Woe all around, everywhere you look woe and mourning, misery and despair. Just look at your headlines! You are a nation awash in sin and suffering the effects of it.
The below is a transcript of WBC’s latest video production, which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/PmKh7O8jfpE
Welcome friends, to another consideration of the headlines from a Bible perspective that we like to call WBC Video News.
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 5:20-24)
How are those words from the prophet Isaiah NOT applicable to modern day America? Just look at your headlines! Woe all around, everywhere you look woe and mourning, misery and despair. You are a nation awash in sin and suffering the effects of it.
Headline – “Matthew leaves 15 dead in US; 7 killed in North Carolina amid severe flooding”
How many times have we told you to expect these things to continue, to get worse, and what the only remedy is? These are not random acts of nature, they are not the neutrally generated results of carbon gas emissions and global warming generated by too many cars. Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes, hail storms, forest fires, etc., are all brought upon you by God. And instead of showing your thankfulness to Him for not destroying you, American fools say things like “We stood still. It dodged us. But we’re grateful.” It dodged you, you arrogant old man? Really? And to whom are you grateful? Certainly not God, or you would have said so, because
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” (Luke 6:45)
Headline – “Trump strikes defiant tone ahead of debate” and “In paid speeches, Hillary Clinton said she ‘represented’ and ‘had great relations’ with Wall Street”.
In some bizzaro-world version of a Dr. Seuss story, you’ve got Evil Thing 1 and Evil Thing 2 criss-crossing the country trying to convince a bunch of deaf, dumb and blind goats that they’re the best candidate to lead this nation.
On the one hand, you have the audacity to act surprised when Trump’s misogyny, lewd sexism and utterly foul vulgarity become open public knowledge, like you couldn’t tell this about him already? This is a country that said to ‘turn the other cheek’ when your elected president was cavorting with young women in the White House, and you act like this is shocking you? Please.
On the other hand you’ve got a woman who has admitted to committing multiple felonious acts with the information she was entrusted with as a Senator and Cabinet Member acting like being a criminal is no big deal, because “Colin Powell told her to do it”. All the while she’s cozied up to the banking and Wall Street criminals while pretending she is a defender and advocate for the poor, who those bankers have all ground to fine powder to make themselves rich. Heaven forbid.
This is a wonderful and deserving state for America to be in. This is the epitome of that which Daniel described to Nebuchadnezzar
“And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” (Daniel 2:43)
This nation once had its President declare a national day of humiliation, fasting and prayer, rightly pronouncing “But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!”
Can you possibly imagine Evil Thing 1 or 2 making such a humble declaration? Not likely. The miry clay sprinkled with iron is too full of itself to look to God for help and support any more.
Headline — “Two Officers Killed, Third Wounded in Shooting in Palm Springs, California”, juxtaposed against “Black Man Shot By Police”, which generates “<Insert athlete name here> protests national anthem”
Look at yourselves, America. A land of opportunity, wealth, station, and blessed for so many years by God, and you can’t bring yourselves to just get along. You’re like little children who all have access to deadly weapons. This is a very simple situation to resolve –
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)
Treat each other properly and this goes away; that’s right, obey God, treat each other how you want to be treated and this situation dries up immediately. If you cops would do as Jesus told you to do (Luke 3:14) – do violence to no man, don’t accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages, you’d gain a world of respect that should come with your authority. If the black community would drop the professional victim routine and take accountability for your actions and not blame everyone else, respecting the authorities set over them as the Bible commands us to do, then you’d not be looked at like entitled, spoiled brats. There’s no excuse for either position here. This isn’t about racism, that’s a smoke screen. This isn’t about crime, that’s a smoke screen. This is about you being rebels against God, refusing even in the smallest of things to simply obey Him.
And you athletes, please. How about you use that platform you clearly understand you have for what God tells you to do – warn your fellow man to flee from the wrath to come (Matt. 3:7). You know you have a microphone, now stop acting like your taking a knee is actually DOING something and put some words in the air that benefit the souls of your fellow man or just stop the charade already.
The miry clay is a miasma of American filth. It is weak, disgusting and vile, and it will not be able to hold up Nebuchadnezzar’s statue much longer. It is past time for the country to be saved, but friends, you as individuals should see the warning signs in these events and take heed to your own souls. Obey while there is still a today.
Repent or perish.