Editor’s Note: Worldviews matter. Philosophies matter. What people believe and choose to embrace has lasting effects on how they apply these beliefs in all aspects of their life. We are currently experiencing the clash of these ideas; all of which are at odds with each other and they are battling for supremacy. We cannot escape embracing a worldview. Therefore, we must discover which one holds up to the test of time. This editorial first came out back in August 2016, but it’s content is just as relevant for today’s cultural climate.
The world has always been in social turmoil, and it goes through cycles from bad to worse and even to armed conflicts, which produces a significant loss of life. The more weapons of war are perfected, the greater devastation they cause.
Only the deniers don’t see the obvious of what is unfolding in the world. Those who understand the cycles of war can see how dangerous things are; the ones who go deeper in their understanding can read the handwriting on the wall as it relates to moral decadence that causes nations collapse. In the midst of all the repeated old cyclical signs, we have the assurance from God who created all things that total control of human events are under His plan and no power can thwart them.
Jones acknowledges that the 2016 presidential election was a shift away from the left’s political dominance and that they are in full panic mode. Not just the Religious left is experiencing the setback but all the progressives /liberals / socialists and communists are also scrambling to retake control and this can best be seen in the mainstream media with all of the nonsense they are projecting as “news” with hope that they can convince the truly uninformed.
“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life if secured against all liability to account.” (Thomas Jefferson letter to A. Coray, October 31, 1823)
Much weight is on the shoulders of the nonpartisan CBO (Congressional Budget Office), and many await their prediction. The analysis measures the impact that legislative bills have on society and their comments on the health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare is also of much concern as to the impact it will have “without services that help women avert pregnancy” like Planned Parenthood. Read the analysis here.
“Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding, but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:33-34 (ESV) Should we accept juggled misinformation and compromise for the sake of big government in handling our health care? Can anyone point out ANY nation that has succeeded in its national health plans? The answer to both questions is a resounding, NO!
The political novice, President Donald J. Trump, delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017. Those who have heard the Presidential addresses to Congress for the last 40 years say Trump’s speech is one of the best in decades. I don’t go back that far, but I have heard some for a little over 30 years, and I don’t recall such a clear vision given for the future of the nation.
Are you familiar with the saying, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”? How consequential is this and how do we move from a mere saying to understanding its meaning, and above all the consequences of misunderstanding it?
As a nation, America was born ideologically polarized and, like all civilizations, she has embraced moral pluralism and multiculturalism. Now she has to deal with the interpretation of what are truth, reality, humanity, and values. The other hurdle to overcome is to ascertain whose interpretation of these is accurate. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are monotheistic, which affirm that there is only one God. Atheism, Gnosticism, and Existentialism believe the opposite of Theism, Pantheism (the belief all reality is spiritual, and the rest is an illusion), and Spiritism and Polytheism (that says nature has a spirit). We must not forget to add Postmodernism, which affirms that truth is relative. So, what do we have? We have an enormous challenge that demands a wise but firm confrontation in the world of ideas because ideas do have consequences.