Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Problem We Face
"All things work together for good to them that love God" says Romans 8.28
All things work together ...
It is true in a negative sense also.
It is true in the world around us - things are not disconnected from each other.
The things we see around us are merely the symptoms of something deeper.
The world of which we are conscious is only part of a larger world.
Our problem today is not the perversion of society.
Our problem is not the collapse of things we thought unmovable.
Our problem is that these things are only the visible manifestations of something more profound.
These tragic things are but the components of a reordering of thought and action in the march of time.
Our problem is that we are come once again to a place where for all mankind the demand is for Absolute Conformity and Absolute Acceptance.
We face the absolute demands of newborn ideologies which teach that everything that man does is valid, that all perversions are legitimate and all the things that men may believe have equal value.
That which we experience in our lives is only a replay of the absolute demands of Nebuchadnezzar, of Imperial Rome, of the Inquisition, of Nazi ism in Germany or Communism in Russia and around the world.
Behind it all is the enemy who from the time of the Garden of Eden - seeks to supplant God as the one to whom we bow.
We need to separate that which is of God from that which is of the world.
We need to remember that man's ideologies never lead to freedom but always to bondage.
What confronts us in our day is no different than the confrontation of past days.
The evolution of our democracies is leading us now to the captivity of a total slavery.
Like the falling drops of water wearing away the stone, the constant repetition of these "values" through every medium of communication around the world brainwashes us, until we accept them without question as irrefutable truth.
We mock the gullibleness of past generations and yet we swallow the same lies and walk the same paths as they.
Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice ... and they follow Me." Jn. 10.27
If we hear and follow Him we will not be deceived by the voices of society around us.
We will not bow to voices which call us, nor abandon the path which God has opened for our feet.
He is Life and He is Truth - the only Absolute for time and for eternity.