A Devotion for 8 August 2019 Anno Domini
The Anglican Orthodox Communion Worldwide
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)
The radical left in America feigns shock at the moment a shooting occurs anywhere in America. The blame is always attributed to the possession of firearms and the Constitutionalists who defend the right to possess them. I say ‘feign’ because that is the meaning I intended to associate with this false alarm on the part of those who yearn to impose the collectivists, socialist model of Cuba, North Korea, Venzuela and the former Soviet Union upon the people of the United States and other western powers. The end game is a globalist government dominated by the so-called Fabian elite who will make every decision of our personal lives for us – even life and death matters. An armed citizenry cannot be led about by the nose-rings of bondage by any such presumed elite. The notion is hateful and repugnant to free men and women. It is, as well, repugnant to a Sovereign Lord who grants liberty in the fullest measure to the nation who has the backbone to sustain it through faith in Him.
You may consider the great prevailing evil of our day to be a natural outgrowth of leaps in technology and urbanization. To a certain extent, this is so; however, the far greater evil that pervades the minds of our modern American culture is a rejection of the very Word and Law of God. You may remember, following the fall of the Soviet Union, the former Holy Russian Empire (in geographic terms) enthusiastically sought ministers and missionaries to deliver Bibles to their school students and present messages of Gospel meaning. They did so in view of the horror which had come to dominate the society under decades of Communist rule and, therefore, at least realized that morality meant something after all. Instead, the West has followed in the same path which these countries have proven to be failures of deprivation and want.
At my elder years, I can look back with certainty to a better time in America – the so-called ‘good old days.’ Some of my liberal friends argue that the immorality and hedonism of our modern culture has always existed, and they claim, in the same measure, throughout our history. I hope they are simply foolishly mistaken and not openly claiming the lie. It has definitely not ALWAYS existed. When I was a lad, no one I was acquainted with had a clue that there were men who had romantic inclinations toward other men. There were no green-haired, bearded men coming to my school to give instruction to my class on diverse life-styles. In high school, my friends and I once planned to visit a nearby village where it was rumored a divorced lady had settled. We wanted to see what a divorced lady looked like.
During my high school years, almost every licensed young fellow drove a pickup truck to school with either a shotgun or a rifle visibly hanging on a gun rack in the rear-view window. Does anyone remember mass shootings at school during the fifties or early sixties? I do not! Why the difference? The reason is moral and not logistical. We had the means – the firearms, the ammo, the ordnance – to do so, but we were restrained by a social contract fostered by biblical faith and trust. What has happened to our American youth?
One thing that is assuredly wrong is the lack of social conscience. The youth of our land are enamored with iPods, iPhones, iPads, and deadly imaginative video games that glorify the most horrific and senseless violence. Our youth no longer gather on spring, summer and fall days at the local park to play games such as baseball or tennis. Their heads are continually bowed before the one-eyed monsters of technology so that their logic and reason fail of practice. The churches are shamefully vacant of youth on Sunday worship and weekday Bible study. Sex and perversion of the vilest form are fed to them via the internet media, and even in their public schools – such pornographic material as would land the sponsor of such in prison just three decades ago.
The problem with the growing violence in America is not guns, knives, or pipe bombs – it is a moral dilemma brought on by a disregard for the God who has blessed our land and those who have bled and died to preserve those liberties granted to us by His Providence. License and hedonism have replaced liberty and devout Godliness. When there is no authority to enforce morality, and no power upon which to rely in enforcing it, mayhem and violence is the natural condition to fill the vacancy. Remember how ISIS became strong in the Levant? It was a result of the sudden withdrawal of military forces that had overthrown a dictator of less evil than they. Even perverse power always seeks a vacuum.
In the biblical chronicles, we may also depend upon famine and chaos to follow any lapse in moral authority. An example would be that of old Israel who forgot their King of Glory while enjoying all the benefits and blessings of the King – the Almighty God. The last verse before Ruth is Judges 21:25 “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” The fallen (in faith) of Israel, begged Samuel to ‘give them a king like the nations round about.” They no longer desired God to be their King. What happened? Each man (like America) did what “was right in his own eye” and what followed? Famine! The first verse of the next Book of Ruth reads: “1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.” Ruth 1:1 (KJV) Coincidentally, we have sunk to the status of being ruled by judges in our own time.
