What’s Going On? — Lord Help Us
By: Jim Ferris
Starting with the Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious gun running fiasco, Lois Lerner’s blocking conservative organization applications for non-profit status, then the NSA’s data gathering of private citizens, then Benghazi, then Hillary’s illegal email server, then her ‘paid for’ fake dossier, then Hunter Biden’s laptop, then calling January 6th an insurrection, now the Mar-a-Lago raid and you wonder why Americans don’t trust government??? As an infamous politician would say – Come on, man!
Let’s note a slew other current phenomenon that would come under the description of being totally lacking science, decency, ethics, and common sense:
There are 57 or more different gender identities. Even the American Medical Association advises doctors not to specify a newborn’s gender on their birth certificate – I guess they lost the ability to discern an infant’s gender. If your dog has pups, do we wait till each pup chooses which gender they identify with before we make the grave error of assigning a poorly cited biological gender?
Preschoolers have the maturity and wisdom to determine where they fall in this vast spectrum of gender identities and parents better seek gender transitioning health care or face having their child taken from them. Think I’m kidding – look it up.
Men can give birth. Show me just one man that has given birth and I will call them a birthing person.
Sexually explicit children’s books can be made available to your children in our public libraries. Yes, here in Payson. But don’t say anything about it or the LBGTQ+52 will come after you and you will have no (well, maybe one) allies.
If you go fishing without a license, you can be arrested, but if you enter our country illegally you get special social benefits (food stamps, money, free healthcare, free housing, and free transportation). These are benefits that your own children are not entitled to receive even though your taxes provide all these benefits for illegals – yes, illegals.
You must show an ID to board a plane, cash a check, buy alcohol, check out a library book, but you do not have to show an ID to vote for our government leaders.
The CDC and NIH can lie to us for two years, but if you don’t take their fraudulent vaccine, you are kicked out of the military. And if you disagree with their lies you will be kicked off social media – cancelled! Just shut up and be compliant and obedient.
If you sneak across our border as a military aged, camouflaged ninja looking warrior, you are an asylum seeker. If you are a white male conservative standing on the Capital grounds, you are hunted down and arrested by a swat team, thrown into jail indefinitely with no bail, no trial. You are an insurrectionist. This is totalitarianism.
Researchers at Boston University added a spike protein from the Omicron variant with the original Wuhan strain, which has an 80% kill rate. Fauci’s dream come true – population reduction. How does that make you feel about your children’s and your grandchildren’s future?
We are edging ever closer to nuclear holocaust. We have even lost our sensitivity to the horrors of a nuclear disaster. The greenies were all concerned about a nuclear environmental disaster when Trump was coming into office, but it is OK as long as it is Biden’s policies creating natural disasters.
More Christians are persecuted globally than any other group. We’ve labeled haters of certain groups as anti-zionists, homophobic, Islamophobic, but what are Christian haters called – Christainphobes? There’s no term for Christian haters. Why is that? Could it be that it is acceptable to hate Christians?
Reconcile this for me. I’m distracted as I drive down the road and miss an obscure stop sign. I hit another car driven by a pregnant woman in the intersection. She had some bumps and bruises but tragically she loses her unborn child. I will most likely be charged with reckless homicide. She was on her way to Planned Parenthood to have the baby aborted but I’m charged with reckless homicide????
How did we get here? Do you really believe the secular progressives, and woke leftist are really the answer? Or do you mistakenly believe that Christian conservatives created all our problems?
Our only answer is in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We got where we are today by walking away from Him. There are many believers that would say the same thing I just said. We could explain how we came to this realization (new birth) in so many ways. We could use science, human history, irrefutable truths in Scripture, or our personal testimonies, but if you are inclined to worship people or idols or find it is more gratifying playing God yourself, then there is little to nothing I or anyone could say to open your hearts to spiritual things. There are a lot of things regarding the realities of the physical world that people could say to you, and you would not believe, so how will you believe things of the Spirit, the unseen?
I find it very discouraging when people are so dismissive and accepting of actions and behaviors that I perceive as evil. If I went to a public high school and asked an auditorium of Juniors and Seniors to raise their hands if they think that man is naturally good, I would expect most all hands would go up — this is sad. If I went into a Christian school where students were properly taught the tenets of their faith, very few hands would go up. And my friends, that is the critical difference in self-awareness and self-perception.
If people are naturally good as taught in secular schools, then it would follow that students actions would always be altruistic and life supporting of others. And if a student behaves in a disrespectful and harmful way towards others then there must have been something negative in their environment that caused them to behave in a negative way – they’re not responsible. And there’s no expectation of accountability. Therefore all we need to do is create a pure petri dish for children to develop and we have created Utopia – Hurray! We as enlightened humans can socially engineer this outcome. We don’t need God!
However, if we understand that man is fallen and the “intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth,” (Genesis 8:21) then we need to instruct, discipline, and model what is good and acceptable to God. By what authority are we to discern what is good and evil? The Bible. Certainly not by feelings. What do you believe would produce a better person – someone that desires to please Jesus or someone that is taught their feelings are of the upmost importance and should be followed their own feelings?
Seriously. They’re only a handful of people in this world that care about your feelings – several family members and maybe a close friend. Your therapist may care also because they don’t want to lose you as a client. The other 7 billion people in the world just don’t care. But they do care how you behave. Behavior is everything. We push self-esteem to the exclusion of self-discipline; feelings over behavior; diversity over right and wrong.
Look, I believe very strongly that if we, this nation, are not a God-centered people, then we will continue to decay just as Israel did in the Old Testament when they repeatedly abandoned God. Many Leftist (Democrats) want to pretend that our founding fathers were not men rooted in the Judeo-Christian faith and that their faith had little to do with the creation of our nation and the Constitution. But any serious and HONEST early American historian knows how influential their faith was in creating this nation. The founders escaped the oppression they experienced from tyrannical governments and were cautious not to create a government with the same power of oppression they had fled from in Europe. We are ignoring the oppressive power of our government and seem to be oblivious to what the government is doing causing the gradual loss of our liberties.
I also believe current human nature yearns to be taken care of more than yearning for liberty. “If we give up Liberty for Security, we deserve neither and will lose both” Ben Franklin. Liberty is a value that needs to be taught and we are not teaching this value to our youth. When we have several generations that no longer possess this precious and learned value, it will be lost. The Founders rightfully named it the ‘Liberty Bell’ not the ‘equity bell’.
And as we look back at all the insane things we listed above and are shocked at what we are experiencing every day; we know in our gut that we are headed toward tyranny. Scripture tells us that Wisdom begins with the fear of God. If you don’t fear God, then you better fear government. It is big God – little government; or big Government – little god. It’s your choice but we don’t have much time.
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