Archive for September, 2012
You know, it is difficult to remain silent when I see things or read about things that appear to give a huge edge to Islam, while ignoring the things that many within this country – America – hold near and dear. I have written articles here about the fact that I do not believe this country was created with any type of God-given or promised covenant, between man and Creator. Having said that, I also believe that though this country was not founded on some sort of preconceived covenant with God, it was founded upon many of the principles that are contained in the Bible.
It’s interesting, but in the past few months, several incidents have occurred in which the “artists” were claiming Freedom of Expression to commit crimes. In one, a graffiti artist defaced a wall of a Chick-fil-A building in southern California over the issue of Dan Cathay’s Freedom of Speech. The individual who painted or literally tagged his message on the wall of a Chick-fil-A apparently honestly believed he had the right to do what he did, even though he was defacing property he did not own.
In 2001, an inconspicuous manifesto now known as “The Project” was recovered during a raid in Switzerland: A manifesto that turned out to be a Muslim roadmap for infiltrating and defeating the West. Today, files containing evidence from the largest terror financing trial in U.S. history, which include details about “The Project”, are being withheld by the Department of Justice.
In my previous blog article, I wrote about the alleged designs that the global elite (if they exist) has for this world. First, is it unreasonable or even illogical to believe that one group of extremely wealthy and powerful people (some who are Jews and some who are Gentiles) do whatever they can to force the world to play their game? I don’t think it’s either unreasonable or illogical. This does not mean that I buy into each and every conspiracy story. Too many of them actually defy the laws of logic in the first place.
The title of this particular article is a question that I have been asking myself for quite some time. Of course, I’m assuming by my title that there actually is a global elite that at the very least, tries their best to direct the agencies of humanity, directing things to a preconceived end.
In fact, with the way politics happens to be, complete with all of its corruption and seeming blindness and nonsense, one almost has to conclude that Satan has created one particular strong group of individuals who – while remaining secretly and quietly in the deep background – work to control the overall direction in which the world moves. The more I consider it, the more I have to ask, how could it be otherwise?
Recently, Mr. Obama stood before the United Nations, giving a speech, that for all practical purposes could have been a speech that at least attempted to halt the onslaught of radical governments like Iran’s. It could have been used to tighten the noose around (or even place the noose!) the necks of radical Islamists bent on destruction of anyone who is not fighting with them for world caliphate. Mr. Obama’s speech could have been one in which American ideals were upheld and reinforced for the entire world to note.
Just back from a great morning worship service and we had a guest speaker who presented a wonderful and timely message on what it means to be a Christian, including the responsibilities we have not only to God in Christ, but to the lost of this world. Let me paraphrase the message.
We live in a world of increasing antagonism toward authentic Christianity. This is obvious, or should be to those who take their commitment to Jesus seriously. To those who compromise who they are, they might not even notice this growing antagonism, or they will assume that those “legalistic” Christians are getting what they deserve.