By Grant Phillips
I was reading our state (commonwealth actually) news this morning and noticed that one of our senators wants to introduce a bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky. This got me thinking about Satan’s battle plan, i.e. just keep knocking over the dominoes.
Allow me to list just a few observations.
We’ve had alcohol in the large cities for many years. However, I can remember when Lexington, KY used to “close down the sidewalks” in the days of the Blue laws (Sunday laws). Not so now. The wild nightlife can now be found just about anywhere in this city any day of the week.
The Kentucky lottery began in April 1989. The excuse was to use the money for education; schools, class rooms, teachers, etc. [Update: didn’t happen. Teachers are using their own money for the classroom, haven’t received a decent raise in years and their pensions are going down the tubes.]
Over the last few years or so, most all of the smaller communities have practically outlawed smoking, BUT, not to worry, it has been replaced with … that’s right … you got it … ALCOHOL!
And now, as I said earlier, we may be considering the legalization of marijuana.
It is true that smoking is not good for us, but when did you ever hear of smoking causing anyone to be a loud-mouth jerk, or inflict harm on another person? The answer … never, but alcohol and drugs are destroying lives and families, taking lives and destroying minds.
Something’s wrong with this picture. I’m just speaking for good ole Kentucky for now, but to me, this isn’t progress. We’re regressing, not progressing. Let’s consider a few more dominoes.
From 1962-1980; prayer, the Bible and the Ten Commandments were removed from the public schools. Corporal punishment is now practically nonexistent. No wonder, generally speaking, our children are little spoiled, self-centered brats.
I don’t know the exact year for Kentucky, but no fault divorce began in the 70s. Is it any wonder why there are so many divorces and so many folks just shacking up?
In the 60s movie ratings began. The things seen and heard at the movies and on television today could gag a maggot. Prior to the 60s we would not worry about decent people and children watching a movie or the television, but today?
Of course we can’t forget June of 2015 when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to legalize homosexual marriages. It probably won’t be long until the Supremes also force the acceptance of transsexual lifestyles upon every state and commonwealth.
The Bible clearly and definitively calls homosexuality a sin.
Also, the Bible makes it clear that we are born male or female. We are either one or the other. Science agrees. Males are born with one Y chromosome and one X chromosome. Females are born with two X chromosomes. If you have one Y chromosome and one X chromosome, you are a male. If you have two X chromosomes, you are a female. We are either male or female when we are born. That cannot be debated.
Capital punishment, for all practical purposes, is also nearly non-existent. And we wonder why capital crime is through the roof. A mistreated dog can get more justice than an innocent human being.
All these brilliant moves (and many I haven’t listed) have resulted in a society that has become more and more corrupted, and that is exactly what Satan wants. Man cannot make society better, especially those in the political arena.
As can been seen by the dates, these things did not happen overnight, but the more dominoes that fall increases the speed of the remaining dominoes falling. Every year I think, “Surely, we’ve sunk about as far as we can go,” but each year proves me wrong. I shudder to think what our society will look like in a few more years.
Our society and even many professing Christians have the mistaken idea that the majority must be right. If most of the people say it’s okay, then it must be okay. That isn’t what Jesus said, and I’m going with His words.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
I suppose based on the world’s conclusion of the “majority” is where we also get the misconception that there will be far more people in Heaven than in hell. Again, based on what Jesus said in the Scripture verses above, there will be far fewer people in Heaven than in hell. Let me make it real clear. Most people will leave this earth and spend eternity in hell. Hell will have an overflowing abundance of human beings that stayed on the “broad road to destruction.” The only exception that could, maybe, alter this is the millions or billions who will be in Heaven because they were under the age of accountability when they died, or were not mentally competent.
I’ve never been one to follow the majority. The majority is most always a losing cause. Let me give one example. In 1 Kings 18:17-40 we’re told about an incident that happened between Elijah and Ahab’s prophets. Now keep in mind, there were 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah in the majority, not including Ahab and all the other followers of these false gods. There were two in the minority, Elijah and God. Over 850 to 2! Read the account and see who was right and who was wrong. By the way, what happened to the false prophets?
Elijah’s secret weapon was God. If we are on God’s side, we are always correct in our position with whatever circumstance is at hand. With that said, the Bible assures us that God is not on the side of any of the actions I mentioned earlier that our society has so willingly accepted.
While writing this article, a dear sister in Christ wrote to me, informing me of California adopting what is known as the ‘bordello’ law for long-term care centers. The article is entitled “California adopts ‘bordello’ plan for long-term care centers” and was posted by Bob Unruh on October 5th, 2017 at the WND website (www.wnd.com). Please take the time to read the article. It is eye-opening to the continued degradation of our society.
In part this new California law, which takes effect January 1st, states that males may room with females and share shower facilities with females. Also, employees can be punished criminally via a criminal fine and be imprisoned for up to a year. A care facility can suffer heavy fines and have their license revoked by the Department of Public Health and even be fined up to $150,000 under the state Fair Employment and Housing Act.
It will be a criminal offense for any private-care facility to “move or evict a transsexual resident for acting out their transsexual behavior, even if other residents are disturbed by it.”
The employees will be committing a criminal offense if they do not address the transsexual residents as “he” or “she”, no matter their biological sex. They are also required to dress the transsexual resident in women’s clothes (or vice versa), including underclothing, cosmetics, etc.
This law applies to senior homes, convalescent homes, skilled nursing facilities, the developmentally disabled, pediatric day health and respite care.
Surely, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)
I stand convinced that we are quickly approaching God’s judgment. Our hearts have become blackened and our rebellion against God is frightening. As the dominoes fall, true Christians need to take a stand.
Satan knows his time is short and he also knows the heart of man. Many dominoes have fallen since the early sixties and even earlier, and they continue to fall. I repeat that all the dominoes have not fallen at once, just one at a time, but now we live in a world that couldn’t even be imagined in the forties and fifties. What society accepts as normal today would have caused a nationwide rebellion when I was a child. Isn’t it amazing how things can change in just one lifetime, just one domino at a time?
The sad conclusion is that for each generation it will continue to get worse and worse, but for each younger generation, it will seem more and more acceptable.