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Mid Week Reflections

Servants of God,

                        “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
                         
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket,
                           but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 
                          In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that
                              they may see your good works
                                and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

                              -Matthew 5:14-16


We don’t love God by taking his word lightly and by living as if obedience to our Heavenly Father is optional. We do not love our neighbors by denying the reality that sin distorts human beings and human interactions. Christians must pursue the good, the true and the beautiful and we must battle evil in every form. We begin by monitoring our own hearts and obeying God. We must put to death what is earthly in us (Colossians 3), but we must also shine the light of truth on the darkness of evil that always desires to steal God’s glory and destroy humans. The only answer for human degeneration is the regeneration of the soul that Jesus called being born again. Christian evangelism not politically correct wokeness is the hope for our fallen world.

Technology without strong moral boundaries is hyper-dangerous. The Department of Homeland Security has filed a patent for use of a bioluminescent called luciferase. The government intends to use it to track whether or not a person has had vaccinations. If it sounds evil, it should. Then from Australia comes news that children as young as six years old are making homemade pornography and posting to internet sites dedicated to pornography. Meanwhile, the New York Times has a recent review about several movies, novels and TV shows glorifying…wait for it…cannibalism.

If all this sounds over the top, you are probably not paying attention to how far our culture has fallen. Toto, we are not in moral Kansas anymore. We have come a long way from the days when Christian ideas and ideals permeated Western education (in particular) and Western culture at large.

Christians truly can be salt and light, but not if we compromise with the unredeemed world on all the issues that matter. The push for so-called same-sex marriage is not about equality or love, it is about the destruction of the glue that holds culture together—marriage. Silly Americans who think cohabitation without marriage as harmless are actually involved in destroying the most basic elements of social order. The degeneration of our nation into racial insanity stems (in large measure) from the denial that intact families with a father in the home with his biological children is essential for social order. We do not primarily have a racism problem; we have a cultural problem. Sane Americans of every ethnicity recoil at the chaotic and criminal behavior generated out of homes where fathers are absent. It is not racism to condemn criminality; it is common sense.

Would you like to find a way to strike a blow for the glory of God? The next time you encounter some idiocy that dishonors the Lord Jesus—confront it with grace and challenge the philosophy that underlies the event or assertion. Put on the whole armor of God and get in the fight!

Blessings,

Pastor John

Coram Deo