I agree completely. Sometimes when meeting new people, we just don’t know where they stand in regard to that.
It sickens me to hear people praising socialism and communism and extolling its virtues as desirable when I know what a deceptive road it is. People need to soberly look at “real” history, with the lens of God’s perspective, which is why I ALWAYS anchor my views to The Word of God. Scripture says in Romans 3:4, to “let God be true and every man a liar”, and that includes me if I deviate from God’s Word. There is a pure truth and bright white, but it is located in God Himself. Scripture says in Philippians 2:5, to “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”, so we take that mindset and apply it to our lives and govern our judgment according to His leading.
The prophecy about Jesus (Isaiah 9:6-7), says that the “Government would be on His shoulders” and that only happens on earth when mankind walks in fellowship with Him. But the day is coming when He will return as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and set all things right, and every knee will bow to Him and confess that He is the Lord you and I already know Him to be.
My WIP is a fantasy series with 4 books planned and I have already completed the drafts of the first two. The underlying issues in my novels are representative of a conflict of worldviews (philosophies of world governance). These are represented as warring kingdoms who are in a tenuous balance and bid for power. There is an ancient prophecy at the core of the land that involves a “Mysterious Marker Stone”, and stolen “Dominion” crown with three Virtue Jewels that must be returned to the bezels and settings in that crown, to open a gateway in which the Prophecied King will return to rule and dispose of the Old Kingdom strongholds that have terrorized their lands of “The Mid-World”. The gateway is the portal to the High King’s Kingdom, called Excavatia, a term meaning “Hidden Kingdom” to those who still hold to the ancient belief in the promised prophecy. The man-made kingdoms are Xarmni (represented by a system blend of socialism/communism) and a brutal rule by “might make right” for the good of “the collective”. Their brother kingdom, for which they have had a lifelong feudal war, are the “Capitalians” representing commercial power unchecked, which have a more liberating approach, yet liberty without true reverence for an external truth, but yet a token nod to it. The other kingdom is a pantheistic kingdom which are called the “Half-Men”, ruled under “The Pan” who is half-man half-ram and is over twleve-feet tall, but blinded by his obsession with returning to the upper world from which he and his transformed followers of fauna/flora/fish were banished several millenia ago when they (descendants of Cain) tried to barter with Jehovah over removing the “wanderer” curse on their ancestor Cain. The MC and his group are comprised of 21 strangers pulled out of Earth time to this mysterious “Mid-World” place to participate in the Virtue stone quest to restore the crown’s jewels to bring it about. The whole story is representative of the pursuit of Lordship that begins at the point of conversion in the human soul. The oppressive kingdoms are representative of the powers, principalities, and rulers of darkness, and strongholds that beset and pull at a Christian to distract them from seeking first the Kingdom of God. This story also has supernatural creatures in it as well that are representative of what in our known world are “the unseen”.
Brian Stansell (aka O'Brian of the Surface World)
I was born in war.
Fighting from my first breath.