Suspicion, isolation, rejection, submission – how the West was lost
By A. Dru Kristenev –June 10, 2020
If anyone was thinking that the pandemic was a real threat to humanity, the current calculated riot reaction to any spark, which the George Floyd tragedy provided, proves it to be a concocted crisis from the getgo.
Opportunistic anarchist mobs in the streets, half wearing masks, half not, climb over each other to burgle pharmacies for oxycontin and steal merchants blind. Are they concerned about a puny virus with a 99% recovery rate? Hardly. And now the World Health Organization let the cat out the bag that asymptomatic people don’t spread the virus.
Yet, legitimate businesses and churches have played along like good citizens trying to follow rules that make little sense, the outcome of which has been detrimental to our God-inspired culture.
The proper order of important issues of life for Americans has been God, family and country but that is now reversed with one crucial substitution… country has been replaced with government. In the rabble-ridden streets, however, government is switched with anti-government or rather, mob rule. The ultimate insanity is watching elected and appointed government officials empower the violent gangs that undercut their governing authority. (Since history has been rewritten, it’s no surprise that these expendables don’t realize they’ll be the first targeted by anarchist firing squads.)
Using and abusing the Floyd heartbreak to riot in weak, Democrat-run cities is a culmination of a schematic we saw played out in some 16 predominantly Muslim countries during what was dubbed the Arab Spring ten years ago. That was the template for overturning governments to establish Islamic-based dictatorships. The Benghazi calamity was part of the ongoing project. And ISIS? Then-president Obama was doing everything in his power to do nothing to eradicate the vicious movement.
As progressive (read ‘communist’) mayors utter toothless edicts, feeding into the growing violence tearing apart their cities, churches are back peddling in their attempts to re-open.
Continuing the about-face of God, family and country order, the family of God is dissolving before our eyes. Mask-covered faces of doorkeepers at church greet worshippers with the nature of suspicion, keeping their distance for fear that the new arrival may be a virus carrier. No warm welcome, no hugs or even hearty handshakes of friends well met. Every other row of seating may be taped-off to keep the congregation at arms’ length, protecting individuals from infection but separating everyone into cliques of relatives and isolating single people to a lonely seat.
Restricted to the point of virtual rejection by friends too frightened to approach one another within several feet, fellowship dissipates amid a “love and miss you” voiced across the self-induced void. No approaching the altar with prayer partners. Messages delivered exhorting members to be public witnesses for Christ when they won’t get close enough to offer encouragement to people they know.
Church is supposed to be family but what loving family stands aloof from brethren out of fear? As the nuclear family has been divided, the family of God is suffering by holding back from demonstrating the love of Christ even among themselves.
Considering how the Church has been manipulated to become a house divided by fear, a house empty of warmth where neighbors are afraid of human touch, the enemy has already won. When friends are afraid of contact, afraid of each other, the power of God is voided.
While churches institute “safe practices” the rest of the world dissolves into chaos where protesters, overtaken by the criminal element, march through the streets shoulder-to-shoulder, disregarding rules emplaced to guard against supposed infection. Law enforcement officers are told to stand down, look on or allow property destruction to ensue unhindered, but they are ordered to disrupt peaceful worship meetings or business openings that don’t follow arbitrary regulations.
Beyond this are displays of submission designed to humiliate the privileged. Defunding and dismantling police forces to equalize lawlessness, further kneeling, feet-kissing, mantra recitation and kowtowing to the mob, buffoons accept subjugation that this nation utterly rejected by its formation. And all without following social distancing rules which evidently don’t apply to rebellion.
In a house of fear, love is defeated and while believers are playing the social distance game, mobs form a close-knit phalanx that is decimating our societal fabric. How is it that citizens of the Kingdom of God are giving precedence to Babylon’s unwarranted and unconstitutionally implemented regulations?
Oh, right… churches capitulated to the government of Babylon decades ago by volunteering to become subordinate corporations. Handing over the keys of the Kingdom to Godless government has slowly dissolved the foundation of the Church, ushering in the era of fear-based worship that has allowed believers to doubt each other in favor of groundless government policy.
There is one bright spot among the despicable destruction of livelihoods by roving criminals. Evidence that the Covid crisis was nothing but a sham to destabilize the economy and undermine faith in a Godly country by demoralizing worshippers is made obvious by the unwillingness of spineless officials to impede the march of evil.
Where there is no faith, there is no nation. It’s been stated before, a house divided will fall and the current state of the Church is the essence of a divided house.
Perhaps churches could exhibit a bit of the chutzpah that auto racing enthusiasts showed at Ace Speedway in North Carolina June 6, 2020, when more than 2000 gathered in a “peaceful protest of injustice and inequality everywhere.” If the rules don’t apply to protests, then believers should embody the most powerful protest of all – testimony for Christ’s unity where each life has value.
A. Dru Kristenev — Bio
Former newspaper publisher, A. Dru Kristenev, grew up in the publishing industry working every angle of a paper, from ad composition and sales, to personnel management, copy writing, and overseeing all editorial content. During her tenure as a news professional, Kristenev traveled internationally as a representative of the paper and, on separate occasions, non-profit organizations. Since 2007, Kristenev has authored five fact-filled political suspense novels, the Baron Series, and two non-fiction books, all available on Amazon. Carrying an M.S. degree and having taught at premier northwest universities, she is the trustee of Scribes’ College of Journalism, which mission is to train a new generation of journalists in biblical standards of reporting. More information about the college and how to support it can be obtained by contacting Kristenev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ChangingWind (changingwind.org) is a solutions-centered Christian ministry.