Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
“I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.”
There are times when I wonder if the falling rain reflects the tears of heaven as the Father weeps over the sins of His fallen children.
Yesterday I wept in my heart as I learned of New York Governor Cuomo’s decision to further expand the despicable practice of abortion. The unborn are suffering, they are victims who suffer at the very hands that were designed to nurture and care for them.
As a father, I realize that each child is a miracle, no matter the circumstances of its birth. As a Christian, my spirit trembles at the amount of blood that drips from the hands of American women.
As an American, I realize that these sins and many others are only the latest indications that America has gone beyond the point of national repentance.
But there is a reason for this, a threat that many see but do not perceive. Global society is changing at an unprecedented pace, not to achieve equality or social justice as many claim.
The real issue is overpopulation.
Our planet simply cannot contain the burgeoning numbers of humans. As such, the powers that be are reshaping the mindset of society by promoting lifestyles in a futile attempt to curb the explosion of humanity.
As energy resources are depleted; as water becomes increasingly scare; as religious friction becomes more of a threat, humanity’s leaders are taking measures to address the issue.
By “redefining marriage”, by expanding the parameters of abortion—all in the name of equality, social justice and social rights—the ultimate hope is that we will slow down the mushrooming global population growth.
And those churches, businesses, and individuals who oppose the agenda on the grounds of its innate immorality are financially oppressed, socially ostracized and threatened.
But the Bible predicts this.
And as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
According to Genesis 6, one of the conditions in Noah’s time was a surge in human population, sexual immorality and global violence. This, coupled with Jesus’s prediction in Luke 17:30 show us that the conditions of Sodom and Gomorrah will be rampant across the earth before Christ’s return.
In Sodom, homosexual lifestyles were not only common, they were government endorsed. Those who spoke against such lifestyles were violently oppressed (Genesis 19:9). We’ve gone beyond that by purporting the idea that gender is a choice (as if God had made a mistake!).
No doubt the Father wept at both junctions in history. But His tears of sorrow were transformed into a relentless anger that manifested itself in a swift, unrelenting and cataclysmic judgment.
In Noah’s time, God’s tears became a flood that washed away humanity. In the case of Lot, fire fell from heaven. We have sinned in exactly the same ways as previous generations. Shall we we escape the wrath to come?
No. We are even more guilty for we have the Scriptural record of the destruction of both Noah’s world and Sodom. But we have learned nothing and, instead, deny the accuracy of the Scriptures despite the proof that lays all around us.
In our time, the Bible predicts that nuclear holocaust will end civilization as we know it (see Malachi 4, Zechariah 14:12 and others). Everyday humanity teeters on the edge, like a drunk man on a precipice.
One day, we will fall.
For the nations of the world, there is no hope. But for you the individual, there is hope. Be born of God’s spirit and walk in His Word (John 3). Only in Christ (not the church) can refuge be found.
As I write, rain is falling. I am sure that the Father weeps once more. But remember, after the rain, comes the fire.