Have We Entered the Days of Jeremiah?
We are four years behind schedule (due to Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016), but the greatest nation in history now races away from its once firm foundation of “liberty and justice for all” and “In God We Trust.”
The destruction of our national culture is being vastly accelerated.
For forty years the prophet Jeremiah called his nation to return to God. They laughed and refused–and terminal judgment came.
Twenty-five hundred years later another “mystery of iniquity” is destroying America. In fact, the American people voted for these destructive forces to be unleashed (that’s the mystery).
Have we entered the days of Jeremiah?
I was enjoying my daily Bible reading recently when one little word made a light bulb of thoughts explode in my mind.
This word has been prominent in the media for weeks to describe the looting, burning and defacing of statutes taking place across the United States. It’s been going on in the lawless city of Portland, Oregon for the past forty-five days.
I was expecting another term in my reading–and that’s what surprised me. I anticipated “anti-Christ” which conjures up visions of an evil world dictator or the “opposite” of Jesus Christ.
Now I’m reminded what the “opposite of Jesus” entails.
I remember vividly the cultural turmoil of the 1960’s highlighting the importance of free speech at the U.C.-Berkeley and other campuses. Though I strongly rejected the youth rebellion and its focus on drugs, free sex, and hatred of the police, I agreed with one tenet.
It stood enshrined in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights and seemed as American as apple pie. I thought the radicals simply wanted equal time. That’s fair in a free society.
I was wrong.
Those same radicals now control many of the leadership positions in government, the media and higher education in the United States. We now know what they wanted all along.
Control. And how do you gain it?