Relevant ideas . .
There are two kingdoms in this world. Though at glance it appears there are many nations with differing governments, races and cultures, yet the Bible divides all Men ultimately into two camps: those in Christ and those without. Those outside of Christ must war against God and His messiah. This present world without the visible reign of Christ is all they have.
The Bible foretells the end of this world system as we know it. The planet itself does not end, at least not yet; the rulership changes. And while the nations boil in struggle, fighting for the Ring of Power, the One Ring has long belonged to the only One who deserves it, Christ, who alone has all power, dominion and authority in heaven and earth, and will never relinquish it. The unbelieving rage at this, and must silence those who believe the scriptures. They do not believe, indeed, they cannot believe (John 10:26), hence warring against the Saints is the only option left to them. Their hatred and opposition to God's kingdom and messiah is foretold in Psalms 2.
Global socialism is the agenda of the "rich men of the earth". It is simply put, the Natural Man's imitation of the Kingdom of God. "First comes that which is natural" (! Corinthians 15:46) Paul reminds us, "and afterward that which is spiritual". Marx's 10 planks are the diabolical antithesis of God's stated desires. It is the Bible God who created and ordained private property. It is the Bible God who ordained marriage and fidelity, rightly condemned homosexuality, lying, theft and so on. And as the flood of poison rolling out of our Universities through the media grows ever deeper Bible-believers are increasingly villified in American culture under the guise of open-mindedness and tolerance. "Freedom!" they cry while they are the slaves of sin. "Tolerance!" they shout while they are utterly intolerant of anyone who disagrees. We watch aghast as a post-modern world sinks helplessly out of sight, having forsaken not only The Truth (which is Christ), but any truth. The Creator has provided freedom for the sons of men in Christ; freedom from sin - the only freedom there is.
When the synthesis of world religion is complete, Biblical Christianity will be outlawed, as it has been everywhere Socialism is planted. The process currently underway, uncomfortable as it is for Believers, will continue 'til it achieves God's intended purpose: to separate all flesh into one of two kingdoms. This is difficult for us as Believers for, frankly, we do not want to be separated. At least, not to the point of persecution or economic disadvantage. Post-modern Europe has descended into Socialism along with the Eastern-European satellites of Russia, Cuba, Venzuela - and now the United States at a jarring pace- all the world heads for a Central GLOBAL solution for the still-unfolding economic crisis waiting in the wings.
The Liberal, Harlot church stands by patiently, knowing that true believers will soon be out of her way, muzzled by hate-speech laws, denied medical attention in the coming Socialized Health Care system, or worse in cultures that do not have to feign civility. Once Believers refuse the mark they will firstly, according to the laws of the Ungodly, be Criminals. And of course good people report criminals. Don't you know brothers and sisters, that The Saints have always run afoul of this world's laws? From the Hebrew children in the lion's den to Paul's being let down the wall in a basket in the dark of night, we are viewed as the offscouring of this present world, as sheep to be slaughtered, like those Christians that sneak from house to house in Socialist countries to whisper prayers with their persecuted brethren . . Do we wonder that God says he will "tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments" (Isaiah 63:3) And that is only the beginning. He will eternally separate the sheep from the goats at his coming.
We must understand, there is latent hatred in the hearts of unbelievers for light (John 3:20), for Truth, and for people of The Truth. Though this undercurrent of malice may not be visible now it will surface as we grow nearer the Harvest, the end of this age as we know it.
Though we walk now through this vale of growing darkness, our enemies growing ever stronger and more vocal, we are not to be afraid. There can be no compromise, no leaving the Bible. We have no where to go. Either the Bible is true or it is not. Either God made the world in 6 days or He did not. Either Christ raised from the dead or He did not. There is no middle ground. This LITERAL, PHYSICAL and HISTORICAL account of God, His miracles, His prophecy, both past and yet to be fulfilled, is true or it is not. While our enemies smile and wring their hands in anticipation, our Father prepares for us a place at His table in the presence of our enemies.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art
with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence
of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.