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An anti-Biblical worldview is being normalized

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An anti-Biblical worldview is being normalized

In America, the Judeo-Christian faiths have been a part of our development as a nation from the beginning. We’ve always been a nation that embraces diversity of opinions, but when it comes to understanding the right way to live, it has always gone back to the Bible as the way to secure the ideas that need to stay while changing the ideas that need to be fixed.

The civil rights movement, for example, was driven in large part by a Biblical understanding of acceptance and embracing our brothers and sisters regardless of their skin color. This is why a Baptist minister was able to change the nation for good while hate groups caused further division.

Today, that same spirit of Biblical guidance has been pushed aside for the most part. We’ve not only grown more secular but also less tolerant as a nation to Judeo-Christian teachings. Expressions of any other faith from Islam to atheism have been protected and even emboldened, but it’s become taboo to bring up Jesus Christ or the God of Abraham in public circles.

We’ve seen it in pop culture. At the Golden Globes, it was comical and only mildly controversial that Christian Bale thanked Satan for inspiring his portrayal of Dick Cheney. Had he thanked Jesus Christ for anything, it would have drawn a firestorm.

We’ve seen it in government as more and more elected officials refuse to take their oath of office by swearing on a Bible.

We’ve seen it on social media, where the worst thing anyone could say after a tragedy is offering “thoughts and prayers.” Instant and harsh rebukes follow every time anyone prominent invokes the concept of prayer.

We’ve seen it in schools where it’s against most states’ laws to even mention Creationism, yet the religion of evolution is pushed as fact despite clear evidence against it.

We’re seeing it in our own hearts as fewer people boldly declare the Gospel for fear of condemnation or even ridicule.

This shift has been much more sudden than most people even realize. There was a time not too long ago when saying “God Bless you” to someone who sneezed didn’t risk a negative response. Even this simple, instinctive act is considered a trigger and banned in many schools.

There may have been a solution to stop this trend before, but I’m concerned that it can no longer be stopped today. It’s getting to the point where Bible-believers have to choose between holding their tongues or facing backlash of some sort. As Christians, we need to be cognizant of these changes in American society. How we choose to fight back, or whether we choose to fight back at all, is a personal decision.

Despite these changes, I still believe a majority of Americans are either still embracing the faith or are capable of doing so given the right motivation. These precarious times represent a tipping point in which those who may or may not continue to be open about their faith must decide where they stand. If they’re going to follow the way of the world and embrace secularism over expression of their Biblical beliefs, it will be difficult to come back from that.

Keep in mind, our salvation is not determined by how we express our faith. I would never insinuate that one must be a bold and overt Christian in order to “earn” salvation. We will be judged for our works, but our salvation is determined strictly based on our belief in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. If someone chooses to be a “closet Christian” in order to get along better in modern society, so be it. Their salvation is not in jeopardy based on this decision. However, the judgment to come will weigh us based on our actions. Those who believe are saved, but our place in the next world is determined by our works.

Will you choose to be more personal and inverted with your faith? Or will you choose to be bold in your expressions of faith, suffering through what the secular world will throw at you in hopes that you might touch someone in a positive way?

 


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William Barr nails the secular upheaval of Judeo-Christian morals

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William Barr nails the secular upheaval of Judeo-Christian morals

Humans have a moral compass. We’ve had it for over 2000 years. Before we had it, there were other parts that were already being formed so mankind would have a basis for morality and absolute truth that differs from postmodernism or its emerging despicable cousin, the post-truth society of false absolutes based on personal feelings.

This moral compass is the Bible, and our adherence to Judeo-Christian beliefs as a nation and in many places around the world has helped mankind keep evil at bay. Our flawed efforts through the millennia have fallen short, not because the Word wasn’t perfect but because we are not perfect. This has eroded to the point that modern society is experiencing a secular upheaval forcing cataclysmic decay of our morality.

We are flawed. Progressives are trying to use these flaws to pull us further away from the truth of our existence and the only truly moral compass we possess. They’re doing it through media, education, and entertainment. They’re attacking churches, synagogues, and adherents to the Bible with an anti-Biblical worldview that is growing increasingly militant.

Attorney General William Barr recognizes this and expressed as much during a speech at Notre Dame last week.

William Barr’s speech on religious freedom should resonate with everyone who recognizes the degradation of our values as a people and a nation. The further we diverge from the Biblical worldview, the worse the world becomes.

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Should Church be the mission field?

