THE SUMMIT OR THE PIT
Bertrand L. Comparet
We are now being told to rejoice and expect good things.
This is because President Johnson has held a summit conference with Kosygin to
negotiate for the accomplishment of evil. I say negotiate for the accomplishment
of evil, because nothing else can be negotiated with Kosygin, he will not agree
to anything else. So far our leaders have always made it their most sacred
principle to make some kind of agreement, if it were possible, at any sacrifice
of honor and justice.
Do you wonder that the results of these conferences, over
the last decades, have been uniformly bad? It doesn't take a prophet to see the
only possible result of such agreements, it is obvious to even the dullest
minds. We can never take a firm stand for the right and tell Russia she'd better
retreat, or else! No, we always back down and compromise with Russia for
about half of what she demands. We always give her the victory without Russia
having to fire a shot or take any risks. This is how communism has spread
over half of the world in the last few decades.
The Bible records the first summit conference, the one
held by Satan with Adam and Eve. Originally Satan held a position, which might
be described as governor of this planet. He was a very important angel, given
great power. However, this power must be exercised only in obedience to Yahweh.
Then Satan rebelled against Yahweh, and thereby forfeited all rights to this
power, and Adam was sent to take his place. At this time Adam was immortal,
otherwise the warning that death was the penalty of disobedience would mean
nothing, if he were going to die anyway.
The garden of Yahweh in Eden was not a plantation of
ordinary trees and shrubs. The trees in it were the family trees of races and
nations. In Ezekiel 31: 3,5,8, & 9 Yahweh describes the garden and
who was in it. "The Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon. His height was
exalted above all the trees of the field. The cedars in the garden of
Yahweh could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and
the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the
garden of Yahweh was like him in his beauty. All the trees of Eden, that
were in the garden of Yahweh, envied him."
You can't find any tree in a park or forest that envies
anybody; it just isn't that kind of tree. Adam was warned not to eat the fruit
of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
No tree has knowledge or experience of good and evil, except a family
tree of people. Yahweh didn't create a special new being Adam, just to spade up
the ground, Yahweh already had millions of pre Adamic people for that purpose.
Adam was put here to take the place of Satan and to govern the racial family
trees of the world, and to rule them with Yahweh's laws.
Adam like ourselves shrank from the unpleasant duty of
throwing out wrongdoers by force. Before he got around to it, Satan had held a
summit conference with Eve. Eve seems to have acted as Adam's state department.
Satan suggested that Eve give his plan a fair trial, to see if it wasn't as good
as he said, this seemed reasonable to Eve. Adam decided that after all, as long
as they were talking, they weren't fighting. Therefore an agreement for peaceful
coexistence, arrived at by negotiation, was better than war.
So Adam went along with the plan, overlooking the obvious
facts that no proposal from an evil source will ever be other than evil. The
wicked always negotiate for their own advantage and our disadvantage. Compromise
with evil has never produced anything but more evil. Adam and Eve learned the
hard way, unfortunately we never learn at all.
Matthew chapter 4 and Luke chapter 4 record
the next summit conference. This summit conference was between Satan and
Yahshua, it records, "The devil, taking Him up into an high mountain,
showed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world, in a moment of time. And the
devil said unto Him, All this power will I give Thee, and the glory of them: for
that is delivered unto me; and whomsoever I will give it. If Thou therefore will
worship me, all shall be Thine."
What the devil was really saying was if Yahshua would
recognize his power and authority, he would recognize His, and then we will
peacefully coexist. This is exactly what Kosygin has already proposed, and
probably repeated to President Johnson. "You recognize my rightful
authority over all the enslaved nations and I will recognize you and NATO as
rulers of the free world."
Take careful note of this, Yahshua did not fall for it.
He knew that the powers of evil are never sincere and will never keep their
word. Even more important, He knew that good couldn't derive its authority from evil. Whenever you concede the power of evil
as being of lawful right, you concede all the victory. Yahshua was offered other
opportunities to compromise with evil. The compromise would be to tone down His
own preaching into something which would not offend the ruling powers, thus to
avoid war with them.
Not once did Yahshua ever yield to this temptation. He
knew that His firm insistence upon truth and right was forcing the issue to a
point that must lead them to murder Him. He also knew that abandoning the right
and yielding a shameful victory to the powers of evil, also led to death. It
would be a death from which there would not be a resurrection to glory.
What can we expect to negotiate at any summit conference?
Will it be the release of the enslaved nations of Europe, from the communist
yoke? No, for the Reds have never been willing to negotiate for this, and to our
eternal shame, we have never even asked for it! Having betrayed all
Eastern Europe to the Reds, in a political deal for the liberal vote here at
home, we have ever since been content to keep this evil bargain. We have never
insisted upon even talking about freedom for our brothers, much less doing
anything about it.
Are you surprised that the giant Skoda arms factories in
Czechoslovakia, which we delivered intact to Russia, have ever since been
working 24 hours a day making arms to be used against us? How can you escape the
consequences of evil without undoing the wrong, which you have done? It is not
only that we have done wrongful acts in the past. Such wrongful acts create
wrongful conditions, which remain to plague us until we set them right. Like all
burdensome debts, this one draws a heavy rate of interest, and becomes harder
and harder to pay as time goes on.
The only thing we can negotiate with Russia is some
further triumph for Russia, something that increases their strength and weakens
us. The communist beachhead in Cuba, which our own State Department helped to
create, now threatens our Atlantic coast cities with atomic rockets. We lack the
integrity and the courage to do anything about it. In order to appease the Reds
in Cuba, which of our allies are we about to betray in our negotiations, or will
it be an agreement for general disarmament? That will be utter suicide for the
entire free world.
Conferences with evil are never at the summit; they are
always in the pit of hell. What does it matter if we send the president or one
of his underlings, if we are only going to negotiate the step by step surrender
to evil? We cringe before Castro, while he builds bomber bases 90 miles off our
eastern coast. What respect can we command from Russia?
Until we have recovered our lost courage and our lost
honor, there should be no summit conferences whatsoever. When we are once again
ready to speak with the authoritative voice of courage and power, to redeem our
own hemisphere from the first beachhead of communism without first whimpering
for somebody's permission to do so, then again I say no conferences.
We should take a firm stand for truth, right and honor.
We should say, these are our terms; there is nothing to negotiate, for we will
not take anything less. This does not risk war; it is the only way to possibly
avoid it. Our current pose of weakness in retreat, invites attack. If we
take a firm stand and meant it, Russia would yield. Russia knows we have the
power to so destroy her so she could never recover.
The only summit is with Yahshua and His righteousness,
not with Kosygin and his malice, cruelty and treachery. LET'S GET OUT OF THE