Special to CosmicTribune.com
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a military man tapped by President Donald Trump as his first National Security Adviser in 2016.
But he promptly became the casualty of a different kind of war in Washington, DC as he and his family proceeded to go through hell.
Yes, the duly-elected president was obviously a threat to the money matrix that our nation’s capital has become, and Flynn himself was obviously considered dangerous as well.
Since the 2020 presidential election, Gen. Flynn has been touring the nation urging Americans to get involved at the local level in a fight to save the America of our Founding Fathers which he warns is at risk.
His comments this year on God and Americans have raised eyebrows in the sophisticated circles in which Flynn has long moved comfortably. But they are resonating with large crowds throughout the land. He may be the unlikely evangelist of a new Awakening in a nation that has evolved through several.
Gen. Flynn posted the following on Telegram earlier this week:
There is a spiritual war as well as an information war being waged and this is a good versus evil and historic time for all Americans. Is “Self-Worship” on the rise?
“Here’s the problem with this cult of self-worship — besides the obvious problem of being a rebellion against God: When we try to be our own sources of truth, we slowly drive ourselves crazy. When we try to be our own sources of satisfaction, we become miserable wrecks. When we become our own standard of goodness and justice, we become obnoxiously self-righteous. When we seek self-glorification, we become more inglorious.”
A friend said something to me this morning that got me thinking, “people need to go back and read Hosea and especially Amos. Look how they spoke to the power structures of their day. Oh, and let’s not forget Jesus himself … flipping over tables and calling them white walled sepulchers. People that say Jesus was not political have no idea what they are talking about. Almost Everything he did and said challenged authority…”
Our lives are entrenched in politics and there are no American adults today that can say, “I don’t do politics.” You better start understanding and getting involved or else you’ll be part of the reason why we lost our republic and our freedoms.
I actually find the discourse about God and how God is in each of our lives a very healthy thing for every American. God is in all aspects of who we are as Americans. I’m not here to tell you what or how to believe, but I’d ask each and everyone to consider how far away from our Judeo-Christian roots and values our nation has moved. The further away, the greater the need to return. That’s what I believe.
He then linked to the following: Self-Worship Is the World’s Fastest-Growing Religion, Nov. 10, 2021 by Thaddeus Williams
In their recent book Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme, David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons document that 84 percent of Americans believe that “enjoying yourself is the highest goal of life.”
Further, 86 percent believe that to enjoy yourself you must “pursue the things you desire most.”
And 91 percent affirm this statement: “To find yourself, look within yourself.”
In our day, the Westminster Catechism answer has been inverted: “the chief end of man is to glorify and enjoy himself forever.” One could even make a case that self-worship is the world’s fastest-growing religion. It is certainly the world’s oldest (just read Gen. 3). Moreover, this religion lies beneath many of the most hot-button social and political issues of our day.
These are the sacred commandments of this ancient and still-trending world religion:
Your mind is the source and standard of truth, so no matter what, trust yourself. #theanswersarewithin
Your emotions are authoritative, so never question (or let anyone else question) your feelings. #followyourheart
You are sovereign, so flex your omnipotence and bend the universe around your dreams and desires. #liveyourtruth
You are supreme, so always act according to your chief end, to glorify and enjoy yourself forever. #yolo
You are the summum bonum—the standard of goodness—so don’t let anyone oppress you with the antiquated notion of being a sinner who needs grace. #neverchange.
You are the Creator, so use that limitless creative power to craft your identity and purpose. #authenticity.
This religion lies beneath many of the most hot-button social and political issues of our day.
What’s the Problem?
Here’s the problem with this cult of self-worship—besides the obvious problem of being a rebellion against God: When we try to be our own sources of truth, we slowly drive ourselves crazy. When we try to be our own sources of satisfaction, we become miserable wrecks. When we become our own standard of goodness and justice, we become obnoxiously self-righteous. When we seek self-glorification, we become more inglorious.
Why? It’s simple. We are not God. We were never meant to trust in or be defined by, satisfied in, and captivated by ourselves. We were made to revere someone infinitely more interesting and awesome than ourselves. We become most truly and freely ourselves in a state of self-forgetful reverence. As Albert Einstein put it, “A person first starts to live when he can live outside himself.”
The more self-absorbed we are, the less awe we experience; the less awe we experience, the less fully and freely ourselves we become.
We were made to revere someone infinitely more interesting and awesome than ourselves.