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Should Church be the mission field

There is a growing prevalence of churches that want to draw people in to present the gospel. These churches, commonly referred to as “seeker friendly” churches have been one of the biggest trends in Christianity in the postmodern world. A comparison would be the analytics of Major League Baseball. Some people champion it; others loath it. For these seeker friendly churches are engaged in the advance usage of analytics and marketing. In the effort of not being dismissive in a traditionalist “get off my lawn” way, I want to examine, giving a fair shake, this prevalent trend in Christianity.

In the early church, it was inconceivable that churches would attract large audiences to present the gospel. During the time of persecution, Christians building coliseums for worship would have been lit as candles to light those coliseums while lions were fed to their brethren in an evening pagan spectacle. During the reign of the Papacy, this second phase of Christian history built cathedrals, however these architectural feats were never intended to be mission fields, rather home bases. The post-reformation segment of Christendom saw large gatherings and generational revivals but a large church does not equal a “seeker friendly” church. In American history, we have seen some readily obvious cycles of rebellion and repentance with the Great Awakenings. We aren’t in one of those periods of repentance as a society; we need to be, but I digress. If you build it and they will come is an entirely new phenomenon for physical churches.

I am unsure whether this phenomenon of seeker friendly is the result of the rebellion in our societies or a response to. However, many prominent proponents of seeker friendly churches have questionable theology such as Andy Stanley. Andy Stanley’s Deep and Wide is the bible for seeker friendly churches. There’s obvious problems with the seeker friendly church model that stem from belief systems that counter scripture, the Popularity Gospel as I have coined it.

But the original question was not contemplating the theological legitimacy of seeker friendly churches. Rather we are examining the use of church as the mission field which these famous megachurches’ methods have permeated into many bible believing churches. The origin comes from theologically void sources, however legitimate churches use much of these methods to increase the audience of the church, but I am wondering how these methods can increase the size of the church.

1Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

3For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 NASB

So if the church is to be the mission field why then is the church not interested in preaching the gospel every Sunday? Sermons on money don’t save. Sermons on not being “judgmental” don’t save. Not even sermons on loving your neighbor save. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 concisely articulates a saving message that Paul seems to have preached regularly during his time in Corinth.

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The Good News of Jesus Christ is a call to a painful death to self, daily. No work-around backdoor preaching in a way non-believers can agree with is a sufficient substitute. Using the physical building and programs as a mission field is an unprecedented means modern Christianity finds itself in. By no means, should we turn down innovative ways to baptize believers and make disciples. However, these means must do exactly that. If the church is to draw non-Christians, specifically church adverse people, in with music, atmosphere, and accommodations then the duty of the Church to Christ is to present the gospel daily.

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Child abuse: CNN uses 9-year-olds as ‘transgender’ props at Equality Town Hall

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Two distinct sciences – biology and psychology – contradict claims of inherent gender dysphoria in children. It’s not that it never happens, but study after study shows parental bias, abuse, or both are more prominent causes for children to believe they are misgendered than being “born this way.” Undeterred, the radical progressive left continues to promote the concept that child transgenderism is common and totally not the results of activist, misguided, or abusive parents.

During CNN’s “Equality Town Hall,” two 9-year-old children have been brought to the podium to ask questions of candidates. One such child, Jacob, was accompanied by his mother, Mimi Lemay, who happens to be a member of the Parents for Transgender Equality National Council.

Conservatives on Twitter were quick to point out the spectacle CNN was trying to propagate in their question to stay “woke” and relevant at the same time.

What? Only three Tweets? Fortunately, most Americans were either watching football, shopping for Halloween candy, or doing literally anything other than watching CNN’s town hall. It was that bad… from what I hear.

Here’s the reality of the Democrats’ agenda. They feel like they must pander to secure not only the votes of those in the community but also the large number of radical progressives not in the community, but who wish they were. This is 100% for nomination purposes only. Once a Democrat emerges victorious, the LBGTQ community will be pushed to the bottom of the Democrats’ and CNN’s priority list. Why? Because they represent a secure voting block for Democrats.

This is what makes it so unfortunate that children like Jacob are used to promote an agenda. At 9-years-old, he isn’t old enough to understand the complexities of politics. He’s also not only enough to be definitively experiencing gender dysphoria from a clinical perspective. Even progressive doctors acknowledge post-puberty sexual awareness is a prerequisite for true gender dysphoria to arise. At 9-years-old, he’s still just confused at best and brainwashed at worst.

Parents participating in this type of brainwashing should be investigated for abuse. Shame on CNN for promoting this type of child exploitation for the sake of appeasing those who hold a radical political ideology.

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