Why Kingdoms Rise, Why Kingdoms Fall

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Philosophy

WHY KINGDOMS RISE, WHY KINGDOMS FALL: History makes sense after all.               

Philip G. Ney, MD   December, 2013

  2. God exists

Although the existence of God cannot be proven with the kind of proofs that humans now like to have, the assumption He really is there and here and always was accords with the most persuasive scientific fact and logic. The alternative attempts to explain human existence make little sense and are not supported by good science. The assumption that the universe was made by a very smart tiger and held in place by a very strong elephant makes better sense than the ideas of evolution which assumes that somehow there was always some kind of matter and energy from nowhere out of which chemicals spawned and then tiny microbes grew.   Until we have an opportunity to discuss the origin of everything with God, we cannot understand where He came from.  Communication with God through personal encounters is very illuminating. Still we either lack the ability to comprehend or He doesn’t want us to know, yet. But given that leap of faith “God is” everything else falls into place. That feature alone is good evidence He exists. The others that are convincing to me are:

  1. a) His kindly intervention when I request it;
  2. b) He challenges me to do my utmost in dangerous situations but gives me a sense of peace at the same time;
  3. c) He has characteristics that are so uncomfortable He couldn’t have come from any human imagination; i.e. if I had created God He would not be so intolerant;
  4. d) His creating fits well with what science has discovered, e.g. the Big Bang;
  5. e) I know I would be utterly miserable and cynical without Him.

With the remarkable discoveries of: astro- and particle physics, microbiology, and human physiology, it takes more faith to assume God does not exist and to believe that everything evolved by accident out of something than it does to assume He exists and has the intelligence and power to create everything. Most honest scientists would state that it is rationally preposterous to believe that the universe created itself and then arranged for complex creatures to evolve. With so much solid evidence that there must have been a super, super human designer with incalculable energy at his command, the onus of proof now rests on those who hold to evolution to prove there was no Creator.   To test the hypothesis that there is no God, a person could only use themselves as the experimental subject. To be wrong is potentially disastrous. They would get exactly what they believed (no God) or more precisely, what they expected; to exist through eternity aware of God but alienated from Him.  So many people have done just that. It seems that God does not let them communicate what existing alienated from God is like[1] because that evidence would badly tilt the sensitive balance of free (relatively) choice that God insists we grasp. It seems safer, saner and more logical to assume God exists. It is also more practical considering all the benefits of peace, insight, maturity, etc. that those who have a faith in God and His Son the Messiah and His Spirit sincerely attest to.

  1. God created a perfect universe.

The universe God created was perfect. Because it was perfect it was holy (without sin). It was mathematically calculated so finely there were no recurring decimal points. Because it was perfect it was permanent, eternal. Because it was permanent it was entirely real. Sin is imperfection, error and rebellion. It threw a monkey wrench in God’s perfect system. If it wasn’t corrected, it is possible the whole system God created would unravel. The imperfections had to be corrected or destroyed. The imperfect, rebelling humans had to die or accept God’s alternative plan, salvation through the death of His son.   In this perfect universe there was a hierarchy of amazing and from a human point of view, rather unusual creatures. Near the top was a very beautiful and powerful angel called Lucifer. He became vain and proud. With a consortium of like-minded vain, proud angels he attempted to unseat God so he could rule the universe. In the following war Lucifer became Satan, the great deceiver. He and his vast army lost and he was banished to earth, awaiting another chance to get to be God. God had a useful purpose for Satan and he gladly volunteered for it gave him another chance to bring God down.   With entropy came a fundamental disequilibrium, conflict and disharmony leading in time to death for every creature, plant and animal. When God warned Adam and Eve it was don’t eat that fruit nor go after knowledge good and bad for you will surely die.[2] He didn’t say, if you disobey me, you must die.  He was making their choices very rational. He was not threatening punishment. [1]   When Eve and Adam chose the knowledge of good and evil instead of constant company with God, it made it possible for Satan to gain access to the main computer (so to speak) for enough time to introduce a complex error term which inaugurated entropy. With entropy the universe began an almost unrestrained expansion. With entropy all living things had to compete with each other for energy. This meant they had to prey upon each other, killing and consuming the weaker or using them as fuel or food. It began the never ending cycle of parasitism* and slavery. Because the universe was constructed with moral laws at the same time as physical laws, one of which is: “You cannot benefit at the expense of your lesser neighbour,” humans also had to work and to eat from other living organisms as parasites. Not willing to work indefinitely, some of them wanted to ascend so they could take advantage of other humans for slave labour.   When humans sensed they had offended the gods, they deduced they could appease the gods by a sacrifice. The more important the sacrifice, the more likely the gods would be appeased and bless them with abundant fertility. Since they were not prepared to die for their own sins, they sacrificed a slave or war prisoner or criminal or even their own child. Through Abraham, God said, “No human sacrificing for any reason, even to please your god. You Jews can have animal sacrifices and when my Messiah has died for you, you can accept Him as your surrogated human sacrifice.” [3] But do not sacrifice your sons and daughters, and do not sell them into slavery.   Since it was believed the life of the creature was in its blood, the blood of animal sacrifices was carefully drained away or collected and sprinkled on the ground. God also said that the blood of the innocent particularly that of your sons and daughters sacrificed to the god Molech[4] will pollute the land[5] and it will stop producing.   God also announced rules to limit if not prohibit people taking advantage of each other. Even slaves were not allowed to work on the Sabbath.[6] There were time limits to how long a Hebrew was kept enslaved if he sold himself into slavery to pay off debts.[7] He was reinforcing the unwritten universal rule, “You cannot benefit at the expense of slave or a child. If you try, you are sowing the seeds of your own destruction.” [2] What made it so easy to sacrifice humans was the thorough way human sacrifices dehumanized the killers and those who witnessed the killing as part of the ritual. As they became less and less human, sacrificing prisoners, their own troops, slaves and children became easier and easier in a horrible vicious cycle until because the of the Law of Reciprocal Response, they destroyed themselves and each other. [8]  

  1. God rules. He makes history without consulting humans.

If God is large and intelligent enough to create this limitless universe it would be logical to take who He is and what He says very seriously. While most historians make it appear that history is created by great people, it completely begs the question, what or who made these people, like Julius Caesar, so unusual. Parents have an enormous influence, but it seems many of the great persons’ upbringings were less than optimum. Besides, it is very unlikely that great people can take the credit for having chosen good parents or an opportune moment in time to be born. Since no one can take credit for who he is and for the remarkable occasions which he experienced to influence history, it can only be concluded that God made all the critical arrangements for His own, partly declared, purposes.   The tragic parts of human history seem so stupidly repetitious that maybe a human explanation could at least partially explain what happened and why. [3] Yet even if that were able to account for 10 % of the variance, the 90% can only come from God. Then the question is, what was God trying to prove or accomplish? Why did God make man? That question is the main subject of this essay.

  1. God made man to be His friends, in infinite number and infinite variety.

If those humans who have written the words of God can be trusted, then it seems that God made humans to become His best friends. It may seem improbable, but the psalmist, King David writes for scripture these words, “And God made man a little lower than Himself.”[9] For theists and atheists alike, this is mind blowing. It could only mean God carefully created humans to become creatures He with whom He would enjoy chatting, playing chess or going for long hikes up really challenging mountains. He increased the probability that He would get along with these humans by making them to be like Himself, in His likeness in mind and matter.[10] Not only did God want mature, wise, well read and well-travelled human friends, He wanted them to get along with each other; enjoy each other’s company. He calculated that they could, given a really challenging start on earth and enough time in heaven, become His reasonably interesting friends with opinions of their own.   He wanted them to all be essentially different. So he created genes that could combine in an infinite variety of combinations. Then to make sure that even if twins were identical (and they are not identical genetically), they had maturing and life experiences so varied, they could not be the same.   God not only wanted an infinite variety of friends, He wanted an infinite number. So from the beginning, He ordered them to procreate as rapidly as was kind and feasible.[11] Then He created a universe to house them all; a space that literally knew no boundaries. But how would He ever interact with trillions of friends personally, remembering their names and favorite colors? Ah, but just you wait.   God wanted an infinite number of infinitely varied friends, and He gave himself and all of them enough time to get to know each other. He made eternity for them to really find out who God is and what He knows. Do not the scriptures describe God as saying, “I want you to know me?”[12] To really know God, you would have to know everything He knows. That would take a few eternities.  God now has the people, the time and the interest to know each of us better than we have ever known ourselves.

  1. You can only become a friend of God if you chose (as freely as possible) to be one.

No one, not even God can force a person to be a friend. Friends must be able to choose each other. The freer the choice, the better and more trust-worthy the friendship. Are having friends something God could not do for Himself? Yes and No. He could not directly make friends (surely that is an oxymoron), but He could set up the circumstances that would result in the production of at least some people becoming His true friends.   The Garden of Eden was a crucible. Adam had to choose either to spend time chatting with God in an incredibly beautiful garden OR to quickly gain access to the knowledge of good and evil. There had to be an alluring alternative, therefore a beguiling, opposite in nature, totally dishonest creature, a Devil. The set up was so evenly balanced, that the odds were exactly 50:50. Humans chose wrong, but God had a contingency plan. Instead of quietly chatting with God in a wonderful garden, now they could get to know Him through pain and death.   God’s impact on history is to give humans choices and protect their ability to do so, up to a point, and then He intervenes. His intervention is usually a dramatic change in the course of human existence, usually affecting a few nations. He promised never to flood the world again. He has been keeping His promise to Noah.[13] But He did warn people that the next time He intervenes to change the history of every nation, it will be with fire[14] and no one will escape its effects.   Comparing time spent with witty, wise, loving God with the alternative seems obscene. Yet the alternative must have been very alluring. Satan, also known as Lucifer, the angel of Light, though defeated, was still showing traces of the glory he once had even dressed as a lowly snake. He must have been beautiful to behold. What Satan had to offer was sensual pleasure and power through knowledge symbolized by a lovely apple. Eve took the bait, and then manipulated her husband into following her rebellion against God’s explicit command.[15]  Adam could not abandon his wife even though she had been unfaithful, had become ambitious and was dying. The degeneration had set in and she knew it. “Oh, Adam my darling, don’t leave me like this!” He acquiesced as all good husbands do, and immediately felt ashamed of himself as all good husbands do.   Of course it was his fault in the beginning, to let her wander off and talk to sneaky strangers. If he had taken charge they would be too busy with the job God gave him. [4] Eve would have been so bonded and so devoted to their children, the Devil would have had no appeal to her. God had commanded that they be fruitful and multiply, for a universe full of friends was Gods intent. Having disobeyed God twice, the third time was relatively easy. If nothing else Adam should have dragged Eve away by her hair. Would it not have saved all humankind from the same fate they now shared?   Eve and Adam made a huge mistake that affected every human in every part of the world for many centuries.  So large and terrible was their choice to turn their backs on life-giving God, that now everyone dies.  What stupid donkeys, I often think.  Why couldn’t they see what is so obvious to us now? I would become even more angry, except I know I probably would have made the same grievous choice. How do I know that? Even though I have experienced so much of God’s kindness, too often I have chosen the knowledge of good and evil on T.V. when the wild loveliness of a North-West forest shining with God’s beauty was at my doorstep. Oh, forgive me God for my stubborn foolishness.   The devil says he is prochoice. He promotes choosing to have an abortion as a very good thing for women. But his so called choices amount to the same shame. His choices are all in his favour. Choosing to kill your own child is about the worst choice anyone can make. It always results in misery, slavery and death.

