Sunday, April 3, 2011

"Has America Embraced the Spirit of Anti-Christ?"

That's the title of a recent commentary as found in Canada Free Press and it is definitely thought-provoking:

Has America Embraced the Spirit of Anti-Christ?

This essay is written for all principled free-thinkers, not just Believers. It examines the terrible impact on society of apostasy, symbolized by deviation from the biblical model in the American family structure over the past 50 years.

This illustrates the devastating results of widespread heresy.

Americans have abandoned their ancestral faith and practice, a subject affecting all persons, including the indifferent and non-religious. Therefore we can say a spirit of anti-Christ is unleashed.

This is not to be confused with “The Beast” of Revelations whom many believe will come to establish an infernal kingdom on earth before the end of times. Instead, this general spirit opposes Bible teaching, contradicting the doctrines of Jesus and the Apostles

That's quite an introduction. If true, what are the ramifications?
We can look to Europe, who has been ahead of us (not by much) in terms of contradicting the doctrines of Jesus and the Apostles:

Yet, today Europe is caught in a deep funk, not sure what it believes about religion, economics, or even freedom. France and other states are resisting takeover by Muslims while trying to understand what the first European Islamic state would resemble, especially regarding liberty.

Much of the problem here is caused by brainless liberal automatons who relentlessly attack larger families, lampoon the church and marriage, and hate all traditional beliefs. America is not far behind these suicide illiterates in rejection of the West’s sublime faith and glorious past. But we must all stand up now and defend our Christian institutions which served us so well for so long, and actually created the modern world.

"Anti-Christian Family Planning"? What is that all about?

There have been a number of changes in government policy and private habits over the last 50 years which have drastically impacted the quality of life in America for the worse. None have had a more dire impact than the destruction of the traditional family. Writes Slate:

There have been a number of changes in government policy and private habits over the last 50 years which have drastically impacted the quality of life in America for the worse. None have had a more dire impact than the destruction of the traditional family. Writes Slate:

In the last 50 years, there has been an extraordinary decoupling of marriage and procreation. In 1960 about 5 percent of births were to unwed mothers; that figure is now a record high of nearly 40 percent.

Does it matter?

The Bible is quite clear on the centrality of marriage in God’s creation, made obvious by a few examples. First, Adam and Eve become one flesh in paradise before any sin occurs. Second, we see that God gives marriage the ultimate blessing by comparing Christ’s relationship with the church to a wedding of a bride and groom. Third, God and Jesus both explicitly defend marriage.

Now consider the resultant folly of loosening human marriage via: no-fault divorces, abortion, cohabitation, remarriage and multiple-partner families, casual affairs, bastard offspring, and now gay marriage and even polygamy. The NY Times wrote in 2009:

Unmarried mothers gave birth to 4 out of every 10 babies born in the United States in 2007, a share that is increasing rapidly both here and abroad… First, the entrance of every child into society was once prepared by their complete family. Now, for example for African American births, that happens about 25% of the time

Now, just take a look at these statistics:

So what is the real impact of the breakup of the family? The following statistics will cast a light on the true cost of turning our back on traditional marriage.

- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.—[U. S. D.H.H.S. Bureau of the Census]
- 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes; 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.—[Center for Disease Control]
- 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes.—[Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 14 p. 403-26]
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.—[National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools]
- 70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes.—[U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept., 1988]
- 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home. —[Fulton County Georgia Jail Populations and Texas Dept. of Corrections, 1992]
- 40% of children in America do not live with their fathers.—[US News and World Report, February 27, 1995, p.39]

What does this mean? Children from fatherless homes are:

4.6 times more likely to commit suicide; 6.6 times to become teenaged mothers; 24.3 times more likely to run away; 15.3 times more likely to have behavioral disorders; 6.3 times more likely to be in a state-operated institutions; 10.8 times more likely to commit rape; 6.6 times more likely to drop out of school; 15.3 times more likely to end up in prison while a teenager.—(Calculation above assumes 27% of children in care of single mothers.)
And—compared to children who are in the care of two biological, married parents—children who are in the care of single mothers are:

33 times more likely to be seriously abused (so that they will require medical attention); and 73 times more likely to be killed.—[”Marriage: The Safest Place for Women and Children”, by Patrick F. Fagan and Kirk A. Johnson, Ph.D. Backgrounder #1535.]

