Posts tagged ‘society’

April 13, 2023

Examining Ourselves – State of the Church

When traditional values worthy of conserving have been long lost in society at large, it becomes time to stop identifying as conservative, unless one is neo-conservative, i.e. desirous of conserving the modern “woke-ism”. Traditional “conservatives” must then rather be “reconstructionists”, exemplified by the efforts of post civil war Reconstruction of the 19th century, and Christian Reconstruction of the 20th century. Now, as moral relativism has descended into abominable evil, and darkness pervades, what then do we need to be?

Salt and Light

Socio-political labels aside, salt is required to de-putrefy the rot, and light to shine through the darkness. If we just go along and get along, then the salt has lost its flavor, and the light may as well be under a basket. Are we not commanded to have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them (Ephesians 5:11)? Jesus said “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (John 14:15)

Fervent love of righteousness engenders an equally fervent hatred of evil. David said of the wicked, “Do I not hate them, O LORD, that hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them my enemies” (Psalm 139:21-22). And we are told “You who love the LORD, hate evil” (Psalm 97:10) and “the fear of the LORD is to hate evil” (Proverbs 8:13) and “hate the evil, and love the good” (Amos 5:15). Shouldn’t Bible-believing Christians maintain a holy hatred for God’s enemies?

Surely we know in our hearts that as new creatures in Christ we ought not abide and appease the contemptible wickedness of the ungodly powers that be!  

Ah, but the dread of persecution, there’s the rub.

What tribulations may come, when we have shuffled off our comfort zone to actively despise and confront the evil that flourishes unopposed… there’s the respect that makes cowards of us, and makes us rather bear with abominations from the pit of hell than bring upon ourselves the ill will of the anti-God establishment which has seized and corrupted the institutions of this once great nation, including government up to the highest levels.

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph in the world is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

“A country which has enshrined sodomite “marriages” into law, has Drag Queen Story Hour presentations for children in its public libraries, and not only allows the abomination of transgenderism but even has a government that protects it, has hit rock bottom, and this is only to mention the worst of the “sexual” perversions and not the public practice and promotion of innumerable other evils that violate all the commandments of God. “-Stuart DiNenno

And how many of us are still in denial about the plandemic?

“The COVID-19 media stories, mandates, financial rewards, and injections were all based on false narratives designed to destroy America, our military, and our children. We’ve all been subjected to a cruel, well-orchestrated, global, scientific and social experiment of injectable gene-editing (mRNA) bioweapon technologies. An experiment that combined military-grade bioweapons with mass media and government propaganda that used psychological warfare tactics in order to coerce citizens into being injected (i.e. forcing citizens to stay in their homes, mandatory masking, six feet apart rule, continual PCR testing, and unlawful and unconstitutional vaccine mandates).” -Karen Kingston

Commitment to loving God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind, and our neighbors as ourselves is completely upended by letting the worst evils in our nation go unopposed.

As uncomfortable as it will be, the body of Christ – the church – must stand against the evils of our day so that the power of God will prevail towards putting all His enemies under His feet in the long run. This means getting informed with the truth, and challenging the phony narratives that have captured many minds. This we must do not only in our preaching, but in our everyday conversations and witness.

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