In these increasingly troublesome times, which have been brought about by the greatest example of fake news, “The Theory of Evolution”, we have become accustomed to the virulent and violent exposition of Satan’s deceits. How rightly he was described by Jesus Christ as the “Father of Lies”. Now we have progressed (sic) to a state where to quote a biblical reference, every man’s hand is against his brother’s as hatreds are purposefully engendered and exacerbated.
The media dominated world creates and depicts through delusion and illusion a world riven by increasing conflicts, so that we almost have a situation where rational debate becomes impossible, replaced by snarling faces and vile actions. Truly, this scenario is the spawn of the Father of Hate.
Today, we witness constant and irrepressible aggression directed against true Christians at every level. It is overpowering in its vehemence and fury, yet if we complain or seek to offer an alternative view we are shouted down and considered to be guilty of a hate-crime. To understand the source of this all-consuming stream of invective, we should turn to and read Revelation 12:9-10. “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil which deceiveth the whole world —-and I heard a loud voice saying—-the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God, day and night”.
We can see from this, the extent of the arrogance of the adversary. To, without justification, accuse, revile, slander and condemn the very saints before the face of the Almighty Himself. There are no words that can adequately describe this overarching and obscene rebellion and treachery against the fount of all Holiness.
Thus, do the acolytes of Satan behave in our world. Without any cause, they harangue and persecute us mercilessly for our Faith in the Lord Jesus and for obeying the Commandments of our God. To be a Christian is to be the lowest form of life in their eyes. In place of the beautiful gospel of Jesus Christ, we are lambasted daily with what can only be called the Cult of Ugliness. TV programs, newspapers, schools, universities, healthcare, the military, the legal profession and the drug companies, to name but a few, all contribute to the downgrading of human life to its lowest level. Any attempt to elevate the thinking of mankind is met with shrill denunciation and mockery. The enemy has captured all our intellectual and emotional gates, such that only a minority can now see clearly the deception in place. The purpose of this deception? To destroy the authority of God Almighty.
We should not be surprised then at the increasing tempo of fury manifest in our fallen world. The Devil knows that his time is short and is bent on destruction. Adolf Hitler said of the English, referring to himself, in 1940, “they ask when will he come, when will he come”, “Tell them he is coming”. Alas for him he did not, thanks to the RAF. And Satan will also experience the same disappointment, thanks be to our God, who, with the help of all those angels who have remained loyal, will snuff him out.
The English poet John Keats (1796-1821), used the following line in his epic “Endymion” written 200 years ago, “The spite of Hell is falling to its grave”. Yes indeed, Alleluia. A spitefulness that we have all witnessed that is beyond comprehension, an obscene, blastocystic phage superimposed on the creation of God. To be gone forever and ever, Amen.
In the meantime, we have to do the best that we can, with help of constant prayer (pray without ceasing we are instructed), to not become overinvolved in the undercurrents of the material world. Pray for guidance and clarity of thought; remember that rage hates nothing more than a calm disposition. I recollect the response of Ronald Reagan when accosted by unrelenting criticism directed at him by one of his detractors; “There you go again” accompanied by a smile. What a put-down. Always be aware that the Devil is on the losing side, his power limited and curtailed by God.
If we are need of a particular testament to fortify us in times of difficulty, let us memorize by heart the words of Psalm 91 which begins, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”. This has proved to be a life-saver for many.
I have no doubt that a crisis of the gravest nature will soon be with us. It will be brought about because we have been beguiled by the entreaties of demons working through mortal men. We have sanctioned personal evils explicitly contrary to the Law of God. Those at work to destroy God’s creation are those very personalities for whom abuse is a way of life. They may claim to be acting on behalf of the poor or may belong to that perverse part of the scientific community that literally hates the natural world and seeks to destroy it, or at least play with it for their own warped amusement. We should be aware of Vladimir Lenin who stated that ‘The people who flock to Communism are the inadequate and the wealthy and the proud whose desire for power over others has been frustrated by the self-discipline imposed by a God-directed society”. And Karl Marx who wrote amongst many other things. “Then will I wander godlike and victorious through the ruins of the world, and giving my words an active force, I will feel equal to the Creator”.
Our Lord has promised “A new heavens and a new Earth’, devoid of the damned and the doomed, and like all of His promises, is one that will be kept, Amen.
Quotations in last paragraph were taken from “The annihilation of Man, the Conspiracy for his Destruction” by Kenneth Mckilliam, 1972 and “Was Karl Marx a Satanist” by Richard Wurmbrand, 1976.