Is it just me, or is the presence and power of evil more rampant these days?
Shadowy forces (Deep State) work at a feverish pitch to try and take down a duly elected president (Donald Trump). China monitors the “social credits” of its people and clamps down harshly on people of faith. Migrants attempt to crash our southern border, financed by millions of dollars in leftist funding.
The list is endless due modern technology broadcasting 24/7 before our eyes–worldwide.
I know there’s always been evil in the world since the Fall. But, is it being unleashed in greater proportions in the 21st century, and who might be its largest human purveyor?
The Pacific Northwest was rocked yesterday by the death of Paul Allen, co-Microsoft founder, owner of the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks, global philanthropist and the world’s 21st richest person.
Though Paul Allen and I were born two months apart in 1953 and grew up in the same part of the country. we never met and I know nothing about the the most important thing in his life–his relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
I do know that every person and nation follows a “compass” for behavior that affects all they do and that determines their destiny. Two such “compasses” are the Bible and the US Constitution.
They stand tall as two compasses that matter.
In the same manner that faith-based music often ends with a major chord showing completeness and hope in Christ, the Pledge of Allegiance, based on the 5,000 year leap of civil polity found in the United Sates of America, concludes on this triumphant note:
“With liberty and justice for all.”
History had never seen such a government designed for righteous and egalitarian purposes. Despots and strong men ruled the world for millennia. The U.S. shattered that status quo in 1776 and has since led the world in pursuit of freedom and justice.
The two pillars of a free society to which our children pledge their loyalty are teetering. Liberty and justice are in free fall.