A little bird told me

Roger Meyer (guest columnist)
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Every news source has been covering the hot topic of the WikiLeaks exposure of government secrets. The leaks of diplomatic cables are of unflattering and insulting statements about leaders and politicians of other nations. The diplomatic face of the United States government is now blushing in embarrassment and fumbling for words to try to control the damage.

Why does our nation continue to trip and fall in front of the other nations of the world? Why did this happen?

I'm sure you have heard the phrase, "A little bird told me…." This phrase is used to convey a secret or something confidential while not revealing the source of the information. Did you know that the Bible says something very similar? In fact, many believe the Bible is actually the source of this modern phrase. In the book of Ecclesiastes we are advised: "Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter" (Ecclesiastes 10:20). The Bible is full of such wisdom and good advice. Secrets are seldom, if ever, safe. And confidences are often betrayed. Christ, in speaking of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, said: "For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known" (Luke 12:2). Had our national leaders read and followed this wisdom, we would not be suffering this national embarrassment. There would have been nothing for WikiLeaks to make public.

WikiLeaks is an international organization that makes public, on its website, documents that were intended by the owners to be kept secret. The documents are obtained surreptitiously by leaks from anonymous sources or by hacking into government and private databases.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has the unenviable task of traveling around the world to offer official apologies and regrets and do damage control with these nations' leaders.

Various scandals of the world's politicians and corrupt dealings of business leaders also have been exposed. There are WikiLeaks revelations that could greatly endanger the lives of various diplomats and government officials and endanger national security interests of nations. Middle East security is particularly at risk and this exposure could have a big impact on future international relations in the Middle East.

Deceits, lies, duplicity, deals, bribes and espionage have been exposed and have significantly shaken diplomatic relations and eroded trust. Allies aren't always really allies, and enemies aren't necessarily always enemies. The revelations may spell the end of open and frank diplomatic and business discussions and affect international relations for a long time to come.

There is a reason this is happening. As Mr. Roderick C. Meredith states in the booklet, Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ's Return , "Our competitors for global power and influence are looking down on us with increasing glee as we stumble in resolving domestic and international problems. These things are happening to us because we have turned aside from God. We have not obeyed the God of our fathers."

In another booklet, Prophecy Fulfilled: God's Hand in World Affairs Mr. Meredith says, "Let me be very plain and clear. In the years just ahead of us, you will read and hear news reports about the decline of the world's English-speaking peoples! … They will gradually be pushed aside in the arena of world leadership. When they do try to lead and intervene militarily or otherwise in world affairs, they will make more and more mistakes than ever and be more resented than ever."

Secrets have been exposed. A little bird has told the matter. Get the story behind the news stories. Go online at www.tomorrowsworld.org and examine these booklets.