By Dr. Peter Hammond
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Globalists have used wars, economic depressions, recessions and population control to undermine Western civilization. The Islamic invasion Trojan horse mass migration into Europe and escalating riots and terrorism represent an advanced stage in this anti-Christian Agenda.
Through aggressive population control tactics, promoting birth control, abortion, sterilizations and massive propaganda of “Overpopulation” the globalists have dramatically brought down the population of Europeans and Americans. Then, by betraying stable governments in Africa, Asia and South America, and bringing about economic collapse, a vast movement of refugee populations has been stimulated into Europe, North America and South Africa. By dramatically decreasing populations of those countries traditionally Christian, and exploding the populations of those who are pagan and anti-Christian, the goal is a dramatic change in demographics and the death of Christian civilization.
The sharp decline of the birth rate in Europe and the massive influx of Muslim immigrants into Europe, for example, is hoped to bring about a transformation of Europe into Eurabia. The goal in all of this is a world population more amenable to manipulation and control by Globalists.
Neutralizing the Church
To distract and neutralize the Christian Church, false doctrines and heresies have been vigorously promoted. Pacifism has been promoted and a rapture fever obsession with end times prophecies has greatly distracted many Christians.
Defeatism and Escapism
Antinomianism has gutted the Church of the Law of the Lord which is perfect. Defeatism and escapism have neutralized many Churches.
Derailing the Church
Discernment is plainly at a low ebb in the average Western church. Sensationalism, materialism, idolatrous elevating of high profile tele-evangelists and faith healers have side-tracked many believers from fulfilling the Great Commission.
The Reformation Roots of Western Civilization
History testifies how God has blessed and used the Christian nations to bless all the families of the nations of the earth. The Protestant nations of Western Europe have a great Christian heritage. Despite violent opposition, Protestants emerged from the fires of persecution to change lives, make history and transform nations. Faithful believers contended for the Faith, preserved and translated God’s Word, Reformed the Church and vigorously proclaimed the Word of God to all nations.
A Heritage of Faith and Freedom
Christian civilization achieved the highest levels of productivity, innovation, scientific discoveries, medical advances, missionary outreaches, works of mercy, successfully campaigned to end the slave trade and set the captives free, and laying foundations for justice through the rule of law. The legacy of Faith and freedom through Christian Europe is unparalleled in the history of the world.
“All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the Kingdom is the Lord’s and He rules over the nations. All …shall bow before Him… a posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation. They will come and declare His righteousness, to people who will yet be born, that He has done this.” Psalm 22:27-31
The Greatest Century of Missions
The 19th Century was the greatest century of Missionary advance. It was a century of astounding inventions and of spectacular advances in technology. Many countries experienced dramatic spiritual Revivals. Christian missionaries won whole tribes and nations to Christ, in the remotest regions of the globe.
To the Ends of the Earth
Christianity came to the beginning of the 20th Century on a rising and apparently unstoppable tide. Christianity was gaining spectacular momentum as missionaries from Europe were Evangelizing and discipling virtually every tribe and nation. The Protestant Faith had far outstripped the Catholic and Orthodox branches in missionary activity, vitality and initiative. The Protestant Faith had become the dominant Faith of the most productive, powerful and prosperous nations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Amidst irrepressible optimism, many were openly speaking of the beginning of the Biblical Millennium on earth.
Retreat from Victory
At the first World Missions Conference in Edinburgh in 1910, delegates were anticipating the completion of the Great Commission within their generation. No one in 1910 would have anticipated the wholesale abandonment of entire nations to communism, false religions and heathenism. Nor would anyone have predicted that the church would retreat from victory to such an extent that they would be questioning the existence of the devil, or hell, or redefining marriage to include what God, in the Bible, describes as perversion and an abomination.
The Christian era of bold missionary expansion came to an abrupt halt as the guns of August 1914 erupted. The great European countries, which have been the heartland of Christendom, and the source of most of the world’s missionaries devastated each other’s economies and annihilated millions of one another’s young men, in what has to be recognized as the most tragic and senseless conflict in history.
The sinister bankers who pulled the strings behind the scenes and engineered the auto genocide of Europe, were also the ones who owned many of the companies that made the machine guns, bullets, bombs, shells and artillery, that destroyed the cream of Europe. There are numerous studies that have shown the role of Freemason bankers and politicians such as Lord Nathan Rothschild, whose goal was to bring down Christian civilization. Nothing could have stopped the positive onward march of Christianity worldwide, except that Christians were persuaded to kill one another so enthusiastically, and so efficiently, in the First World War.
