Yesterday the world stopped spinning in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Dr. King appreciate this holiday, now that it has been co-opted by the homosexual community? I cannot, for the life of me, imagine Dr. King marching with a gay pride parade. The social gospel was important to King, but it would never have eclipsed the Biblical gospel for him. He was flawed, human, and great. He was not blasphemous, profane, nor sacreligious. For MLK day to become a day for celebrating homosexuality is indicative of just how subjectively our generation views the world. Facts are trumped by feelings.
Doesn't this play out in America's current portrayal of our own history? Revisionist historians are completely ignoring factual reality and re-telling America's story within the framework of their own world views.
They do it to the Bible as well; re-write or re-interpret the Word of God to prove their views rather than to be the authoritative source of truth.
Seriously, how could an entire generation become so stupid that truth is no longer empirical? There has never been any evidence to prove any type of macro-evolution, but it is taught in every public school in America. Every major "proof" of evolution, ever, as in all, 100%, have been entirely debunked as fraud, hoax, or merely bad science. Again, perspectives define reality rather than reality providing truth.
Shall we blame the countless hours of video games, pornography, music videos, dumbed down state universities, illegal immigration, legal immigration, religious diversity, tolerance over truth, affirmative action . . . Beelzebub, Democrats, Republicans, Howard Stern . . . or just maybe, the Church?!?
Matthew 5:13 NKJ
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men."
Understanding that in this context, salt is the primary preservative for foods, let's apply the metaphor to the 21st century American church: the church is the primary preservative for their community and culture. If the cultures has soured or spoiled, perhaps it would be appropriate to blame the preservative for failing to preserve. Our nature tends to blame the world for being worldy and contaminating the church. My thought is that we should be the influencers, not the influenced. If my understanding is correct, then we have every reason to rejoice in hope, not to despair. Simply stated, if the world's problems are the symptom of a negligent church, then the world's solution lies in the church arising from her slumber and becoming once again the salt of the earth.
We can do that, because it is God's will and His Spirit which will empower us if we will but try.
Arise shine, for the light has come!