God is a glorified nanny. First he gives us life, health, and sanity. Then he gives us food, clothes, shelter, and the ability to provide these things for ourselves once we’re able. God gives the earth sun, wind, and rain so that crops will grow. He wakes us up each morning and puts us to sleep at night. Once we learn to read, God also gives us good rules in his Word for physical and spiritual self-government. He even gives us 360-degree protection from Satan day and night.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, even forevermore.
– Psalm 121:5-8 (NKJV)
I know who goes before me.
I know who stands behind.
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side.
– “Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]” (Chris Tomlin)
These truths comfort the hearts of Christians. But they strike fear in the hearts of unbelievers. The latter don’t want a 360-degree nanny God watching every move they make. Rebellious teenagers don’t want their parents to exercise such control via technology either.
Yet these people are willing to say “yes” to nanny states. They want the American government or the UN to provide 360-degree control from “terrorism.” Unlike God and parents, governments today don’t have our best interests at heart. They themselves are the terrorists. But for the purpose of control, they point the finger at outsiders.
Thanks to the nanny state here in America, we can’t pray or have guns in public schools and some public places. We can’t purchase or use tobacco if we’re under 18, alcohol under 21. In some states, we can’t use plastic bags or eat foods with trans fat. We need a passport to leave and re-enter the country. We also need a driver’s license and insurance to drive on a public road. All these things are controlled in the names of safety, tolerance, and the environment. At least the nanny state isn’t telling citizens what to wear and where to sleep. Most teenagers would rebel.
Yet there are some things I wish our nanny government would control. We can’t get married until we’re 18 but we can watch porn or have an abortion at any age, without parental consent. We’re not protected from rape and incest either, if it results in pregnancy. We can’t even learn about God and creation in public schools, but we can learn about homosexuality and evolution.
We already have parents, both human and divine. We don’t need another set. But that’s just the problem. Communist governments want to replace both human parents and God, to control all citizens at all times – just like an all-seeing eye. This evil desire will come to fruition in the one-world government of the anti-Christ. In downtown Manhattan – thanks to cooperation between the CIA, the NYPD, and large banks such as J. P. Morgan Chase – it’s already here.
Banks such as J. P. Morgan, Citigroup and others have their own desks and surveillance monitors at a facility known as the Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center, located at 55 Broadway, deep in the center of New York’s financial district. The big banks … that have been the focus of fraud and corruption investigations have their own system of cameras, more than 2,000 in number, and operate them in tandem with NYPD surveillance cameras at a center that was funded with taxpayer money. Every square inch of lower Manhattan is under surveillance 24/7. — Hagman & Hagman
The nanny state is more sophisticated than the Nazi regime. It doesn’t need to tattoo numbers on people’s arms, keep record books, or use human patrols with guns and dogs. That’s what social security numbers, government-issued ID, surveillance cameras, the internet, and banks are for.
We can’t make ourselves grow an inch, but God can (Matthew 6:27). So why don’t we trust our hearts, minds, and bodies to him? Our nanny God wants only what is best for us. Satan and atheistic governments do not. Those who run from God will find themselves bound in the arms of Satan and he’s a hard taskmaster. The anti-Christ’s evil regime will be their reward.