By Mike Oppenheimer
Lying has always been with us but has now reached epidemic proportions having no limits. I’m shocked when I occasionally hear the truth from those who more often lie. The fact is, liars are accepted more quickly than those who tell the truth because they lie so well.
There are liars in the pulpits of the church, liars in politics, liars in medicine; everywhere you turn you can’t get a straight and honest answer.
The question is, how can all this be turned around?
As believers, we are to see the way things are in reality and not how we hope them to be one day. The news is coming at us at 100 mph, 24/7, and it is slanted and rarely good. Meanwhile, every noteworthy newsletter has information to share that is more and more concerning on the state of the world.
Our constitution in America was based on Judeo-Christian principles. America’s politics were built upon the unique principle of “we the people” where government both represents and serves the people. There is a saying, “power to the people,” but now we are finding the power is to the few who want to exploit the masses. So now “the people” means the few—really, the wrong people! To certain leaders in government, the idea is to rule over others forcibly, if necessary, but this is not what was meant by “we the people”! They were elected to serve us, not we to serve them.
Abraham Lincoln said during his own tumultuous times, “The people of these United States are the rightful masters of both congresses and courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert that Constitution.” A taste of irony for our day—a long-forgotten statement in our history.
Some people’s whole lives revolve around the political correctness of the day; this is not only unhealthy but leaves many disturbed and unhinged. At present, they continue to call the violators of the constitution who loot, burn, and kill peaceful protestors! People who work for a living are harmed and in some instances terrorized, and there is far less protection for them as the police are diminished and pushed out of the way by the forces of Marxist control through revolution.
The forward movement to control food production, education, healthcare, media, banking, religion, travel, energy, local law enforcement, and most importantly free speech are all on the table.
So many who tend to have common sense do not see the big picture. They continue to argue over politics as if the party in control has a live conscience. Their hope is to make reparations to the damage now underway, doing everything they can as we fast approach a mass reaction to the actions of a new administration. There is no guesswork; there is going to be a reaction, hopefully not an over-reaction.
The Palestinian peace plan is attempting to eliminate Israel from the face of the Earth. Their “final solution” is reminiscent of other historical figures who have attempted the extermination of God’s people. Likewise, communistic zealots want to eliminate our freedoms. We live in perilous times, and it is evident that it’s not going to get better. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled as the nations of the world are jostling in position for the end times.
The enemy is not coming over the borders as much as it is within our borders. Radicals (Marxists, anarchists, communists, and socialists) have risen together and want America gone. Make no mistake of their goal. This country and every country is their target. They claim they want justice through revolution. But true justice will only come with Jesus at His return, and He will have perfect judgment in His justice.
Civil war is not a topic anyone likes to discuss. I have been saying for some time now that we are in a “soft” civil war in America. This has to do with light and darkness; it is spiritual. The social-media platforms have escalated it by silencing valuable and important information. We are now entering a new stage that will solidify their position.
This plan to destroy American freedoms has simmered since communism came to our country but has now escalated with the new Marxist revolutionaries.
Communist promoter Karl Marx said that “The first battlefield is the rewriting of history.” Cultural Marxism is far more aggressive than its Marxist roots. That is what we are seeing with the tearing down of statues and implementing strategies to revise history across the nation. Marxist anarchists are using social engineering techniques wherever they can implement the subversion of American thought, especially among the young and ignorant.
Big tech companies are now working to de-platform dissenting voices. Do you wonder why the leaders are not upset that our society is falling apart? There is a plan.
The marching cry of Communism is to overthrow capitalism, replacing it with technocrats who are using social media to create a system for their society of atheistic elite humanists (which is an oxymoron). When they turn a blind eye to human-rights violations, you know who they really are.
While the Biden regime committed itself to revamping our government, Cuba’s people shouted in anti-communist protests “la libertad en Cuba.”
Both Biden/Pelosi and party are committed to letting those on our southern border enter this country claiming “humanitarian” reasons. But Cubans, who flee a repressive Marxist state, are not welcome? This is the 2+2=5 of Marxism.
