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In the tenth chapter of Ecclesiastes we read that, “The beginning of human pride is to forsake the Lord; the heart has withdrawn from its Maker. For the beginning of pride is sin; and the one who clings to it pours out abominations. The Lord overthrows the thrones of rulers; and enthrones the lowly in their place.”
Since time in memorial humans have tried — through their own arrogance and supposed knowledge to supplant God.
Chapters - Genesis - Bite - Forbidden - Apple
It is first recorded in the early chapters of Genesis with a tempting bite from the forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden.
Over and over again, we find the same aberrant phenomenon repeating itself.
Judaism - Pride - Root
That’s why in Judaism, pride was called “the root of all evil “
It is as if we never learn.
Terror - Revolution - Man - Semblance - Rules
Since the violent terror of the French Revolution man has thrown off any semblance of normative, God-given rules and exerted a pure lust for power.
The Left, oftentimes under the guise of so-called enlightenment, tries to ‘immanentize the eschaton’—to bring their definition of heaven to earth.
Theory - Stage - History - World
In political theory, this means trying to bring about the final, heaven-like stage of history in the present fallen world.
In all these contexts it means attempting to make that which belongs to the afterlife happen here and now on earth.
Cases - God - Very - Existence
In other cases, it means killing God altogether or denying His very existence.
In the process, instead, what we find is modern history littered with movements, leaders and ideologies that, as the poet William Blake shouted, ‘More! More!’ is the cry of a mistaken soul: less than All cannot satisfy Man.”
Century - Lives - Wars - Campaigns - Left
In the twentieth century alone more than 120 million lives were lost in wars and campaigns started by the Left: national socialism, communism, genocides, revolutions and liberations. This week we commemorate the start of the last such war in Poland.
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