Destroying the Foundations: Tyranny (Force)

The Bible is clear that the destroyer in our world is Satan and his demons (John 10:10, Revelation 9:11). His main vehicle for destruction is force, which is human tyranny in many forms.

The most obvious method of destruction is unjust war–such as religiously-tyrannical Iran firing 300 missiles at the sovereign state of Israel last weekend. Thank God that through the prayers of millions, Israeli defense, and the support of other nations, little damage was done.  

It was a grim reminder that evil tyranny is alive and well. And it’s not just afflicting Israel.

A spirit of tyranny (force) is also rising in America to destroy our godly foundations.

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Age of Dictators

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.

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A Paramount Issue of the 2020s

There are many priorities this decade that demand our attention and prayers. Fulfilling the Great Commission has remained God’s paramount priority for the past 2000 years because it’s the command of Jesus that will bring the greatest good to the planet–now and in eternity.

We could also list issues like abortion–the great sin of shedding innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17). This quiet slaughter of over one billion innocent children worldwide in the past three generations certainly qualifies as paramount in the eyes of God.

But I’m thinking of another problem I never saw coming in the United States and world until just a few years ago. This issue may greatly impact the other two. 

The silencing of free speech.

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