The Herd of Modern-Day Trojan Horses :: By Dave Hubley

(There is a special message at the end of this article for those who might happen to read this and do not have Jesus in their life and are looking for peace and a way to better understand the present-day insanity and confusion.)

Most people have at least heard mention of the story of the Trojan Horse. A man named Sinon gifted a large wooden horse to the city of Troy. As the story goes, it was actually hollow and contained Greek soldiers who exited it by night and opened the city gates.

What is key to this story is that the occupants of the city were deceived into allowing an enemy to enter within the walls of their stronghold. They brought it inside and then closed the gates of the city. What is worse, they ignored the warnings given, even by their own people. They readily accepted this “free gift.”

Much like a “free” smartphone, it seems the horse came with a bonus “app.”

They were deceived by smooth talk and false guarantees of security and safety. They made a lie the object of their trust.

The city was conquered, and the occupants were subjugated and enslaved. Is this a true account or just Greek mythology?

I don’t guess it matters except for the fact that it could be written about the world today and America in particular. The names would be changed, but the story is a perfect allegory of what we are currently encompassed by. An allegory is defined as a literary device or art form.

What is happening today is not just a story; it is literal, and it is a sober reality.

There are many modern-day forms of a Trojan Horse, and there are many who have let themselves be deceived into enthusiastically opening their doors (minds and hearts).

The lure of ease and convenience that overwhelms common sense is a deception of the mind and can be much more lethal than a disease of the body.

A disease of the body can only kill the body, but deception of the mind can kill the soul.

How can we identify these modern-day equivalents, and who have they deceived?

Simply put, they are lies, deceptions, willful distortion of empirical truth, the sin of omission, hubris, arrogance, humanism (dressed up as wisdom and knowledge), and the list goes on.

Truthfully, the above characteristics can be identified and described with only a single word (which many do not want to hear): Sin. Yep, there’s that “S” word.

At what human sociological level is the deception promulgated?

Global governments (including America), state governments, cities, small-town governments, municipal divisions, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), and the oftentimes deliberately deceptive, so-called “mainstream” media.

Deception: The fluffy word for it is “spin,” but it is deliberate obfuscation and lying.

Businesses, both global, national and more localized, have fallen victim to its influence and have themselves become deceived influencers.

Finally, and saddest of all, individuals and individual families.

Even a casual glance around us reveals the extent of it – if we open our eyes.

There are so many, and the awareness of them is so wearying and debilitating that you would likely end up with a form of Post-Reality Stress Disorder (PRSD) in considering them, but failure to do so strengthens their grip on our lives. This is the very goal of the deceivers.

You may be thinking that I will list such absurdities as multiple genders, men can get pregnant, and “Climate change is caused by human activity” (and promulgated by those who fly around the globe and meet to plot the next “tactical phase” when they could do it from their comfortably heated mansions via the “cloud”).

To be sure, the above are all examples, but they are only the tip of a very large iceberg.

This iceberg, like the one in 1912 that sunk the Titanic, can also sink many other kinds of “unsinkable” ships. Otherwise solid families. Entire countries. America.

This flood of deception in every fabric of society is only blindly accepted and even welcomed by deceived people because they have swallowed the lies below.

  • There is no God.
  • There are many ways to “Heaven.”
  • The Bible is just an “outdated, meaningless” collection of myths and stories.
  • He [God] created the world but then left it to humans to “survive on their own.”
  • All the myriad of other ridiculous, God-hating or God-denying falsehoods.

Before we continue, it is imperative that I make this point: The Bible has proven itself to be the Word of God beyond any realistic and legitimate doubt due to this incontrovertible fact: Prophecies predicted and then fulfilled in minute detail over thousands of years are the veritable signature of God.

No one but God Himself can do and has done such things.

He also warns that if His Truth is rejected long enough, these things will result:

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

“Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful. They invent new forms of evil; they disobey their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, merciless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things are worthy of death, they not only continue to do these things, but also approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:28-32).

How have these modern-day Trojan Horses gained access to so many willing recipients all over the world? After all, this is 2024. We wouldn’t be fooled by a wooden horse in the driveway. We’re much too “educated” and “intelligent” for that.

