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 Copyright © July 2004

No, Thank you..., Not Tonight...

Understanding Worldly Mantras & Diatribes....

~written from the common sense perspective of The Winds of the Soul~

by Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.)

 
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 We live in the times where the Great Tribulation is at our very door, and perhaps it has already started without the world ever missing a step.  We see the signs all around us. 

We know that in the "end times" and the "latter days" that the sheep will be separated from the goats, that there will be wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes and floods in divers places, that men's hearts will fail them, and that in the midst of all this commotion, there will continue to be marrying and eating and drinking and celebrating, as if nothing special or out of the ordinary is going on. 

Most of us have been led to believe that there will be some great event which will first take place before all this happens, but I believe that all of this is happening right now under our very noses, the greatest event being the turning away from the Truth----wherein there is a famine, but not of bread, a drought, but not of water. 

We live in the times where the Great Tribulation is at our very door, and perhaps it has already started without the world ever missing a step.  We see the signs all around us.  The world has forsaken the still, small Voice of His Spirit resonating within them for direction and guidance, for the glitz and glitter of those things that are prized in our markets.  Indeed, as prophesied in Isaiah, we worship the things that our hands make, never giving it a moment's thought that our idols are of the dust of the earth.  We have forsaken the God of the Universe. 

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Indeed, there is a reason that most countries that have chosen to embrace the Judeo-Christian model have consequently prospered economically and culturally as compared to those nations and governments that have not.  The causality of such fruits cannot be denied.  There has been no greater single influence than Judeo-Christian standards in evolving the world's democracies and the prizing and protecting of individual rights endowed upon us all by our Creator. 

 We are witnessing the nations of the world, and especially those of Europe, turning away from their religious roots, each succeeding generation becoming more agnostic and atheistic, slowly supplanting Christianity with secular humanism and socialism.  Even in the USA, arguably the most Christian nation in the world over the last three hundred years, the obvious merits of Judeo-Christian philosophy as the unchanging template and foundation of all our laws and culture, of the reasons for our economic wealth and prosperity, are being drowned out amidst the spurious call for separation of Church and State.

Indeed, there is a reason that most countries that have chosen to embrace the Judeo-Christian model have consequently prospered economically and culturally as compared to those nations and governments that have not.  The causality of such fruits cannot be denied.  There has been no greater single influence than Judeo-Christian standards in evolving the world's democracies and the prizing and protecting of individual rights endowed upon us all by our Creator.  No other influence has been so singularly responsible.

And if we allow those very standards to be supplanted, then so will our freedoms and rights as a free people become lost to us. Nothing without God's roots can survive...  It's just that simple. 

And yet, our liberal sophist friends so love to argue in the contrary, witlessly encouraging our further decline, shamelessly working against the intentions of the God of the Universe, stupidly following the mantras and diatribes of a Satan that they don't believe exists, even the very real and very sentient author of all lies.  What's even more alarming, is that their audience is growing.

Interestingly, Europe has long since gone this way of self-absorption, vanity, and social liberalism----the same kind of bilious sophistry which has hijacked and now largely leads the Democratic Party on blindly in this country, and in which respective direction they would like this country to go, complete with the reapportioning of individual wealth... of course, all done under the guise of freedom and patriotism.  And these tidal waters are now beginning to rise influentially amongst many in the Republican Party as well, as they clamor for votes without principle, increasingly swimming in the same noxious swill as their adversaries.

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I find that although these Americans and Europeans alike may claim to be Christian, they have long since perverted their faith into something unrecognizable, wherein even the laws of God are liberally rewritten into something mirroring their own image. 

I find that although these Americans and Europeans alike may claim to be Christian, they have long since perverted their faith into something unrecognizable, wherein even the laws of God are liberally rewritten into something mirroring their own image. 

The religion of Islam is failing in its calling as well, despite its growing numbers.  Its blasphemy against the Truth is now encouraging the aggressive hatred and propaganda of its militants resulting in Judeo-Christian ethnic cleansings around the world.  Against all that is right, Muslim children are shamefully taught to hate anything non-Islam and everything "West," taught to conspire to kill others that don't embrace their myopic world-view, all while encouraging an unreigned culturally-based male-egocentricity that will remain dangerously unchecked into adulthood, each successive generation becoming more proudly pompous, egocentrically self-absorbed, and irrationally hot-blooded, than the last---kind of like their European counterparts.

 

But none of this need be.... 

Interestingly, I discovered that within the pages of the Koran itself (as far as it has been correctly translated and kept from the mischief of Priestcraft and the inappropriate changing of the original text by deceitful Mullahs) incontrovertibly calls its readers to investigate the writings of the Apostles of Jesus as a source of Truth, and thereby implicitly points all Muslims in the direction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for higher truth and understanding, just as does the Old Testament for the Jews and all of Israel! 

Now that's an understanding that seems lost to most Muslims and Jews, isn't it?

