Humanity is in danger of “falling into slavery” to smartphones, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church told The Moscow Times (https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-patriarch-warns-antichrist-will-control-humans-through-gadgets-64060).
Laugh him off if you want, but Patriarch Kiril makes sense. The biggest threat, he explained, is that the collection of vast amounts of user data will lead to “control” from one central point.
They’re already keeping track of what we look at on the Internet. You’re curious about what your next-door neighbor paid for her hot tub, so you look it up–and next thing you know, everywhere you go, an ad for hot tubs waits for you.
What if some authoritarian agency–as long as we’re talking about Antichrist, let’s call it a global government–could know everything you read or view or email or post on any blog? They’d be making a list and checking it twice, so they can find out who’s naughty or nice… and deal with them accordingly.
We don’t want a global government. And we don’t like that whole data collection business. Put ’em together and you’ve got trouble.
What’s wrong with this picture?
A church within the United Church of Canada has an avowed atheist for its minister, and the denomination has made an undisclosed deal with her lawyer to let her remain as pastor and still go on professing atheism (https://www.wnd.com/2018/11/surprise-christian-church-lets-atheist-keep-pastoring/). I’d love to know what’s in that deal.
Wallowing in liberalism up to its eyeballs, the United Church of Canada boasts “a diversity of theological beliefs” and a bunch of openly practicing homosexuals in its highest ranks of clergy. So really, all we have here is the oxymoron, “liberal Christianity,” carried to its next logical–one might say inevitable–step.
This is the second largest denomination in Canada, but like liberal churches everywhere, it’s losing members all over the place–posting an 8% decrease in the period 1991-2001.
The question is, what kind of nincompoops stay in a church where the pastor is an atheist, and proudly says so? Do they honestly call their whatever-it-is a Christian church?
Hey! Let’s ask St. John the Apostle what he would think of an ordained minister who denies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And John says–
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is anti-christ, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22). Case closed.
Let me say it plainly: I hate the Olympics.
I won’t be watching them. Sheesh, it’s like a Super Bowl that goes on for weeks and weeks. But the Super Bowl is just annoying. The Olympics have become offensive.
One) The Olympics have become a prostituted vehicle for heavy-handed Far Left cultural and political indoctrination. Last time it was the Olympics celebrating Darwinism and socialized medicine. This time they’re being used as propaganda for Global Warming, er, Climate Change–complete with noted actress Judy Dench shilling for she knows not what. It’s really amazing how quickly you can lose respect for someone.
Two) Like just about everything else in this shameful period of history, the Olympics is a cheating festival.
Carefully watch that video of the Olympic gymnast snapping his leg like a piece of raw spaghetti. That is not a normal injury. It’s a steroid injury.
Of course, given the amount of cheating that’s been involved in “Climate Science,” that and the Olympics seems like a perfect match.
Three) Spiritually, this business gives me the creeps. There’s something about that one-world, no-more-borders, with one all-powerful and all-wise secular government over all crapola, that smacks of Antichrist. This spirit is very much a part of the Olympics.
Beats me how anyone can stand to watch it.
We went out to buy some groceries, my wife turned on the car radio, and presto!–they did it. Marriage is now… whatever.
Except it isn’t. It doesn’t matter what five antichrists on the Supreme Court say. The lie does not turn into truth, nor does the truth become the lie.
The court is wrong. The country is wrong. Anyone who aids, abets, or endorses this redefinition of marriage is in open rebellion against God’s word, and in danger of eternal fire. It’s kind of a high price to pay for a few short years of being cool.
For the rest of us, who still acknowledge the Lordship of Christ and the sovereignty of God the Father, all that remains to us is to pray for courage and to proclaim the truth.
I was in the habit of praying for my country every day. On this day, I’ll stop: because my country is turning into Babylon, where evil is celebrated as good and good denounced as evil; where filth is cleanliness, and cleanliness is filth. It would be a sin to pray for Babylon.
Father, protect us from this evil age, and bring it to a rapid close. Unless they repent, let all who live in these abominations die in them. In Jesus’ name, amen.