“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there…” (Mt 12: 43-45)
It is both a spiritual maxim that is as simple as its physical counterpart you must empty a glass of its contents before you can re-fill it with the desired fluid. A void is the groundwork for something altogether new, even if it is evil.
To send an entire nation toward its own demise, a void must be accomplished on many levels. Morality, rule of law, founding principles, statesmanship and love for others must all be voided to begin the collective fall into reprobation.
We have worked at producing the void in the United States for a full generation, we are at last seeing the fruits of our labors.
We have relegated the Bible to the realm of myth, fantasy, fable and wishful thinking and the lights are dimming in the next generation in a pervasive manner.
In a potent article entitled “God’s light in the midst of antifa’s brutal darkness” the Benham brothers offered the following piece of ageless wisdom.
“When God’s word has been ignored in a nation (or even worse, redefined) the light of God’s truth grows dark. The very foundation of “democratic norms and the rule of law” is gone. And in its place, distressed and hungry people (those hungry for truth) roam lawlessly throughout the land, cursing God and raging against the government.
The prophet Isaiah rightfully described this harsh reality centuries ago:
Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished; they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness” (Isaiah 8:20-22)
In order to redefine, reduce or replace any foundation we must do more than ignore it – it must be destroyed. When that is accomplished, it then can be replaced with something new.
What is new is often offered as bold, innovative, change that saves, and it is sold as the ‘new key to the future’. It is what fills the newly acquired vacuum. It is a demon trick as old as the world itself.
To eliminate all morality and salvation itself academia has spent decades informing their student acolytes of their doubtful disputations of the Bible. In recent years they have begun to chip away at the intentions and the meaning of the constitution, the preamble, the bill of rights and the declaration. The military’s long tradition of sound minds and sound bodies, honor and fidelity has been opened up to the twisted agenda of the LGBT. Almost all other traditions from Christmas to father’s day have come under attack.
The hearts of the millennials have been rendered void – what is being poured into them to replace all the above is – lawlessness, communism, neo-Nazism, confusion, polarization, greed, selfishness and avarice – and at the top of the list is hatred.
The key element in the business of pulling down foundations is to convince people that they have been cheated, short changed, lied to and hoodwinked. Throw out the old, it worked of Chairman Mao, Stalin and Hitler why wouldn’t it work here?
When foundations are removed the replacement begins. After that it’s a long list of many things like, white supremacy, anti-Semitism, Antifa, KKK, BLM, unbridled abortions, body mutilating transgenderism, liberalism and if none of these are found suitable a general state of discontent will do fine to create a restless kind of lawlessness that ends in destructive behavior and violence as its outward expression.
The non-violent behaviors that happen when foundations are destroyed may seem more tolerable, but they are anything but useful life affirming or productive. They are mind numbing substitutes like, entertainment, TV, movies, gaming, gambling, excessive preoccupation with sports, sex, and the list is virtually endless. No open rebellion in these pursuits, only the wasting of minds, time, and any hope of a fruitful life.
Wicked, weird and woeful behaviors begin popping up in the nation that no one is quite prepared for. Now there are safe zones, anti-free speech zones, attacks on statues and history, attacks in and upon churches, apostate churches supporting abortion, border crashing, sanctuary cities and sexual deviancy on all levels.
All these things are what give birth to the new hatred found in America.
Jesus warned of these days. He said when our iniquities would come to full and everything we might imagine to do was perfectly acceptable, it would breed the hatred. The death of 60 million American children, offered directly to the demons of death, is the perfect example of what Jesus said would happen. To wit:
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Mt 24: 12)
The perfect example of unfettered hatred being born before our eyes is found in the way people are treating President Trump. The entire Democratic Party has become a cadre of haters along with Hollywood celebrities and a bevy of malcontents and crackpots.
Let’s see. A man who wants to protect Americans from their enemies, boost the economy, lower taxes, improve health care, protect human rights and religious freedom is the target for hate?
How do you spell confusion?
We know he is not the Savior, and he is no perfect man, but he has this nation’s best interests at heart. Hatred for him is unfounded, excessive and inexplicable. We need to cut it out.
Even the atheists and those who don’t believe in the first commandment would be willing to admit that the world, the nation and every level of our social interaction would be improved if we dumped the hatred. If we were to adapt to only the second commandment, hatred would become a toothless lion.
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Mt 22: 37-40)
Perhaps then – America would be great again.