The face-palm, head-scratching, bewildering events just continue, becoming ever more common and confounding. A man can self-identify as a woman and have it celebrated — yet a white woman can self-identify as a black woman and be castigated by the same crowd. A variety of leaders, journalists, media hosts, and celebrities can spew blather and lies — but only occasionally admit to having misspoken. Christians can be sued, fined, and ruined financially for choosing to not participate in the sacramental celebration of immorality — yet would a devout Jew or Muslim be sued, fined, and ruined financially for choosing to not participate in a celebration that conflicted with any of their food laws or holy days? And this barely scratches the surface!
How is it that truth and reason and justice seem to be increasingly absent from society? Quite literally — a plague of madness seems to be epidemic!
As perplexing as this may seem, it is perfectly logical.
Over the past century, society, by its actions, has progressively rejected God — denying and ignoring Him with ingratitude, dishonor, and disobedience. Over the past few decades, society, by its words, has more aggressively and purposefully removed God from the public forum.
Any clues yet? We simply cannot be surprised by this morass!
God is light (John 8:12; 1 John 1:5), wisdom (Dan. 2:20; Rom. 11:33), truth (Isa. 65:16; John 14:6), justice (Deut. 32:4), love (Ps. 136:2; 1 John 4:7-8), peace (Isa. 9:6; Phil. 4:7-9; 1 Thess. 5:23), and more! And His Spirit is not to be grieved or quenched! (Eph. 4:30; 1 Thess. 4:19) Everything good is from God. (James 1:17)
No society can think to dispose of God and retain anything that is of Him. But for the grace and mercy of God, all that will remain will be darkness, foolishness, deceit, corruption, exploitation, hatred, strife, chaos, and worse.
Nominal Christianity should be well-understood as dead and defunct as it ever was. Jesus is purging and proving His Body — His Bride … the waste will be burned away and only the tried and pure gold will remain. He who is light will expose the darkness.
Pray and welcome the work of the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus. He will search the heart and convict and grant repentance and cleanse us from all unrighteousness — if we will but be faithful and confess and receive His repentance. Then, in the midst of a world starkly reflecting God’s absence, as Christians we will shine forth in the image of our Father’s Son, Jesus our Lord and King!
Oh, that we may walk worthy!