A nation’s laws are never written in a vacuum. Laws reflect a nation’s value system, its priorities, its worldview and the agenda of the ruling elite. Since liberty can only be safeguarded by eternal vigilance, we owe a solemn duty to ourselves, our countrymen, future generations and the Constitution to examine the ideology of the person running for public office. This is especially true where public virtue is a commodity declining in value; for candidates often conceal their hidden agenda and deny or coverup their ideology. Demagogues often couch their platitudes and promises in the language of morality, progress and liberty so as to present the appearance of good. You can bet the farm that after they are elected their true ideology will shape our laws and transform our public policy in ways we never dreamed or desire. If we continue to be gullible, we will wake up one day and find that the America we once knew was gone.
The parallel prophecies of Daniel substantially cover the same historical periods:
|Empire||Daniel 2||Daniel 7||Daniel 8-9||Daniel 11-12|
|Lion with Wings
|Conquered by Ram
|Chest & Arms: Silver
Daniel 8:3-7,20 & 9:24-25
|Kings of Persia
Daniel 10:1-2 & 11:1-2
|Belly & Thighs: Brass
|4 Winged Leopard
|Greek Kings of North & South
168 BC – 476 AD
|10 Horned Dragon
People of Prince
476 AD – End of Time
|Feet & Toes: Iron & Clay
|Ten Horns (Europe)
|Ships of Kittim
Daniel 8:25-26 & 9:27
|Forsakers of Holy Covenant
Scatterer of Holy People
Abomination of Desolation
|Kingdom of Christ||Stone
In Heaven: Daniel 7:9-14
On Earth: Daniel 7:26-27
|Messiah Prince of Covenant
Judgement on the Desolator
- Locate the starting point of the prophecy in the stream of history as provided
by the angel, and follow the historical events to the end of the prophetic
history, which often terminate with the Second Coming of Christ.
- Recognize that the length of the prophecy is determined by adopting the principle which the Reformers acknowledged: that a day in prophecy stands for a literal year,
comprising 360 days.
- God has revealed in his law the principles that underlie all true prosperity both of nations and of individuals. The events outlined in these charts must be viewed in light of this Biblical perspective.
These outline prophecies reveal the true philosophy of history: Historians
relate man’s achievements, his victories and his success in climbing to worldly
greatness in such a way that the growth of nations, the rise and fall of empires,
appear as dependent primarily on the will and power of men. The shaping of
events seems, to a great degree to be determined by man’s power, ambition,
or caprice. But the strength of nations and of individuals is not found in the
opportunities and facilities that appear to make them invincible; it is not found
in their boasted greatness. That which alone can make men great or strong is
the power and purpose of God. Men and nations, by their attitude toward his
purpose, decide their own destiny.
These principles are made clear in the Word of God which draws back the
curtain on the stage of history, and we witness, behind, above, and through all the
play and counter play of human interests, and power and passions, the agencies
of the all-merciful One, silently and patiently working out the counsels of his will.
Thus the power exercised by every ruler on earth is Heaven-imparted; and upon
his use of the power so bestowed his success depends. To each the word of the
divine Watcher is:
I have girded you though you have not known me. – Isaiah 45:5
This commentary on the moral decay of America states eloquently what I have tried to express in my earlier post about the need for a moral restoration of America.
The poem was supposedly written by a 15 year old student in Arizona (reportedly receiving an A+). Whether on not this is true, the poem parallels many of my concerns about the increasing prohibition of the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord’s Prayer in public schools due to their mention of “God”:
New Pledge of Allegiance
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.
We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks…
They’ve outlawed guns, but first the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy’, our Senior King.
It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles ..
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns, the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take! Amen
Voter response to the presidential debates reveal that while foreign policy and other topics are important, fixing the economy is uppermost in their minds. This is understandable. 23 million people unemployed touches many millions of families now living in fear of perpetual unemployment and decline of their material wellbeing. Mitt Romney may well introduce new policies that will grow the economy and create new jobs, as happened under Ronald Reagan. A thriving economy, with more people paying taxes will ensure more revenue to the government and more than offsets any tax-rate reductions. Kennedy and Reagan proved this.
But these measures will only treat the symptoms of a deeper metabolic dysfunction of the body politic. And, like all quick pharmaceutical fixes, the symptoms may temporarily disappear, but the underlying disease will continue to ravish the political body. Unfortunately, the saying that the money is in the medicine and not the cure, is also true in politics. Money and power is magnified by perpetuating the causes of political dependency of the mass of the people on big socialistic government.
Just as the ‘cure is to be found in the cause’ so the cure of our economic decline should be sought in the causes of our economic collapse. On one level one can trace our present economic disease to the adoption of socialistic principles a hundred years ago during the so-called progressive era from Teddy to Franklin Roosevelt. Both parties are culpable. It is true that the progressive income tax and the Federal Reserve banking system, social security and the welfare state are all planks in the Marxist/Socialist agenda and were foreign to the letter and spirit of our Constitution; but these measures were in reality only reflections of a deeper metabolic disorder in American society.
We first strayed from the religious and moral principles, enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and which our founding fathers established for our guidance and our prosperity, before we embarked upon the road to economic serfdom and disintegration. Trading liberty for security is never an event but always a process – often indiscernible or readily excused under exigent circumstances. Unless we experience a moral restoration, no fleeting economic quick fixes will arrest American’s slide into third world status. That moral restoration must start with the individual. When the individual regains moral sanity, greed will diminish, fraud will stop its march through our ranks and our sound judgment and right thinking will be regained. May God bless America.