The Fabian social engineers conceived a plan for the globalization of the body politic in the fifties (and even earlier – as far back as 1913) and implemented their plan through the subversion of Constitutional guarantees combined with infiltration of every important means of media production, government, military forces, schools and colleges, seminaries, and every other public forum to which their grasp could reach. The nature and depth of their attack on the American Constitutional government is too extensive to cover in this short article; however, according to the Fabian ‘Elite’, their aim would be to erase the historical perspective of a nation, particularly those areas which shed such beauty upon the pursuit of freedom and liberty; destroy the sanctity of marriage in accordance with the Communist Manifesto; destroy the moral foundation – first of youth, and then the entire public; involve the youth in enterprises that corrupt and not enlighten; destroy the quality of education for which this nation has been so famed; through political action, insinuate, gradually if necessary, the tenets of social policies that make the recipient reliant upon government and not themselves; destroy the industrial strength of the nation; and when chaos mounts to intolerable heights, impose a severe and devastating police state in which no one has a right to call his own.
In fact, there is a blue print for the manipulation of the American economy which has been implemented to a ‘T’ in the last fifty years. The blue print may be found in a book entitled, “Between Two Ages” written (1970) by Zbigniew Brzezinski, then professor at Columbia University. In this book, Brzezinski lays out a plan to undermine the economies of not only America, but the western powers as well. His plan advocates the elimination of heavy industry in America through trade agreements and policies, taxation, and crippling regulation. This former, professed Communist advocates the reduction of the American economy to a soft-industry economy by transference of wealth and technology to third world countries such as then-China. He extols the virtues of the writings of Engels and Marx to have contributed more to the world than all the major religions combined. Later, this scoundrel was appointed as National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter who had similar political inclinations. Since the writing of his book, the proposals of Brzezinski have been accomplished with amazing success. A pdf copy of the book may be acquired at: https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-z5FBdAnrFME2m1U4/Zbigniew Brzezinski – Between Two Ages…
The Great Society of Lyndon Johnson has devastated the African-American youth. At the time of the inception of his welfare programs (designed to enslave rather than set free) the two-parent African-American family has all but disappeared. The Great society policies resulted in more than 70% of Black youths being raised in single parent families, and an increase up to 37% of non-blacks as well. Promises of a free lunch destroyed incentive. The more babies an unwed mother had, the larger the government stipend. Before the Great Society, only 17% (1960 statistics) of black children were raised in single parent families. These are tragic statistic made even more despicable for the fact of the intentional role socialist party policies have played in the destruction of marriage. Below are scary statistics concerning the results of unconstitutional social programs:
EFFECTS OF FATHERLESSNESS – TEENAGE STATISTICS
63% of all youth suicides,
70% of all teen pregnancies,
71% of all adolescent chemical/substance abusers,
80% of all prison inmates, and
90% of all homeless and runaway children, came from single mother homes.
Statistics based on these authorities:(Bob Ray Sanders, “Hey Y’all, Let’s Fill The Hall (Of Fame), Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Oct.28,2007Mona Charen, “More Good News Than Bad?”, Washington Times, Mar.16, 2001 (citing Bill Bennett, “The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators: American society at the end of the 20th Century., New York, Broadway Books, 1994)
God has been ejected from our public forums – our schools, our government, our media, our daily discourse, etc. He is a gentleman and does not intrude where He is not wanted. He will leave us to our own ends which is the most hurtful of all conditions. Our beloved land may already have reached the point described by the Apostle Paul: “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 (KJV)
Our problem with violence in America is not the weapons, but the hands that hold them. It is moral. We have abandoned God for a frivolous and ineffectual social religion. Let us repent in sackcloth and ashes before the offended Sovereign.