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Last week we left Nebuchadnezzar out in a field mooing and eating grass and chewing his cud. For a long season God deprived him of human sense and reason and reduced him to an animal. I called his condition Lycanthropy, the delusion of thinking you are an animal. It seems strange and foreign to us, something belonging to the ancient past. But the condition may be more common than we realize. We live in a culture that is full of the pride of life and pride of self. We have thrown off God and think we are God, that we can do whatever we want, that we are in control, that we can change the rules. We think we can change the definition of marriage, that we can change our gender at will, that we are free from all moral and sexual restraints, that we can kill babies and call it choice, we let men in women’s bathrooms and call it being inclusive and tolerant and progressive, that we can call good evil and evil good. We think we are the lords of the earth and nothing bad will happen. Another aspect of our cultures madness is it rejection of and rebellion against authority. Our culture is in a free fall in its hatred of authority, the authority of fathers, teachers, pastors and elders, police men. We have built a great secular Babylon, a world filled with incredible technological wonders, amazing feats, a world filled with every possible pleasure and entertainment. Technology is our new tower of Babel, making us gods, capable of doing anything. We think we are superior to all previous cultures. It is madness, it is the loss of reason and a great and terrible judgment is coming. God will give us over to animal like passions and behavior as the rule of reason and law is turned over. The call for Christians is to learn now to follow the example of Daniel while living in exile in this pagan secular world. How to be salt and light? How to pray for grace and mercy, for truth and righteousness, for justice and holiness, for the opening of blind eyes and hard hearts. The book of Daniel holds out hope to the exiled Jews and to us today. God is able to humble the proud and He is able to restore sanity. He has done it before in cultures more wicked and proud and violent than ours. God will show Himself to be God, He will show Himself to be in final control. He will one day put an end to the madness, to the insanity of our world’s arrogance and godlessness.