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The Seductive Smile of Socialism (4)

 Solomon warned us about the grave consequences (no pun intended) for those who fall prey to the spirit of seduction. He writes,

 “She’s dancing down the primrose path to Death;  she’s headed straight for Hell and taking you with her. She hasn’t a clue about Real Life, about who she is or where she’s going.”

For she has been the ruin of many;  many men have been her victims. Her house is the road to the grave.  Her bedroom is the den of death.

This leads to my final point about the seductive spirit of socialism:

Like the seductress, socialism will eventually consume you, your family and your freedoms.

In Isaiah 10:14, we read a prophecy about the King of Assyria and his lust for more and more power. The description is truly fitting of the behavior all godless governments.

‘I’ve done all this by myself.
   I know more than anyone.
I’ve wiped out the boundaries of whole countries.
   I’ve walked in and taken anything I wanted.
I charged in like a bull
   and toppled their kings from their thrones.
I reached out my hand and took all that they treasured
   as easily as a boy taking a bird’s eggs from a nest.
Like a farmer gathering eggs from the henhouse,
   I gathered the world in my basket,
And no one so much as fluttered a wing
   or squawked or even chirped.’

We must keep in mind the fact that, behind all the news headlines political posturing, we are experiencing a spiritual battle. Satan’s goal from the very beginning was to control the earth and the earth’s inhabitants. He seeks to accomplish his purposes through false ideologies finding their expression through people. When the godless rule we see an ever-increasing lust for power and control. The current administration’s unending grab for federal control is a contemporary example of same behavior Isaiah described by the King of Assyria. Like a farm boy harvesting the eggs  from the henhouse, big government snatches more and more of the rights and freedoms from an unsuspecting and uninformed electorate. If left unchecked, socialism leads to the gradually increasing control of all things by the State.

What will be the fruit of socialism?

1.The loss of liberty through oppressive regulation and control

2. The loss of prosperity through excessive taxation and redistribution of wealth

3. The loss of the ability for the church to disciple nations through the trampling of religious liberty

Under the King of Assyria’s reign of tyranny, the Bible tells us, “there was no one who opened his mouth with even a peep” (Isaiah 10:14, NKJV).

It’s time for the chickens to start squaking before all the eggs are gone, the pot is boiling on the stove, and the farmer’s making his way to the henhouse with his axe in hand.

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