Cultures of death specialize in one thing: Death.
That much shouldn’t be too awful tricky to figure out. It’s fairly obvious.
But as Christians in America who are living in such a culture, we are well served to note, remind ourselves, and patiently remind others of these hard, obvious truths so that we and they might be inspired to repent, seek the Lord, submit to Him, and in doing so, find true life even as death blooms all around us.
Cultures of death like ours thrive on killing things…right up until there’s nothing (and no one) left to kill.
They kill words. (See: Murdered language, murdered babies, and how one leads to the other.)
Which helps them to kill concepts. (See: Gender Chaos: The Insanity (and Impossibility) of “Sex Change”.)
Which helps them to kill culture. (See: Limp Wristed Gospels Make Limp Wristed Cultures.)
Which helps them to kill people…and control those who are left alive. (See: Problem>Reaction>Solution – Why we will beg to have our freedoms taken away and go to war forever.)
America is all about these things.
The American culture is a culture of death.
And proudly so, of course.
That’s just how we roll.
In placing the will of “We the People” above the revealed will of God, pretending that we have the power to make “legal” that which He has declared lawless, we have proven to love ourselves more than the Christ we so often claim with our lips. We have proven that we love death:
“And now, O sons, listen to me:
blessed are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise,
and do not neglect it.
Blessed is the one who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting beside my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life
and obtains favor from the LORD,
but he who fails to find me injures himself;
all who hate me love death.”
~ Proverbs 8:32-36 (emphasis added)
So what do we do?
How do we recover?
What will it take for us to overcome and conquer the culture of death?
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The only cure for a culture of death is a culture centered on and submissive to Christ. He is The Way. He is The Truth. He is The Life. (See: John 14:6)
No culture in His creation can or ever will be able to avoid the pursuit of death apart from submission to His Nature as revealed in His Word. That’s the lesson
we’re learning we should be learning.
But, at least so far, we don’t seem to be getting it.
Not enough to actually drop the All-American “We the People” pride and repent, anyway. (See: Will America repent or will America be destroyed?)
But even as America clings to rebellion while she circles the drain, let us never confuse her with life. Let us never confuse her with truth. Let her never be the basis of our hope or the primary object of our affection. After all, it’s that sort of idolatry that’s been used to bring us this far down the path to darkness in the first place. (See: The America Idol: How “Christians” Worship and Enable the Anti-Christ State.)
Whether America learns that lesson in time to experience mass repentance and restoration or not, Christians in the land should stand for life – The Life – that is found only in Christ, trusting that He has great things secured for their future…whether America is around to see those things or not. (See also: Roaring into Post-America Christianity.)
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