Lost Leaders and the Death of Nations
As the West drowns in useless and hopeless woke leadership, our future is looking really bleak:
There are various ways cultures can crumble and nations can decline. When the people become overwhelmed in their own sin and selfishness things will not long last. That of course is one clear theme of the biblical revelation. But it is not just Joe Pagan that we are talking about here. God’s own people can go off the rails as well.
The Bible throughout speaks about those who claim to know God who are lifeless, soulless, spineless and heartless. They go through the motions, they say religious words, they put on an air of spirituality, but they are so very far from the one true living God. What we find in Isaiah 30:8-11 is relevant:
And now, go, write it before them on a tablet
and inscribe it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come
as a witness forever.
For they are a rebellious people,
children unwilling to hear
the instruction of the Lord;
who say to the seers, “Do not see,”
and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right;
speak to us smooth things,
leave the way, turn aside from the path,
let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”
That too spells trouble. But perhaps worst of all is when the rulers of the land are blind, deaf and dumb. In that case we all suffer, and chances of a moral and spiritual turnaround become much more difficult indeed. Consider just a few of the proverbs on this matter of wicked rulers:
Proverbs 11:14 Without wise leadership, a nation falls.
Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;
but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
but when the wicked rule, the people mourn.
Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.
Everywhere we look in the world we see evil rulers running amok. When I recently wrote some thoughts on this, a rather upset fellow sent in a comment. He used words to this effect: ‘How can you say the American or New Zealand or Australian leaders are evil like the North Korean leaders?’
Well, let me take a moment to respond to that. There was a time not too far back when we could rightly reject a foolish moral equivalence. We could reject the idea that godless Communist hell-holes were equal to free and democratic Western nations.
But times are changing. No, England or America or other such nations are not yet – at least directly – killing millions of their own citizens just as China and the USSR did. But on other core values that distinguish a civilised society from a savage one, the line is beginning to disappear.
When you have Western nations murdering millions of their own children in the name of a woman’s right to choose, then how can we claim to be all that morally superior to other nations? When we wage full-tilt war on the most important social institutions of all time – marriage and family – then are we much better than the barbarians?
When Western leaders declare their open hostility to Christianity and seek to make it a cause of ‘terrorism’ and ‘hate,’ then you know they are way off the rails. When you have hardcore secular lefties like Trudeau, Biden and Macron calling the shots, then you know that Western countries are not much better than other nations.
When you have almost every Western nation resorting to health fascism, the suspension of basic civil liberties and freedoms, and the creation of a two-tiered society, all in the name of ‘keeping us safe’ from a virus, we see how easily the West descended into full-tilt Big Brother statism.
When we decide that sanity means declaring war on biology, reality, truth and normality – as in the militant trans revolution – with the deliberate state-sanctioned butchery of children, then surely our days are coming to an end. And of course the woke wonders and the secular left loons are quite happy pushing the gender-bender revolution.
But anyone who still has a moral centre and some rationality left cannot countenance such harmful and dangerous moonbattery – especially as it is destroying a generation of our children. When we get that far down the gurgler, then yeah, Western nations are little better than some of these other monster states.
Yesterday I provided just one example of this involving a Western leader who has so embraced the radical left agenda, and is so terrified by noisy minority groups and their lackeys in the lamestream media that he has fully lost the plot. I refer to the new Prime Minister of New Zealand, Chris Hipkins.
As I wrote yesterday, “One example of a spineless wonder who is so utterly fearful and paralysed by the woke mobs can be mentioned. Recently the uber-woke New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern stepped down. That was great news, but many of us wondered if her replacement would be any better. Well, now we know.”