Secularization and Revolution
Even more devastating than the actual numbers of people killed, crippled, or severely injured, was the damage to the spiritual life of Europe. The secularization of Europe and the breakdown of moral standards, coincided with a great resurgence of Revolutionary fervor and Marxist Communism, which filled the vacuum left by the collapse of the Russian, German and Austrian Empires.
The Worst Century of Persecution
As the 19th Century was the greatest century of Missionary advance, the 20th Century proved to be the worst century of persecution in history. More Christians were martyred for their Faith in the 20th Century than in all the previous 19 centuries combined. Looking back over the last 100 years, one can discern how secular humanists have systematically hijacked Christian civilization.
Infiltration and Subversion
Marxists have targeted five major culture-shaping institutions for infiltration: educational institutions; the entertainment industry; the news media; religious institutions; and political institutions.
The Battle for the Mind
Marxist revolutionaries, secular humanists, atheists and evolutionists have so thoroughly infiltrated most of the universities of Europe and North America, that today God is not only banished from the curriculum, but Christianity and its contributions to civilization are marginalized, ignored, or vilified. Even scientists advocating Intelligent Design are mercilessly hounded from institutions of higher learning. Instead of education, teaching people how to think critically, we now mostly have indoctrination, telling students what to think.
Anti-Christian secular humanists have dominated the entertainment industry over the last century, subverting families and undermining morality at every turn. Particularly insidious has been the spate of “This is a true story,” or “Based on a true story,” or “Inspired by true events” rewriting of history and distorting of reality.
The First Battlefield
As Karl Marx declared: “The first battlefield is the rewriting of history.” Marx’s disciples have been very busy, through both the educational institutions and in the entertainment industry, in re-writing history.
Corrupt and Conquer
The news media has also come to be overwhelming dominated by secular humanist prejudice against Christianity. The secular humanist mass media has been consistently ignoring the relentless anti-Christian persecution by communist and Muslim governments. Through selective focus and distortion of reality, the mass media has effectively brainwashed generations of Christians to vote for those who hate Christian values, and to idolize those who are the intractable enemies of the Faith.
Confuse, Divide and Conquer
Most of the mainline denominations have been infiltrated by secular humanists, called liberal theologians, who have gutted the churches of the Biblical Gospel.
As a result of the successful infiltration by secular humanists of education institutions, the entertainment industry, the news media and religious institutions, control over political institutions has been inevitable. Those who argue for the good of their nation are shouted down and vilified as dangers to society. Most nations now seemed, to be governed by political parties determined to commit national suicide and sell out their nations’ sovereignty to internationalists.
The United Nations
The hostility of the United Nations to everything Christian is obvious by their consistent support for nations which persecute the Church and failure to effectively address the targeting of Christian minorities. The disgraceful track record of the United Nations, when they have militarily intervened in nations, reveals their true nature.
Treachery in Rwanda
The United Nations complicity in disarming the general population in Rwanda enabled the Rwandan holocaust of April/May 1994. More people were killed by machetes in 6 weeks in Rwanda, than have died from nuclear weapons in all of history. The United Nations forces stood by and failed to save lives. As Holocaust in Rwanda, Shake Hands With the Devil, and the British film “Shooting Dogs” (Beyond the Gates) documents, the United Nations actually handed over thousands of Christian refugees, who had fled to them for protection, into the hands of the Interhambwe mass-murderers who slaughtered 800,000 people.
The United Nations involvement in human trafficking, has also been well documented and is dramatized in the book and film THEWHISTLEBLOWER based on policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac’s experiences in Bosnia.
One World Religion
As the United Nations is working for a one-world government, so the World Council of Churches is working for a one-world religion. The World Council of Churches and its local member bodies, such as the National Council of Churches in America, and the South African Council of Churches in South Africa, promote interfaith conferences and urge us to focus on our “shared religious traditions.” This interfaith movement is being promoted by Non-Governmental Organizations, charity foundations, and prominent politicians worldwide.
The WCC claims to represent 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships, in more than 110 countries and territories around the world, representing over 560 million Christians. WCC members include most of the world’s Orthodox churches, Anglicans, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians and some Baptist, United and Independent churches. Most, though not all, WCC members tend to be very liberal theologically and are experiencing dramatic decline in church attendance. Many of the people they claim as members have been converted and left the WCC affiliates to join Evangelical churches.
Treason from Within
The Roman leader Cicero, in 42BC, wrote: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night, to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.”
Brave New World
In 1932, Aldous Huxley published The Brave New World. This book describes as future state of human slavery where people live carefree lives in a technologically advanced society, subdued by drugs and bombarded with endless stimulations and distractions. The 20th Century idols of atheism, humanism and communism have now become mainstream.
