Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Globalism, and the open assault on the Christian faith


I'm not by any means an "end-times fanatic".  As a Christian, I believe that there will be a Second Coming, but it'll happen as and when God wants, not as we predict.  I'm baffled by those who claim they can predict the time of Christ's return, when Christ himself stated very clearly that "of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only".  In other words, anyone making such a prediction is calling Christ a liar - not something I'd advise . . .  Throughout history, there have been "signs and portents" that some have interpreted to foretell the Second Coming.  So far, they've all been wrong - but that hasn't deterred others from following their example.

One of the signs predicted in the New Testament has become known as the Great Apostasy.  In his Second Letter to the Thessalonians, St. Paul warns:

"... that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."

Whenever the Second Coming may occur, it's hard to read headlines like these from around the world, and not be reminded of Paul's warning.

And the latest:

From the second article above:

The post shared a series of slides elaborating on the steps of how to have a ritualized abortion ceremony as prescribed by The Satanic Temple. This included steps such as staring at one’s reflection before taking an abortion pill and saying, "One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone" ... The ritual is later concluded by declaring, "By my body, my blood; by my will, it is done."

The slides also attest one can "include as many loved ones as they’d like" in the ceremony and "light candles or even dress up — whatever makes them feel empowered."

There's more at the link - not that I recommend reading it, you understand.

To those who don't believe in God, or in the Christian perspective on God, the above probably seems unexceptional;  just another human ritual designed to give - or try to give - added meaning to an ordinary, everyday event.  However, to those of us who do believe, it seems nothing less than a calculated attempt to devise a Satanic liturgy in deliberate parody of Christian liturgy, defying and denying God and removing the Divine spark from human life.  After all, if we are not created beings in the Divine sense, where's the problem in snuffing out a human life?  Only if we give added value and meaning to humanity, namely that it was and is created by God and possesses a "divine spark" that sets it apart from animal or plant life, does destroying it take on a wholly new, sinister, evil meaning.

This is also a microcosm of what so many are trying to accomplish on a macro scale - the complete secularization of human life, devoid of any meaning or individual importance.  How many of the fawning articles about "fifteen minute cities" spare even a thought for the exercise of faith, the existence of churches, or allocating space and time for them in the midst of the otherwise utterly secular planning for this nominally utopian future?  The concept isn't important for them, so they ignore it.

This is also, ultimately, where globalism leads.  It ignores individuals, it ignores tribes or clans, it ignores nations, and subsumes all of humanity into a vision of a managed, ordered society where everyone is subject to order and discipline and there's no room for freedom, religious or otherwise.  Brandon Smith pointed out recently:

These people HATE any notion of free markets. Adam Smith’s system was drafted in direct response to the trespasses of mercantilist control. The two constructs are mutually exclusive. You cannot have free markets (or freedom) within a centralized mercantilist empire. You cannot have free markets and socialism within the same economy.

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They get to decide which companies thrive or die. They get to decide the social values of the next century. They get to dictate how the worlds resources are utilized and who is allowed access to them. And, governments will ensure that they are protected from the rage of the people should the public become wise to their hostile takeover.

The most insulting part? Anyone who criticizes or attacks this ideological invasion of our economic life will be accused of being a monster ... If you want to stop them, you must be some kind of selfish villain that values individual freedom over the common good.

The bigger question that the globalists don’t want us to ask, though, is what makes them qualified to determine the common good? Why is is assumed that they should be the arbiters of everything? Even the stagflation crisis we are facing today is a direct result of governments and central banks stepping in with trillions in fiat money to save the “too big to fail” corporations from their own disastrous practices. Why should we trust them with our social welfare, or anything else for that matter?

The globalists will respond to this argument with AI. They will say that AI is the ultimate “objective” mediator because it has no emotional or political loyalties. They will assert that AI must become the de facto decision making apparatus for human civilization. And now you see why Rothschild is so anxious to spearhead the creation of a global regulatory framework for AI – Whoever controls the functions of AI, whoever programs the software, eventually controls the world, all while using AI as a proxy. If anything goes wrong, they can simply say that it was AI that made the decision, not them.

It is the perfect shadow government; a technocratic Wizard of OZ using the smoke and mirrors of an AI puppet to rule the planet, removing all accountability and displacing all rebellion. For how can the populace argue with or revolt against a faceless algorithm floating in the digital ether?

There's more at the link.  Go read the whole thing.  It's worth your time.

That's ultimately why religious faith in general, and the Christian faith in particular, is under attack at the moment.  Such faith insists on the freedom of worship - and freedom is antithetical to the New World Order.  Hence, they want to write God out of human history, deny his very existence, and punish those who honor the divine in any way, shape or form.  That includes warping and twisting the sacredness of human life into an evil, Satanic parody of the truth.  After all, if they can render the very concepts of divinity and faith utterly risible, why bother with freedom of worship at all?  There's nothing to worship! - and that means that freedom can be restricted out of existence . . . and where one freedom can be denied, others can and will follow.

Makes you think, doesn't it?



Tregonsee said...