When a journalist asked him what a woman is, he said: “Um… to be honest that question has come slightly out of left field for me.” When asked again he said, “It is not something that I have a pre-formulated answer on.” What utter madness. As I said the other day, “If that is too hard for him to figure out, he should not be trying to run an entire nation. He needs to go back to kindergarten and learn a few basics about life.” https://billmuehlenberg.com/2023/04/06/now-more-than-ever-we-must-boldly-proclaim-truth/
You can watch the whole, embarrassing and appalling episode here: https://news.sky.com/story/new-zealand-pm-chris-hipkins-stumbles-when-asked-to-define-woman-12849593
What a dill. What a brainless wonder. And bear in mind that he was in fact married (to a WOMAN) for two years. He is now separated, but they have two children. Yet he appears to be clueless as to what a woman is. Perhaps that is why they are separated!
With “leaders” like this the West doesn’t have a chance. As one friend said on the social media: “I just asked our 8 year old grandson, and he certainly knows women are different to boys and men and briefly explained to me why anatomically.” To which I replied, “Well, he would do a better job of running NZ than this clown would!”
Wokism really is a mental disease. As Rukshan Fernando tweeted: “New Zealand has gone from the first country in the world to give women the right to vote to now having a male Premier not being able to clearly define what a woman is.”
Of course this incident with Hipkins is not an isolated incident. What Biden is doing to America and other leaders in the West are doing to their countries could also be mentioned here. If China or Russia ever get into a war with America, US troops will be polished off in no time. They are all being trained how not to offend anyone by using the wrong pronouns. They will not stand a chance – utter madness!
This is not just a case of bad politics and bad ideas. As I said in another recent piece: The more I think about it, the more diabolical things appear to be. We do not just have bad philosophies and bad ideologies and bad social policies and bad political agendas. We have satanic philosophies and satanic ideologies and satanic social policies and satanic political agendas. The god of this world is fully behind them all. https://billmuehlenberg.com/2023/04/04/forget-the-trans-pronouns-and-all-the-other-harmful-lies/
All this is a truth crisis, a moral crisis, but ultimately a spiritual crisis. A quote from an article penned a few years ago is worth citing here. “While Satan attempts to destroy God’s truth and the world seeks to undermine it, the wrath of our sovereign and holy God has been revealed against the unrighteousness of men, ‘who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth’ and have ‘exchanged the truth about God for a lie’ (Rom. 1:18, 25). But God’s truth will abide; His kingdom is forever.” https://tabletalkmagazine.com/article/2020/11/the-ninth-commandment-and-the-god-of-truth/
This is where we are at. God is not just going to judge Communist China or Iran. He has a beef with all nations. And when most Western leaders delight in lies and deception, and are moving the masses in that direction, we are unquestionably headed for divine judgment.
And as is usually the case, the church has plenty to answer for. For the most part the church has slavishly followed the world. If the world pushes abortion, child-destroying trans madness, and all the other radical agenda items, plenty of Christians will as well. They too are ripe for God’s just judgement.
A century ago Catherine Booth said this about the rather useless and worldly church of her day:
Here is the reason why we have such a host of stillborn, sinewless, ricketty, powerless spiritual children. They are born of half-dead parents, a sort of sentimental religion which does not take hold of the soul, which has no depth of earth, no grasp, no power in it, and the result is a sickly crop of sentimental converts. Oh! the Lord give us a real, robust, living, hardy, Christianity, full of zeal and faith, which shall bring into the kingdom of God lively, well-developed children, full of life and energy, instead of these poor sentimental ghosts that are hopping around us.
Yep, without a major revival, the Western church has just about had it. And if the church in the West goes, so too does the West. It is that serious.
9 Replies to “Lost Leaders and the Death of Nations”
Well said Bill. Thanks
I’m not quite as certain as you are, Bill, that NZ’s new Labour Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins, is a dill and brainless wonder.
I suspect he knows deep down in his heart what a woman is.
It’s fear of the LGBT+ lobby that’s reduced him to such stammering incoherence.
He’s rather like the parliamentary Liberal Party, here in Victoria, which would sooner suspend the truth-telling Moira Deeming MP for nine months than risk causing offence to drag queens.
Spineless rather than brainless describes their condition.