How Can We Resist?
First, we need to know our enemy.
“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…” Hosea 4:6
We need to recognize their tactics.
“Another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord, nor what He had done…” Judges 2:10
Wide Gates to Hell
German Reformer, Dr. Martin Luther, warned: “I am much afraid that schools will prove to be wide gates to hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not constantly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt.”
All parents must become involved in the Parents Teacher Associations of their local school and take an active role in their education of their young, according to Biblical principles. Bible-based Christian schools should be supported. Home schooling should be prayerfully considered by those parents who have the means to do so. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10
The Battle for the Family
Christians should have large families and ensure that they are brought up in the love and the fear of the Lord. Teaching is an integral part of the Great Commission and therefore an indispensable part of our Mission. Christian parents and church leaders must give high priority to the establishment and supporting of Christian schools and home schooling. “We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord… He commanded our forefathers to teach their children… and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God.” Psalm 78:4-7
The Great Commission
We must never allow any distractions to deter us from obeying Christ’s Great Commission. Our purpose on earth is to: “Make disciples… teaching obedience” Matthew 28:19-20. The lifeblood of the Church is its Evangelistic zeal. No matter what the situation, or how adverse the circumstances may seem to be, our Lord commands us to: “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.” 2 Timothy 4:2
“Where there is no vision a people perish…” Proverbs 29:18. Our people need a positive and practical vision from the Word of God for our personal lives, for our churches, for our nations and for the world.
We need to squarely face the great moral challenges of our day, including the symptoms of our moral sickness: deception in the news media, degenerate entertainment, dishonesty in business and decadence in government.
Recognize the Root Causes
What is even more important is that we recognize the root causes: ineffective churches, insipid preaching, irresponsible leaders, a rejection of God’s Law as the foundation for our families, churches and nation, neglect of the Bible, prayerlessness, selfishness, confusion, compromise, cowardice and, at the very core, a lack of wholehearted love for God.
If our churches are motivated primarily by growth in members, finance, buildings and community prestige then issue evasion, a policy of non-confrontation and compromise is inevitable. Building our own empire does not allow for serving the Kingdom of God.
What Do You Stand For?
In the demands for greater and more spectacular events, churches have concentrated on how to get converts – not on what they are supposed to be converted for. This is because escapism sells better than service. Forgiveness attracts more members than teaching obedience. Blessings are far more popular than sacrifice. Many churches primarily stand for escape and entertainment, offering forgiveness to those who neither want to obey, nor serve. Churches which are obsessed with growth cannot afford to upset the peace and affluence of their members, or prospective members.
Choose This Day
For many it is a choice between:
Popularity or Principle,
Prestige or Persecution,
Prosperity or Powerful Christianity,
Sensationalism or Spirituality,
Success or Sacrifice,
Serving man or Serving God,
Church growth or Church depth, and
Respectability before man or Revival from God.
The result is that all too many churches are entertaining their members, rather than educating them with expositionary preaching from God’s Word. Many prefer revelry to preaching Repentance. “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your Throne; love and faithfulness go before You.” Psalm 89:14
We must give our highest priority to loving, worshiping, serving, obeying and honoring God. We need a Biblical vision of righteousness, justice, love and compassion.
“The Lord loves righteousness and justice…” Psalm 33:5
“Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts.” Amos 5:15
“Clothe yourselves with compassion.” Colossians 3:12
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did it for Me.” Matthew 25:40
A Positive Program
We need to promote a renewed vision, revitalized leadership, a restored nation, through returning to God in Repentance, rediscovering the Biblical Agenda, rebuilding the walls of our society, resisting the demands for cultural suicide, resolutely working for Reformation and praying for Revival.
Support Christian Media
We must support Christian alternatives to the secular humanist dominated media.
Get on the mailing lists and e-mailing lists of Missions and ministries working for Reformation and Revival.
Renew Minds and Change Communities
Attend, or organize, a local Biblical Worldview Seminar to teach your people how to be effective in winning the cultural war, the battle for the family, and the battle for the mind
Resources for Reformation
Obtain more powerful, effective, Biblically faithful books, DVDs and audio-visual materials for you and your family. Set up a book table at your local church to make these resources more widely available to those in your community. “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58
“In the time of those kings, the God of Heaven will set up a Kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end. But will itself endure forever.” Daniel 2:44
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the nations will bow down before Him, for our dominion belongs to the Lord and He rules over the nations.” Psalm 22:27-28
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town, South Africa