Aladdin and Jasmine are right about that in this pretty good movie … It’s a whole new world we’re living in now! Their fuzzy-feeling song about following their heart isn’t the best advice though – instead of following our heart, nose or dream in life, it’s better to follow the Father of Hearts, the Maker of Noses, and the Giver of Dreams.
According to corporations.org/media, most of the media industry in America is now owned and controlled by Disney, Time Warner, Murdoch’s News, Bertelsmann, Viacom (formerly CBS) and NBC.
C.S. Lewis exposes in his book “The Screwtape Letters” how Satan, the master of deceit, has taught his disciples (Sigmund Freud, etc.) the principles by which they can control the mass of men and women.
Oftentimes the chief actors in Satan’s plan resort to boasting about their plans and methods. They do not fear the outrage of the masses, nor the consequences of Christians discovering their methods – for they know that the world and a worldly church is sound asleep.
God tried to wake us through His prophet Isaiah (Ch. 42), when He reproved the people for incredulity “Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but thou hearest not.”
It’s interesting to see that Russia and Samoa are godlier about natural affection (2nd Tim.3:1-5) than the USA … leave politics out of this? The Bible is full of politics!
Famous scholars like John Wesley, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards and German Martin Luther, believed that the antichrist-duet described in Revelation Chapter 13 will be Islamic.
I lean more and more to the belief that the upcoming final world leader will be a socialistic liberal, because how else “Shall he enter peaceably even upon the fattest nations” (Daniel Ch. 11)!
Sir Winston Churchill observed “Democracy is the worst form of government, but it’s the best we have.” However, the danger of it lies in the ironic fact that it will ultimately not tolerate any opposition.
It will eventually elect the antichrist in a global worship of “the god of freedom” – unity in diversity! This new world democracy of the last days will become, in effect, a world dictatorship … we are indeed in those days, as the panacea (supposed medicine) of democracy fills the hearts of the people, as in the days of Noah, Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah.
As society realizes, it cannot fix the world by elevating itself as god, it will be easily deceived when one person comes along with what appears to be the answer – this happened with Hitler and many others in history.
Jesus tells us “I am come in My Father’s name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” (Jn. 5:43).
Paul sternly warns us about this in 2nd Thess. 2, where he writes “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
To be continued.