Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scoffers
who rule this people in Jerusalem.
You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death,
with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement.
When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,
it cannot touch us,
for we have made a lie our refuge
and falsehood our hiding place.”
So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who relies on it
will never be stricken with panic.
I will make justice the measuring line
and righteousness the plumb line;
hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie,
and water will overflow your hiding place.
Your covenant with death will be annulled;
your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand.
When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,
you will be beaten down by it.
As often as it comes it will carry you away;
morning after morning, by day and by night,
it will sweep through.”
The understanding of this message
will bring sheer terror.
- Isaiah 28:14-19
The idea of promoting falsehood and suppressing truth is ages old. Isaiah and other prophets wrote about it roughly 3,000 years ago, and I am sure the suppression of truth has been done since man ate the forbidden fruit.
Yesterday, I included a video clip. It was the R-squared Productions documentary trailer for “We Call Them Heroes.” I had used the video before, and I could have easily copied the link from the previous post, but I was thinking that there might be a different clip from the documentary. I did a variety of searches and none produced the video clip. I could buy the DVD online, but all the searches resulted in other things related to Vietnam, other things with the title of “We Call Them Heroes,” and other things related to R-squared Productions.
When I finally found the link to R-Squared Productions, it talked about how the production company was developed to produce Christian films, dedicated to the Truth. I was able to subscribe to their Youtube feed, and then buried in their list of videos was the video that I used.
Why was this video not on any of the previous searches (more than an hour of sifting through searches), some of the searches so specific that it should have been the only suggestion? I am thinking that the social media provider was manipulating the search away from a video that talked about people who were not treated as heroes but treated as vermin upon their return to the USA. Add to that, that the film was published by a Christian production firm. When we use censorship, or carefully filtered search results to suppress the truth, we all lose.
We can only learn from our mistakes if we own up to our mistakes. It seems that the present political direction is going in a way that can only result in destruction, for I have learned of such destruction in my history books. Yet, the hubris of the socialist politicians continue to change the history books to prevent the populace from seeing the parallels in their schemes and what was done in the past – hubris in that they think they can change it a little, mostly by giving things different names, and that will result in a different outcome.
And God is very patient, but as the Scripture above states of Israel and Judah ignoring the truth and following falsehood, God will not put up with such bad behavior forever.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.