  1. God Obscures Himself.

Since God is so awesome in strength, wisdom, beauty, etc. you would think the devil didn’t have a chance to compete for the loyalty of humans. So God had to put a veil between Himself and humans. The angels with direct experience of Almighty God have no choice but to love honour and obey Him.  Humans have a reasonably free choice because they see so little of Him. Then what of those who never hear the gospel? Paul writes they are without excuse.  They have a full view of His creation and from that if they were at all humble, they could discern the power and intelligence of God.[16] But God obscures Himself, not because He is afraid humans wouldn’t be impressed, but because He gave people choice. He will do almost anything; including letting mere ant-like humans spit on and strike His only son, to ensure people have a reasonably free choice of accepting His invitation to a very long and satisfying banquet. Of course not every human has the opportunity to hear God invite them to become His friends. Those who have the immense privilege of God-loving parents must grasp that huge advantage, and share it with others by making great efforts to spread the gospel to those who have never heard. Believe it or not, His children will inherit everything God owns. How could anyone refuse? But most do. It makes no logical sense. God obscures Himself at times and to some people to ensure they are earnest in their pursuit of truth. All who worship God must worship Him is Spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Why because there are so many false seekers. There are not agnostics, just theists and atheists. There real belief is seen in whether or not they are seeking to find God or just being dilettantes. There are times when God for purposes known only to Him, shouts at some people and will keep shouting until that person listens. But for the majority, finding and keep finding more and more of God is a challenging life-long occupation. But if a person truly knocks on Christ’s door He will always open it and answer any question a person might wish to ask (Matthew 7:7).   Too many humans keep screaming “Choice, choice, choice. We have a voice. We have a right to make our own bloody choice,” or some things like this.  The choice they insist on is to kill their child whenever the infant is felt to be unwanted, an economic encumbrance or embarrassing inconvenience, or to demonstrate their unique power over life and death.  This is a choice God never allows without dire life-long consequences. They don’t need to scream demands for choice. God’s Son died to ensure people have a choice. Only under extreme conditions will God shout and stop people making stupid choices.   People want choice without consequences and that is logically, physically, mentally, spiritually and universally impossible. The universe was so constructed that for every reaction there is a counter reaction, materially and morally. The Law of Reciprocal Response is as true for attitudes and behaviour as it is for gravitational forces.   Adam and Eve had free choice, but no one has since then. Choices are, to a considerable degree, determined by factors and experiences over which a person has no control, e.g. their parents, their time in history,  the color of their skin, their sex and how much they are exposed to God’s truth. Those who are privileged to hear in word and parental example, God’s good news as children, have a much higher probability of worshipping His Messiah. With that wonderful blessing comes awesome responsibilities to share what they know and have with others not nearly so well blessed. For God speaking to His children gives a command that cannot be ignored. Preach the Gospel and heal all who need it,[17] always loving God above all and your neighbours and enemies as well as you love yourself.   When God’s people because of indolence and pleasures failed to spread out and speak God’s love, God often allowed persecution that made them run to other countries. If they didn’t run, they often died in very cruel ways. For God’s purpose was to have many, many friends, not just a smug, immature, selfish few.   God does not ensure that every person has a free (50:50) choice but He is careful to balance the probabilities for all humankind so that collectively they have a free choice. The imbalance of opportunity to know God results in society where the haves must share with those who have less.

  1. The apex of God’s creation.

God made humans in His image. Each person is similar to God. God is like humans; more like some than others. The difference between man and God is huge but the similarities are sufficiently close that comparisons can be made. Moreover, it is faintly possible to imagine how God thinks and feels by understanding the minds of men and women. When the apostle Philip spoke the deep yearning of every Jew, “Jesus, please show us God the Father and we will be satisfied,” Jesus responded with just a hint of exasperation in His voice. “Philip, you are looking at Him.”[18] It isn’t recorded, but I can guess that Philip was thinking “This can’t be, Jesus, you are too small to be God.” To which I suspect Jesus would have said something like, “First, that’s because you don’t really know me. Second, you are under-rating yourself.”   God must have thought a long time before He decided to make His future friends “just a little lower than God.”[19]  Yet He wanted a more or less equal relationship; one which would be comfortable for both parties when they chatted. It means that when mankind fell from an intimate relationship with God in the Garden of Eden, they fell a very long way. It also means that humans, once they are given God’s powerful Spirit upon being reconciled to God through faith in the substitutionary death of God’s Messiah, His beloved son Jesus, they can grow by leaps and bounds toward becoming the person God first intended them to be. Christians are told God expects them to be perfect “as He is perfect.”[20] It isn’t possible in this Godforsaken world but one day, in heaven, it will happen.   Children are almost instantaneously created in a 3 way fusion of sperm, egg and spirit. They become a person at that moment of fertilization. They become a nonperson only when their God-given spirit leaves their body. Between those 2 end-points, they are always fully and completely human persons regardless of sex, appearance, intelligence, wantedness and handicap. They must all must be treated as a God-loved, God-created and God-protected person.   When they are created, every child is given a unique blueprint of their God-engineered design. They and God know this pattern, even as infants, more exactly than anyone else. If parents are wise they will watch a child who will with his or her interest and activities make that blueprint apparent. After consulting with each other and the grandparents and the siblings and especially God, the parents can decide on a rough estimate of their baby’s blueprint and give him or her; what is needed, how much is needed, when it is needed. If they fit their parenting to the child’s blueprint, the child will be content with no need for sibling rivalry. No child I know has had all his/her needs met. However, there is no question that the better a child’s blueprint is recognized and her or his needs met, the wiser, loving and well developed they will become. In every blueprint there is both a hunger for need-defined sustenance and a curiosity drive that impels people to seek their Creator. The evil one is exceptionally good at twisting truth so that the yearning for God is diverted to self, or image or self-preoccupation and worship.   God made a body then “breathed” into it the spirit of life and it became a man.[21] Man was made for eternity and though his body will die, his spirit will last. Human life, although at times it seems a “dreary eternity” to those whose life has become meaningless, is a really an eye-blink in real timeless, time. An average life span is long enough for any person to make up their mind about being God’s friend.

  1. Only one truth

Objects or forces that are contradictory cancel or consume each other so that nothing remains. Thus there can only be one truth. Science and morality must agree. When God created the universe He had man uppermost in mind. So He developed the rules of thought and conduct that would bring out the best in the new creature, man, He would create. After man was designed, God created the universe as a fitting home for His favorite creature. As He was creating everything He wove the physical and moral laws together. Now it is impossible to break a moral law without also breaking its physical twin.   One such moral or physical law is that no-one can benefit at the expense of a neighbour, no matter how small or significant. If it isn’t good for your neighbour, you will soon find it isn’t good for you. If you love your neighbour, you will experience being loved at the same moment. Given the truth of this assertion, arguments that pit medical ethics against a utilitarian view of persons make no sense. If it is medically beneficial for the individual, it will be good for society.

  1. Devil almost wins

The primary sin was the initial rebellion which was because of vanity and pride. The Devil sinned against God when feeling pleased with himself, he tried to usurp God’s throne. It was really a no-contest but God let him try. God wanted humans to have an alternative and by rebelling Lucifer volunteered. Satan lost the war in heaven[22] and then He was dethroned as the ruler of the earth when Christ died and rose again.[23] The devil is twice defeated and existing under a suspended sentence. He thinks he can still succeed if only he is given enough time to recruit a new and larger army.   The evil one has no interest in having friends. He thinks that all creatures are like him, looking for an opportunity to throw out the legitimate ruler. A friend turned traitor would have a big advantage. Satan wants slaves or cold bodies. Nothing else suits him. So throughout human life and maybe beyond, he is recruiting and facilitating the process of humans killing each other.   His triumph would be to fully frustrate God in His desire for many, many mature friends. He is getting close to succeeding now not because he is more devious or more powerful than he has been but because Christians through apathy and materialism are squandering their God-given privileges and structures and are afraid to fight him.

  2. There is no question that God is Sovereign. He has total beneficent control of every nation’s and every person’s affairs. However, because He so desires many close friends, He keeps Himself relatively hidden and obscure. Most people must earnestly search for Him. In this apparent power vacuum, humans must continue to make hard choices. If any man, even a man far removed from Christian influence, gazes at the stars and wonders, “What is that light and what is it for, and who made it?” If he pursues those questions courageously and gives credit to some other being much higher than himself, he will find God and God will love him dearly for being so persistent.

God makes history but because His first intent is to have trillions of remarkable friends, He protects the ability and the opportunity of humans to make choices and thus to make mistakes. His heart aches for suffering children but He doesn’t stop parents from mistreating them. He keeps hoping some of His servants will intervene, but He seldom intervenes directly because it would be usurping the parent’s prerogative and choice. Even when they realize the horror of what they did, God seldom corrects their mistake because He wants them to realize the importance of what they just did.   Of course, God could make everything new and whole again at any time He desires but that would result in humans assuming, “God will fix it if I keep on imploring Him.” I know of no instance when God has reconstructed and brought back to life an aborted baby even when parents repent and implore Him piteously. God lets them feel the horror of realizing they have just cruelly murdered their own trusting infant and God is very angry.

  1. For Christians to say, “I have no need to worry about the murder of the preborn children or strive for justice. God is in control, not me, and He will act when and where He wants to,” is patently a cop-out. It sounds reasonable because it is based on a true premise but it is incomplete. If “I don’t worry because God is in control” were alone true there would be no need for all of the commands and laws found in the bible.


  1. God rewards and punishes people in a consistently, inconsistent manner. If God would always reward good behaviour and punish people if they wronged Him, He would make humans into little robots. He definitely does not want that. Of course God abides by his own laws but for each human there is a life-long puzzle about why God doesn’t bless them when they have tried so hard to be kind and just, “…just like He said we should.” At the same time, they wonder how He doesn’t know how bad they have been recently or are they “getting away with it this time.” God blesses and punishes whoever He wants, whenever He wants and for no reason at all. The only reasonable response is that of Job. “The Lord gives and He takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.”[24]


  1. The wonderful paradox of Almighty God making history and at the same time urging His children to strive in serving Him as if everything depended on them. Having consulted God in prayer, Christians are commanded to love their God, neighbours and enemies and make their nation as civilized as possible. “Not logical,” you might say. So would I, except history shows this paradox is indeed the case. What is even more remarkable, God can even be persuaded to change his mind.[25]


  1. It seems that history, especially tragic history repeats itself in a never ending cycle, enough to make any person despair. Yet surely the arrival of God’s baby Messiah was unique and never to be repeated. What is more discernible and measurable is the repetition of tragic family history; alcoholism is an example. I have found that humans don’t lose all traces of their blueprint or determination to become “The Person I Should Have Become.” Thus, repeating their chaotic mistakes may be adaptive.[5] [6] They are not repeating patterns because they are familiar or comfortable. They are trying to understand so they don’t revisit the increasing pain and frustration of their ancestral stupidities, but move in the direction of light and truth. For after all, with a little effort, they can see God in the world around them. They need to resolve conflicts in order to forestall entropy and thus live longer and more energetically.


  1. Since entropy entered the universe, humans have had to struggle to stay alive. The duration of their lives mainly depends on the efficient use of limited ingested fuel known as food. External conflict e.g. war, is a major impediment for any nation to finding, growing, processing and consuming fuel. For an individual, the external conflict is seldom well understood; rather it becomes internalized for later consideration and resolution. In an attempt to understand why did that happen, people will think and think until they drive themselves crazy or talk and talk about it until they drive their friends crazy without any greater understanding. With a God-given determination to understand, people will resort to re-enacting the conflict.[7] Why must they understand? Because conflict results in an individual consuming energy with no measurable result. Many people will spend all day trying to decide, “Will I or won’t I buy this present for my friend?” At the end of the day they feel exhausted and have accomplished nothing.

Seldom does one re-enactment solve the problem so they keep doing it, e.g. “Why was my father such a mean, slovenly lout when drunk but such a sweet caring man when sober?” The child of an alcoholic is determined not to marry such a man but too often driven by her sub-conscience, she picks a man with a similar conflict. The two then transact to produce a scenario much like their childhood. They divorce, stay painfully single then remarry another person with alcoholism or at least that propensity. This may reoccur 4 to 5 times in a life with no more insight than at the beginning. Thus painful tragedy is repeated not because people are stupid or familiar with the same kind of life but because they are trying to understand and resolve the underlying conflict in order to delay entropy returning their body to the dust from which God made it.

  1. The most common and deepest conflicts in people today stem directly or indirectly from abortion in these ways:
  2. a) The PASS person thinks, “Why I was not welcomed just as I was, and given what I needed to become the Person I Should Have Become?” This conflict is replayed in many ways; most frequently expressed as “I demand my rights.” The insistence on “my rights” is insatiable.
  3. b) Early neglect occurs mainly because of poor bonding which is more likely following an abortion.
  4. c) “Why did my parents choose to abort my little brother and not me?” The existential guilt and the conflicts beneath it are impossible to resolve, e.g., “Why was I allowed to live when my siblings were murdered?” “How can I pay the debt of being allowed to live?” This is replayed by an increasing number of people who are driven to risk their lives for some lost cause or shredding themselves for some remote glory as a human bomb.
  5. d) Taking advantage of other humans: “How can I justify buying all these cheap goods when I know someone is slaving for very long hours of tedious hard work and living with insufficient food and clothing? They are sick and very tired, longing that someday they will have time off sufficient to visit their old mother.”

Those who are upwardly mobile really don’t care how others may suffer as long as they are getting ahead and enjoying life. The arrival of a baby is inconvenient to their plans and so the preborn must be cruelly murdered. This guilt from murdering a baby adds to the other from enjoying the fruits of intense labor by someone they can’t or won’t see and don’t care about.   Paradoxically, the guilt only increases their determination to live a proud, callous life style. “Now I have killed my baby, there is no turning back. I must strive harder to make his sacrifice at least somewhat meaningful.” Thus some women may have a chain of abortions, living high until the Law of Reciprocal Response grasps them in its icy claw. God won’t easily rescue them. This individual cycle of achieving with pride, enslaving the vulnerable, human sacrificing and suicidal risking of self and others is duplicated at the national and international level.   Nations also attempt to understand by re-enacting unresolved conflict. Germany is still trying to decide if Germans are a superior race.  Is their boasting or warring an attempt to cover a deep sense of inferiority? They try to understand why they have repeatedly gone to war but still the question remains. Thus, the repetitious re-enactments of individuals are reflected in the tragedies of nations.

