The U. S. election for President has the world watching. This year, there are distinct lines that have been (poetically speaking) drawn in the sand—perhaps, like never before. But, differences have always been a part of the American political election process. So what makes this election so watch worthy—Millennials and Generation Z. Their perception of how their country should go forth from 2021 and beyond, is sometimes vastly different from previous generations.
On one side there are young Americans who deeply love their country. As the song puts it, they are proud to be American, where at least they know they′re free. They love their Constitution, the rule of law, respect officers of the law (in fact they are very thankful for them), and enjoy the right to live in peace while providing and protecting their family and homes.
On another side are young Americans who, may admit they love their country, but are ashamed for their country′s past sins—they are not proud to be Americans. These youths desire to change the rule of law—if violence or aggression works to achieve that change, then it is worth it. And yet, there are other groups.
There are those who vote the way their parents have always voted, or those who vote the way others tell them to vote—they are not interested in the political process and/or they are way too busy to care. Then there are those who, in the springtime of their life, hate the United States. Their schooling has taught them to hate the way the country was established. Their history books, mostly concur, that the Founding Fathers were a group of white, bigoted, hypocritical slave holders. These feisty Americans desire to erase American history while destroying its past. They hate their fellow countrymen—reasons varying depending on whom you ask. They hate authority, justice and the American way. The Scriptures put it another way. Some people have such a proud look, they look down on others. Some people have teeth like swords, their words hurt people. They want to consume the poor from the earth and the needy from humanity-ref Pr 30:13, 14 (Expanded Bible). They are a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God-Ps 78:8. They do not love their neighbor as themselves and they do not cherish God. Fact be, they hate the thought of God and those who think on Him. In their violent rages they destroy property, other peoples′ livelihood and even human life itself. They also want change. What is this change that so many young Americans want?
Most young people want a hope for the future—but, they are listening to the wrong voices. They listen to people who tell them, “others” are the problem and those “others” must be made extinct so that the world would be a better place to live. They listen to a social media who contribute to divisiveness; while following people who breath out the spirit of conflict and lies. And those voices (wickedness in high places) are looking for a revolution. America started with one set of ideas by which to govern, and those ideas, as expressed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, are based on Biblical teachings—which have reigned supreme for over 240 years. However, over the last 80 or so years, those ideas have been under fire by those who support change. A change that includes the toppling of the U.S. government, as we know it. In a 2019 poll from the victimsofcommunism.org, only 57% of Millennials (compared to 94% of the Silent (also known as the WW2 or greatest) Generation), believe the Declaration of Independence better guarantees freedom and equality over the Communist Manifesto. (The Communist Manifesto was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848. The work is the choice among educators when teaching on human societies, their interactions, and the processes that preserve and change them—better known as sociology. It is also the foundation for critiques of the capitalist system. The manifesto calls for social, economic, and political change. It seeks to turn the working class into a united class with unified class interests. It seeks to overthrow the ruling class, and to seize and redistribute political power. The key to doing this is by abolishing private property. This they call equality and promote democracy, which is far different than the republican government set up by Americas Founding Fathers.) About 22% of Millennials believe that “society would be better if all private property was abolished,” compared to 1% of the Silent Generation. And communism is viewed favorably by 36% of Millennials, which has increased from last year. Also, 50% of Millennials say they are somewhat likely, and 20% of Millennials say they are extremely likely, to vote for a socialist candidate. (Read our 4/8/19 blog, Explanation of NATO, for more info on how the Socialist/Communist moved into Russia (http://end-time.com/archive-post/2019-blogs/index-04.html).
As we can learn from our mistakes, which often we do not, unadulterated history is of the utmost importance to learn. Case in point, the first ever nationwide survey on Holocaust knowledge and awareness among Millennials and Generation Z was completed this year. The firm, Schoen Cooperman Research team found that 12% of U.S. Millennials and Generation Z agreed they had never heard of the word “Holocaust” before; 15% believed it was acceptable for people to have neo‐Nazi views; 10% did not know if the Holocaust had ever happen, or were not sure; 63% did not know that six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust; 11% believed the Jews caused the Holocaust; and, 49% have seen Holocaust denial, or distortion posts on social media, or elsewhere on‐line. Read the survey for yourself.
So, how does all this pertain to the Bible? As anti‐Semitism is a latter day prophecy, this poll is very significant. Many young people have educators who do not esteem Biblical values—therefore they teach ideas contrary to the truth. Remember, in the book of Acts, it was the learned people who stoned Stephen. It is written, And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people. But some men from what was called the Synagogue (older versions call this a college) of the Freedmen,…rose up and argued with Stephen. But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.” And they stirred up the people…and they came up to him and dragged him away and brought him before the Council (leaders). They put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law; for we have heard him…”‐Acts 6:8‐14 (NASB).
Many young people, especially those raised in the church are fulfilling many latter Scriptures. It is written, But the (Holy) Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away (depart) from the faith, paying attention to (occupying themselves with) deceitful spirits (deceiving spirits) and doctrines of demons (rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry‐1 Sam 15:23)‐ref 1 Tim 4:1 KJV + EXB. Such teachings come from the false words (through the hypocrisy) of liars whose consciences are destroyed (seared; or branded) as if by a hot iron‐1 Tim 4:2 EXB. And as these are not the days of sorrows, the Tribulation, there will be birth pangs of people betraying one another, and hating one another‐ref Mt 24:10. Jesus warned His disciples, Take heed that no man deceive you‐Mt 24:4. Also, Take care what you listen to‐Mk 4:24 (NASB).
So, what manner of persons ought ye to be? Living Godly and holy lives‐ref 2 Pet 3:11. Loving your enemies‐ref Mt 5:43‐48, Lk 6:27, Romans 12:18‐21. And above all you must not only wear, but know how to use your spiritual weapons. The Scriptures say, Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole amour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole amour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth (the quality of being honest and trustworthy), and having on the breastplate of righteousness (having a heart to obey the Gospel‐ref Deu 6:25); And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (be ready to suffer all things for the Gospel′s sake); Above all, taking the shield of faith (faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God‐ref Rom 10:17), wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts (thoughts and emotions) of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation (salvation purchased by Jesus Christ), and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints‐Eph 6:10‐18.
Have you spent time with Jesus today, reading and studying His Word? Did you have time to chat or text your friends?—and yet you expect Jesus to receive you when you either die or the Rapture happens? If you do not make time for Jesus, when you least expect it, He will say to you, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity-ref Mt 7:23. Stop what you are doing and read and obey your Bible—your eternity depends on it.
The Geneva Bible A Facsimile Of The 1560 Edition, Hendrickson Publishers copyright 2007, Fourth printing June 2011. new testament p. 57.
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