Some themes live on forever. It just a matter of believing in the accomplishment of the theme. One such theme was defined by Studs Terkel who said, “ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things.”
Perhaps at no time during modern times, has the United States been more in need of ordinary Christians preforming extraordinary things. The gamut of choices are like the ripe fruit dangling from the branches of trees. Which piece of fruit to pick first, so it is with the the unparalleled challenges facing the nation. IF the nation, and therefore the world, is going to survive. The church of Jesus Christ must step up, big time, and exercise the work of Christ.
Challenges like the rotten fruit of Islam allowed to dangle from the branches of American freedom and prosperity. Now threatening the United States and the entire world community. A completely unabated diseased fruit sure to doom the United States. As it has done across the globe, and in particular, the once great nation of Great Britain. A nation being suffocated by the toxic effects of accommodating the Muslim agenda. This is the same goal they have in mind for the United States.
More than one reason exist for such statements. But for now, this will have to suffice. Great Britain, and the United States have been Israels greatest protectors from the Muslim world. By conquering both nations, the slaughter of the Jews for Muslims is a foregone accomplishment. And for the spiritual, and political savvy, of the nation. Having Barack Hussein Obama in the *Peoples House* known as the White House. That for Muslims has become a giant leap forward in the accomplishment of their goal.
The rotten fruit of Islam must be challenged and destroyed. And the Christian community can not expect the political community to be of any use. Many things are uncertain in this world, but the uselessness of the political community in this war of survival is unquestionable. For one reason, its the morality of the Christian community in and through Christ that makes the difference. It is the church that is blessed by God, and not the politicians of any nation. When the nation fails, its because the church has failed God.
To make things more complicated is the spiritual darkness of Christianity. As exemplified by Pope Francis gallop to the front on the world stage. Demonstrating empathy for the less fortunate. Tuning his back on the luxuries of the papal palace. Constantly apologizing for the errors of his church. While failing to call the his church to repentance and redemption through Jesus Christ. Nor does this global religious figure, who was given a world platform. Attempt to call sinners to repentance and redemption regardless of religious or non religious standing. While the gospel is referred to, it is not preached. A world community in the palm of his, and the Pope fails to explain John 3:16. Which reads, “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The Pope always fails to preach the process of believing and not perishing. Which is clarified through Romans 10:9-10.
While the protestant movement unleashed by the courageous church reformer Martin Luther, is today to splintered by division. To be much of a force for the difficult task the church is responsible for during the temporary absence of Christ.
Perhaps the failure of these Christian movements has moved God to give up on Christianity as a world force in the preparation of his kingdom on earth. Which of course, is accomplished through the preaching of the gospel.
The United States for over two centuries has admirably been the moral backbone for the world community. But all that is changing as the nation drifts further, and further from God. Embracing the gospel of secularism as its god which is the perfect vehicle for spiritual, monetary, social and moral decadency. The decadency of today has become so common place. That in some instances, this decadency is considered to be relevant for a modern society. Resulting in many who are not troubled. Let alone shocked by what is occurring through out the United States. It has been said, that if a lie is told often enough, the liar believes the lie to be truth. So it is with decadency, if it is made a part of acceptable society long enough then it becomes believable as normal. All this manifests itself in deception which the Bible addresses constantly through out its many pages.
Jesus himself seemed to encourage people be aware of world events. Because failure to do so, could result in being gravely deceived, Matthew 24:4. As deception becomes indistinguishable from decadency, it becomes the light most identify with. Leading to a broad acceptance that all religious paths lead to spiritual enlightenment. Which caused Christ, to warn us against such announcements. When he said, “For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many, Matthew 24:5. Which only leads to further decadency, sending the world into a spiritual, monetary, social and moral abyss. Where every person is their own god and their godliness is expressed through nation states. Over time the community of nations becomes ethically bankrupt where truth and decency is nonexistent. Where a code of ethics and morality exists, which is *might makes right.* Eventually this leads to constant world conditions, where wars and rumors of war are common place. That is what decadency is all about. Where life, liberty and prosperity are not valued, unless it is in the domain of the conqueror. Then the conquerors redefine the meaning of life, liberty, and prosperity to suit the taste of the conquer. Twice the United States has destroyed such attempts. Extending the richness of those fruits for the world to feast upon. But today is the United States up to saving the world community once again? I think not because the United States is on the path pure decadency itself, which is a frightening prospect.
Today we are beyond that particular Christ statement of war and rumors of war. Today the world is engaged in its third world war. Its just not as recognizable as such because it so very different for the first two world wars.
This is a war between the God of Abraham. His genealogy to David and David’s lineage to the very birth of Christ and beyond. Being engaged by that fallen angel Lucifer, the Devil. The originator and master of decadency. Engaging the community of nations in an eventual conflict for control of a world that lives outside of the influence of the God of Abraham and the deity of Jesus Christ.
Lucifer knows that humanity is most susceptible to deception which is the devils path to decadency. When decadency is clothed in the legitimacy of religion. Two religious forces having cloned themselves in the religious tapestry of religion. Through them the world is headed for unprecedented disasters.
Those religions are Islam and apostate Christianity. Making the task of the faithful in Christ much more difficult. Which calls for the faithful to believe, that in and through Christ. That we as *ordinary Christians* are capable of accomplishing the extra ordinary things for Christ.
As in the time of Christ, so it is today, people want signs. Jesus was sympathetic with there and our interest, Matthew 24:3.
The first sign indicated by Jesus was to watch out for deception, Matthew 24:3. Which has been briefly discussed above and manifests it self through decadency with its consequences. No doubt gaining its power through religion; as also noted by Christ, Matthew 24:4-5.
Other signs include food shortages caused by escalating fuel prices. Maybe a signal of God’s displeasure with world events. Especially the lack performance by his church to successfully confront world decadency. Bible students know that through out history God has used calamities to wake up his people. They have and can manifest themselves through wars, floods, droughts, earthquakes and catastrophic economic collapse. Which Matthew 24:7, sums up with one word *pestilences.* Today’s uncomfortable pestilence is not just a national dilemma but a global problem as well. With pestilence being defined as a fatal epidemic. Fueled by the rage of Islam and the apostasy of Christianity.
Governments must tell the people that things will get better. In order to avoid rioting in the streets which could over throw their governments. And maybe things will get better because the world has a history of overcoming such pestilences.
But if the world emerges from this pestilences, greater ones will follow. Because Jesus said, one of these pestilences will just be the beginning of sorrow, Matthew 24:8.