I’ve never been big on conspiracy theories though the blocking of the JFK assassination papers from the public makes me wonder what’s being hidden. Fortunately, in the the next life, everything will be revealed (Luke 12:3). I’m sure we’ll be shocked about “what really took place” in history.
I do believe in one conspiracy the Bible describes and is caricatured in C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters and Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness:
The devil and his demons conspiring to destroy human beings.
During the past one hundred years, if I were the devil, what would I do?
So many troublesome things are happening in 2022 that it’s often hard to raise our eyes and see God at work.
But three recent Supreme Court decisions are great cause for joy:
- Striking down the New York concealed carry law (2nd Amendment right to bear arms),
- Affirming religious liberty (Coach Joe Kennedy praying at school), and
- The Dobb’s decision striking down Roe v. Wade.
These stand out as bright rays of sunshine and wonderful answers to prayer, perseverance, and maybe a turning of the cultural tide.
Especially the defeat of Roe v. Wade–on June 24, 2022.
After forty-nine long years, life wins.
I intended to write this week on dictatorships that are growing in our world.
Then, Russia invaded Ukraine–and upped the ante as to what’s really happening.
Suddenly, this looks hauntingly like a redux of World War II–except we have ten nations that possess nuclear weapons. That means the tactics of war and the stakes are quite different.
There’s no doubt we live in an age of dictators and maybe the beginning of a new world war.
Here’s my view.