"Even in the midst of their denial of the validity of Holy Scripture, the actions of today's scholars, and those that adhere to the relative social moors they advocate, themselves ensure that the prophetic outcome depicted by those Scriptures for their own downfall, the collapse of civilization as a whole, and the eventual reign of chaos by those left behind, will come to be."If you've followed anything I've had to say, you'll know that I have what would be considered a conservative Christian perspective on life, and how to live it. This isn't to say that I believe myself to be any better, or worse than any other living person. It only says that I believe in God, His inviolate Word, and the redemption of sins through a following of His Son, Jesus. It also says that, by definition, I am flawed. This should be most noteworthy in recent exchanges I've had with my son on Facebook. I made the mistake of believing that the passion of my discourse would be sufficient to make the content believable. In today's vernacular, my bad. For it is quite evident that the amount of information that is imputed into today's youth supercedes it's ability to convince via proof with sheer volume. It must also be understood that I hold no grudges against my son for the content, nor direction that this has lead us. No, in fact, I find that again, God appears, and works, in mysterious fashion. For though I possess a rudimentary knowledge of apologetics, the study of a defense of the Christian faith, I had no real idea of how deep seated it's opposition is in the framework of today's society. For we are bombarded from all sides by not only a belief in secularism, and it's so called rights of integration into society, but rather by a hostile push to remove any semblance of religious belief from the annals of history. A mind set that says that by simply stating that something doesn't, or didn't exists, is sufficient to remove it from fact. A harsh example is the response that secularists take to the role that the Judeo-Christian religion has played in the foundation of this country. Today's scholars simply say, "that's not what was meant" when God, and the moral standard His Word implies, is noted in virtually every single document associated with the establishment of American government. The fact that the Ten Commandments are posted in every government building constructed since the American Revolution appears to have no bearing on what the founders, as well as the laymen constituent had in mind for the direction in which the country should progress. A simple statement associated with "separation of church and state" in an amendment is taken entirely out of context and becomes the basis for the educational direction we travel as well. The sociopathic ravings of a man wallowing in grief over a lost child has lead to our children being taught evolution, to the exclusion of religion, in school as though it were established fact, rather than the hypothesis and theory it actually is. The boundaries established through maintaining a religiously achieved moral standard that enabled this country to become a world power have been overrun with a relative morality that says if enough people do it, it must be right. And this to the exclusion of common sense, or common decency. Few, if any, now days understand the phrase "common grace", that condition that exists that enables the ingrained conscience that natural man has to express compassion to his neighbor. A condition that also must be fortified daily with the power of an ambivalent God to be more than just compassionate, or else the capacity for "satisfying self" takes over. Without it, absolute power begets absolute tyranny. Politicians quit listening to the voters, doctors take lives instead of save them, and scholars begin teaching our children morals based on their own perspective of what right and wrong entail without the benefit of accountability to any higher cause. The supreme irony is this: That when a government constructed that embraces a moral foundation where the rights of the individual to fairly rule itself is overthrown by the very denizens of that creed in lieu of a social environment that trivializes that moral foundation, and the individual rights of those supporting it, and then in fact disavows those morals, it is doomed to collapse from within. Without an absolute moral standard to live by, man has only his own oscillating windmill with which to generate his ethics. This same ethical standard that two hundred years ago said that slavery was acceptable, and abortion was an abhorrence, and yet today says exactly the opposite. Two generations ago the Ten Commandments were taught in school, today they are outlawed. The result? Our children often don't survive the experience. Religion is separated from state, yet judges, instead of enforcing laws, make them, influenced by politicians bent on power. The result? Thugs rule the streets. The common man must protect himself, because the police haven't the manpower to respond, let alone protect. And the tiger eats it's tale by trying to take away his ability to protect himself on the pretext that he is a danger to the government. It is politically incorrect for our children to pray in school, but perfectly acceptable for teachers to teach Adam and Steve, instead of Adam and Eve. Livestock dies, and lively hoods are lost so that we can protect the spotted owl, and the red salmon. Farmers are paid to leave land fallow, yet people in this country go hungry. We spend millions to save baby seals, and yet allow our own children to be murdered. We send thousands "over there" to protect our rights, and further our beliefs, then allow those who take our lives here go free. We are a nation morally, and spiritually bankrupt, and yet we fail to see that we have only ourselves to blame.
The biggest irony? I hold myself, and those like me who profess a stern, conservative belief that God made me who I am, this country what it is, and mankind as a whole accountable to Him, and yet have allowed those who believe otherwise to dictate how and where I express that belief. I have been reluctant to stand up for what I believe for fear of being shunned by my peers, or being branded as politically incorrect. I have sat and watched the pond that I live in turn into a social cesspool, bound for a cleansing beyond prior biblical proportions. He said He was coming back. And then, my friends, will come a "change" you can count on.