  1. The Law of Reciprocal Response (LRR)

According to children what goes round comes round. According to God, people will experience as victims what they have done to others.[26] This morality is built into the universe and predates the creation on the physical universe. It is so much the foundation of human and holy interchanges that humans cannot infringe on any part of it without encountering the (usually painfully) natural consequences. Everyone, including children know this but the majority think they can avoid it, at least for long enough to “enjoy life.” It is not possible to gain at the expense of your neighbor, no matter how small or weak they are. Yet when you love, at that very moment you are being loved. [2]   God hopes that because the painful consequences are similar to the injustice, selfishness and pride, people will make the connection and stop before it is too late. The interval between cause and effect may be a appreciably long time, but the longer God in mercy postpones the natural consequence, the more the retribution has piled up and the more painful it becomes. God doesn’t often punish immediately because He does not want people to be conditioned. He wants them to have as much freedom as possible to choose or not choose to become His friends.

  1. People really do know where they stand.

Paul, writing to Christians in Rome, puts it very succinctly. “For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put the knowledge in their hearts … They can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God.”[27] They are fully aware of God’s death penalty of those who do these things.[28] People intuitively realize that when they rebel against God, kill or take advantage of a fellow human, there will be retribution. They know because:

  1. a) Their subconscious mind has an imprint, probably brought from heaven when God put into every man with His life giving spirit at conception.
  2. b) Their ability to perceive and sense the wonder and rules of the universe e.g. gravity.
  3. c) A record of their encounters with the reciprocal response after they transgressed some rule or law of God.
  4. d) Their awareness of how other people have been affected by the reciprocal response.
  5. e) Their pain from losses, theirs and others. It is because they anxiously anticipate God’s judgement and feel guilty from seeing how their behaviour affected others, that it is possible to state, everyone feels the need of expiation. Their sacrifice of preborn babies does nothing to ameliorate this situation, it only makes it worse. This is partly why the guilt of post-abortion women and men is a major contributor to another abortion.


  1. God’s hope for humans starts by finding a humble man.

God spent a lot of time and effort to make humans and then create the exactly right environment to make them feel at home. He won’t give up His original plan to have them freely choose Him as King and Father. So God keeps subtly revealing Himself. He always blesses those who long and strive for truth and justice. He encourages research and rewards the seeker with some “break-through” that has such a simple equation. [8] The solution appears so simple, competitors think, “Now why didn’t I think of that?”   God reveals Himself in dreams and visions[29],[30], [31], [32]  to whomever He chooses, even in the darkest, most remote spots of the globe. [9] I find it remarkable how often Jesus had given a vision of Himself to children who were my patients. God reveals Himself in His Word and in the words of wise teachers of The Way. So it is easy to see, God has chosen His children and yet they also choose Him.

  1. God’s Spirit Moves certain people to act

Though it makes many people incensed, it is clear from the Bible that God chooses people to make individual and collective history.[33] God clearly chose Saul to become the apostle Paul.  God selects key people to lead others, [34]or to compose inspiring music or to discover unique scientific principles, etc. [10] There are also many others who appear by their own effort to learn and rule. Yet no man or woman can claim they are the sole initiator of their ascendancy. Wise people always give credit where credit is due, and it is always due to God. And so God makes history through humans He has chosen, while those He chooses also make their own history with good or bad decisions. It is hard to comprehend this paradox, mostly because our notion of time gets in the way.

  1. God wants to be known

Is God vainglorious? Of course not, because there is no one like Him and He knows it.  If God says He is a jealous God[35] and insists that all creatures praise and honour Him, it isn’t because He needs more admirers. The reasons are:

  1. a) To keep us from becoming so self-centered we lose touch with reality and become insane. Focusing on ourselves is self-destructive through madness. To focus on God is the most effective way of staying sane and sober.
  2. b) Giving God the credit keeps us from crediting ourselves and becoming proud, which leads to ambition, slave labour, wars to conquer and human sacrifice.
  3. c) Being grateful always makes it easier for God to give to us and for us.

God doesn’t need to say, “Am I not so great?”  There is no one to say that to because He knows that and so do all the creatures of the universe. God only needs to say, “I Am” and everything in heaven and earth bows. What God does say is, “You humans must acknowledge how great I am, not for my benefit but for yours.”

  1. God wants mature friends[36]

Since we are like God, it isn’t hard for us to understand He wants to have mature, well read, widely travelled, wise, and well scarred friends. Yet the process of becoming that kind of friend is generally arduous, frustrating, painful, and discouraging with major decisions to be made with little help (or so it seems) from all-knowing God. It is small wonder His children keep calling out, “Oh! God, please show me the way. Open the doors you want me to go through and close all the rest.” I should point out that parents stop opening and closing doors for their children when they are about three years old.  Parents expect their children to do more and more for themselves as they get older. With this illustration, people sometimes get the point that God won’t usually open and close doors for His children, because He wants them to learn how to make difficult decisions. Why? Because: a) He wants them to gain maturity by struggling; b) His plan is that His human friends will become judges in heaven, where there will be difficult decisions to make for others.   There is no such thing for humans as free will. Humans cannot will anything into existence or themselves to be different or on another planet but God can. Only God can make happen everything He thinks. Only God can make changes in the universe. Humans have a limited range of choices and they should take these very responsibly. Nowhere in the Bible does it speak of the free will of humans. It often notes they have choices and how they must choose carefully.[37],[38]

  1. Only Christians are fully blessed

There are so many advantages to being a friend of God; whoever turns Him down must be insane. They certainly have lost touch with reality. The following are all gifts. They can never be earned. To try insults the generosity of God and God is a very, very giving Lord.

  1. a) Live forever doing really interesting things in an immense universe;
  2. b) No reason to feel guilty. All sins and consequences of sin are gone;
  3. c) Real peace. Don’t need to worry about how to get to heaven;
  4. d) No fear of God’s wrath and therefore no reason for any kind of human sacrifice;
  5. e) Being a son and becoming a friend to that immensely powerful, very funny, joyful, beautiful, extremely intelligent, very wise, gently and always loving Being who rules the universe;
  6. f) No fear of death or the after-death;
  7. g) Wisdom and insight as much as you want;
  8. h) Plenty of opposition to hone your skills;
  9. i) Assurance your blueprint will fully unfold and be actualized;
  10. j) Friends and family, if they want, to be with always;
  11. k) Protection and direction in doing very challenging jobs on earth, etc.


  1. God never asked for an earthly temple to live in because He has the vastness of the universe for His home. Yet it seems He encouraged humans to build skyscrapers and rockets, machines and medicine, so civilizations have grown wealthy and adventurous with His blessing. And then? Too soon things went very wrong and numerous civilizations disappeared much faster than they grew.

This is difficult to comprehend if one considers the myriad advantages that Christians have over every other base for a civilization. Why doesn’t Christ’s church expand in glory and new paths when they have: God as their guardian and guide, God’s Spirit inside them, continually reminding them of God’s instructions and a giving them brief view of their Home in Heaven, the earthly peace of knowing for sure you are going to heaven, wisdom, God’s companionship when admiring one of His most beautiful sunset paintings, etc. With all these extraordinary gifts, Christians would rather stick their heads in the monitor and screen.   Christians have built wonderful civilizations with universities, hospitals, houses of parliament, and homes for the elderly and missions to the poor and naked. It has lasted for a much longer time than most because they abolished slavery. Yet current movers and shakers and builders have taken advantage of people. Even the working class could afford to live in a wonderful high-rise but surrounded by the desperately destitute. Once they had affordable materialism and cheap entertainment for all, the same cycle that destroyed other civilizations set in. To maintain or increase their self-indulgence they clamored for more and cheaper goods even when it was not possible to play with all the toys they already had.  Thus, people as good as any but from “developing countries” worked longer and harder. They became increasingly enslaved, while the good and God-fearing people in the ‘first world’ felt increasingly uneasy. They sensed the wrong and they suspected God’s retribution. To further increase God’s anger, they wantonly murdered the beautiful children God loaned them when those perfectly formed, innocent babies were most vulnerable and most sensitive.   If Christians don’t readily share God’s good news by word (preaching the gospel) and by demonstrating how it works (baptizing), by healing people and by helping and sharing their blessings[39],[40] as they are commanded, it shows their lack of appreciation for the amazing gifts God has given them in His intense desire to share His love to everyone. If they do not daily thank God for blessings they don’t deserve and share the good news of His plan for salvation, it clearly indicates that Christians don’t understand how much it costs God to make it happen. God has and will use persecution to drive Christians to the borders of civilization and beyond. If they stay in the main Christian centers, they will probably die. If they run and become aliens in foreign lands, God will be gracious and protective. What happened to the powerful Christian Church in North Africa shows how God will not protect his children if they hang onto their comfortable lives. The North African church was wiped out by persecution and most of Africa stayed in darkness. [11]  It seems the wealthy Christians were not courageous enough to find ways around and through the Sahara to reach the more primitive tribes south of them.

  1. God wants friends so badly, He will select certain people and certain nations to forge ahead and make wonderful discoveries, monuments and works of art and in doing so become wise and inventive. Man attributed these blessings as rights and honors they deserve, and so became conceited and comfortable. They were warned by wise prophets crying in the wilderness of religious fervour but very few paid attention. Then there were wholesale slaughters. The remaining few had run to foreign environments. Far from all they held near and dear, they talked with neighbors and their slave masters and their generals about the grace of their Lord and Saviour. Two boys were hijacked from a ship and taken to Nubia as slaves for the King. By God’s grace they started the Nubian Church.[11]


  1. The course of history reflects the sequence of events in an individual’s life.

God blesses a person with the hope he or she will recognize who the blessing came from and give Him the credit and honor He so rightly deserves. Far too often, the person uses the blessing to advance himself and boast, “Look what I have achieved.” Shortly thereafter it becomes, “How much more I could achieve if I had cheap labour?” At first he pays a fair wage, but with the bad advice of friends and the intense competition of other companies, he begins cheating on wages. If times are tough, he finds he can hire desperate people for almost nothing. Soon he has them working longer and longer hours until they labour 12 hours per day, 7 days per week for 12 months a year. If they complain, he casually says, “If you don’t like these conditions, go find some place you can have better ones.” They might be able to, but by this time they have debts and obligations and are afraid to attempt a change for fear of losing what they have. They have no freedom or time for days off and so become virtual economic slaves. The fat, proud factory owner now sides with the corrupt government and accepts prisoners paid nothing because “the jails are too crowded,” with people who are forced out of hunger and desperation to steal anything from anyone.   The smart humanitarian businessman becomes a cruel fat cat owner. Using cheap or slave labour he becomes very rich but deep down his God given conscience won’t let him enjoy his ill-gotten gains. Something tells him it won’t last. Someone will destroy his empire and take his money. He feels he might prevent this by becoming a philanthropist spreading 1% of his wealth to grand fanfares which make him look noble. Yet he realizes this isn’t enough so he promotes child sacrifices (abortions) by the millions.   Some guilt ridden employer, instead of easing conditions and improving wages, begins using young employees for his personal pleasure. If they protest, he has them killed under self-justifying conditions. The police will no longer accept his bribes because they are becoming suspect by the new minister of justice. As he ponders his predicament, he remembers how as a child he was used and mistreated by his uncaring step-father. Wracked by guilt and insecurity, after drinking far too much, he falls asleep in his office chair. His cigar falls from his mouth and sets fire to the factory which immolates him and many employees. The newspapers are split on their opinions: “He was a great, self-made man who did much for this country and for poor people. He always supported the government, especially on human rights issues such as sexual freedom for women.” Other papers described him as inhuman and uncaring except for himself.   The bible describes one such totalitarian despot who God eventually took and shook until he came to his senses and repented. “The God of heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength and honor. He has made you the ruler over all the inhabited world ….”[41] Then later, “Oh King Nebuchadnezzar, please listen to me. Stop sinning and do what is right. Break from your wicked past by being merciful to the poor.” said Daniel the Jewish captive/prophet.[42] But the king did not listen. “As he looked out across the city he said, ’Just look at this great city of Babylon! I, by my own mighty power have built this beautiful city as my royal residence and as an expression of my royal splendor.”[43] But the king became psychotic and for “a time” thought he was a cow.[44] “After this time had passed, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven. My sanity returned, and I praised and worshipped the Most High and honored the one who lives for ever… When my sanity returned to me, so did my honor and glory and kingdom.”[45] His sanity was realizing that everything he had was given by God. There is never room for pride, only unending thankfulness to God. “For every good and perfect gift comes from above.”[46]   When God greatly blesses a person, He expects them to give Him the credit and to generously share their blessings with the material and mental poor, and to give themselves greater challenges to know God and the amazing universe He made. They may become rich and powerful but also proud, foolish and selfish, then inevitably guilty. A few turn to God who is always ready to forgive and often to restore. Most become increasingly removed from reality and go crazy, madly taking advantage of the helpless and often sacrificing people. It cannot last. God ensures the protection of widows and orphans. Thus, all empires built on the backs of slaves, economic slaves, serfs, migrant workers, displaced persons etc. will collapse. This cycle of events is happening before our eyes both to identifiable individuals and to nations.   You might say these corrupt rich people and nations have no conscience to bother them. I believe as long as they are aware of gravity, they can and do sense the moral laws of the universe. Gravity and morality walk hand in hand. If you defraud or enslave your neighbour, you will fall morally and physically. This is why those who enslave and sacrifice humans drink or do drugs so much. It is the only way they can relax and sleep; they are so pursued by anxious thoughts and disturbing dreams just like king Nebuchadnezzar. “What can we bring to the Lord to make up for what we’ve done? … Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for the sins of our souls? Would that make Him glad?  No, O people, the Lord has already told you what is good and this is what he requires: to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”[47]   As long as there is some semblance of sanity in a person, he or she will sense an unease (guilt) and worry that they will someday have to pay a price for taking advantage of their family, fellows and enemies. They know without being lectured that what goes round will come round. The Law of Reciprocal Response always applies and always lets people know it will apply to them. It is not possible to enslave another human without sensing that all the fine structures arising from the efforts of that slave will not, cannot last and in the fall of that lovely edifice, the slaver will be trapped in pain, remorse and in the soon coming end, his or her death and destruction. [12] [13]

