Jun 16, 2015
We Must Change How We Think In This Warfare
Common Sense Commentary: I don't know if the author of the article below is a Christian or not, but judging by his clear, concise and analytical thinking, he probably is. He approaches the "spiritual" problem of "globalism" with a world view that is logical, spiritually correct and would restore America to its former self ... if. I say "logical" because it makes perfect sense. I say "spiritually correct" because I think it is our Christian calling to always stand against evil, resisting temptation and doing what is right even if we don't win all of these preliminary battles and it gets us killed. We are "soldiers of the cross". I said that this writer's remedy "would restore America ... "if" because it is entirely possible that the "globalism" he sees clearly as an evil thing, has a dichotomic root origin which will determine its outcome. One is the fact that America and the world may be "reaping what we sowed" (Gal.6:7) and we must pay the price. The second is that "if" this globalization is a fulfillment of the prophetic prediction that in the last days a new world order, of world unity like that of Babel, will arise, which the Antichrist will assume control of. That prophecy will come to pass sooner or later as described in Rev.13 and other scriptures. Read the entire chapter but note especially v.7 "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." This will come to pass. The question is, Is this present globalization the beginnings of the one prophesied? If it is, it cannot be reversed. But whether it can be stopped or not does not determine whether we should oppose it, stand against it, resist it and keep obeying Christ's command to never cease doing God's work ... regardless of the consequences. Jesus said in Lk.19:13, "... Occupy till I come." Winning all of the spiritual, moral battles we stand against is not the point. The point is to "stand", "withstand" and never cease to "resist" such evil (Jm.4:7) and to "occupy" our calling, in the work of Christ, til He returns. He will win the final battle. Our calling is to "stand" and "withstand" in this warfare ... not necessarily to win every battle. "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness." Eph. 6:13-14. Being right and fighting the "good fight" is sacred. Temporal success is not. Evil often wins... temporarily. We may not win this globalism battle ... but we must never give up. "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called...." 1 Tim.6:12. RB
From Personal Liberty by Brandon Smith
I was born just before the very onset of the digital era. I count myself lucky, in part, to be so deeply involved in the burgeoning of the information generation. I also count myself lucky to have seen the world without the free flow of media, because I know what to appreciate and what to be suspicious of. Many people 10 years younger than I really have no clue of the bottleneck that used to exist within our news system. Imagine if there were only three or four news websites you were able to visit daily, and all of these sites supported the same agenda. That is what life was like before the Web, and it was truly awful in many ways.