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Thus, classical American struggle between Romans and Greeks abides—indeed, this is bane of West; a house divided. And, like Romans of old, Empire simply cannot be maintained by wishy-washy Greeks with their democratic ideals and excesses. No, artsy-craftsy crowd cannot be trusted to extend designs of Empire—perhaps to entertain, but never to extend. To despise religious under girding provided to Empire by absolutes does great disservice to a most mandatory ingredient for rule and reign . . . once masses entertain ethereal world of grays and relativism, we are doomed. Rather to have likes of Howard Dean demonstrate absurdity (at best) of Grecian disunity (with all their little city states and like), opposed to centrality of dominion wrought alone by New Rome—no wonder absolute abandonment and appeal Papal funeral held for patriotic Americans!
What boggles minds of high brow sophisticates is American penchant for all things evil: “Evil Empire,” “Axis of Evil.” They cringe every time a witch hunt is launched and view our proclivities toward supernatural struggle of “good and evil” as a national character defect—utterly self-destructive! Yet even they—reluctantly leaping in blind faith—admit (tongue in cheek) that Bush, et al, are driven by underworld itself in their crusade against “evil doers.” Alas! We’ve succumbed to dark side of force!
These nonchalant “Air America blasphemers” abhor all things Christian Reconstructionist and “other worldly” to be on verge of idiocy (at best) and downright historically dangerous at its worst—especially in today’s tectonic upheavals and their clash of civilizations, arousing one fundamentalist plate (conservative Christianity) against other fundamentalist plate (radical Islam) until a resultant great quake gyrates planet off its axis.
It matters little to these Greeks, whose broad brush strokes paint all those who embrace supernatural in one fell swoop, that glaring nuances exist amongst believers—throw lot of them out, baby with bath water is O.K. All Romans are nothing more than cultural barbarians bent on explaining universe in black and white, “for us or against us!”
I am not gyrating all over page here . . . there is a tension in West that is built into our very psyche. This tension I have discussed in past (Of Greeks and Romans); however, Bible does NOT speak of a revived Grecian Empire or of an incarnate Alexander Great as Antichrist. It speaks of an end time wherein earth will once again see glory that was Rome—much to chagrin of Howard Dean, Michael Moore, and Al Franken. It hails a Caesar who will one day countenance warlike thought to go forth conquering and to conquer until Kings of East and forces of Western Empire collide in a supernova of cataclysmic rage: Armageddon. Much of our writings detail biblical dimensions of aforesaid—this article is not designed to substantiate these apocalyptic profundities; however, be aware, they are unalterable and designed to rattle effete cage of Greeks, and ultimately Romans.
The persistence of this Babylonian tension—this Greco-Roman ordeal—is but a sidebar to real intensions of spirit of Antichrist who is already in world, awaiting his day of full revelation and embodiment. Reminiscent of Germany’s Cabaret Society and its anti-Hitlerian sarcasms, comedians of American Left predict their own demise—a striking resemblance to a time just prior to its prototype’s extinction, as Nazism purged Germany of such corruptible levels of Aryan society. Of primary interest to us is overt role that Christians of faith have taken in eyes of world, of Greeks among us—how easy it is to see great majority of believers descend into darkness of an apostate system of State-sponsored patriotism gone amok.
The seeds of intense spite have been sown long ago wherein children of darkness are at great odds with children of light; however, when apostasy reigns, as it assuredly does in today’s America, then are we obliged to consider ultimate demise of all fallen religion, especially so-called Christian religion, when State shall turn against her moral covering—having adjudged her use as pitiful and contemptuous:
“And ten horns which you saw on beast, these will hate harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire . . . and woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over kings of earth” (Revelation 17:16 & 18).
The story of Jezebel and King Ahab, of Church/State apostasy, is absolutely in view in this prophetical unfolding of end time’s carnage. “These ten” are ten toes, horns and kings of Nebuchadnezzar’s Image. These are destined to turn against apostate whore who rides political Beast of Last Days . . . head of all ten heads of a Revived Rome.
Friends . . . what you are witnessing in Howard Dean’s asinine remarks (be very clear) are naught but whining of a wimpish Greek who knows full well that only Rome can sustain and expand insatiable quest for Empire—economic, political, and (yes), religious! Only Rome’s military machine can avert collapse of New World Order . . . yes, perpetual, incessant war is only means by which Empire can be secured . . . yet, does it not bring about Pax Romana, “Peace of Rome?”
YOU’RE OUR ONLY HOPE
Each day brings us closer—closer to His coming, His direct intervention into affairs of history when “all eyes shall see Him.” Jesus did NOT paint a rosy picture concluding earth’s present dispensation; but He did offer everlasting hope to those attentive to “look up, for your redemption draws nigh!”
May Lord enable us all to see futility of these political machinations and subterfuge embedded in their endless posturing—none of which give promise of life to come, nor of present grace to sustain, as forces of darkness gather for that fateful day. Our gaze is upon Him Who alone provides all we’ll ever need.
I know that a diatribe on Howard Dean is hardly place to reflect upon words of A. B. Simpson, that great saint whose missionary zeal launched Christian and Missionary Alliance. Yet, how rare it is to hear his resounding encouragements amidst vain prattling filling our media today:
Once it was blessing, Now it is Lord; Once it was feeling, Now it is His Word; Once His gift I wanted, Now, Giver own; Once I sought for healing, Now himself alone. Once it was my working, His it hence shall be; Once I tried to use Him, Now He uses me; Once pow'r I wanted, Now Mighty One; Once for self I labored, Now for Him alone.
Doug is team member of The Tribulation Network . . . an evangelical Christian blog involving news analysis of Religion and Politics from a "prophetic perspective."