In Part 1 of this series I presented my belief that the Church has for the most part abdicated its position of moral authority in the American culture. Nature abhors a vacuum and thus the hedonists, atheists, humanists, and unconverted self-identifying Christians rushed in to fill that place with their morality. The result is that any vain and evil thing that can be imagined is advocated as normal and celebrated as liberating and natural today. The only liberty and freedom these deviants and their supporters are experiencing is liberty and freedom from conscience. Doctors include this trait in their diagnosis of sociopaths. God describes them as “worthy of death” (Romans 1:32).
“You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice. You have eaten the fruit of lies.” Hosea 10:13a
America has been on a spiritual slide into darkness for many years. At first barely perceptible, the slide is now apparent to all but the most demonically oppressed and possessed who are blinded to the grievous condition we find ourselves in today. Unfortunately this blindness includes many who consider themselves Christians.
Although I could chronicle myriad examples from decades ago let me start with some of the most recent outrageous and wicked examples of this spiritual slide. Exhibit number one is the Kathy Griffin stunt concerning President Trump that was immediately condemned by most people. The recent apostasy of Hank Hanegraaff into Eastern Orthodoxy and compromise of James White with Islam provide more proof. Next consider the shooting of Congressman Scalise and other staffers in Washington DC. As a last example I offer you a video game that is set to be released soon called Far Cry 5. All of these seemingly disparate examples are tied together by the verse in Hosea cited above.
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Over the past few years, the United States has experienced an increase in the number of civil unrest incidents. From the protests turned violent in Ferguson to this past weekend’s events at UC Berkley, it seems that the fabric of these once United States is coming undone and fraying at the ends. With articles like this one from the Associated Press, with its more subtle hints, to the out and out hit pieces in the mainstream media – not just on President Trump but on the conservative right as a whole – the press is pushing the idea that people are in a state of unease over the actions of our new president and the political climate in general. In truth, by raw numbers, perhaps there is need to be uneasy, but the truth is that across the country, something far more sinister is at work here, and has been at work for many years to get us where we are now. I ask you to bear with me to the end of this article, and to hang in there, as I have come to understand that my thinking is not always linear on these topics, and for some of you, this may take you further down the rabbit hole than you have ever been…