The Inner Struggle

The Burden … a review – updated



A sense of foreboding has deepened across our land …

Cruxshadows, Winterborn

ferguson-fire2Spiritually, socially, politically, economically, the fierce consequences of our choices as a nation whirl around us and threaten us with catastrophe. The storm clouds gather; the thunder rumbles; the darkness descends.

While the tempest approaches, many are asleep. Others sense danger in the air but are uncertain of its source and scope.

Nazi Atrocities 3Now a new book, “The Burden“, has appeared in the hope of rousing the sleepers and clarifying the danger. Best-selling author Paul Thigpen insists that we are seeing today a repetition of the historical pattern so vividly presented in biblical prophecy, an echo of events that took place long ago. God’s ultimate response to sinful nations is merciful but terrifying chastisement.

ISIS atrocities 3Our recent history invites, perhaps demands, such chastisement. If we turn from our evil ways, we have hope of avoiding disaster. But the burning question remains: Will we turn?

This little volume can be read in an afternoon with time out for thinking. It is as bracing as a garbage pail of ice water dashed over our heads.

Will any read it? Or will we simply follow in the footsteps of our forefathers sliding ever more quickly into the abattoir of decline and desolation until no one is left but a small remnant to rebuild what was once the greatest civilization in the history of the world.

hitlerI’m not putting my money on our society. Dead horses don’t win races. I see no evidence for optimism in our leaders or our citizens.  A demagogue is a demagogue no mater where he buys his suites.

with-canada-pm-job-now-in-reach-angry-tom-thomas-mulcair-reins-in-temperThe courage and grit required to turn back will only be forged in the crucible of horror and strife that follows a total collapse of everything we take for granted as permanent. How can a godless society completely submerged in the worship of self even hear God’s warning?

Can one even imagine people listening to God when they have spent their whole lives denying his very existence. Imagine, last night in conversation “Don’t get judgmental, now, everyone is right in their own way. All spirituality is the same”.

Now that’s deeply spiritual. Right up there with crystals and Yoga, and even Eckhart Tolle, a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. In 2011, he was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. Wikipedia.

But not Jesus the Christ.   Read “The Burden“.

Truly, truly, I say to you, may God have mercy on our souls.



Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.



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