“Be very careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5, 15-16)
This the way that almost two thousand years ago the holly apostle Paul was warning the Christians of the licentious, atheistic town Ephesus. And he warns the Christians of the town Corinth to live according to their high rank. “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2. Corinthians 6,14). And with the words of God`s prophet Isaiah he invites them to separate themselves from their sinful surroundings. “Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2. Corinthians 6,17-18)
The Apostle`s time was filled with sins, and every time is like that; but it seems to me that this time, in which we spend our earthly days from the edges of our lives, is burdened with sin more than any time ever since. Who went to God`s judgment 2-3 decades ago, he could, the lucky one, die not knowing about all pestilences and the things undone which were vomited into our days by the muddy flood of Sodom.
It was believed that every time is eschatological. “Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.” (John 5, 25) says the holly apostle John, again, almost two thousand years ago. ”And it has already become.” From God`s point, from the prospective of eternity, that moment was lasting, lasts and is going to last. But when we open God`s Book and carefully read chapter 24 of the Mathew`s Gospel, we see that the moment of God`s settling accounts with His creation inevitably approaches. Many conditions for the Second arrival of Christ are accomplished; the glass of God`s anger (Revelation 14, 10) is filled up and starts overflowing. “It is time for Lord to work; they put down your law.” (Psalms 119, 126)
The most obvious characteristic of this unlucky time I see in the fact marked by Mathew the Gospelist as love cooling. “And because the lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will cool down,” (Mathew 24, 12) he says. All this misunderstandings, imposed to us by life, have come out of heartless non-love. Post-Christian civilization is the time when death overpowers life. Enormous, incomprehensible means are invested in death. Death, in all its aspects and appearances has been advertised, spread out and imposed. Worst of all, those people for which we believe, and therefore we choose them to rule on our behalf, to protect and represent us, they can be the heads and leaders of lawlessness; they are often the means in someone`s claws – demon`s claws for sure – to make the lawlessness lawful and make barriers against God`s Law and His holy will.
And it will be the theme of this article. Namely, how we, the Christians, to cope with all this and which way to go; which answers to give to the questions that merciless reality is putting on us?
The Word of God, Holy Scripture, is not a set of questions and answers, arranged together according the ordinal numbers. But Holy Scripture, seen in its completeness, gives us the answers to all the questions and directs us clearly to the way which God can be reached.
Everything started when the man took over in his hands from God`s hands to judge and arrange things which are out of his power and jurisdiction. The man put himself on God`s throne and now he judges and interferes with God`s things.
And it was not like that and it should not become like this. ”Lord is righteous judge” (Psalm 7, 11) he was, is and will be.
How did it happen that man rose against his Creator?
In the beginning Lord gave to the best among men the right to judge the people`s litigations and disputes in His name. Moses says that people come to him to ask God through him. “ Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.” (2. Moses 18, 15-16) But very soon Moses` head became full of disputes and litigations, and therefore his father in law told him this: “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him. Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.” (2. Moses 18, 17-22)
Moses did it so. And from that time the Israelites had honest and God-fearing people to solve their small disputes. The holy man of God, Samuel, is separated from the plead of many. He judged the Israelites whole his life. “When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders. But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice. So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him: You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead[b] us, such as all the other nations have.
But when they said: Give us a king to lead us. This displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.“ (1. Samuel 8, 1-7)
Here is the clearing up of the fact how the earthly judges, stepping over the Law of the lawmaker, from day to day, from case to case, bring the decisions which are fighting God and against God. How painful is my soul because of this, and therefore wanted it or not I am in touch with actual events. It has not still happened that the judges of this foolish world-and especially of the supreme courts-brought at least one decision which is on the line and in accordance with God`s Law. In other words, when God- fighters of all kinds and profiles want to step over and challenge a supposition of God`s Law, they know and they count on it, that the earthly judges court, and especially the supreme court, will be on their side and bring the decision on their behalf. And their most often argument is: freedom. My freedom from all and from everyone, and from God before everything.
And we the Christians, “the silent majority”, watch blankly how the atheists with their freedom make our freedom more and more narrow and restricted. With its noise and shouting they managed to establish themselves, to be accounted, about their opinion is very much taken care. “It is ironic that those who today assert a right to kill the unborn, aged and disabled and also a right to engage in immoral sexual practices, and even a right to have relationships integrated around these practices be recognized and blessed by law—such persons claiming these “rights” are very often in the vanguard of those who would trample upon the freedom of others to express their religious and moral commitments to the sanctity of life and to the dignity of marriage as the
conjugal union of husband and wife.” (Manhattan Declaration)
The demolition of God`s Law started long time ago, and I follow it ever since they attacked the prayer before lecturing at schools. The Lord`s Prayer, Our Father, “violates their freedom” and offenses their non-Christian, atheistic feelings.
In all attacks against religion, the Christian religion before all, the argument of separation of Church and state is used. My belief is that this principle is strictly and rigidly carried out when Christianity is in question; everything else is tolerated and encouraged, from yoga and Buddhism to Halloween witchcraft and whatsoever, God forbids, crudeness. Being a priest, I cannot come to a school to tell the children about Orthodoxy; a witch can come-and she is welcome-to poison the souls of our children with her skills.
As if the atheism itself is not a religion. If we, the believers, were devoted in our faith as much as they are persistent in their atheism, this would not have happened. Everywhere in the West the Lord`s Prayer is forbidden by the law; the Muslims seek, they are getting and they will get the space for witnessing and practicing their faith.
In America, the battle for throwing God out of the system of education lasted more than 10 years. From court to court it went, until the final and irrevocable sentence that the school in its purpose is secular.
