A Deceptive Spirit of Unity

I believe there’s a dangerously deceptive spirit of unity being advanced throughout the world. It’s not that I think unity is wrong. It’s even something God loves. He wants us to be kind and join with others for a common good, whether we see eye to eye with them or not. American, Chinese, European or any other nationality, it doesn’t matter. There’s much we can do together.

But there’s a difference between humanitarianism and humanism. As it was years ago at the Tower of Babel when mankind defied God and decided to do life completely contrary to God’s commands, so it is today. Of course, this is just my opinion. I could be wrong.

Society likes to boast about all man has accomplished. I applaud all the great and wonderful inventors and inventions of the past and present. I enjoy my home, vehicle, electronic devices, and life in general. I feel I’m a very blessed man, thanks in part, to those who had a vision and passion to do what others couldn’t do, and see things others didn’t see.

That’s all well and good.

The problem is, and here’s where the deception comes into play, mankind, no matter how united we become, cannot overcome our biggest flaw. We cannot think our way out of the spiritual dilemma we are in. We cannot become so unified we rid ourselves of our accountability to God. We will never find the perfect miracle drug to rid the world of physical death, either. The result of Adam’s original transgression can only be eradicated God’s way.

Whether or not one believes in original sin or God or the Bible, truth will never be overcome by deception. And no matter how wise man thinks he is, compared to the Fount of Wisdom, he is nothing. At best, the wisdom of man is foolishness to God.

The world is somewhat focused on the latest pandemic, and the unity rhetoric is in full swing. “Let’s join all our resources together and defeat this virus. We can outsmart this thing. We can do anything we set our mind to. We can because we are!”

I hope something is developed. I want to see the world get better and people all over the globe live in peace. I really do.

But until we truly humble ourselves before our Creator God and acknowledge we are nothing but frail pieces of flesh and bone without Him, the extent of our efforts will only prolong the inevitable. We’ll make a show of our abilities, we’ll praise and laud one another’s efforts, and shout into every microphone we can find. “We did it. We did it without God, faith, or prayer.” However, in spite of our best efforts, we’ll still come up short.

Mankind’s boasting doesn’t make them any smarter, nor does it help them rise to a higher plane of existence. Just the opposite. Professing themselves to be wise, they become fools.

Just ask ol’ Nimrod and his Babel buddies. When they were just on the verge of attaining their lofty goal, they found themselves totally filled with a spirit of confusion.

And without God that’s exactly where this world is headed.

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