Is it time to do something rather than just talk about it?
There are only two World Views
1) Everything is the result of some cosmic accident
2) We are the result of deliberate design by a most generous Designer
Morality and Christian freedoms have crumbled in our society. The moral decay pervades the land with corruption existing everywhere. From homes down the street, the local school, to the highest levels of government people fail to exhibit even the most elementary ethical conduct. The entertainment industry openly flaunts everything evil that are both contrary to morality and our Judeo-Christian heritage and values which God has established for our personal welfare.
Let me state upfront that I realize that since time began there has been an unseen war going on between God, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit, and a fallen angel named Lucifer. However, this article attempts to trace how this unseen war played out in people who shaped the world we live within and the lines of battle in our day. Please read the entire article and give me your comments based on the sheer material. Thank you and God's blessings.
Judges openly ignore the law and engage in social engineering, called legislation by adjudication, freedom never intended for the Judicial branch of government. The President and lawmakers spend more money than produced through taxes recklessly year after year throwing the country further into financial oblivion. Leftist and atheist educators have taught godlessness without regard to the consequences.
There must begin a massive movement in government, law, education and all other aspects of life reestablishing the Judeo-Christian foundation intended by the U.S. Constitution. The United States will again be permitted by God to gain prominence in the world that abhors us. What I am proposing is a call for every Christian to change the course of history by a return to the truth of the Word of God lived out in love whatever you do.
It must start with each of us allowing Jesus Christ to be both Lord and Savior in our lives. His Lordship should be resonant with anyone who calls themselves Christian. Our God is bigger than the problems occurring in our lives. It was Peter and John standing before the Sanhedrin, the oppressive and authoritarian civil and church power of their day, who made a statement we each must be willing to make ourselves.
They said, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God.” (NKJV Acts 4.19) Are you willing to do the same? It comes down to who is in control, is it the illusion we are or is it God who is in control?
Why have morality and freedoms crumbled in our society?
There are fundamentally two worldviews from which all other views originate. We each are guilty of seeing things from preconceived notions where we observe things in bits and pieces instead of their totality. It should be easy for the body of Christ to see the permissiveness, pornography, decline in public schools, the breakdown of families, and abortion that fills our land.
I believe we see our world in part instead of seeing events as a much larger and more critical problem. The problem we each face stems from a failure to understand the facts in our society as a whole. There has been a shift in our individual worldviews. Here I am using the term worldview as "shift, or fundamental change, in the comprehensive way people think and see the world and their life as a whole.
There has been a change away from a worldview that was ambiguously Christian that many viewed the world around them, even if they were not individually Christian. The transition to a worldview away from a Godly worldview was slow and subtle. A worldview based on an idea that the ultimate reality is an impersonal matter or energy formed by mere chance. Christians must realize these two worldviews are in total antithesis (exact opposite) to each other in both substance and natural results.
This shift away from a Godly worldview involves sociological, governmental, and the very law of the land. One only has to look at the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court. Decisions on school prayer, abortion, and the redefining of marriage all within the last fifty years. So one can easily see there is a difference in how the nature of reality stands against just fifty years ago. The two worldviews inevitably produce two entirely different outcomes.
The results were not by accident but from a spirit antithetical from God. Christians have been slow to understand or have had their heads stuck in the sand. Christianity and Spirituality have been strangely tranquil in the last fifty years, shut up in a single box away from how our reality has changed. Some go to church Sunday and leave their Spirituality behind when the service ends.
Does this result from an inadequate view of what Christianity is? I suspect so. Being a Christian and having the indwelling Holy Spirit is a full-time transforming walk that encompasses everything we do twenty-four hours a day. It covers all aspects of life equally. That means that all points of the spectrum covering reality are all Spiritual. So when we use the terminology, Christian, does everyone know what we're saying?