The obfuscation gets more obvious when the State Department claims that the Cuban protests were about rising Covid cases and medicine shortages, not against communist oppression. We have let communist anarchists be the voice in our country via the media to provide their version of the truth; they even blamed the USA for Cuba’s revolt saying it was not communistic oppression but the American embargo that incited the revolution. Yet, the American embargo had nothing to do with health and medical needs. The embargo is there to put pressure on violations to the human rights of Cubans and make reforms while agricultural goods and medical supplies have always been permitted.
What’s next? Will they promote taking a boat or a raft from Florida to Cuba to flee America in favor of a communist paradise?
The Hegelian Dialectic
Understanding the Hegelian Dialectic can be very helpful in recognizing the transformation of our government and society that is taking place right now. The Hegelian Dialectic is nothing new but was first formulated by Georg Hegel (1770-1831), a German philosopher and pantheistic occultist who created a new method for attaining “truth” (and that has remained a method of resolving philosophical and political issues ever since). The method is actually simple, but the achievement has proven to be diabolical when applied to world affairs.
The idea is merely this: for every idea (view or opinion), there is a contrary or opposite idea. “Truth” is somewhere between the two; and if we allow these opposing views to collide, so to speak, the resulting reconciliation of the two views becomes the new truth evolving from lesser ideas to a higher level of truth. In the philosophical arena, this Hegelian formula is expressed as A (thesis) plus B (anti-thesis) equals C (synthesis).
This method of arriving at “truth” may seem innocent enough as many an argument has been resolved where opposing views have been reconciled by compromise. However, in the political spectrum, we have seen this philosophy work havoc on societies under leaders who incorporated this method. They define then redefine the problem and offer the solution, creating the conflict and then bringing about the resolution; oftentimes, the “problem” may only be a fabrication aimed at creating a conflict to bring about a new agenda. This is Hegel’s dialectic in action. Once you understand how this is implemented, you can identify it everywhere it is used.
The young Hegelians initially used the dialectic process to criticize what they considered to be irrational, outmoded, and repressive beliefs and teachings. Their first assault, not surprisingly, was directed against the foundations of Christianity.
Later, the Hegelian formula was applied to the political sphere where class conflicts were spurred on to create revolution for the sake of “social justice.” The goal of this revolution was (and is today) to overturn capitalism and replace it with a communistic structure. Marxism further escalates the struggle between the social classes, labeling the divisions as the bourgeoisie (capitalists) and the proletariat (workers). Names like Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Joseph Stalin were followed by others whose hope was to fill the world with Marxism or communism. At the same time, these men shared a strong anti-Christian fervor whereby Hegelian philosophy gave them their key weapon in their war against Christianity.
There are two major problems with the Hegelian formula that make it a formula for disaster. First, we live in an imperfect world, and the more godless a governing body becomes, the more we will see that its dialectical decisions will agree with its goals and not the true good of the people. Secondly, the Hegelian formula presupposes that there are no absolute truths and therefore “truth” must be arrived at by argumentation and debate in the philosophical arena and by struggle, conflict, or war in the political realm. Countries being given over to this method of governance can be recognized by the fact that the people are increasingly being ruled by fear while freedoms are being diminished. We see this happening today in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and much of the world.
Since early 2020, this turning of society has grown exponentially with the discovery of the Covid virus serving as a catalyst to force this change. Then Critical Race Theory (CRT) entered the picture, which is really a derivative of the Hegelian Dialectic, presupposing that a critical look at race will resolve racial issues—in other words, conflict brings resolution. However, we have witnessed that CRT has only bred more suspicion and the breakdown of society without resolution. Conflict breeds more conflict, as we have seen with the “fruit” of the Black Lives Matter movement (which is fully Marxist). Too few people understand that Marxism does not care about black people but only uses them as pawns to do the dirty work of revolution to create a communistic world (see Manning Johnson’s outstanding discussion of this in his book Color, Communism, and Common Sense).
Over the last two years, we have witnessed a multitude of events as the powers that be are positioning themselves into place, pushing aside obstacles to their causes. Worldwide, the wheels of government are in continual flux; a turning is taking place.