  1. Historic examples

The Aztec goddess Tlaltecuhtli carved on a 12-ton monolith buried at the Zocalo Plaza, is seen “squatting to give birth while drinking her own blood, devouring her own creation.” [14]  The dig also found sacrificial perforators used by priests to spill their own blood as a gift to the gods. “Paying homage to the sacred mountain meant marching colorfully garbed captive soldiers up the stairs of the pyramid; force them to perform ceremonial dances and then cutting out their hearts and rolling their corpses down the steps.” “Believing they lived in a highly precarious universe inflicted the Aztec with cosmic insecurity.” “The appeasement of the Gods (with human sacrifices) depended on an ever growing empire that could not be sustained.”   According to Josephus [15] the Romans took approximately 300,000 captives from Jerusalem to build the Coliseum. Most of these probably did not survive its completion. Over one million workers died during the construction of the Great Wall ordered by Emperor Qin Shihuangdi. [16] Thousands of American soldiers killed each other fighting over slavery. At Passchendaele, in 1917, “20 square miles of territory was gained at the cost of ½ million British and Allied soldiers killed and wounded.” [16] Yet for all this bloodshed so closely linked to slavery, nothing compares to the 10 million plus innocent babies that are killed annually in our day. It is a mass murder which is closely linked to economic slavery world-wide, and which by all economic indicators will soon collapse.

  1. The really vicious cycle of depravity and death.

Every human seems to intuitively know that:

  1. a) Cheaters never prosper. If you ascended to great heights of fame, fortune or conquered territory by cheating others out of their homes, family, freedom, labour or lives your eminence will soon fade and you will die ingloriously.
  2. b) No one can benefit at the expense of any neighbour. If it isn’t good for the least of other people, it cannot be good for you.
  3. c) You cannot avoid having some perception of the truth. It is part of your awareness that is necessary for you to walk, even a few steps. As you perceive gravity, you do perceive truth.
  4. d) By the law of reciprocity, you know you cannot get away with transgressions against God and man. What goes round will come around to bite you in the butt.

Because people know they cannot avoid truth, especially the truth of inevitable reciprocal pain when taking advantage of others, they will feel a subconscious sense of guilt and insecurity. Rather than asking God how to deal with these persistently uncomfortable senses, people try to appease their gods with human sacrifices only to find that guilt deepens and the need for expiation never goes away. So their futile efforts result in a vicious cycle which destroys life as it comes and as it goes. The only being that enjoys these tragedies is Satan who is laughing at them and at God because he believes he is winning.

  1. When medical technology made it cheap, clean, painless and easy to destroy the preborn child who was the “cause” of the inconvenient pregnancy, it sounded stupid to have an unwanted child.[17]  So the infant was first dehumanized and treated as an object (much like a slave) then cruelly tortured and murdered. No matter how well they rationalized this heinous crime, pro-death people could not get rid of their sense of guilt. They tried medications, vacations, entertainment, kinky sex and work. Everything took more money and cheap labour and so more slaves. Attempting to expiate their guilt from taking advantage of people they sacrificed more infants by poverty and abortion which compounded, extended and intensified their guilt in a never ending spiral. On top of this was the existential guilt arising from their being survivors when their siblings were aborted. With three major sources of guilt, almost everyone did not turn to God who could forgive them and attenuate their guilt. As they aged, burdened with unremitting guilt, many could see that their only option was to end it all with doctor assisted death, (DAD). That would accomplish three illusive desires at one blow:
  2. a) It would shut off the noise from guilt incessantly pounding in their heads;
  3. b) By killing themselves, it might convince God to be merciful toward them;
  4. c) It would encourage their children to love them at long last by unburdening them from visiting or caring and hopefully leaving each enough money to make them at least temporarily grateful for the aborting their competing siblings.


  1. The nation’s most likely to disintegrate first are those who enslave and sacrifice humans the most. That being the case, western countries will be the first to go. The process will be rapid and very cruel.[18]


  2. All those who have discovered that loving others is the way to peace and security and usually prosperity are often tempted to become destructively narcissistic. The pull of being self centered and self-indulgent is eventually self-dehumanizing, but at the time, “to pleasure one-self” seems so easy, so convenient and so satisfying. Even when God promises to bless those who honor Him and serve others with peace and prosperity, and even when history shows that His way works for the betterment of individuals and the nation, the Jews kept reverting to worshipping other gods of harvest and fertility. It always had the same ending of enslavement to other nations and human sacrificing to appease these gods, like Molech. [48],[49] How they longed to have an indwelling heartfelt desire to know and please the gracious God of their ancestors. The prophets foresaw such a time and God picked a point in history to do the most loving thing anyone could imagine. He sent His own beloved son to be a human sacrifice once for all people, for all time. [50],[51]

For those who were smart enough to understand the significance of God’s offer of family membership to all those who accepted Jesus as their surrogate scapegoat, and who promised to serve Him as Lord, Jesus cancelled their debts and broke their bondage of slavery to ignorance, tragedy and death. To most people it was news too good to be true; freedom at last.  Freedom not only from back-breaking slave labour, but also from the impossible to break tendency to be repetitiously self-serving. Being given God’s amazingly generous Spirit of love made it possible to be other-centered all the time. Many proud humans couldn’t believe all these benefits were gifts contingent only on accepting Christ as Saviour and Lord. People kept reinventing how to get right with God only it was by their efforts, penance and self- sacrificing. These “Christians” had little peace but lived their lives in hope that God might be merciful to them at the time of judgement. Why they couldn’t accept the whole package as a gift, God only knows but it must have been the evil one’s clever deceit. Of course the Messiah died so you didn’t have to suffer and die, but still you need to work out your purification by doing good and by suffering in purgatory. [19] Yet those who had God’s spirit still had a choice. So God thundered, don’t revert to slavery and human sacrificing. I command, I order you, to love Me and your neighbours and your enemies at least as well as yourself. If you do, you may suffer and die, but you will always have me and with that you are already living your eternal life that no one can take from you.

  1. 2. So with the odds much more favorable for those who received the gifts God gave with no strings attached and so many benefits to accrue every day throughout their entire earthly lives, you would think not only would everyone take the offer but that all those who now really knew God wouldn’t want anything else. But no, they kept being sucked into pleasure and materialism; a habit they could not break. It would have, should have resulted in disaster, if it were not for the fact they could not leave the family. They should have known, but it was even more unbelievable that their father was always patiently waiting at the end of the driveway for them to come home after they squandered all the rich blessing He had heaped upon them.
  2. So despite the fact that Christians had God’s loving, thanking Spirit permanently residing in them and thus had a natural tendency to be loving, they readily succumbed to the temptations of materialism. Like everyone else they wanted more and more for a lower and lower price. Thereby, they enslaved people they would never see but they could easily learn about. Feeling guilty, they began human sacrificing by aborting their babies like everyone else. With the guilt of slaving and the guilt of murder they didn’t turn to God, asking humbly for forgiveness and then working out all the details of reconciliation. They persisted in their worship of the foreign gods and of foreign goods, so God was full of indignation and righteous fury. He always forgave individuals, who repented, but He would not forgive their nation[52] until that nation repented of its massive human sacrifices and slave labor, just as Nineveh did in Jonah’s day.  Without repentance, God would no longer hold back the natural consequences of the Law of Reciprocal Response. [20] Consequently the remarkable, long lasting Anglo-American Empire is about to collapse.


  1. This time there are no more righteous nations to judge God’s people, as Babylon judged Israel,[53],[54] for every nation is almost equally culpable, except some Muslim nations. So this time the judgement will be of the whole earth. No one has ever seen such an event nor will anyone see it again.[55] It will be the final lines of the final chapter.


  1. Many humans have learned that doing good for others makes a person feel good. But in the midst of being really helpful to the helpless, most people are inclined to think, “Why am I doing this? Is it to make myself look good or to feel good, or to gain some advantage (go to heaven) by meeting a person’s need? Some brands of Christianity insist Christ’s disciples must pay into the “Economy of Salvation” and if enough good deeds are done and enough suffering is endured either in this life or the purgatory of the next, you will be made fit enough to enter the Kingdom of God.[19] Those who believe this must ask themselves, “If I am doing good and being good for a selfish benefit, how is that really loving my neighbour?” Christians believe that eternal life is given to all those who accept Christ as their Saviour and Lord. They see works as an expression of gratitude and a service in the family of Christ who ordered His children to love God and others as they love themselves. Yet the same question arises. Am I using people to show Christ how much I appreciate and love Him?

When any kind of sensitive person is struggling with this great debate within themselves, they will feel guilty about how they treat others. If they do not seek God’s forgiveness, they will be vulnerable to the temptation of expiation by human sacrifice, via abortion. You may say that Christians don’t enslave people or have abortions. I’m afraid it is all too common. But even if that were not so, by doing so little to stop these practices they are guilty. There is rampant denial and self-righteousness. “I would not have an abortion, ever. Or make people into slaves. What an outrageous accusation!” God is even more angry with apathetic Christians. He will defend those who speak out against complacent Christians.  As always when the message pricks, the pious would rather shoot the messenger than listen to the message.  “Take it back and apologize or we will end your membership in the church.”

  1. It was never easy to speak or write prophetic words. In spite of this era of avowed tolerance, we now have Human Rights Tribunals, HRTs that are determined to make people tolerate all sorts of bizarre behaviour or else they face severe consequences. They are a kind of people’s court with awesome powers but few rules or constraints. If anyone is offended, the current approved way to complain about anything is to the HRT which quickly investigates. It almost always finds in favour of the plaintiff who always is awarded court costs and usually significant amounts for damages. With this abiding threat, good people are very reticent to speak out against the social flow of injustices and perversities.[56] Human “rights” are established for whatever reason by whomever shouts the loudest, “It’s our right to terminate our unwanted infants and grandparents.” And much more softly, “because we don’t want to be tied to a mindless child or a drooling old woman. We want a really meaningful career as filing clerk in a huge government office. And besides which we want our inheritance now and they, (frail struggling parents) have lived long enough.”

Yet because the Law of Reciprocal Response and everyone’s awareness of truth, people do feel guilty. That uncomfortable feeling is ineffectively smothered under denial, frenetic pleasure, buying far beyond a person’s means, sex, sex, sex and fun, fun, fun and drugs of all kinds. The sense of guilt only deepens. To keep up the denial with frenetic activity and pleasure, men and women are determined not to have children. But of course, if they become pregnant, they abort “it” with hardly a qualm. They know that this state of affairs cannot last and that some god somewhere will require retribution. This creates an ambient sense of diffuse but persistent anxiety. Most nations keep sacrificing millions of preborn children even though it is obvious that their nation, like that of the Aztecs, cannot function much longer. It is not possible to run a free market economy with an exponentially declining population. Very nearly everything loses value because in a free market economy, value depends on demand and demand depends on people whose numbers are quickly subsiding.   VI   THE GREAT DISPERSAL

  1. When-ever God wipes out a nation or empire, He saves a remnant.[57] Why? Because He does not give up trying to find good friends. God will make sure every nation hears the gospel[58] before He closes time. Spreading the gospel will happen through various media but because communications will be in disarray during times of future global conflict, most of the effective transmission will be by word of mouth from those who are fleeing from persecution.


  1. There will no longer be large well organized missions. The good news of God’s gospel will be spread by individuals who are under many kinds of duress. God expects the remnant He preserves to use their unique blessing of life to spread the good news wherever they find themselves, even in slave labour camps. The survivors have done this to a remarkable degree.


  1. And then there will be cataclysmic events, with vain attempts by proud humans to ward off famines, heat, water pollution, earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis and other effects caused by the failing orbit of the earth.[21] They will even attempt to boost the earth’s orbit to reduce global warming with carefully placed atomic explosions.


