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A Revelation of Current Circumstances in These Melancholy Times

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in response to reader comment: You pegged me well, Mr. Tovey.

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 13, 2011 at 12:51

While there may be disenchantment, I did not expect one to find a melancholy characterization of what is portrayed here in this reader's observations. Having been born and bred an American with both traces of heritage going back to the Plymouth colonies and still being the grandson of émigrés, had anyone told me in the sixties that the transformation of America in the way we have seen today was even possible, there would have been at least some smirking, if not outright laughter. The implications of why JFK would not live to see the moon launches he promoted are now looked at in a different light, now that the reasons for such things can trace so much farther back than originally taught/thought.

To be sure, the outlook by normal humanist logic is the center of so much debate, yet if understood for what is still on the horizon, there should be more of a concern that the humanist logic does not lead to a humanist conclusion. Instead, I look for the conclusion from the perspective of a more reliable source, of which I have nothing but confidence in the outcome I am expecting.

You mention not being a staunch Christian, which can be a label for some to use in epithet form (bigoted/intolerant by some PC observers); or in its more appropriate application of being a true disciple of Jesus Christ found in faith in Him, can mean something more special to the circumstances at hand. Being a Christian in the latter description can mean disappointment in the way America has had its various freedoms wasted in dishonor to the founding agents, but also there can be found a separate understanding that the Holy Bible is still true to its WORD; and Americans looking for those holy things mentioned in the Scriptures being fulfilled even as we are watching are a great source of hope.

It has been observed that America as a National entity does not specifically appear in the Scriptures. Yet this American does not take that to heart; for by Biblical principle, a true Christian's ultimate citizenship is not founded in the Constitution, but is transcendent in the articles of faith in Jesus Christ.

With that perspective, it is more appropriate for a true Christian to look at Libya, for example, and realize that America is not going to solve the Libyan 'crisis,' just like it has not solved the Egyptian one, nor is Iraq any better off either. We'll not even debate Afghanistan. In fact, America is going to be at odds with any issue regarding the Muslims. The American leadership, for all of the purported justification of American intervention, has not yet identified the true problem with the methodology of such 'operations' as seen in the past; and is not likely to find the necessary heading out of the current maelstrom this nation finds herself in now. And there is more to come that, quite frankly, this American does not see how America will fare any better than any other nation not aligned with Almighty God.

Should a Christian mindset find issue and demoralization in such things? Dependent upon which is looked at for understanding the course this nation is heading, there is no apparent hope that the leadership is going to able to return to the basics of the founding principles; so the basis of hope must be upon the transcendent principles that the founding agents originally believed, and the expectation that the LORD is still true to His WORD when the Administration, Legislature and Judiciary are not is the believer's true course.

Now, how does (should) that set the Christian mind when considering the onslaught of Islam against the western societal structure in these disturbing times. I have maintained a number of things to be looked for as an assurance of the truth in these matters; but none is more reassuring than the fulfillment of things regarding Israel, such things occurring as I have mentioned, even as we watch. There is no compelling argument that can counter the truth of Israel's place as the 'apple of the LORD's eye:' no Islamist offering that takes away Israel's place as the stumbling block to the world's version of peace. Even as the previous American Administration's tactic of the 'Road Map to Peace' was doomed to failure and now there are mentions of the current Administration's place in negotiating a more recent variation of an accord with Israel, that they are so much out of the provisions of Scripture, the only conclusion to be drawn is for the LORD to accomplish His plan at His convenience, and not the world's. And for that, the faithful Christian has the LORD's WORD on it.

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