2 Timothy 3:10-4:8
2 Timothy 3:1-9
2 Timothy 3:8-11
2 Corinthians 11:24-26
2 Timothy 3:12-15; 2 Timothy 4:7-8
General Douglas MacArthur, speech 1951: “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
On May 15, 1952, General Douglas MacArthur gave a speech to the Michigan Legislature in Lansing:
“Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions – those institutions we proudly called the American way of life.”
George Orwell “Homage to Catalonia” “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”
In his book “The Madness of Crowds” Douglas Murray writes in his introduction:
‘We are going through a great crowd derangement. In public and in private, both online and off, people are behaving in ways that are increasingly irrational, feverish, herd-like and simply unpleasant. The daily news cycle is filled with the consequences. Yet while we see the symptoms everywhere, we do not see the causes.
Far beneath these day-to-day events are much greater movements and much bigger events. It is time we began to confront the true causes of what is going wrong.
It is the simple fact that we have been living through a period of more than a quarter of a century in which all our grand narratives have collapsed. One by one the narratives we had were refuted, became unpopular to defend or impossible to sustain. The explanations for our existence that used to be provided by religion went first, falling away from the nineteenth century onwards.”