Society Being Dismantled
Major traditions, like morality, are being dismantled. In their place is lawlessness, masquerading as the better way—a new standard of freedom. Here is an example of the “fruit” of the dialectic: It was so peaceful, it was the police who caused the problem when they interfered. So, we get rid of the police. But now with everything being ruined in our cities and people fleeing, we have an “aha moment” and want the police back. How a society treats the young, the unborn, and the elderly shows where that society is. If there is no protection or care, then you know your humanity has diminished. We see this on the streets with attacks on the elderly, and we saw this in care facilities during the height of Covid. Governor Cuomo of New York finally resigned for a lesser accusation of being inappropriate to women, but this does not compare to the many thousands killed in nursing homes by his purposeful policy. They could not have this be the reason of dismissal when California Governor Newsom, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and others did the same policy in nursing homes. The unborn and the old get murdered, and there is barely a sound heard . . .
One can see how quickly a country can be diminished or destroyed as violent crimes of all kinds continue to escalate across the country. Over Independence Day weekend this year, 400 were shot, 250 people killed (sixty percent of those shot)—on the celebration of the day that we became a nation, agreeing all men are created equal!
God Raises a Standard
To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. (Job 5:11-12)
Job knew a thing or two about safety as he was directly attacked with all the violence of the devil and lost it all. In Psalm 4:8, David writes, “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.” If we want protection in the nation, we need to seek the Lord, not politicians, asking Him for continued protection, for the battle is the Lord’s.
It’s been said, as the church goes, so goes the nation. The state of the nation has caught up with the state of the church. Spiritual violence has been taught for a long time by false teachers. What did Jesus say about us being salt, which was the only preservative at the time: “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men” (Matthew 5:13). With so many false teachers steering the church, we too have arrived at a new synthesis. Christianity without the Holy Word taught accurately (or even taught at all) gives us the synthesis of “new revelation.” We can expect many churches to join in the dismantling of society, but there will also be churches that will have ears to “hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:22).
Riots and Protests
America’s churches have been continually ripped apart by false teachers, and now America is openly being ripped apart by false history to produce further political division.
Over thirty school districts across fifteen different states are teaching the radical “anti-whiteness” book according to investigator Chris Rufo. Dozens of schools have been caught exposing students to the book, Not My Idea, that says “whiteness” is a “contract with the devil.”
All this is being used to divide a country that will be led to a more dangerous condition and is coming from our higher learning institutions, like Harvard; and the elementary teachers (NEA) are insisting that these types of books and ideas be used in their curriculum.
Since we now learn 2+2=5, we can understand the (non) logic of mainstream media, which says that January 6, 2021 was worse than 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and the Holocaust, though no guns were used by the protestors. Hmmm. They never let facts get in the way of arriving at their shallow conclusions.
What really did happen on January 6th is no longer a mystery. According to one source, the host of “The Truth is Viral” podcast “discussed his viral video that exposed two likely FBI informants who were filmed breaking windows, attacking the building, and even pushing people inside the US Capitol.”1
There are numerous stories of people explaining how the FBI (and others) tried to recruit them to be among the people and cause the commotion. Were there unaware and naïve people who got caught up in the moment? There certainly were. Yet, it is reported that DC Mayor Bowser and Nancy Pelosi turned down protection from the National Guard on January 6th and that the FBI did not tell the Trump Administration, “There could be a situation.”
Some conclude this is why so many were allowed by the police to come into the capitol—that it was a set up. To this day, the FBI overlooks these people and has incarcerated others. 562 people have been charged in the Capitol insurrection including over twelve percent who are military and law enforcement. As of this writing, no one has been convicted of a crime. None of the January 6 protesters have been charged with treason or sedition, which is constantly being thrown around in the media.
As for so-called “peaceful demonstrations,” the nearly 300 riots from Antifa and BLM participants were essentially allowed in the cities and called peaceful protests! It reminds me of what they began to say about Islam after 9/11—that Islam is a peaceful religion; it means peace. They denied there were Muslim terrorists when it became apparent that there were terrorists who were in fact Islamic.
It’s All Critical
Critical Race Theory is not limited to college classes; in fact, they want it to begin with children in kindergarten.
