Three years ago, I started getting serious about studying history and was surprised to learn that the definitions of left and right throughout history and throughout the world are the opposite of what is commonly used in the United States today. This might not sound like a big deal, but it is because many of us in the United States have become so locked into our left vs right mentality that we waste our time fighting the wrong enemy in the wrong arena, robbing us of the fruit we could be producing.
The mainstream news media continually bombards us with the left vs right perspective, which should be enough to raise our suspicions because they’ve been a favorite tool for deceiving and manipulating the masses for centuries. Yet many of us have bought into this perspective which has blinded us from seeing the bigger and more important picture regarding what really matters. Our deception has allowed our adversary to advance his schemes unhindered, which is why I believe he is the one promoting this false paradigm.
I too was blinded by this until by the grace of God I was able to start connecting the dots. I’m thrilled to be finally seeing things more clearly, but I’m also saddened to see so many of my Christian brothers and sisters still stuck in the trap and even digging in and making vicious attacks against the wrong opponents. I believe Satan is laughing at us all along the way.
The bigger picture is the universal struggle that has continued throughout history. The Bible reveals the origins of this struggle in the rebellion of Lucifer and his angels against God so it’s no wonder that Satan, the prince of darkness, does not want us to see things from this perspective. Connecting the dots from the beginning to current events is a total game changer because our perspective changes from left vs right to Christ vs antichrist. Or to put it in terms that even unbelievers can understand, liberty vs slavery. We can all identify with those terms because all of us have a God-given love for liberty and aversion to slavery. Even as babies, as soon as we’re old enough to walk, we no longer want our parents to hold us as much because our new mobility gives us a new level of liberty and there’s no going back.
The struggle between liberty and slavery has continued throughout history with slavery prevailing until the seeds of liberty were planted by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Satan tried his best to kill those seeds, but eventually, after centuries now called the dark ages, visible signs of life surfaced like a budding plant during the Protestant Reformation in 1517 which later led to another major breakthrough at the end of the 18th century with the establishment of the United States Constitution and to a lesser degree the French Revolution of 1789-1799 which was all about liberty but was largely misguided because it was based on humanist ideas. Those events ignited hope throughout the world and became the role models showing liberty must be protected by a constitution. Meanwhile, those seeking to enslave others have sought to eliminate any kind of constitution so they can rule by their own decrees.
Defining the struggle in these terms redefines who is with us and who is against us. For example, in Central and South America, many of those who strongly support protecting their liberty with a constitutional government also support granting more centralized control to their government, which is socialism. For most of my life, that single point was a deal breaker for me, so I wrongly concluded they were my adversaries, but when I looked at it from this new perspective, I realized that we agree on more than we disagree because they’re seeking the same liberty that I am. We only disagree on the best path to get there. I agree with their opposition to fascist military dictatorships, which they call right wing, because that leads to slavery. And I agree a constitution is needed to protect our liberties. I disagree with their opposition to free market capitalism because I still believe it’s the best system, but I cannot fault them for that because they’ve never seen it work, but that’s because free market capitalism only works in societies that operate on a solid foundation of faith in Biblical truths.
So the pursuit of liberty is ultimately all about the pursuit of the one true God, the Creator of heaven and earth, God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, because wherever His presence is welcomed, there is liberty. Every other pursuit is just a diversion designed to enslave us.
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV)
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.