  1. Then Christ will return with such power and glory that all the skeptics, cynics, despots, enslavers and murderers will want to be buried under tons of rock.[59]

VII GOD’S GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT Jesus, weeping for Jerusalem said, “Oh! How often I wanted to gather you as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.”[60] God is not just righteously angry but very sad humans have chosen to go their own very stupid ways. God is disappointed in His people who use their gifts as if they had earned them and their son-ship with God as if they deserved to be kings. Of course God wants His children to enjoy everything He gives them but only if they share equally. When they boast and take advantage of His gifts to gain more at another’s expense, He is not happy. God is particularly angry when people destroy one of His recently created children as if they were pieces of trash or objects that belonged to them. Just because He restrains His fury, does not mean anybody is getting away with their insulting God. God is patiently waiting, hoping that someone will lead His children back to being sensible. [61],[62] But it appears God gives up on child murdering nations and will not forgive them. Yet His children must go on warning individuals until there is no one left to warn.[63] God is very disappointed when His children do not share the good news of the gospel, when they don’t share their wealth and opportunities, and when they don’t reconcile if they wander away. Instead they take advantage of the poor and weak and become proud of their prowess and possessions.[64] God is extremely let down when “Christian” nations become the leaders, promoters and exporters of abortion. He will not forgive any nation which sacrifices the innocent.[65] He longs for nations like Nineveh which repented, sitting in ashes, pleading for mercy and forgiveness for their violent and selfish ways and promising to change their ways. Then God changed His mind about destroying them.[66]  

VIII       OH THAT WILL BE GLORY FOR ME When all my labours and trials are o’er And I am safe on that beautiful shore. Just to be near the dear Lord I adore, Will through the ages be glory for me.         (Charles H. Gabriel)   This amazing universe and all the creatures it contains started to fall apart when sin entered because of Eve and Adam’s disobedience. They wanted power and access to the knowledge of everything, good and evil. They chose evil instead of knowing God who is supreme and supremely generous. By choosing the devil and his ways, the evil one was able to introduce an error term that resulted in entropy. Death began when the perfect mathematical purity and balance that God used in creating everything was distorted just enough to introduce entropy. Everything in the universe began to fade into the vast distance of utter outer space. This made the distance from suns greater which made everything cooler and more chaotic and thus die. (24) Then it was just a matter of time. Time became a factor because everything was decaying at a certain rate. Without entropy there would be no time. With a perfect balance of forces and masses, there would be eternity and purity.   God promises to remake the universe so it is perfectly balanced once more. [67],[68] Humans, by choosing friendship with God, become part of that perfect universe and they begin to live forever. Their renewal of energy comes from bathing in God’s radiance and eating from the Tree of Life.[69] About these realities no one can comment scientifically because there is nothing in the present with which to compare or equations with which to calculate it, except it is probably “dark” matter and energy. Gravity which is always present without getting there is probably a substance rather than a force.   Eternal life can only be lived by humans if they have a new form, substance, and energy that is unaffected by the intense radiation from God, and which is not subject to the present constraints of energy and matter. Since God never wastes anything, I suspect all of the unused genetic material in human chromosomes will be used in the construction of our new bodies. I believe people will see the unfolding of their blueprint as they live with God. I think I will spend my most enjoyable moments with God, trying to grasp the mechanisms of His world and the immeasurable wisdom of His mind. I hope I will be sent off to investigate some newly formed star or planet. When I report my findings, God will probably say something like, “Not bad for a beginner. But you will have to go back and check on …” I will then reply, “Of course.  It’s a real pleasure working for you, God. May I take my guitar and my dog?”   I believe we will have meaningful work that fits our blueprint so exactly, it won’t be work but utter joy that makes us want to sing all the time.  And I believe each of us will have plenty of “time” to leisurely chat with God because after all there is no time and therefore there will be no line ups. We can glimpse eternity now but we can anticipate the sheer joy from our present experience of chatting with God. What will it be like when we don’t have to hurry away at any time, day or night? Sometimes I find communing with God to be scary.  I usually come away feeling burdened with more responsibilities, and yet refreshed enough to be able to start the task. How God does this, I only have the slightest inkling but it has whetted my appetite for discovery all my eternal life. Sing? Oh how I want to sing, both solos and in one of God’s grand choirs. I hope you will join me. You can’t lose.   SUMMARY   History and physics are both best understood by addressing the question WHY. Why did God make mankind? God made man to be a creature similar to Him but a little lower,[70] who would choose to be His friends. There could only be a reasonably free choice if there was a very attractive alternative. Since Satan out of pride and vanity attempted to overthrow God and was defeated, God didn’t destroy him immediately but gave him the opportunity to be that alternative. To be alluring to humans he was allowed to retain much of his power, skills of deceit, attractiveness and a fairly large army of fallen demigods to assist him.   When Adam and Eve so foolishly chose to follow Satan rather than chat with God in order to learn about everything, they gave Satan access to the central computer, so to speak, and he made some serious maladjustment. That was the beginning (I think) of entropy. With entropy, all living things had to compete for energy and so began to vicious parasitizing cycle, with humans at the top, devouring everything they could.  As a result all plants and creatures began taking advantage of something smaller, weaker. This started humans slaving partly because it was so obvious that with slaves you could get ahead of your competition much faster with less effort.  Instead of giving God the credit and sharing their blessings, those people well blessed by God with strength and intelligence went to war for captives to be made into slaves, and more resources of land and sea and coal, etc. They used their apparently willing serfs as cannon-fodder and shock troops in huge, pointless, bloody battles that resulted in hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices. Most men had little choice but to accept the meager warrior’s stipend because most of their family was starving on small rocky tracts of land.   Because everyone could sense the laws of the universe, they could not shake the fear of God’s or their god’s angry disapproval. To placate the gods they had ritual sacrifices of their prisoners and slaves to the gods. For a few moments, they felt cleaned by bathing (usually sprinkling) in the victim’s blood. Soon the combined guilt from slaving and sacrificing humans overwhelmed them and their whole nation felt judgement was just around the corner. That judgement was usually an invasion and massive defeat followed by being deported themselves or plagues and crop failures. Thus, greed led to slaving and then to pride and guilt, and then to human sacrificing and ultimately to utter ruin.   Humans have had to choose good with God or evil of the devil. They found that without a natural inclination to love and obey God they couldn’t keep up their end of any agreement to do so. Even when individuals and the nations they led were given many advantages, they became proud and began taking advantage of others. As they grew more powerful, their pride grew.  So to impress their rivals and their gods they had to build more and bigger monuments for their posterity and tombs for their afterlife.  Soon they ran out of local labour so went to war, primarily to capture soldiers they turned into slaves.   Knowing in their subconscious minds that there would come a day of reckoning for using and destroying people, together with the priests that supported them, they developed elaborate religious rituals that used human sacrifices to appease their gods. Usually it was less ripping out their captive warrior’s beating heart as did the Aztecs, it was more often sacrificing hundreds of thousands of soldiers in a fruitless war as did the English. But the Law of Reciprocal Response eventually, sometimes suddenly, destroys all that was built by slave labour and human sacrifice. This cycle of effort, glory, pride, enslavement and human sacrifice has occurred many times in various parts of the world. Probably the worst were the Spaniards in the Caribbean, who rounded up the gentle natives who had welcomed them and considered them to be part of the enforced system of labour called “Repartimiento” (25), to be parceled out and used and disposed of as less than slaves, for at least since the slaves were purchased as property they were valued as such. These Tainos were horribly used in building mansions and plantations. When they died of starvation, overwork or disease, the Spaniards rounded up more and parceled them out. When they had decimated the local population they herded in more from other islands. After they had killed of the whole native population they imported African slaves who were used for centuries by whoever ruled the Caribbean, including the British. Of these Spaniards, Diego Columbus, son of Christopher was one of the worst. (25) Now there are no more natives in all the Caribbean islands.   When an individual or nation is blessed, they are faced with 2 options:

  1. a) To pat him or herself or themselves on the back and say, I or we deserved this because I or we are so great. OR;
  2. b) God blessed me for His own reasons. God deserves all the credit. I will work to honor Him and obey His commands to love Him and all my neighbours as well as I do myself.

If any person or nation takes the glory for all the material, intellectual and spiritual blessings God is giving, he* also begins to believe he is innately superior. It seems the course of a nation is patterned on that of an individual because:

  1. a) The nation is composed of individuals, who have many things in common, particularly the desire to get ahead of his or her fellows at the expense of others;
  2. b) Most people believe the “right leader” will more rapidly bring each of them individually the success, pleasure and security faster and better than will their solo efforts. This is why most people are so gullible to the election pitch of “follow me and I will bring you freedom and prosperity.”
  3. c) The individual and the nation must decide who gets the credit for blessings and success. The later history of Rome is an example of how their emperors were supported if they were successful in expanding the empire and providing entertainment at the Coliseum.

If he continues to succeed, he or she begins to lord it over others and take advantage of them. He continues to build and expand and rule by some form of “divine right.” As his business and influence expands, he realizes the advantage of building with cheap labour. His business success and expansion rate climbs as he keeps lowering the wages and benefits of his employees. If he owns the “company store” he increases the prices until people are so impoverished they must work continually while the boss or employer struts his wealth.  Yet he cannot avoid seeing the misery that economic slavery or bondage or serfdom brings to his own people and the utter humiliation it visits on slaves and captives. Feeling the gods will require him for his selfish ways, he begins to give lavish gifts to placate them or to finance temples. In his growing insecurity he starts sacrificing people who lose their lives in massive building projects, monstrous tombs and wars of never ending expansion. When these efforts of self- aggrandizement and appeasing the gods don’t bring any sense of peace, he begins to have ritualistic human sacrifices. This doesn’t last long because God cannot be true to his holy nature and allow it. By Gods’ direction and aid, this tycoon or nation is over-run by another more righteous. The slaving/human sacrificing multimillionaire and/or nation is first humiliated then cruelly put to death.[71]   At the individual level, this tragic destructive cycle occurs at the same time individuals are engaging in the repetition re-enactments of unresolved conflicts. (26) Individual conflicts begin in childhood and are seldom resolved partly because care-givers, parents, school teachers don’t understand what is happening in the mind and experience of a child. If they do understand they have no skill, or time or interest to help the child understand and resolve the internal tensions. People tend to marry exactly the right/wrong person in subconscious hopes of understanding why their parents did not read their blueprint nor give them what they needed to make the “Person I Should Become” to develop. Adults neglected as children tend to marry others from a similar background. When they discover that their partner cannot give them what they needed as children, they become demanding and increasingly disappointed. In a short time they divorce, then remake the same situation, then divorce over again. The basic reason individual and family history repeats itself stems from a God-given desire to understand. If people can discern with personal insight the origin of their futile, energy consuming subconscious conflicts, they will become more energy efficient, forestall the effects of entropy and live longer.   It appears the basic reason tragic national history repeats are because God doesn’t give up on His desire to have friends. When any nation builds itself with forced and slave labour and when it tries to appease its gods (all manifestations of the devil’s deceit and destructive devices) for their suspected anger at slave labour and  human sacrifices, God “crumples up  and throws the paper away.”  He often used a somewhat more just nation to punish or destroy that nation that has gone too far astray.  He begins again, designing a nation of righteous citizens who treat people fairly and pay a reasonable wage.  All too soon the leaders become proud, use people as slaves and attempt to expiate their guilty feelings by sacrificing humans and bathing in innocent blood. Then God detects a good man and tries again.  All is a dreary repetition until this moment in time.   The tragedies of individual, family and nation are pathetic, but not easy to resolve because of intransigence, ignorance and pride. The outfall of it all is an increasing number of slaves, human sacrifices, and ruined families, cities, states and empires.  God watches with disgust, thinking, I think, “Why won’t they ever learn and turn to me for healing? [72],[73] Don’t they see my way is the best and only Way?”  History teaches us that God’s true followers have always been a minority who begin to influence their culture then succumb to the same processes of indolence and pride described above so that their nation turns more and more to economic slavery and human sacrifices.   The USA was founded as one nation under God, but the Christians were caught into the materialism that was so easy after the struggles of their Godly forefathers. When that nation and Canada and Europe began sacrificing preborn babies in vast numbers, the Christians were afraid to speak out and stand up for the horribly suffering infants lest the jeopardise some of their freedoms and comforts.   As they began to wake up and become more courageous, it was too late. All the fundamental laws protecting life and freedom had been drastically changed to allow the vain and proud to choose whichever child, sexual partner, burdensome relative and old parent they wanted at the moment. It seems to these careless and proud that God is content to allow the process to proceed without judging, or He doesn’t exist, or He is watching the drama with amusement. Yet now these individuals and nations are feeling the inevitable guilt and anxiety, for they are rushing madly to a doomed future filled with economic collapse, followed by national and international strife, starvation, terrestrial imbalance and tectonic chaos. Instead of reaching out in supplication to God, they laugh in His face.   What current events make current history different than other era:

  1. a) There are far more slaves, mostly of the economic variety.
  2. b) There are many millions of human sacrifices annually, (100 million abortions per year) and these affect the whole planet.[74],[75]
  3. c) There appear to be no leaders with the skill, courage, wisdom strength available to stop the awful spiraling tragedy.[76],[77]
  4. d) Almost everyone is so narcissistic and information seeking that they don’t hear or heed the true unpopular prophetic words that are being written and spoken by a few.[78]
  5. e) The slaving and human sacrificing has become world-wide. There are no righteous nations God can use to punish the main perpetrators.[79]

God will punish all mankind, sparing only those few who honestly serve Him[80],[81] and are prepared to calculate the cost and carry the cross that identifies them as members of Christ’s body.[82] Even these will be disciplined, for all of them could have done more to protect preborn babies, and because God will use the crises to make them mature.   Being like Christ means they will be treated like Him. Loved by a few and hated by many.   God’s punishment is both active and passive. God has reversed global warming from earth’s decaying orbit many times as seen in the Antarctic Ice core samples (27). This time it appears He will not. As the earth orbits nearer to the sun, the fundamental gravitational and electromagnetic forces that hold this orb together are altered so significantly that tectons will shift, resulting in earth quakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and floods. These will occur so frequently and so widely that all human life will die. At the last minute, God will step in, rescue His own and close history.[83] CONCLUSION History and theology, physics and psychology come together and agree after all.  This rather inadequate attempt to explain why nations rise and fall using these disciplines is the beginning of a series of expositions to which I hope others will contribute. If these observations and deductions are correct, then it all makes reasonable sense. Human thinking and behaviour can be understood. The question is: can anyone stop the inevitable destruction of this world? The prediction of that destruction that is easy, not by any wild analysis of God’s Word but by following the trajectory of scientific data and current events. (28) Precisely when it will happen, God only knows. But the current accelerating collapse of moral democratic institutions and social practice showing the decline of the Judeo-Christian civilization indicates it will be sooner and quicker than most people think. God intends to remake the universe and enjoy His hard-won fellowship with humans who have chosen Him as friend. The new universe will not have entropy but it will have recalculated pristine pure mathematical equations creating anew the physical and moral balances that will make life always wonderful.[84],[85]  The new universe will probably stop expanding. God will be the source of all energy. God’s friends will be able to eat freely from the “tree of life” and thus be able to live for ever.[86]  Even with the odds for humanity’s recovery being so poor, every person will always have a chance because God is always loving and merciful. They must abjectly repent like the Ninevites,[87] confessing their sins of selfishness, pride, slavery and child sacrifice, and humbly accepting Christ as their surrogate sacrifice and Lord. May we all pray to that end.   TERMS Reciprocal Response. In physics and in biology, in psychology and Christian theology, for every action there is a reaction; for every movement in one direction there is a shift in the opposite direction. That is why cheaters never prosper except for a short time; after which they will feel the natural consequences from trying to take advantage of people, etc. Natural Guilt. A spontaneously occurring disease following an intuitive recognition that a person has broken or trespassed on some fundamental process in the universe, e.g. gravity. Like momentarily breaking the laws of gravity may be exhilarating, the individual knows the consequences will occur soon and will be severe. The same applies to abortion. All those who have contributed to murdering a preborn child sense they have just driven a nail into the coffin of human survival. This guilt may or may not agree with guilt induced by moral, social or family traditions and constraints. The more closely the moral constraint coincides with the natural constraints of biology and physics the more likely it comes from God and can be trusted. Earth’s Decaying Orbit.  Everything that goes up into orbit must come crashing down unless some force periodically boosts its orbit. The earth’s orbit around the sun is always, though imperceptible, becoming nearer to the sun. If it were not periodically boosted by some mighty force (which can only be God) there would be an acceleration of orbital decay. In the foreseeable future, this would result in such fundamental changes in gravity and electromagnetic forces that the earth would begin to crumple before ending in a fiery ball heading straight for the sun. If the periodic warming and cooling that is seen in the ice core samples can be accepted, then it appears that God takes pity on humankind and raises the orbit. It seems logical that He can choose not to intervene and when totally disgusted with human attitudes and behaviour, leave them to their predictable fate. There is evidence that there is rapid orbital decay and so it may already be happening. Human Sacrifice. In this treatise, human sacrifice is used to describe killing humans in an effort to avoid or delay the anticipated retribution of God or the gods. God is very real but keeps a low profile in order to ensure humans have a reasonably free choice in whom to befriend and worship. The manifold gods of this world are a concoction of human imagination and images taken from the evil one who opposes God. Human desire to placate the gods stems from their sense of having taken advantage of their neighbours, friends and enemies. This sense of natural guilt is compounded and worsened by that stemming from their awareness of how terrible it is to cruelly kill helpless, usually innocent humans. Are there people with no conscience? In my practice, expert witnessing and research, I have spent many hours talking with the worst criminals and the most cruel parents, and I have always been able to detect at least a shred of conscience. In this day the most awful and most frequent child sacrifice is by abortion. The subconscious expectation that the gods will be pleased is always disappointed because the god behind the god Molech, the devil, is never satisfied. The fearful anticipation of eternal retribution only deepens but without a clear voice shouting Christ’s salvation, millions of people are eternally doomed. With the child sacrifice of abortion and the torture of the elderly by starvation and dehydration, there is dehumanization. With the destruction of God given species preserving instincts, people will become increasingly disloyal and cruel. (20) While child sacrifice destroys our species through declining fertility and cruel wars, Jesus is pleading, “There is a way out of this for all of you. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. Whoever believes in me has eternal life.[88]  It’s a gift. Please accept my offer now.” Parasitizing. In this “fallen” world, in order to survive, every living microorganism, plant and animal survives by devouring some living form and thereby gaining energy to ward off the inevitable effects of entropy. Currently nations with highly developed industry, technology and infrastructure are consciously attracting the brains and brawn for lower paid labor from developing nations, much to the harm of both sides of this unequal equation. Christians.  There are many people who claim to be Christians but in the bible, (God’s word) the definition is strict and precise. All those who are permanently part of God’s family are sons and daughters of God, disciples of God’s Holy Spirit and servants and brothers of Jesus Christ.[89] They become children of God by receiving an infusion of His Spirit who comes to live in them and never leaves. [90] This occurs when people acknowledge and confess their selfishness, pride, ignorance and taking advantage of others, accept Christ as the only substitutionary death for their sin, and then accept Him as Lord of their lives forever. Thus if a person has God’s Spirit, they are Christian, and nothing other than this necessarily distinguishes them. However, with God’s powerful Spirit living in them, they are taught and compelled by love and gratitude to know God better and better and to serve Him without ceasing. Economic Slavery. This is the most common form of slavery and it is rampant nowadays because trading and travel are so easy. The economic slave agrees to work at a certain job, not because he likes the work or the working conditions or because of the prospects of advancement, but because he or she is so desperate for meager portions of what is essential for life that they see no alternative and thus have no choice. This person may work anywhere but when the employer is aware of his language, intelligence, social status, competition, education, and physical disadvantages, it is easy to take advantage of that person. These conditions are rife in developing countries but occur anywhere there are unscrupulous employers and unseen buyers who don’t know or don’t care about the workers’ situations. It is typified by the worker in a clothing manufacturer who works 10 to 12 hours per day, 7 days per week and 12 months each year.  The employer is also struggling against fierce uncaring competition with his own company but has no qualms about making a pile of money he will never use properly. There is a tacit agreement between worker and employer that no one will complain and if any significant time is taken off for any reason, the worker is fired with no consideration or security money. Now is the time to stop this mayhem. Just because God is being kind and patient, doesn’t mean He isn’t fully aware and becoming increasingly angry. God has always avenged the death of innocent people (29). At present there have been at least 500,000,000 babies aborted in the last 10 years. The final events predicted by the prophets in the Bible are already happening but the vast majority of people who consider themselves as God’s own are doing very little to stop the impending catastrophe. What should you do? Jesus said, “Sell all you have. Give the money away and follow me uphill, fighting a losing battle victoriously, for by believing in me you are already living your eternal life and will soon enter your eternal home with great joy.” What this means is up to you but don’t begin with excuses (Matthew 19: 21) and don’t procrastinate. It should mean that you live in a cheaper house and drive an older car than you can now afford.  It means turning off your TV permanently (31) so there will be more time to take action on behalf of the poorest of the poor, the preborn baby, now. This may kill you but you will really get to know your Saviour which is the best result anyone could wish for. Just ask the Apostle Paul, who after a very rough life writes, “Yes, everything else is worthless when compared to the infinite value of knowing Christ.”[91] CYCLE OF DESTRUCTIVE EVENTS Probable Sequence:

  1. Economic struggling.

As countries finally realize that no free market economy can work with a declining population, they will try increasingly desperate measures to increase breeding, even to becoming falsely prolife with incentives for pregnancy and strictures on abortion.

  1. Economic and civilization collapse.

For as long as they can governments and big business will attempt to keep people hopeful with promises for new funding, new programs, better times around the corner etc. Then even the most naive person will see through their phoniness. In desperation they will try to sell anything and invest in gold, etc. only to find that gold can’t buy bread if there is no bread to be bought. The panic will add to the famine and new fatal diseases will spread widely as the infrastructure rots. Then it is every man for themselves in a barbaric frenzy mainly because God given survival instincts have been undermined and destroyed so that people will not look after each other.

  1. Internecine warfare.

Nations will form alliances to dominate and provide some security and food for their people at the expense of many others. As a result of bombing with nuclear missiles there will be widespread radioactive contamination and food poisoning.

  1. An appeal for supernatural help.

When nothing works someone will step onto the world’s stage as the economist who can resolve the chaos with a one world economy and government. He will do it on condition people will all obey him. Almost everyone but Christians who remember Christ’s warning will accept his conditions. For a while it will work and everyone will be grateful, even worshipful. Then they will realize their loss of freedom and there will be pockets of rebellion and consequently harsh repression during which millions will die.

  1. At the height of repression and demon worship, when the world’s population has been drastically reduced, Christ will come in clouds of power and glory. Those non-Christians still alive will mourn, “Why oh why were we so stupid?” while God’s own will jump for joy.

HOW THEN SHOULD WE LIVE? Guiding principles:

  1. a) Truth and Gravity always win. (reference?)

Many people believe they can thwart gravity but eventually it wins and they end up very badly crumpled. Similarly, many people thumb their nose at truth but it always wins. So get on the side of truth and gravity if you want to survive.

  1. b) Love conquers all every time.

It may seem there is no appreciation or good effect but be patient, your loving will pay off. God loves to be loved and will love all those who are loving to Him. Obeying God’s command to love is as good for you as it is for your neighbours, friends and enemies.

  1. c) Wherever you are, preach and heal. There will be a growing number of people who need good counseling because of abortion, fear and confusion. When you flee, go to the country which most needs the gospel and healing. God will bless and protect you there.


  1. d) Watch out.

The Bible is full of verses exhorting the children to: Keep watch, watch out and don’t become weary from watching. It will all happen much faster than you expect.[92], [93], [94] The Catastrophic Cascade happens when people panic, sell, run, fight and other maladaptive behaviours. They panic when they decide they cannot trust their lying leaders who claim that everything will get better soon but it clearly doesn’t.

  1. e) Avoid reciprocal responses.

If you don’t want it to happen to you, then don’t do it to others. (20)

  1. f) Become wise, be adaptive.

When others are running in circles, those who survive are the wise ones who make unorthodox and unpredictable changes in their lives.   Thinking and Acting Wisely

  1. Listen to the Lord.

Our loving Lord Jesus very carefully and accurately warned His children to ‘run when you see …’[95] According to history as written by Josephus, just before Jerusalem was over-run and sacked by the Romans, the Christians escaped to Pella where they live peacefully for about three centuries. Through Daniel, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and others, the Jews were told by God what to expect and what to do to avoid the coming disaster. God will try to warn us of a coming catastrophe but don’t expect to hear His warning if you are not in the habit of listening to Him.

  1. Repent, seek forgiveness, reconciliation and change

Ask God to forgive you for doing so little to protect the preborn, handicapped, infirm, those condemned to death and the dying. Ask God to forgive you for taking advantage of unpaid and underpaid labor. Ask God to forgive you for any time you directly contributed to an abortion. Since these categories will cover almost everyone, let no one think they will be raptured before the times of great tribulation. If you think you can expect God to call you home and avoid the really hard times about to come upon the whole earth then you should remember these principles:

  1. i) God is loving and just. He will discipline His indolent children first; He always has.[96]
  2. ii) God wants to spend eternity with interesting mature friends. Sadly, people don’t mature without crises.

iii)   God’s people have always been persecuted, for they will always be treated like Christ because they are marked by His Spirit who the devil hates.[97]

  1. iv) His children are constantly in a spiritual battle. Anyone who fights with any vigor will be wounded.[98]
  2. v) God’s immutable moral laws for the universe apply to everyone. If you haven’t experienced this, it is because of God’s mercy. But if you try to take advantage of His mercy and expect He will indefinitely keep you from the natural consequences of your apathy and foolishness, then think again because it has never happened in history. Remember God will forgive everyone who sincerely asks but He seldom holds back the natural consequences of their stupid choices.
  3. vi) He will make sure you understand what it was like for the preborn, weak and helpless. He will remove His restraining hand and let Christians learn what it is like to be defenseless, defender-less and in pain. (need ref).