Again, all this is coming from our higher learning institutions, and the elementary teachers are insisting these books and ideas be used in their curriculum for young children. According to the Bible, if Jesus died for all humanity, then all lives matter. People can choose to reject this truth, but as Christians we must believe this or we do not understand God’s love toward humanity, and we are not believing or practicing what Scripture says. Yet, so many schools and churches are adopting CRT which contradicts Scripture and is filled with inaccuracies that are intentional lies of history and our present condition.
A father stood before a public school board refuting the error of CRT, explaining that it actually influences students of different races to “hate each other.” The repercussions are any mixed marriages would now be unacceptable, friendships would dissolve, and they call this progress! And all the while, the Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal” with “unalienable rights.”
Other influences are severing the country from its constitution; the same is happening in the church being severed from the Word. There are those who are loyal to an ideology. When one lacks belief in God, he trusts government; thus government becomes his god. Leftism has become a competing force against biblical Christianity. Churches have abandoned the Bible on topics such as homosexuality and changing the gender identity we were born with. It was the liberal churches that were among the first to embrace postmodern thinking, forge religious ecumenical partnerships, and bring unification with other religions. They diminish sin and doctrine in favor of their new ideas; therefore sin cannot be identified, and neither can evil.
All is Politicized, Even Religion
For the most part, true critical thinking in the schools and universities has vanished; it is rarely taught. Only what is taught by the professors is considered truth (this is called indoctrination, not education). They agitate instead of educate.
Marx was the prophet of Marxism, a social religion. Nazism had its following under Hitler and explicitly called him a redeemer of the German nation. When politics are combined with religious fervor, it becomes the most dangerous. This is what totalitarian dictators operate by, stirring and agitating their listeners with their lips while bearing the whip of fear over “dissenters.”
There are two influences in the world, and they are clashing. One is truth, the other is falsehood; one is moral, the other is immoral. Is the information we receive being reshaped by the power of technological socialism? If you don’t think this can take place, it already has begun! Two coups are taking place simultaneously in America; one in politics; the other in the church.
The world is becoming increasingly unstable because of its restrictions. There are protests over vaccinations and tracking in the UK and France. Israel claims the Pfizer Covid vaccine is less effective against the Delta variant though it keeps people from being seriously ill. But the greatest difficulty is in getting (or even allowing) accurate honest reporting.
The teachers unions are hysterical and do not have the facts on their side on wanting children to be vaccinated and masked. Masks worn for long periods of time become a petri dish; we breathe in our own toxins, which can be devastating for our young children.
How did we get here, apart from Fauci being Americas number one medical informer and current scaremonger of a virus that is actually diminishing in its spread and effect. It was the WHO that painted the massive scare scenario in March 2020 together with Dr. Neil Ferguson’s Imperial Report. Claims of record high coronavirus cases a week related a pace that has not been seen since March. And when I go to Worldometer, there is nothing reported like these numbers.
CDC stats: Have smoking and Covid killed the same number of people in 2020 with more than 480,000 smoking-related deaths annually (including 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke each year). That’s near Covid-19 statistics, but no one has insisted on restrictions for smoking like they do Covid.
Nearly thirty years ago, I took a police course on “cult mentality and occult offenses.” I learned there are all kinds of cults in America—the three main ones being religious, social, and political cults. All these can bring people lies and deception in different ways. But we can add another category to the three—a fourth, big tech, which is now the top tier as they do the government’s work.
Today, more than ever, we need to recognize that we are in a battle, but it is not merely a physical one but more so a spiritual battle. As Paul put it, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). In addition to this, let us remember that Jesus commissioned us to be lights to the world. He instructed us to be as a city on a hill and a candle on a candlestick (Matthew 5:14-16). Furthermore, as I have endeavored to share here, we are at a turning point in our history, and, more than ever, we need to commit our futures to the Lord, to guide us with His Spirit and the ministry of His Word. Hold fast to the Gospel!
Mike Oppenheimer is the founder and director of Let Us Reason Ministries—www.letusreason.org, which began in 1994. He has been researching and writing about spiritual deception in the church for many years. Mike was brought up Jewish, later spending many years in the New Age movement. If you would like to help support the ministry of Let Us Reason, please visit Mike Oppenheimer’s ministry website.
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