We live in a time when the spiritual underpinnings of western civilization are being methodically removed and Biblical principles undermined. Biblical Christianity is held up to ridicule, often scoffed at and mocked. Mention words like holiness, repentance, atonement and redemption to someone…practically anyone… these days, and you will most likely receive either a vacant, puzzled stare or a dismissive rolling of the eyes. If you mention the word “sin”, be prepared for petulant or condescending scorn. If you mention moral truth, expect open hostility. Today, ideas such as these register like malignant alien intruders in this progressive, “All-You-Need-Is-Love-(baby)” age.
These unsafe and foreign ideas, like metastasizing cancer cells (one must imagine), must be corralled and quarantined at all costs. Traditional, orthodox Biblical concepts are being flagged and marked as culturally taboo. In some quarters, they are considered quite dangerous. In the name of public safety and…(ahem)… “tolerance”, the open expression of these traditional…(but now backward and ill-conceived)… “Bible- ideas” from God’s Word, are being purposefully marginalized and bullied into submission. Increasingly, centuries-old traditional Christian morals, views and values are judged to be intolerant, unfit, unwelcome and unworthy of consideration in post-modern public discourse. Today, only the Secular-Progressive, pop-cultural worldview… the guiding light of stylish and fashionable New Age Self-Esteem and Sensation-ism… may be presented, pushed and promoted, and it must be done so appropriately…that is to say, unopposed and unchallenged.
Actor Christopher Reeve expressed the ’enlightened’ sentiment well: "When matters of public policy are debated, no religions should have a place at the table."
Translation: Only the religion of Secular Humanism allowed. When “Superman” speaks, God is silenced. In other words, if you must be ‘religious’, keep it to yourself in private isolation. Keep silent….. Say nothing.
The intimidating, seductive and cunningly deceptive spirit of Jezebel is alive and well.
There's more at the link.
Out of curiousity, I'd like to see some comments from those who disagree with Tom, who by the way is a regular reader and may in fact be willing to engage should those comments appear.
Have at it.