Most people today feel pressured to "go along" with values and practices God abhors. Have you fallen victim to the devil's attack on our society?
Have you been deceived by the devil? Are you sure?
How can you know?
Far more than most people even begin to realize, the entire society around us is being turned upside down. Although the media try to make this all look good on the surface, your Bible reveals that the end result will be awful!
When I was growing up, people would have been shocked by the ready availability of abortion on demand. They would never have envisioned condoms being distributed to students by school authorities. “Living together” without benefit of marriage would have been seen as scandalous, and it would have been unimaginable to think of homosexual couples entering into “same-sex marriages” while celebrating their divergence from long-standing values of decency.
Yet, today, these practices and others like them are commonly accepted by countless millions of people around us—even many who call themselves Christian. But even nominal “Christianity” is now under attack, as most of the Western nations are rejecting almost every vestige of their former Judeo-Christian heritage. It used to be that people would at least acknowledge the authority of the Bible, even while going against much of what it teaches. Today, biblical values themselves are being undermined by a barrage of Satanic propaganda.
Satan, the “god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4), is very clever, indeed. And he uses clever and even highly educated human beings to assist him in his campaign to make evil seem good. The Creator God knew that as the end of the age approached, increasing numbers of vain, rebellious human beings would lend themselves to purveying evil. Scripture plainly warns us: “ Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20–21).
Yet, most average men and women simply do not realize that they are being cleverly seduced by a carefully orchestrated campaign to make evil seem good. They do not see the ways in which “mainstream media” cooperates with, and even promotes, the ideas of those who would totally undermine the morality of the Western nations. For younger people today, they can barely—if at all—remember a time when Western society truly upheld the values of respect for the family unit, the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman, a basic standard of morality as found in the Ten Commandments, and the protection of all human life—including the unborn child in its mother’s womb.
Today, by contrast, the modern God-rejecting slogan is, “If it feels good, do it!” Practically an entire generation of Americans, Canadians and other English-speaking peoples has been educated and propagandized to basically despise the God of the Bible and the standards of conduct to which hundreds of millions of our ancestors at least gave lip service—and frankly followed, at least partly, according to their understanding, in their daily lives. What happened?
There are a handful of thoughtful commentators who have recognized this trend and spoken out to expose it, more than I can acknowledge in this brief article. One such exposé is found in a book titled The Marketing of Evil. Author David Kupelian, in this fascinating and very important document, lays bare the reality of the agenda behind those who are—whether knowingly or unknowingly—helping Satan undermine long-held biblical values in the Western nations.
What is going on? Kupelian writes, “The plain truth is, within the space of our lifetimes, much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped, and sold to us as though it has great value. By skillfully playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity and tolerance, these marketers have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America’s founding regarded as grossly self-destructive—in a word, evil” (pp. 11–12).
Many will find Kupelian’s claims unbelievable, unless they approach his book with an open mind. He goes on to explain the propaganda plan of certain homosexual activists who are “following an in-depth, published plan laid out by professional Harvard-trained marketers” (p. 12). Kupelian asks, “How can this be happening in America? How does child molesting become ‘man-boy love’? How does crushing a baby’s skull and sucking out his brains become a ‘constitutional right’? How does quoting the Bible become ‘hate speech’? How exactly is evil made to appear good, and good made to appear evil? How has America—which still boasts an 80 percent Christian population—seen fit to embrace what can only be called a culture of death, rather than a culture of life?” (p. 13).
One of the key tactics often employed by Satan and his emissaries down through the ages is to make changes happen so gradually that the average person does not realize the enormity of what is occurring. This is the “frog in the pot” strategy. When a frog is first placed in a pot of lukewarm water, all seems pleasant and safe. But then, as the water is heated very slowly, the unthinking frog is steadily being boiled to death—before it realizes what is happening!
Because the above-described changes, though truly massive, are taking place over a number of years—or, in some cases, even a few decades—the vast majority of people do not grasp the enormity of these vast changes in “normal” morality, nor do they see the danger of what is going on. Most people are lulled to sleep by the constant drumbeat of propaganda messages that insist these massive changes are simply matters of “fairness” or “equality” or “being nice”—and certainly in any case that the shattering of long-held values is not “hurting anyone.”
Does the unborn baby girl who has had her brains sucked out get a chance to complain about the loss of her “woman’s rights”? Do children with “two mommies” or “two daddies” have the chance to experience both maternal and paternal love? What message is sent to young people when they see adults in the name of “sexual freedom” becoming “slaves” of their lusts and whims, putting physical stimulation and even “disposable income” ahead of the value of having a traditional family? It should not escape our notice that there are non-Western societies, right now, that are watching this moral toboggan slide of the West. Will they let this evil enter their own societies, or will they do what they can to crush the West before that evil spreads further?
You may be shocked to learn that your Bible clearly reveals that, before the end of this age, the United States and the British-descended nations will actually become “slaves” of nations that have not weakened themselves as we have done.
Meanwhile, for most average people, the Internet and other diversions keep them occupied—often so busy that they simply do not take time to think. Of course, if they did sit down and carefully think through where these developments are leading, most sensible people would know better. They would read history and realize that every empire or nation that has followed the current course of the Western nations has come to nothing.
For centuries, though it was followed imperfectly, the Western nations at least made some show of looking to the Bible as the ultimate standard of morality. But in recent decades, our educators, politicians, and even most of our supposed spiritual leaders, have done their best to abolish the idea of a “real” God, and use human reasoning instead to establish their own standard of morality and decide how everyone should live. Increasingly, a hedonistic way of life is being forced on us, through government dictates that regulate our workplaces, our home lives, our medical care, our marriages and so many other aspects of our daily lives.
