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Civilization in Crisis

Civilization in Crisis

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Civilization in Crisis

  1. 1. CIVILISATION in CRISIS – The THREATS That CONFRONT US by Dr. Peter Hammond
  2. 2. Reformation500 1521 - 2021
  3. 3. “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… Psalm 1:1-3
  4. 4. 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 the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” Psalm 1:4-6
  5. 5. Understanding the Times
  6. 6. There are many serious issues confronting us which requires a bold and Biblical stand.
  7. 7. Children are at risk.
  8. 8. Children are being targeted.
  9. 9. Marriage is under attack.
  10. 10. The family, the basic building block of society, is being undermined.
  11. 11. Even the very plain differences between male and female are being challenged by the transgender, gender fluidity/gender confusion movement.
  12. 12. The Covid Cult has been used as a smokescreen for advancing communist agenda through lockdown lunacy and what some call economic suicide.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Unconstitutional No law is valid if it violates the Bill of Rights.
  15. 15. Yet, the extraordinary Covid-19 state of emergency/disaster Lockdown has violated the essential freedoms…
  16. 16. Freedom of Religion, Belief & Worship
  17. 17. freedom of association;
  18. 18. freedom of assembly;
  19. 19. and freedom to demonstration;
  20. 20. freedom of movement,
  21. 21. Marxist Critical Race Theory has been used to confuse, divide and conquer.
  22. 22. Pornography and perversion (corrupt and conquer) are being persistently promoted…
  23. 23. …along with propaganda, panic mongering, fear mongering disinformation, deceit and revolutionary rhetoric.
  24. 24. “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.” Revelation 17:14
  25. 25. Christian Civilisation Confronted by Communist Coercion
  26. 26. Civilisation is at the crossroads.
  27. 27. The Church is being challenged by communist coercion.
  28. 28. Communities are being confronted by an aggressive agenda.
  29. 29. We need to understand the times and know what God’s people should do.
  30. 30. "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;
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. “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
  33. 33. 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… to destroy a people, you must first sever their roots.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  34. 34. “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
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. “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.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Unable to Even Distinguish Good from Evil
  37. 37. “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
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. “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. Vulgar Fads Rot the Soul of a Nation
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. 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 Him.
  42. 42. 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.”
  43. 43. Before us are clear choices and crossroads:
  44. 44. Fear or Freedom?
  45. 45. Panic or Perception?
  46. 46. Gender Confusion or God’s Creation?
  47. 47. Medical Dictatorship or Moral Discernment?
  48. 48. Disinformation and Deception or Facts and Truth?
  49. 49. Fear vs. Faith?
  50. 50. Disinformation vs. Discernment?
  51. 51. Curfews and Compulsion vs. Christian Liberty?
  52. 52. Lockdowns vs. Liberty?
  53. 53. Mandatory Vaccinations or Informed Consent?
  54. 54. Communist Coercion or Christian Civilisation?
  55. 55. Revolution or Reformation?
  56. 56. Indoctrination or Education?
  57. 57. 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.
  58. 58. 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."
  59. 59. “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.” Colossians 2:8
  60. 60. Why would we want our children to be “educated” by the enemies of our Faith?
  61. 61. “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption…” 2 Peter 2:19
  62. 62. “Indignation has taken hold of me because of the wicked, who forsake Your Law.” Psalm 119:53
  63. 63. For Faith and Freedom
  64. 64. We need to understand the threats and counter attack the communist agenda. At its heart, this is a battle over authority.
  65. 65. 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:
  66. 66. We need to make a clear, bold and Biblical stand on Sola Scriptura! Scripture Alone is the Ultimate Authority.
  67. 67. “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.
  68. 68. 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.”
  69. 69. 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.
  70. 70. 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.
  71. 71. Our conscience needs to be captive to the Word of God. Here we stand!
  72. 72. Trials and Tribulations are Tests and Training that we May be Tenacious and Trustworthy
  73. 73. 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.
  74. 74. “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
  75. 75. Seek First the Kingdom of God
  76. 76. We need to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).
  77. 77. “Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Matthew 6:10
  78. 78. “…contend earnestly for the Faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” Jude 3
  79. 79. www.FrontlineMissionSA.org

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