O, that men would praise the LORD for His wonderful works…
O, that men would turn from their ways and acknowledge the LORD.
As I mull over the things I’ve been reading and listening to over the last several days, I’m thinking: What?!?!?! I ache over the profound effect of the great departing of the truth and faith in God—
If you’re listening to what’s being said, you’ll hear a tremendous outcry and tremendous outpouring of sudden empathy for the plight of millions. A sudden call to responsibility for the problems of the world (as if they recently came to be and that *no* believer has ever heard about this problem called poverty, homelessness or aids).
Poverty is not the world’s greatest problem. And disease is not the second greatest problem. No. They great problem of the world is that the world is separated from God and that more and more man serves gods of his own creation and even the “church” is turning its back on God. I started out writing an entry on the fallacy that the church needs to be one of the legs of the three-legged stool that ends world poverty and aids and yada, yada, yada.
I wrote a long bit last night and I’ll post it in a bit — suffice it to say, it’s not the responsibility of the church to “end world hunger.” Noble as doing so might seem, that’s not the job of the church. Jesus gave the great commission and it is this:
All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Matthew 28.18-20 KJ
The headlines today are as ridiculous as the content of the news articles themselves. Truthy stuff at that. The more you see stuff the less apt you’ll be to reject it—or at least that’s how you’re supposed to react, anyway; that’s the dialectic praxis.
As Christians slowly slide into the
pews multi-purpose chairs of the void of understanding in buildings ignorant of biblical Truth, and as society continues to feed on truthy stuff, we’re all going to suffer more and more the consequences of a people who have turned their backs on God. I grieve today how sickening the ways of society have become and continue to decline. A headline reads: “Mary Cheney and Partner about to become Moms.” Sad. Sad that women have so lost their way –they don’t even know. Sad that men have so lost their way that they don’t know what they’re supposed to do or who they’re supposed to be and both and given into sin to the point they’re immersed in delusion—aided by a deluded society, people that have to defend the sinful actions of others in order that their personal acts of choice may be preserved. Those two women are no more married than two plates or two spoons or two chairs—or two men. And, sadly, the sire of the child is not even acknowledged—no one gasps that TWO WOMEN are becoming moms. The truthiness of the deal is that they are parents. They are not parents… yes, she’ll likely bear a child, but they are not a married couple and cannot create life. They are not the parents of a child—not in a strict sense—though they will go through the motions of attempting to parent the child. And the watching world doesn’t gasp?
May God help us. What an affront to all those who’ve sought to walk honestly, morally and faithfully and with reverence: obeyed the commands of the LORD. I’m sorry to all those who’ve kept and cared for their babies, who’ve persevered and seek to honour the LORD. To those who’ve not gone the way of lies and destruction. I’m sorry to all the mothers who love the LORD, love their husbands and love their children—the women who are learning to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. T2.3-5 May their lives be blessed and not lived in vain.
So then… for whatever reason, God is allowing a life to be formed within Mary Cheney. Dialectic praxis says: she’s a good person, she deserves to be happy, she has a right to do what she wants. I guess I could just go along and not point out the fact that no matter what they say, they’re not married — that they are not both going to become Moms—not in the truest sense of the word. But then, to just go along to get along would be akin to joining and perpetrating the lie. Truth is, that one is pregnant and the other shares the same address and they say they are partners. Okay. Businesses do that. It seems it’d be so easy just to go along with it all and not make waves, not comment on the blasphemous state of affairs and not be grieved over the vast darkness of our land and arrogance of sin. Wouldn’t it be so right to just accept everyone, peacefully coexisting with the evil in the land—you know… can’t we all just get along?
I pray the LORD’s will be done. Then the opening of a Reuter’s piece: “Leaders of the Conservative Jewish movement opened the door on Wednesday to the ordination of gay rabbis and the recognition of gay marriage, but made it clear the more orthodox in the faith may go on opposing such liberalization.”
O, how I pray: the LORD’s will be done.