What do these men have in common?
Darwin = No God
Marx = Communism
Freud = Sexual Freedom
Dewey = Government Education
Wellhausen = Liberal Theology
Kierkegaard = Existentialism –
Keynes – Short Term Economics –
They are all DEAD…100 plus year’s dead…
and as the author and philosopher Dave Breeze detailed in his brilliant book, they are “The Seven Men Who Rule The World From the Grave” Moody Press 1990
Today their ideas are the sand foundation of a sinking America. Their ideas have faulted secularism to the heights of insanity. The Tsunami came ashore in the 60s and 70s and the wave hasn’t crested yet. Every day some brilliant thinker (unfortunately many in the government) proposes an idea as a new law, statute, or regulation to better the evolution of the culture and remove the old thinking that has kept societal growth from perfection. Same Sex Marriage, Late Term Abortion, Trans Gendered restrooms. No demented ideas are unacceptable.
We are approaching 150 years since the gentlemen listed above walked among us. Independently yet nearly contemporaries their ideas coalesced into a worldwide paradigm that took hold in Europe and spread to America in the early part of the 20th century. Electricity and the inventions that have led to the technology of today accelerated their ideas into the mainstream of America. Now we are experiencing the answer to the core question. Can man live without God?
I am growing weary of the talk show “experts” that for the last ten years have made a lot of money stating and re-stating the obvious… America is in trouble. They are all well intentioned, but how many more years will we listen to them abuse the expired horse? Unfortunately, they are products of the seven men’s ideas too. They are great evaluators, but poor prognosticators.
2000 years ago another man walked amongst us. His ideas have consequences too. Love your neighbor as yourself. Lay up treasures in heaven not here on earth. I am the only way to truth. Follow me and I will help you lead men. Happy are the pure in heart, they will see the creator. Happy are the meek and kind, they will inherit the earth. Happy are those that are mistreated because of me, your reward will be great.
I don’t believe there is any way back to the America the talk show personalities opine about. The Tea Party with all of its determination is not going to roll back 50 years of secularism entrenched in the educational institutions of this land. We are 150 years down the road from the seven men whose ideas control this world and getting closer and closer to what that man warned us about a long time ago.
“For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earth quakes in various places. All these are but the beginning. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one that endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel (good news) will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Hold on to the Hope of the truth. Jesus, is truth. He is the answer. Time is short…