Do you ever read, watch, or
hear news reports and say to yourself: "The world has gone crazy!" or
something to that effect? Certainly, this seems to be a world going--or
already gone--mad. The observation is worthy of in-depth investigation.
Looking in any direction across
the landscape of human interaction produces undeniable evidence. This is
a planet of people whose sanity is under assault by an unseen force. It
is the same sin-sickness that infected the first recorded rebel, Lucifer
the fallen one, who is so delusional that he thinks he can still defeat
the God of heaven. Thus, I give the malady the designation the "Devil's
dementia." Indeed, it has gone viral upon planet earth.
The supernaturally inflicted
dementia has brought much of humanity to the point that mankind's
thinking has become reprobate. The word reprobate is defined as: morally
depraved; unprincipled; bad. Reprobate thinking is rejected by God and
beyond hope of salvation (apart from redemption found only in Jesus
Christ). It is the kind of thinking with which Satan, the devil, now
incessantly assaults God's creation called man. Mankind is thus fatally
infected, his mind only on evil continually, just as prophesied.
Jesus said it would be like in
the days of Noah at the time of His Second Coming (Lk. 17:26-27). When
we check those days, we find the following: "And God saw that the
wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of
the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Gen. 6:5).
Let us consider the spreading
dementia that afflicts our nation and the world at this late hour in
history. Analyzing the arenas of human endeavor and the upside-down
thinking that pervades will quite possibly further give us a sense of
where this generation stands on God's prophetic timeline.
Religion, rather than acting as
a comforting abode for the spirit as it is purported to do, more often
inflames passions and ignites wars than soothes the savage beast within
man. The most volatile religion of our time has at its very heart the
demand that genocide be perpetrated upon God's chosen people. Jihad is
the term for "holy war" that inspires much of Islam. It is sheer
insanity that demands that parents strap bombs to their sons and
daughters to blow up others--this in the name of bringing into being
peace on earth!
Christianity today more and
more spotlights the madness of the hour. Many who say they are
Christians have turned from the very reason for Christianity's
name--Jesus Christ and His death, burial, and resurrection as sacrifice
so men, women, and children can be redeemed from sin. False teachers and
preachers divert the minds and hearts of people to fables. It is an
inward turning toward self-centeredness and away from reaching out to
the lost of the world as Christ commissioned His followers to do.
In the name of Christ,
Catholicism harbors a seemingly endless number of priests who are
pedophiles, who prey on the innocent children who are supposed to be
under their watch care. This is reprobate thinking and an assault on
God--perversion of the worst sort.
The devil's dementia is working
within the Church today, through the wolves in sheep's clothing, as
condemned by Scripture:
"Now as Jannes and Jambres
withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt
minds, reprobate concerning the faith" (2 Tim 3:8).
"They profess that they know
God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and
unto every good work reprobate" (Titus 1:16).
All one has to do to understand
what is going on in bringing down the United States is to cogitate on
the thoughts recently uttered by one of America's avowed enemies. "Fidel
Castro, Cuba’s former president, wrote in an essay that passage of the
American healthcare overhaul is 'a miracle' and a major victory for
Barack Obama’s presidency, but called it 'really incredible' that the
U.S. took more than two centuries from its founding to approve health
benefits for all" ("In the News," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/26/10, p.
The American government and the
present administration demonstrate beyond any doubt the dementia that
affects U.S. leadership. These "leaders" demand that Americans learn to
live within their means, yet the politicians run up tabs of trillions of
dollars in the drive to convert the nation to European-style socialism
at best--to a Marxist state at worst. The big tax-and-spenders have
strapped and continue to strap future generations with debt that can
never be repaid. Only God's staying hand has prevented the complete
implosion of the U.S. and world economies to this point.
It is madness, but if viewed
through spiritually attuned senses, it's madness that can be understood
as defiantly following the reprobate thinking that opposes the God of
heaven. With a considerable majority of U.S. citizenry opposing the
massive spending spree, the majority party ignores the people's wishes.
Instead they tie to their insane fiscal scheme taxpayer-funded abortions
and other anti-God legislation, which enables atrocities such as public
schools outlawing Bibles in classrooms while distributing condoms and
birth control pills to students.
The madness spreads and
metastasizes. FOX News reported Thursday, March 25, 2010, that a mother
was devastated that her fifteen-year-old daughter was transported to an
abortion facility by a public school in Seattle, Washington, for an
abortion. This was done because the mother had signed a consent form she
thought was for the child's medical safety, in case there was a medical
emergency while she was at school. The school powers-that-be interpreted
the consent form as meaning they had the right to abort the child's
baby. That the girl was pregnant is troubling enough, but the
government-funded school taking such godless action demonstrates a
reprobate mindset that would have in earlier generations been
FOX News reported the same day
that a phenomenon known as the "flash mob" has come into being, whereby
young people assemble on an Internet gathering site, organize, then
physically take to the streets to vandalize and destroy merchandise
within stores and damage other places. The report disclosed that an
activity known as "catch and wretch" is the recreational activity of a
growing number of children as young as nine years old. They pick out a
victim (sometimes the elderly), as would a pack of wolves, then they
beat them and do other dastardly things. Lawlessness is the result of
the devil's dementia, of which Antichrist will one day be the chief
Geopolitical Dementia Nowhere
is the upside-down thinking that is the devil's dementia more evident,
from the biblically prophetic perspective, than in the arena of
geopolitics. Again, on FOX--"FOX and Friends," Friday, March 26, 2010--I
heard contributor Geraldo Rivera accuse Israel and Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu of being the cause of Middle East tensions. He
implied that they were the roadblock to peace in the region because they
consistently perpetrated acts against the impoverished Palestinian
Rivera had just returned from
the region, and, in my view, painted Netanyahu as a tyrant, whose Likkud
party wanted only to stir the boiling pot that is the Middle East, and
was an obstacle to peace. He praised the Obama administration as the
sane influence, and said the Israeli government should be pressured to
give in to the two-state solution and the division of Jerusalem.
The devil's dementia--the
reprobate, woolly-mindedness--couldn't be more exposed than through
Rivera's diatribe. Despite the fact that Israel's enemies, since its
reestablishment as a nation in 1948, have been blood-vowed to wipe the
Jewish state from off the earth, Rivera and his ilk still spew with a
straight face that Israel is the troublemaker.
The history is plain for anyone
with a sound mind to understand. Gamel Abdul Nasser, the Egyptian
tyrant, attacked Israel with a huge coalition of Arab states in 1956,
and again in 1967. Anwar Sadat, Egypt's leader, accompanied by another
huge contingent of Arab states, assaulted Israel on Yom Kippur in 1973.
The objective in all the wars initiated by the anti-Israel forces was to
wipe the nation off the map. The Arab enemies of Israel still hold to
the eradication of Israel as their focus of hatred. Iran's Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad has at every opportunity declared that he wants to scour the
Jewish State from the earth; he even wants to bring on Armageddon so the
12th Imam can emerge from the ashes to institute Allah's glorious reign
And the world's diplomats and
media call Israel the culprit! The devil's dementia has gone viral, and
Jesus Christ is the only cure.