In Part I of “Remove the Blinders and Accept the Truth,” three possible godly plagues on America were discussed. In Part II, possible plagues 4-6 are discussed. They are as follows:
Plague 4: Useless Antibiotics: Over fifty years ago, many different types of antibiotics were developed to combat a myriad of infections that attacked the human body. However, with the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, it is likely that many of the current antibiotics will become useless. In fact, there are many types of bacteria that are resistant to all types of antibiotics. According to Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO director for Europe, in a article written by Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent, for The Telegraph entitled “Superbugs threaten to render antibiotics useless, warns WHO,”
The overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which is leading to unprecedented levels of resistance, and a lack of development of new drugs means we could see current treatments become useless.
Already 25,000 people die each year from superbugs in Europe and there are a number of bacteria which are now resistant to all drugs.
That figure will increase to ever greater numbers unless new more powerful antibiotics are developed and we stop overusing antibiotics.
Antibiotics are a precious discovery, but we take them for granted, overuse and misuse them.
There are now superbugs that do not respond to any drug.
Ultimately, as a result of this report, it is scary to think that the medicines that humans have depended on for years to keep them alive might not be as successful in the future, which basically means the deaths of many people who would have be cured of their infections when the antibiotics were first developed. However, could this uselessness of many antibiotics actually be a plague from God instead of overusing or misusing antibiotics? Of course, since it was God who gave mankind the ability to develop antibiotics, it is just as likely that He could stay the usefulness of all antibiotic drugs in order to get humans to turn from their wicked and rebellious ways. If they refuse to glorify and worship Him, the mortality rate in the United States and around the world could drastically increase, simply because antibiotics no longer fight against infection. Just imagine having to fight flesh-eating bacteria without the proper antibiotics. Therefore, Americans need to take their blinders off and accept that God is attempting to get their attention in a way similar to the death of the first born in ancient Egypt.
Plague 5: Chaotic Public Schools: The birthplace of America’s public schools was in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1647. The actual governmental act that initiated public schools was the Ole Deluder Satan Act. When towns reached 50 families, a teacher had to be hired to teach children how to read and write. But, when a town reached 100 families, it had to start a grammar school in order to prepare children for college. Ultimately, the main purpose of the act was to prepare children to be able to read the Holy Scriptures. However, today the public schools in Massachusetts and throughout the United States prohibit prayer and Bible-reading in the very system that was founded on Christian Biblical principles. Inevitably, public schools have joined the “political correct, don’t offend anyone” bandwagon. As a result, public schools in America have become drug-infested, unsafe, immoral pits of abomination where chaos has replaced the safe havens of learning from many years ago. This is the reason that America’s educational system is failing the current generation of students in the United States.
Let’s look at some examples that took place in public high schools in 1958 versus 2012.
Jack goes duck hunting before school and then pulls into the
school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack.
1958 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun,
goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2012 – School goes into lock down, FBI called,
Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again.
Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1958 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark
shake hands and end up buddies.
2012 – Police called and SWAT team arrives –they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a
whipping with his belt.
1958 – Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college
and becomes a successful businessman.
2012- Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse, Billy is removed to foster
care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy’s sister
that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.
Billy’s mom has an affair with the psychologist.
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1958 – Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
2012- The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations.
His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.
Pedro fails high school English.
1958 – Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2012 – Pedro’s cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally
explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU
files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro’s English teacher.
English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway.
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July,
puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
1958 – Ants die.
2012 – ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is
charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents -
and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated.
Johnny’s dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.
He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1958 – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2012 – Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.
She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy. (http://godfatherpolitics.com)
Could it be that God has plagued America’s public school system for the sins of America? In fact, America’s public schools have spent untold billions of dollars on education, but the achievement of public school students at large is one of the lowest in the world. When God was asked to leave America’s public schools, He left, but He then permitted the federal government to basically take control of them, which is basically a secular humanistic approach that dictates to states and local governments how they can run their own schools. This is what normally happens when people rebel against God, He puts them under subjection of their leaders who brag that their nation is no longer a Christian nation. Needless to say, when a nation turns its back on God, He always has a way to get that nation’s attention. The public schools are just one sad example of what happens when God leaves an institution and then sends chaos and confusion to replace His peace, joy, and love, which is a prerequisite to have a safe and manageable learning environment where students can fully apply their academic skills and abilities. Therefore, Americans need to remove their blinders and accept the truth that God has possibly cursed the public school systems in America.
Plague 6: Reprobate Mind: In Romans 1:28, the Apostle Paul discusses that people would be turned over to a reprobate mind if they turned their backs against God. It states, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” A reprobate means one who fails the test and is rejected, one whom God has rejected. He rejects for being impure, not meeting his standards. (Jeremiah 6:30) When God gives the sinner over to a reprobate mind, three things happen. In the first place, this sinner becomes filled with all manner of unrighteousness, such as fornication,wickedness, covetousness, and maliciousness. Being so filled with unrighteousness, he becomes filled with all vices, such as envy, murder, deceit, and malignity. The final result is that he begins to act. When God gives men over to a reprobate mind, they become whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, etc. (Test All Things.Com) As a result, the reprobate, according to II Peter 2:9-22, performs sinful actions on a regular basis. Some of these sinful actions are:
Despise authority without fear
Pride and arrogance
Scoffers of things not understood
Love to indulge in evil in the daylight
Delight in deception, even as they fellowship
Commit adultery with their eyes, desire for sin- never satisfied
Lure unstable people to sin, well trained in greed
Love to earn money in doing wrong
Braggers and Boasters
Use sex to lure to sin
Slave to whatever controls them (TBM Online.Forum)
Therefore, Americans need to remove their blinders and accept the truth that many Americans are being guided by a reprobate mind. Of course, this reprobate mind is responsible for America turning into an apostate nation that once loved God. In fact, America’s Founding Fathers were god-fearing men. But, Americans of all social economic levels have turned from God and are living lives that have caused God to curse a nation that was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. As a result, the United States government has sanctioned abortion and homosexuality as the new normal. Many new television programs and movies are promoting the new normal, too. Unfortunately, NBC has a new fall comedy called “The New Normal.” It features Georgia King as Goldie, a single mom who wants to give her daughter a better life, so she signs on to be a surrogate for a gay couple who wants to have a child. However, the new normal, as promoted by the government and Hollywood, will take a once proud and mighty nation to a state of meager existence and eventually to total collapse, just as it did with many ancient empires, specifically the Roman Empire.