Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.(Psalm 2)
There is a ruling elite that has emerged in this modern world, which is at war with the God of the Bible and of Christ. The second Psalm is a prophecy of these men, calling them the “Kings of the earth and their rulers”. It is important to note at this point that this description is not limited to political figures, presidents, prime ministers or leaders. “The Kings of the earth and their leaders” refer to political and governmental figures indeed but is not limited to them.
What the Psalm is referring to is what we would call the “ruling elite” in all areas of influence in society. These men are the leaders in education,religion, entertainment, banking and finance, economics, the cultural movers and shakers, the shapers of men’s opinions, the gatekeepers in modern life.
The Psalm tells us that in the last days these “cultural guardians” will “take counsel together against the LORD and his Christ”. Where have they taken this counsel? How have so many of our elites come to an Anti-Christian consensus? It turns out that they received that counsel in our institutions of higher education.
The Psalmist also warns us that the “Kings of the earth and their rulers” are carrying out their counsel against the LORD and his Christ, by conducting a “liberation movement”, breaking Judeo/Christian society away from all of the former strictures and constructs which once formed western society.
The Kings of the earth and their rulers have been on a long march through every one of our institutions, tearing down or plucking out by the roots the moral and spiritual foundational supports of our culture; the value of life, the meaning of humanity, the definition of marriage, Judeo/Christian sexuality, the differences between Genders, they destroy the unity of Society by agitating and exploiting disaffected identity groups.
These cultural elites have foisted upon the people of the west a philosophy of Nihilism.
This philosophy has been evolving in academia and has seeped into the mainstream of our society through the media, entertainment, and education is called Multiculturalism. Multiculturalism seemingly started out as a celebration of the “diversity” of humanity, and the recognition of the contributions of cultures other than western.
This philosophy evolved into the manifestly erroneous idea that all cultures are in fact equal in value, and that any assertions of cultural superiority in any area (by Westerners),is proof of bigotry.
The end point of the evolution of this errant philosophy (Perhaps it was the goal all along), is that all cultures; i.e. Third World, African Tribal, Islamic, Bhuddist, Hindu, communist , etc, are superior to classical Western Culture.
Western Culture, the most successful, humane, reasonable, liberating,reductive, just, humanly elevating,merciful civilization the world has ever seen, is now portrayed as racist, exploitive, bigoted, greedy and murderous. The “left” has succeeded in slandering the West in spite of the manifest success of the culture. The youth of our culture especially, have been indoctrinated into this diabolical lie.
I believe the reason for this “Vain Imagination” is because of the fact that it is Western Civilization which is associated with Christianity, having sprang pout of it.
Thus the cultural flavor of the day, (In the face of the mysogeny brutality, hatred, open bigotry,blood lust and fervent murderous expansionism)is Islam. In the face of universal Islamic “Rape waves”, murder, assault, terrorism in astonishing magnitude,Our cultural elites not only insist upon the “Peacefulness of Islam”, but seek to engorge our formerly civil and orderly societies with millions of Muslims who openly hate and want to kill us.
This was prophesied in the second Psalm.