When you are forgiven and reconciled with all those you have hurt and been hurt by,      do not forget to change your ways. This will entail changing your lifestyle by down-sizing car, house, travel, TV etc. And stop whinging, you should spend every minute thanking God you have it so good now.

  1. Read the signs of the times.

When asked by His disciples how they could know when the end was coming, He replied that it is as easy as predicting the weather or seasons. Pragmatically, the best way to predict the future is by sighting along the trajectory of the past. It is quite logical for those who don’t constantly immerse themselves in the blather of breaking news. One sure sign of coming economic disaster is the exponential and unstoppable decline in fertility rates world-wide. As populations shrink the demand for any commodity dwindles, and inflation takes off. In a short time people are desperate for all their savings and investments have evaporated.

  1. Fight a losing battle victoriously.

In spite of courageous efforts by some serious Christians, the prolife -antilife battle is being won by those who insist that: it is good to kill babies, it is even better to euthanize old people who are useless eaters consuming a shrinking resource. The reasons are relatively few: timidity, stupidity, materialism, hedonism etc. Yet it isn’t the first time the Christians have lost to atheists. It is important for the survivors to fight on as bravely as God enables them to, singing, laughing, and telling jokes, being very polite to the last man and woman. In doing that they heap coals of fire on the heads of the stubborn people who persist in hating God. They cannot give up because they are helping God rescue a few and they must give a good example of Jesus’ teaching to be patient and gentle at all times.

  1. Share until you feel it.

God commands, yes, orders His children to love Him first and foremost, then their family, neighbours, and enemies at least as well as they love themselves. Love is not an emotion. It is always all actions that meet another’s need. To know another’s needs you need to get to know them well. You can tell when you are loving them because of the look of recognition and surprise on their face. They usually say thank you. The criterion is as you love yourself but many people have little idea of how to “love yourself.” It means people need to know themselves and let others help decide what they need. It also requires letting others love them. Loving others often hurts because it means letting go of privilege, advantage and objects that people hold onto so dearly. They soon find these things weren’t so important after all.

  1. Get used to going without.

Human basic needs are very simple and the quantity is much less than what most people are used to having. The initial response is, “Boo hoo, I can’t live without my hair drier, I just can’t! I will look terrible and people will laugh at me.” For the first week those people moan, (not too loudly lest others laugh) then they find life without a lovely coiffure is quite comfortable. Of course it is different when the issue is food. Yet people can go with no food for many days but they need to cut down on work and keep warm. Practice fasting out of necessity, i.e. no food in the house.

  1. Become accustomed to making do.

Many older people can remember rationing during WWII and felt no great hardship, “We made do and felt we were well blessed compared to others in greater hardship and danger. We learned to make soap, (no perfume but it still suds), wore thread-bare worn out clothes in layers to keep warm and shoes with newspaper in the soles. We shared beds and blankets, and ate every part of a vegetable or carcass usually in soup. We all read by one light and played the same two board games over and over. But oh, we had lovely, honest conversations. If only we weren’t so scared. But then grandpa would read from his tattered bible, and tell us a little story. Then we would say our prayers and race each other for the most comfortable part of the bed.”

  1. Pack your essential travelling bags.

It is no good scurrying about looking for a flashlight when they are pounding on your door. Apportion to everyone the amount they could carry in a pack on a run for at least ½ mile. Have a family discussion about what are the essentials. Repack every three months to remind yourself what you have and change some items according to the season. Many of the items are those you would take camping. Avoid taking weapons. They can always outgun you and besides, Jesus would prefer His children die than kill. Of course at least one bible but also good hymn book is essential.

  1. Practice running away at night.

The secret police prefer to arrest people at night, because being sleepy they are more docile. Play and replay escaping in the night along different routes. Include being separated and designate meeting spots where you wait for the lost one for a limited period of time. Parents must try different methods of calming and quieting small children. If certain leaders are being targeted try to work out safe houses and routes for long range destinations. In the most probable scenarios, the police and judicial system will come under great pressure to become unjust and corrupt so try to avoid being incarcerated. Do not leave a trail that will implicate your friends.

  1. Plan a variety of destinations.

During times of persecution by the Jewish hierarchy and during Roman times, Christians were scattered to places beyond their comfortable borders and in this way spread the gospel. (32) It appears that when Christians chose to die rather than flee as in North Africa, the churches were crushed and eventually exterminated leaving a dark continent instead of having the light of the gospel. Jesus urged His disciples to run when persecuted. It seemed He allowed harassment to uproot His followers because they so easily became comfortable, complacent and materialistic. If this principle is correct then you should plan a number of destinations where the gospel is seldom heard for there you will be kept safer and blessed. Of course you must keep these to yourself, dad.

  1. Struggle with letting go.

Because it is so hard to let go of fond places, furniture, family and friends, millions or victims have waited too long to run away. How bitter are those who were captured, incarcerated killed because the heads of family would not heed warnings and run away when they could have.  Elie Wiesel (Night) who barely survived Auschwitz, Buna and Buchenwald, writes of the deep anger he felt toward his father for not running when warned by a holocaust survivor fleeing through their town in Romania. (33)  Solzhenitsyn writes in a similar vein in the Gulag Archipelago about how letting go of everything but one’s spirit makes one immune to torture.(34) Materialism and dependency is a trap. That is partly why Jesus emphasized putting Him first in everything, always. If you do you will not only hear His warnings but you will find it so much easier to let go and say goodbye. Like almost everything, it is much easier in the real situation if it is first rehearsed a few times. e.g. “Okay family,” says dad, “I want you all to write a letter to your best friends saying you are sorry about having to leave and you may never see them again, but you cannot stay. It isn’t safe. You will remember the good and not so good times you had together and you will pray that they will listen to Jesus calling them and make Him their Saviour. Then we can all get together in heaven and have a party that can go on and on.”

  1. Learn as much as possible of language and culture of that place.

Having a few safer destinations in mind, learn about those cultures, at least a few of their common words and skills they could use. If you are incarcerated in a foreign country your safest recourse is to learn the language. Then you can say, “Hello how is your family?” to the guards. If you treat them as humans, they are much more likely to treat you as a human. Remember God is sovereign and knows what is going on everywhere at all times and that He loves you. He will allow certain amounts of pain and privation to teach you what it was like for others you were taking advantage of as economic slaves. Moreover, He wants mature friends. Sadly Christians are reluctant to mature and generally don’t except in crises.

  1. Learn some skills that those countries would value.

Every government under almost all conditions realizes it needs to compete with others. Thus they value new technologies and will allow those who practice and teach these to live when others are exterminated as useless eaters. Computer skills and programming are valued almost universally.

  1. Have a code for friends and family you can really trust.

Have a code sign or word which will inform trusted friends when you are leaving so they can join you if they so choose. Now that remote iris scanning can surreptitiously identify people at 40 feet, disguises are not so useful as running swiftly in remote places. Make sure you don’t let anyone know your eventual destination. Leave a twisted trail. But don’t forget that with modern tortures everyone can be made to disclose secrets. So once they have been interrogated and tortured, do not assume they kept faith with you. However, remember that none can pluck you out of God’s hand. Once you are a child of God, it is forever. Even if under severe threat to your loved ones or during torture, you renounce your faith in Christ, He won’t renounce you. “If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful for He cannot deny who he is.”[99] He is our Father. He would never reject us as His children. He will show you a way out so you can endure.[100]

  1. Don’t let it get you down.

People die when they lose hope. They survive incredible hardship when they can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Cling to each other, weep and sing and laugh. The most awful experience of persecution is being betrayed. Jesus warned of hatred and betrayal,[101] so be very careful and secretive. Don’t tell anyone anything about your future movements. Don’t underestimate people’s capacity to lie in order to save their own skins.

  1. What can you personally expect.

God’s universal Law of Reciprocal Response says that you can expect to happen to you what you have done to others if God holds back His mercy. “I will bring against them the evil they have done to others and they will receive the punishment they so richly deserve.”[102]  “If the innocent must suffer, how much more must you! You will not go unpunished!”[103] If you are:

  1. i) Judgemental, expect that you will be judged.[104]
  2. ii) Counting on your country’s armed deterrence, it will be destroyed.[105]

iii)             Giving up house, wife, and family for Christ you will be well compensated.[106]

  1. iv) Gluttonous, you will go hungry.[107]
  2. v) Seeking international revenge, you will be attacked.[108]
  3. vi) Plundering others, you will be robbed.[109]

vii)            If you love others you will be loved. [110] viii)          Forgiving, you will be forgiven.[111] And many more examples of the Law of Reciprocal Response in the bible.

  1. Don’t deny what is happening now:

It is so easy to stick your head in the sand and pretend “this too will pass.” This is not a dip in the country’s generally upward GNP curve. In spite of all the incentives and tightening of abortion laws, there is no way any country has been able to slow the exponential decline in fertility. It is not possible to compel people to have children. It was tried in Romania with the tragic result of thousands of abandoned babies and overcrowded orphanages. Besides which the really rich and powerful are determined to reduce the world’s population to 500,000,000 from about 8.5 X 109 or death to 15/16 of the current population. (35, 36) They are supporting and aiding in this depopulation with no economic or historic guidelines in order to reduce carbon emissions and thus save the planet earth. The best evidence shows that global warming (if there is such) is produced by the falling orbit of earth around the sun (36) and only God can correct that. Sadly the majority of people are too proud to repent and ask God to save them and the species Homo sapiens.

  1. Keep your eyes widely open but don’t panic.

“And when you hear of wars and insurrections, don’t panic. Yes these things must come, but the end won’t follow immediately.”[112] Jesus predicted a string of catastrophic events during which He advises Christians to keep their cool. They must, to be witnesses of God’s Spirit within them guiding and assuring them. In a panic, people cannot think clearly nor act rationally; people who panic are much easier to manipulate by some nefarious world leader.

  1. Look up, your salvation is near.

Although there are many prophetic voices regarding how long the really bad time will last, you can be sure that the predictions of Jesus will come true. It will be so terrible that very few humans will survive the war, radiation, famine, disease, earthquakes, floods and tsunamis that Jesus predicted. Yet as economies, civilizations, and populations collapse, keep on living nobly, hopefully, joyfully.  “Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware,  like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man,”[113] and spread the gospel by word and deed.

  1. In all things thank the Lord.

Never forget that our God is righteous, just and always loving. He needs to discipline modern Christians. He allows crises so they will mature. He is eagerly looking forward to spending infinite amounts of time with us, laughing, joking and discovering with us. That is His ultimate goal and you can be sure He won’t let anything get in the way of it coming to fruition. So you can be genuinely thankful all the time.

  1. Accept God’s alternative plan for humanity and for you.

The original plan called for the original people to choose to know and become a friend of God. They made the wrong choice in trying to know everything and accept God’s enemy as their god. Since it is necessary for the functioning of the universe to have everything error free, perfect, rebelling humans had to die. God had made humans to be eternal, so those who rebel were not destroyed but cast out into a place called hell, away from where God was. But God doesn’t give up easily, so He formulated an alternative plan through His son Jesus. Out of love and grace, God does it all. Don’t think for a minute if you worked hard enough serving God, being His disciple or suffering, you become good enough to warrant eternal life. “Unless you serve me and your fellows out of the loving attitude I give you when I gave you my Spirit of love I will, with justification, suspect you have ulterior motives such as trying to curry my favor so you can get into heaven. And don’t ever think you are innocent as a preborn baby. Even they can enter only enter heaven through my son Jesus not because they are rebellious but because they are inadequate.” (need reference?)

  1. God does it all.

There is never any room for pride, and pride is what got the devil into rebelling. God says: “I created you. I guide you to myself if you will only look at my handiwork in the ground and sky and listen to my words from scripture. I forgive you and only I can forgive your sins for they are all sins against Me. I justify you by your faith in my Messiah. I baptise you with my Holy Spirit when at justification He comes into you. I sanctify you by my word and by my Spirit working through you. I adopt you into my family and will never let you go. In love I give you many eternal gifts:  life, health, peace, joy, wisdom, insight, discoveries, songs for every occasion etc. etc. I marry you with bonds of flesh that will last a lifetime. I loan you children if only you would welcome all those precious replicas of me and let me bond you to them. I give you crops and labor to make you strong. I send you difficulties to sharpen and mature you into the kind of friend I enjoy. I give you my companionship everywhere all the time, a crown, a new name, eternal life with Me. So don’t ever attempt to usurp my prerogatives when thinking you are something more than my servant and child that can do these things for me.”   “What must you do in return? Thank me continually (it’s good for your mental health). Praise me to others so they will want to know me. Be my voice in preaching and teaching the Good News and singing the joy I give you.  Baptize people so others will see the essence and meaning of death and resurrection in my Messiah Jesus. Give me yourself and everything you think you own, including your friends and family. Obey me and my command to love me and all others, including enemies, at least as well as you love yourself. Reconcile with those who hurt you and who you hurt, forgiving them as you forgive yourself.  Don’t be afraid to die for in the pangs of death you can always commit your spirit to me and I will rescue you from the final agonies. Remember the real you is indestructible, and that I love you, I really do.”

