Never seen before in American history, the boorishly unrestrained ‘
’ of the culture breeds wholesale devastation and dissolution, a cataclysmic crumbling of Western Civilization.
“To deem the Lord’s name insignificant and ordinary is the same as despising it,”
as the late South African theologian Pieter Adriaan Verhoef observed.
Where are ‘equal rights’ for those who believe that homosexual behavior is sin as defined by Holy Scripture? If sexual desire or behavior toward a person or persons of one’s own sex is, on God’s authority, to be considered a vice, who then authorized the State to bless and hallow such vice and evangelize it through public education? Five pagan Supreme Court Justices?
Can it be made any clearer with regard to sexual sin, whether fornication, heterosexual adultery, homosexuality, or other forms of perversion, than what God pronounces in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11:
“Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people - none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
In his classic
The Life of Elijah
, A.W. Pink describes a period in the life of Israel, similar to where the American culture finds herself now: “Elijah appeared on the stage of public action during one of the darkest hours of Israel’s sad history. What a deplorable state God’s people were then in. Israel had grievously and flagrantly departed from Jehovah, and that which directly opposed Him had been publicly set up [read: Secularism]. Never before had the favoured nation sunk so low. Painful indeed is it to trace their sad course, and still more tragic to behold how there has been a repetition of the same in the history of Christendom.”
Against this background,
“Biden is right about one thing: Groups like the Human Rights Campaign have pulled off a dizzying moral revolution the likes of which has never been seen in America. Americans’ views have been transformed on LGBTQ rights and same-sex marriage to a degree that activists in previous decades could not have imagined. During his speech [in Columbus] Biden portrayed LGBTQ individuals as victims, ignoring the fact that it is people of faith who have been the big losers in this war of ideas. Bakery owners are being sued out of existence, medical professionals are being pressured to embrace transgender ideology, and major corporations are pulling their business out of states that seek to protect religious freedom.”
However lubricious, secularists are perfectly fine with teaching Christian children “
how to perform anal sex and bondage,
but for heaven’s sake don’t bring Jesus, prayer, or the Bible to school. How offensive it is to oppose pagan veneration and feral values. It becomes increasingly clear why the liberal Warren Court in 1962-1963 went on their unholy crusade to remove prayer to Jehovah and the Bible from public education, insofar as secularists have now taken full charge of America’s religious life.
In hindsight, since politics is downstream from culture, allowing pagan secularists to indoctrinate three to four generations of America’s youth with taxpayer money may not have been so smart. To paraphrase Mark Steyn, if public education is secular, if Apple, Amazon, Google, YouTube and Facebook, all far Left, control social media, if George Clooney and Amal are icons to emulate, if former strippers Lady Gaga, Blac Chyna, Amber Rose, Carmen Electra, and Cardi B are role models for our daughters, having an ‘R’ behind one’s name isn’t going to make much difference.
There is good news, praise be to God. Six Missouri pastors ran for local office in 2018 and five were elected. Three of the five were elected to the Missouri House, which just passed restrictions on abortion.
Gideons and Rahabs are beginning to stand.
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4. Justice Potter Stewart, following the 8-1 decision in the Abington School District v. Schempp case, wrote in the lone dissent: “[The decision] led not to true neutrality with respect to religion, but to the establishment of a religion of secularism.”
5-6. A.W. Pink, The Life of Elijah.