A lot has changed in America over the last 50 to 60 years. Culture has redefined itself, and the result is a level of tolerance and an acceptance of sinful activity that has been masqueraded as compassionate, loving, affirming, understanding, accepting and so forth.
John Wesley once said, “What one generation tolerates, the next one will embrace.”
As tolerance has become the theme of the day in America, sadly, biblical truth has taken a back seat, while many of the foundational moorings of the Christian faith have come under aggressive attack on various fronts. In light of this a muting of the church has occurred. The result is that sin is not only permitted, it is now aggressively promoted, even in many Christian settings.
While this is a sad reality, there is a much bleaker truth that the church must face. The sad fact is that the church needs to bear much of the burden and the responsibility for allowing culture to degrade into a place of secularism, humanism, postmodernism and darkness, unlike generations in the past could have ever processed or even imagined.
A few years ago, I attended a meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the city council voted on a new ordinance that would have made it legal for members of one sex to use restrooms of the opposite sex as well as other personal facilities within the city. The banner being waved by the proponents of this ordinance was acceptance, fairness, civil rights, tolerance and so on. This was geared at appeasing a very small percentage of the population that claims to be transgender.
However, the adopting of this ordinance could have resulted in the endangerment of young children who could easily find themselves in very private settings with sexual predators disguised as transgender.
Even though Charlotte surprisingly voted this ordinance down at the time by a 6 to 5 vote, the fact is that many large cities in America have already implemented statutes into their municipal laws that do create grave dangers for our children. Again, the motive behind these actions is attached to an ideology that masquerades as loving and compassionate, when in fact the purpose is to ultimately strip society of anything that is connected to morality and righteousness, which always finds its roots in God’s Word and His character.
Where does the church fit into the present challenges that we are facing regarding the continual resistance and removal of the sacred foundations that develop and sustain any society? The painful fact is that we are a large part of the problem!
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SOURCE: Assist News