A lot of Americans are very attached to their way of life, form of government, and the concept of “God and Country”. Here are my top 10 reasons why Christians in the United States will be disappointed when Jesus Christ returns.
Psalm 88 is an industrial metal song about some of the struggles we face with faith and life. Our minds and emotions often run into difficult questions. This song is heavy both lyrically and musically. So get ready for battle.
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Industrial music is often a portrayal of a mindset cast in darkness. This is an accurate depiction of the human condition. But the story doesn’t end there. Mankind has a rescuer in Jesus Christ.
For this I say to that which once enslaved me, “No, you’re not going to take me. No, you’re not going to get me.” This is what “Chains” from the album Destruction Falls means to me.
In their trouble they cried to Adonai,
and he rescued them from their distress.
He led them from darkness, from death-dark gloom,
shattering their chains. Psalm 107:13, 14
Without God, worth is a purely subjective value. One could place worth in persecuting another without any wrong doing. Without an authority of worth, there is no absolute worth. Everything would be worthless.
Divergent is a story of a young woman who expects to discover her purpose in life, only to discover that she doesn’t fit in anywhere. To me, this sounds a lot like high school. As it turns out, being different is bad. Really bad. Not as bad as the movie, but still. The people call this state “divergent”. People who are divergent are unable to be controlled by the smart people.
Ah, the smart people. The elitist left or right, who know how to better handle things than everyone else. They also know how to use mind control against law enforcement. So they use this mind control technology to attempt to take over the city. But I’m sure you can guess that our leading roles, who are a divergent, stop them.
I’m sure that to a teenager, these events would translate well into their own life events in High School. But to the rest of the world, it would translate well to recent events in Missouri, Turkey, or the Ukraine. But what it’s really like is the Middle East where being anything other than Muslim will end in the death of you and your family. Because, well, you are divergent. You are awake, and you won’t conform.
Are you awake? Are you paying attention to the signs? Jesus is coming back someday soon, and things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.