TITLE: A Symphony of Miracles Book 2 Chapter 19 Firm Foundations 8/27/14
By Richard McCaw
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Most of us believers today face a major dilemma We are too busy to edify ourselves in the scriptures! If only we understood the foundations on which our Father has been building His kingdom! And if we do not take heed to the foundations of our faith, then the same question King David of old confronted must again challenge us, ‚ÄúIf the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?‚ÄĚ
Spiritual foundations have been eroded. During the five most exciting years of his life,1831-1836, young Charles Darwin served as a naturalist aboard the H.M.S.Beagle, a British scientific expedition. He studied plants and animals wherever the ship went. The result was a diary that led to ‚Äúthe most revolutionary change that has ever occurred in man‚Äôs view of himself.‚ÄĚ What Darwin concluded grew into a book entitled ‚Äėthe Origin of the Species,‚Äô which has presented the most serious challenge to the Christian view of God as Creator of the Universe. Today, many people believe in the Theory of Evolution, while doubting the Christian Scriptures. They reject God and the Church and have turned to atheism and the cults for answers to life‚Äôs deepest questions. If we remove the Bible as the solid foundation upon which the individual believer‚Äôs entire life has been built, then everything will begin to collapse!
The foundations of carnality have been laid. Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychiatry, was another man who created cataclysmic changes for humanity through the printed page! When he published his ‚ÄúCivilization and its Discontents,‚ÄĚ he made the sexual instinct (known as libido) the universal motivation for all things. But Freud was an atheist. He saw all religion as ‚Äúmental infantilism‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúmass delusion.‚ÄĚ He expressed contempt for God and His work in clever, psychological remarks. Psychoanalysis became the new revelation, and psychotherapy the new salvation. His philosophy that ‚Äúlibido is everything‚ÄĚ appealed to man‚Äôs lower nature and has saturated modern society. Worldly-minded people today, regard previous societies as dull because they did not drag sex into the streets, the books, the newspapers, and into Christian communities. Freud‚Äôs efforts were achieved through his writings, and today they are taught in colleges and universities everywhere.
While some of his writings have some validity, each successive generation has grown more and more sexually permissive. Where are the writers that will give the next generation God‚Äôs point of view on the sanctity of love, sex and marriage?
The walls of confusion have been erected. One of the greatest evidences of the power of the writer was seen in the influence of the cults, and the scourge of false religion during the last century. In 1879, Charles Taze Russell founded ‚ÄúZion‚Äôs Watch Tower‚ÄĚ magazine with 6,000 in print. By 1963, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society had branches in more than 92 lands, and missionary work and kingdom preaching in over 214, with literature being distributed in 110 languages. By 1975 the Watch Tower skyrocketed to 244,000,000 in print in 78 languages.
But that was a 1975 report. Now stretch your imagination! What must it be now?
Joseph Smith recounts in his book ‚ÄúThe Pearl of great Price,‚ÄĚ how in 1820, God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son materialized and spoke to him in a vision. Later, an angel guided him to the famous golden plates, from which he translated the Book of Mormon. Today, thousands of Mormons travel in pairs from house to house. Through television they offer freely the writings of Joseph Smith: The Book of Mormon and other cultic literature. Through their many writings and missionary zeal this cult is a serious challenge to the Body of Christ worldwide.
Dignity of human freedom is being destroyed. Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the socialist revolution in the Soviet Union, once said, ‚ÄúEvery communist must be actively engaged in the distribution of atheistic literature.‚ÄĚ Mahatma Ghandi‚Äôs nephew at one time remarked, ‚ÄúThe missionaries have taught us to read, but the Communists have given us the literature!‚ÄĚ Karl Marx, who sparked tremendous changes in the socio-political systems around the world, once declared, ‚ÄúIt is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views!‚ÄĚ That was in the introduction to his book ‚ÄėThe Communist Manifesto.‚Äô Marx was a man some called the greatest thinker in all history. Through a host of militant pamphlets, he also unleashed tyranny and terror upon mankind, resulting in the extermination of untold millions, and championed the philosophy of atheism and dialectic materialism.
During the last century, Communists through literature successfully sowed seeds of revolution in the minds of millions in Mexico, Italy, France, South America, India and Africa, while many in the Church of Jesus Christ were lolled into a deep sleep. Satan through dangerous cults have spread deception, manipulated situations in subtle maneuvers that have uprooted the Word of God and prayer from schools, fathers from homes, discredited righteousness and wreaked havoc in nations through fanaticism. The result has been a steady increase in crime, distress of nations, men‚Äôs hearts failing them for fear for looking at those things that are about to take place.
Christian writers must now declare, ‚ÄúThe word that God puts in my mouth, that I must speak!‚ÄĚ
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