It Hurts To See Loved Ones Deceived

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Editor, Wisconsin Christian News:
September  2022

   There are different groups of people on the Left that support socialism or a form of it. Those that are at the top who will be in control and understand the nature of socialism and the control it exercises over the masses. The next group are those that also understand it but want to be good, obedient, compliant worker bees that will be at a level above the masses carrying out the necessary duties for the government to function. Then there are those that Stalin and also Hitler termed “useful idiots.” They are the ANTIFA type the Black Lives Matter type. They were the brown shirts and black shirts back in the day.

   Then there are those that I feel for and sympathize with. They are those that have been deceived through indoctrination in our educational system through the various forms of media, entertainment, culture and peer groups. They have been deceived intentionally, deceived by design by the plan of “Cultural Marxism.”  I was also deceived by the same deceptive mechanism. I graduated in 1967 and was enamored with the culture of the day. The music appealed to my flesh; so did the scantily clad barefooted hitchhiking females that one would see often along the way. For a young guy smack in the middle of a naturally rebelious age of 17, I looked through the lens of the TV and what was going on and understood absolutely nothing about it outside of the carnal effect on me. That is why I say I sympathize with those that are being deceived by the distortion and suppression of truth by those at the top who will benefit from controlling those below them. The last group I mentioned sincerely believe that this new kind of socialism that they have bought into is going to be different. It is going to be compassionate and just and eliminate poverty and hate and cruelty and everybody will be truly equal. They have been taught to believe the nature of man is good.

   I can’t point a bony finger at them and shake it without pointing one at me and shaking it. I failed to instill in them the teaching of God’s Word. I took them to church, alright, and they got wet and then they dried off and entered the world system unequipped to stand against that system through the power of the holy Spirit. Current statistics show a bleak and dismal condition of today’s Church. Many times I hear the blame pointed at the pastors. I have to blame those sitting in the pews if they have not spoken up against what is being taught from the pulpit. 

   I came from an independent fellowship where the congregation had the final say in who was hired and who was fired. Maybe in huge denominations the seat-sitter has very little impact on what is said in the pulpit other than voting with their pocketbook and their feet.

   It hurts to see your loved ones and your friends being deceived.

-Russell Call, Bixby, OK

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