In "Remembering the God Man Forgot" Jeremy Kee describes ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn as a prophet "very much in the line of the Hebrew prophets of old." In the minds of many a great intellectual Conservative of the 20th Century, Solzhenitsyn was held in equal esteem with the likes of men such as Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II in terms of their contributions to humanity during their time on Earth. (Kee, The Imaginative Conservative)
In an age that hates Divine Truth and Moral Law as much as it hates their author, the God of Revelation, Solzhenitsyn's no-holds barred honesty was abhorred by godless pagan and pantheist Western and American 'elite' progressives, the heirs of a rebellion against the Christian God that stretches back to the Renaissance and views bloody communism and socialism as desirable systems of social order.
But communism, said Solzhenitsyn, is atheism, and this is the evil in the man in rebellion against God who seeks to seize control of the world and of man's very inner person and remake both to suit the desires of the haters of the Holy Trinity and His faithful image-bearers. This is why the imposition of totalizing, dehumanizing systems unleashed catastrophic destruction and human suffering and death on a global scale never before seen in this world, leading Solzhenitsyn to conclude in his Templeton lecture,
"The failings of human consciousness, deprived of its divine dimension, have been a determining factor in all the major crimes of this century…”
The thrust of Mr. Solzhenitsyn’s address, said Lee, focuses on what he sees as the catalyst of society’s decay and decline into spiritual, political, and social anarchy: that man has forgotten God. When man outright rejects and/or forgets the Triune God, whether by choice or indifference, he drifts away from fellowship and community with the Almighty and as he falls ever deeper into the darkness of his own fallen heart he soon forgets that he is the spiritual image-bearer of the Holy Trinity. His fall results in an inner blinding that spreads outward with the result that the quality of the world around him suffers and decays.
Solzhenitsyn points out how medieval and superstitious this sounds to our scientifically enlightened progressives, noting that today’s world has reached a stage where if it had been described to preceding centuries, would have called forth the cry, 'This is the Apocalypse!' Yet, said Solzhenitsyn,
“ .....we have grown used to this kind of world; we even feel at home in it.”
Indeed. We are living in a spiritual, intellectual and moral void, an apocalyptic atmosphere resulting from the "murder" of the Triune God of Revelation by Christian apostates during the 19th century.
After two mystical encounters with a spirit calling itself Zarathustra, the German philosopher Nietzsche, now calling himself the Antichrist, delivered a two-fold prophecy of judgment upon the murderers of God and legions of like-minded rebels.
Because Christians killed the God of Revelation during the 19th century there would follow two calamities during the 20th century.
First, said Zarathustra speaking through Nietzsche, the 20th century would be a time of catastrophic destruction and death unlike anything ever before experienced. Second, madness resulting from wickedness and rebellion would overtake the minds of rebellious Westerners. The deepening and broadening of madness throughout subsequent generations would finally result---as it has done in our own age--- in the inversion of evil over good, lie over truth, apostate over faithful, bent over crooked, unnatural over natural, and death over life.
In the 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster defines wicked as,
"evil in principle or practice; deviating from the divine law; addicted to vice; sinful; immoral. This is a word of comprehensive signification extending to everything that is contrary to the moral law."
According to Webster, a person abandoned to sin is reprobate, meaning such a person is abandoned "to wickedness and eternal destruction."
