The Great Story That is History

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“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”
–Napoleon Bonaparte

BECAUSE those who enjoy the acclaim of the world KNOW what history REALLY is and how it works, many of those folks exalted by the world have had something to say about the grand narrative we call “history.”

And what they have said has NOT been very complimentary.

“History is merely gossip.”
–Oscar Wilde

“History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”
–George Santayana

“History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.”
–Ambrose Bierce

“More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”
–John Barth

“History is more or less bunk.”
–Henry Ford

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History is essentially the propaganda of today put into the mouths of those who lived yesterday in order to serve a purpose tomorrow.

“He who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
–George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

These thoughts were provoked during this past week when an acquaintance made the observation, “History is just not that useful, is it?”

When this acquaintance was informed of what other, more famous folks, had written about history, he chuckled.

Not the kind of chuckle one hears after something funny has been said, but the kind of chuckle one hears when the chuckler feels what is being said has, perhaps, overstepped its boundaries.

One of history’s GREAT advantages is that it is taught to EVERY CHILD in EVERY schoolhouse as the TRUTH.

HOWEVER, history is that grand narrative; that epic retelling of what supposedly has happened; that great story which illuminates the future by shining a light on the past.

In a country’s history, all of its leaders are giants among men.

In the telling of a country’s history, all of the soldiers are honest and brave and wonderful.

In the telling of a country’s history, all of the women are beautiful and SMART.

And, with any great story, there must be storytellers.

The public believes these storytellers, who are called “historians.”

“Perhaps nobody has changed the course of history as much as the historians.”
Franklin P. Jones

But the REAL storytellers are those who finance the scriblings of the historian.

One day, believers will know all.

But today is not that day and until that day arrives, man is cursed to contend with histories instead.

DOES the reader follow along the various histories AS THOUGH those tales actually happened as told?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 17, 2021.]

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