Spiritual Cultural and Political Corruption Point To Approaching Judgment

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April 2024

   To many observers, our Southern border policy is wrong-headed allowing entry to many saboteurs, drug dealers, jihadists, and violent criminals. Our Afghanistan withdrawal was a fiasco as well as a military defeat in the eyes of radical Islamists; and the Biden administration’s desire to raise the national debt to $51 trillion from its present insane $33 trillion will only result in the destabilization and devaluation of our money. Looking for bargains when shopping for groceries will become futile.

   Regarding the immigration debacle, Nick Miroff reported in the Texas Tribune that one frustrated ICE official said that “they are abolishing ICE without abolishing ICE.” And, regarding Afghanistan being returned with billions of dollars of equipment to the Taliban and their Al-Qaeda pals, the Joint Chiefs all said to Congress that their memoranda recommended that 2,500 soldiers be left in Afghanistan as we transitioned out, but none would affirm that he actually said those words to the President. Each of those sycophants said they would not repeat their actual conversations with the President. It is embarrassing for any ethical citizen to hear these words of equivocation.

   The citizen may get the impression from the above lies, mistakes, and equivocations that the Democrat Party in Congress and the executive branch are unwise, incompetent, or excessively ideological. However, this writer believes that the intent of the majority party and of our President as well as many Republicans is to sabotage the U.S.A., to destroy our stability and economic viability, to weaken our military to the point that it becomes ineffectual, to produce social chaos and instability within our borders, and to disrupt the prosperity of the vast majority of the citizens.

   In these ways, the poor will become poorer, the middle class will sink into poverty, and the rich, laughing all the way to the bank, will be regularly kissing the “elbows” of the Democrats and Republicans with bribes of money and gifts. The disrupted lives of the citizens will breed fear, mutual distrust (breakdown of community – already begun with remote learning and remote workplaces), and a vulnerability that makes our society more susceptible to tyrannical rule. Freedom will be increasingly suppressed, and, in many areas of the country, it seems likely that martial law will be invoked.

   This picture of the purposeful decline of the U.S.A. is paralleled in the New Testament by the fall of Babylon. “Babylon” can be a symbol of a great society, or a powerful nation or consortium of nations, or of an empire that collapses as part of the judgment of God because of its wickedness. It does not have to be a one-time event.  The fall of Rome in the 5th century was a fall of Babylon. The Holy Roman Empire, established in the 9th century, also disintegrated. The Spanish Empire was extensive, but after the Spanish fleet was destroyed as it mobilized to attack Great Britain, the glory of Spain throughout the world began to fade. By the 19th century, Spanish control of South America began to wane, and by 1901, the Spanish presence in North and South America as well as in the Philippines was part of the past. That was another fall of Babylon.

   America is the latest Babylon attempting to be the protector of the entire world and by our marketing, military might, and commercial genius, to dominate the world. Yet, this article would proclaim that the time of our diminishment and destruction as a modern Babylon has come. The leaders of our country are dismantling the country. We are not merely seeing some unwise policies being implemented or advanced. We are imploding.

   What are some indications that America is a Babylon and that we are falling?

   Rapprochement with the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC). Instead of continuing our resistance to communism as an ideology, the PRC was allowed to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the 1990s despite China’s criminal and perverse political, social, and economic policies. This admission to the WTO was to allow multinational companies and U.S. companies to take advantage of China’s cheap labor for purposes of manufacturing and also to have access to the largest national market in the world. American free market and constitutional liberalism were compromised for the so-called win-win economic potential of letting China be a partner in trade and enjoying Most Favored Nation status for many goods.

   Hubris and Self-Glorification. Here we see the greed and arrogance of American self-indulgence. Women are killing their unborn children because they want to avoid the economic burdens of raising a child or will have less time to enjoy their lives. Those “unwanted pregnancies” are paying the price for their own lack of self-control. Sixty million dead is bringing the wrath of Almighty God on this country. Women are destroying the progeny with the encouragement of government which is not only weakening the family, but is undermining the tax base, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the military, and the hope that new life always brings into peoples’ lives. Our updated Moloch worship is a gross sin in the eyes of Almighty God.

   The de-criminalization of homosexuality in Lawrence v. Texas in 2003 and the legalization of homosexual marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges only 12 years later in 2015 not only were attempts to remove any stigma or issue of sin from this behavior. They were defiant acts of a society shaking its fist in the face of Almighty God. Are we really surprised that so many churches are hemorrhaging their membership? Are we surprised that churches are trying to become more “entertaining” to the attendees? Even in the 1960s, churches started to initiate coffee house atmospheres, and that’s when guitars and informality became more acceptable. Sin was beginning to upsurge in our culture with the Hippie movement and the upsurge in “free love” and drug use, but in 2015 with Obergefell we passed the point of no return.

   A Smokey Demise. Although the collapse of a society does not have to be a one- time event, the judgment on Babylon may come suddenly and leave little or no room for rebuilding.  “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her when they see the smoke of her burning.” (Revelation 9:1) The New Testament is clear…there will be many signs of Babylon’s demise, but the coup de grâce will be a burning, a hellish event that will be the culmination of the projected decline. Our present leadership’s poor administration is bringing about a radical decline in the order of society, of our wealth, and our moral stability. But the culmination of this process of destruction is a fiery event that is uniquely destructive. Perhaps this will be some kind of nuclear event that will seal the permanent non-recovery of our declining society? Revelation 18 reveals that “in one hour Babylon is burning” and “in one hour she is made desolate.”

   We can only pray for mercy in the midst of this socio-political debacle and show compassion for our fellow suffering citizens as we find ourselves radically sinking.

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