Skip to comments.Satan's Strawmen
Posted on 06/02/2012 6:02:04 AM PDT by kindred
Do not be distracted by Satan and fallen man's many straw men which only offer vain and hopeless solutions that are rooted in falsehoods and delusional optimistic appraisals. The moral collapse of the American family and moral social structure by moral relativism is FAR GREATER a HORRIFIC DEBT and CONSUMING DRAGON for America then any fiscal crisis or national manufactured crises could ever be. No wonder why sound morality is absolute abhorred by this nation (Republican and Democrat) and has been replaced with a moral relativism that all (conservative and liberal) can adhere to in the blindness and deception of their own mind (Rom. 1:18-32, Jude 1:10).
This dire state and root cause of the America social demise is NEVER EVER ADDRESSED by the media, Republicans, Independents, Democrats, pseudo conservatives, moderates, liberals and progressives. They have - across the political spectrum - redefined; twisted and euphemized truth, reality, morality and absolutes into lawless balloon animals, which are very fragile, unstable and very vulnerable. .
They have across the political spectrum redefined; twisted and euphemized truth, reality, morality and absolutes into lawless balloon animals, which are very fragile, unstable and very vulnerable.
Sadly it is the way of this fallen world that lawlessness will ALWAYS triumph (Rom. 1:18-32), if not in one great victory, then in slow creeping incremental advances. The world is presently on course to the Day of Lawlessness that will be under Satan's Anti Christ (2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 13) Humanity is fallen and is always susceptible to the sensual attraction of the vices, desires and transgressions which exalt themselves against the RIGHTEOUS spiritual, natural and physical absolutes for time and for ETERNITY established by our Creator (Gen. 1:31, Matt. 15:16-20, Rom. 7, Eph. 2:2-3, Gal. 5:19-21).
Every straw man of Satan is to get us to look away from the REALITY of the Cross and our ETERNAL destiny.
.. From a sound biblical position it is not hard to see our nations short comings and dire estate. What is at the heart of Americas decline and is the common denominator of the majority of the American people (conservative and liberal) is the rejection of Almighty God's ETERNAL spiritual absolutes and His moral absolutes and principles for time. The ONLY solution for mankind's dilemma is a saving personal relationship to our Creator in SPIRIT and TRUTH through Jesus Christ the RIGHTEOUS who is mankind's propitiation for the wrath of Almighty God (Matt. 7:21-23, 15:7-9, John 4:24, Rom. 10:2-4, Titus 1:16, John 2:2, Jude 1:10). Every straw man of Satan is to get us to look away from the REALITY of the Cross and our ETERNAL destiny (John 3:16-17, 2 Cor. 4:2-4). . As we see our nation wither away and see our nations social landscape ravished beyond all repair, do not let your hearts be troubled (John 14:1). Do not deceive yourselves in these last days as countless millions are by putting all of your eggs in the basket of the Republican Party or any other political group and future moderate nominee. There is ABSOLUTELY no hope there in saving this sinking titanic from going to the bottom of the sea. America, your ONLY hope is in the Savior of the world. O nations of the world, your ONLY hope is in the Savior of the world (John 3:16-17, Acts 4:12, 16:29-31, Rev. 5:9, 21, 22:1-5). America will not survive and in its collapse we will see a horrific seven year tribulation that will engulf the entire world (Rev. 6-19).
There is ABSOLUTELY NO ESCAPE from what is at the door. These things ALL MUST come to pass as Almighty Gods Word has testified to.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO ESCAPE from what is at the door. These things ALL MUST come to pass as Almighty Gods Word has testified to (Rev. 22:20). My dear friend, have faith in Almighty God and the simplicity of His PERFECT Word (Mark 11:22, Heb. 11:1,6). Believe Him and place ALL your trust in Him for it is in Jesus Christ ALONE that there is EVERLASTING HOPE and FULL ASSURANCE (Acts 4:12, Rom. 1:16, Col. 2:2, 2 Tim. 1:12). Do your part to your fullest as an America in these last days all the while knowing that NOTHING will stop the Day of Lawlessness, the Lord Jesus glorious second coming and the establishment of His 1000 year reign in TRUTH and RIGHTEOUSNESS! Be sure to see the BIG PICTURE first my beloved then all will fall into place! The TRUTH will indeed set you free from the bondage and tyranny of Satan and his many faceted straw men, which are set up out there to distract you and to get your eye off of his arch foe, Almighty God (the Savior of the world (John 8:32, 36, 2 Cor. 4:3-4, Col 3:1-4)!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
9Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
12Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
16Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
17When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
18I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
19I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
20That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
21Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
22Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
23Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
24Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.
