Lost Leaders and the Death of Nations

Lost Leaders and the Death of Nations

This is not just a case of bad politics and bad ideas. As I said in another recent piece: The more I think about it, the more diabolical things appear to be. We do not just have bad philosophies and bad ideologies and bad social policies and bad political agendas. We have satanic philosophies and satanic ideologies and satanic social policies and satanic political agendas. The god of this world is fully behind them all.

There are various ways cultures can crumble and nations can decline. When the people become overwhelmed in their own sin and selfishness things will not long last. That of course is one clear theme of the biblical revelation. But it is not just Joe Pagan that we are talking about here. God’s own people can go off the rails as well.

The Bible throughout speaks about those who claim to know God who are lifeless, soulless, spineless and heartless. They go through the motions, they say religious words, they put on an air of spirituality, but they are so very far from the one true living God. What we find in Isaiah 30:8-11 is relevant:

And now, go, write it before them on a tablet
and inscribe it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come
as a witness forever.
For they are a rebellious people,
lying children,
children unwilling to hear
the instruction of the Lord;
who say to the seers, “Do not see,”
and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right;
speak to us smooth things,
prophesy illusions,
leave the way, turn aside from the path,
let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”

That too spells trouble. But perhaps worst of all is when the rulers of the land are blind, deaf and dumb. In that case we all suffer, and chances of a moral and spiritual turnaround become much more difficult indeed. Consider just a few of the proverbs on this matter of wicked rulers:

Proverbs 11:14 Without wise leadership, a nation falls.

Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;
but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
but when the wicked rule, the people mourn.

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.

Everywhere we look in the world we see evil rulers running amok. When I recently wrote some thoughts on this, a rather upset fellow sent in a commentHe used words to this effect: ‘How can you say the American or New Zealand or Australian leaders are evil like the North Korean leaders?’

Well, let me take a moment to respond to that. There was a time not too far back when we could rightly reject a foolish moral equivalence. We could reject the idea that godless Communist hell-holes were equal to free and democratic Western nations.

But times are changing. No, England or America or other such nations are not yet – at least directly – killing millions of their own citizens just as China and the USSR did. But on other core values that distinguish a civilised society from a savage one, the line is beginning to disappear.

When you have Western nations murdering millions of their own children in the name of a woman’s right to choose, then how can we claim to be all that morally superior to other nations? When we wage full-tilt war on the most important social institutions of all time – marriage and family – then are we much better than the barbarians?

When Western leaders declare their open hostility to Christianity and seek to make it a cause of ‘terrorism’ and ‘hate,’ then you know they are way off the rails. When you have hardcore secular lefties like Trudeau, Biden and Macron calling the shots, then you know that Western countries are not much better than other nations.

When you have almost every Western nation resorting to health fascism, the suspension of basic civil liberties and freedoms, and the creation of a two-tiered society, all in the name of ‘keeping us safe’ from a virus, we see how easily the West descended into full-tilt Big Brother statism.

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