Fleeing to the hills of the sea

Fleeing to the hills of the sea

By Joe Keck

 

Well, I’ve had time to process our recent election and its results, and have done a bit of soul-searching, given it some serious gray matter and upon reflection, come to a conclusion.

It’s over.

Now when I say, “It’s over,” I don’t mean to sound like some cuckold, angry and hurt because my Republican Party has cheated on me AGAIN by nominating another RINO. Nor am I bitter because my candidate was rejected. My candidate wasn’t rejected. I didn’t vote for Obama and I didn’t vote for Romney.

Reason being, both of them are pro-abortion.

Obama, proudly so, and Romney, although coquettish and demure like some teenage girl on her first date, still, he is in favor of taking the lives of babies. Oh not babies that are wanted. No no. Those babies get to live. Only the ones that are unfortunate enough to be the product of incest and rape. A fitting sentence – death – for a child who is so irresponsible as to have a rapist for a father.

That’ll teach the little tyke.

That’s like saying, “Well, sure, I believe in the sanctity of freedom for lighter skinned Africans, but of course I believe in enslaving really, really dark black people.”

Thus, I cast no vote for either Presidential candidate.

As for me, I’m leaving. I’m leaving the world as I know it and this country can drink up all the gay marriage, thieving taxation, and infanticide it wants. My reason for this has little to do with the outcome of the election. Rather, it has to do with the “Slouching toward Gomorrah” as Robert Bork put it. The road of descent this country, and our world, has been traveling lo these many decades is a heartbreaking one.

A generation ago, no young woman – or mature woman for that matter – in casual conversation would have openly mentioned having non-marital sex with a man.

We Christians have lost that battle.

A generation ago, no TV sitcom would have had openly gay characters being laughed at and accepted as funny, cute, and overall acceptable.

Another battle lost.

A generation ago, a man who punched a woman in public would have been given a hard, pummeling lesson by three or four other men who saw him do it.

Another battle.

So, what’s a masculine, John Wayner, “real man,” Christian to do?

In a world where women have no compunction about using the F-word in a room full of people, where men have little reluctance admitting their dalliances with bisexuality now and then, where babies are murdered by the millions every day, where pornography is rampant, pedophilia is tolerated, and the words “Jesus Christ” are banned by our military chaplains overseas, what in the bloody &@^*#! hell is a Christian to &@^*#! do?

Conservative commentator Joseph Sobran said many years ago that the Democrats and the Republicans are both pulling the country down the slope of moral decadence, it’s just that the Republicans are doing it at a slower rate.

The Democrat party has embraced Satan and the Republican Party has abandoned God. Which means, of course, that both parties have embraced Satan. Both have positioned themselves on the same Dark Side, it’s just that one group is proud of it while the other is ignorant of it.

There is a section in the Bible where Jesus is telling his disciples about End Time prophesy. He talks of advancements of mankind and great things happening in the world as well as great and terrible disasters taking place. Then He gives them some advice, and as I see it by extension, the advice is to all people, then, now, and in ages to come.

“. . . let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.” Matthew 24:16-18.

There is unmistakable urgency in those words.

I recognize that urgency and that’s just what this Christian is going to do. I’m going to take my boat and flee to the mountains, the mountains of the ocean.

Now, for those of you experiencing abject terror and foreboding fear at the idea of no longer having my opinions and insightful political perspectives to read, you needn’t worry. Take the razor away from your wrist and take two steps back. I will still be writing my weekly articles here on this excellent site, and I will continue to write my horror fiction short stories and novels. I just won’t be doing it with any hope of the United States of America returning to her former state of grace and reverence for God. I will do it without the hope of my country ever coming back to the staid fealty to that which is good, righteous, and morally honorable. I do have one hope, though.

I hope I’m wrong.

It is possible, regardless of how it may look in these times of depravity and social decay, to get God’s attention and woo His restoration. There is another verse in the Bible that offers such hope. It’s in the Old Covenant and has to do with Israel, and again by extension, can apply to us.

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14.

Hopefully for me, in the almost impossible instance that this happens, He’ll have mercy on my sinful heart and heal the oceans as well.

About the Author

Joe Keck is a writer of horror, thriller, suspense, and other fiction, some poetry and music, with the occasional op-ed piece on current events, politics, and theology. Although born in Oklahoma, he was taken to Los Angeles when he was an infant, or as his mother described, "the ugliest little thing I've ever seen", and raised there on the West Coast. He considers himself to be far superior to most on the artistic merits of film and literature, seeing the vast majority of such to be well below adequate. He has four novels and many short stories to his credit, and hopes to one day have them published, promising to hold critics like himself in harsh derision. He's currently restoring a Jason 35 sailboat and plans to sail the world, writing horror stories, and marveling at the illustrative works of the Creator and His Divine story-telling imagery. You may Find Joe's Website at http://www.joekeck.com/

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