"The President of these United States is wicked, rebellious, fails to kiss the Son. He is also the President & should be referred to as such." R.C. Sproul, Jr. Jul. 14, 2015
According to Michael Savage, President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Merkel and other Western leaders are doing what Adolf Hitler did in reverse: Instead of invading other countries, they are letting foreigners invade their countries:
"Hitler was a psychopath," who "invaded other countries to impose his nation's... distorted values and race on other countries." "What is Obama doing?" Savage asked. "He's invading his own country with people of other races and other cultures and other languages to wipe away the predominant language, the predominant culture of his own nation. He is equally mad." (Michael Savage: 'We've lost the battle,' WND, 2015/10)
The first part of Zarathustra's prophecy has been fulfilled. The second is still coming to fullness in our time and for those with eyes to see, its' shockingly evil, destructive effects are everywhere apparent throughout America's materialistic, hedonistic, morally relative culture of death as exemplified in part by the following reports:
"Hannibal Lecter ain't got nothing on the profit-maximizing abortion ghoul caught on tape hawking aborted baby parts as she swilled wine and nibbled on a gourmet salad. In newly released undercover footage from the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, seasoned abortionist Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who serves as national senior director of "medical services" at Planned Parenthood, chitter-chattered eagerly about fulfilling the bloodthirsty demand for "intact hearts," "lower extremities" and lungs." (The Wine-Sipping Butchers of Planned Parenthood, Michelle Malkin, CNSNews.com, July 15, 2015)
"The US State Department under Hillary has...been funding homosexual groups in foreign countries with US tax dollars. In Italy, American tax dollars were used to fund a Lady Gaga concert in Rome. The concert was part of a homosexual pride festival. US funding for the event caused outrage in Italy, but was ignored by the American press. Hillary has also used American tax dollars to fund homosexual groups and events in Slovakia, Russia, China, Honduras, Uganda, Malawi, Turkey, Pakistan, and others. In Pakistan, the US State Department held a homosexual pride rally at the US embassy in Islamabad. The event prompted anti-US riots. Once again, the American press hid this from the public. Quietly, Obama and Hillary have been granting homosexuals "refugee status" to come to the United States. This includes homosexuals with HIV/AIDS.All of this has been done quietly, with very little media coverage. However, Obama has now declared it official policy. Obama issued a memorandum today declaring that it is an official duty of the US State Department to fund homosexual rights in foreign nations." (Obama Orders US State Department to Fund Homosexual Groups Overseas, Kyle Rogers, examiner.com)
"The end of gender is near. Menswear designers are on a mission to eradicate it. Some are going full bore, wielding lace shirts and floppy, grandma blouses like cultural grenades. Others are taking a stealth approach, quietly chiseling away the boundaries between masculinity and femininity through non-traditional retail, models and silhouettes." (Spring 2016 is all about lacy shirts, floral prints, silky fabrics — for men. Why not?, Robin Givhan, washingtonpost.com, July 9, 2015)
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is spending nearly $1 million on a study that seeks to change gender norms to prevent sexual assault, teaching young men to resist "rigid masculinity." (Federal Study Seeks 'Gender Norms Change,' GOPUSA Staff, Oct. 26, 2015)
Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality argues that in a way, Bruce (“Caitlyn”) Jenner’s pitiable attempt to become a “woman” is symbolic of the precipitous moral and spiritual decline of our nation:
"The America of just a few decades past–when Jenner won the Olympic Decathlon (1976)–did not honor gender confusion and sexual deviance. But the new America, Obama’s and the Democrats’ America, not only celebrates both perversions here in the U.S. but uses American foreign aid dollars to push them on unwilling nations abroad. (Kenya’s political leaders are warning President Obama not to lecture them on homosexual “rights” and “gay marriage” in his upcoming visit to their country.)"
The spread of infernal chaos, wickedness and madness is why the highly respected pastor John MacArthur believes that segments of American society have been abandoned by God to the effects of its sinful choices.
This isn’t the first nation that this has happened to, said MacArthur, this is the story of history. In Acts 14:16 the Apostle Paul said, “In the generations gone by, He…God…permitted all the nations to go their own way.” This is the story of history:
" All the nations of history go their own way. So like the nations of old, like the nations past, we follow the same cycle of having the truth, rejecting the truth and being abandoned by God."
According to MacArthur, no Scripture more directly addresses abandonment and its consequences than Romans 1 does. Here is the "most graphic and the most comprehensive discussion of what it means to be abandoned by God" and is the best passage to explain the infernal fires of wickedness and rebellion burning throughout America as foretold long ago by Zarathustra:
" God’s wrath is already at work in our culture. We’re not waiting for it, we are currently experiencing it." MacArthur
And this is why,
"....crazy is the new normal. America has lost its mind. We've snapped. Anyone with eyes to see, ears to hear and a brain think knows it." (Snapping of the American Mind: Good Medicine, J. Matt Barber, Oct. 26, 2015, American Prophet)