THE TRAIN OF DESTINY
Bertrand L. Comparet
Recently I saw the wreckage of a truck, which had been
hit by a fast train, which had been running exactly on schedule. We can't expect
the train to wait while we hold a picnic on the tracks with Yahweh's enemies. We
persistently do wrong, for the sake of so-called expediency, until the judgment
of destiny flings us in wreckage from the tracks.
When Yahweh led His people out of Egypt and was
organizing them into a nation, He had Moses up on Mount Sinai for instructions.
The brother of Moses, whose name was Aaron, was left in charge of the people,
Aaron was a man of peace, there was nothing controversial about him. Aaron
wouldn't quarrel with anyone about anything so trifling as a vital principle of
good or evil. He found it expedient to go along with the popular demand to
return to idolatry, and he made the people a golden calf. Exodus chapter 32
records the inevitable penalty for this act, three thousand people died as the
price of this expediency.
When Yahweh told His people to enter new homes in
Palestine, they lacked the courage to obey Him. The leading liberal columnists
and commentators of the day called Him a warmonger. They said it was a
reactionary policy and it would surely lead to war with Russ, pardon me, with
the Canaanites. They believed they must do anything to avoid the danger of war.
You know what the penalty was, 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, until
all the cowards were dead.
Only those with the courage to follow Yahweh could enter
the Promised Land. Today it is even worse. Since the communist success in taking
over Russia in 1917, we have spent many decades wandering in stupid circles. We
have been led around by the nose by communist front politicians and minority
group organizations, while the going got steadily rougher. In addition,
the worst swamps are just ahead.
After the 40 years of wandering were past, Yahweh again
told His people to occupy the good land He had given them and He promised to
drive out their enemies before them. He solemnly warned them not to make any
treaties with the treacherous, pagan Canaanite nations, for the Canaanites
regarded treaties only as a way to deceive their enemies. Does this sound at all
In Exodus 34:12 Yahweh warned Israel, "Take
heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land
whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee". The
foolish people would not obey Yahweh. Didn't their Secretary of State say, the
way to get confidence is to give it and we must treat everybody alike, we must
never discriminate, not even between good and evil. So they defied their God for
the sake of political expediency, and made a peace treaty with the Gibeonites.
They had to learn the terrible lesson that, in the long run, expediency is
The record of it in Judges 2:1-3 is brief and
bitter. "And an angel of Yahweh came up from Gilgal to Bochim and said, I
made you to go out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I swore
unto your fathers; and I said I will never break my covenant with you. And ye
shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down
their altars: but ye have not obeyed My voice. Why have ye done this? Wherefore
I also said, I will not drive them out before you; but they shall be as thorns
in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you". For centuries, in
one dreadful war after another, Israel paid the bitter penalty for this disobedience
with the lives of their sons. They fought wars, which no enemy would have dared
to start if Israel had obeyed Yahweh, as they would have still had His
Down through the next 3,000 years, each generation has
had to learn anew the awful lesson that the price of expediency is high.
The only coin with which we can pay is the blood of our sons. Great Britain and
ourselves are already seated in a classroom where we must learn that when we
sell our brothers in Europe into slavery just to win an election, we shall
redeem them on the battlefield. We will pay a frightful rate of interest for the
Today, the situation is taking on a new character; it is
Yahweh's judgment upon the satanic world order. The fruits of that order have
ripened. We are suffering the consequences of living under the conditions, which
we have tolerated. Are you worried about the danger of an atomic attack by
Russia? Then why didn't we pull the bear's fangs when only we had a
stockpile of atom bombs? We had the air force big enough to deliver the bombs
and Russia had neither the bombs nor the means of delivery, then we could have
dictated the terms. There would have been no war, for Russia would not have
dared to face destruction against which they had no defense, no means of hitting
Was your voice heard in those days? Did you write to your
statesmen demanding that we save the world and ourselves while we could still do
it? For those of you that were too young at that time, what are you doing now to
help save our nation from destruction from within?
Today people deceive themselves about Yahweh's judgments.
They think of them as only the anger of hurt pride and they say, "So what
if we have defied God, as long as we thought it was all right! He is too kind to
do anything about it." Judgment is the inevitable consequence of
violating natural law. Moral laws are as much natural laws and as
self-enforcing, as the law of gravity. All history is the record of the
consequences of national cowardice and dishonesty.
Galatians 6:7 warns us, "Be not deceived; God
is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Hosea
8:7 continues, "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the
whirlwind." Yahweh's train of destiny is thundering down the tracks, right
on schedule, we must either get out of the way or get hit. Noah had to build the
ark in time, or he would have drowned with the others. Lot had to get out of
Sodom, or he would have perished in its destruction. We also have much to
change, and very soon.
Our educational system has turned its back on Yahweh. We thought it smart and intellectual to doubt and sneer
at everything good, now communism is taught in many schools under the guise of
social adjustment. They are teaching Christianity is ridiculous and denouncing
it as bigotry. Juvenile delinquency
is the natural result of our lack of standards and the mixing together of
all kinds and classes of youth in the sacred name of democracy. The tolerated
presence of evil always corrupts and one rotten apple spoils the barrel. Now we
have even found instances of teachers teaching our children the worst kind of
promiscuous immorality. Then these teachers brazenly defend their teaching as
part of their academic freedom, what have you done about your schools?
Is the government of your city corrupt? Don't complain to me. How much campaigning for better candidates did you
do during the last elections? Are your taxes ruinously high? When did you
ever notify any politicians that your vote would go to the man who would reduce
taxes by one third?
You have been betrayed many times by politicians who have
brazenly and openly sold you out. You, the great majority, have been sold out in
the corrupt play for the support of some minority group. Did you
vote for those same politicians in the last election?
All the conditions you find so appalling, are the result
of your own toleration of evil. We get a million words a year of propaganda for
tolerance, haven't you ever wondered why they always ask you to tolerate
something bad? Why is it that they never ask anyone to tolerate the good things,
which are controversial, when the evil groups are always attacking them? When
will we learn that we cannot tolerate a cancer? Today we face the beginning of
the last great conflict, from which either good or evil will survive, but not
both, there can be no coexistence. We must pay for our cowardice, hypocrisy and
expediency, in blood. As always, we could have saved this blood if we had
stamped out the organized, international evil of communism. We should have put
out the fire when it was small.
Even now, we can still avoid much of it, if we will clean
up our national house and get back to the laws of Yahweh, while there is still