In a moment of deliberately contrived historical synchronicity, Barack Hussein Obama will celebrate his second inauguration as President on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (As of this writing, he has already been quietly sworn in, because the Constitution mandates January 20th as Inauguration Day; but the ceremonies and celebrations will be held on Monday.) No doubt much will be made of this "coincidence," and the press and intelligentsia will milk it for all it's worth, as the world focuses on the two most important black leaders in American history. (Sorry, Crispus Attucks: you were merely the first man to die for the burgeoning republic, at the Boston Massacre in 1770. You never incited your people to riot, or lied your way into the White House.) Both men have been, and will continue to be, deified by Good Liberals Everywhere, and held forth as symbols of all that is fine and progressive in our world. But, as Lillian Hellman might have said, Monday's celebrations should be regarded as "scoundrel time."
But this post is not intended to be a screed against Obama, or an exposé of Martin Luther King Jr. It is, rather, an opportunity to reflect on certain of God's words, as regards the "great men" of this world, the so-called "men of peace." I take responsibility for the first two paragraphs; the remainder of the post will be the words of God.
The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD (Jeremiah 23:28.).
There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked (Isaiah 57:21).
For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace (Jeremiah 6:14, 8:11).
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied (Jeremiah 23:21).
"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets" (Jesus speaking, Luke 6:26).
....this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us (Isaiah 30:9, 11).
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (2 Timothy 4:3).
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple (Romans 16:18).
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God (Jesus speaking, Luke 16:15).