Self-Enslavement June 27, 2010Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
“Freedom is a need of the soul, and nothing else. It is in striving toward God that the soul strives continually after a condition of freedom. God alone is the inciter and guarantor of freedom. He is the only guarantor. External freedom is only an aspect of interior freedom. Political freedom, as the Western world has known it, is only a political reading of the Bible. Religion and freedom are indivisible. Without freedom the soul dies. Without the soul there is no justification for freedom.” — Whitaker Chambers, in “Witness.”
Even though I’ve always understood Communism (socialism, progressivism, liberalism, leftism) to be anti-God, it never really occurred to me just how ferociously the movement HATES GOD. Even though they claim they don’t believe in a Hereafter, they might as well, because they have sold out to the Evil One, whose finest weapon is to convince people that he doesn’t exist. The left hates God. Period. They hate everything about Him. And they are willing to die to prove it.
I just started reading Whittaker Chambers’ “Witness.” Since it was published in 1952, and I am just getting around to it now, I sincerely apologize to him posthumously for not having read it before. Everything Chambers feared in that book is coming to pass in America today, and the basic reason is mentioned above: The Communists are willing to die to prove there is no God.
“Witness” is about a man making a choice between faith in the REAL God and the human as “god” that Communism has worshipped from the start. But, who is really being worshipped here? Man is a creature of a good and loving God. And, man has a choice between good and evil, which choice is proof of God’s love for us: That He gives us full opportunity to choose against Him if we wish to do so. On the “good” side, God and His love is our choice. On the evil side, we have no choice but to worship the devil himself. Degrees of evil are still evil, so any “shades of gray” are merely attempts to cover up the reality. When we turn our backs on our Creator, we turn toward His antithesis, the evil of Satan. But WE must do the choosing, and we don’t get into a position like America is in without having first made that fundamental decision.
Slavery is just one of Satan’s evil manifestions, and we Americans have enslaved OURSELVES. By our laziness in defending goodness, by our hesitancy to stand up for right, for Life, and for patriotism, by our willingness to “let George do it,” by our desire to be cared for by “the government” from cradle to grave, we have enslaved ourselves to Satan, who doesn’t CARE for us. All he cares about is that we join him in his hatred of God, which we have done so thoroughly and so completely that in just a few years, we have become a debtor nation, a post-Christian country, a weak and subservient parody of our true moral greatness among all the nations of the world. We have slaughtered our posterity, and indebted those who survive until they are ancient, we have turned our televisions and internet websites into bottomless cesspools of depravity. Our schools teach relativism, revisionist “history,” and political correctness. We have no one to blame but ourselves, and, all the while, Satan, the ultimate malignant narcissist, accepts it all as his due, and loves every second of it.
Are we willing to be at least as dedicated as those God-haters? Can we resolve to die to take America back for the sake of our children’s children? Just as Whittaker Chambers made his choice in the middle of the last century, the time has come for us to make that same choice, before it really is too late. We never really have the option to stop choosing God. Failure to choose is as fundamental a choice as answering an altar call. We must do it for the sake of our posterity.