When Men Forget God: Warnings from the Past

(GLARING Hypocrisy)

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
Psalms 11:3 (King James Bible)

“It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”
Patrick Henry (1736–1799) was an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.

Nothing ruins a people so certainly, as weakening the brotherhood among them. This follows the dissolving of the covenant between God and them: when sin abounds, love waxes cold, and civil contests follow. No wonder if those fall out among themselves, who have provoked God to fall out with them. Wilful contempt of Christ is the great cause of men’s ruin.”
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on Zechariah 11:4-14

As a nearly lifelong ardent and philosophically minded (and educated) atheist, I would have argued vehemently, then, against what I now know to be true, that “Wilful contempt of Christ is the great cause of men’s ruin”. However, as Mufidah and I approach our shared second anniversary of walking in newness of life as disciples of Jesus Christ — as well as of our daily study of Scripture and our continued research into worldly affairs — we can see the absolute truth of this statement as clearly as we can discern that aforementioned newness of life present within each of us.

As the apostle Paul (himself formerly an enemy of Christ) tells us, such things are “spiritually discerned” through God’s gift of the Spirit of truth — also called the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, or the Comforter — which is bestowed upon a Christian the moment he is saved by placing his full faith on the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior.

Unfortunately, in our present day, in which spiritual blindness runs roughshod over the world, such truths as mentioned above, as well as those who boldly speak them, are scorned as the utterances of bigots, of individuals who runneth over with ignorance, arrogance and presupposition. And, so, it’s ever so welcoming to see that we are, in fact, in most excellent company, and have been throughout the course of history, in which a good number of great men like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn have courageously shared such unpopular (because politically incorrect) truths like those contained within the above 14-minute excerpt from Christian J. Pinto’s fine documentary Megiddo II: the New Age.

Please do take a quarter of an hour from your day to watch the above video. And if you’re, thereby, moved to consider taking the leap of faith that will, in a moment, change things for you forevermore, click here to watch my 21-minute gospel presentation which contains all that’s required to go from unbelief to salvation in Christ.

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Sean M. Madden

Sean M. Madden is co-founder and editor of GLARING Hypocrisy. A whistleblower who had a client company shut down by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the late 1990s, Sean has been on an all-out quest for truth ever since. GLARING Hypocrisy is the culmination of this quest.


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