The Tide of Our Times
When Czar Nicholas was deposed by the first Russian Revolution, it was largely due to the economic extremes of Russian society. The ruling elite enjoyed immense wealth, while the huddled masses suffered in abject poverty.
When Communism collapsed in the former Soviet Union, politicians attempted to set up a Western-style democracy in Russia. But the rampant corruption of the Communist bureaucracy was so engrained in Russian culture, that no matter what name they placed on it, the corruption remained.
Vladimir Putin rose to power and quickly began the process of taking apart Russias democratic reform.
Today, Russia more closely resembles the decadent days of Czarist Russia than a true democracy. The middle class is rapidly evaporating, while the wealth of the privileged has burgeoned beyond belief. The four cities that have the largest concentration of billionaires according to Forbes are New York City, Los Angeles, Moscow and London.
To a great extent, the chosen battleground [in Americas culture war] is creation vs. evolution. The secularist, claiming the evidence for evolution is undeniable, wrongly even defining science as naturalism, feels confident enough to publicly announce the war...
The research being conducted here...consistently confounds those who insist on naturalistic origins of all things. Certainly things operate according to natural law, but on the question of ultimate origins the evidence implies that something other than natural processes was involved, something supernatural.
People choose to believe in evolution, not because of the evidence, but because creation implies a supernatural Creator, one to whom we must give an account of our actions some day, a thought unacceptable to the natural man.
Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things. . . (Isaiah 40:26).
While the public has been led to believe that all the leading scientists buy the global warming hysteria and the political agenda that goes with it, in fact the official reports from the United Nations or the National Academy of Sciences are written by bureaucratsand then garnished with the names of leading scientists who were consulted, but whose contrary conclusions have been ignored. Thomas Sowell,
Muhammad divided the world into two houses...the House of Islam (dar al-Islam) and the House of War (dar al-harb). A Muslim, therefore, sees the world in two halves, one half is Muslim, and the other half is in the process of becoming Muslim. A Muslim thinks there will only be world peace when the whole world has submitted to the will of Allah, or, in short, become Muslim.
The Pew Research Center reports the results of a poll of 18 to 25 year olds (general population):
The EU parliament building in Strasbourg, GermanyIan Paisley, who is a member of the EU Parliament, has said the following about the building:
Now, a massive Crystal Palace tower (officially called the Tower Building) houses the Fifth Parliament of Europe. It is certainly a building of the Space Age. The seats of its massive hemicycle are designed like the crew seats of the Star Trek space machines. There are 679 of thembut wait for it! While these seats are allocated to Members, one seat remains unallocated and unoccupied. The number of that seat is 666.
Evil is on the move. Ive never seen raw opposition to Christ and our freedom to express His message from influential elites like Im seeing it today. This is more than a cultural attack. We are witnessing a tidal wave of legislative attacks...[that] could sweep away our freedom to preach the gospel...Christians could be intimidated to back off essential elements of biblical truth...
I believe we are at a low-water mark in our governments history. We are seeing a historic unwillingness of government to protect what Americas founders called our first freedomfreedom of religion.
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