For the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at the geopolitical situation. An ascendant Russia, ready to assert its prerogatives together with an America in seeming retreat has left of power vacuum in the Middle East, created the need for certain swing countries to scramble for security and allowed the tensions to build to where small incidents and miscalculations could result in war involving nuclear powers. Today we’ll take a little different tack. We’ll talk about ‘Truth’ and control and how those two concepts feed into the creation of the Antichrist System. Tyranny
‘TRUTH’ & TYRANNY
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” (John 8:31-32) (ESV)
It was proven in the last century. If you CONTROL THE ‘TRUTH’….YOU CONTROL THE PEOPLE. The lies of Nazism, fed and sustained the German culture to the point where a once-Christian society acquiesced and even cooperated in the murder of millions. [And yes, we know that the table had been set by a Church steeped in anti-Semitism and fed by their own lie – that the Jews alone were responsible for the murder of the Messiah – and because of that the Church had supplanted Israel with regard to God’s promises.] Elsewhere, the lies of Communism infected the likes of the Soviet Union, China and Cambodia resulting in an even greater death toll. The fact is, you can get the people to do almost anything, if they believe in it enough. And we are all faced with a choice; to believe God, the source of all Truth – or to accept the lie of the Enemy – and choose to create our own ‘Truth’. In this run-up to the End of Days that we’re living through we must remember this one thing. The Antichrist System that is being created and the “man of sin” that will run it – are both products of the Devil himself. Jesus described his character when to speaking some Pharisees that were coming against Him and the Truth He was bringing. “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” Jesus’ next sentence is a sad indictment on both His time and ours. “But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.” (John 8:44 & 45) (ESV) One concept to keep in mind: Our perception of Truth is influenced to a great degree by the flow of information. That is what the Serpent did in the Garden. He altered the flow of information to Eve, twisting it into something it wasn’t. So we live today in a world where information is plentiful ……. And Truth is quite rare indeed.
So let me start with a story. My daughter was approached at school by one of her classmates. She knew him hardly at all. But he starts: “So is your father a reverend?” My daughter is somewhat startled. “Yes, I think so.” “Yes, the Reverend Robert B Palaszewski, I believe.” He pronounced perfectly. He added, “Your father’s bald, isn’t he.” Then, with my daughter’s mouth still open: “And your grandmother passed away this summer, didn’t she.” And he had nailed that one too. There may have been more, I’m not sure. But what this junior in high school did – which a few years ago would have required some pretty nifty detective work – was actually quite easy to accomplish today. I googled my daughter’s name and duplicated the feat with just a couple of clicks. We’ve become used to the fact that our lives are an open book. And ‘They’ can know anything about us – any time ‘They’ want to. It’s a scary prospect but we’ve learned – if not to be comfortable – to at least live with it. And their reach is expanding all the time.
Here’s a bit of a Forbes article by Bruce Schneier that reveals where this is all heading. “ID checks were a common response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, but they’ll soon be obsolete. You won’t have to show your ID, because you’ll be identified automatically. A security camera will capture your face, and it’ll be matched with your name and a whole lot of other information besides. Welcome to the world of automatic facial recognition. Those who have access to databases of identified photos will have the power to identify us. Yes, it’ll enable some amazing personalized services; but it’ll also enable whole new levels of surveillance. The underlying technologies are being developed today, and there are currently no rules limiting their use. Walk by a policeman, and she will know your name, address, criminal record, and with whom you routinely are seen.”[i] Then there are the license plate scanning devices that perform hundreds of millions of scans every month. In the process they capture the time, date and location of vehicles, saving them to a data base that is coveted by repo-companies, banks and law enforcement agencies.[ii] Then there’s the area of behavior-predictive technologies. I’ll just share this headline from Sputnik News. “Revolutionary ‘Psychic Robot’ Knows What You’re Doing Before You Do :Robots that can read minds.”[iii] Now what we’ve been talking about up to now can be viewed as the passive side of the coin. But there is yet a more sinister aspect in which technology combines with media control to influence or even dictate our opinions, our politics and even our theology.
