Barbarians at the Gate
One of the images that caught my attention during the recent events at the nation's capitol was that of a man dressed up as a barbarian standing in the Senate chambers, at the very place where the VP often sits. To me, that image just about sums up the direction our country is going. The barbarians are at the gates. Or worse yet, the barbarians are in the process of taking over.
To me, that barbarian standing in the senate chamber represents the fact that almost all of the institutions of our nation are under the control of what I call “the barbarians” – i.e., the leftists, the socialists, the communists. They largely control the government, education, entertainment, the media, sports, and even a large part of the church.
I’m not a prophet or the son of a prophet, but I can envision what is about to happen to our country. I think there is good reason to believe that the recent election was seriously irregular, to put it mildly. The results of that election will be that the leftists will shortly take over the federal government. They will have nearly total control. And if those officials do what they have promised to do, our nation will lurch further toward the trash heap of history. Virtually all of the good things that President Trump did will be speedily reversed. The new administration will institute policies and laws that will endanger our basic constitutional rights to free speech, free exercise of religion, freedom of assembly, and freedom to bear arms. Perhaps, within not many years, this church will face genuine persecution. If the leftists do what they say they intend to do, we are in serious trouble.
What do we do in the face of these prospects? Let’s consider three biblical principles that we should remember in times like this.