There are a great many things responsible for the evils in this world. There are hundreds of organizations whose sole purpose it seems is to destroy health, happiness, and freedom for mankind. One may hardly take a step without stumbling over someone who is to blame for the troubles we suffer. Just the other day in fact at a natural health conference the guest speaker, a respected lecturer and author informed the audience that there were five groups responsible for America’s ill health; she proceeded to name the FDA, the doctors, the drug companies, the fast food industry, and the government.
Now don’t take what I’m about to say the wrong way; I wholeheartedly agree with what she said; these people are to blame for our ill health. The FDA wants power, the doctors treat symptoms not causes, the drug companies want you addicted to expensive medications, fast food industries provide some of the most unhealthy food on earth, and the government, well.. they just don’t seem to care. So yes, these organizations, among others, are to blame for our nationally poor health.
I’ve addressed in other articles similar views on conspiracy theories – yes, many of them may be true. The government no doubt covers up many illegal operations which violate the freedoms guaranteed to us by the constitution. And they are to blame for the loss of freedoms in this country.
Then again there are our moral guardians, those lofty and reverend men known as ministers, who have so ridiculed and slandered the law of God as to morally debase our people to the cesspools of depravity that we as a people have become. These ministers are responsible for corrupting every decent thing that we once had, and drawing the people away from the law and truth of God. And they, more than any other group bear the blame for evils in this world…
You already knew this.
Pretty much everyone does, on one level or another. But there is a completely different side of this coin that the most radical thinker never seems to consider. You know the news; and so now I’m going to tell you.. the rest of the story.
I’m going to begin with a story. Once upon a time, there was a certain man; a man who was quite well educated in the evils of the world, and who was well versed on conspiracy theories and “radical” health ideas, who blamed the American Medical Association (AMA) for stealing our health and the government for stealing our freedoms and the ministers for stealing our values.
A man who hated these organizations quite passionately, as perhaps you do also. This man would get furious at grocery stores for never carrying whole wheat bread and organic fruits and vegetables and only stocking denatured and poisoned foods destined to create deficiencies and illnesses, and not caring who they hurt in the process, all in the name of the almighty dollar.
Then one day, this man went to Keen, Texas. Keen, for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, is a small town with a large Seventh-Day-Adventist (SDA) community. SDA’s have done much for the health food community, and to this day provide many healthy and vegetarian alternatives to what you will find in your average supermarket.
And upon entering the local branch of a national chain grocery store the man was shocked to find the shelves stocked with whole wheat bread! And candies and dainties made with whole sugars and healthy ingredients! And organic produce right there in the regular supermarket! And on this day the man understood something which set him apart from all the conspiracy theorists, anti-government separatists, and doctor-hating health food nuts. All from a loaf of bread in a supermarket.
What did the man understand that was so phenomenal? Well, the man understood that day that the grocery stores sell what people buy. They sell… what people buy.
Anti-climactic? Wait and see.
You see, all this time the man had been blaming the corporate grocery stores for supplying the people with harmful food, just like many still do today. But his thinking was all wrong. Oh, granted, as I said at the first, they shouldn’t be doing it – but they’re not the real culprits.
Because in a town where people want to buy healthy food – the stores supply it. And in towns where the populace prefers white bread to that “nasty crusty heavy whole wheat stuff”, the stores supply that instead. It’s just good business, which in a carnal society is all that can be expected.
From this point I could simply stop writing and you could spend a few moments running down these ideas to their logical conclusions and understand the more… important aspects of this concept yourself. Still, since you may perhaps be too lazy to do that I suppose I should finish it myself. So here goes.
(If you’re a doctor, don’t take this next bit personally. I speak of them as a profession. Most of them are actually well-meaning and quite deceived and don’t know that they are destroying the health of their patients with their treatments and drugs. That said…)
Doctors are evil. They make a living – an exceedingly good one – thriving off the suffering of mankind. They are ghouls who feast on the entrails of the dying hordes of mankind, jackals lapping at every last ounce of life and money that the helpless masses have left.
However, Doctors are not really the ones to blame for this. Because when it comes right down to it, they are only selling what people want to buy. And what people want to buy is someone to take the responsibility away from them.
You see, health is only a matter of obeying the laws God meant your body to live by. Don’t hit your thumb with a hammer and it won’t hurt. Don’t jump off a cliff and you won’t end up a pancake. And on a more subtle but no less real level, don’t live off denatured foods and you won’t end up with terminal diseases in the prime of your life.
But that puts the blame back on the person who is sick – as if it is their fault that they are sick. And no one likes to be told they are responsible for their problems, and that they only got what was coming to them. They much prefer to be told that it is God, or Satan, or the influenza bug, or cancer, or what-have-you that is to blame for their ills. And Medical doctors fill this niche in society.
They exist to find ways to blame bacteria, society, viruses, “design flaws” in your body like the appendix, and ANYTHING else they can find for YOUR MISTAKES! And people WANT this! They WANT to be told that it isn’t their fault they’re sick! They want to take a pill and get better, all the while continuing to do the things that caused it in the first place!
So I ask you… which is the evil here? The doctors who try to cover up symptoms of man’s own sins against his body… or the people who demand that a doctor cover up those sins? Certainly it is wrong to fulfill that evil purpose, but is not the root of the problem those people who want him to do it?
