All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (emphasis added)
Do we believe this?
Do we actually believe that Scripture equips us adequately for every good work? As in: Anything that we might do or pursue here in God’s creation? Like politics? Law? Civil government? Children’s education?
If not, then there is no hope…at least for whatever realm or area of life that we imagine to be unaddressed by this passage. (See: Limp Wristed Gospels Make Limp Wristed Cultures.)
If we do not believe that the fear of the Lord really is the beginning of true knowledge regarding anything in His creation (see: Proverbs 1:7) and that His Word lovingly gives us all that we need to experience vibrant, abundant life in every realm therein, then we are likely to produce a culture much like…well…”the land of the free” and the home of the NSA. (See: Are we really free? Do we even want to know?)
If we reject His Word as our standard for law, we will get – and have gotten – a culture in which Christians are jailed for being obedient Christians. (See: Woman jailed for obeying God in America…while Gay America chants “love wins!”)
If we reject His Word as our standard for law, we will get – and have gotten – a culture in which child sacrifice for convenience is “legal” and protected business in “the land of the free” and the home of the self-described “brave”. (See: Selling murdered baby parts in America? Sure. Why not?)
If we reject His Word as our standard for law, we will get – and have gotten – a culture in this the abomination of “gay marriage” is “legal” and “legally empowered” to openly persecute all who would stand upon Scripture in calling it sin and treating it accordingly. (See: “Supreme Court” Votes for Wrath of God Upon America.)
If we reject His Word as the basis for our understanding and pursuit of knowledge, we will get – and have gotten – a culture in which each successive generation is programmed by the State to be more pagan, secular, and openly unbiblical than the last. (See: Statism 101: State-run “education” makes a State-dependent population.)
However, if we do believe what God has lovingly revealed so clearly in His perfect Word to us – then there is hope. Then – and only then – there is hope for every realm and area of life in His creation. (See: Jesus Conquers Everything.)
Then – and only then – there is hope for true and just law. (See: Presuppositional Law: Where we begin with law determines where we end.)
Then – and only then – there is hope for true and life-empowering liberty. (See: Enemy of the Statist: Christ-Centered Liberty vs. Man-Centered Tyranny.)
Then – and only then – there is hope for true and beautiful art. (See: Art, math, beauty, logic, law and economics…it’s all about Him.)
Then – and only then – there is hope for true and righteous civil government. (See: Presuppositional Civil Government: Who we view as owning civil government determines how we will pursue civil government.)
Then – and only then – there is hope for the pursuit, appreciation, and enjoyment of true knowledge. (See: Redeeming Children’s Education: Confronting Our Satanic Approach to the Pursuit of Knowledge.)
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The American culture is in flames, Christian, because it has chosen to burn. “We the People” have chosen to make ourselves God in practice. (See: Who owns America? (Hint: Not “We the People”.)
The flames are spreading quickly and climbing higher by the day.
The American culture is dying before our eyes.
But these flames are also giving us even more light. They are providing us with even more helpful, albeit painful, revelation. They are giving us even more clarity concerning the unbreakable nature of God’s Law and the unshakable nature of His Word.
This added light and revelation also further shatters any excuse that “We the People” might have once claimed or imagined regarding our ultimate authority over anything.
The question now, as always, is: Do we believe the Word of God…or do we not?
Will we repent?
Or will we choose death?
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