Today, we have PCs, laptops, tablets, and, most particularly, “smart” cell phones. We even have “smart” refrigerators, TVs, Microwaves, etc. Many of them have built-in Wi-Fi transmitters and even cameras, sending your personal information to who knows where and through who knows what medium.

Most insidious of all is the lure of “apps.” They are so handy—just one push of a button!

There is now absolutely nothing that cannot be accessed by these devices.

And there is no debauched or perverted subject that is not available to anyone, including children, in full living color and with crystal clear audio.

Children, and particularly youth, are the primary target of evil.

Now that wireless access and internet and wireless speeds have reached such efficiency, coupled with “free” phones with increased technology and massive memory storage capability, the “sky” is virtually the limit. 5G, 6G, 7G, and what’s next?

And how has it managed to convince its victims to accept what it propagandizes?

It tells them what they want to hear by way of the oxymoron of “relative truth.”

These new and more deadly Trojan Horses convince their adherents that there is validity to “what’s true for you isn’t true for me” or “my truth is different than yours,”, even when conversing about subjects that are not debatable.

“Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men. Protect me from men of violence,
who devise evil in their hearts and stir up war all day long.
They sharpen their tongues like snakes; the venom of vipers is on their lips”

The damage that complete dependence on these devices can wreak is only a warmup for the most dangerous “convenience” of all – AI (Artificial Intelligence). I believe the levels of deceit and blind obedience, acceptance, and dependence brought about by these “smart” devices are a mere shadow of what AI will soon bring about. The Bible calls them “types” that point to a larger reality.

Creating a hopeless future for people makes them much easier to subjugate, and it is achieved through deception with a modicum of truth thrown in. It is working very well.

God warns about this very tactic in His Word.

“But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).

Hopelessness is the most successful method for coercing people to make bad decisions with eternal consequences. We have no shortage of liars and deceivers in this present smoldering world. Evil humans are building a cottage industry around it. Satan loves it.

Now to the crux of this article.

If your heart and mind have not become too deceived by this medium, perhaps you can step back and discern the level of danger that you and your family members have been led into and then allocate some of that “device time” to the One True Hope of life.

I pray that, if you have read this far, you might read a little further and find true life and Hope in Jesus Christ. The Truth about Him is found in God’s Word, and, for now, it is still able to be acquired either in print or online devices (a good one is The day is coming when access to that treasure of truth will change.

“‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the LORD'” (Amos 8:11).

The special message I promised you:

For anyone who may read this article and has not trusted in Jesus Christ and therefore has no hope or peace in your life.

You can have hope. You can have the peace that Jesus has promised to all who have made Him their Lord and Savior. The peace that passes understanding.

It requires that you come before God on His terms.

And, what are His terms according to His Word?

  • Genuine repentance (turning to God instead of continuing to reject or ignore Him).
  • Confession of sins (that you are a sinner and acknowledge that to God).
  • That you understand that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
  • To acknowledge to God that you are unable to pay that debt.
  • Belief that Jesus Christ paid your death sentence for you on the cross and rose from the grave three days later, conquering death, just as He promised.
  • To believe that Jesus is the Way, the only Way, that God has established by which humans may be saved from the consequences of their sin and rebellion.

God has made it absolutely clear that there is no one who comes before Him, under His terms, that will be refused.

  • No one: no race, no color, no country of origin, regardless of any previous belief system: no one.
  • No matter what your past sins have been, God can and WILL forgive you because He says He will.
  • Salvation is available to everyone without any exceptions.

If you put all your trust for salvation in Jesus, and Him only, you can follow that prayer up by simply saying, “Thank you, Father God, for hearing my prayer and saving me,” because we can trust Him to keep His Word. He always has. He always will.

“Truly, Truly, I say to you that he who hears My words and believes the One who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned. He has crossed from death to life” (John 5:24).

There are no answers and there is no hope in the world by governments, organizations, politics or politicians. There are only lies and deception. But you can have the Truth and the peace you seek.

The answers are in the Word of God—The Bible. If you ask God, with all your heart, He will hear you.

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).

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