Yes, life will go on, faith will endure, and God is still Lord of the Universe. But make no mistake: Jerusalem has fallen. Pack your bags, we’re headed to Babylon. Not simply because the Democrats have won a political victory, nor because Joe Biden presumably will be our next President. In our democratic republic, parties and Presidents don’t win without the consent of the people. And, whether consciously or not, the people have just given their consent to national moral rebellion (highlighted by a pro-gay, pro-abortion agenda) that — beginning with Biden’s ardent support for the LGBTQ Equality Act — will lead to the curtailing of religious freedom.
No surprise that folks would vote to dump Trump, who — despite laudable (even faith-friendly) policies — was his own worst enemy with his arrogant, rude, and petulant persona. One could also rationally disagree on issues of immigration, the economy, racial justice, the environment, or how best to manage the COVID crisis. But none of the above determined the outcome as fundamentally as a seismic shift in moral thinking that has ensnared liberal faith communities and even large numbers of Evangelicals.
Despite Biden’s personal God-talk and biblical allusions, the day is coming when well-meaning, “socially aware” believers will be on the brutal receiving end of a party-embraced secular revolution that can’t wait to bite the hand that feeds it.
As Canada, Britain, and western Europe have already led the way, it’s a rule of history: Tolerance of wrong becomes popular acceptance, then enshrined law, then strict enforcement leading to suppression of dissent. Yet, the natural progression from benign tolerance to militant intolerance is the least of our worries. If God’s track record tells us anything, something divinely decreed may just have happened. Had it not been now, it likely would be at the next election, or the next. Why? “The Lord Almighty has done to us what our ways and practices deserve, just as he determined to do” (Zech. 1:6). Note: That would be “us,” not the faith-hostile liberal Left.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, F. LaGard Smith