Did you know the Bible foretold of a society that had “ungodly men” make “a covenant with death?”
You can read it in the Book of Wisdom, a book written about 1,000 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. I will share the passage with you below. It begins with the last verse of chapter one and runs through the end of chapter two.
The passage may as well be describing our culture. If you doubt our modern, American culture has made a covenant with death, then you had better open your eyes.
We have enshrined into law protections for people to commit the most heinous of crimes. We have lots over 60 million unborn babies to surgical abortion following the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973. As well, American women supposedly have a “right to privacy” which permits them to swallow abortifacient pills to kill their unborn babies. But the brutality of mothers killing their own babies is not the end a covenant with death that our society has entered into.
Oh, not by a long shot. A covenant with death for America includes a recent Supreme Court case that legalized so-called “gay marriage.” It basically attempted to normalize and to legitimize homosexual behavior, which in itself remains sterile, unnatural, and unhealthy for its participants. We have individual states in the union permitting doctors to intentionally kill their patients in the name of compassion. Heck, we even have people being encouraged to mutilate their bodies because they are confused over what gender they are.
The remains of aborted babies were used in the creation of some vaccines that are wildly popular in our society. We have lab technicians playing God by creating test tube babies. Scientists are conducting research on “leftover” human embyros, while others are experimenting with fetal remains from abortions. Need we go on?
“For he who finds me finds life… all who hate me love death,” we read in Proverbs 8:35-36. How could a society that has made a covenant with death survive? Would it not self-implode? Does not every person know every other person possesses a natural right to life, contrary to the Culture of Death?
In time our culture will crumble in judgement for its sins against the Natural and Divine Law, but for now it carries on by an axiom nicknamed “might makes right.” That is, our laws are no longer based on what is best for the common good. Instead, those who carry the biggest influence in society get to decide the laws. This is how a society would legalize the murder of the unborn or for homosexuals to enter into so-called “marriage.” The left, who rewrote civil law did not make such a covenant with death by way of reason, but rather by a means of judicial force.
THIS WAS FORETOLD IN SCRIPTURE
Below is the Bible passage I wish to draw your attention to. Notice how it speaks of “ungodly men” being the ones who form a “covenant with death.” Sound like any leftists you know?
Notice too in verse 2:11 how the Bible references the ungodly men’s use of the axiom “might makes right” to bring about social change that does not actually help society. What’s more verse 11 speaks of how they adopt a utilitarian viewpoint and find those weak to be expendable. Does this not characterize the left’s current treatment of the unborn, the handicapped, and the elderly?
The Haydock Commentary points out about verse 12, “Infidels are not content to live in riot: they also persecute the just” (emphasis added). Is this not also what we have seen in our day? Those who do not coalesce with this Culture of Death by baking cakes for so-called “gay weddings,” or who refuse to provide health insurance to employees that covers contraception, for example, are persecuted and prosecuted.
Finally, notice how the passage foresaw the attitude of those who rejected Christ Himself. According to the Haydock Commentary, Christians were accused of adding or changing this passage, because it predicts the Passion of Christ so closely.
THE BOOK OF WISDOM 1:16 – 2:24: THE “UNGODLY MEN” MAKE “A COVENANT WITH DEATH”
16. But ungodly men by their words and deeds summoned death; considering him a friend, they pined away, and they made a covenant with him, because they are fit to belong to his party. /
1. For they reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves, “Short and sorrowful is our life, and there is no remedy when a man comes to his end, and no one has been known to return from Hades. /
2. Because we were born by mere chance, and hereafter we shall be as though we had never been; because the breath in our nostrils is smoke, and reason is a spark kindled by the beating of our hearts. /
3. When it is extinguished, the body will turn to ashes, and the spirit will dissolve like empty air. /
4. Our name will be forgotten in time and no one will remember our works; our life will pass away like the traces of a cloud, and be scattered like mist that is chased by the rays of the sun and overcome by its heat. /
5. For our allotted time is the passing of a shadow, and there is no return from our death, because it is sealed up and no one turns back. /
6. “Come, therefore, let us enjoy the good things that exist, and make use of the creation to the full as in youth. /
7. Let us take our fill of costly wine and perfumes, and let no flower of spring pass by us. /
8. Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds before they wither. /
9. Let none of us fail to share in our revelry, everywhere let us leave signs of enjoyment, because this is our portion, and this our lot. /
10. Let us oppress the righteous poor man; let us not spare the widow nor regard the gray hairs of the aged. /
11. But let our might be our law of right, for what is weak proves itself to be useless. /
12. “Let us lie in wait for the righteous man, because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions; he reproaches us for sins against the law, and accuses us of sins against our training. /
13. He professes to have knowledge of God, and calls himself a child of the Lord. /
14. He became to us a reproof of our thoughts; /
15. the very sight of him is a burden to us, because his manner of life is unlike that of others, and his ways are strange. /
16. We are considered by him as something base, and he avoids our ways as unclean; he calls the last end of the righteous happy, and boasts that God is his father. /
17. Let us see if his words are true, and let us test what will happen at the end of his life; /
18. for if the righteous man is God’s son, he will help him, and will deliver him from the hand of his adversaries. /
19. Let us test him with insult and torture that we may find out how gentle he is, and make trial of his forbearance. /
20. Let us condemn him to a shameful death, for, according to what he says, he will be protected.” /
21. Thus they reasoned, but they were led astray, for their wickedness blinded them, /
22. and they did not know the secret purposes of God, nor hope for the wages of holiness, nor discern the prize for blameless souls; /
23. for God created man for incorruption, and made him in the image of his own eternity, /
24. but through the devil’s envy death entered the world, and those who belong to his party experience it.
Anyone else find this passage as strikingly descriptive of our present culture as I do?
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