When I was a a new Christian, there was a deacon in my girlfriend’s (and wife-to-be) church who told me, “Jon, if God would just speak to me about my son’s death, I would know why . . .”
Background: The deacon’s son had died an early, premature death. The dad and mom outlived their son. It was, to state the obvious, horrible and sad. No Christian parent would want to outlive his/her children. He/she would want what is natural and in the normal pattern/design of the Lord.
But that was not the case with this deacon and my dear friend. His son had died and he (the deacon) did not understand why. Why had God allowed this? Wasn’t God good? Didn’t God understand parenting? Didn’t God love His Son? Why?
Contemporary Events: I read the news online today. “2023: Biden Sends Tanks to Ukraine” headlined: (https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/31/joe-biden-sends-tanks-to-ukraine-after-warning-doing-so-would-be-world-war-iii/)
And there were other headlines:
And in TN, ‘pro-trans’ gyrated in “peaceful protest.” Why? Because, per the article, they were incensed at people’s repulsion at minors’ sex change operations. On minors. Yup, that’s where we are. If you say to the god of secularism that you should not mutilate the genitals of boys and girls, well, you’re the problem. Hush up, troglodyte.
Here’s the link to that article:
Perspective/Does God Get a Say?
We are living in a time when what outrages the media is that the vast majority of sane people see gender mutilation/castration/hormone therapy/etc. for what it is: Frankesteinian gothic horror, disfigurement, abasement, cosmic treason, and reprobation.
But will God get a say?
No, not in the eyes of the world system.
But rest assured, God gets a say, world system.
As a matter of fact, He laughs. He scoffs. He holds the worldly secular system in derision.
Psalm 2 reads this way. It is, in short, what God says about the secular system:
The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed
Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Takeaway: Judas Iscariot hanged himself. His guts gushed out. He couldn’t live with himself. He denied the truth. He betrayed it. He hated it.
He was a picture of what it means to reject the truth.
It’s suicide to reject truth. It’s self-destruction. That’s what the world system begets.
People are being socially pimped to conform to insanity where black is white, where white is black, where how one feels somehow alters reality. I’m sure glad my airline pilot doesn’t fly by his feelings. That could make for a no-good, very bad day.
And yet we’re told that up is down, that we’re racists, that the 19th booster shot will really vanquish the ‘rona this time. I know it was 10 days to flatten the curve three years ago, but, come on, man.
God has spoken, you see.
He has spoken through His Word, the Scriptures, 66 books of revelation of how we should then live.
This world is an existential tilt-a-whirl because most folks are being led by mindless clowns in clownworld. Folks have bought tickets from clowns masquerading as angels of light. And as the tilt-a-whirl comes crashing down, folks deny they purchased the tickets.
It’s not that God is silent. It’s that most don’t want truth. They think judgment is just a word. And then they lament the state of things.
One might even go so far as to say that the peoples plot in vain (Psalm 2:1).