Confusion Concerning Counterfeits
“There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies.”
The history of The Crusades (1094-1290 AD) reminds us of the ever-present attempt of the devil to destroy the church of Jesus Christ. The demonically inspired attacks of Islam were a series of battles to destroy Christianity and Judaism and seize Jerusalem. It seems that not much has changed.
Today, the attacks against the United States in the mind of Islam are actually attacks against the “The Great Satan and the Infidel” and all who will not submit to Islam and its global and religious agenda - world domination and submission to Sharia Law. The bloody history between the Crusades in the Middle East and across Europe and the impact today has been chronicled in splendid detail to describe the savage destruction upon millions of people. But “woke” revisionist historians have sought to rewrite the Islamic agenda as one of peace and blessed contribution to the world. As Napoleon reminds us, "History is fiction agreed upon."
However, we must remember that the devil is able to “walk and chew gum at the same time.” He is more than capable of conducting multiple fronts with a united purpose - to destroy the church of Jesus Christ in the United States of America. It was Antonio Gramsci, a founder of the Italian Communist Party, who wrote in his Prison Notebooks, 1929-1935:
"Any country grounded in Judeo-Christian values can’t be overthrown until those roots are cut ... Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity ... In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches, and the media by transforming the consciousness of society."
I think this man was extremely prescient and understood how to destroy not only Europe but also the United States by destroying the church of Jesus Christ. Also, infiltrate the universities - not to mention the grade schools, and use the media to accomplish this, and then weaken the church- by the demise of the importance of doctrine from the Bible and turn the church into a social club! Perfect strategy. And that is the issue. It is the devil’s strategy, and his scheme is not unknown to us.
The devil is an angel of light and a counterfeit. He confuses people by turning things around. Many Christians think that loving your neighbor validates the demand for what is today called “social justice” and conclude that the biblical response is called Socialism which actually is a satanic counterfeit. Have they ever seen what socialistic countries do to people? (I wonder why people from Communist and Socialist countries always want to come to American and not the other way around?) Ayn Rand, who was an atheist, understood that “Communism proposes to enslave men by force; Socialism – by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide."
I am not advocating for what has been termed Christian Nationalism, and I am not advancing any political candidate. But I am suggesting that, as Richard Weaver told us in 1944, “Ideas have consequences.”
And lest we forget how the devil creates confusion and corruption in the form of a counterfeit, remember we are now living in a culture that thinks homosexuality, lesbianism, and trans-genderism are not only not wrong, but actually God’s divine gift. Talk about confusion and a demonic counterfeit. (Lev. 19 & Rom. 1) And many in the church see no problem dismissing the divine world view, desiring the new world order. Remember the words of Arthur Schlesinger; “The declining faith in the supernatural has been accompanied by the rise of monstrous totalitarianism of the 20th century.”
Do not be confused. Do not believe the counterfeit. How do we do this? We listen to the sacred scripture; the inspired, infallible, and inerrant word of God.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy word.
With all my heart I have sought Thee; Do not let me wander from Thy commandments.
Thy word I have treasured in my heart that I may not sin against Thee.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness…
1 Chronicles 12:32
The sons of Issachar, were men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do…
The sacred scriptures, now as always, hold the answers for life for such a time as this.
Serving Him with you
until He comes for us,