Since our culture has become a secular culture, most of us have focused on Romney's "47 percent" and the impact that holds for our nation. To twist it into what passes for modern Christian theology, we might say that the 47 percent now believe that it is more blessed to receive than to give. Praise government, from whom all blessings flow. And pass the rich fatted taxpayer; it's time for another bag of chips while I watch reality TV.
The people who have traditionally been smart enough to know this doesn't work, America's up and coming leaders, seem to have missed those classes in college. Perhaps they were too busy enjoying the enforced coed dorms and subsidized abortions at our nation's most prestigious educational establishments. Or maybe the inbreeding that occurred over the last few generations has dumbed down even the elites to the point where historical tragedy seems like a bright new idea to launch a career in government.
But the issue isn't confined to economics; that's just what we as a secular culture are fixated on. The issue is wider. Here's a prophetic perspective on our culture:
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"(A)nd words as an adversary of the Most High it doth speak, and the saints of the Most High it doth wear out, and it hopeth to change seasons and law; and they are given into its hand, till a time, and times, and a division of a time" (Daniel 7:25, Young's Literal Translation).
America's newest roll of flag postage stamps now celebrates "equality." Would that be equality of opportunity? Equality under the law? Or equality of material goodies dispensed by the government to the people who voted for it?
Our rot in fact goes much deeper than the material. It was tempting to look the other way and call the euthanasia of 50, 60, 70 or however million babies it has now been a "personal choice," albeit not one made by the baby. "Choice" was frequently funded by the taxpayers after they'd already paid for the contraceptives to prevent the pregnancy.
The state was already mommy and daddy for the children of the nation's under class; the educational elites its tutors. Why should we be surprised when they raised up little secularists and communists made in their own image? What did you think they would produce? Christian missionaries?
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Now the 2 percent have begun to succeed at changing "seasons and law" by ushering in homosexual "marriage." And as nice as Adam and Steve may be as dinnertime conversationalists, they still require the intervention of a female body to complete their "family" and perpetuate the next generation. So look for laws giving homosexuals affirmative action style priority in adoptions. The child, once again, has no choice.
The 47 percent (plus this 2 percent) really do hope to change seasons and law. Both are at war with God. And for a time, they will succeed. But in the process the house divided becomes the house with its foundation built on the shifting sands of popular opinion. And when the storm comes, great will be the fall of it.
Notice the caricature of the divine even by those who self-identify as being at war with God:
"Boys (lads), it is the last time (hour, the end of this age). And as you have heard that the antichrist [he who will oppose Christ in the guise of Christ] is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen, which confirms our belief that it is the final (the end) time" (1 John 2:18 Amplified Bible).
As the left's statist European castles crumble before us, the leftists are busy here in America, changing seasons and laws. Once we have world government, it will all work out, don't you know. But the laws of economics, physics and God's laws can't be changed by humanity, no matter how noble the cause. The result will always end in tears for the multitudes. From the tears their stupidity will not protect them.