Having ritual for abortion feels reminiscent of the Baal/Moloch worship in the Old Testament. Looking to Psalms 1 vs 1 (NET translation)

How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand in the pathway with sinners,
or sit in the assembly of scoffers.

The ancient Greeks had a word for this, hubris. It never ends well.

lynn said...

I was born and raised in the Church of Christ here in the South (mostly Texas). Each of our churches is independent and led by an independent eldership. We do not have bishops or any central organization. As is such, we have not been subject to the LGBTQ... nonsense that many churches are fighting the battles over. We do have our own stupid battles that we fight over. But we are still dropping in number and there are many grey heads in the services, many of the young people are drifting away. Our church was 2,500+ before Covid and is 1,500 after Covid.

Society is really changing and the church is changing along with it. Many of our young people are not married (including my two kids aged 40 and 36) and do not have kids which has a great affect on people. My 40 year old son was in the USA Marine Corps for eight years, fought in Iraq for two years, and saw all of the divorces there in the enlisted and is still looking for the perfect woman. I keep on telling him there is no such person but he needs to come back to church to find her. He was engaged to a Catholic woman for a while but she broke up with him when he joined the Marine Corps in 2004.

Dave Bagwill said...

Makes one wonder what a truly Christian world would look like. It boggles the mind. How would we even approach that?

Bob G said...

You may want to read The Postman at some point. He encounters a society that uses an "AI" computer to guide them. The group bonds over the computer they work to keep going. Of course, I think you can guess what's really going on.

David Brin's a very secular guy. I spoke with him briefly at a conference, and he said he was disturbed by the fact that there were more swordsmiths now than in Medieval times. I was delighted to hear that: it's a sign of a prosperous society, where people have free time to be creative and aren't dedicating every waking hour to keeping the family fed. I think he was also troubled at the idea of more swords in the world.

This conversation happened during the semiauto ban, and before all the AR building, 80% receivers, etc. I'm sure that would have given him fits!

I'm certain the 15-minute cities advocates also don't allow for many kinds of hobbyists or craftsmen, unless we make LGTBQUERTY-celebrating pottery or write poetry about the wonders of abortion. I'm sure they'd hate the guy who fixes his own motorcycle or has a forge or chickens in the backyard.

Old NFO said...

Christianity may be the only thing that saves us...

Anonymous said...

Isaac Newton was fascinated with the riddle set forth by the prophets, Daniel and Ezekiel. He calculated the return of Christ to be in the year 2060. Who would dare argue mathematics with the man who invented calculus??

I've argued for 20 years that "democracy" has all the earmarks of the Anti-Christ described in the Bible. That thought is just too big of a thunder-clap for most people to wrap their mind around.

AuricTech Shipyards said...

"For how can the populace argue with or revolt against a faceless algorithm floating in the digital ether?"

IIRC, Frank Herbert had some thoughts on the matter.

Hamsterman said...

Re: Postman : Who will watch my foolish children now?

My ex is really into the 'Chastisement' and Padre Pio. I tag-team her so the kids can at least have a via emergency kit to go with the Holy Water, Holy Oil, Holy Salt, and the medallions blessed by an exorcist placed in the four corners of their dwellings. There is a subset of Catholic priests that are familiar with exorcism and I am wondering why their existence is becoming more common knowledge now.

Anonymous said...

After all, if we are not created beings in the Divine sense, where's the problem in snuffing out a human life? Only if we give added value and meaning to humanity, namely that it was and is created by God and possesses a "divine spark" that sets it apart from animal or plant life, does destroying it take on a wholly new, sinister, evil meaning.

I hear this as: I don't value myself [error #1], therefore I won't defend myself from attack [error #2], but I will pretend [error #3] the Flying Spaghetti Monster exists and assigned me value. I think all three are mental health problems, and they reinforce each other. I believe religion is an attempt to worldbuild a backstory underneath negative feelings which already exist.

Rich said...

It may seem a small nit picky thing, but Christianity will not and cannot save us.
Only Jesus Christ can save. This world is doomed.
We simply accept His divine offer of His life for ours and believe it is truth.
One person at a time.
1 John 2:17
17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
Stay strong in His strength brother!

Rich said...

Quoting Dawkins is a good way to get people to ignore you. Live your life. Believe what you want.
Choose God, the devil or nothing. If there's no God, no problem. You are food for the worms. If there IS a God of the bible. Your beliefs will not stand when you stand
before Him, as I believe we all will. Good luck with your belief system Mate

Aesop said...

I defer to the ontology lesson from William Of Burr:

*Language alert*

Bob NC said...

The social media hostilty and verbal abuse of believers by atheists is off the charts. I no longer respond b/c their hatred of Christians and their willngness to insult and blaspheme the God of the Bible is irrational.

It is a sign of the end of all things and the return of Christ for His church.

Besides, God doesn't need me to defend Him.

lynn said...

My preacher has stated several times that he expects to be arrested for refusing to perform a homosexual wedding some day.

Anonymous said...

Their preferred moniker is globalist. The reality is nothing short of evil which they should be called.