  1. Don’t become selfish, dishonest or disloyal.

Humans intuitively understood that having rebelled, ignored God, chosen to worship themselves and the devil, hating and taking advantage of their fellow humans, and for killing each other, they deserved to die. In an evil designed plan, they looked for scapegoats, someone who would be killed instead of them. Human sacrifices are scapegoats. In this exceedingly evil time, the scapegoats are the preborn babies for they have all the necessary attributes; small, helpless, inexpensive, innocent, voiceless, vote-less and had willing parents. This greatly worsened the relationship with God. Yet God said, “You don’t have to kill your babies. My Son Jesus has volunteered to be the scapegoat for everyone for all time. All you have to do is admit your need of Him, confess your rebellion and accept as a gift: this salvation, Christ’s Lordship and My Spirit to guide you.”[114]

  1. Share the Good News with everyone.

“Take all the inevitable risks, knowing no one can kill you or separate you from Me, and share the gospel (Good News) and all the blessings I give you. Although, people will ignore and oppose you, they know they must get right with God and change while there is still a chance. They know this because: a) they can sense the laws of the universe, gravity and morality; b) they feel awful for killing their fellows for they have countered God’s moral laws recorded in their subconscious and in their survival instincts; c) they feel bad when they take advantage of their fellow humans (slavery); d) they have encountered the Law of Reciprocal Response; e) they know the pain of losing someone they are bonded to.”   “When you share this good news you will be blessed with the greatest blessing of the universe, you will get to know me like Abraham and Moses and Paul did. We will become intimate friends.” P.S.  I wrote this with a very heavy heart, wanting like you to believe it isn’t that bad. But it really is.[115],[116],[117],[118]  Yet Jesus told His disciples, “Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear. Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”[119]   REFERENCES

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ADDENDUM   Agenda 21, United Nations, Environmental Protection Agency, ÈCut the population by 90% and you stop injuring the earth by an equal amount. Georgia Guidestone, “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature”. Planet acceleration and orbital decay. Arbab i. Arbab Astrophys Space Sci 2008; 314: 35-39   ADDENDUM 1: TIMELINE OF GOD’S HISTORY FROM A HUMAN POINT OF VIEW

  1. God.
  2. God desired many mature friends who chose Him
  3. God designed Humans
  4. Created moral framework
  5. Designed universe to house humans.
  6. Created physical Universe, adding math, matter and energy
  7. Progressive creation of life forms.
  8. Created Persons……………………………Created Alternative (Angels rebelled)
  9. Created Choice……………………………..Devil volunteered for role as Deceiver
  10. Made opportunity to get to know God……Humans chose quick knowledge of good

and evil

  1. Seth chose to know God……………………Adam and Eve got power and sensation
  2. Abraham walked by faith……………………Jacob’s blessing gained him wealth and

power but he lost one son.

  1. Joseph’s dreams of blessing and power…Israel’s population increase made them a

threat to Pharaoh.

  1. Moses’ courage and leadership……………David’s power but counting and cruelty
  2. Jesus arrives………………………………….Roman power crushed
  3. Simple followers……………………………..Ecclesiastic powers and pomp.
  4. End of formal slavery………………………….Economic slavery leading to

scapegoating by abortion.     ADDENDUM 2: CYCLE OF DEPRAVITY or GLORY   [1] Luke 16:26  “And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.” [2] Genesis 2:17 “…but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” [3] Genesis 22:12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” [4] Jeremiah 32:35, “They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech, though I never commanded—nor did it enter my mind—that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin.” [5] Psalm 106:38, “They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. [6] Exodus 23:12, “Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed. [7] Exodus 21:2, “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything.” [8] Genesis 9:6 “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.” [9] Psalms 8:5 “You have made them[a] a little lower than the angels, and crowned them with glory and honor.” [10] Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” [11] Genesis 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” [12] Jeremiah 24:7 “I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord; and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.” [13] Genesis 9:12-13,15 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth… Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.” [14]  2 Peter 3:10 “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.” [15] Genesis 3:7 “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.” [16] Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” [17] Luke 10:9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ [18] John 14:9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” [19] Psalm 8:5 “Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.” (NLT) [20] Matthew 5:48  “But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.” [21] Genesis 2:7 “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” [22] Luke 10:18 “Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!” [23] Hebrews 2:14 “Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death.” [24]  Job 1: 21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” [25]  Jonah 3:9-10 “Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened. [26] Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” [27] Romans 1:20 [28] Romans 1:32 “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” [29]  Numbers 12:6 …he said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.” [30] Genesis 37:5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. [31] Job 33:14-15 “For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds…” [32] Joel 2:28, And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. [33] Deuteronomy 7:6-8 “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession. The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.” [34]  Habakkuk 1:6 “I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.” [35]  Deuteronomy 4:24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. [36]  James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. [37] Joshua 24:15 “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” [38] Psalm 25: 12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. [39] Luke 9:2 ‘…and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.’ [40] Luke 10:9 “Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’” [41] Daniel 2: 37-38 [42] Daniel 4:27 [43] Daniel 4:29-30 [44] Daniel 4:33 Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from people and ate grass like the ox. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird. [45] Daniel 4: 34, 36 [46] James 1:17 [47] Micah 6: 6-8 [48] Amos 5:26-27 “No, you served your pagan gods—Sukkoth your king god and Kaiwan your star god—the images you made for yourselves. So I will send you into exile, to a land east of Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is the God of Heaven’s Armies. [49] 2 Kings 23:10,13 Then the king defiled the altar of Topheth in the valley of Ben-Hinnom, so no one could ever again use it to sacrifice a son or daughter in the fire as an offering to Molech. The king also desecrated the pagan shrines east of Jerusalem, to the south of the Mount of Corruption, where King Solomon of Israel had built shrines for Ashtoreth, the detestable goddess of the Sidonians; and for Chemosh, the detestable god of the Moabites; and for Molech, the vile god of the Ammonites. [50] Hebrews 7:27 Unlike those other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices every day. They did this for their own sins first and then for the sins of the people. But Jesus did this once for all when he offered himself as the sacrifice for the people’s sins. [51] 1 Peter 3:18 Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit. [52] 2 Kings 24:3-4 “These disasters happened to Judah because of the Lord’s command. He had decided to banish Judah from his presence because of the many sins of Manasseh, who had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood. The Lord would not forgive this.” [53] 2 Kings 25:5-6 But the Babylonian troops chased the king and caught him on the plains of Jericho, for his men had all deserted him and scattered. They took him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where they pronounced judgment upon Zedekiah. [54] 1 Chronicles 9:1b The people of Judah were exiled to Babylon because they were unfaithful to the Lord. [55] Matthew 24:21 “For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.” [56] Amos 5:13 “Therefore the prudent keep quiet in such times, for the times are evil.” [57] Micah 2:12 “I will surely gather all of you, Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.” [58] Matthew 24:14 “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” [59] Revelation 6:16 “They called to the mountains and the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!’” [60] Luke 13:34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.” [61] Ezekiel 22:30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” [62] Isaiah 59:16 He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. [63] Isaiah 6:10-13 “Dull their understanding, close their ears, and shut their eyes. I don’t want them to see or to hear or to understand, or to turn to me to heal them.” Then I said, “Lord, how long will it be before they are ready to listen?” And he replied, “Not until their cities are destroyed—without a person left—and the whole country is an utter wasteland, and they are all taken away as slaves to other countries far away, and all the land of Israel lies deserted!  Yet a tenth—a remnant—will survive; and though Israel is invaded again and again and destroyed, yet Israel will be like a tree cut down, whose stump still lives to grow again.” [64] Isaiah 47:5-6 “O beautiful Babylon, sit now in darkness and silence. Never again will you be known as the queen of kingdoms. For I was angry with my chosen people, and punished them by letting them fall into your hands. But you, Babylon, showed them no mercy. You oppressed even the elderly. You said, ‘I will reign forever as queen of the world!’ You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences.” [65] Joel 3:19, 21 “But Egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of violence done to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood. Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged? No, I will not.” The Lord dwells in Zion! [66] Jonah 3:10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened. [67] Isaiah 65:17 “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” [68] Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. [69] Revelation 22:2 On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations. [70] Psalms 8:5 You have made them[a] a little lower than the angels, and crowned them with glory and honor. * For convenience the individual male and female and nation will be represented by “he”. [71] Isaiah 47:1, 11 “Come down, virgin daughter of Babylon, and sit in the dust, for your days of sitting on a throne have ended. O daughter of Babylonia, never again will you be the lovely princess, tender and delicate… Disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to conjure it away. A calamity will fall upon you that you cannot ward off with a ransom; a catastrophe you cannot foresee will suddenly come upon you.” [72] Matthew 13:15 “For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.” [73] Ezekiel 18: 32 “For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!” [74] Ezekiel 9:9 He answered me, “The sin of the people of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of injustice. They say, ‘The Lord has forsaken the land; the Lord does not see.’” [75] Ezekiel 20:31-32 “When you offer your gifts—the sacrifice of your children in the fire—you continue to defile yourselves with all your idols to this day. Am I to let you inquire of me, you Israelites? As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I will not let you inquire of me.” [76] Ezekiel 14:13-14 “Son of man, if a country sins against me by being unfaithful and I stretch out my hand against it to cut off its food supply and send famine upon it and kill its people and their animals, even if these three men—Noah, Daniel and Job—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness,” declares the Sovereign Lord. [77] Ezekiel 34:10 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock. I will remove them from tending the flock so that the shepherds can no longer feed themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths, and it will no longer be food for them.” [78] Ezekiel 7:10,13 The day of judgment is here; your destruction awaits! The people’s wickedness and pride have blossomed to full flower… Even if the merchants survive, they will never return to their business. For what God has said applies to everyone— it will not be changed! Not one person whose life is twisted by sin will ever recover. [79] Ezekiel 33:25-26 So tell these people, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: You eat meat with blood in it, you worship idols, and you murder the innocent. Do you really think the land should be yours? Murderers! Idolaters! Adulterers! Should the land belong to you?’ [80] Isaiah 65:9 I will preserve a remnant of the people of Israel and of Judah to possess my land. Those I choose will inherit it, and my servants will live there. [81] Amos 9:9 “For I will give the command and will shake Israel along with the other nations as grain is shaken in a sieve, yet not one true kernel will be lost.” [82] Luke 14:27 “And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” [83] Matthew 24:22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” [84] Isaiah 11:6 “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” [85] Ezekiel 36:26-27 “And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.” [86] Revelation 21:3-4 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” [87] Jonah 3:8-9 “But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” [88] John 14:6 [89] Hebrews 2:10-11 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. [90] Romans 8:14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. [91] Philippians 3:8 “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage that I may gain Christ…” [92] Luke 21:36 “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” [93] Isaiah 48:3 I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. [94] Revelation 3:3 “Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.” [95] Matthew 24:15-16 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. [96] Revelation 3:19 “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.” [97] John 15:18-19 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” [98] 2 Timothy 3:12 “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…” [99] 2 Timothy 2:13 [100] 1 Corinthians 10:13 “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” [101] Luke 21:16 “You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.” [102] Ezekiel 7:27 [103] Jeremiah 49:12 [104] Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. [105] Luke 19:44 “They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” [106] Luke 18:29-30 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.” [107] Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. [108] Jeremiah 50:15 Shout war cries against her from every side. Look! She surrenders! Her walls have fallen. It is the LORD’s vengeance, so take vengeance on her. Do to her as she has done to others! [109] Jeremiah 30:16 “But all who devour you will be devoured, and all your enemies will be sent into exile. All who plunder you will be plundered, and all who attack you will be attacked”. [110] Romans 12:9-10 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. [111] Matthew 6:14 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” [112] Luke 21:9 [113] Luke 21: 34-36 [114] Hebrews 9:28 “so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.” [115] Ezekiel 33:2-6 “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head. Since they heard the sound of the trumpet but did not heed the warning, their blood will be on their own head. If they had heeded the warning, they would have saved themselves. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.’” [116] Ezekiel 12:21-23 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by and every vision comes to nothing’? Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.’ Say to them, ‘The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled.” [117] Ezekiel 12:2 “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.” [118] Ezekiel 3:18-20 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself. Again, when a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before them, they will die. Since you did not warn them, they will die for their sin. The righteous things that person did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.” [119] Luke 21: 33-36