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As we reach another alleged crises that isn’t Armageddon, it’s time to think through a Biblical response. What I’m speaking of at the moment is not in reference to specific policy decisions, which do need to be addressed in the long term; rather, something much more important is at stake ….

Our Response To Manufactured Anxiety

The point of a manufactured crises is to create manufactured anxiety. By keeping people in a perpetual state of frenzy, political leadership gains a mental and psychological hand over constituents. How?

If I can keep you anxious about matters that aren’t that important, then I can distract you from what you should really be concerned about. In our case, as Christians, our highest concern must always be loving God and living our neighbor. In this, we are engaging in true worship to His glory as we rest in His sovereignty and speak the truth in love to our neighbor.

When the leaders of our culture succeed in distracting us, they are empowered to rip society apart and remold it into their own image. The issues that we hold dear are marginalized, and agendas that we should despise our heavily pressed behind the scenes. All of this is done under the cloak of ‘equality and fairness’.  After all, Christians do believe in elements of both.

We believe in equality in that all men are made in the image if God and that Christ died for His sheep from all tribes, nations, and tongues. Likewise, we are commanded to treat all men the same in that we are not to show favoritism based on any economic status, which is what the epistle of James strongly condemns. We are to take care of the widow and orphan, and employers must not take advantage of those who labor for them, something else James addresses. These specific verses are often directly quoted or alluded to by politicians. After all, if you are going to manipulate a confessing Christian people, then it is very useful to take advantage of principles they already advocate.

However, such workers of iniquity are working to hijack these verses by demonically twisting them to introduce a specific foreign god, and his name is ‘state‘.  All are to bow down and worship Caesar as the giver of life and taker of life. The state is lord over your life, and only it is capable of taking care of all your needs. The One True God is to be ridiculed and hated, but the state, which is really a curtain for the small elite, is to be lifted up as King of kings and Lord of lords.

What blasphemy!

On the contrary, let us not worship Caesar but God Almighty, He Who created all things and Who commands our absolute obedient worship. He never fails because He is love, and He is the answer to all of our ills. Uncle Sam only exists to protect the dignity of man via the punishment of evil doers. Once this has ceased, then government has become a wicked idol that rules with tyranny according to its precepts and statutes. It has set itself up as holy, yet we must not believe the many lies that flow from the ruling class, lies that come from the father of lies, the devil himself. Such deceptions are created to infuse us with anxiety in an attempt to steal our joy and, if possible, leads us into apostasy.

So let’s deal with all of this and stand firm against the evil one. Here are some suggestions when dealing with manufactured anxiety.

1. If possible, reduce your exposure to the means of anxiety. This usually occurs through the mass leftist media. If you watch and listen to it all the time, then it will affect you and lead you into a manufactured anxiety.

2. Don’t let these situations absorb all of your conversations. We need to discuss issues that face our culture at large, but we must do so while extolling God and His plan. Obsession about what is fake to begin with is fruitless.

3. Don’t turn society off and withdraw to apathy and cynicism; this is victory to the haters of God. On the contrary, let your light shine before men so that when they see your disposition and hear your praises to God, they will inquire about your lack of anxiety, which provides a wide open door to the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Our God reigns, and we shall glory in Him as we take solace in His grace and mercy. We will not succumb to any inclination of anxiety, whether manufactured by the state or otherwise. To do so is sinful, and sin is rebellion against the LORD God.  Therefore, tremble before Him and not the state. It only has the power to kill the body, but He has the power to destroy both body and soul in Hell.

Posted by Jeramy Anderson