According to Wikipedia, “a whirlpool is a body of rotating water produced by the meeting of opposing currents.” Whirlpools in the ocean are normally caused by tides.
While whirlpools can be seen when you drain a sink or a tub, others on a grander scale, can wreak havoc and cause death.
What about a cultural whirlpool? As in an actual whirlpool, the father you are fro the center or vortex, the less dangerous the spin. There is a chance for escape with enough thoughtful action and hard work. However, the closer one gets to the vortex, the more dangerous the situation becomes. The stronger the current the harder it is to escape its pull.
Right now in these United States of America, the culture of evil is pulling stronger with every passing day. Freedoms afforded to people in the past have already been sucked into the vortex. Common sense is swirling near the edge of oblivion. Decency and respect are swirling, swirling, ever faster and headed for the funnel.
When the truth is not tolerated by an opposing opinion, smear tactics, and destruction aimed at silencing the opposing voice are the weapon of choice. There is no thought of future ramifications. There is no willingness to discuss facts or due process. There is only anger and hatred and thoughts of obliteration.
Yes, I am talking about the state of the media and the congress in this once amazing experiment in democracy.
Hyprocrites and liars are destroying anyone who is not liberal enough for their purposes. People are misquoted, analyzed under a microscope, and portrayed in a way that is diametrically opposed to the manner in which they actually comport themselves. It doesn’t matter how many positive characterizations or witnesses are available, ittis always the lie, the false allegation, or the “regressive memory” dredged up in a psychological counseling session that gets air time.
We should not be surprized. People who claim to follow the God of the bible have been lazy, indifferent, and often complicit in the move from a culture of decency any integrity to the evil state in which we find our country’s political machine. Preachers have compromised by putting paying the bills and receiving a salary ahead of proclaiming the truth. Church members have not taken a stand for righteousness, believing that the onward march of evil was of no great consequence.
Denominations have embraced sinful behaviors and lifestyles rather than stand for the truth of God’s demand for holiness and righteousness. They have called acceptable what the scriptures call transgression, abomination, and sin. They have complicitly worked hand in hand with the powers of darkness to set the stage for the quagmire in which we are currently struggling. We are in a war to validate honesty, integrity, decency, goodness and acceptance, character traits that were once assumed as being present in the lives of most people.
The scriptures surely speak to this current debacle in which we find ourselves.
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. (Ephesians 5:6)
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. (Galatians 6:7)
Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. 2 These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead. (I Timothy 4:1-2)
When will God’s people join the battle against evil? When will Those who claim Christ pray? When will we see all of our rights removed if we just sit back and watch it all happen?