We are living in days that are unprecedented and that an Orwellian world is near considering the increased censorship of free speech in the Western world. For the last few years, the climate of open discourse has changed dramatically with the legislation over ‘hate speech’, political correctness promoting so-called ‘tolerance’ and the marginalisation or de-platforming of anyone deemed to question the majority view. The whole concept of free speech is under threat as our authorities seem more interested in policing what we think than what we actually do. As a result, our police often shrug their shoulders at real crime as resources are re-directed towards the promotion of the accepted social narrative and the frenzied suppression of anyone who dares to question it. We recently blogged on a perfect example of this in Scotland.
Nowhere is this now more apparent than on social media.
Recently Facebook has banned a number of people from using its platform. They are labeled as ‘far-right’ and banned for promoting so-called “hate and violence”. We certainly agree that anyone promoting hate and violence should be banned but this is not the case at all here. It appears that certain opinions are now simply off-limits.
If this isn’t bad enough, the bans are clearly very one-sided – anti-Christian hate is still allowed to be broadcast on Facebook but anyone (even respectfully) questioning aspects of Islam is accused of Islamophobia. For Bible-believing Christians, this is no surprise as Scripture is clear where the world is heading. The end times, and an Orwellian world, are very much here and it can only get worse. Christian persecution worldwide continues to rise, the 2019 World Watch list reveals the how bad this is with the world’s media deafeningly silent on the majority of attacks.
Paul, one of those who have been banned, says something very interesting in this video…
“When people start losing their bank accounts and credit cards because they have the wrong political opinions”
“When people cannot buy and sell because they have the wrong political opinions”
As far as we know Paul isn’t a Christian but these quotes sound like they come straight out of the book of Revelation!
The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Revelation 13:15-17)
We are rapidly heading towards an Orwellian world where anyone who doesn’t conform to dictated beliefs will be silenced and ultimately punished by restricting what they can do. As conservative voices are being suppressed and more restrictions being forced, it’s difficult to see anything but increasingly chaotic scenes. Society will continue to implode and before long, people will soon be crying out for someone to solve these problems. Worryingly for a vast number of people that man is coming! We say worryingly because although he will appear to solve the world’s problems it is only the start of a nightmare.
Scripture gives very clear descriptions of the time we’re living in, as was prophesied two thousand years ago. There is no ambiguity on our rescue plan that was finalised upon the cross of Calvary. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only person who can save us if you don’t know him as your personal Savior He is waiting for you. Jesus Christ is coming back, this only question is, will you be ready?