If the world today seems to be in a state of "pandemonium", then you would be absolutely correct. But more on that in a moment. First, I should point out that my longtime web hosting site, which so graciously accepted my recent donation for the coming year, has ungraciously gone defunct. So you may notice that most of the pictures associated with this blog are now gone. The only ones remaining are those that were hosted elsewhere. Also, my other web sites "Victory Against Terror" (the original version) and "Testimonium" (the Second Coming web site) are also gone. Sigh.
I contacted an affiliate company and have been assured that my data is probably still out there sitting on a server somewhere, but most likely the owner of the domain name has simply failed to pay his bills. I would be disappointed to think that all of my hard work has simply been vaporized into random electrons in the depths of cyberspace. But while they try to figure out what's going on, and I wait with bated breath (yeah sure), I take some comfort in knowing that at least a few of you actually read my articles. Thank you for that. Perhaps I'll contact the NSA and see if they have an archived version.
But back to the topic at hand. The world today seems to be in a state of pandemonium, and for good reason. The word "pandemonium" is derived from it's three main components -- pan, demon, -ium. The word "pan" comes from the Greek and means "all", as in pandemic, pantheism, or even Pan American Airlines. The word "demon" of course, needs no explanation. And the suffix "-ium" comes from the Latin and is often used to denote a condition or state of being, as in equilibrium or delirium. To wit, "pandemonium" is a state of being in which all the demons are out and operating at full capacity.
The official dictionary definition of pandemonium is "noun: 1. wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos. 2. a place or scene of riotous uproar or utter chaos. 3. (often with initial capital letter) the abode of all the demons. 4. hell." John Milton first used the term "Pandaemonium" in his 1667 poem Paradise Lost. It referred to the capital city of hell.
My friends, the world has literally "gone to hell". The demons are out in full force. We see them in the form of Ebola, Influenza, SARS, and various mystery diseases. We see them in the form of ISIS, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, al-Shabaab, Boko Haram, the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran -- terrorists gone wild torturing and killing Christians and Jews, and seeking nuclear weapons to kill millions more. We see them in the form of Vladimir Putin and Russia, foreshadowed in the Bible as "Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolsk)". We see them in the form of China, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba.
But we also see them in the form of the present White House administration and their minions at the DOJ, IRS, EPA, NSA, FBI, etc. We see them in their present spirit of lawlessness. In 2Thessalonians 2, the apostle Paul in fact describes the Antichrist as "the man of lawlessness". Perhaps he is already among us. We see them in the form of "Progressives" who, in the words of Isaiah 5:20, "call evil good and good evil". They justify the murder of the unborn, but protect the rights of criminals. They justify perversions of every sort, but attack those who would do good in the name of Jesus. You can wear a T-shirt in school that promotes sin, but not one that promotes Jesus or Christianity.
We see demons in the form of the Federal Reserve, who are destroying our country financially and the wealth of its citizens. They erode the value of our dollar by printing money to insure that we have at least 2% inflation year after year. But do the math. After ten years of 2% inflation, $100 is worth only $81, or put another way, what cost $100 in year one costs $122 in year 10. They keep interest rates at near 0% and thus destroy the savings of the elderly who can't earn any interest on their savings. They say they need to keep interest rates low in order to promote borrowing. But Proverbs 22:7 tells us that "The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender." Who but an evil demon would want to promote slavery? America's national debt has increased 70% since Obama took office. Who but an evil demon would want to enslave an entire nation?
Traditional Judeo-Christian conservative values are under constant attack -- by the political correctness thought police, by the race-baiting media, by the atheists, by the LGBT community, by the communists and socialists, by the government and its bureaucrats, by the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating our government, by the United Nations (the wolves in sheep's clothing) and the globalization crowd (who want to rebuild Babel). These attacks are most certainly demonic, "For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the... world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness..." (Ephesians 6:12)
God help us in our struggle. Keep fighting the good fight.