Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, that great Russian historian and philosopher, said when people asked him what was “…the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: ‘Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.’”
He had heard older people say it. Then he lived through it. He was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and Communism.
Another Russian author wrote a book “The Brothers Karamazov”. In it the character Ivan Karamazov said “if there is no God, everything is permitted.”
And so all things that are about God and the Bible have been removed from our schools and universities, our work places, the public squares, the town halls, and even our military. Is there any wonder why we are seeing what is happening? The excuses put forth as social justice against “police brutality, racial inequality,” are only covers, facades put in place to gain some kind of public empathy while actions are taken to destroy law and order.
Attorney Chris Banescu, a contributor to Orthodoxy Today, wrote on July 18, 2011:
“As a survivor of the Communist Holocaust I am horrified to witness how my beloved America is gradually being transformed where communist ideals are glorified while God has been progressively erased from our public and educational institutions. Those of us who have experienced and witnessed first-hand the atrocities and terror of communism understand fully why such evil takes root, how it grows and deceives, and the kind of hell it will ultimately unleash … Godlessness is always the first step towards tyranny and oppression!”
William Holmes McGuffey warned in his “Newly Revised Rhetorical Guide,” 1853 “If you can induce a community to doubt the authenticity of the Scriptures you have broken down the barriers of moral virtue and hoisted the flood-gates of immorality and crime.”
There is no morality in people who loot, burn, destroy, maim, and murder, nor is it morally right to allow them to continue without being held responsible.
Phil Robertson wrote in his book “The Theft of America’s Soul” the first lie that American’s have started believing is that God is dead. And if God is dead, there is no devil (another lie), no heaven, no hell, no eternal afterlife.
The amazing thing to me (perhaps it shouldn’t be) is how some elected officials pretend to be “religious” and they put on a mask of piety and humility when they need to present a good public presence. Like the Pharisees whom Jesus called a “brood of vipers,” so are too, too, many elected officials.
With the announcement of President Trump contracting COVID-19, the true nature of many is being exposed as they gleefully celebrate that news, and at the top of the list is the socialist liberals who want to overthrow this country , and second is the mainstream media, who are already puffing about the “order of replacement” of the president, ending with their wish for Speaker Pelosi to be inserted into the White House.
But we have a message for them and for the country: Whatever happens, win, lose, or die, whoever ends up in the White House remains responsible to God first, then to Americans. If they deny that, or simply don’t recognize the truth of that responsibility, that will be to their great detriment.
We have a Message of Hope, given to us by our Creator, the same Creator who gives us “unalienable rights” and has up to now blessed this country in great and wondrous ways. And though this country may fall, this government may change, our Creator, our God, does not change.
13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. – 1 Peter 1
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
–-1 Thessalonians 4