I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again:If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. -Paul and Apostle of Jesus the Christ, to the Churches of Galatia
We Christians have become very generous these days when it comes to making every concession for every false view. We can’t explain anything without a dozen caveats about all the people who have other views. But why should we? I think it amounts to little more than faux humility and actually giving evil a foothold. Christendom is the most fun humans have ever had on this planet and we are letting the pos-Christians ruin it with their skepticism.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.
He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden?’
This is how it all began, this is how it always begins. Just question the way things are. Roll it around on your tongue a little bit. Get comfortable with it. Then “make your own choice.” This is the way evil works. Yet today we have glorified this as the highest form of good. It’s “thinking outside the box”, “being an individual”, “standing on your own two feet”, “being a thinker and not a follower” and on and on. Now of course we should question the ways of men, many of them are wrong and need to change. But we shouldn’t question the truth of scripture, as passed down to us through the Church. Don’t question the Gospel, even if an angel from heaven tells you otherwise.
I was recently listening to sermons by Martin Lloyd Jones from the 50s and he was speaking of Paul’s words in Romans, “I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me”(Romans 7:9) As soon as I heard the law, and realized there was another option I wanted that option. Jones mentioned the issue of sex education, which goes that far back. He said the moderns want all this sex education because they think the problem is a lack of education Really sex education just leads to more sin. And he has been proven true. As Margaret Sanger and the founders of Planned Parenthood knew, sex talk leads to more sex. Just like the now dying D.A.R.E. program. Kids are taught all kinds of ways to abuse their body, things that they would never have thought of. A running joke in my family, was “if you sniff spray paint make sure it’s the clear kind so it doesn’t show.” Oh, ok thank you D.A.R.E..
And so we do the same thing with Creation. God said he created the Universe in six days. But even the most staunch Creationist thinks that you should still teach evolution. That is where the scale has been shifted. On the extreme Christian side is teaching both, on the pagan world side, is to not even mention Creation, and if it’s brought up you smack it down with punishment or ridicule. This is a sure way to lose a battle. Which is why Christians are being pushed further and further into the corner. Why should we study this crazy theory by a hack who wasn’t even a scientist? A theory which by his own words had not been validated. Remember how you were taught that earthworms eat the dirt as they pass through it and then poop it out? Well everyone believe that for a hundred years until someone actually did some science. Kelly Dorgan found that the worms actually form a point and push their way through the soil. So how is it that people believed this for so long? Because it’s another theory, that Darwin just made up. And you don’t question Darwin. Though it’s fine to question God. ”Did God really say?”
Now similar questions are leading to the destruction of the basics of humanity. Can I choose my own gender? Did God really say I was born a male? And so the trail of evil begins. And leads to the chaos we see around us. Did God really say marriage was between a man and a woman? Did God really say you can’t have sex with animals? Did God really say you can’t kill yourself?
I hear it a lot in the news. ”The controversial subject of” whatever, fill-in-the blank. Even thought the subject is something as obvious as gravity, it has now become controversial because some lunatic thinks gravity is an elaborate conspiracy by the Christians to send us back to the ‘Dark Ages’. This is how the progressive, Democrats have operated for generations. Present a position that is so far out and insane that your insane left position looks like the middle, moderate position. As Obama usually does it “some folks think this”, “but most scientists/economists/smart people agree, it’s really my way”.
I hear it a lot in sermons or lectures about theology or especially seminary classes. The seminaries were taken over by liberal theology, beginning at the end of the Civil War. You can find a degreed ‘expert’ on the Bible who will deny almost any of the established orthodoxy of the faith. And, we spend all this time entertaining their skeptical lies? Why? Does it make us look more fair? I submit it only introduces the next generation to a minutia of wrong opinions. And most of the people we send to be educated these days get caught up in one or more of these falsehoods. The academy is gravely ill, beyond the point of being repaired from within. I think we need to stop honoring their positions as legitimate. Why carry around all this endless baggage of detailed lists of all the errors that we could fall into? Why not just study the truth, as it is plainly stated in Scripture? Why not teach the basics of thinking and communication? When we are confronted with the various lies we will be able to apply them to the standard and find them wanting. We could make actual academic progress, which might actually strengthen the Church. We need to make a break as the Reformers did as the Puritans did. We _________ stand for the scriptures, plain and simple. We don’t care what you think, and we are going to prove that our way is correct by separating ourselves from you. In a few generations you people will be trying to escape your tyrannical squalor and crawling over the fence to where we have been blessed for, following our Lord Jesus the Christ. It wouldn’t be the first time.