Wednesday, March 25, 2020 -- COLUMN 234
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One of the great enigmas of our age – a real mystery of iniquity – is how the West, which prides itself on its democratic and liberal character, has so servilely submitted to a dictatorial government dominated by a Communist Party. To make money, the West consciously and voluntarily put its head in the guillotine. Can it be any wonder now that the executioner is pulling the lever? -- From an online article by Julio Loredo -- who is quarantined in Milan, Italy -- entitled What Americans Can Learn From the Coronavirus in Italy
A Real Mystery of Iniquity
What is going on? I have no idea. But people who are better networked than me have informed ideas. One scholar I appreciate is Dr. E. Michael Jones. I like him because I have an affinity with his story. He was exorcised from the institution he respected over three decades ago. In his case it was the American university system. In my case it was the evangelical Christian "pro family" lobbying system.
Jones has written a lengthy and insightful article on our current crisis entitled, "The Coronavirus and the Culture War" in which he writes, "In a desperate attempt to maintain its hold on power, the globalist regime has used the crisis precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic to incarcerate entire populations, while simultaneously banning religious services and offering pornography in every cell." Jones explains that while church services are banned pornography is free on the electronic devices which we must now rely on as our only substantial connection to the world outside of our homes.
Jones begins his article remembering the story of King David who chose pestilence from God as punishment for sin in Israel. Rejecting the choice of fleeing for three months from his pursuing enemy David admits of pestilence, "This is a hard choice. But let us rather fall into the power of Yahweh, since his mercy is great, and not into the power of men. So David chose pestilence.” (2 Sam 24:14-5).
Jones then observes, "The question has relevance to the current coronavirus crisis. Did any of the world’s leaders choose pestilence? Genetically modified biological weapons did not exist in David’s day, but the fact that they do in our own gives new meaning to the idea that a ruler can choose pestilence. The two main suspects in this regard are the United States and China."
If I've piqued your interest in Jone's argument you can read his lengthy analysis by clicking here.
Biological warfare is an evil reality of our times. The United States directly funded coronavirus studies in recent years at the biolab in Wuhan. The Wuhan lab is the Communist Chinese Party's biological weapons lab. Everyone admits this COVID 19 strain of the virus started spreading in Wuhan in the fall of 2019.
Christians can choose to respond to this crisis in one of two ways. They can see it as God's judgment, or as just another development in the natural world that will be overcome using politics and the scientific method. The choice of Christian leadership is obvious. God isn't involved. This event is entirely within the scope of politics and the material world. God is NOT a part of this. To suggest such a thing will most likely soon lead to absolute social ostracization for the offender.
Why is this? Most of us are caught in the vice grip of information technology. We are distracted in such an absolute sense that we literally cannot think for ourselves. If our "friend" network on Fakebook won't go along with our idea then we won't even think it. It can't be true because my "friends" won't support it. We are all now incapable of reasoning from truth. All of our thinking is conditioned by social "realities." And these "realities" are manufactured for our distraction by the forces that control these social networks.
At the top of this pyramid is the old master deceiver himself, satan. Just beneath him are the forces on planet earth who have weaponized the idea that all religions are equal. If there's a God then we can know He exists, otherwise it makes no sense that the idea would have been taken seriously since the beginning of recorded history. Building society on the premise that He exists, and His name is Jesus Christ, is what created the categories on which Western Civilization depend. The weaponized modern ideologies of the West mostly erased the advances of Christendom in the past five hundred years. But we still discover and appreciate fabulous beauty and insight in our heritage of worship, liturgy, music, art and architecture.
Freedom of conscience is an essential category of our humanity. The globalist Left's prideful yearning for absolute global control has reached a point where they have decided to sacrifice freedom of conscience in order to achieve their ends. They will fail. God will not allow all of the creatures that he made in His image to become perverted monstrous devils. He will not allow goodness, truth and beauty to disappear from this earth.
This judgment from God presents an opportunity. If we choose to see it as God's judgment -- which is the truth -- then we have an opportunity to rid the world of communism once and for all. China will throw off this wicked government, just as Russia and the nations of the Soviet Union did not that long ago. America will choose not to destroy her vital and mostly free middle class. The demoncrats will write God back into their platform, and exorcise the communist and identity politics demons that currently control their narrative.
I remain hopeful and prayerful for a Christian awakening from this post modernist God-hating nightmare I find myself trapped in here in America. Please join with me in praying St. Michael's prayer today.
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
I jump in the cab of the FedEx truck (about a hundred times a day) for the next five days in an hour. God willing I'll write and email my Shield of Faith COLUMN daily. I didn't produce one yesterday. I should be able to get a few more written this week. I appreciate you reading and sharing my ideas. I pray they are a souce of some encouragement and challenge to you. I've decided I'm not going to consider attempting to create a video/audio version of the written COLUMNS until I've got 1,000 subscribers at video.michaelheath.org. It'll cost you just a buck a month. There's a fifteen day free trial period. God is so good. I've never felt as deep a peace as I feel today. I pray this crisis is producing a similar feeling in you. God draws close in times of suffering. Take up your cross today and follow Him.