By Bill Randles
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)
Psalm 2 is as apt a description as any I have seen in scripture, of what has happened to the Western World over the pas 100 years.
The Psalmist asks two very pertinent questions;
“Why are the nations of the world in an uproar?”
“Why do the peoples imagine a vain thing?” or “Why are the peoples of the earth in the grip of a vain imagination?”
The answer has to do with the Kings of the Earth and their rulers, a much repeated term in scripture describing a very specific set of people.”The Kings of the Earth and their rulers” is not a phrase limited to political and governmental leaders. It includes all of the so called “ruling ,cultural elite”, all of the movers and shakers in the fields that truly shape our society, Education, the arts ,entertainment, news,media,Religion, Law, Medicine, and yes Politics and government.
Amazingly in our current world, high tech, modern and democratic as it is, I suppose there has never been a greater gap between the common people, and the “Ruling elite”, the so called experts. They do not think like the average person, they seem to have come to a consensus among themselves, which is anti God, anti Judeo-Christian and anti Western civilization.
They have literally “taken counsel against the LORD and against his Messiah…”. They do not oppose religion in general, it is the LORD of the Bible, the one whose associate is the Messiah, that is the religion they have taken counsel together against. Where has this counsel been given? I would say it has been dispensed for more than a hundred years at the very highest levels of higher education. With very few exceptions, ost of our leaders have a consensus, a worldview which is very left of center.
Thus the Psalmist saw that the “Kings of the Earth and their Rulers” had brought all of the nations of the world into an uproar, an that they had propagated a “Vain Imagination” which held the so called “masses” of people in the grip of a vain imagination!
According to the Divine Psalmist, the Kings of the Earth and the rulers have embarked on an all-encompassing liberation movement, seeking to use their influence to break society free from the “bands” and “cords” of the religion of the LORD and his Christ!
This revolt has been a long time in the making, and no doubt it is much more than a merely human conspiracy, for Satan himself works on the level of the “Kings of the earth and the rulers”, through “Principalities,powers, and rulers of the darkness of this Age”.
The French revolution was the first large-scale atheistic attempt at stripping away the Christian influence from a formerly ‘Christian country’. Among other horrors, the king was beheaded, a prostitute was nominated “the goddess of reason” in the Notre Dame cathedral, the working week was artificially reconstructed into a ten day cycle (with only one day of rest), and as much as possible the shackles of Christianity were removed from the French.
The slogan of the revolution, “Liberty Equality and Brotherhood” soon drowned in rivers of blood that ran down the French streets as the “liberation movement” descended into a chaotic, blood thirsty power struggle that ended in a godless Dictatorship, bent on world conquest.
Behold, in the howling guillotine spectacles, man liberated from his God. The nightmare scenes of crowds roaring their approval as the rich and noble “get their due”, the humiliation of the nobility, and the replacement of the old ruling elite by an even crueller and more ruthless ‘revolutionary” elite would be played out over and again , in countless locations in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Revolutionaries were going to smash the old world and bring in a new, more humane , scientific and enlightened world, after equalizing all outcomes, and banishing “superstitious religion ” to the fringes of society, hopefully to fade away into obscurity. This was revolution by atheism and even satanism.
There have been so many manifest failures of this experiment, in Russia, China, Eastern Europe, South America, that it is hard to imagine why anyone could even believe in it anymore. But it is a faith, not just politics, it is a deeply rooted dogma, and the faith is not easily shaken , even in the face of apparent failure.
It is also hard to calculate the human toll in death, misery, poverty and oppression these atheistic revolutions inevitably bring about. As Stalin once said, “One death is a tragedy, but a million deaths are only a statistic”. Lenin also is credited as saying, when queried about the political murders, the assassinations, and brutal suppression involved in ‘revolution’, “You have to break some eggs to make an omelete.”
The tenets of this religion is that Man can get rid of the old Judeo Christian influence and construct a better society without God. Also that we would actually be better off without christianity or the Bible, and even that perhaps the time for tolerance of the old religion is over.
Envy is exalted in this religion, into a virtue. It isn’t fair that people succeed, that they enjoy all of the fruits of their labor, that they pass on an inheritance to their own children. This religion would deify the State, all property really belongs to the Government.
Amazingly, after the manifest failure of this religion to create or sustain a civil, productive society, it is being implemented in the United States, formerly the most beneficial and productive society in the world.
The Kings of the earth are clever in the way they attempt to dismantle the western societies to bring them to the place where they can “cast off the cords” of our Judeo Christian heritage.
The assault on our culture required a complete revision of our history, in the education of our young people. Every fault and flaw had to be exaggerated, emphasised and distorted, while at the same time the record of any person or event that is a noble part of our own history has had to discredited or ignored.
What is American history according to modern high school textbooks? The answer according to our multicultural educators; slavery, sexism, oppression of blacks and Indians, treaty breaking, exploitation of minorities, and racism. What happened in World War 2? We interned the Japanese Americans, and used the atomic bomb. That is about it!
The effect of this has been to demoralize our own young people, into thinking that this nation, the most benevolent, Protestant, evangelical, democratic, self-governing in human history, is the cause of virtually all of the world’s ills.
Another way the Kings of the earth try to “cast off the cords” is through the use of un-assimilable immigration. Millions of third world immigrants , animists, Hindus and most effectively Moslems have been pouring into the christian western nations ,altering food, customs, holidays and institutions. Almost universally, this is done against the will of the people who pay the taxes.
When the taxpaying people want to make their own leaders responsible for the anti-christian direction they are taking their nations they are dismissed as ignorant, xenophobic racists. Then those leaders just open up the gates and bring in even more immigrants from third world nations, and voila, the politicians have a new constituency and no longer need listen to the tax payers.
The Muslim immigrants are particularly useful in canceling out the remaining traces of the once prevailing public expression of Christian influence in the west, because they are so ultra sensitive, and violently demand that their sensitivity be appeased. Crosses are taken down, offensive symbols , public scriptures, national holidays and a host of other trappings of the old religion are altered, diminished, if not outright canceled in the name of not offending our ‘guests’.
It remains to be seen whether or not the “Kings of the earth” will be able, after successfully destroying the public, christian nature of our societies, to get the Muslim Genie back into the bottle again, and to put the cork back in again.
Our Leaders are currently feverishly working to mix Iron with clay, and to construct the vain imagination of multiculturalism, as a reality.