What We Can Learn From History
The battle between good and evil has gone on since the beginning of creation. Evil, unfortunately, entered into the world through the advice of the evil one, the devil, and has prevailed ever since throughout God’s creation. The Old Testament is a chronology of the battle between good and evil. It even seems that evil prevailed right to the end of the Old Testament when the final words in Malachi gives a promise of the coming of the prophet Elijah, who would prepare the way for the Messiah. Many Jews are still waiting for Elijah to come. Based on this promise, when the Jewish parliament convenes, they have an empty chair in the chamber for Elijah. What they do not realize is that the promise of Elijah’s coming was fulfilled in John the Baptist. That was confirmed by Jesus Christ when he said: “But I say to you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they desired. Likewise, shall also the Son of man suffer of them” Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist (Matthew 17:12,13). These verses teach that they killed John the Baptist and would do the same to Christ. Hence, we see the battle of good and evil leap into the pages of the New Testament. The brutal execution of John the Baptist, followed by the crucifixion of Christ, was a reminder that the battle of good and evil continues. Every generation of life witnesses its share of good and evil but I am afraid today the evil is increasing at an unprecedented rate not witnessed by previous generations. It will get worse before it gets better.
Left versus right. What is left and what is right? Which way is best? Which way should I go? The world—not just Canadians—is asking these questions in these confusing days. This article is prepared to give a little light on what left and right are with respect to ideology that leaders and people in our country embrace. Neither system is perfect but one is clearly dangerous. I do not profess to be an expert in anything except I have studied the Bible for over forty years and am 100% convinced it is the only source of real truth and wisdom. I did not always have that conviction. Scriptures like Psalm 90:12 give us guidance in our search for truth: “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”
I want to share something I have personally experienced in the last few weeks that is rather shocking. Through ministry contacts I am connected to people all over the world who are in similar roles of church ministry work. I have recently talked to two people in two countries who have really surprised me on the Covid Issues. One from India and the other is from China who is a resident of Canada but has family and relatives in China and in contact on a regular basis.
Revelation 3:20: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. This is an invitation to a church but a church is really people so it’s an invitation to church people.
We have all watched the U.S.A. election drama and the January 6th protest rally that went destructive. We all are asking ourselves: what went wrong? Is this the U.S.A.? Did Donald Trump cause this mayhem of vandalism to the most sacred building of government in the most powerful nation on the face of the earth or was it someone or something else? The world watched in total unbelief and awe to what was happening. It for sure was a shame and disgrace for the U.S.A. as people all over the world, regardless of their political loyalty, watched the vandals and thugs invade the U.S. Capitol building. It is quite unbelievable how this could happen to a government that has fought the worst such as ISIS and Al Qaeda and enemies of all shapes and kinds all over the world for over 200 hundred years. It seemed the vandals walked right past the police with even some barricades dropped to let them in. It seems that way, but you never know for sure about media and camera shots in our present day. It depends what narrative the news reporters are wanting to spin. It all seemed so insane and unbelievable. In the light of that, I think we are seeing the end of something and the beginning of something in the great America saga that will also have a big effect upon Canada. The days after January 6th seemed to reveal something. You will never find true answers to our questions by watching the mainstream media like CBC, CTV or CNN and a host of others. Sir Winston Churchill said the first victim of war is truth. We are in a war and truth has already died and the country desperately needs truth to survive. I am totally convinced that the mainline media networks have an agenda and it is not for the good of America or Canada. I think we are witnessing a nail in the coffin of freedom; the days after the inauguration revealed why?