Shocking numbers. Period. And most of these numbers have been created by government policies too long and complex to even begin to cite - but keep in mind that in 1960 (before such policies came into existence), only 5% of births were to unwed mothers.

In conclusion:

The spirit of anti-Christ is now strong across America, and growing daily in countless areas, such as government, economics, art, politics, religious liberty, and many others. Yet, consider this statement on apostasy:

The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matt13:41-42)

Whether Christian or atheist, we must admit the collapse of the family creates enormous social, financial, and emotional problems, which only increase over time. So to fight against fatherlessness is to battle for common sense, itself.

If the Bible is really all that separates us from barbarianism, as some historians have written—then we better stand up and fight for our classic institutions as if our very lives depended upon it, because they do.

One can debate this topic all day, but the numbers don't lie. We see what our current culture has created and it isn't a pretty sight.

What does God think of human government?
All one has to do is read Daniel 2 - where the statue represents the various human governments who have ruled over Israel, but also serves as a representation of all human government:

"In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it itself will endure forever." (Daniel 2:44)

In other words, when Jesus comes back to the earth at the Second Coming, He will establish His kingdom which "will never be destroyed" and it will NEVER "be left to another people". Thank God. The end of human government once and for all. Jesus' kingdom on earth, once established will "crush all those (human) kingdoms and bring them ALL to an end." (parens and caps mine).

Only Jesus' kingdom is worth living in. Human kingdoms have ALWAYS proven to be failures and the current human established governments around the world have proven that time and time again.

Only Jesus will bring true peace and true justice. Only Jesus and Jesus only.

Fortunately, its coming soon.


Anonymous said...

i love the beauty and majesty of nature God created! But I am so saddened by all the pain and sufferingin this world. I cant imagine trying to grow up in the current world. Im not even sure how the Lord is going to be able to judge these poor kids who never had a chance to know him. All they have seen is perversion and greed. it breaks my heart into a thousand pieces. My own grown daughters even seem to hate the Lord so much. I'm not even allowed to see my granchildren because I believe. My daughter is being sucked into Nation of Islam which is ten times worse than "normal" Islam if that is even possible. And i see kids all the time being told there is no God. Oh how the scriptures are coming to pass more and more each day! The word of the Lord is always TRUE! Maranatha! -ally

Scott said...

I'm so sorry to hear that ally - but I know you'll have my prayers and the prayers of everybody on this board.

I guess Jesus summed it up when He said "and you will be hated by all the nations because of me. At that time, many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other." (Matt 24:10).

Expected Imminently said...

Dearest Ally
I am in a similar situation; I am banned from my sons home and from contacting my three grandchildren. He has become Purpose Driven and frankly 'crazed'. He is really a deeply troubled man that I couldn't stop loving and praying for if I wanted to.

I can't help wondering where all my tears come from? Or how I am still living with a badly crushed heart - Jesus is Lord!

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Romans 8:28 "And we know that ALL things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

God bless you with His peace.

Anonymous said...

I think the problem with people today is they don't understand love. They think love is all about sexual desire and not about personal affection. That's why there's so many divorces and teenage pregnancies. Because they think love is just sexual attraction. Then, when they can no longer "please" them, they leave, no linger caring about the partner or the child. That isn't love. That's lust. But in our society, the media, books, songs etc. Make them look like one and the same. It's really too bad.

Anonymous said...

Salaam to all sisters and brothers, may ALLAH bless you all with his awesome glory,
i can only say that its not too late, embrace ISLAM and ask for forgiveness as he is the most merciful and he is the most forgiving! stop cheating yourselves and come unto him, the almighty, the all loving ALLAH SUBHAAHNA TAHLA!
ahmed jawed khan pathaan.