Irony: a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character’s words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.ORIGIN: early 16th century (also denoting Socratic irony): via Latin from Greek eirōneia ‘simulated ignorance’, from eirōn ‘dissembler’.
In this present age it is difficult for many people to imagine why anyone would take a “leap of faith” and place trust in anything other than humanity itself and its alleged ability to ride out any crisis, and its claims to possess the means to solve the problems of the world.
Many of these same people now present themselves as willing and even eager to submit (bow) to a god, the god of fear, a god whose images (idols) include the hypodermic syringe, made of plastic and metal, and containing substances not found in nature whose effects are largely unknown and unexplored. Some are even willing to sacrifice their children to it. This is a leap of faith! But for what? “Salvation”?
We are not a product of chance. In this universe, nothing even remotely resembling us comes into existence by chance. This is evident to all whose eyes are not sealed shut. The unknown properties of these vaccines reflect the ignorance that stems from the complexity of all living things, which remains far beyond human understanding.
But then you don’t need to know or understand anything in order to have blind faith. It is sufficient to trust in that which sounds good.
There is another kind of faith, grounded in evidence — including the evidence of our existence and of the world in which we find ourselves — and affirmed through action. With this kind of faith we see, we act upon what we see, and we experience the fruits of doing so. It is not blind, although it involves a kind of “leap”, the act of letting go of beliefs that do not serve us well.
Rom. 1:18: The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,Romans 1:18-20 (NIV 2011)
19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
We find ourselves now in a “situation”. ‘Trusted authorities’ worldwide, governmental, secular, and religious, are lying to us as never before. And yet the truth has never changed. We are created. We were placed here for a purpose. We have choices to make, between life and death. And we are not alone, not left to our own clearly inadequate means. We have a Savior.
Rev 12:10: Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavensRevelation 12:10-12 (NIV 2011)
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”
Matt. 7:7: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV 2011)
8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.