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It is written: "They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood." 1 John 4:5,6

Children of God vs. Children 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. -Ephesians 6:12

Christian Unity requires Jesus Christ as Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20) Christianity has only One Lord, One Baptism, One Spirit, One Teacher, One Faith! The Trinity is One: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! (See 1 Corinthians 12: 12, 13, 25)

Letter Oct. 2012: "No organization is more determined to shake America from its Judeo-Christian moorings than the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). ... It has virtually unlimited resources at its disposal. ... the ACLU used the threat of lawsuit against government entities to silence prayer 'in Jesus name.'" -Alliance Defending Freedom

A clarification of the word ecumenical so as to avoid error:  It is a coming together of Christian Unity worldwide. Ecumenism is NOT a merging of other religions thereby forming a sort of conglomerate church.  The Church/ Bride of Christ cannot be unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:14).

"Do not be unequally yoked up with unbelievers- do not make mismated alliances with them, or come under a different yolk with them [inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light fellowship with darkness?  What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. So, come out from among (unbelievers), and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor, And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." -2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Amplified Bible

Equally yoked! >>>

"What Romans 13 and the Bible as a whole make so clear: that civil government is not neutral among religions and philosophies of men but instead is a ministry of the sovereign God who created and rules His universe and world, and works out His eternal plan and holy will in history." -The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States, Benjamin F. Morris; Forward,Archie P. Jones, Ph D. American Vision

Deprogramming- as the term has become known, is the process whereby individuals who are members of certain religious groups are subjected to a scheme of brain -washing or mind control in an attempt to dissuade them of their religious beliefs.  Baer v. Baer, D.C.Cal., 450 F.Supp. 481, 485  Brothers and Sisters in Christ: take this one seriously! Never deny Him or His precious name!  "But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." - Matthew 10:33.  

Corporate Accountability International

 Franklin Graham letter dated August 2, 2012: "This recent episode [Chick-fil-A] should serve to awaken all of us from our spiritual slumber in this country. The persecution of Christians- individuals, churches, businesses- is reaching new levels. We are mocked, ridiculed, and scorned by politicians, media commentators, and government leaders."

"There, at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan last fall (2009), more than a dozen high-ranking church leaders—and with them more than a hundred Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic pastors and gathered to discuss the challenges we all face in a culture that turns a blind eye to the slaughter of the unborn and seems bent on redefining marriage. It is becoming increasingly difficult for Christians in the medical and educational fields to keep both their jobs and their consciences intact, for the state is pressuring them to participate in immoral policies. So, what are Christians to do? In November (2009), those who gathered in New York issued the Manhattan Declaration (www.manhattandeclaration.org ) which more than 320,000 Christians have now signed. The declaration states clearly that we must- and will-obey the laws of God rather than the laws of men when they conflict, regardless of the cost." -Original Source: www.touchstonemag.com

From a May 2005 Jubilee Extra www.prisonfellowship.org     Mark Earley writes: "If children attend public school in the United States today, they are not being taught a Christian worldview. If children attend a Christian school, they possibly are being taught a Christian worldview, depending on the school. If children go to church and Sunday school regularly, they may be learning a Christian worldview, but two hours a week is a minimal deposit. Is it then any wonder that researcher George Barna reported in 2002 that 83% of teens in America believed moral truth depends on circumstances? Even among teens raised in the church, only 9% believe in moral absolutes.
     The time is long overdue for us parents to stop waiting for someone else to educate our children. Whether our children attend public, private, Christian, or home school, the responsibility of educating them lies squarely on our shoulders.  It is not the schools' responsibility; it is not the churches' responsibility. We cannot abdicate (to give up power, or responsibility )this God-given responsibility to someone else. We can partner with others, but we are ultimately accountable before God.
     In America today, the deck is stacked against parents who want to raise their children to be followers of Jesus. We live in a secular culture that has largely abandoned God for the pursuit of pleasure, money, and self-gratification. Consequently, every area of life- whether work, family, sexuality, justice, commerce, education, or the media- has been redefined by an individualistic and materialistic worldview. Truth is seen as whatever one wants it to be as long as it brings some measure of happiness...  How do we turn the tide? How do we instill in our children a biblical worldview that remains unshakable?  First, we parents must take back control of our children's education. Whatever kind of schooling we choose for our children, we must remember that we are responsible for what they learn. We must become their primary tutor and teacher of the values and views of the Kingdom of God.  There must be a renaissance (revival) of education in America, and it will begin with every parent who prays that their children will one day love God and serve Him. This is not a matter of parents' ability, but of their will.
     Second we must change our life style. We will have to say no to certain things in order to say yes to God's best for the development of our children's minds. What needs to change will be different for everyone. But do not be misled; it involves a significant change of lifestyle. We cannot read, discuss, tutor, explore, and share the experiences necessary to impart a life in Christ to our children without time- and lots of it. It cannot be something we cram in at our most fatigued moments of the day or week. Creating a Kingdom path for our children in this postmodern cultural jungle takes time, alertness, hard work, and some sharp tools.
     Finally, as Christian parents, let's stop whining and complaining about our culture and the schools around us.  Let's step up to the plate and educate our children. As my good friend Rev. E. Ray Moore says, 'Every church must be a school and every parent must be a teacher.'" www.wilberforce.org
www.breakpoint.org,

