Proverbs 16:2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.
Proverbs 18:17 The first to speak in court sounds right— until the cross-examination begins.
The 45th President has just been indicted … first time ever. There are two sides to this story, and depending upon which side of the aisle you are on will determine if the charges are legal or not.
The other day, I read a news piece from author and WND editor David Kupelian, about how aggressive one side of the aisle has become.
* During an appearance on ABC's "The View," host Joy Behar asked leftwing actress Jane Fonda how best to respond to all those annoying pro-life Christians out there in today’s America. “Besides marching and protesting,” asked Behar, “what else do you suggest?”
“MURDER,” responded Fonda.
“What did you say?” asked an incredulous Lily Tomlin.
“MURDER!” repeated Fonda.
* Over at Michigan’s Wayne State University, Professor Steven Shaviro posted the following on social media, with regard to conservative speakers coming to his campus: “I think it is far more admirable to KILL a racist, homophobic or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down.” Shaviro still has his job – of course.
* In Minnesota, that state’s Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan can be seen online wearing a tee shirt saying "Protect trans kids" – with a large dagger between the words.
* Josselyn Berry, press secretary for Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs posted a meme unabashedly calling for violence against “transphobes” (that’s code for Christians). The image she posted depicts a woman with a revolver in each hand, pointing them threateningly at an unseen adversary. Berry captioned her image: "Us when we see transphobes."
Then we have the indictment against Donald J. Trump. I won’t say much about this, except if we had a fair court system, almost everyone in Washington D.C. would be indicted. It is a political ploy to keep the 45th President from running again in 2024.
I want to focus on how hateful Americans have become. We are so polarized in our thinking and in our outlook on life. Disagreement has become an obstacle to eliminate. "If you don't agree with me, you are wrong," has been the norm for our day. For years, I have said that no one has perfect politics, theology, ideas, education, or philosophy. Everything is flawed because humans are flawed and sinful. Everyone looks at life through some kind of lens. As believers in God, our lens is through the Bible, and through the beliefs and practice of the church. Again, theology and practice are not perfect, and many of us in the body of Christ disagree with each other on some of the things that are being taught today, but we in no way believe our opposition should be shot.
I am concerned that our deeply flawed world has been drawn into even darker places than it has been before. The Bible tells us that Satan’s time is short, and he is determined to destroy as much of the gospel as he can before it’s too late.
Christians will eventually become the scapegoat for any failure of the left/woke crowd. They see us as the last great hurdle before the complete indoctrination of evil into our day. Now, not every conservative is a Christian, but a great majority of them are.
I have contended that the church has been too silent in terms of sounding the alarm on the patterns that evil will take to change a society. The slow process of evil started with taking prayer out of schools in 1962. In 1973 we decided that the rights of women were more important than life itself, so we passed legislation that gave permission to kill the unborn. Eventually, the Supreme Court gave the green light for the gay community to marry, further eroding the Judeo-Christian values that have ruled our country since its inception. Today, we have allowed confusion to rule our young people, so that they no longer know what gender they are, and have been given a choice to change it if they so desire … even without parental consent.
Anyone who opposes the mutilation of children in this process is an enemy, and the sentiment shared by author David Kupelian takes on new meaning.
So, what are we to do? Keep telling the truth, reminding people that one day everyone will face Almighty God and give an account for what we believed and for how we lived. The whole point of Jesus' coming to earth was to eradicate the evil in this world.
1 John 3:8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.
Now when a society rejects the antidote to evil, then evil, like a virus, has a clear path to entrench its poison into a culture. That is what is happening to America. The toxic climate we have created is destroying the soul of this nation, and most people are completely oblivious to it.
Some of my readers will say this is a negative blog. I would say it's a warning, and warnings are not positive, sorry to say. That is another toxic sign our culture is sick because we want everything to be positive - no negativity. Again, as a Christian, check out how many warnings Jesus gave, and would we say the same about Him? The warning is for the purpose to wake up and inform, it's not about killing your joy.
Remember the story of the frog in the kettle who slowly boiled to death because the temperature of the water kept increasing so subtly that he never noticed? Well, perhaps our water is rising in this kettle we call America, and many are still not convinced we are in trouble.
Challenging the Culture with Truth … Larry Kutzler