Saturday, January 16, 2010

You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie...

I just came across the most interesting 'deja vu' tidbit in one of our publications about the atheist/secular viewpoint of Christianity and religion (which caught me by surprise), because I read it in one of the older books, Vindication Vol. 1 (which is a discussion of Ezekiel chapters 1-24)...released in 1931. But Brother Rutherford really nailed the situation (which is going on right now) although he wrote it almost 80 years ago.

First let me give a backdrop...
-This part of the book elaborates on Ezekiel chpt 16, which speaks about a harlot whose lust is so insatiable, that she actually pays men to commit acts of prostitution with her, instead of the other way around. She bribes her political and commerical "lovers" to commit fornication with her (symbolically) but later, they turn around and strip her naked, exposing her lewd wickedness for all to see. Which is almost identical to the account at Revelation 17:16, 17, about the harlot (Babylon the Great) riding the wildbeast (ruling world powers/"kings of the earth") when they also suddenly decide to attack her, because they're sick and tired of her 'riding them' ... Ok, so with that in mind, now read this next part from the book...

"...The agnostic, the atheist, and the sarcastic put "Christianity" and all heathen [pagan] religions in the same class, and therefore use the proverb: "As is the mother, so is the daughter." In other words, 'the mother was a harlot and the daughter is likewise. They are all bad...'
These do not discern the difference between "organized Christianity" [Christendom]... and the true teachings of Christ Jesus and his apostles. The atheist and those in that class observe that "organized Christianity" is even worse than the acknowledged heathen [pagan] religions, because in Christendom there is a greater degree of intelligence. Therefore they put true Christianity in a class with heathenism and "organized Christianity" so called, and make war against the true as well as the false."

(I've noticed this alot lately...that there seems to be an extreme unwillingness or inability to differentiate between the good and the bad, or the true and the false, in this regard.)