It is difficult to ascertain with certainty who first said “There is none as blind as him that will not see,” but it is the question about the question that should have everybody asking the question – who with two perfectly good eyes would not want to see?
Without any hint of facetiousness; today we may answer with one word: America.
The great King Solomon said “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (Pr 29: 18)
Vision is not something that is conjured, it is something offered by God in the case of both individuals and nations. Real vision points toward God himself first and secondly toward his will. Every time someone says “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” do they expect that God would actually not reveal what his will is. Would he leave it up to us to decide? Is yielding to the imagined fickle finger of fate the alternative to hearing directly from a God who said that in these last times he has spoken to us all through his Son? (Heb 1: 2)
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Vision has a history in our world. It is easy to see why in these times we simply refuse to see. Here is the breakdown in all of its blaring simplicity.
A) Vision abounds and men are delighted to receive it.
B) No vision can be found because no one wants to see.
C) A false vision is infused into our thinking because we refuse a correct vision
Ancient Israel, modern Christianity and nations are slaves to human nature and thereby they all produce the same pattern. It is God first and foremost, and then comes self-absorption, preoccupation and distraction which lead to rebellion and finally total independence from God. Unfortunately what follows is always death and destruction in varying degrees.
America, the exceptional nation, is proving that in the long run she will be no exception. The remaining bit of time left for reversing our destructive trajectory is growing shorter every day.
Under the vision of a nation, founded on Christian principles and given direction from God – our nation was formed by men who placed that vision in documents like our constitution, declaration and bill of rights. Not even the wildest dreams of our pop-culture president can sell us the notion that Muslims founded this nation or had any part in producing the fabric of the nation. Vision once bounded in America and its brightest days are now a matter of record.
Academic falsehood, political correctness and various forms of agenda-driven indoctrination into liberalism and lesser visions have brought us to the brink of our own demise. Full of confidence, well educated and wielding full political power, we are happily in full change mode without seeing that we are, but a few steps away from the edge of a precipice that will send us to our national death.
The pipe dream of the Galapagos dreamer, Darwin, is now being coated with the icing of one who thinks the ‘dreams of his father’ should be enough to lead us away from the dreams and visions of our founding fathers.
We are still waiting for an answer to account for the millions of missing links the evolutionists have not produced in the same way we are still waiting for the dozens of missing documents about our presidents past that are still—conspicuously—missing, suppressed and officially under lock and key.
Only recently one scientist discovering some of the brain matter of a triceratops completely preserved, and dated it at only 4,000 years. He lost his job for revealing that fact. We can imagine that more jobs would be lost if the Obama papers were finally exposed, but who has got time for facts, it’s the agenda, the momentum of the age that matters not truth and especially not – true vision. If only we could find some human brain matter that is still intact.
Not wanting to see and living without vision is easy to understand when we meet with people who have an agenda. It is not enough to have what Pastor Rick Warren calls a “purpose driven life.” In today’s world of PC blather, terrorism, and liberal grey muckiness, we who still seek vision, want to know what purpose and more importantly, whose purpose, is getting the entire world’s attention.
Sadly, it is just after a long period of ‘no vision’ such as we have just come through in the last generation that the world is primed for a ‘false vision.’
We don’t need to search very far to see false vision in America. We have an administration that thinks aborting even more that the 60 million babies we’ve already wasted – is a part of ‘women’s health.’ No need for high science here, only a little fifth grade math. If only half of the babies aborted were girls then the health of 30 million potential full grown American women has been summarily cut off by state sanctioned death. What has that got to do with a women’s health?
Still searching for some of the aforementioned human brain matter now would take us to the matter of same sex marriage and the gay agenda in general. We might want to start by asking what we are supposed to see in the gay vision. Does the recent ‘Up Your Alley’ street fair held in San Francisco provide us with an example of that vision? Does watching men whip each other and walking around in the nude provide the nation with vision?
We who have trusted in God and his revealed word have endured the accusation of being led on by blind faith long enough to see the fruit of reprobation, which at last, calls men to have faith in blindness.
It is a false vision decked out for the party, adorned in the rainbow and filled with spectacularism, pomp and laughter; it is a death march on a happy note.
The false vision that threatens the life of our nation may be the encroaching judgments spoken of by Christ, but we can still avert the worst if we choose.
The only condition of men sadder than being willfully blind – is being totally reprobate. That is a state of blindness that has perfectly good eyes, but a spiritual veil is pulled down over them making vision impossible. It is always the last state of a man – of a nation.
“And Jesus said, for judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.” (Jn 9: 39)
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