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CIVILISATION in CRISIS
– The THREATS That CONFRONT US
by Dr. Peter Hammond
1521 - 2021
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of
the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
but his delight is in the Law of the Lord and in His
Law, he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that brings forth its fruit in its season,
whose leaf also shall not wither;
and whatever he does shall prosper…
The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff
which the wind drives away.
Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in the
Judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”
Understanding the Times
There are many serious issues confronting us
which requires a bold and Biblical stand.
Children are at risk.
Children are being targeted.
Marriage is under attack.
The family, the basic building block of society,
is being undermined.
Even the very plain differences between male and female are
being challenged by the transgender, gender fluidity/gender
The Covid Cult has been used as a smokescreen for
advancing communist agenda through lockdown lunacy
and what some call economic suicide.
However, suicide suggests that it is voluntary. The
crippling and killing of so many businesses worldwide
are more akin to economic murder and mass murder.
No law is valid if
it violates the
Bill of Rights.
Yet, the extraordinary Covid-19 state of
emergency/disaster Lockdown has violated the
Freedom of Religion, Belief & Worship
freedom of association;
freedom of assembly;
and freedom to demonstration;
freedom of movement,
Marxist Critical Race Theory has been used to
confuse, divide and conquer.
Pornography and perversion (corrupt and conquer)
are being persistently promoted…
…along with propaganda, panic mongering, fear mongering
disinformation, deceit and revolutionary rhetoric.
“These will make war with the Lamb and the Lamb will
overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings;
and those who are with Him are called, chosen and faithful.”
Christian Civilisation Confronted
by Communist Coercion
Civilisation is at the crossroads.
The Church is being challenged by communist coercion.
Communities are being confronted
by an aggressive agenda.
We need to understand the times
and know what God’s people should do.
"Thus says the Lord: 'Stand in the ways and see and
ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it;
then you will find rest for your souls… Also I set watchmen over you,
saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!'." Jeremiah 6:16-17
“Modern society is hypnotised by socialism. It is prevented by
socialism from seeing the mortal danger it is in. One of the
greatest dangers of all is that you have lost all sense of danger.
Hypnotised by Deception
You cannot even see where
it is coming from as it
moves swiftly towards you.
Socialism of any type leads
to a total destruction
of the human spirit…
you must first
sever their roots.” -
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no
sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it and it will
rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish, nor
reproach, evil-doers… we are ripping the foundations of justice
from beneath new generations.
Ripping Up the Foundations of Justice
In our country the lie is not just a moral category, but a pillar of the
state. The timid civilised world has found nothing with which to
oppose the sudden revival of bare-faced barbarity, other than
concessions and smiles.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“The generation now coming out of Western schools is
unable to distinguish good from bad. Even those words are
unacceptable. This results in impaired thinking ability.” -
Unable to Even Distinguish
Good from Evil
“A decline in courage may be the most striking
feature that an outside observer notices in the
West today. The West has lost is civic courage…
A Loss of Civic Courage
Such a decline in courage is particularly
noticeable amongst the ruling and intellectual
elite, causing an impression of a loss of courage
by the entire society.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“The strength or weakness of a society depends more on the level
of its spiritual life than on its level of industrialisation. Neither a
market economy nor even general abundance constitutes the
crowning achievement of human life.
Rot the Soul of a Nation
If a nation’s spiritual energies have been exhausted,
it will not be saved from collapse by the most perfect
government structure or by any industrial development.
A tree with a rotten core cannot stand.”
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Where the Battle Rages There the
Loyalty of the Soldier is Proved
Nearly 500 years ago, Professor Martin Luther declared: “If I
profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every
portion of the truth of God’s Word, except precisely that point
which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, then I
am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing
Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is
proved; and to be steady on all the battle front besides is mere
flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”
Before us are clear choices and crossroads:
Fear or Freedom?
Panic or Perception?
Gender Confusion or God’s Creation?
Medical Dictatorship or Moral Discernment?
Disinformation and Deception or Facts and Truth?
Fear vs. Faith?
Disinformation vs. Discernment?
Curfews and Compulsion vs. Christian Liberty?
Lockdowns vs. Liberty?
Mandatory Vaccinations or Informed Consent?
Communist Coercion or Christian Civilisation?
Revolution or Reformation?
Indoctrination or Education?
Professor Martin Luther, warned:
"I am much afraid that schools will prove to be wide gates to hell,
unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures,
engraving them in the hearts of youth.
I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures
do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not
constantly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt."
“See to it that no one takes you captive through
hollow and deceptive philosophy, which
depends on human tradition and the basic
principles of the world rather than on Christ.”
Why would we want our children to be “educated”
by the enemies of our Faith?
“While they promise them liberty, they themselves
are slaves of corruption…” 2 Peter 2:19
“Indignation has taken hold of me because of
the wicked, who forsake Your Law.”
For Faith and Freedom
We need to understand
the threats and counter
attack the communist
At its heart, this is a
battle over authority.
My Conscience is Captive
to the Word of God
We, as Bible-believing Evangelical Christians must respond as Dr.
Martin Luther responded at Worms, before the assembled political
and ecclesiastical might of Europe, on 18 April 1521:
We need to make a clear, bold and Biblical stand on
Sola Scriptura! Scripture Alone is the Ultimate Authority.
“Unless I am convinced by Scripture, or by clear reasoning, that I
am in error - for popes and councils have often erred and
contradicted themselves - I cannot recant, for I am subject to the
Scriptures I have quoted.
My conscience is captive to the Word of God. It is unsafe and
dangerous to do anything against one's conscience. Here I stand,
I cannot do otherwise. So help me God. Amen.”
Conviction and Courage
In the face of intimidation and threats from the world, we need to
respond with the courage and conviction of the Protestant
Reformers, Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli.
We must stand on the unchangeable Word of Almighty God. We
must not be conformed to this world. We must be willing to be
different. Stand up for Jesus. Step out in Faith. Speak up and
proclaim the Word of God faithfully and accurately.
Our conscience needs to be captive to the Word of God.
Here we stand!
Trials and Tribulations are Tests and Training
that we May be Tenacious and Trustworthy
The trials, trauma and tribulations of this present time need to be
understood as training and tests to strengthen us for the Lord’s service
that we may become more trustworthy and tenacious.
“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while,
if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
that the genuineness of your faith,
being much more precious than gold that perishes,
though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honour
and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:6-7
Seek First the Kingdom of God
We need to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness
“Your Kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”
“…contend earnestly for the Faith which was
once for all delivered to the saints.”