President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final address, January 17, 1961, warning of “a scientific, technological elite,” similar to today’s global big tech and pharma industries.
“We face a hostile ideology — global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method of indefinite duration.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.
We must also be alert to the danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
You and I, and our government — must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow.
We cannot mortgage our grandchildren’s material assets without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”
AGE OF CONFUSION
Colossians 2:8-10 “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.”
Relativism – All points of view are equally valid and that all truth is relative to the individual. This means that all moral positions, all religious systems, all art forms, all political movements are true.
“In A Time of Universal Deceit, Telling The Truth Is A Revolutionary Act.”
Group Think – Conformity and agreement become the most important aspect of human behavior.
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AGE OF THE MOST ESSENTIAL CHURCH
1 Peter 4:12-14 “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part, He is blasphemed, but on your part, He is glorified.”
“The Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis.”
Attorney General Barr, (4.27.20)
“It is time—past time—to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques.” Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Supreme Court (11.25.20)
AGE OF THE OVERCOMER
Romans 8:35 “If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Overcomers look for solutions in every problem
Overcomers Prepare for the Next Giant
Overcomers Develop their potential
Overcomers Pick their battles carefully
Overcomers outlast their Enemies