The obsession with truth in the media and the church is just that: obsession. With Bible and secular law in hand agents and operatives of both church and state have made for themselves an image of certified trash. Like the people of Isaiah’s days the current generation has sunk to animalistic levels all the while proclaiming their status as the example of integrity and excellence. It is a laughable development, but we will leave the laughing to God who establishes both the order required for both the church and state. Now that we cannot claim to be without straight paths because of the repentance that brings us first of all into a family relationship with God and secondly into a new life in which Christ is the Way. The church is not to be defined by the thousands of cowardly noisemakers and guides who have trouble admitting that their mixing the Good Shepherd with thieves and robbers is a confession of desolation.
The chances of anything named after Messiah having a healthy life without his exclusive function as ALPHA and OMEGA are nil. No branch can thrive without an active connection to its vine. Christ does not need help from Moses or any other prophet to make his case nor to give eternal life to those who come to God on the basis of what Christ has done. Only desolation can follow if he who comes in Yahweh’s name is rejected.
Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”Luke 13:35
There is no shortage of people who are completely bogus wise, bogus righteous, and bogus penitent.
Worse than farm animals
Civilized people democratgically-minded popping up in all the places where the most useless and abhorrent practices are the in thing. What can we say a person has learned if, in pursuit of divine excellence, he decides to turn his attention to a temple where animal sacrifices ingrained sacrifices and drink offerings are offered in the quest for atonement with the god of the universe? It is disastrous for people who know prophetic teaching to ignore the fact that Moses passed the torch to one who will succeed him.
The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.”Isaiah 1:3
It is obvious that neither personal experience nor documentation has convinced the observers of the biblical flow that prophetic priority has come to an end. If one lacks experience then shallow-end swimming is to blame. The vast majority have no share in Holy Spirit blessings. They were never in line behind Christ or his apostles. We can say with John, at the departure of bogus disciples, “They were never part of us” (1 John 2:19). All those trumpeting for making the church a (cheap) copy of the kingdoms of Israel or Judah are bewitched that they do not see the canyon between Christ and Moses. The difference between death and life is muddled by evangelicals; the difference between the success of the Cross and Mount Sinai does not appear.
If one thought that the kingdoms of Isaiah’s lifetime were the only ones that fell off the truck one only needs to look at the neighbours. The United States and Canada are trying to get past their farm animal instincts with little progress. The treatment of women, children and entire ethnic groups is a shame enshrined in the sacred laws of many nations. These sacred traditions have given rise to a culture of lies, stupid mantras, endless cycles of fables and legislative battles, instead of humane and caring values.
The neighbours are all desolate too
Our contemporaries, drowning in the molasses of their golden calves, their consultations with the dead, sacred cakes and drinks, their misogyny, violence and homicides are profane, definitely sacred in their mirrors desolate and scared.