I’m going to step outside the box here and analyze a few things. I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus and I do my best to live according to His teachings and to instruct others to do the same. I also believe that He is coming back. This is a dangerous belief to hold onto today, and many intelligent people will not hesitate to label this belief as irrational. Furthermore, I believe that when Jesus comes back it will be as a rescue mission, because He also predicted that when He comes back the world will be in the iron grip of the greatest evil power in history.
So how do we get from HERE to THERE? Today most Christians live in freedom and live their comfortable lives integrated within civilized society. Yet there will come a day when Christians are labelled as evil and anti-social. How will history evolve from where we are today, to a place in the future where basic Christian beliefs are considered irrational, dangerous, and evil, and Christians are persecuted and ejected from mainstream society?
What I propose is that Islam is a test case for what eventually will be undertaken against Christianity. Muslims hold on to many beliefs that outsiders consider irrational. Muslims label as “evil” what many do not see as “evil.” There is even a vocal and passionate minority of Muslims willing to engage in violence to confront what they perceive as evil, and they call this “standing up for what is right”. When this happens the rest of the world reacts in horror. Everyone justly condemns these acts, but many go on to condemn the very religion that birthed such acts. In this way the acts of a few are used as justification for a wholesale condemnation of the many.
There are a few Christians in high places of power and influence (in the media, in the government and in the pulpit) who are actually the most passionate in their condemnation of Islam. They even go against the teachings of their founder (Jesus) in calling for acts of revenge, and they passionately campaign for military and judicial action to “stop the spread of Islam.” What will happen if this campaign gathers strong support? What if our global community that is based on the pillars of capitalism and democracy actually comes together in an attempt to violently subdue the religion of Islam? Regardless of whether or not this attempt is successful, can we expect that this violent campaign against Islam would stop there? What will be next on the agenda? What will be the next great irrational evil on the radar screen, preventing human prosperity, unity, and collective evolution?
There are many things out there that Christians label as “evil” which the world no longer sees as evil. For now Christians seem to be comfortable because many of us still rule from high places over the many “mountains” of human society. But what happens if we continue to steadily lose our grip on power? What happens when the “Josephs” and the “Daniels” are ejected from the courts of Babylon? What happens when our insiders are turned into outsiders? And what will happen when a vocal minority of Christians respond to this alarming shift by using violence and revenge as an outlet for their fears? Many will look at Christianity as “irrational” and as a seedbed for “barbarism,” and use the actions of an unstable minority to justify judicial and military action against the whole.
The drumbeat of progress continues on. Collectively we are building the New World Order and it is based on the principles of capitalism and democracy, with the rule of law guaranteeing our “freedoms.” But throughout the world this “rule of law” is upheld by a bigger and bigger iron fist, and the “freedom” that it is protecting is proving to be an illusion. The capitalism that was once controlled to bring widespread prosperity is now being channeled to enrich the few at the expense of the many. The democracy that claims to offer political freedom and self-representation to everyone is turning into a melee of special interests fighting among themselves for the scraps falling off the table of the 1%. We are all trained to absolutely love capitalism but everyone’s biggest anxiety is their own financial future. We are all trained to love democracy but we all collectively hate the very politicians that we have chosen to represent us.
Yet in the face of this, the collective human imagination has gone blank, because we believe that we have arrived at an end-point to history, and that there truly is no other better way to live. Those who propose socialism over capitalism are met with a chorus of boos! We have tried that, and it didn’t work! Those who propose anything other than democracy are similarly dismissed as enemies of human freedom itself! We have truly arrived at the pinnacle of human society, and everything that resists our new social order must be beaten down into submission. Today the greatest threat to our global society seems to be Islam, as supposedly demonstrated by the few “true believers” willing to kill and die for their prophet. But Islam is not the only threat to our social order…
Looking forward we must ask ourselves as Christians, what will happen when the crosshairs of the Beast’s merciless killing machine re-focus on those who claim to follow Jesus? Many Christians will be willing to KILL in the name of Jesus, to respond to evil with evil, and to subdue their enemies for the sake of their own safety. What will stop the violent acts of these “extremist” Christians (whose voices are probably heard the loudest even today!) from being used as a catalyst to justify global repression of all Christians? The stage is being set and it does not look good if viewed from a carnal human perspective. Yet as the darkness increases the true light will shine the brightest, and the greatest challenge at the end of the age will prove to be our greatest opportunity!
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9
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