A Decade in Review

As the 2010-2019 decade fizzled out, our country’s great decline, in defiance of God’s word and in honor of Satan, was quite evident to us all. Especially recently, America’s wantonness was remarkably on display in unprecedented ways. The first openly homosexual presidential candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, launched his bid for the presidency with significant support from the Democratic party. Celebrated quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees, appeared in an advertisement for a Christian organization called, Focus on the Family, and later denounced the same organization on Twitter after receiving criticism from anti-Christian groups. Chick-Fil-A, famous for standing up in support of Christian values earlier in the decade, suddenly withdrew their support for Christian organizations and began donating to radical, left-wing causes. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, portrayed the first incident of homosexual activity in a mainstream children’s film. The Hallmark Channel removed an ad which showed two women kissing and being “married” and, then, reinstated the same ad after complaints from Ellen DeGeneres and other homosexual media figures. Hallmark also announced plans to include gay romance films in the near future. Netflix depicted Jesus as a homosexual and his mother, Mary, as a drug user, in a Christmas comedy special released by the streaming service. downthepipesAmerican cultural elites have successfully flushed everything this country once stood for down the toilet, by their ingratitude and disrespect for our heritage of faith and godly virtues. Of course, many of these disturbing developments would have been impossible without changes which paved the way. For a number of years, Satan’s handiwork has been evident among the American populace. The legalization of same sex “marriage”, the targeting of Christian organizations by government and media, schools across the nation pushing sexual deviancy, transgenderism in children’s cartoons, the demonization and disparagement of traditional gender roles, (along with utter scorn for the family unit), and the infiltration of the legal system to rewrite morality, persecute Christians, favor perverts, and police free speech. The feminist movement has been superseded by the “woke culture” of the present era. How did we get to this point of Sodomite dominance? Why are so many Christians tolerating these attacks on God’s truth, and even promoting what he hates?

This world has made it clear that they seek to vilify, ostracize and destroy believers in Christ. It will continue into the next decade as they carry out their war on Christ and his Church. They will stop at nothing in their obedience to Satan. So, what shall we do? Ephesians 5:11 states, “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” (ESV). Let us refuse to watch these programs or participate with those who do. Secondly, let us speak out against all ungodliness. We are not of the world, just as he is not of the world (Jn. 17:16). Those who are of the world will heartily speak this world’s evil perspective, but we speak truth and shine its light upon every “spirit of error” (1 Jn. 4:5 & 6). Of course, the enemy hates the truth and seeks to silence those who believe it, even right here in the U.S.A. We must understand that he will not suddenly give up his grip on this nation and it will not get any better unless the Lord comes to this earth and personally destroys Satan’s evil works by the word of his power (cf. 2 Thess. 2:8; Rev. 19:15). That Day cannot come until after the Holy Spirit is taken out of the way and the Church is caught up to be with Christ. In other words, it has to get worse before it gets any better. Protests and boycotts of certain brands, television shows, movies, or political parties, may or may not be effective to bring some changes, but it is important that we support what pleases God and refuse to support what angers him. Will the people of this nation ever rise up against the heinous ungodliness being promoted by Hollywood and Washington, D.C.? That is not likely, as history and Scripture show they will continue the downward spiral for another decade and another after that, unless destruction comes first. They will serve Baal, not the Lord, as the majority have always done, but the true Christians will be known! – MAH

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