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Gene Kim, Steven Anderson, TRTrads—and a Word to My Fellow Reformed Believers on the Supernatural

Had some fun with a new video from Gene Kim, played a new RFG intro, looked a little at Steven Anderson and the TRTrads, delving into issues of textual criticism, the transmission of the text, etc. Then for the last 20 minutes or so transitioned into an important discussion about the supernatural and the life of the Bible-believing, sola scriptura confessing Christian in light of the amazing events in the life of my fellow pastor at Apologia Church, Jeff Durbin. Just over 90 minutes today.

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Joshua Harris’ Rainbow Adventure, Religious Freedom, Critical Theory, and the Founders Trailer

Spent some time looking at Joshua Harris’ swing into the LGBTQ world, then looked at issues of religious freedom, critical theory, and that whole area of rapid development.  Then I got into the Founders Trailer for “By What Standard,” developments since the program from Colorado, my complete face-plant error in not knowing any of the relevant background (or players), what I’ve learned since then, etc.  I spent a lot of time calling for us all to act in grace toward fellow believers, to pray for one another, and to cease the cannibalism that is marking the whole controversy. Affirmed my love for, and prayer for, a wide variety of folks, not all of whom would want to be mentioned in the same breath I’m afraid.  But, I put it in the Lord’s hands!

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Romans 1:32 Illustrated

συνευδοκέω is a Greek term that means “to agree with, give approval to.”  It is found in the final verse of Romans 1 where Paul describes the final state of human sin, one in which mankind, knowing the just judgment of God against sin, not only still engaged in it, but “gives hearty approval” to those who join with them in their rebellion.  Sinners love company, many a preacher has said, and our society is seeing example after example of Romans 1:32 coming to fruition.  Truly, “the wicked strut about when that which is vile is honored among men” (Psalm 12:8).

This was brought to mind this morning when, having a few moments before an appointment, I did a Google search for articles about the USWNT—the US women’s team that just won the soccer World Cup.  I had seen reference made to their public “celebrations” upon returning home to the US, articles that included such terms as “drunk” and “profanity.” It only took a moment to not only discover images, videos, etc., of these women drinking like sailors and swearing a blue streak that would have made any men’s locker room blush only a few decades ago, but also showing them behaving in the most arrogant, self-centered ways possible.  As reprehensible and sad as that is, what truly struck me was something more, something new.

The articles I found were from mainstream media sources in New York—in other words, those pandering to the cultural elites.  And they all shared one thing in common:  a celebration of their behavior. Yes, they celebrated drunkenness.  They celebrated debauchery.  They celebrated dropping f-bombs like raindrops in a thunderstorm.  It’s all good, you see, because, well, they won, and they hate Trump, and they are just expressing themselves, so yeah, get drunk and swear like a sailor—it’s to be expected, accepted, and celebrated.

Only a few decades ago this kind of behavior would have been loudly condemned by everyone, those in charge of the program would have been fired, the players replaced, apologies given. But not today.  No, you see, they are women—and many of them open lesbians—so they are oppressed.  Therefore, those who are oppressed are free from the moral stigma attached to such behavior if engaged in by anyone in the oppressor classes.  Critical theory has no room for a common morality for both the oppressed and the oppressors.  Their intersectionality score gives them the right to behave like drunken kids in public—and they get to be called heroes in the process!

It was quite a reminder that those who know God’s righteous judgment against their sin suppress that knowledge by inviting others to join them in their rebellion.

All Authority is Given to the Risen Christ, Immaturity is Now the Rage, the Jenkins Piece on Sovereign

Started out with a brief study on Matthew 28:19-20 and the incredible words of Jesus, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”  Do we really believe that?  It matters. Then I looked at the plague of immaturity in Western culture, tying together three different threads in current events.  Then I briefly looked at an RNS piece on the Sovereign group and my dear brother Mike O’Fallon.

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“Those Who Hate Me Love Death.” —Godly Wisdom

The news is filled with stories of the world expressing its hatred toward the faith and its express intention to take away the liberties and freedoms of anyone who will not bow the knee to Caesar (in our day, celebrate homosexuality, profane marriage, admit that women are men and men are women, abuse children, and, of course, murder children in the womb). This is our culture’s way of demanding that pinch of incense upon the altar. This is our “mark of the beast,” to be sure: obsequious obedience to Caesar’s moral rebellion against God’s law.

It is easy to become angry, and bitter. But we must remember: the world’s hatred of God’s law, resulting in their hatred toward we who represent that law (as we live in submission to the Lordship of Christ), is truly nothing more than the hatred of the rebel creature against the sovereign Creator. The wisdom writer said it long ago:

Whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from Yahweh;
But the one who fails to find me destroys himself;
All who hate me love death.
(Proverbs 8:35-36)

Were it not for the grace of God, we too would be vomiting forth our hatred of His ways to our own destruction. Always remember you have been graciously rescued before your righteous indignation carries you across the line into sin.