Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Most Foolish Decision of Our Age

Prov. 10:14-27 Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil.
15 Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on.
16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong;
they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.
18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
19 The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.
20 My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
24 Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.
25 Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
26 Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.
27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
Prov. 16:17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil;
whoever guards his way preserves his life.
Prov. 22:3 The prudent sees danger and hides himself,
but the simple go on and suffer for it. (cf. Prov. 27:12)

The most foolish decision made in our culture is to embrace moral and theological non-judgmentalism. This is more than just saying yes to sin; it is embracing a point of view that ignores the evidence of the harmfulness of sin. It says, "I will do as I please; I won't tell anybody what they can or can't do; and I won't let anybody tell anybody what they can or can't do." Non-judgmentalism makes every perverted, dangerous, illogical behavior and ideology permissible. Sin is sinful anymore, and heresy doesn't matter to the non-judgmental, progressive inclusivists. They have grace.

The simple go on and suffer for it. Non-judgmentalism is an excuse to be "simple" and "naive."

So what do we have? Millions of couples cohabiting; a record 38 percent illegitimacy in births; a gay agenda taught in elementary schools; 40+ million aborted babies; pornography on television; polyamory (group marriage); a 50 percent failure rate for marriage; and rampant addiction to a multitude of destructive behaviors. In the church, we have nothing as a salvation issue anymore. One denomination (following the 1989 lead of the Disciples of Christ) voted not to say that Jesus is the only way to heaven anymore, so that we don't hurt our interfaith discussions.

When the Middle East folks look at the West and call us Satan, do you wonder why? Our inability or unwillingness to overcome our foolishness has made us weak and ungodly, not strong and spiritual.

We have so sold out to moral and theological compromise and so weakened our resolve against evil that we have lost any sense of character or strength.

We today face a radical threat who has resolved to conquer the world and kill us or control us with dhimmitude. Instead of foolishly claiming a destructive moral freedom, our nation ought to humble itself before the one true and living God and His Son Jesus.

Is it not time to call our nation to repentance? Can we not see where the future leads if we continue in our foolishness?


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