Amongst the Ashes



aka Eschatologuy

Despair is never the correct response. We live in the ashes of Christendom, and the fires are still burning. Our forefathers were faithless and we now suffer the — accelerating — consequences. However, God has clearly promised that He will relent of whatever disaster He has purposed if a nation will return to Him:

If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it. And if at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, and if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will relent of the good that I had intended to do to it.

There is only one solution to the problems we face, because all Truth is One. The answer is not rolling back the clock a decade, two decades, fifty years, a century, because the rot set in long before that. The answer lies in returning to the Lord God, reading and believing His Word, and pulling out of the dive in which we find ourselves before we hit the ground at terminal velocity. We must choose between the faithlessness of our forefathers and the faithfulness of our ancestors, and everything hangs in the balance.

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11 Replies to “Amongst the Ashes”

  1. the player makes it hard to scroll through.


    1. The player is just a minor convenience for anyone who does not want to download an actual podcast application. I would highly recommend Overcast on iOS. For Android users, I do not have a specific recommendation, but I would imagine Android has some (more or less) built-in option.


      1. any suggestions for windows desktop users


        1. I would think Spotify may be your best bet, but I am admittedly not a Windows user.


  2. Those of us whl accept the divine creation of nations must find the exsistence and creation of americA to be evil. Now, in the past, and in the future. A whire behemoth country of mixed nations is no better than whites, blacks, asians mixing and living together.


    1. There is a country — the United States — and a nation — America. The nation is a European-descended people (almost exclusively Anglo-Saxon, but with some Celtic and other admixture from other parts of Europe). The nation is good and should be preserved; the country is wicked.


      1. Why do you think it is okay for some groups to mix? Some nations to mix? Some nations mixing seems like a slippery slope to a tower of babel situation. Every reason to not race mix applies to nation mixing in my view.


        1. The distance between a German and a Netherlander is trivial. The distance between a German and a Ugandan is not. Wisdom may sometimes permit the former, but simply does not permit the latter.


  3. I’m a ‘seeker,’ only been to one lutheran service, but from multiple catholic priests I’ve heard them say, “Church is a hospital for the soul, if you’ve got everything figured out, don’t come to church.”

    To me this seems wrong – you guys talk about nations who decided they didn’t need God, they didn’t end up well. A good person shouldn’t take this attitude toward people, to confirm them in their damnable pride, even if the intent is to wait for them to be humbled by the fruits of their pride, especially because it’s a lie!

    Everyone needs God, thinking you don’t need God is actually one of the signs that you do, as a nation or as an individual.


    1. Luther speaks to this in the Small Catechism:

      1. But what should you do if you are not aware of this need and have no hunger and thirst for the Sacrament?
        To such a person no better advice can be given than this: first, he should touch his body to see if he still has flesh and blood. Then he should believe what the Scriptures say of it in Galatians 5 and Romans 7. Second, he should look around to see whether he is still in the world, and remember that there will be no lack of sin and trouble, as the Scriptures say in John 15-16 and in 1 John 2 and 5. Third, he will certainly have the devil also around him, who with his lying and murdering day and night will let him have no peace, within or without, as the Scriptures picture him in John 8 and 16; 1 Peter 5; Ephesians 6; and 2 Timothy 2.


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