reply to post by freebornman
It covers the French Revolution, followed by the enlightenment. It then goes into the new world experiment and says this.
On this side of the ocean a whole new continent stood ready for a large-scale experiment with this theory. It afforded every conceivable resource
whereby the masses might develop a civilization made in their own likeness and after their own image. There was no force of tradition to disturb them
in their preponderance, or to check them in a thoroughgoing disparagement of the Remnant. Immense natural wealth, unquestioned predominance, virtual
isolation, freedom from external interference and the fear of it, and, finally, a century and a half of time – such are the advantages which the
mass-man has had in bringing forth a civilization which should set the earlier preachers and philosophers at naught in their belief that nothing
substantial can be expected from the masses, but only from the Remnant.
I can't help but think of the masses that were displaced as 70 million fled Europe for the new world. Those 70 million then displace the same number
of natives who were slaughtered and moved to reservations from our benevolence and kindness. In this case, which are the masses and which is the
If, on the other hand, it should turn out that the Lord and Isaiah and Plato and Marcus Aurelius were right in their estimate of the relative social
value of the masses and the Remnant, the case is somewhat different. Moreover, since with everything in their favour the masses have so far given such
an extremely discouraging account of themselves, it would seem that the question at issue between these two bodies of opinion might most profitably be
What value is there for the member of humanity that lives simply, apart from the masses? This is a sad testimony for the majority of our world. If
we take the words of Christ seriously, what of our own lives would we possess and what would we get rid of? This is a sobering reality knowing that a
judgment is coming. As I have stated many times, the truth of God's will is to give and receive only. The mark of the thief is taking rather than
giving. Because we have produced generation after generation of adherents to objectivism, altruism is quickly becoming the remnant of humanity still
working for others. It's a house divided against itself. What has changed over thousands of years? NOTHING!! We are still the same as we were in
the garden. Anyone who thinks they are worthy of anything above that of the law are delusional. We are wholly corrupt. Like Isaiah says, filthy
rags at our best.
Many would look at our "modern" society and say otherwise. I would simply point out that our current course of choices over 300 years of civilization
will only end in fire. We are corrupting the Earth as never before. We inherited a rain forest and will leave it a burning field of weeds. This is
precisely why intervention will be necessary. What is the main marker for ALL of us in this situation?
2 Timothy 3
3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive,
disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4
treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do
with such people.
Who among us are free from all of these 18 identifiers (6+6+6)? Is this a depressing thought? No so fast.
Is there ANY hope at all? YES! God's will is to give and not take. Love keeps no records of wrongs. The reason we are here in the first place is
to show us why we need God. Our will is failed. This does not, in any way, imply that free will is bad. It must be founded on a cornerstone of
truth. That cornerstone is the authority of God's will. What is God's will? To give and receive only. What is given must first be earned.
Selfishness takes what is earned and keeps it. It develops products that cannot give back. God's fruit of HIS knowledge ONLY gives. An apple that
is not eaten will return to the Earth. Not so for a cell phone.
The remnant is Christ and the church. ONE and only ONE did what none of us can do collectively. This is the gift of God. The whole world is saved
by what is given. We receive what only God can give. We receive a new Robe (body) and Crown (Mind) that is holy. We receive a new Earth and a new
Heavens, wholly incorruptible. There is hope and love is the fulfillment of the very law we can never entirely fulfill.
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