To understand what God has in store for the future, it is important to understand what He has done in the past. One thing I am certain of, is that He always preserves our right to make choices.
I also know that God keeps things in balance. You can rest assured that where there is great evil, there is also great good. Sometimes it is the evil itself that brings out the good in people, as they bind together to resist it. We live in a day of choices. Choices that are becoming ever clearer with each passing day. Do we involve ourselves in greater evils to meet our growing lusts? Or do we minimize our wants so that we can do ever greater good?
The Bible talks about the 12 tribes of Israel being led to the promised land by Moses. The people had just come out from under the yoke of Pharoah, a true Satanic Psychopath if ever there was one. He let his lusts lead to the destruction of his people, and died an ignominous death in the Red Sea. Pharoah chose things over people. Materialism over spiritual development. Many of the Israelites made the same choices as Pharoah and were destroyed as a result.
They brought with them Moloch and Ashterah, sacrificed their children to devils and gave in to unbridled sexual perversions including homosexuality. God was feeding them with Mannah from heaven, yet they lusted after the fleshpots of Egypt. God sent quail into their camp in his anger and they died like flies while the flesh was still in their mouths. While they could witness the presence of God on the mountain with Moses, they made for themselves a golden calf and engaged in mass sexual orgies.
Moses came down with a higher law from the mountain, realized they couldn't obey it, and smashed the tables it was written upon to pieces. He ultimately returned with a law they could obey. The law of conscience. The 10 Commandments. A law so basic that anyone could obey it, if they chose to. Here is the text:
2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;
3 Do not have any other gods before me.
4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me,
6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.
8 Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
9 For six days you shall labour and do all your work.
10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns.
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it.
12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
13 You shall not kill/murder.
14 You shall not commit adultery.
15 You shall not steal.
16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
The children of Israel refused to obey these basic laws of a peaceful society. They ended up dying in the wilderness while their children marched into the promised land. The Satanic Psychopaths have removed the 10 Commandments from our schools, government, Congress and Courts. They have replaced them with the Satanic law, which is, simply stated, "Do What Thou Wilt".
Satanic Psychopaths refuse to obey any of the 10 Commandments and persecute and murder those that try to limit their evil lusts. Like Pharoah, their hellish pride will ultimately lead to their destruction and removal from this earth. They will get to spend some time in the Spirit world with others like themselves. The remainder of those on this earth will be forced to travel through their own wilderness to get to the promised land. They will be forced to choose faith or fear, love or lust, light or darkness.
In the end, this world will be purified from evil and reserved for those that can obey the simple laws that God gave to Moses in the wilderness. The 10 Commandments. For now, we will all have to march through the our own wilderness to get to that promised land. We can do it with God and Faith, or we can do it without God and fear. It all depends on whether we choose to love or to lust.
Some of your recent thoughts about good versus evil reminded me of a talk from Dr. Richard Swenson who is a Christian Futurist. He makes a logical argument for the End of the Age with the integration of our past and extrapolating for our future by analyzing a process of forces.
The first force is profusion - progress has given us more and more, faster and faster. Then an irreversibility sets in where our economy depends upon profusion, our culture is addicted to progress and we have involuntary retention -- the state of being unable to undiscover a discovery. Following the irreversibility is the exponential rise of fallenness when profusion becomes extreme. The extremes become cataclysmic when there is not enough leeway to adjust when things go wrong or are misused. All seems in balance as long as there is enough good to keep up with the bad. But when the bad becomes bad enough, it will doom the entire system. With the increasing potential for more evil, what will fallenness do with infinite energy? A smaller number of people have power to wreck havoc with weaponry, technology, communications, information, mobility, money and speed. When all these powers converge, there will be an exponential profusion of evil.
The question for the good is, Do we have enough wisdom to slow progress down or deal with catastrophic events ? Alvin Toffler said that trends are unstoppable, but we can survive.
At least to my mind, the good cannot give way just because evil proliferates. Psalm 11:3 asks, "When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do ?" Then the Psalm goes on to talk about the eyelids of the Lord testing us. Evil will always challenge the validity of the good.
My favorite guiding quote comes from philosopher Francis Schaeffer: Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.