Yes I quite agree John B. Which is why I spoke of “a spineless wonder who is so utterly fearful and paralysed by the woke mobs”. So yes, he certainly should know what a woman is – he married one! I assume he finished high school somewhere along the line, is literate and numerate, and may have even taken a science class at some point. But all that is thrown out the window in order to appease the woke militants.
The history of the early China Inland Mission, founded by Hudson Taylor in the latter half of the nineteenth century was referred to as an ‘open century’ because the Chinese were interested in Jesus, once they got over their resentment of the opium importing, coolie kidnapping, foreign devils, but this period only operated until the 1920s, when the communists arose and shut the door.
A hundred years later, it is happening in the West, led by what Marx referred to as “useful idiots” of the woke, who are afraid to speak against the reigning ideology.
Christians who have read their Bible will know the truth.
A big problem is SOOO many STILL want to believe America, possibly the other two I don’t know, is a CHRISTIAN nation. That God is moving mightily everywhere and satan is suffering setback after setback and on the run and about to lose the USA any moment! They can’t fathom America being destroyed in judgment. They can’t fathom satan winning in America, of all nations, so they simply deny it.
God’s hand of protection has been lifted COMPLETELY. The darkness has now enveloped the US, oh there are slivers of light here and there, but BY AND LARGE the darkness is covering the country NOT the light. The sky has grown dark as night has now fallen on us. We have no idea how long the night will be but if God is merciful it will come to a quick end with his judgment. Afterwards dawn will break and Christians will once again have a chance to bring Christ to the people of this country Albeit a MUCH SMALLER version of the country.
We didn’t stop satan when he started his SLOW journey through American institutions and culture. We didn’t shine our light when the darkness started to gather. Oddly the more satan won the more WE thought WE were winning. It only seemed that we went on the offensive when some Christians recognized evil and fought against and WE fought THEM. As a church WE SCREWED UP!! But you can’t even say that to many on the conservative side of the church. Too many have their head in the sand so far their butts are sticking up further than worshippers at a mosque! Too often we lose zeal. We lose our desire for the Lord and his ways so we end up in one of two places: 1) we talk too little OR 2) we talk too much. In the first we talk to little about sin. Oh we mention how Jesus has saved you from hell and how LOVING God is and we have a bunch of feel good sermons and have seminars and speaking engagements and singalongs but we don’t talk about sin so way too many either continue sinning because part of talking about sin is talking about repentance so if we aren’t talking about sin we aren’t talking about repentance, or they don’t know why they were headed to hell to begin with so don’t understand Jesus’s saving them and so things don’t make sense and they leave, or they just see Christianity as a social club and stay only if they get some sort of social benefit out of it. In the second we talk WAY TOO MUCH about sin with hardly any mention of grace mercy or that Jesus died for your sins and if you believe on him you are forgiven. We nitpick about every little sin we see and condemn people to hell from our ivory towers and almost seem to invent sins just to condemn people. We rightly condemn those living in sin but we offer no way out no hope just condemnation. Worst of all this type seems to often be those who know the most about what the Bible SAYS but not what the Bible MEANS. We come off as moral busybodies and smug holier than thou jerks.
For far too long we seeded ground to satan in all areas of culture and life now we find isn’t so easy to retake that ground as it was to give it up. We let satan set the ground rules for how we would operate and increasingly he kept changing those rules, as he set them it was HIS PREROGATIVE to change them, and we find now the rules are written so that WE CAN’T operate at all!
We let him take over the colleges, we let him take over the political parties, we let him take over the governments both state and national and even local, we let him take over the schools, we let him take over the entertainment industry, we let him gain a foothold in the seminaries and even control many, we let him take over the culture. In every part of American life we let him gain a foothold or take over outright. With the ubiquitousness of TV since cable and of the WWW, which is different than the internet as the internet is the connection between the computers where the WWW is the websites, and especially iPhone and iPad devices we have let him take over our own homes! (Yes I realize the irony of using the WWW to attack him using it. There is some good in the WWW but not enough for justification of existence.)
