Who is to blame for the attack on Christian values? Simply stated, we are. Christians are.
One of the key lessons of Jesus is to get the beam out of our eye so we can see clearly. I love Christians. I know I’ve been harsh, and I repent of the way I’ve handled things at times. Yet, it needs to be said. We need to get the beam out of our collective eye.
Before we can go around looking for someone to blame for the societal attack on Christian values, we need to get real. We need to look at ourselves, both individually and the body of Christianity as a whole.
It is complicated in a way. In once sense, evil wants to abound and it will if the Light of this world goes dim. Evil will do evil, and without good to overcome evil, evil will prevail. It is in the nature of man to do evil apart from the Light of Christ that changes us. It is true that part of what we are facing is because man in general hates the Light and all things that are life. Rather, they love death. They love dark things. Our culture is riddled with love of death and darkness.
Yet, if we look at the history of God’s people, and if we are honest with ourselves, we see that persecution comes for one reason. The people of God are not obedient.
Jesus said that if the salt has lost its savor, it might as well be thrown out and trodden under foot. Are we not being trodden under foot in a sense? I don’t think we are trodden under foot in the final sense as it pertains to events in Revelation, but our society in the United States is heading in that direction.
As Christian values continue to be trampled and those with superficial faith are consumed and given over to delusional ideas, being a Christian will get harder. It will get harder because we took our faith for granted. We did not love the afflicted but instead beat them down. Men were oppressive and did not retain their role as ordained by God. Women rebelled and overthrew the natural way of things. Children are not parented and they run us over and have no respect for elders (and for good reason), and now things are a mess indeed.
There is so much that could be said, and I will say it. I have some things to look into and learn more about. For starters, we need to get real. We need to understand that we are being chastised by God. We need to get back to the teachings of Christ and repent for what we have done to cause this to happen, both collectively and individually.
Stop blaming and start accepting responsibility, or it will just get worse. That, I can be sure of.
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