ARE WE READY TO RESIST EVIL?
We must be mindful of our enemies strengths, and our weaknesses
Let’s suppose that we have no political bias. We are a person that judges each political issue, and each political candidate or official on their own merit. Where do we go for the information needed to make these important judgements? How do we search out the knowledge needed to make an informed decision?
Many Americans rely on the judgements offered by politicians, academia, media, and often, social media. With the awesome power of persuasion afforded these entities, just how much effort does the average American expend in verifying the propositions, and accusations brought to our attention by these institutions?
To what degree do we hold these “trusted sources” accountable for their analysis? Do we first regard to which political party they align with, before deciding how much value must be assigned, or do we humbly search out, and consider the facts, and let those facts inform our judgement?
We have just experienced some of the most tumultuous years in American history. When violent rioters, and anti-Trump activists descended upon the Whitehouse, producing an atmosphere so violent that the Secret Service opted to remove the President to the Whitehouse Bunker.
When these “peaceful protestors” set fire to the “St. John’s church, and threatened the Whitehouse, who was publicly criticized? Was it the rioters? Were they rounded up, arrested, and thrown into the DC jail, in solitary confinement? Why not?
No, the public outcry was against the President, and his administration’s efforts to protect Donald Trump. We were told that he was in no real danger, and that those “concerned citizens,” who were disturbed by the “illegitimate” occupant of the Whitehouse were justified. No matter that they had committed violent, criminal acts.
We humans have a propensity to endure hardships while they remain bearable. While outside forces, whether human, or physical, are tolerable, we will tend to tolerate them.
From the, “Declaration Of Independence;”
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”
Tyrants, to one degree or another, understand this, and the more aggressive, and intelligent they are, they often use this trait of their intended prey to their own benefit.
Where does this originate? If we look to the father of lies, Lucifer, Satan, or the devil, we see that this is his very nature, and natural instinct. In the garden of Eden, he, the serpent, used Eve’s weakness against her. He did so through words. He questioned the commandment of God. And he questioned the motives of God, though he fully knew the true nature of God. Satan sought to ferment rebellion in the heart of Adam. To this end he subverted the commandment of God in the heart of Eve, who then compelled Adam to join her in her rebellion. Once this circle of deception was completed, God’s man, (mankind,) those who were created “in the image of God,” were fallen, and in need of a savior.
Satan has repeated this assault on people for thousands of years, and is often successful. In order to be successful in opposing, and resisting his attacks, we must be mindful of his methods and tactics, while employing logical, spiritual, and biblically prescribed defensive, and offensive weapons.
We should put on our thinking caps. We should consider our proclivities, and weaknesses, and acknowledge his desire to exploit them.
He, and by extension those who’s minds and attitudes are are influenced by him, recognize that humans are most impressionable when they are young. That’s why the Bible encourages us to faithfully instruct our offspring in the way of truth when they are young. That is also why Marxists seek to gain control of society’s youth earlier, and earlier, (the national teacher unions are presently targeting pre-K for racism training, and sexual deviancy.)
If we are to be successful in resisting the devil, we must begin protecting our youth. We must not only resist the devilish, secular lies promoted by the driving forces in politics, public education, academia, and media, but also Hollywood, and the music industry. We can not allow these devilish forces unfettered access to rising generations, if we are to be faithful to our charge. This includes every one of the various, and sundry points of Satan’s attacks.
I’m including two links to recordings from AMFEST, Charlie Kirk’s “Turning Point” conference of recent weeks. If you listen to, or watch these conversations, it is likely you will be better informed, and equipped to withstand the forces of darkness.
I’m renaming them as a summary of their content.
Critical Race Theory
The enemies of God, Christians, liberty, America, and you, have no intention of letting you alone. You ignore them to your own peril, and the peril of those that you love.
God bless you, Dave