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We are in a war where many of us under attack are waving the white flag.
Christians, cultural Christians, conservatives, and freedom lovers you are in a war, and it’s not against flesh and blood. You are in a war where the weapons are ideals, written and spoken words. The language in the media is being crafted to distort what’s real and confuse what’s true. At the end of the day, this war is not complicated. It is a war between good and evil. I submit to you that it’s a war against Christianity and that the enemies of true liberty want to remove the Christian influence from the political arena. Our adversaries want to reshape the character of the nation by reshaping the market place of ideals. They alone want to corner the market on policy writing, law making, and holding public office while marginalizing and perpetrating a negative image on Christians and conservatives.
The current administration, along with the Democratic leadership, is busy crafting laws and supporting movements that are hostile to Christians. I’ll use the LGBT movement as an example. The whole of the LGBT agenda is designed to make criminals out of Christians. The so called civil rights that they are pursuing will not add one measurable benefit to their lives other than the government sanction to sin while forcing those who disagree to accept it or face the penalty of law. The net result is a loss of rights for those who refuse to agree to serve the sin. The perfect example of this is when Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den because of unrighteous law. The law commanded that everyone should worship the image of the king or die. The king’s men knew that Daniel would not obey that command, therefore creating criminals out of righteous people. The law was designed to cull the Jews out of society. The LGBT type laws are exactly that type of law.
The main thing that’s missed is that the movement is not a grass roots movement. It is a top down political movement that’s skillful in creating the perception of group rip off. As in every socialist revolution, victims and villains are created. There are four major villains in this one – Christians, whites, the rich, and cops. The victims list consists primarily of the poor, minorities (mainly black), homosexuals, transgenders, illegal immigrants, etc. It is the cunning use of victims that the Left has created and use for their political end. For example those in the LGBT community buy and rent homes in the neighborhood of their choice. They shop in stores and eat in the same restaurants that we all frequent. They ride the bus and sit wherever they want. We all have friends and relatives that are gay that we love and respect as fellow human beings. So what’s the problem? The biggest problem is that the lies that divide us are allowed to stand and grow roots. The ones controlling the narrative know that perception is more powerful than reality. Their goal is control and I’ll explain the motivation.
The political left starts off with the assumption that there is no God other than the collective man which we call humanism. This gives birth to various social systems like socialism and communism, which is ultimately a lawless system base in coercion and force in the name of fairness. From the Christian perspective this system is authored by Satan. In a humanistic society every man is a law unto himself and he does what is right in his own eyes. In their world laws do not regard what’s objectively true, but what’s advantageous towards their goals. We clearly are in a battle between these two ideals for the culture. In a Judeo/Christian society there is a concept of just laws and unjust laws, and the just laws are authored by the Creator, which do not change through the democratic process. One system of thought is rooted in the true God and one is rooted in the opinion that man is the final authority over what’s just and right for society. This understanding is why I do not support the third party movement. As long as one holds closer to the Judeo/Christin value system in their stated belief, that’s the party that I support based on principle, not men. The reason is, because embedded at the end of every policy argument is what is objectively right or wrong, good and evil. The unavoidable question is who said this is right or this is wrong? Haven’t we heard this before; who said that you can’t eat of the tree? One side is making the case that God said or, “we find these truths to be self-evident”, and the other is only concerned with man’s opinion.
In this culture war there is a clear aggressor and with little to no resistance. We aren’t losing the culture war; we are walking away from it. Those who are in covenant with God have been exclusively commissioned to manage the garden. God made a covenant with Adam and commissioned him to care for His creation and take dominion. His very first assignment was to classify the animals, and this was no small project. What Adam accomplished with words gave order to creation. He framed reality by defining it for those who would come after him. By working within the covenant, he was authorized to control the narrative. To summarize this point, those who are in Christ have been commissioned to shape society. This is what the Political Left is doing by reclassifying the word marriage. By doing so they are reordering society. They too are framing reality and taking dominion. By doing so, they have created dissenters who are a threat to what has been reestablished.
Words have meaning that results in consequences. We are now the beneficiaries of the new order with all the consequences that go with it. Someone has planted weeds in the garden and there are few covenant men to manage it. The Church leadership is mostly uninterested in this war while plotting the great escape. The preaching that we will be raptured out any day distorts our focus on the mission and leaves the next generation to fend for themselves.
There’s an untapped mission field call public service. It is a perfect place for the gospel of the kingdom (government) of God be proclaimed. If we don’t bring kingdom ideals to it, it will by neglect be filled with the weeds of evil like an unattended garden. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice; but when the wicked man rules the people groan.” It is blatantly obvious that God intended for His people to be leaders and law makers, to be the head and not the tail. If we don’t compete in the political market, we condemn ourselves to be walked on by the true oppressors.
Christians cannot afford to abandon the political market place. We need to pray. Then we need to get off of our knees and speak the truth and do righteous deeds. We can go down to city hall and our school board meetings and contend for the truth. We can financially contribute to campaigns and join groups that support our ideals. We also have the right to vote and should never miss out on it. If we pray and do nothing our prayers are wasted. God will not snap His fingers and do the job that He has commissioned us to do. He will cause our works to prosper.
Words are powerful and cannot be unspoken. When they go out, they have the potential to construct or deconstruct. We cannot afford to be silent in such a critical hour. Proclaim the truth. Defend the faith. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for the pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5