Again-“If the Foundations Are Destroyed…” :: By Gene Lawley

America has seen a fundamental breakdown of integrity and honesty in the lives of public officials that may well be the door that opens to our destruction as a nation. An earlier article in 2014 addressed this issue as well, and again, the drive to oblivion seems to have gained more “lemmings” who agree to join those who are determined to charge headlong over the cliff.

The issue is the Supreme Court’s decision in a six to three vote that brings forward a prior decision in 1965 that established as unlawful any discrimination on the basis of sex, that is, between man and woman. That was the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

The current decision picked up the sexual issue and expanded it to include any and all deviant sexual behavior and lifestyle, particularly homosexual and trans-gender preferences. That is, no one is to allow those preferences to be a reason not to accept such persons for any employment or other activities. Two of the expected “conservative” justices voided their prior open convictions and voted for the majority decision.

Why is this, in my opinion, the beginning of the destruction of the American system of a Constitutional Republic? It is because two opposites cannot maintain equality, especially when they have to do with morality and immorality. A society cannot survive when evil is allowed equal presence with righteousness. They are two direct opposites, going in opposite directions.

Thus, the title of this article, coming from Psalm 11:3, and saying, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Of course, for the believer, the only foundation of God’s sovereignty remains always the trust we have as “an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and reaching within the veil.” No more specifically can it be said as 1 Corinthians 3:11 says it: “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 

It is astonishing how there could be people who are citizens of the USA, beneficiaries of the very fact that the opportunities for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are available, and yet, they are wholeheartedly given to its demise. The roots of rebellion have been kindled by dissidents for decades, but standing out in my memory is the influence of Saul Alinsky, a professor at the University of Chicago until his death in 1972.

His writings of instructions for rebels, such as “Rules for Rebels” and “Rules for Radicals,” are the foundation for what is seen in major cities across America these days. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are disciples of his methods. It is not surprising that Hillary Clinton’s term paper for her 1969 political science class in college was appropriately titled, “There Is Only the Fight…” (An Analysis of the Alinsky Model).

The philosophies and practices of that lineage have shown up in the political fallout in recent decades as so-called “progressives” attempt to bring the USA to its knees. No wonder, then, that after eight years of the Obama administration, he proclaimed, “The end of the Republic has never looked better” as 2016 drew near and the Democrats believed they had the winner effectively secured in Hillary Clinton. (His hopeful comment was made to a roomful of news correspondents at the annual DC Correspondents’ Dinner on April 30, 2016. It is also not surprising that a roomful of news personnel did not report that treasonous statement.)

What did a community organizer in Chicago do for the community? Lewinsky’s methods seem to be the fallout of Chicago’s notorious violent death rate and ongoing radicalism. As Hillary indicated, the fight is all that is left; the methods have been established… and carried to other major cities across the nation.

The whole world is now experiencing what the Bible calls “the falling away” from law and order so that the evil one may freely come to take charge and magnify evil before the face of God. The sovereign executor of justice and judgment is allowing him to move into prominence that he, the evil one, may proceed to his own judgment according to the providence of God. His ultimate end is the lake of fire, along with his associate, the false prophet, according to Revelation 19:20. Evil will not prevail, for it is founded in the heart of Satan, and he is destined for the lake of fire in due time. Our God is the Victor, and He knows the end from the beginning!

At the beginning of this article, I noted the impossibility of two opposites being able to survive as equals. The fact is that there is a total warfare between the two and has been since the beginning of all things. The present “falling away” from lawfulness is continually expanding. Those who identify themselves under the banner of LGBTQ have added another letter, the letter “I” for “inter-sex,” that is, the “marriage” of three or more persons as a unit. Without question, the letter “P” for perversion or pervert must be added as well.

The relentless drive to establish all things ungodly as standard in our society is very evident. That driving need is there because deep within the human conscience is embedded the knowledge of right and wrong in regard to truth and morality. Only if the society surrounding a deviant minority can be made to accept them, then there is a sense of less guiltiness for their perversion. Yet, in that case, one must turn from God, the ultimate judge of character, for the guilt cannot be made silent there. One only needs to read the last half of Romans chapter one to see that rejection unfold in their lives.

The essence of the warfare is that darkness is determined to overcome light, as falsehood would overcome truth, or evil would overcome righteousness. Jesus described the whole purpose of the evil one in John 10:10 when He said, “The thief only comes to steal, kill and destroy!” Compare that thought with the current “protests” going on in major Democrat-controlled cities across America. The core character is a trait of Satan, and anyone embracing those principles is only bent toward evil. Titus 1:15 seems to support that concept that there is absolutely nothing good in their makeup: “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled” (KJV).

One might compare this determined falling away from law and order in the civil arena and from things of the righteousness of God in the spiritual area as symptoms of a disease whose ultimate goal is to destroy the body it has invaded. Treatment of the symptoms seems to be the general approach, but getting rid of the disease must target the actual source of its existence. In the case of the world’s apparent determined plunge into immorality and all evil, the only solution is to repent and turn to the God of forgiveness and everlasting life. He has said that He “does not desire that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

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