by June Griffin
There is a current trend among the highly educated and persons in power to take up with superstition. Man is naturally spiritual, even though, he may wish to divorce himself from this tendency and claim to be like the sadducees, having neither angel or spirit, yet when the moon turns a certain color, or someone makes claims that copper bracelets ward off this or that, or perhaps he sneaks and reads his horoscope, there is an uneasiness felt within his bones that puts that question in his mind - can one divine the future?
The Bible is the only certain guide to the spiritual world and it tells us that the Lord visits man often with dreams to draw him away from the material and warn him of things to come. Directed to such leaders as Nebuchadnezzar and Pharaoh, the dreams of both Josephs, the dream shown to Pilot's wife - all these were revelations to let the dreamer know that there was a certain warning of ill or good to come. Deuteronomy 13 tells us what dreams to believe and what dreams not to believe, for all dreams are not from the Lord. Those things which violate His Law or are contrary to His Will are not to be believed. But in the wisdom of Adam Clarke, 19th century Methodist Commentator, it is just as superstitious to disbelieve any dreams as it is to believe all dreams.
How many people had dreams of the destruction of the Twin Towers and Congress refused to listen! Why? Because the Sadducees of Science had told them there was nothing to it - it was probably something they ate, or just a figment of their imagination? Was Nebuchadnezzar predestined to eat grass like a beast because of his pride and refusing to acknowledge God? Had he believed Daniel, he wouldn't have had to experience that time of insanity.
What can be done in such a case! The dreamer may pray that this evil be averted, that they may be saved by asking Almighty God to change this situation, that they repent of sin, for Jesus' sake, and in the case of Joseph, turn to another way to avoid Herod's sword.
This revelation the scientific mind wishes to ignore - true revelation and inspiration. But on the other hand, let a flock of buzzards circle the White House and the news reports that the residents are terror-stricken. Let one draw a picture, say, of a target, or make a noose, and these superstitious scientists run for cover. What hypocrisy! Laws are seriously being considered in our Congress to bring in for questioning or perhaps arrest persons who may draw nasty pictures or suggest violence, by the portender of evil at the writings of the "magic marker."
It would be natural for one brought up in the darkness of Kenya to be afraid of such cultural divining, but in the enlightened United States! The Marxists strongly believe in "the power of suggestion," and practice this dark art constantly, but enlightened minds do not fall for such fears and divining. The papal countries used such suggestive arts, theatre and tricks on their people, with lying wonders, but the blessedness of Martin Luther and his wide-awake friends soon exposed these deceptions which were a coverage for burdensome political schemes and indulgences, making the people slaves. On the other hand, when the head of Germany dreamed of this Monk and his forebears' pen, it was a true dream and came to pass exactly, down to the most minute details.
It is important for us to know the religious affiliation of members of Congress before they pass laws which are restrictive of our Rights. If one is given to superstition, voodoo or devilish divining, their judgment cannot be trusted. They need a Chaplain to advise them on what the Scriptures says and bind them to the Constitution. It was only after the assassination of John Kennedy that laws were passed regarding threats. Before that we had great men like Andy Jackson who wouldn't think of running scared from a threat and burdening the public with their fears! He could handle whatever came up.
A threat is one thing. Carrying out a threat is another. Words mean little; it is the action that counts. Political cartoons have been the order of the day from early America, but until recently has drawing a picture raised fear. Sen. Jesse Helms, among many others, were often the brunt of real threats and suggestive cartoons and pictures, yet he was enough of an American to grant true liberty and stick to our Constitutional Rights.
Our nation is under the wrath of Almighty God. The Courts have rejected His Law and been the avenue for hideous rulings outlawing God's Law and promoting every form of licentiousness and vice. The Courts just outlawed the laws against profanity in North Carolina which have been on the books for a hundred years. It has mocked God and made infidels of the youth who feel they have license to do what they feel with impunity. "The wicked shall be turned into hell and all nations that forget God."
In conclusion: some dreams are true revelations and should be examined in light of the Scripture, but pictures, targets, tea leaves, moon phases, copper bracelets, are totally unreliable. Americans are in jeopardy of even losing their Right to use figures of speech in their language. This cannot be. Only the ignorant and stupid cannot discern the figure or speech and a true threat.