Indeed, I have always thought of the Koran as a preparatory law and text given directly for the profit and learning of the children of Ishmael (Abraham's first born), who are today known as the Arab Nations, just as the Law of Moses and the Old Testament were given to the children of Isaac (Abraham's child of the covenant) and all of scattered Israel, who now comprise most of the nations of the West.   

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Both texts were needfully "preparatory" because both ancient peoples were pridefully satisfied with their hardened hearts, and could not at the time, responsibly bear the Truth of the Gospel of Christ.  Both ancient texts were to be a "school-teacher" to their respective nations and peoples. preparing them for higher truths and a better way of living when they had culturally advanced and evolved enough spiritually.

Both texts were intended to prepare both people for the Gospel of Christ.  Both were and are preparatory texts that are meant to prepare the children of Abraham for something better, something more pure, something that would teach them more clearly in the ways of God, and prepare them for their very salvation..., if they would only listen. 

Both texts were needfully "preparatory" because both ancient peoples were pridefully satisfied with their hardened hearts, and could not at the time, responsibly bear the Truth of the Gospel of Christ.  Both ancient texts were to be a "school-teacher" to their respective nations and peoples. preparing them for higher truths and a better way of living when they had culturally advanced and evolved enough spiritually.  

To be sure, it seems that the two major offspring of Abraham were each graciously given separate texts meant to help, not hinder, them in their respective ways.  These were teaching texts wholly designed according to their specific needs and assessed state of preparation of each people. 

And yet, in many Islamic countries, the way directed within their own religious text for greater enlightenment by the Spirit of God has now been barred, for the Bible to which they have consistently been directed is now a forbidden text, as is the practice of Christianity! 

In telling contrast, as far as I know, no country today in which Judo-Christian standards are embraced has ever banned the Koran or its followers from following their faith, but now ironically, much of the West wishes to ban the inclusion of the Bible in its governing and cultural influence as well! 

 

Can we not see the greater pattern here? 

In all places and positions of the world, in the unseen powers and principalities that surround us, there is an ongoing strategically orchestrated war against the Principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

On the one hand, it is clear, that the followers of Judeo-Christianity are being lulled to sleep and take their faith for granted, all carefully orchestrated by Satan and his blind followers, being encouraged to enjoy the great wealth and many blessings without a thought as to the causality of same.  Truly, these practices are killing the goose responsible for the laying of the golden eggs. 

On the other hand, similarly misled by the hatred of Satan, the followers of Islam are being shackled by the fetters of Hell, having carefully crafted the feuding and spiteful vengeance once only a tribal concern, now to infect the entire world as an ongoing targeted hatred against Judeo-Christian standards and its followers. 

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For this to happen in a nation that professes to be 80%+ Christian should be more alarming than it is.  Indeed, this tells me that we as a Nation of Faith are quickly mirroring the thinly veneered faith of Europe, becoming a people that draw near to God with their lips, but whose hearts are far from him. 

Is it any wonder, what with the ongoing denigration of the Gospel of Christ and the dismissal of its reformational and foundational powers of individuals, cultures, and nations that the offspring and lineage of these two seeds of Abraham, these two brothers, remain at odds and at enmity with one another, as they both continually shun, each in their own way, the directions for higher truth and reason given to them by the God of the Universe? 

And only stupid minds could be so led, for the Spirit of understanding cannot be present within them.  The impurities of Judeo-Christian and Islamic religious influences remain unchecked, their roots and intentions becoming soured and declining...., as if all men have lost their way.  In such a spiritual vacuum, the assault on Truth and Reason will continually gather momentum. 

It's not rocket science to be able to see that for most of the world, moral direction is lost, and relativism prevails.  The call for the role of personal freedom and responsibility has become diminished and defamed, whereas the pathetic and unbalanced mantra of victimization (Satan's first ranting) and spinning of the truth (Satan's second ranting) is now liberally acceptable if not revered.

 

Back home, it appears that as long as our creature-comforts remain in tact, there will be little protest, even if the very foundation of our blessings, and the reason why we have been so blessed, is being removed.  You would think that we in America would get a clue and wake up before it's too late.  But it seems that we refuse to connect the dots, and are persuaded by liberal media, questionable corporate business concerns, and political pundits instead to be satisfied with the entertaining glitz and power of their polemics.

For this to happen in a nation that professes to be 80%+ Christian should be more alarming than it is.  Indeed, this tells me that we as a Nation of Faith are quickly mirroring the thinly veneered faith of Europe, becoming a people that draw near to God with their lips, but whose hearts are far from him. 

But it's obvious that if we as a people truly practiced our faith, we would be much more astute and discriminating, electing a different sort of person to represent us in government, not just those that make empty promises, flip-flop on the issues, and make policy according to public opinion polls. 

In this season of elections, it should be obvious that we need leaders who gather their courage and wisdom from the Judeo-Christian standard, and from their enduring faith well and bravely tried by the life they have led, just like those characters of men represented in the lives of our forefathers. 