In all of this, one element is conspicuously missing. In the New Testament of your Bible, one of the very first commands quoted by Jesus Christ in Luke 4:4 is, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’” Somewhere along the line, Americans and Britons who used to believe firmly in the idea of a real God—and in standards of conduct based, at least loosely, upon the Ten Commandments—have lost sight of any semblance of that God. This is not surprising, as countless of our religious educators and leaders have propagandized our youth—even those who become ministers—with the concept that the Bible is not directly inspired by God, that it cannot be relied upon implicitly and that mankind therefore can invent its own standard of conduct.
When you understand this one “key,” everything else falls into place! For the majority in our Western nations have truly forsaken God, and now look to themselves—through the prism of their own vanities and lusts—to decide what is right and what is wrong. Yet Scripture warns us: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12). Millions of aborted babies have experienced this for themselves—and will, at the future resurrection called the “White Throne Judgment” (Revelation 20:11–15), be able to look their parents in the eye and ask, “Why didn’t you obey God’s word?”
In a prophecy given to our ancestors, which certainly refers directly to our present age, the Creator God warns, “But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it” (Leviticus 26:14–16).
Indeed, as various mental, emotional and physical diseases become more and more rampant because of fornication, adultery and homosexual activity, the breakup of families, the abandonment of children and other “fruits” of our moral breakdown, there will indeed be “sorrow of heart.” Truly, the way of “sexual freedom” and “easy divorce” leads not just to AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, but to premature death.
As I grew up in the 1930s and 1940s, I appreciated my mother and dozens of her friends as dignified, educated and respected women who led the activities in their homes, bought the food and other needed items, hired maids and gardeners on occasion, taught and nurtured their children, and provided a “haven” for their husbands after a long day of work. These women used their tremendous God-given capacity to assist their families—and the entire society around them—in providing a decent, crime-free and healthy environment for all.
After World War II, however, the “Women’s Lib” movement began to propagandize women with the idea that their roles as homemakers and mothers were “not fulfilling.” Ladies who did not work outside the home were increasingly belittled as “slaves” of men and as throwing away their potential. Traditional marital roles were attacked as “antiquated” and “unhealthy” and as “keeping women down.” Feminist activists recognized that marriage had to be a prime target of their attack against traditional moral values. As feminist author Robin Morgan stated, “We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage” (Kupelian, p. 112). As feminist author and journalist Jill Johnson stated, “Until all women are lesbians, there will be no true political revolution” (ibid.). This may sound extreme, and indeed these ideas are often “watered down” for the average person being “sold” on the idea of feminism, but they are real and are dangerous.
And these ideas have real, often tragic, consequences. Consider the effect on children. Judith Wallerstein, a researcher whose groundbreaking work involved a 25-year study of children of divorce, asks, “What about the children?” As an expert in this field, she has described a terrible emptiness and frustration inflicted upon generations of young people by this newfound “freedom” propagated by the radical feminists.
The Marketing of Evil describes this problem in detail. “Looking back at America’s decades-long divorce ‘experiment,’ Glenn Stanton, Focus on the Family’s marriage expert, summed up its results. While adults suffered terribly, children ‘fared even worse,’ he noted. ‘Many saw the innocence of childhood evaporate the day their parents announced the divorce. Others described being ‘scarred for life.’ They told countless stories of being crippled by anxiety, possessed by anger, disoriented by confusion and immobilized by fear of total abandonment. Their behavior, grades and physical and mental health plummeted. They were different children. In fact, they didn’t see themselves as children any longer. Divorce forced them to become adults, even before they became teens. We now know these children carry these problems cumulatively into adulthood” (Kupelian, pp. 115–116).
Again, the results of these “social experiments” increase children’s sorrow and frustration, and lead to drug abuse, deadly disease and even suicide. Indeed, the way that “seems” right to a man often does end up in death!
By leaving the God of the Bible out of the picture, nations that once at least professed to uphold biblical values are now beginning to destroy themselves. And the results—particularly in the U.S. and Britain which ought to know better—are startling! Yet, millions who have been seduced by the false promises of the secularists and anti-God forces—ultimately led by Satan and his demons—are virtually unaware of the problem, and increasingly are unaware of the God of the Bible and any semblance of Jesus Christ’s teachings! I refer to the “God of the Bible” because—as most of you know—there are so many false “gods” out there today. There are literally hundreds of concepts of what God is or is not. But the deep “fear” or awe of the true God—the Creator, the One who inspired the Bible—is entirely absent in the minds of most people.
Dear reader, you need to think about how the above-described changes have begun to affect the mental health and happiness of millions of people, the stability of homes and families—and the ultimate survival of the Western nations. If the U.S. and Britain are to continue and prosper, the restoration of profound respect for that God must be recovered—and, frankly, must be increased to where it ought to be!
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Finally, may God help all of us be sure that we face reality. As the end-time prophetic events inspired by the God of the Bible swiftly begin to take place, human beings cannot afford to “hide their eyes” from the Truth much longer. You, yourself, need to face the basic issues of life: “Why am I alive? Is there a real God? Should I obey that God or go my own way?” Most people do not face or even understand these vital questions. Yet the Apostle Paul challenges us: “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them” (2 Corinthians 4:3–4). Satan is ultimately the one behind the “marketing of evil” through which he seeks to seduce as many as he can. Satan the Devil has indeed “blinded” the vast majority of mankind from understanding the Truth. If you are beginning to understand what I have written in this short article, God may be opening your eyes and removing that blindness! May this article help you to think, to take heed, and to prove to yourself the right answers to the key questions of life. This magazine and the Tomorrow’s World television program are dedicated to helping you gain true understanding. May God help you to understand—and to change!