Tuesday, March 9, 2010

God doesn't need my vote in the next opinion poll...

We just posted a video on our family blog that brewed some thought in the family circle.  Mr. Glen Beck demonstrates powerfully in this show the incredible advance of the socialist, communist march in our nation through the minds and hearts of children specifically.
There is a generation that curses its father, and does not bless its mother. There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filthiness. There is a generation—oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and whose fangs are like knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. The leech has two daughters— Give and Give!  Proverbs 30:11-15
This issue has come to life in a few small ways for me during the past few years.  I have not been the only one observing growing trend among young people...my peers.  When observing popular opinion among Christians, I often receive the impression that someone decided to have an election or poll and God just happened to come out on top; or God won the popularity contest and now He's "cool".  "'My God' loves everyone and accepts everyone just the way they are" probably sounds familiar and eerily close to the truth.

Somehow, more and more, the God, not of scripture but our own imagination, takes on the likeness of the god we are all urged by modern culture to worship...the State.  In exchange for your soul, you get...
happiness, security, love, acceptance, tolerance, peace, change...
Throw a few extra words in and you have the promise of current politicians or the "gospel" of modern "Christianity," ...whichever you prefer.  And, yes, the statists want your soul.  We are demanded to be accepting, tolerant, peaceable, loving servants in the manner that is dictated by "everyone".  This involves being intolerant of the intolerant, religiously resisting all bigoted religion, accept nothing but everything, deciding "truth" for yourself as long as its subjective, violently demanding peace, and denying the existence of any God in the interests of a new god.  Anyone who objects to the war for progressivism is a warmonger, and anyone who desires any reform but the "right" left reform is an unforgiving, judgmental, legalistic bigot.

The words and catch-phrases are made familiar to us.  They sound good, and feel good, and are accepted as goodness by those who should know them for what they are...evil.  They are the outcry of rebellion from the hearts of lost men.

Our family has done some research recently on these evil agendas that had birth from men like Charles Darwin and continue to come to fruition through the citizens of the "City of Men."  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel aptly expressed the external expression of this internal heart attitude when he said that
"We must worship the state as the manifestation of the divine on earth, and consider that the state is the march of God through the world."
This morning, during family devotions, we discussed the real nature of this ideology as it was manifested at the tower of Babel in Genesis 11.  Men, having fallen, continually seek to uplift themselves, so that man becomes the ultimate god of the universe, rising up in defiance of the Kingdom of God.  This "pride of life" remains, throughout history, the mark of man's plight...the brand of his curse.  It expresses his filthiness and calls out his depravity, and leaves its horrific scars on the pages of history.

Contrary to popular opinion :), God doesn't need our approval to "deserve" sovereignty.  His merits are not scaled according to the number of assets and privileges He provides, nor the quantity of prayers answered "correctly", the tolerance He shows, the grace He extends, or the peace and happiness He grants to His "constituents."  Those measures would merely negate His divinity.  In other words, if He were measured, He wouldn't be God.  God defines Himself.  He doesn't need us to introduce Him or endorse Him.  Moses already asked that question "...what shall I say to them?"  God's answer clarified whether the question need be asked at all. "I AM THAT I AM"
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! “ For who has known the mind of the LORD?  Or who has become His counselor?  Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him?”  For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.  Romans 11:33-36
As we watch the world around us crumbles on itself, I pray that as believers, we will not forget that "sin lies at the door" and use discernment as we "cling to that which is good."

"Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall."

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