Great Men Knocked Down By Women: Will It Ever Come To An End?

Place 2Great men in sex scandals: Top, from left to right, Bill Clinton, John Profumo , Kobe Bryant and below, from left to right, Mike Tyson, Tiger Woods and Jeffery Archer.

Newspapers often come out with stories of great people, including politicians and celebrities in sex scandals, turning their lives upside down. Because they weren’t strong enough to control their sexual desire or too weak to resist the charm and power of attractive ladies. From Biblical times, there are stories of infidelity and adultery, putting many great men in the worst positions.

One of such stories recorded in the scriptures is that of King David, a composer, the author of book of Psalms. He couldn’t control his desire after seeing Uriah’s wife through his window taking her bath. After failing to persuade Uriah to sleep with his wife, to concede his sin and pregnancy of Bathsheba, David sent Uriah to the hottest part of a battle field to get him killed. God severely punished David for his sinful act and the child died after birth.

Giving examples of Biblical records of great men involved in sex scandals wouldn’t be intriguing, so let’s shift to our past and present generation. On June 5, 1963, British Secretary of War John Profumo resigns his post after confessing that he had lied to the House of Commons about his sexual affair with Christine Keeler, an alleged prostitute. The scandal didn’t affect him alone but threatened to topple Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s government.

A couple of years ago, it was revealed that former president of the USA, Bill Clinton, is involved in an affair with a former staff of the White House, Monica Lewinski. I watched as people argued that the story couldn’t be true. Is Clinton different from other great men women had brought to their knees? To make matters worse, after Clinton’s denial of not having any relationship with Monica, he later admitted to having sexual intercourse with Monica Lewinski.

What about the boxer Mike Tyson? He was convicted and jailed for raping Desire Washington. According to the story, Tyson invited her to his hotel room. To do what behind closed doors?  Later Mike Tyson was convicted of rape.  Many believe that Desire lied of being raped by Tyson, unfortunately not everyone believe that. Mike Tyson served his prison sentence but never became the iron Mike he used to be.  In one of his fights, after coming from prison, frustrated Tyson bit the ear of Evander Holyfield. They say the downfall of a man is not the end of his life, but at times some events and situations can be destructive.

Some years back in Britain, the famous British novelist Jeffery Archer, won a libel suit against the Sun newspaper for an article about him sleeping with a prostitute. According to Mr. Jeffery Archer, the story was untrue and it damaged his reputation. The author of ‘Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less’ was finally exposed. He admitted to having asked a friend to lie on his behalf to conceal the truth. So he did really slept with a prostitute. The startling new revelation affected Jeffery Archer such that he stepped down from contesting the seat as the mayor of London. Oh, what a shame?

On September 1, 2004 the criminal sexual assault case against Kobe Bryant, the NBA star, was dropped by the prosecutors because the accuser no longer wanted to participate in the court process.   This was after Kobe Bryant was charged with sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman in a Colorado hotel where she worked. The question is “why is it that the mighty keeps falling from the hands of women?” Is it lust, lack of control or temptation which is causing these problems? I can’t really unfold the mystery behind this.

One of such news about men involved in sex scandals, which shocked the world, was the case of the successful golfer, Tiger Woods. With such a  great career, leading him to all the corners of the world and wining great tournaments, the married man lost focus and hit the golf ball into the under wear  of porno stars, severely damaging his reputation and career.  I am a man, therefore I know the comfort and satisfaction at that place which belongs to a woman, but I am aware of the dangers and temptation, especially if you are a married man.

According to the scriptures, God places people in situations where He tests their faith and commitment.  Why God does tests us when He knew man will fail? Is man trying to get back the rib God used to create the Eve-woman, while the woman fights hard to keep it? If God really tests man, then man should pass the trial by not falling into temptations, because He also gave man power to resist temptation. In this case man shouldn’t blame God or woman for his failure.

Another question worth to bring on the table is: Can these bitter stories serve as a lesson to other men? Time will tell, but I don’t think so. Men will always drift into danger, since the body is weak to resist temptation, moreover Satan is like a hungry lion, lurking around the corner, looking for its next victim to devour, but we mustn’t allow him to catch us.

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The Reason Man Can’t Rule This World

Who rules this world and why world peace so elusive? These are some of the questions on the lips of many without an answer. We have been deceived by man, through the greed of politics. Politicians want favor to rule the world, without opposition, therefore have come out with grave laws and rules, which have ruined our society and will continue to destroy without ceasing to fulfill the prophecies in the Holy Bible.

War 1

There will be war and rumors of war disturbing our peace everyday.

We have been deceived by Satan, in the likely of men, heading our institutions, that money is the only thing which could give us comfort and salvation, thus; the spiritual food man needs, to survive, temptation, suicide and depression, has been completely ignored and the greed for money has escalated violence and crime in today’s society.

If believing in God, can cost someone his job, means Satan rules this world and if a baker would lose her baker’s license, because she refuses to make cake for a gay couple, is evidence that Satan rules this world. 1John 5: 19 confirms in the Bible that the world is under the control of someone evil. This is not an exaggeration, because one doesn’t need to have vision or wisdom to see the destruction, carnage and suffering people are experiencing in the world today.

War 2

The devil will come down in the likely of man to kill Christians in the name of God, when it is written in the Bible, “For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.” Psalm 5:4.

The search for salvation, inner peace, and happiness have drifted many people from impending life turmoil to find happiness in God,  sadly, most of mankind have been misled into making the same bad choice, leading to depression, suicides and other problems. —Read Revelation 12:9. Politicians encourage and promote every evil in the society to gain favor to exercise power in politics, but at long run, the people that made bad choice suffer most.

The Reason Man Can’t Rule This World 

Since memorial time, efforts by men, including world leaders to bring world peace, have failed and will continue to fail for several reasons:

Jeremiah 10:23 reads “It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.” Humans weren’t created with the ability or the right to rule themselves, so they won’t be able to achieve enduring peace.

War 3

Women taking guns to fight for themselves, evidence of the rapid decay of our society.

Psalm 146:3-4, “Don’t put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you. When they die, they return to the dust; on that day all their plans come to an end.” Good News Translation) Government leaders, even those with the best motives, can’t devise lasting solutions for the root causes of war.

2 Timothy 3:1-4, “In the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here, for men will be fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride.”  We live in “the last days” of the present wicked world, a time when prevailing attitudes make peace difficult.

Revelation 12: 12, “Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time. The Devil, God’s enemy, has been confined to the vicinity of the earth and motivates people to adopt his vicious spirit. As long as he is “the ruler of this world,” we can never live in peace.—John 12:31.

Daniel 2:44, “[God’s Kingdom] will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms [that oppose God], and it itself will stand to times indefinite.”

Psalm 145:16, God’s Kingdom, not any human government, will satisfy our desire for permanent world peace.

Who will resolve man’s problems?

War 4

“God is watching you,” Pharmaceutical and medical crime against mankind, is a major threat to public health.

1 John 3:8. Will God allow Satan to continue his wicked rule? No! God will use Jesus to undo the evil that Satan has done.

Empowered by God, Jesus will destroy Satan. (Romans 16:20) Then, God will rule mankind and restore the human race to the life of happiness and peace he originally intended.—Read Revelation 21:3.