In her book Guardian Angel: My Story, My Britain, Melanie Phillips writes about the problems plaguing America and Britain, especially in the crucial areas of family and education. She follows the facts wherever they may lead. Our nations need to wake up and consider her warning in this book.
Phillips has made a serious accusation: Her opponents are not only against the traditional family, but are actively working to destroy it!
The strength of a nation is determined by the strength of its families. If there really is a war on family today, we need to know about it!
In her book, Phillips writes:
And when I started writing about family breakdown, I was also called “an Old Testament fundamentalist.” At the time, I shrugged this aside as merely a gratuitous bit of bigotry. Much later, however, I came to realize that it was actually a rather precise insult. My assailants had immediately understood something I did not myself at the time understand—that the destruction of the traditional family had, as its real target, the destruction of biblical morality.
In the Bible, 25 percent of the New Testament consists of quotes from the Old Testament. In reality, Phillips’s enemies are attacking the entire Bible, the entire concept of biblical morality.
“But they understood that the banner behind which I was actually marching was the biblical moral law” (ibid). Phillips goes on to point out how God’s law restricts man’s basest appetites, which is why the radical left hates that law so much.
What would cause people to attack the morality and spirituality of the Bible?
The Bible is man’s only hope. Fighting against it is the ultimate sin. America’s Founding Fathers knew better, even writing biblical principles into the Constitution.
“The belief that the western nation was innately and oppressively judgmental gave rise to a parallel onslaught against the Judeo-Christian heritage,” Phillips continues. Does America treat women worse than Iran does? Does Britain murder dissenters the way Russia does? No! Such claims are absurd.
“This great march through the institutions captured virtually the entire British intellectual and governing establishment. It led to the undermining of education and the traditional family and behavioral constraints in favor of cultural and moral relativism and hyper-individualism” (ibid).
Phillips’s claims here are staggering. You need to request my booklet America Under Attack to understand why such damaging changes are taking place. It will explain to you the depths of Satan!
“The family is the issue of issues,” Phillips writes. “It’s the most important of all.” The God Family is the issue of issues in the entire Bible! The true gospel is the good news of the coming Kingdom, or Family, of God. The true Church is the Family of God in embryo today, waiting to be born as God’s sons. The physical family is a type of the God Family. If the traditional family breaks down, so does God’s master plan for man!
“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Revelation 12:12).
Read America Under Attack, and you can see that Satan was cast down in 1986. He is behind the breakdown of the traditional family, which consists of one father and one mother, married to each other. It is that simple, yet it is increasingly rare to see happy families arranged this way today.
Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), but only because God allows him to be at this time. He was cast down once before mankind was ever created. He was cast down permanently in 1986.
Satan and millions of demons are confined to Earth, no longer free to roam the endless universe. That is bad news—but it is also a sign that the Messiah is about to return! Only God Himself can stop all of the turmoil and evil in this world.
“And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child” (Revelation 12:13). A “woman” in the Bible symbolizes a church, in this case God’s true Church. The “man child” is Jesus Christ, who was born a mortal human being and later founded the Church.
Notice: After being cast down in 1986, Satan attacked God’s Church first! He hates God’s Church, the God Family in embryo. Those in God’s Church today will rule with Christ as part of the government that replaces Satan. They are preparing now for that awesome responsibility. No wonder Satan hates God’s Church so much!
“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18). Christ came to Earth to declare the Father. The Father is the Head of the God Family; Christ is the firstborn Son. Christ died so all humans who have ever lived may have the chance to know the true God (John 3:16).
Satan’s number one target, after the spiritual family, is the traditional family—because it is a physical type of the Family of God that will live for all eternity.
Besides traditional family, Melanie Phillips is most concerned about education. Family and education are the two main pillars of any society.
“[E]ducation standards … had not only plummeted, but education itself had been redefined,” Phillips wrote in Guardian Angel. This a coordinated attack on education!
“The ideological dogmas behind the unraveling of education were also eroding family life and the moral codes that kept civilized society together, replacing those by the no-blame, no-shame, no-pain society” (ibid). Undermining education is the same as undermining the traditional family.
“Respect for authority both in and outside the classroom had collapsed,” Phillips writes. “… Authority was being disastrously confused with authoritarianism.” Teachers have had their ability to discipline students taken away. Without government and authority, families and nations crumble! Everything descends into chaos and lawlessness.
“Most teachers … were unaware that they were the unwitting troops of a cultural revolution. … [T]hey were being taught to teach according to far-left doctrines whose core aim was to subvert the fundamental tenets of Western society. … A generation of activists had captured academia” (ibid).
A war is being waged for control of the education of a generation! In her book, Phillips describes how she has been viciously slandered for sticking to the facts and for pointing out the ideological activism and the flaws in the educational system: poor teaching methods and a refusal to properly teach core subjects like English and history, not a lack of funding.
Phillips exposes “history teachers who resist the very idea that they should teach British history as an elitist irrelevance.” This gets to the core of destroying Western civilization. If these educators have radical, anti-British views, then why teach history?
Winston Churchill led Britain to victory in World War ii largely because he was steeped in history. He could foresee the threat of Germany because of his knowledge of similar situations in the past. (Read the Appendix of my book The Former Prophets: How to Become a King to understand the value of learning history.)
Hitler said, “What you tell people in the mass, in a receptive state of fanatic devotion, will remain like words received under a hypnotic influence, ineradicable, and impervious to every reasonable explanation. A new age of magic interpretation of the world is coming, of interpretation in terms of the will and not of the intelligence.”
Was Hitler right? Are people easily influenced to tear down the traditional family and education today?
“Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not [“has,” it should read] seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh” (Colossians 2:18, 23).
The Apostle Paul warned the first-century Christians about will worship. The human will is led by Satan! Even God’s own Church fell victim to will worship, forming opinions and making decisions based on out-of-control emotion.
“Intruding” in verse 18 means to invade or to make a hostile incursion into. Satan invaded God’s Church in the first century, and he has done it again in this end time!
How did Satan do it? “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (verse 8). Rudiments of the world means ruling spirits of the universe. This is talking about a demon attack through philosophy and higher education!
Satan deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:9), including intellectuals and academics. Beware of anyone who says that scholars must explain to you the philosophical aspects of the Bible.
“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee” (Ezekiel 28:15). Iniquity should read lawlessness. Lucifer rebelled and became lawless. You can see Satan’s impact all over the world today.
“By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence …” (verse 16). The Earth is filled with violence because Satan has been cast down in this end time.
The Prophet Ezekiel wrote about Lucifer once being a covering cherub. He covered the throne of the majestic God! But now, God and Satan are arch enemies, and God will deal with him severely. “All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more” (verse 19).
Think about this: Satan and millions of demons are stuck on Earth! They are attacking America, Britain and the Jewish nation in the Middle East for a particular reason. (Request Herbert Armstrong’s book The United States and Britain in Prophecy to find out why.) Satan has the power to make the Earth tremble. Is it any surprise to see family and education so swiftly undermined in the West?
We need to understand the depth of the culture wars taking place in America and Britain. If we let God guide us, we can avoid the coming punishment for losing these wars.