About Jesus Steve Sweetman
In his 1970's book
entitled "How Should We Then Live", Francis Schaeffer wrote
that the time would come when the western world would freely exchange
its freedom for personal peace and prosperity.
With this in mind, I remind you of the failed terrorist attempt
over the skies of
Schaeffer's words have
almost come true. Step by
step the western world is giving up freedom because of this fear and
also because of its love for the good life.
There are only so many steps to take towards the final surrender
to a socialistic system. Before
we know it, the last step will be taken and we'll exchange the last bit
of freedom we have for personal peace and prosperity.
The latest evidence of
this exchange is seen in flights heading to the
In many airports people
now stand in front of a "naked scanner".
The scanner sees through your clothing and puts an image of your
naked body on a monitor. What
happens to your image after you pass by the scanner is anyone's
guess. When asked if this is
an invasion of personal privacy, most answer, "no".
Privacy issues mean nothing if you're dead. It's simple common
I believe satan is behind
all these terrorist attacks. I
don't think satan is killing people in the sky just for the fun of it.
He loves to see us struck with fear, and that's not the fear of
God. It's the lack of
fearing God that has gotten us into this mess in the first place.
When fear takes hold, we give up freedom to a satanic socialism
in exchange for personal peace and prosperity.
Once we're ready to hand
over all our freedom, as we will, satan will enter a man who Christians
call the anti-christ. At
this point, submitting ourselves and our nations to a superstar
politician would be the logical and necessary thing to do.
If a man and a world system can maintain our personal peace and
prosperity, we will gladly submit our freedoms to socialism.
When I was young I
couldn't figure out why anyone would submit to such a bad man as the
I now know why. Fear is the
issue. If you think about it
in the light of present day events, submission to socialism makes sense.
We've already submitted in many respects.
If it's a matter of death or life without freedom, we'll take a
freedomless life in exchange for peace, prosperity, financial stability,
and safety. The good life is
the ultimate goal to this submission.
Such emphasis on the good
life shouldn't be the mentality of Christians.
We are to live according to Biblical
principles which we don't lay aside for the world's idea of the good
life. Besides, we'll find
the good life in the next life.
I hope I'm not around
when the last exchange of freedom for peace and prosperity finally takes
place. I hope the pre-trib
rapture people are right. Until
then, we're fast approaching a "necessary socialism" that will
bring about the new world order and the end of this age, or so I think.
This is all in the plan of our Lord.
In this we should find comfort and hope, because our redemption
is near. In light of these
things, let's stand for the Biblical truth as never before, that is,
assuming we know and understand Biblical truth.
I'm not convinced I can assume that any more.