March 2016

The Establishment


Sermon notes of Pastor Mark Downey

March 13, 2016

Scripture Reading: II Thessalonians 2:1-4

I've been writing about “The Establishment” for decades and decided to dedicate a sermon, not to the Establishment, but to the establishment of the Truth.  There is a lot of fanfare and talk of the Establishment in this election year, 2016.  Ever wonder why they call it the Establishment?  Do Christians really yearn for the establishment of the Kingdom of God?  Who or what is the Establishment in the United States?  Well, if we were to synthesize the divine dialectic, the Establishment is not the Kingdom or vice versa.  The antithesis of God's Kingdom is often cited as Babylon.  The Establishment is a hive of secret societies that have connections to the mystery religions and they want the world.  Any Christian worth their salt should know that in prophecy, the Establishment is known as Mystery Babylon.  Well, that was pretty easy to connect those two dots, but what and why is the Establishment doing what they do?  Where and when did this Establishment rear its ugly head in America?  How did they establish themselves as the Establishment?  I'll tell you something: nothing can succeed politically without a spiritual resolve, and by that I don't necessarily mean something good. It can be an evil spirit, a corruption of the soul that becomes the Establishment.  The soul of our nation has become corrupt, because of the Establishment.