Well, now I am thoroughly disenfranchised. Perhaps I always was and just did not know it. I have become a sojourner in a land I once called home.
God’s people have always been sojourners, even In the land where God called one tribe of people to live in. Indeed, the US is not my home if I do in fact belong to a particular tribe of God’s people. But the recent turn of events in the US has driven that home with the stark realization that rabid people have taken over the land.
I no longer can trust the press for the truth. Perhaps we never should have trusted them. But now I am ‘red pilled’, to use modern vernacular. My eyes have been opened. I should be wary of people who desire to lead me, whether they be the county commissioners or the President of the United States.
Though we have been given discernment over evils effects, we have not been given eyes to see the evil in men’s hearts. But when a class of people begin to call evil good, and good evil, you can know which spirit is walking the land. And it is indeed an evil spirit. An ill wind that blows. A bad omen to ponder. And no good can come of it.
If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.
And if it not be possible, what then? Either pick up the sword and be slaughtered, or meekly go to the slaughter. Not real pleasant options, are they …
The compound láðspel (literally, ‘evil tale’ or ‘evil news’) comes from Old English. It is in fact the almost exact opposite of the much more familiar Old English term gospel (which means ‘good news’).