It seems, these days, that I have so much on my heart yet feel so ill equipped to share it. How does one put words to chaos? I’m not suggesting I am in chaos – far from it, but rather the chaos that surrounds us in our communities and country; in fact the entire world. Heartbroken better defines what I feel
How does one adequately describe the pain in one’s heart as they see division in every realm of life, but more specifically in the church and among believers. I believe we have become so saturated with voices of the culture that we are at a place that we are no longer hearing God’s voice in the midst of the deluge of information. Are we even taking the time to listen?
Perhaps I’m being harsh, but I’ve learned the hard way over the last few years that much of what one hears in the media is, if not false, at least skewed and corrupted by a world view that stands in direct opposition to scripture. The saddest thing is that many believers have swallowed it – hook, line and sinker.
I lost trust in the media, professional organizations; political camps etc., over the last number of years when I began to do the research for my book – Closing the Floodgates. Even when writing it, I knew that the Judeo/Christian worldview to which I adhere was becoming an offence to the masses. The idea of morality had become detestable and the very idea that sexual sin might be anything less than admirable was met with not only distain, but intimidation and threat. Therefore any media reporting on issues of sexuality was expectedly tainted by the cultural worldview. This is no more obvious that when dealing with issues concerning the LGBTQ and you can believe I’ve learned a lot in ensuing years.
So, where are we now? Well, we stand as a church divided, because we have lowered our guard, lowered Biblical truth to a cultural standard, lowered our own conscious and moral compass in order to what? To embrace abominations of all sorts. I’m not talking about individuals here – I’m talking about sin and ideologies. When we were badgered into a corner on the challenge of ‘loving the sinner and not the sin’ – we abdicated. We threw up our hands in despair and decided that ‘the church’ got it wrong. We were to embrace both – sin and sinner! We could not longer distinguish between the two .
Now we have ‘the church’ divided – and not only over the issue of sin. Now the Evangelicals, Charismatics, and fundamentalists are in war with each other (again) over Covid and vaccinations. I will not go into detail here – it’s not my area of expertise, but suffice to say I would suggest to each one of you to delve deeper than the evening news. Remember that we live in a Post Truth culture where decisions are made based on emotion rather than truth. Science is often skewed to present what the highest bidder wants – sorry to be so blunt.
Yes, Covid is real. It is a threat to the vulnerable, but is there more to the story of lockdowns than we are being told? Why are so many highly qualified doctors and professionals trying to speak out being vilified and cancelled from social media? I understand this kind of attack. It’s the same one I have faced continually in trying to bring scientific truth on so called ‘conversion therapy’ and the LGBTQ agenda to light.
The lines are being drawn in these battles and it’s going right down the center of the church. Is there another side to this story of lockdowns – just as there is to the controversial issues of Euthanasia and Conversion Therapy?
Unity of belief in the Supremacy of God is under direct attack from many fronts. It’s time to humble ourselves before Him and remember God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.