Personally I see 3 major possibilities for judgment: 1) Russia nukes the U.S. with Chinese assistance, especially after that spy balloon, 2) Russia, China, Iran, or some other rogue state with nukes sets of an EMP, or several EMP’s, 3) Yellowstone erupts in an eruption equal to or likely greater than the Huckleberry Ridge eruption the largest at Yellowstone. Each of the would DEVASTATE the country. With 1 and 2 you would have plenty of survivors and could rebuild with a Christ centered model of governance. With 3 we most certainly would be displaced from America and have less chance at any sort of revival. Also with number 2 since electricity would be gone and all modern conveniences there would be the extra danger of overcoming people becoming vicious and willing to do anything to survive including perhaps murder and Cannibalism. Under a EMP it is estimated about 95% of the population would die in the first year. A real possibility is #’s 2 and 1 together. An EMP followed by nuclear strikes.
What happens America DOES deserve this. Her cup of judgment overfloweth. She REFUSED to bow down to God despite the NUMEROUS opportunities he gave her. She shall drink her cup dry even the dregs. She was blessed more than any nation other than Israel and now like ancient Israel she shall suffer the consequences of abandoning God and going whoring after other gods. As Ancient Israel became no more through God judging them so too shall America become no more through a judgment of God. As we have become Ancient Israel in our ways so shall we in our demise.
I also would mention it has been said that when a nation accepts sexual immorality it will be destroyed WITHIN 3 generations. The baby boomers were the ones who accepted sexual immorality and they were 46-64 first generation alert them was mine Gen X 65-82. Second generation was the Millennials 83-02. Now Gen Z is the third, “current” numbering popular with people try’s to pass gen Z as having started in the late 90’s but give how little time that gives for a generation I say no, 03- current. Now the greatest generation lasted 27 birthing years 01-27. That would put the end of gen Z at about 29. In the 19th century a few generations were 33 years so who knows. Also I would say Woodstock was the public display of the acceptance of this sexual, and other, immorality by that generation and since generations generally are about 20 that puts three at 60 years. Since it says WITHIN that places it before the last day of the last 20 years period and after the first day of that period. So from 69 we add 60 years to get 29. So before Dec 31 2029 but after Jan 1 2010. Hmm seems like in that timeframe, what has passed so far, things have GREATLY accelerated here in America towards her destruction.
Sadly it will take America’s destruction, via judgment, for some Christians to finally TRULY see God doesn’t need America. He can pull off the end times just fine without us!!
For Christians the good news is God will always have a witness. While Christianity is leaving the west, though some pockets will remain a remnant, Christianity is growing in the East. The center of power is shifting but the power does remain.
Thank God for the remnant church standing before the Lord in prayer and producing faith in action …living and speaking truth to power …and thanking God that students are rising Him in schools in places of Australia and sharing word and seeing fellow students repent and worship the Lord and follow the Lord.
I agree with you 100 per cent and thank you so much for the article. The western world leaders and media are trying desperately to make us believe that Putin is a terrible, evil person and Zelensky is a courageous war hero who we should look up to. If it wasn’t so serious it would be funny. They must think we are all stupid because they are just as bad if not worse than Putin or Zelensky. A few weeks ago there was Biden with the ashes on his forehead promoting the deaths of millions of innocent unborn babies. I feel sorry for Americans to be saddled with such a weak leader because I know there are a lot of good American people. Then there are most other western leaders openly kowtowing in one way or another to the godless globalist agenda led by unelected dictator millionaires such as Bill Gates, George Soros, Noah Harari and Klaus Scwhab. Even our own PM thinks its great to march in the gay mardi gras parade, a blatant approval of sodomy. Perhaps he hadn’t got the backbone to do any different. Like Stephen I thank God for ordinary people who are praying for the conversion of the world because it is badly needed.
The west has become filthy disgusting horrible evil immoral and Godless. I hate what the west has become. The west is collapsing and the west is coming to an end. There are still good decent moral Godly countries such as Russia Poland Hungary Serbia and Uganda. I want to leave the west and immigrate to one of those countries and live in one of those countries with my future wife and my future children.