish? This author thought so. But then God arrived, unexpectedly. Consider this:

Here is a great poem for our troubled age:                                          

               If - by Rudyard Kipling

IF you can keep your head when all about you   
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;   
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;   
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,   
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   

    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

We Are In a Battle to the Death With The Prince of This World, Whose Name Is Satan

Jesus said, "The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be driven out." - John 12:31. 
The century-long war against God, Armageddon, is almost over.
Fear not. We will win because we are on God's side. We are in His royal family. 
True, it's painful and uncomfortable to believe in God and trust in His promises these days. Our friends and family may ridicule or even persecute us. We may lose our jobs, spouses, homes, and bank accounts. 
Everywhere we look, violence and murder of peaceful religious men and women is surging. Christians by the millions used to live in the Middle East, and had done so for 2,000 years, long before Muslims existed. But just in the last decade they've been tortured, driven out, or killed, mostly by Muslims. Even in the Western world, Christians are under relentless assault by atheists and anti-theists who call themselves "progressives...democratic socialists...Marxists...Satanists": 

Anti-Semitism, the hatred of Jewish people, is on the increase too, worldwide. Jews are being persecuted viciously in almost every nation, even those where they've lived in peace for many generations. 
The nation of Israel is under murderous assault right now, and a war with Iran, which uses Lebanon as a military base, could erupt at any moment. For twelve years, and in violation of numerous United Nations decrees, Iran has formed a huge army in Lebanon called Hezbollah, armed with every modern military weapon and stationed all along the northern border with Israel. They are trying to tunnel into Israel at this very moment, and Israelis destroy all the tunnels they can find, but Hezbollah is relentless. This area includes the plain of Har Megiddo, or Armageddon in the New Testament.

Israel and the United States share a deep bond, because they're founded on the idea that our Creator gives us rights; to life, liberty, and property; the freedom to choose our own course in the world. No human entity, no church or government, can take these rights from us. God sees us as individuals who will choose Him as our model to live by, if we're allowed to choose the best path. 

Judeo-Christianity is the bedrock of the Western Tradition, which produced the people, cities, and nations which are - by far - the best places to live on the entire globe. Which is why most people want to live in the West, and leave their Godless, collapsing countries. 
Israel is the last outpost of real democracy in the Middle East, and it cannot be allowed to die. The United States is the last outpost of real democracy in the world as a whole. We and Israel are linchpins of each other, and lighthouses in the long dark night of this world. We'll live or die together.

Jesus Christ and all the prophets who preceded him came to warn and plead with the world to love and honor our Creator. Almost all of them suffered mightily or were killed for their efforts, but they were given the priceless victory of eternal life in Heaven. 
The world ignored, and still ignores, their warning that Hell - unutterably terrible, and eternal punishment - awaits those who fight or provide aid and comfort for the enemies of the Lord.  He has been and is now telling us our time is up. The globe is teeming and ripe for the fulfillment of the promised resurrection. Christ is coming back, as He promised, and this time things will turn out very differently. He will destroy the Devil and his rotten works, and will reign over a reborn world, a paradise we can only barely imagine. If we admit our errors and swallow our pride by pledging ourselves to God, we will not share the fate of the evil ones. 

Rebellion and pride lie deep within our natures, and cause almost all our suffering on earth, but we often blame God for our suffering. Why? 
We're either our own worst enemies, or our own best friends. We choose to take drugs and lead a criminal life; or we choose to be doctors, builders, and donors to charity.
The world as a whole has rebelled against God from the beginning, more than 5,700 years ago, according to the Jewish calendar. Our record of crimes is always the same. We lie, cheat, steal, murder, covet enviously, ignore sacred days, erect false gods, and commit adultery. Worst of all, we sometimes claim to be just like God! Can you believe it? It's called hubris, and it's a virus of the mind, a plague that touches us all. 

Oh sure, some people are far worse than others, but none of us is innocent. If we admit our transgressions, forgiveness is abundant; a gift from the Lord. But the vast majority of humanity is ignorant and unaware that they are living on borrowed time, and are standing at the edge of The Pit, the Inferno. We humans love to flirt with danger. Have you ever seen the X Games on television? Or the flying suit guys who jump out of airplanes? Or the volcano enthusiasts? It's in our nature.

Now we have weapons of total destruction. It's obvious that we will destroy ourselves unless the Creator of All, visible and invisible, returns to change us.

Many people are discouraged from keeping their faith in God and Scripture because modern authorities contend that there is no hard evidence that characters and places in the Bible truly existed. Here are nine archaeological discoveries that show the falseness of that claim:

For the first time in perhaps 1,700 years, we don't have churches that can offer us real support and healing. Satanic forces have deeply corrupted every church and every religion on earth. Under the guise of "compassion", "progress", and "non-judgmental counseling", the genuine Truth of God, and His Word, have been displaced by "mercy" and "niceness". 

The Catholic Church was, until the death of John Paul II, a fairly reliable fortress of God's power and knowledge. But now the Prince of This World is firmly ensconced in all the seats of religious power on the planet. 

The good news is, as Protestants have always taught, we can "dig our own well in our hearts", so to speak. We can establish our own lines of communication with God by prayer and sincere offers of recompense. 
Be prepared for strife, however. As Jesus told us many times, His message will not be welcomed by most people in this world. If He came to earth today in the flesh, he would quickly be crucified all over again:

Isn't it clear that the world's strife is caused by its rebellion against God? Be sure you know the full consequences of being on the wrong side of this issue.

Make peace with your Creator now. It's easier than you think during this season, and it may be your last chance.
Have a happy New Year!