Another Independence Day has come and gone. For most Americans it’s simply a long weekend and a chance to get away and do whatever it is that interests them. Of course it’s really about celebrating America escaping the grasp of a tyrannical leader. Nearly 240 years later one could easily make the case that we have returned to those dark days. We’re simply under the boot of a different King.
I contend that escaping again will be much more difficult. Rising up against a foreign tyrant is an easier task to rally the people to do. Rising up against an internal foe with even more devious intentions won’t be so easy. Lest you think this is simply another bash Obama post, you’d be mistaken. He is but merely a pawn in a much bigger game.
In fact the vast majority aim too low when they attempt to size up our enemy. The headline grabbing divisive issues of the day such as global warming, gay marriage, racism, fairness and inequality, crony-corporatism, rich vs. poor, etc., etc. are really just pieces of the puzzle.
Some will go a step further and proclaim that what divides us is an attack on the family and traditional marriage. Or perhaps an attack on Christianity or other standard religions. While they are correct in their description, they are missing the premise.
How can so many miss the forest for the trees? I believe it’s because people have a tendency to over rate their self-importance. That isn’t meant to be derogatory. It’s meant to describe those who believe in free will. Those who believe their cause sets them apart. That they are making a difference all by their lonesome. That they can change the course of human events and reshape history.
Sorry. Particularly if you’re a Christian or Jew or other believer in the Word of God. The future is already written in stone. It’s the only way the outcome can be foretold. You make think you’re making life’s decisions based upon your own free will but that was already accounted for. All that has happened and will happened was ordained. If you think about it logically, it makes perfect sense. For example, take a rogue leader like Obama who would appear to have the ability to reshape history. What if he lost his mind and decided to start a full-blown nuclear war that would end life on the planet as we know it? He can’t. The Good Lord couldn’t allow him to have the free will to make such a mistake that would alter the written Word of God.
If you are a Christian, this should give you a certain amount of comfort. Revelation gives us the account of how the world will end and it sure isn’t today or tomorrow or in any of our lifetimes.
The point of this post was to illustrate that all of the sub-plots we are witnessing in the world are just that. None will end the world nor will they change the foretold outcome. All can be traced to a single common denominator. Good vs. evil. God vs. Satan.
That won’t set right with a lot of people who like to believe they are a bit more important in the big scheme. You see this is why so many of today’s debates are centered around the collective vs. the individual. The collective is Satan. The individual is God. Reason being that when you are at Judgement Day you will be judged purely on your works as an individual in life. The collective won’t be there to represent you.
Such mundane topics such as big government or socialism or anything that takes personal responsibility away from you and gives that authority to someone else is evil at its core. Only you will face the Lord and give an account of your life. There won’t be a bailout.
This isn’t to say a grand conspiracy is afoot with Satan’s workers pushing an evil agenda. People who fall into the trap of supporting issues contrary to what the Bible lays out are likely not even aware of what they do. They in no way see a connection between their cause and Satan himself. However the Bible tells us that rejection of the Word of God is eternal damnation.
One issue that used to give me great concern was how to explain what quantifies as a rejection of the Word of God. For example, the baby who dies in the womb thanks to our abortion killers. Or perhaps someone born in a remote third world country who is never even exposed to the written word let alone a Bible. Or someone born blind, deaf and mute. You could on and on. How can these people ever make it to Heaven? The answer is the opposite of what common belief is. We are all destined for Heaven from our very inception. That’s right, the minute you are conceived, you are Heaven bound. The only thing you can do is to screw it up.
This is the rejection of the Word of God that gets you sent packing. It explains how every human has an opportunity to get to Heaven. It also explains how we have no free will. We may perceive that we do and think we are making our own choices, but we never could. Only the Angels had free will and you see what Lucifer did with his. Went to the dark side and gave us Heaven and Hell.
I’m sure this is waaaaay too much religion for many of you, particularly the non-believers among us. So be it. The truth is set. Perhaps it was my part to show someone else the light through a blog post.
July 4th, 2015 was a celebration of good triumphing over evil. God vs. Satan. However, freedom and liberty have much darker days ahead. You should do as your will guides you to do. After all, you got your instructions directly from the big boss.