Does it mean that Christians believe in the virgin birth, the truth of creation, Jesus Christ’s miracles and substitutionary death, and His coming again in the Rapture and Avent? Sure it does. However, there are many other truths beyond these that require the Lordship of Jesus Christ. When I state Christianity is an absolute reality I mean Christianity is the truth about all reality. The Judeo-Chrisitan reality covers all aspects of social, educational, legislative and legal outcomes.
Now let’s step back and review the other side of those that hold the chance materialistic view of reality. It is called the Humanist religion. The Humanist Manifesto III is currently in effect. From the Humanist Manifesto I of 1933, on page 8, says:
Religious Humanist regard the universe as self-existing and not created. Humanism asserts that the nature of the universe depicted by modern science makes unacceptable any supernatural or cosmic guarantee of human values. (BYU, Humanist Manifesto I)
This statement is debatable on purely scientific evidence of current scientific knowledge which states there are far too many constants, if changed only by a single percentage point, the earth would not exist. This decoded means that it could not have happened by mere chance. I will not bore you with the numbers, but suffice to say it is astronomically impossible (to the 200th zero). DNA/RNA with information within demands an author as any written document does.
Those that hold the Humanist religious view saw the complete and total difference between the opposite positions much more quickly than the average Christian. Julian and Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw and many others like them understood long ago the two concepts of reality were not just isolated and distinct differences but were one set of values against the other.
Liberal theology sincerely believed they could mix the two world views. However, the two dominant worldviews are antithetical entities that cannot be mixed. Mixing the two started soon after the Enlightenment Period by synthesizing these two world views that would continue right up to today. It seems when the rubber meets the road liberal theology always comes down on the side of a humanist. Liberal theology does this because liberalism is humanism articulated in theological terms, philosophical or otherwise.
There are even Christians who support the abortion view in the name of rationality. There are many examples of the attempt to mix the two. One, the late Charles Hartshorne, in the Christian Century, January 21, 1981, featured article was “Concerning Abortion, an Attempt at a Rational View.” He compares the human fetus is alive the same as mosquitoes and bacteria are also alive. Hartshorne assumes that human life is not unique. Taking this one step further Hartshorne states, “Does this distinction apply to the killing of a hopelessly sick person or one in a permanent coma? How does Hartshorne's Christian view differ from an atheist? It does not.
We have briefly demonstrated there are two worldviews from which all other world views originate. For a Christian, it is vital for spiritual growth to take the Judeo-Chrisitan worldview without mixing it in any way with the world. Instead, spiritual growth involves a return to the truth of the Word of God. It must start with each of us allowing Jesus Christ to be both Lord and Savior in each our lives. Then it is time for Christians to get serious and upset beyond merely thought and talk about the state of affairs that has occurred in plain site.
The Humanist worldview and those that adhere to it have used the law to the courts as a vehicle to force their way of thinking upon the entire population. To see this in action one only has to consider the legalization of abortion in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was never against the law in the case of a mother's life, incest, or rape to get a legal abortion before the legalization of abortion as a form of birth control.
Recently and regrettably, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on the 26th day of June 2015. The United States had stepped over the line long ago, and this decision abridges not only the U.S. Constitution but also and more importantly the Word of God. It is time for Christians to stand together and scream the name of God, His Son and our King, Jesus Christ. We are not going to take it anymore.
The Humanist Religion
Their view of the world stated above in this article clearly. Carl Sagan said the same previously when he opened the long-running show Cosmos, “The cosmos is all that is or ever will be.” In any battle the, front lines is the place to fight, and this is surely the same in our culture. This fight is for what is the truth. For example, who created the earth and all that is in it. They say it all happened by chance while we say it was all created by God. All three versions of the Humanist Manifesto as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court state it is "religion".
Torcaso vs. Watkins in 1961 marks a dividing line that now includes theistic religions, and non-theistic religions and purely materialistic humanism as a religion equally equated. In 1965 in the United States versus Seeger, the Court upheld that the test of faith belief is a “sincere and meaningful belief that occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to that filled by God of those admittedly qualifying for the exemption.”
