Cue up The Scorpions’ Wind Of Change
I love this…
“…Western countries are engaging in a ‘spiritual disarmament’ of their people.”
Having grown up during the last days of the Cold War (1947-1991) I never would have thought that Russia’s President would be preaching against the godlessness in the U.S. and in the West. Ronald Reagan referred to the former Soviet Union as an “evil empire” and it certainly was. I’m old enough to remember when there was an East Germany and a West Germany, separated by the Berlin Wall. Here is what Reagan stated referring to the Soviets in his Evil Empire speech in 1983. See if the description of the Soviets given by Reagan here doesn’t describe many in the United States right now:
 Yes, let us pray for the salvation of all of those who live in that totalitarian darkness–pray they will discover the joy of knowing God. But until they do, let us be aware that while they preach the supremacy of the State, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world.
Just prior to 9/11 I wrote something about what I saw happening with the fall of the Soviet Union. Up until its fall, evil had been concentrated – so to speak – in a specific geographic area, both in the Soviet Union and in her satellite supporters. When it broke up and reforms started to take place, that evil had to go somewhere and very shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, we see the rise of militant Islam and terror and evil spreading all over the globe. I don’t know about you but I would much rather return to those Cold War days when two fairly-sane superpowers understood the concept of mutually-assured destruction. The Soviet Union was evil but unlike the Muslim threat, they were not suicidal maniacs.
Think about this. God is in control of how nations function, and the Holy Spirit does not play favorites. If the evil empire can make a turnaround like this, don’t think that it’s an impossibility to one day see a United States that looks much more like the former Soviet Union. Things are trending towards totalitarianism here right now. Those in government believe they have all the answers and the citizens have none. Our NSA resembles the former KGB in more ways than one and it pains me to say this but this is no longer the land of the free. A free people would never elect a Barack Obama and they certainly would not re-elect him. A free people would be out in the streets protesting any of dozens of abuses by our government instead of watching American Idol, or Duck Dynasty or following Justin Bieber’s recent exploits. We are the frog that was placed in nice, lukewarm water some decades ago, and now the water is boiling and we do not realize it.
A nuclear arsenal and aircraft carriers and a powerful army does not make a superpower super. We’ve unilaterally disarmed ourselves spiritually and until we once again find that great weapons cache found in Ephesians chapter 6, we are going to increasingly become an object of scorn among the nations. Ronald Reagan knew what made America special and, as Van Halen would say, it’s not too late to turn this thing around. Let’s do it…right now.
Putin, a former lieutenant colonel in the KGB, isn’t a real trustworthy character, but I find it extremely interesting to see him sticking his finger in America’s eye regarding things spiritual and moral.
Who’s Godless Now? Russia says it’s U.S.
MOSCOW — At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.”
More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West.