Monday, 13 October 2014

Doing the will of humanity is to Serve satan

The west has been credited for democracy, and the rest of the world has envied the west for its democracy. What could be better, the freedom to choose the laws one finds desirable, and economic freedom? "How could democracy be evil?" one would think. Indeed, such is the thinking of most people, both Christians and the unsaved.

Ephesians 6:12 makes it clear that "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places". We are not fighting people, whether communists, socialists, liberalists, feminists, homosexualists, terrorists, Islamists, Jews or any other human when fighting evil. We are fighting demons, real persons without a body. We are fighting satan. However, satan indeed uses those who he owns to wage war against true Christians. 

The Bible throughout the Old Testament and New Testament has represented government as unrighteous and wicked - from the wicked kings of Israel, warring enemies of Israel to the Roman Empire which actively persecuted God's people. The role of government as a human organisation in any nation, era or culture is to deal with human affairs. The word 'politics' means 'human affairs'. Such a role is inherently an earthly one.

To be earthly-minded is to focus on earthly things that will rot. It is hold earthly things as one's treasure. Whoever holds earthly things as one's treasure will serve his desire to gain more earthly comfort for "where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Matthew 6:21). Mammon is the spirit behind all earthly things, not just money as many Christians seem to think. The love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10). 

Money in this world is that which enables people to gain anything that is earthly, including respect, "fairness", "equity", power and comfort. The rich in this world has greater access to justice in the court system, greater opportunities to acquire higher political positions and are able to evade moral condemnation from the world with impunity. In fact, the world follows those who are rich. So, 1 Timothy 6:10 does not refer to loving money as a physical object, and things that can be brought it it; it refers to the demonic power that money gives to a person. Money always tempts people with a spirit behind it, whether Christian or not. That spirit is the spirit of mammon.

Earthliness is therefore of the spirit of mammon. Anything that focuses on how to live freely, happily or comfortably as the chief ends comes from the spirit of mammon. No where in the Bible does God say that he promises His people to "enjoy" earthly freedom, happiness or comfort. God wants His people to enjoy Him, not the things of the world. 

Human nature is against God. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (Matthew 6:24). Every single individual will either love God and hate mammon, or love mammon and hate God. There is no third ground. Therefore, human government which seeks to serve the will of the people, will hate God because serving the will of the people is to serve the carnal flesh. The carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be (Romans 8:7). 

The heart of democracy is to serve the carnal flesh, which therefore is to serve mammon as mammon works through the "lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life" (1 John 2:16).  Democracy appears to promise the things of the world, but such things as empty and which the world knows is meaningless. The world seeks after these things because it walks by sight, the opposite of the Christian who is to live by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7). 

Satan exploits the perception of democracy being a 'deliverer' and 'provider' of the things the world seeks for through democratic governments that serve the things of this world. They help him gain a stronghold over the world by setting up a system that enslaves people to serve mammon. 

He promises them power, money, and all the kingdoms of the world, which they exchange with their work to serve a more democratic system which will give them more popularity, and therefore power. This is the real core of democracy.