The New American: With due respect to Santayana, perhaps we can say that those who love the mistakes of the past will condemn others to repeat them. A case in point is a new book published by MIT Press that’s actually titled Communism for Kids — I kid you not.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that the book, “written by a German author who specializes in political theory and ‘queer politics,’ was released last month. The thesis of the children’s book is that communism is ‘not that hard,’ but has not been implemented in the right way.”
Wow, I’ve never heard that one before. You mean, if I try touching the hot stove just one more time, it may not burn my hand? more …
Opinion: The secular progressive world searches for a system of government that will bring peace to the earth.
Foolish men and women disregard the lessons of history. From Babylon, to Medo-Persia, to Greece, to Rome, all-powerful governments always turn wicked.
More recently we saw, Charlemagne, Napoleon, and Hitler all collapsed but that does not dissuade men from trying again – apart from God.
It will better this time. This time there will be a solution for the world’s poor. This time there will be equality of wealth, and this time there will be peace among the nations and racial hatred will disappear.
Men wish for what mankind will never accomplish apart from God.
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.”
But the time of which Isaiah 11:6 speaks will not be accomplished by men. And before the time of peace there will be tribulation on earth, Matthew 24:21.
“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
At the end of 7 years, Satan is bound:
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.”
Then, and only then, will 1000 years of peace on earth follow:
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
Nowhere is the Church mentioned because it was taken up (1 Thess. 4:16-18) prior to the trial:
“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you “from” (Greek – out of) the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” Revelation 3:10.