25I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
26Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.
27The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.
28For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.
29Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.
Beefy. Whether this is the last time remains to be seen, but the truth is that the PEOPLE have turned to lawlessness and vice, and it is reflected everywhere by decline.
Thank you for posting this article...
I found “Every straw man of Satan is to get us to look away from the REALITY of the Cross and our ETERNAL destiny.” .......so true!
The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!
If this is true, it is a serious fact, and moral duty requires me to call the attention of my fellow-citizens to it.
Life Is a Gift from God
We hold from God the gift which includes all others. This gift is life physical, intellectual, and moral life.
But life cannot maintain itself alone. The Creator of life has entrusted us with the responsibility of preserving, developing, and perfecting it. In order that we may accomplish this, He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties. And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources. By the application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them. This process is necessary in order that life may run its appointed course.
Life, faculties, production in other words, individuality, liberty, property this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
the notion of "continuity"-- that all things are interconnected. Think "the force" from Star Wars. George Lucas got that notion from American Indian mythology. He could have easily have gotten it from the Persians or Australian aborigines or Indian Braman priests or Greek poets or eskimoes or Sub-Saharan Africans or Polynesians....
the barriers between the three realms-- Divine, Human, and Nature, are very thin and permeable.
the world we perceive isn't reality; it's just a distorted reflection of what's really happening in the divine realm at the same time.
the Divine expresses itself through Nature-- that's why pantheism is prevalent, and idols are made from wood and stone and other natural materials. Those idols are not just images-- they ARE the gods who are elsewhere at the same time (mythical religions don't requrie consistency and logic as in Western thinking). What is done to idols is being done to the gods.
the practice of magic to influence the Divine ("real") realm- we can manipulate and control the gods to some exent by ceremonies and words.
the obsession with sexuality-- since the circle of life requires birth in crops and animals and humans, sexual ceremonies can influence those things to allow the practioners to profit personally. That's why prostitution in the ancient world was always controlled by the temples (e.g., Tamar was disguised as a temple prostitute when Judah went in to her- a common practice among pagans).
a low view of individuals and the gods, who are just superhumans, with the same weaknesses).
since everything is interconnected and individuals are nearly worthless, life is cheap, infanticide is rampant.The highest calling is to lose individuality and become an undistinguished part of the All.
matter is eternal, and there is an eternal, recurring cycle of death and regeneration. The wheel in the sky keeps turning. There is no utopia in the future, and all that matters is the here and now.
The gods don't care about personal integrity and there is no one concept of immoralitor ethics (what one god likes another would dislike)-- what's moral is what one can get away with without his neighbor or the government taking action against him.
This almost universal perception of reality is not suprising when you think about it. It starts with the physical world we see and extrapolates that to the divine realm, in an effort to explain and control what's happening here. Otherwise, people would feel completely impotent and subject to the whims of the gods, and that's difficult for the human psyche to accept.
Whatever someone believes the Bible religion to be, it is clearly not a myth. Some external similarities do exist, such as a flood or a resurrection story (which you'd expect from looking at nature, and especially if YHWH worship came first as it claims). The Bible religion is unique and completely opposite of every other religion in its division between God and Nature and Man; the elavation of the individual; the nature of sin; the reasons for righteousness and personal integrity; the power and perfection and holiness of a personal God and Father; a day of judgment and an end to the physical world; and a loving, transcendant God who wants a close relationship with his people and wants to save them from the imminent destruction of the physical world due to the corruption of sin. Sadly, most people don't want to hear, don't want to investigate, don't want to know our Creator. They'd rather feed thier own pride and passions and live as pagans.
. . . decline and depraved behavior, getting worse and worse . . lawlessness. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Lord will raise up a standard against him. - Look up for thy redemption draweth nigh.
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