Monday, July 03, 2017

The Opioid Overdose Epidemic Remedy

I wanted to put up a post merely to announce my latest home page piece. I always try to connect the announcement with something significant going on in the world, and while there are a lot of things happening, my brain is so full of things I can't pin down something now...

Except for a brief reference to something I'd caught about the opioid overdose epidemic, and it does tie in to my latest piece on the impotency of a Caesar-directed church network in the U.S. I try to keep up on what's going on with this crisis, something the news doesn't address much at all, what with all the time they must spend shredding Donald Trump new asshole after new asshole.

The epidemic relates to all the deaths that occur from people simply wanting their pain deadened, and with some kind of pain-killing opioid based medication they pretty much just deaden themselves -- but, as Benjamin Franklin once said, "Nine in ten men are suicides," that may be precisely what they want.

With the breakup of family and community so rampant now, and the bankruptcy of atheism and humanism showcased as the real answer to life's problems, so many people just live death on a regular basis. Not hard to see.

And while the epidemic has roots in the war on terror in Central Asia and the cartel-managed economies in Latin America, the answer is not in a resigned confession that it is all so complicated -- what with all the deep geopolitical interactions of racketeers whether good-guy American political and commercial interests or bad-guy everyone else involved in the narco-trade.

The answer is Jesus Christ.

And the way He and His grace, mercy, forgiveness, healing, and salvation is manifest is through the lives of those who have Him reigning in their hearts, gripping their souls, and gushing as a fountain of living water to those around them. They are The Kingdom, and, well, looking at the vast numbers of opioid overdose deaths, I can't help but ask...

Where are they?

When too many churches are sold out to Caesar through their 501c3 tax exempt non-profit incorporations there are simply too few to minister to the wounded and dying, those who then end up empowering the opioid dealers by demanding they provide them with their "salvation".

Until there is apocalyptic revival in this country, or in any country that will have it, really -- until there is that kind of revival where churches truly abandon themselves to Christ and it is a contagion that spreads, particularly throughout the industrialized west, then people will still kill themselves softly and gently and there will be a gargantuan network of sellers to make them happy.