The War On Truth
There is at the heart of the matter, a very real effort to redefine truth. And in some cases they’re not hiding the fact at all. Take for instance Google, which is working right now on an algorithm that will in effect define truth for its users. Here’s part of the story as carried by Natural News. “The search engine giant is reportedly pioneering a new search algorithm that will tailor search results not based on popularity or accuracy, but rather on what Google itself deems to be truthful or untruthful. The world’s new ‘Ministry of Truth’, Google believes that screening and censoring information requested by its users will help avoid ‘websites full of misinformation’ from showing up at the top of the search list…. By sorting through the actual content of websites to determine whether or not they fit the official narrative for the particular idea or concept presented, the Knowledge Vault will act as a type of knowledge gatekeeper in censoring out information and content deemed to be ‘false.’…. What you’re actually searching for is irrelevant: Google will tell you what it wants you to know.”[iv] So they’re going to tell us what to believe. And though we may resist it – over a relatively short period of time – ‘They’ will succeed in influencing a generation; molding them into their way of thinking. [For instance, that is exactly what happened on the issue of gay rights and gay marriage – buy using the education system and the media.]
It is not just Google. Other culturally relevant technologies are operating from the same playbook. ANP reports that YouTube has instituted new policies that undermine the content of the alternative news sources using their service to report what the mainstream media will not. New terms of service say that “you can’t do videos about sensitive issues like war ,conditions of human rights violation overseas ,anything dealing with natural disasters or government conspiracy … If you attempt to do so in anyone flags it , they remove your video and if YouTube doesn’t like it they simply remove the funding that you might’ve gotten from AdSense.” Then there’s Facebook which is gaining a reputation for censoring views with which it does not agree. It censored this image for “violating community standards.” ANP reports that it has also censored “censored shares of an article regarding a federal bill aiming to ban GMO food labeling, as reported by InfoWars ….[and] news of Planned Parenthood’s organ trafficking.”[v]
This censorship is not just an American phenomenon. France’s top weatherman was recently removed from the air after he published a book questioning climate change.[vi] Finally, there’s this from the world of science. Here’s the headline found in Stream. “Scientists Claim Zapping Brains with Magnets Can Treat Belief in God.” (Like it’s some kind of disease!) The research showed up in a scientific journal with the snappy title: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience – and the paper was called: Neuromodulation of group prejudice and religious belief. (And in the process of its writing ) One report puts it thusly: It “claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants.”[vii] Britain’s Express describes the process like this: “ATTITUDES towards God and immigrants can be changed by beaming magnetic waves into the brain.”[viii] (Whew! Now they can cure this whole God-thing and make the rest of this censorship unnecessary.) So as for TRUTH – It’s slowly leaving the planet. Lucky we know who wins in the end. Of such attempts to break the bonds of the ultimate TRUTH, Christ Himself, the psalmist writes: “He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.” (Psalm 2:4) (ESV) “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.” (Psalm 145:13) (ESV)
[i] Bruce Schneier, The Era of Automatic Facial Recognition and Surveillance Is Here, Forbes, September 29, 2015
[ii] A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America, powered by the repo industry, Beta Boston, March 5, 2014
[iii] Revolutionary ‘Psychic Robot’ Knows What You’re Doing Before You Do :Robots that can read minds, Sputnik News,
[iv] Jonathan Benson, Google degenerates into Ministry of Truth; all knowledge must now be pre-approved by search algorithm,
Natural News, October 14, 2015
[v] Susan Duclos, News That Is Not Washington Approved Being Censored!, All News Pipeline, October 8, 2015
[vi]France’s top weatherman sparks storm over book questioning climate change, London Telegraph (UK), October 14, 2015
[vii] William Briggs, Scientists Claim Zapping Brains with Magnets Can Treat Belief in God, Stream, October 15, 2015
[viii] Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God – with MAGNETS, Express (UK), October 15, 2015