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A Law definition for "revolution" includes: "...In its broadest significance is generally used to designate a sweeping change as applied to political change, it denotes a change in a method or system of government, or the power which controls the government. It is frequently accomplished by or accompanied by violent acts, but IT NEED NOT BE VIOLENT IN ITS METHODS AND IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY DENOTE FORCE OR VIOLENCE. U.S. v. Foster, D.C.N.Y., 9 F.R.D. 367, 394.
 

Chain conspiracy* of politicians, lawyers, biased judges, and other lawless men are at the axis of the evils responsible for making the world hostile and full of terrorism. Allegiance to True Christianity is imperative!

"Chain conspiracy exists where different activities are carried out with the same subject of the conspiracy in chainlike manner such that each conspirator performs a separate function which serves in the accomplishment of the overall conspiracy." -Black's Law Dictionary, 6th Edition

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile (slavishly submissive), but is morally treasonable to the American public." -Theodore Roosevelt, 26 U.S. Pres (1858-1919)

(March 14, 2013) "You may have heard the news about the number of military suicides in 2012. A record 349 American troops took their own lives last year." -Campus Crusade for Christ
 

     THE NEW YORK TIMES, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2002

"Religious leaders from every faith urge President Bush to stop the rush to war on Iraq." ... "It is inconceivable that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior and the Prince of Peace, would support this proposed attack." ... "If Jesus Christ truly "changed your heart" as you have said, let Him change your mind

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Pres. Bush had the wealthiest cabinet ever assembled in American history (Guinness '02). It is written: "You cannot serve both God and money."  -Luke 16:13
To top it off, Federal Reserve Notes are I.O.U. Nothing created out of thin air!

As for President Bush, pray for him.  Much is he accountable for. Could he in reality be what Jesus warned concerning sheep's clothing, but inwardly a ravenous wolf?  (Matthew 7:15)  It is written: "Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did" -1 John 2:6.  At the very least, President Bush deceived himself and deceived others!

On my flight aboard Northwest Airlines in November 2002, an article in their Sky Mall Magazine revealed that the American Nation was one of only a couple nations in the world who by the stroke of a pen could change an entire culture. Surely this is NOT our heritage.

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I. Thomas Millington, am privileged to be raised a Christian, a member of the Body of Christ to stand and assert in TRUTH that:

   For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;" -
2 Corinthians 10: 4,5 

The following is a quote from Winston Churchill, World War II British Prime Minister (1874-1965), who had widespread influence: "Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No-one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise.  Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."


1928 U. S. War Department Training Manual (No. 2000-25) definition of Democracy: "A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of 'direct' expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude towards property is communistic- negating property rights. Attitude toward the law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether is be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regards to consequences. Results in demagoguism (An eloquent speaker or political leader who gains power by arousing people's emotions and prejudices), license, agitation, discontent, anarchy."


