By Coach Dave Daubenmire
Americans are in a fog. I don’t have any other way of explaining what is going on. For the most part, otherwise sensible thinking people cannot put two and two together and come up with four.
They are in a fog; as if the sky was raining down marijuana smoke on us. Pot smokers call it being “stoned”, and “stoners” is the term they use to describe those who live in a constant pot-induced haze. Has there ever been a time in America when “common sense” was so uncommon?
I’m telling you, it is as if all America is living in a Purple Haze. Jimi Hendrix made that phrase popular back in the 60’s when referring to the drugged condition that caused users to live in a fog. LSD guru Timothy Leary promoted the condition as “turn on, tune in, and drop out.”
It reminds me of the old saw about a man on the street interview where the interviewer asked a young man what the two biggest problems facing this nation were. “I don’t know and I don’t care” was his honest response.
Unfortunately, these are still the two biggest problems facing America. God-fearing Americans, in particular, are living in an apathetic haze. Confusion reigns. Satan is the author of confusion. At no time in my lifetime have so many cared so little about so much. Or perhaps it would be best to phrase it this way: at no time have they cared so much about so little. The only thing they care about is what they care about. But what they choose to care about is so insignificant to what really matters.
I have been hitting the Tea Party circuit recently as an invited speaker. God has gifted me with the ability to speak what should be the obvious in a way that can be easily understood. I had another such event last night.
The Tea Party is made up, for the most part, of what I call the gray-hair brigade. They are the group of rapidly aging Baby-Boomers who were drawn into the political battle mainly out of fear of losing their retirement and pension income.
These are the children of the “Greatest Generation” who spent some of the best years of their lives turning on, tuning in, and dropping out. But now that their minds have begun to clear and they can see the sun setting on their lives, they understand what we are allowing to be frittered away.
But the sad truth is that for much of their lives they were only focused on themselves and the ones they loved. They bought into the lie, as we all did, that “if it feels good, do it.” And they did. But now, as they shuffle into the twilight of their days, they realize that much of what they invested their lives into, has stolen the hope of their “golden years.” The “eat, drink, and be merry” approach to life they were encouraged to live has left them facing a future full of hunger, thirst, and anxiety.
One particularly concerned granny approached me after my talk last night and asked me in desperation, “Coach, what will it take to awaken people? It is as if everyone is asleep.”
Turn on, tune in, and drop out. Apathy has consequences.
What if God is the one doing it? What if God is the one who is allowing the “spiritual” haze to shroud the people? What if the “I don’t know and I don’t care” attitude is a judgment of God on America?
“…because they received not the love of the truth that might all be saved. And for this cause God will send them strong delusion that they will believe a lie; That they all might be damned who believe no the truth but have pleasure in unrighteousness.”2 Thess 2:10-12
Americans love lies. Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil. The truth makes us uncomfortable. Lies make us feel good. We have been deluded.
Look around and you’ll see what I mean. Just have a conversation with the average Christian.
What should we do about the slaughter of unborn children? What should we do about the lawlessness of our government? What should we do about the looming financial crisis that is right around the corner? What should we do about the assault on Christian speech in America? What should we do about the radical homosexual agenda and the indoctrination of our children in our schools? What should we do about the slaughter of our Christian brothers in the Middle East?
What, me worry? I don’t know and I don’t care. Jesus has it all under control.
The judgment of God is upon America, my friends. The judgment isn’t coming, it’s already here. Need evidence? Millions of Evangelicals don’t even vote. Those that do, think you are in the will of God when you elect Satan’s seed to positions of authority. They can’t even see their own folly.
It’s time for you to become a truth-teller. Shake off the yoke of political correctness, because truth is the only thing that will clear the haze.
Let me conclude with a few simple questions directed especially at Believers.
If you see evil flourishing are you called to oppose it or accept it? If someone is lying to your children are you to oppose it or pay for it? Silence is consent.
Some Christians believe that God is going to pull us out of here BEFORE the SHTF (Stuff Hits The Fan). Like a good parent, He is going to come and clean up the mess that we have made in our nation. Despite all of the warnings in scripture, we have not been moved to action. All of the end-time prophecies should spur us to action, not cause us to sit on our butts like a Jimi Hendrix inspired stoner.
Is it possible that the truth is about to hit America smack in the face? Is it possible that the calamity you thought you would never see is at our door? Is it possible that God will hold us to account for our apathy towards evil? Is it possible that our grand-kids are destined to live in bondage?
Oh…I understand. You don’t know and you don’t care as long as there is peace in our time.
Will the fog ever lift? Only the truth can set us free.