March 26, 2021
“Historians of the future will have a hard time
figuring out how so many organized groups of
strident jackasses succeeded in leading us
around by the nose and morally intimidating the majority into silence.”
~ Thomas Sowell ~
So much of what is going on today in the social, political, and moral scenes has to do with the results of crippled spirits, corrupt souls, and confused minds.
The reason we are so confused is that we have chosen to replace God with ourselves. As the Apostle Paul says, we have chosen to exchange the truth for a lie and worship the creation in place of the Creator. (Romans 1:20-25)
Talk about confusion. This confusion is best demonstrated by what Paul describes in modern terms as homosexuality and lesbianism. (I bet he would include transgenderism as well, Romans 1:26-27.) The response of God to this belief that leads to this behavior is to allow mankind to plunge headlong into depravity and experience all the disgusting consequences it entails. In Paul’s summative words he declares three times, God gave them over to a depraved mind. (Romans 1:24, 26,28) Man became enslaved to sin.
The human heart becomes enslaved to sin when it believes in self-deification. I will be god. I will worship me! This is based on a decree and determination of self-identification. We see this confusion today in the gender identity issues that are confusing so many.
Finally, we demand, self-determination. I will decide what is 'truth' to me and the moral direction that it takes me. I will not submit to anyone or anything outside of my own desires and demands.
Perhaps it is hard to imagine a city or a country governed by this world view. Perhaps we are about to find out.
Serving Him with you
until He comes for us,