The court of Ontario passed the judgment that the Lord`s Prayer is opposing the famous human rights. The same happened in British Columbia, and ,eventually, around whole Canada.
In all the cases when the Law of God was put on trial in Canada, the Declaration on Human Rights was used, and always against and to the detriment of the Law of God.
This is the time of death and futility. Water melons without seed; grapes without seed, and so on. From there come the great efforts for fruitless and futile human relationships.
So called “the same sex relationships”-homosexual and lesbian – fit perfectly in this scheme of futility. These are relationships without seed and fruit. The demon of futility has put an alleged worry for mankind in the souls of the bricklayers of the world without God or the builders of the world turned against God. They seize from All-holder`s hands His complete creation to shake it and rule over it. So, they say there are too many “ruminants” on the planet Earth; there will not be enough food, water, air, and everything else: therefore this number of “ruminants” should be decreased by all means: wars, illnesses and vaccines.
In the last decade or two, more than in all previous centuries, they succeeded in their intention. They have been working slowly but persistently on making laws in which they sanctioned the same sex relationships, and recently, very fast and always with the same story of “protecting human rights” they succeeded to rise those relationships on the level of matrimonies, and above them.
The same sex marriages are recognized in Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, South Africa, Massachusetts in USA, and somewhere else, but mostly in the countries that used to be Christian. In 2003, in China, when this issue was discussed in the Parliament, only about 30 voices were needed so that it could be said that it raised its voice “democratically” and “freely” In the period between 2003 and 2005, the Supreme courts of nine Canadian provinces were voting in their jurisdiction that the ban of the same sex marriages is in violation of the constitution. Finally, on 20th July Canadian Parliament brought The civil matrimony law, with which the same sex marriage was made equal on the national level with the existing marriage of different sexes individuals. (Wikipedia) I remember that the actual Prime minister, the Liberal Martin, prevented the Liberal party representatives to vote according to their conscious, and held up the whole Parliament and deprived all the representatives of their summer holiday as if it were the war situation, God forbids.
“Canada is the only state where the law does not demand that the persons to be married are the citizens of Canada, and therefore a great number of the same sex partners got married in Canada, no matter if their marriage is recognized in their countries. In fact, these marriages were used in two cases as a base for influence on law application in other countries: in Ireland and Israel.” (Wikipedia)
One must not neglect at all the role and influence of media in all these law changes. As soon as an issue becomes actual, when an attack on a word of God`s Law occurs, the media emerge to make noise, and pull out of the right and left sleeve some statistics to “prove” that people supports and blesses the issue “completely” and “cordially”, “democratically” and “in an enlightened manner”. To be or not to be is people`s concern and problem. Celebrities emerge like jokers to give statements and support. But not even accidentally an opposing voice can be heard. It is called “the freedom of speech.” That is why Brad Pit says that he is going to marry Angelina Jolly “when law permits to everybody who wants to get married.” (Wikipedia) In the part 10 of the “Simpson” serial, Homer Simpson becomes a priest in order to wed homosexuals in Springfield. And in the part 13 of a serial of theirs, Michael Novotny and Ben Bruckner, escorted by his son, close friends and Michael`s mother, go to Toronto to get married. (Wikipedia)
On the one hand, Hollywood seedless and fruitless idea of a marriage as a romantic satisfaction of passion and lust is projected into children`s mind. On the other hand, a marriage is shown as a fighting ring where the spouses fight to win over and subordinate each other. There are no children in those ideas; they do not fit into the idea of freedom and debauchery. And if there are some, they are shown as victims and sufferers.
I have heard that the teenage girls at schools are given some dolls which, allegedly, imitate life; so they cry every couple of hours day and night. Then they ask the children about their experience. The girls, whose faces are still wet with their mother`s milk, are unanimous that the idea of getting married and having children does not struck their mind. Children are difficult and unbearable, they say. A lifeless doll and under heart conceived and born child are made equal.
And again, the evil demon is satisfied. It is only important that there are no children; and if carelessly and blind by lust, and against the pills before, during and after, the innocent creature should be conceived – kill him in the womb, mercilessly.
And even when young people make a relationship, they do not want to have children mostly out of egoism.
Unfortunately, the state of Serbia, lagged behind and regressing more and more, excels in that futility. I do not want my words to be one-sided, but I must express my belief, no matter how “incorrect” it is politically: young female Serbs, unfortunately, do not fit into the historic moment. Some statistics tells us that even in those dying Serbian villages there are tough, strong boys who are idle drunkards; they are still single, although they are already grey-headed or bold. Young Serbian girls do not want to marry farmers, to be housewives. They prefer to wander through asphalt city streets and clean other peoples` bathrooms for a few coins.
Villages have died out; some of them still endures and exist barely. Children`s joy died, their noise cannot be heard at Serbian schools. One marriage does not produce a whole child. And if a human life is even conceived in the womb of a (non)mother, she just pops out to the doctor`s, the killer, to be “cleaned up”, as if she were going to her neighbor`s to have her hair done. And the court of Serbian judges made it legal the killing of the most innocent human beings.
The Earthly judges are in session, paid by the governments, in Hague and somewhere else, and argue in vain about genocide and crimes against humanity, but on the other side the killing of millions of most innocent and most helpless beings is supported, encouraged and, let me not say, imposed.
They often put us the Serbs among the world`s criminals and cutthroats. The genocide nation, and that is it! They get upset and they mention some places and some events, but they do not put on our account our shameful record, that in the state of Serbia on one born child, we have five unborn children killed. In 2002 in Serbia, “the wrinkled old woman”, 102 785 persons died and 78. 101 babies were born. In just one year, Serbia lost one whole town.
You, my Lord, defend us, fight our battles, and we shall kill ourselves zealously.