We MUST begin thinking Theocracy! Republic Under God is similar, but Theocracy defines the pure doctrine of Jesus Christ's Kingdom of Heaven. He rules in the hearts of men. Amen? Amen! I do not ordinarily speak of divorce; however, to make the point crystal clear, I say that democracy must be divorced (or expelled), and that we must all marry (embrace) Theocracy- the pure doctrines of Jesus Christ! The Word of God IS all sufficient. There is a saying that if the Lord isn't Lord of all, He isn't Lord at all. "As God has said: 'I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be there God, and they will be my people'. Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.'"  -2 Corinthians 6:16-18

"Democracy, which is Secularism, is warring with the Holy Spirit of the very Living God, and is creating political anarchy against the Christian Foundations of this American Nation. A world without knowing Christ Jesus is a world of absolute chaos." -Thomas H. Millington, Ambassador II Cor.5:20, Ambassador to Jerusalem

    
I, Thomas Millington, make no apology in saying that democracy is evil and merely a concept of men. What democracy really is in reality is demonocracy; that is, The power or government of demons {Source: Noah Webster Dictionary, 1828}. God Almighty's Holy Word becomes null and void under such a secular/political government. In historical retrospect, the (failed) Roman Empire was a demonocracy, and it is the same Communist (political doctrine based on Marxism) spirit that is at work in the United States/America, and the world presently. "God has established government precisely for the purpose of restraining evil and commending good. Government is NOT separate from God's providential care for us, spiritually speaking. It is meant to provide justice, not salvation [Bryan T. McGray]". "The Biblical principles of government, on which this nation was founded, are not too much in evidence these days. More and more we are being pulled in and down by the centralizing forces of socialistic humanism. Both man and State seek to deny and usurp God's sovereignty. It is not that Biblical principles have ceased to be or that they are no longer imperatives; they are imperishable and immutable; their consistent application is essential for all who would obey God and for the nation if it hopes to survive."
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It's time for Revolution!...This book, written by  Michael L. Brown www.icnministries.org, "IS NOT a call for the violent overthrow of the [existing U.S.] government, nor is it a call to take up arms, nor is it a call to political activism in of itself.  It is a call to do something far more extreme, a call to live out the gospel with all its radical claims, a call for the people of God to impact this generation with the prophetic message of repentance, a call to spark the most sweeping counterculture movement in our Nation's history, a call to take back the moral ground that has been stolen from under our feet, a call to follow Jesus by life or death." (Note: This book came to me, Tom, by way of a Salvation Army personnel www.salvationarmyusa.org). For appreciating what Christians must endure in other countries, visit www.persecution.com 


It is written: "After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.  He told them, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go!  I am sending you out like lambs among wolves." -Luke 10:3  Christians must understand and then use the armor of God [see Ephesians 6:10-20].
 

 CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

 A must see for every church and believer! The Truth Project

Wide Angle Video Series - Prison Fellowship

The Vermont Addison Independent on October 21, 1999 correctly quoted me, Thomas Millington: "The practices, purpose, and direction of America is contrary to the Will of God and the Kingdom of Heaven as taught by Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible."

"Only when the Cross stands alone, unencumbered with other religions, philosophies, or political ideologies, does it retain its power." -Hitler's Cross, Erwin W. Lutzer 

"The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible." -Noah Webster 1758-1843

The following are the voices of religious leaders of integrity in America who have committed their lives for decades to preserve the blessings of liberty and to lead the eternal souls of men, women, and children to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ through the gospel:

 

Christian Renewal Spring 2013, Volume 31, Issue 2: "God [is] the most urgent business we’ll ever undertake. Souls are at stake, communities are up for grabs, and the nation’s survival depends on our prevailing with God to pour out his Spirit in tidal waves of sweeping conviction for sin and glorious outpourings of faith in Jesus Christ as the only way, the truth and the life! ... It is this writers considered opinion that our [American] nation has reached the dreadful point of moral insanity." -James W. Tharp, former prayer support to Billy Graham Crusades

"Our country's financial problems, however, are nothing compared to the spiritual and moral cliff that is far more destructive to our nation than any economic concern." -Franklin Graham, January 2013

Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship Ministries (in 112 countries) stated that: "our Nation has become a lawyer-acracy. A nation of the lawyers, by the lawyers, and for the lawyers." And in his book entitled Justice That Restores, he explains why our justice system doesn't work (emphasis added) and the only method of true reform.

Dr. James Dobson from Focus on the Family has produced a CD entitled, Judicial Tyranny-Assaulting the foundation of morality and the family.

