In prior articles I have coined the title, “Tower of Babel Syndrome,” to identify those with the mindset that says, in effect, “We don’t need God and we don’t want God in our lives,” as it was expressed in that ancient endeavor on the plains of Shinar (Genesis 11)—they were going to build a tower that would reach into the heavens. They were all of one language, and God apparently saw something amiss in their thinking, for He declared, in so many words, If they get away with this, there’s no telling what they will do next. So He came down and scrambled their language and they were scattered around the earth. (Does this suggest a possible danger in a straight popular vote?)
In this article I want to discuss trends and attitudes that indicate that this “syndrome” is very much alive today and will soon rise up out of the sea of nations in the form of a beast having seven heads.
Evidences of a Contrary Mindset
To a layman like me, it is strange how those Supreme Court justices can split on a decision so easily, and be so ideologically grouped as some results are. It could make one wonder if the driving motivation that determined their individual final vote was not what the Constitution actually says, but what they want it to say, according to their personal, underlying philosophy.
One of the most destructive developments for the disintegration of the Constitution has been the subtle evolution in our justice system of referencing case law history instead of the Constitution itself for determinations of pending legal considerations. There are companies whose sole business is researching and publishing case law history on various angles of prior judicial settlements.
In that practice one can see how the pressures of social attitudes that have been developing due to mankind’s moral degradation would influence the mindset of a justice who also is subject to that same moral degradation. That moral degradation is exemplified, even now, in the results seen when a society turns away from the God of truth, rejecting His input into the life of a society, moral degradation is displayed with increasing fervor.
So it is that the simple statement of a principle in the Constitution gets watered down over the decades to say what the popular vote would conclude. For an example, I would submit that a rejection of God’s order in creation is that a man would have a woman as a wife, for God saw that the man He had created had no helpmate, and He then created woman from the rib of the man. Then, not surprisingly, God told the two this:
“Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28).
The question, then, is this: “Would God command an impossible task?” Well, that impossibility
was accomplished, but only once, and the offspring of that impossibility made possible was
named Jesus, who was so named “for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).
That pertinent section of the Constitution, the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
via By Gene Lawley.