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Yet, while we slumber so irresponsibly, the enemy of Truth and Freedom is ever at work, and we are getting what and who we deserve to misrepresent us----stupidly self-absorbed, vain but clever people without vision, without integrity, without a governing faith in Christ...  

We don't need leaders who are weekend Judeo-Christians, who find these things politically incorrect to speak about, or who stumble or are embarrassed when talking about the importance of these things, being unduly afraid of offending one group or another.  Similarly, we should be wary of those that profess a faith, or wear it on their sleeve, but have not the courage to stand in the Principles of their faith, well-balanced and sure.

To be sure, as a people we should be more interested in the voting process, seek to inform and educate ourselves about the candidates, insist upon free debates on all airwaves (this should be a part of every licensing agreement with our liberal networks), get rid of the lobbyists and lawyers in politics, and get off our couches to vote, instead of leaving it all to the other guy. 

Yet, while we slumber so irresponsibly, the enemy of Truth and Freedom is ever at work, and we are getting what and who we deserve to misrepresent us----stupidly self-absorbed, vain but clever people without vision,   without integrity, without a governing faith in Christ...  

And, shamefully, it's all happening with nary a protest.  Like a weed growing in the garden, we have learned to accept political solutions instead of spiritual ones, compromise our principles instead of fight for them, dilute our standards instead of insisting upon their delineation, encouraging mediocrity instead of excellence, rewarding celebrity instead of wisdom, exalting stupidity while defrauding intelligence. 

 

But despite all that I see around me in decay, I'm not a doomsayer.  My faith informs me that these times must come, and even though everything about us seems to be in such storm and commotion, there is still wisdom that may be gleaned, still peace that may be felt and experienced, still joy to be had in these days of men.... if you know where to look.  And even during the midst of the storm, soon even all the world will obey His Voice as He will one day speak..., "Peace, be still."  

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Yet, like you, I am worn out from people in the media playing a shell game with the News, trying to pick my pockets of the treasures of my faith every time I turn around, while trying to convince me of a picture of the world that seems factual but untruthful, a liberal fantasy at best...., all the while under their barrage of their implicit worldly message that the Lord has delayed His return, or may not return at all.

Until this time is fulfilled and completed in its course through the Heavens, let us learn to stand in Holy Places, and begin to see things as they really are. Instead of listening to the dogma of the liberal media assault upon the truth, or its attempts to disregard the bigger picture of His Will when attempting to analyze all that is newsworthy, let us take solace in that all this has been foreseen.

Yet, like you, I am worn out from people in the media playing a shell game with the News, trying to pick my pockets of the treasures of my faith every time I turn around, while trying to convince me of a picture of the world that seems factual but untruthful, a liberal fantasy at best...., all the while under their barrage of their implicit worldly message that the Lord has delayed His return, or may not return at all.

But we should know better than that.  The media and all of its support staff have rarely if ever been right about any of what's really going on the world.  Despite all their reporters, they remain blind to the spiritual underpinnings behind the movement of the nations of the world, or how God holds them all in His balance.  Never do we hear the news reported from a spiritual perspective, or one that looks to God for an explanation, but only from a political one.

Therefore, let's keep things in perspective.  Indeed, we live in dangerous and perilous times.  But the Nightly News programs are not the Scriptures to which we should turn to be comforted or to be truly informed, nor come to understand the "facts" of the day. 

In case we haven't noticed, "God" is certainly not one of their sponsors and indeed we would likely be far better off with our attentions directed more to the Scriptures themselves for the Truth on a daily basis than getting our daily dose from the media, particularly when that media is so unsurprisingly liberal in its slant. 

To them, I have learned to increasingly say, "No, thank you..., not tonight.. for I wish another, better, and more accurate perspective of what's really going on!"  Of course, I'm still interested in the News and tune in regularly, but I give more time to the Scriptures just to keep things in balance and in focus.

So saying, let us instead faithfully cling to the Gospel of Christ, looking to His teachings of balance and moderation of all things to guide us in our respective paths in life, giving us us greater understanding of what's happening around us, His Life and Grace in us being the means and special "lens" through which and by which we may interpret the events of the day, becoming an anchor to any conclusion to which we may arrive.  Truly, His perspective is the universal translator, as He allows us to see things as they really are!     

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About the Author:  Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.) is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuroscientist having been educated abroad where he completed his postgraduate studies at King’s College, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and then graduated and received his Doctorate from the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. He has been in private clinical practice and medical research for over 25 years, being active as an author, popular radio and TV personality, public speaker, and biomedical researcher. An expert in a number of fields including Forensic/Criminal Psychology, Child and Family/Relationship Psychology, and Neuropsychology.  He has also served as an expert scientific advisor, product innovator and formulator, and professional consultant to the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries. He is the author of The Winds of the Soul~Heaven’s First Voice To Us, as well as numerous other scholarly papers and works.

 

 

 

 

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