Mike Evans, 34 year Missionary, and Ambassador to Jerusalem, voices his expert eyewitness and wisdom. From his latest book entitled The American Prophecies contain these excerpts:
     "Our politics and the course of our nation are a result of what is in our hearts- they do not determine what is in our hearts.  If God is to truly heal our land, it is not just a question of correct foreign policy, but also an issue of the Church of the United States kicking relativism out and earnestly seeking God and His ways above all else. Our battle is not a conflict between Christian and secular culture, but between good and evil, between the Spirit of Christ and the spirit of antichrist, between revealing Jesus to our world and being satisfied with complacency and lukewarm  spirituality.   ...The war on terrorism that we have today is fueled by Stone Age hatred- the same hatred Cain had for Abel, Ishmael had for Isaac, and Satan had for Jesus.  Terrorists wage a spiritual war of fear and bigotry beyond what we can understand- such a war cannot be won with tactical weaponry alone... this ["spirit of the world"] spirit's being more active in our world than ever before through the "isms" of fascism, Nazism, communism, and terrorism- the greatest threats to human liberty we ever faced."

 Charles F. Stanley, renowned Minister/Preacher makes it unequivocal (not ambiguous; clear) that America is at the crossroads.  "Everywhere we turn today, the existence of god is being erased from our midst without our consent.  America's greatest enemy does not lie outside of our borders; it lies within us.  Our complacency is destroying us.  Why are our leaders silent?  Perhaps they think, this is where we are today- but it is by no means where we should be.  And why don't believers speak up?  It is time for the body of Christ to awaken from apathy and act responsibly.   We must understand that, just as we list our nationality as 'American,' we are also citizens of the kingdom of God.  Our dual citizenship carries with it awesome privileges as well as vital responsibilities.  We cannot be good American citizens if we are inadequate Christians.  Nor can we be good followers of Christ if we shirk our civic duties.  Christians are oftentimes told, 'Don't legislate your morality.'  However, all legislation is someone's morality, and unfortunately, many leaders are now trying to legislate immorality."

Author Joseph Farah in his new book entitled Taking Back America, features the issue: Why you can't trust Government. Also, how "Good citizenship in America, first and foremost, requires us to end the income tax and close down the IRS (Internal Revenue service) {Page 89}. Lastly, the issue of the U.N. is discussed: "The U.N. is not just, as many Americans suspect, a group of incompetent busybodies.  It is instead a global criminal enterprise." Page 161

The Catholic World ReportCWR reports from the front lines of the culture wars. For example: the battle over same-sex marriage. The Court-sponsored hostility toward religion, especially Christianity. The pro-abortion industry and its accomplices in the media. Persecution of the Catholic Church in China.  Hollywood's campaign against Christianity and traditional values, and how Christians are fighting back.  The assault on traditional culture and religion on college campuses throughout the United States- even some supposedly Catholic ones.

Pope Benedict XVI is quoted saying "no law made by man can subvert the law made by the Creator without damaging society in its very foundations."  (On the issue of civil unions.)  THE WEEK, February 23, 2007, page 15

Nelson Coblentz, Gospel Express Ministries: "Signs of the times are everywhere, and I do believe our redemption is drawing nigh. Our nation is in serious moral decay. Prayer is forbidden in most schools and government assemblies. Homosexual lifestyle and same sex marriages are widely accepted, while Christian principles are being attacked daily. Paul admonished us to “shine as lights in the worlc in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation.” Jesus said, “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can work.” May God stir in us urgency for kingdom work before the night cometh, along with a holy hatred for the darkness of this world, coupled with an agape love for His people everywhere! Ephesians 2:10 says we are created by God for good works therefore we should “Do all the good we can in all the ways we can, for all the people we can, while we can.”
 

"The ACLU and its allies have launched an all out war on Christianity! They're targeting Ten Commandment monuments, war memorials and roadside crosses for fallen officers. The ACLU has a war chest of more than $175 million dollars and an army of 2,000 volunteer lawyers; and it attempts to intimidate public officials into surrendering all references to America's heritage of Christian faith." -Letter 8-28-2006; -Alliance Defending Freedom

Howard Phillips, three time Presidential candidate, has been fighting for liberty for 28 years. This is absurd (contrary to all reason or common sense) to have to do in an already free country.  But in love and for good reason, he is restoring the Republic by limiting the Federal Government to its delegated, enumerated Constitutional functions and returning American Jurisprudence to its Biblical Common Law Foundations!

