Sunday, February 18, 2007

Imposing Righteousness - Feb 18

As I have stated before, one of the classic lies that this world loves to teach is that real truth is unknowable. More to the point, they stretch this even further by saying that anyone that does claim to know truth from error, the darkness from the light, the wheat from the chaff (and so on) is to be viewed as some kind of monster. You see, if evil exists (and the Bible is crystal clear on this) then the entire worldview of the secular-progressives goes up in smoke. Poof. Just like that. Moral relativism must be held on to at all costs, despite all evidence to the contrary. Islam cannot be considered 'evil' (for that would be seen as attacking 'deeply-set beliefs', a liberal no-no), it must be erroneously compared to other belief systems, especially Christianity. The call to jihad and to lop off the heads of the infidels must be compared to certain OT scriptures, however extraneous. This despite the fact that the call to jihad was always understood to be a perpetual standing order given to all able-bodied Muslims and the fact that the LORD gave his OT commands only for a set time and a place. Let it be said here that militant secularists never let facts get in the way of a good argument.

The idea that imposing any kind of belief system on anyone somehow violates their individuality and their freedom to do as they please is a flawed one. Oh, the secular-progressives breathlessly exclaim, "If only we could break free from the church-mandated morality then we would truly be free". I think this is disasterous thinking. No parent would ever let their child run wild without placing any kind of restraint on him/her. No, the parent would make it a point to instruct that child on what to do and what not to do. It's not being cruel or trampling that child's freedoms (such as they are) into dust. It represents an equipping of sorts so that when they are mature they can make the right decision. So in the same way, our Heavenly Father wishes to instruct us to do those things that bring us joy and avoid those things that cause us pain and sorrow. Imposing righteousness on their children is the prerogative of every parent, both the earthly and heavenly ones.

So why is Islam flourishing in a post-Christian West? Why is sin is strutting about with a puffed-up chest on the world stage? Why does it appear that our national leaders are failing us? Simple. We have forgotten what it is like to be a righteous and holy people. Not just here in Canada. Not just in America or Europe. Not only in Israel either. IT'S EVERYWHERE. We have before us a generation of Biblically illiterate people who know not God. We have forgotten what it means to fear the LORD. If you want to be truly equipped in this day and age, you must study God's word. There is no other way. The other way, which is the corrupted wisdom of this world, has brought us nothing but death and destruction. My friend, it is good to impose righteousness. It is good to strike fear into the heart of the enemy. It is good to be holy and acceptable before our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Not by my efforts am I forgiven, rather what Jesus did for me at the cross is the reason why I'm heavenly bound. By the blood and through the blood of the Lamb is the only way back to God. Understand this and understand this well: Satan is terrified of two things, the words of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb. That's it. Therefore I ask you in earnest to pray for a revival. Pray for a genuine national outpouring of grief over our sin and disobedience towards Him. I'm talking full on sackcloth and ashes here. And you know what? Satan also hates prayer warriors. So if nothing else, pray to bug him and drive him up the wall.

Johnny Cash

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