Friday, July 03, 2015

THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE


I haven’t written for a little bit. I might take a long break — or not.
 
I’m not trying to be coy or provocative here. I really don’t know. I’ve had a ton of ideas swirling through my brain. But every time I try to sit down and start writing, I quickly lose steam.
 
I’m not sure why. Partly it’s because — well, what else is there to say? Berkeley is a sneak preview of hell, though most of the citizenry think they are in heaven. The country is going to hell in a hand basket. We look a whole lot more like pre-Christian, pagan Rome than we do a civilized nation. There are riots in the streets; politicians and judges who think that the Constitution is an anachronism; and an obscene amount of crime. 
  
This is what happens when a nation rejects God. This is what a country looks like when destroying babies and old people are noble rights, and teaching the Ten Commandments in school is not. All of this thinking about individual rights, versus the common good, destroyed the Roman Empire; and we may be in store for the same. 
 
Of course, I didn’t know any of this too long ago. I thought that everything was hunkie doory; that if I just had “control over my body” to do whatever I wanted with it, that I could rest securely at night. But then the bottom fell out a few years ago, and I realized that everything that I thought was wrong. It’s been a roller coaster ride since, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
 
It is a relief to finally see clearly without those delusional rose-colored glasses. But even more than this: discovering truths about this world system can lead one to Eternal Truth, the most important wisdom in the world, which is God. And then one discovers that there is no truth, no happiness, there is nada, nothing, without living one’s life with and for God. 
 
We don’t have much control over the madness that has descended upon our country. We have some: for instance, voting and trying to educate those rare, open-minded people, the few that are left. Ultimately, we know that God is control of everything and everyone.
 
What else can we do amidst the chaos? Pray, go to church, read Scripture. Don’t waste a minute before telling someone that you love him, particularly God. Send your mother a “thinking of you” card, and if she is gone, pray for her soul and remember her fondly.
Perhaps most importantly, work out your salvation, now. Things are looking pretty bleak at the moment. One never knows when the end is near — either personally or the whole world system. 
 
God bless and keep you, my friends.
 
(Hm. . .I guess that I did have something to say after all.)

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