Pat Robinson, long time evangelist, has decided that our Supreme Court has got to go, and he wants us to call on the Lord to drive them out of their overstuffed leather chairs. -Rutland Herald, July 20, 2003

Dr. Jack Van Impe with satellite ministries around the globe has rebuked President Bush's "road map to peace" as it can become a threat to the lives of all Americans.

At the world social Forum in Brazil, the Indian writer Arundhati Roy spoke on "How to confront Empire?" "Does 'Empire' mean the U.S. Government (and its European satellites), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, The World Trade Organization, and multinational corporations?  Or is it something more than that? In many countries, Empire has sprouted... some dangerous byproducts- nationalism, religious bigotry, fascism and, of course terrorism. All these march arm in arm with the project of corporate globalization. ... To win its fight to corner all our resources, corporate globalization needs governments that do what they're told, courts that 'pretend to dispense justice', and 'a press that pretends to be free.  ... Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it from oxygen. To shame it. To mock it..  with our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness- and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we're being brainwashed to believe.  ...  The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling- their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: they need us more than we need them .  ...  Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."

 Other perspectives and evidence of tyranny and Treason in the U.S.:

"While the public is urged to trust in our government's decisions and told that questioning those decisions is unpatriotic, giant corporations seem to dictate where the presence of the U.S. Military is required, to whom rights to global water, seeds for crops, and oil reserves belong, and which global treaties the U.S. will sign."      www.stopcorporateabuse.org

The Fully Informed Jury Association (www.fija.org)
declares; "The people urgently need to resume control because our various governments, the federal government in particular, seem bent on achieving nearly complete top down control over all of us.  The favorite technique is to pass and enforce laws which create 'crimes against the state', where no victim (except the perpetrator) exists.  This means the government can make absolutely anything illegal, and begin prosecuting anyone it doesn't like for these 'political crimes'.  Those convicted fill our jails and cause a statistical 'crime wave', which the government then uses as a basis for passing and enforcing still more laws."

The following excerpts are taken from an essay adapted from the new book Leviathan: The Growth of Local Government, written by author Clint Bolick. Leviathan by definition being a monster; immense power. "Local governments are multiplying like rabbits, at a rate of one new entity per day. They operate our schools our children attend, determine the uses of our property, and tax us at a higher rate than the national government. ...As tyrannical state leaders violate liberty in the name of 'states rights' we discover that those who coined that term had it wrong. States do not have rights.  People have rights. And the purpose of federalism is to protect those rights.  ... The odds are further stacked by the politicians' ability to use citizens' tax dollars against them... they [people] often encounter court systems that indulge every presumption in favor of local government".

From Amnesty International (www.amnestyusa.org), we have the following insights- Bill Schulz, Exective Director, declares "Throughout its term the Bush Administration has set an example in its 'war on terrorism' and war in Iraq that gives both dictators and democracies alike the go-ahead to violate human rights and restrict civil liberties."  Chipp Pitts, Board of Directors, speaks forth with the following statement: "Amnesty today finds itself confronting a myriad of human rights issues that have risen or intensified as the 'war on terrorism' expands across the globe:  Indefinite detention without charge... torture and abuse of detainees...racial profiling... an ever growing body of legislation restricting civil liberties and human right... and the list goes on.  Sadly, the U.S. government had led this race to the bottom. The U.S. has exported the idea that human rights laws are meant to be broken.  And the U.S. has opened the door for the use of terrorist threats- real or imagined- to justify any excess and and provide cover for the oppression of dissidents, journalists, minorities, immigrants and refugees. What these political opportunists at home fail to realize is that he suppression of human rights only fans the flames of terrorism. None of these measures make us any safer....security and liberty are not opposing values. That they are, rather, two sides of the same coin."

Phyllis Schlafly, in her book entitled The Supremacists- The Tyranny Of Judges And How To Stop It, ISBN 1-890626-55-4 enlightens us how through Courts, Communism is advanced by judges ruling in its favor [page105], and, therefore, assaults American Internal Security.  In endorsement of her book, Edwin Meese III, former U.S. Attorney General, has this commendation: "Phyllis Schlafy has written a vital book which exposes the threat of judicial misconduct to our form of representative government and to the liberty of our people. Her comprehensive analysis of the evidence and her recommendations for correction are must-reading for citizens concerned about preserving our constitutional republic and our freedom."

