Dear Friend of Chalcedon,
Most of you remember Idi Amin, one of the most ruthless of all twentieth century dictators. His brutality rivaled anything history records of the ancient pagan war-lords. He ruled the African nation of Uganda for what must have seemed like an eternity to its people.
This fall, the current President of Uganda confessed his sin and that of his land and asked for God's grace on his nation.
The two events are separated by a mere fifteen years. Going back a little further, many were so surprised by the downfall of the Soviet Union that they were certain it was some sort of a ruse by communists to put us off our guard. After all we had long believed the U.S.S.R. was, and would remain the great threat to the future of peace and liberty. Then, suddenly, it was gone.
Even in our experience, things can change quickly. I hear too many people complain that "things today are about as bad as they can be; the end must be very soon." Yet a decade ago Phillip Jenkins said that Christianity was the fastest growing religion in the world. It is now bigger in Africa than Islam.
We are winning because Christ is winning. We are winning not because we can see it or measure it, but because we are on the victorious side of history, the Kingdom of God and His Christ.
We do not celebrate the infant Jesus at Christmas but the advent of the Messiah, the King of kings and Lord of lords over time and eternity.
Thank you so much for your invaluable help to the functioning of our ministry in His Kingdom!
Mark R. Rushdoony
Topics: World History