Our society is decaying at an increasingly rapid rate. The concept of “same-sex marriage” is younger than the cell phone, yet look how quickly and firmly it has taken hold in the Leftist culture. And “transanity” has moved even more quickly, as even middle ground people are too fearful and/or indoctrinated to push back on things as evil and sickening as telling young children they may not really be their genetic gender.
But we Christians shouldn’t fall prey to that level of cowardice. Sure, if we are older, then these things may not impact us directly. But if we love our neighbors – which includes our descendants – we need to speak the truth even if it costs us and we need to fight for what is right.
King Hezekiah did a lot of good things, but at the end of his reign in Judah he foolishly showed off the country’s treasures to visitors from Babylon. Isaiah the prophet chastised Hezekiah and said that eventually it would all be taken away by the Babylonians. Hezekiah responded in a most selfish manner:
Isaiah 39:8 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “There will be peace and security in my days.”
May God keep us from being selfish and complacent.
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Complacency…apathy…surrender. Any of these words describe the result of the frustration and general sense of helplessness as we watch our culture further deteriorate into abject immorality. And it doesn’t improve as we realize the risks associated with speaking the truth, particularly about these pet causes of the left.
Being a truck driver, I’m required to speak crudely. It’s required to obtain a CDL. (Not really. It’s just a little joke I like to tell) There’s a co-worker with whom I engage on a variety of topics. This fellow is black, generally leans left and is an atheist, but generally a great guy with whom I get along famously. When discussing anything LGBT related, I enjoy using the term “fag”, just for my own amusement and his reaction is always the same. He laughs, but is serious in telling me I can’t use that term anymore.
Now, I don’t really go out of my way to insult anyone…even those I feel are truly corrupt or otherwise “given over”, and I don’t use epithets in mixed company as a rule. But this little story stands as an illustration with how far in the wrong direction the culture has gone, when using slang terms for blatantly immoral people is regarded as more immoral than the behavior of those immoral people. Oh! But hey! That behavior is not immoral anymore! That’s the lie they insist is now true and I won’t stand for it, even if I protest in a kind and Christian manner.
At the same time, I’m feeling that “kind and Christian” simply allows the other side to too easily dismiss and ignore our positions on such issues, and boldness, firmness and directly calling evil by its name is the order of the day if we really hope to turn this thing around…or at least save as many as we can.