We live in a republic born out of the Judeo-Christian ethic. However, our children are forced feed humanism, or a godless society, by schools and universities all over the United States. Christians are going to have to use their constitutionally guaranteed rights to protest this as long as we still have the right. Our culture, society in general, the government, and the law are in the condition they are in not because of an organized conspiracy without Christian opposition.
We are in the shape we are because the Church has forsaken its God-given duty and privilege to use this freedom as the salt of the earth. Public television and radio have in the past on taxpayer monies promoted a godless and atheistic point of view while staunchly refusing to air the opposite view against humanism, school prayer, abortion, etc. Commercial television is highly creative in painting religion in a negative fashion while promoting the Humanist religion without God in a most positive light.
Charles Peters once said, “The media, instead of exposing the “make believe” of the federal government, are “part of the show." The late and respected Walter Cronkite once quipped, “The solution is to limit somehow television’s power to use its bias in the “the editorial” reporting of events, and most specifically to keep it from shaping the political process.” (Schaeffer p. 239)
Christians must be especially careful and be critical of what one reads, and what you view on television. Christians must learn to draw a definitive line between the two antithetical worldviews and avoid the godless Humanistic worldview entirely. This separation is the only way to reestablish the Judeo-Christian ethic in the United States. Whether you are an evangelical Christian or mainline the Lordship of Jesus Christ across the spectrum of life is a must.
Spirituality shut up until Sunday morning and or evening is not spreading Christ across the spectrum of life. You are the light in your home, family, neighborhood, city, school, university, government, and the world. We need to form a new Moral Majority, or whatever it is called, and let this country know we stand for Jesus Christ, the Judeo-Christian ethic, and expect laws and processes that reflect this philosophy that was the cement of the original Constitution.
It will be for the upward mobile crowd all the way dow to those who can do nothing but vote. The upwardly mobile needs to march on local, state and federal affairs letting them know we are a growing force to be reckoned who represent a King, Jesus Christ. We would like to see Christians of all backgrounds and professions who are born-again Christians of all denominations to join forces.
You have to ask yourself why we have not done this before today and let things go this far? We need “an old-fashioned revival” to occur all over this country. The revival will feature the Lordship of Jesus Christ, personal salvation for believers and non-believers. But it will also be a call for Christians everywhere to become involve in social reform and action.
Christian schools and universities need to get off their proverbial backends and teach social change and action. Men like Jonathan Blanchard (1811-1892), and Charles Finney (1792-1875) both trained and became involved in changing the social fabric of their time. Anyone who has read Finney’s Systematic Theology becomes struck by his involvement in seeing the country return to its Judeo-Christian roots. He said,
“I propose to make several remarks respecting forms of government, the right, and duty of revolution. There can scarcely be conceived a more abominable and friend is maxim than ‘our country right or wrong. Arbitrary legislation can never be really obligatory.” (Finney pgs. 157, 162) Evangelical leadership seems to have forgotten its roots. There needs to be an organized on-going effort against abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and erosion and eradication of dignity and worth of all human beings.
The worst thing that can happen is silence, which amounts to nothing. No task is bigger than the God we serve, and He, at a minimum, is looking for someone or anyone who agrees and will do His will. God is the creator of the whole man, the entire universe, and all reality and existence. He wants unity between the body and the soul, the real world we all share. The real world and the Spiritual world. God is the Great I AM to we who believe. Let us start acting like it.
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Francis Shaeffer's Christian Manifesto
Is it time to do something instead of just sitting on our preverbial duffs?
There comes a time to do something about the way things are or just shut up and let the liberals and atheist take over the media, schools, universities, the government, and the church. The American Revelution is an example. Please read the article and consider what your part in the process will be. God's people have been silent far too long.
Two world views
Are you will to get involved to change things?
© 2015 Dr Gary E Hill