With the unusual events of this past week and an impromptu family reunion in central Taiwan, I find myself on a different topic than what I wanted to talk about.
However, it is so much more important than the destruction of our civilization that it’s like the difference between night and day. And, I find that our churches have destroyed themselves because they do not do the one thing that would keep them safe:
We serve God and follow God, because we love Him. But, we keep ourselves pure and holy because we fear Him.
Poor Jeremiah was a righteous man who did his very best to warn the people of God, to repent and escape the wrath that God was going to pour out upon Judah. Some listened and saved themselves, but most did not. And, Jeremiah had to watch the rebels among God’s people destroy themselves and everyone around them.
For those who are giving warning to the Body of Christ, to repent and escape the wrath of God, you are walking in the footsteps of Jeremiah. Some of our brothers and sisters will repent and escape. Most will not.
Living in Taipei, you’d think that I would talk about China more than I do. And, it’s true that I certainly have more experience with the Chinese than most. I’ve taught Chinese students, and my wife is Chinese by culture and Taiwanese by birth.
I also like the Chinese. They’re full of interesting contradictions and foibles. They’re not as polished or as sophisticated as those of us from the West, and they’re far more honest and sincere than we are.
And, Chinese Christians?
We can’t hold a candle to them. They are superior to us in every way. And we should be ashamed of that.
There can be no doubt that God will judge America. None. The evil that we have done while claiming Him as our own is nothing less than the worst kind of blasphemy. We’ve murdered our children and become the largest source of pornography in the world. We put ‘In God We Trust’ on our money and then used it to rape, pillage and plunder the world. And, don’t get me started on the spiritual and moral condition of our churches. So, there should be no question of whether God will judge. No, the question is How and When.
Making sense of biblical prophecy is an incredible struggle. The Bible gives you a box of puzzle pieces with half of them left out and a fuzzy description of what the final picture should look like. The Bible then goes on to tell you that putting this puzzle together may mean the difference between life and death.
It’s not fair, right?
But, God has reasons for doing it this way, and our job is to make the best of all this and trust that He will guide us even when we make a mess of it. I’ve certainly made a hash of biblical prophecy in the past, but the Lord has always kept me on the path that I need to be.
I just finished watching A Lamp In The Dark, a three hour long documentary about the history of The Bible and the Roman Catholic Church’s attempts to suppress it. It is a very good movie, and one thing stands out to me – the Roman Catholic Church is VERY European. I believe that it is very much a part of the fourth beast, as opposed to being a rider of it.
Having said that, this is an impression and not to be considered as ‘hard evidence’. We’ll be doing ‘hard evidence’ about the Roman Catholic Church later.
I’m going to devote the entirety of ‘Part 2’ to Chapter 4. Chapter 4 really is foundational to the author’s claim that America is The Daughter of Babylon. If the author can successfully establish the identity of ‘The Daughter of Babylon’, then everything else is merely detail.
Of course, ‘merely detail’ encompasses a lot of ground. For instance, if the US really IS the ‘Daughter of Babylon’ or ‘Babylon the Great’, then you are going to have to leave the US. It’s not a suggestion – and, the author goes into detail about this command in Chapter 13.