Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad
A famous phrase from ancient Rome translates as, “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad”.
Does it apply to now? Is God preparing to destroy parts of the world and so is allowing them to descend into madness so that they bring on their own destruction?
To say the least, it’s happened before. The Latin rendition was, “Quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat,” an opinion that’s been around for centuries.
Paul the Apostle spoke of this in a different way. He said that God sends “strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” (II Thessalonians 2:11) But to whom is that strong delusion sent? Paul covers that quite succinctly. Those who “receive not the truth, that they may be saved.” (II Thessalonians 2:10)
I’ve personally witnessed the progression of history over the last 50 or 60 years sharing my faith at Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park in London in 1971. And Dam Square in Amsterdam in 1972.
Has America and the nations of Western Europe “progressed”? You might think to say yes. But what do you think the answer would be in the eyes of God? “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”
There is a spirit of madness and virtually insanity that is upon so many in our nations at this time. It is unsustainable. It is overwhelmingly lacking in basic truth and a grasp of reality and the truth that is of this time.
But historically this is what happens before destruction. The ancients knew this.
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