John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the metaphorical and literal purposes of walls, points out the protective aspect, which motivated the creation of the Great Wall of China, Israel's current wall deflecting Palestinian rockets and terrorists, and the wall protecting Jerusalem in Nehemiah's time. God has placed a metaphorical wall of protection around those who remain faithful. The proposed wall between Mexico and America. which Donald Trump promised to build has been sabotaged by establishment politicians who mock that no plane will be hindered by a wall. Most migrants, however, are too poor to buy plane tickets, but flee by foot the poverty of badly mismanaged national economies, bringing crime, disease epidemics, and cultural destabilization to America. Over the last several decades, the aggregate illegal Spanish-only speaking population has exceeded 12 million, with 60 million residents speaking languages other than English, replicating the chaos and confusion when God separated the languages at the Tower of Babel. The migrant invasion experienced by the Israelitish countries has been entirely self-inflicted, occasioned by their rejecting God's covenant and His Law.
John Ritenbaugh suggests that the people everywhere seem frazzled, distressed, and terrified as a dark, evil, sinister force seems to be engulfing the world. The continued angst from dealing with this continual pathogenic zeitgeist threatens to render all of us, including God's called-out ones, into a state of hopelessness, apathy, depression, with absolutely no reason to ever expect a positive outcome. The church must forcefully deal with this overwhelming feeling of hopelessness or it too will succumb to this terrifying vortex of despair. We live in the same kind of cultural milieu as Noah before the world perished in the Great Flood. Over the past few centuries, and especially the last 70 or 80 years, the 'liberal', 'progressive' humanist philosophers and educators have successfully hi-jacked the minds of our populace, steering them totally clear from any reliance upon God by poisoning their minds with the patently illogical theory of evolution, forced upon unwary, naïve minds as fact and truth. The Day of Trumpets militates against this foolishness by restoring hope for the establishment of God's Kingdom which will permanently terminate decay, sin, and death. As God's called-out ones, we are fish swimming against a violent current, compelled to turn to God and keep His Commandments when the rest of the world rejects Him. As God gave the original Promised Land to Jacob's children, He also gave the North American continent (largely virgin territory) to the descendants of Jacob. In 240 years, we have indulged in affluence, but forgetting its Provider.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting that he has examined conspiracy theories since the late 1960's, concludes that conspiracies are a perennial reality; Jesus Christ's trial and crucifixion resulted from a successfully executed conspiracy. In the 1970 novel, Dance with the Devil, the author posits that Satan leads, and mankind gullibly follows his leadership. Satan, through his inherent propensity to lie and his clever ability to deceive, has attained success maneuvering mankind against God's purpose, manipulating and twisting language, as can be witnessed by the sinister political correctness doctrine embraced by the current 'progressive,' 'liberal' Administration. Accepting the teachings of political correctness, destructive and deadly to the nervous system, leads to sin and enslavement. The elitist globalist powers which control the current American political administration want us to believe that embracing illegal immigration is compassionate, even though it has absolutely led to sickening, horrific crimes in every nation on which it has been enforced. When the government of Norway recently deported terrorist thugs who had perpetrated rape and murder, the crime rate decreased 70%. The leaders of the American government have not profited from this insight but continue to blissfully dance with the devil. God is the author of borders, even among members of the same Israelite tribe, as evidenced by Joshua's distribution of land tracts among the descendants of Jacob's sons. The proponents of open borders and sanctuary cities are truly emissaries of a horrible sinister Beast power who deliberately wants to foment strife between peoples and pulverize culture, not desiring peace, but chaos and confusion. Political correctness and open borders are Satanic, totally opposed to God's orderly structure.
Every generation or so, a populist leader arises to grip public attention, the electorate to support grassroots policies that other politicians have ignored. Recognizing that Americans have rushed to support two populist candidates during this cycle's primary season, Richard Ritenbaugh cautions that populism has a tendency to spin out of control.
John Ritenbaugh, observing that Republican leaders who claim to be "Reagan Conservatives" have been voting with the Democrats on all the key issues such as amnesty, border security, Obama-care, etc., concludes that these R.I.N.O.s (Republicans in name only) are actually voting according to a philosophy of pragmatism (having observable 'practical' consequences), walking by sight rather than faith instead of being guided by godly principles and righteousness. Pragmatism relies on what is convenient rather than what is right, cowardly kicking the can down the road for future generations to pick up. This philosophy is engendered and practiced by secular humanists who pander to the pressures of mob rule and prides itself on studying 'reality,' 'existence,' 'knowledge,' and reliance on 'rational' methods. Of course, to a secular humanist, God is not rational, and situation-ethics and compromise trump righteousness and principle. Pragmatism was responsible for the prolonging of slavery in the southern states, just as it is now responsible for R.I.N.O's and would-be 'conservatives' to endorse amnesty and the dissolving of borders.
John Ritenbaugh, cautioning that some of the statistics from last week's commentary may have been inaccurate, nevertheless states that the grand design bringing in the flood of illegal immigrants (presently estimated to be 12.5 million) has continued, for the most part, unchallenged. Most former critics, including 'stalwart' Republicans, have given quiet whimpering assent, compromising with the coercive tactics of a much larger power than the President of the United States, who is merely a figurehead of an immensely powerful, sinister oligarchy, bent on erasing borders and establishing an international new world order, contemptuous of any nationalistic idealism from any nation. The 'unseen' power is also responsible for dispatching 6.5 million Muslims throughout the United States, into the sparsely populated states such as North and South Dakota, inviting pockets of Sharia law similar to those menacing Great Britain and France. We are witnessing the power of the Beast emerging before our very eyes, far more sinister and dangerous than anything we could have imagined over the last 80 years. The Beast will be international, not necessarily headed by German, EU, American, or any other nationalistic alliance.
John W. Ritenbaugh: Perhaps the greatest of all social ideals is equality. ...
On Tuesday, April 14, 2009, crowds gathered in Bingham Hall, a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill educational building, filling the seats with college students, professors, and members of the community, waiting to hear Congressman Tom Tancredo speak about illegal immigration....
The United States has been blessed with more than ideal geography, but also with mostly peaceful neighbors. Yet, the latter may be changing. David Grabbe examines the current conditions in Mexico, explaining that the drug cartels' increasing power may be driving the nation toward becoming a "failed state."
Richard T. Ritenbaugh: Over the past several weeks, the big story has been illegal immigration. ...
Richard T. Ritenbaugh: A primary concept that separates the United States of America from other nations, particularly those governed by strong men or oligarchies, is the principle of the primacy of law. ...
Richard T. Ritenbaugh: America has a major problem: too many laws. ...
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