We all too often think of “the people” as a downtrodden group of innocents, oppressed by giant corporations bent on obtaining one more dollar at any cost… but the fact remains that if the people didn’t want to buy drugs, fast food and doctors… there wouldn’t be any. Which means that in all fairness, the people to blame for our ill health are not the AMA, FDA or the CIA, and not the KFC or IHOP or any other group of letters… the people to blame for the people’s ill health is the people. These organizations are only selling what people insist on buying.
And if, by some miracle, every fast food joint disappeared and the grocery stores all were filled to the brim with only healthy food, the PEOPLE would riot and demand white macaroni and cheese and Big Macs and Coca-colas! Because that is what they WANT!
So if you want to hate someone for the ill health of the nation, hate the people in it, for THEY bear the blame! A people who won’t take personal responsibility for their health doesn’t deserve health!
But all of this is just by way of introduction to my main point. Church people. And you probably already know what I’m going to say by now, so I won’t beat around the bush; it is not the ministers who are to blame for our society’s moral ills. Oh, sure, they’re wrong to do what they’ve done, and God IS mad at them, and they WILL receive their just reward in due time, but they aren’t REALLY the ones to blame, because once again… they’re just selling what people want to buy. And just as in the area of health, people want to buy someone who will take the responsibility off of them.
Up until now this article has relied on reasoning to prove it’s point, but now at last we are in a realm in which I can refer to a higher authority. For the Bible shows clearly that it isn’t the evil leaders who are to blame for the corruption of society, but the people themselves. You, and your family and friends are the ones who WANT society to be as it is. You WANT your church to be sin-riddled. And I can prove it.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, that they might be saved. And for THIS CAUSE God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Notice that the CAUSE that God sent them a strong delusion. He gave it to them because they did not LOVE the truth, but LOVED unrighteousness! And so God takes these people and deceives them by sending them people like Diotrephes (3 John 1:9) and Hymenaeus and Philetus (2 Timothy 2:17), and for those of you who were a part of Worldwide Church of God, men like Joseph Tkach. These men were all evil, yes. They all were used to destroy the church of God. But are they really the ones to blame?
Should we not instead blame those who followed them – those who were deceived by them into believing that the law was done away or that God was a trinity, because they DIDN’T LOVE THE TRUTH, and WANTED to believe that the law was done away and be freed from that cage the true God had locked them into with His commandments!
Luke 17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
Again, don’t get the idea that I’m excusing these men for their obviously evil acts – but let’s get some perspective here. The true blame falls on the shoulders of the populace, not on the shoulders of the ruler – for righteous people cannot be ruled or coerced by an evil ruler. Don’t believe me? Let’s check out a case in point…
2 Chronicles 30:21-27 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, singing with loud instruments unto the LORD. … And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness. … So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem. Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.
This describes a feast where the people were so happy that they kept the feast an extra seven days! And when the feast was over (Chapter 31) the people went around and broke down the idols and images around Israel and Judah, the priesthood was reestablished, and God was with the assembly and they all served God with their whole heart.
And Hezekiah was a good king all the days of his life. And the people followed him in doing righteousness. Then along comes Hezekiah’s son Manasseh, and right away the people flip flop and serve Baal!
2 Chronicles 33:9-10 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel. And the LORD spake to Manasseh, AND TO HIS PEOPLE: but they would not hearken.
Notice carefully that God spoke not just to the leader, Manasseh, who was one of those “by whom offences come”, as I mentioned earlier, but God also spoke to the PEOPLE – and they wouldn’t listen either! Remember, these are the SAME people who had been at that feast of Hezekiah’s a scant 30 years before! These same people had rejoiced and kept the feast an extra seven days and helped Hezekiah DESTROY the idols and images and now they were sacrificing their children to Moloch!
What can we learn from this? That these people didn’t LOVE the truth. They were deceived by Manasseh because deep down, when they really got to know Him, they didn’t like God! And so yes, Manasseh bears his portion of the blame for this, but the TRUE villians – the REAL culprits are the PEOPLE who WANTED IT THAT WAY! Don’t believe me? The Bible says so in plain English!
Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; AND MY PEOPLE LOVE TO HAVE IT SO: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
The prophets preach LIES, that the law is done away, AND THE PEOPLE LIKE IT! And the priests siphon the money out of the people like our modern televangelists do, and OUR PEOPLE LIKE IT! Because by giving money to some charlatan on TV in God’s name, they BUY freedom from responsibility, and that is the one commodity that carnal man CHERISHES ABOVE ALL OTHERS!
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to THEMSELVES teachers, having itching ears;
It is the PEOPLE who gathered themselves together around Simon Magus, Joe Tkach, Hymenaeus, Manasseh, and for that matter Satan the Devil himself! The people LIKE to hear that they are not responsible for their own sins, and that God understands! They LIKE to hear that they didn’t make themselves sick, they just caught a virus and taking a pill will make them better! They LIKE to hear that the law is done away, and they will BUY it from anyone selling it!
So yes; blame the evil pastors and doctors and government officials for their crimes; but keep in mind that GOD’S PEOPLE LOVE TO HAVE IT SO! And it is THOSE people, the entire population of the churches and indeed, the entire nation who have CREATED this society and who LOVE it, even if they do complain about a few minor things they don’t like about it, THEY WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY!
And so these preachers, presidents, companies and corporations are only a SYMPTOM of the ills in our society! They, like your headache, while unpleasant, are only the EXPRESSION of the much deeper cause, which is that MAN LIKES EVIL AND HATES GOD! And until that EVIL is rooted out at it’s source and eliminated for good, you will never be able to fully suppress the symptoms of an evil people!
And now you know… the REST of the story!