Made me think of this scene from The Shining (Language Warning):
Yep. By now only leftists, liars and lunatics don't know what it means when a liberal says they're for freedom, they're only against evil. This little duplicity is rightly condemned by anyone who hasn't sold mind, heart, body and soul to the ninety foot idol of the Leftist State.
The time for a middle ground is over, but it might be past even that. The Left holds the orb, the scepter and the crown. It has the press, education, entertainment and now Wall Street. Given the treatment Tucker Carlson received from the military for calling out their progressive policies, and given that both the military and law enforcement threw their support behind BLM, it's likely those holdouts are soon to go.
Religion? The sad history of religion is that, as far back as the Old Testament, you can always count on the faithful to bow before Moloch. The Bible itself is, after all, a minority witness. In most cases, the Word of God speaks through those rare individuals or groups who remain faithful to the Covenants even as the majority betrays them.
So those who cling to historical orthodoxy? Those who cling to the values and teachings of the historical Christian revelation, and cherish the long testimony of those who came before? Where will they be? Hard to say. How will they manage after centuries of Christianity being, for want of a better phrase, the 'easy way out'? Indeed, how many will be those who remain faithful in the face of the coming storm?
We'll see. But it's odd if you think on it. In recent generations it's been fashionable to quote Jesus almost exclusively as if there is no other source of teaching in the New Testament. When it comes to love and tolerance and diversity and inclusion, it was that one lost sheep and eating with the sinners all day. If you ever notice, however, that when the subject of 'how many will be saved' unwisely enters the debate, it's almost as if we never heard of Jesus. Then it's the letters, it's Paul, or it's a few select scenes from the Revelation of John.
That's because, if you get right down to it, Jesus' appraisal of the crowds in the end times is a rather dour one. More often than not it's many are called, but few are chosen. Or it's many will say, "Lord, Lord", but Jesus will say never knew you. Or narrow is the way that leads to life yet few are those who will find it. 'Few' seems big in the Jesus vocabulary when speaking to the faithful in the final judgment.
I think of that as the Left begins mop-up operations in preparation for the final push to abolish the Christian West and the American Experiment, along with what Truths and values emerged through Christ's revelation. We've already seen so many apostatize or jump ship or try desperately to compromise or throw other believers under the bus. But when Christ does return, or when the tribulations come, will He find faith on Earth? I'm sure He will. The question will be, among how many will He find it. Few, it would seem, if Christ's appraisal has anything to do with it.
I just thought of that as I see what is happening. It's not going to be easy, as we're seeing. Much of the Church from top down and side to side is about finding ways to make an increasingly hostile revolution compatible with business as usual Christianity. When we consider the somber appraisal of how many remain faithful and how many don't, and see how many are crumbling and acquiescing and surrendering now, it can hopefully motivate those who would remain faithful to hunker down and prepare for a long, cold night.