Meic Pearse, in his book entitled Why The Rest Hates The West ISBN 0-8308-3202-5 he makes clear how Western powers are nothing more than barbarian (uncivilized; primitive) juggernauts (any large, overpowering, destructive force or object). "Why do they hate us so much?" - Many in the United States are baffled at the hatred and anti-Western sentiment they see on the international news. Historian Meic Pearse unpacks the deep divides between the West and the rest of the world. He shows how many of the underlying assumptions of Western civilization directly oppose and contradict the cultural and religious values of significant people groups. Those in the Third World, Pearse says, "have the sensation that everything they hold dear and sacred is being rolled over by an economic and cultural juggernaut that doesn't even know it's doing it... and wouldn't understand why what it's destroying is important or of value."

Daniel Myerson, author of Blood and Splendor, gives understanding of psychopaths of power. He "explores the demons that drove them (Nero, Ivan the Terrible, Hitler, Stalin and Saddam Hussein) to such violent extremes and reveals how the extravagance of their lives and the complexity of their obsessions were played out through their political actions with global consequences." Blood and Splendor exposes the madness, cunning, even genius that propels these men to power.

Edmund C. Gruss, author of Cults and The Occult ISBN 0-87552-001-4, gives critical knowledge for all persons. "Those who expose doctrinal error are often branded as being negative and as not displaying Christian love. But an examination of the New Testament and the statements of Jesus Christ  reveals that the negative is often rightly expressed.  ...  As Swindoll notes, counterfeits do not advertise what they are really doing, and people by the millions are  deceived. 'Deception comes in convincing fashion, wearing the garb of authenticity, supported by the credentials of intelligence, popularity, and even a touch of class.'  ... How does one account for the existence of cults?  Why do they thrive?  It must be recognized that there are two spiritual forces (powers) in the universe, which oppose each other. They are led by God, on the one side, and the opposer of Heaven, Satan, on the other.  Satan's goal is to blind people to the gospel of [Jesus] Christ, to deceive the world, and to receive worship for himself (Matt. 4:9; 2 Cor.4;4; Rev. 12:9). One of Satan's most effective tools is the propagation of false doctrine. Second Corinthians 11:13-15 warns that Satan disguises himself as 'angel of light' and his human representatives as 'apostles of Christ' and 'ministers of righteousness."

David Stevenson, author of Cataclysm (any violent upheaval), deals with First World War as a political tragedy.  "Trapped by their own rhetoric" Stevenson insists the stalemate that appeared early in the war was accompanied by a "dynamic of escalation".  No country could quite fighting and accept a negotiated end to the war with its "implication that the dead had died in vain." Instead of pulling out and accepting losses, all sides increased their level of participation and attempted to end the stalemate by adding more resources and conducting more military operations.  Stevenson explains, "Governments in all the belligerents (engaged in warfare; aggressively hostile) were under intense domestic pressure not to terminate the conflict without achieving their declared objectives.  To an extent they were trapped by their own rhetoric (the art of effectively using language in speech or writing; the use of exaggerated language; bombast)". 


     Reviewer of Cataclysm-  Colonel Robert A. Doughty, Professor and Head of the Department of History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, offers the following: "For many readers the First World War may seem a senseless, disastrous conflict that had neither purpose nor justification and that remained outside the control of political and military leaders. In his new book, Stevenson sees it as a "cataclysm of a special kind, a manmade catastrophe produced by political acts..." He also believes "the killing was begun and prolonged through deliberate political will." The "victims" of the war "owed their fate to deliberate state policy, decided on by governments that repeatedly rejected alternatives to violence..." Thus, the war was shaped by politicians who aimed at specific political goals and accepted the high casualties and cost associated with accomplishing these goals.
 

It is written: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."  -Galatians 5:22


It is written: "We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.  None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  However, as it is written: 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him'- but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.  For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.  We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment: 'For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?' But we have the mind of Christ. -1 Corinthians 2:6-16

 

 After reading this Worldview category, I hope you can glean (to collect [facts or information] little by little or slowly) and comprehend how absolutely necessary it is to rely on Holy Scriptures and on believing in Jesus Christ. 

 

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