Saturday, August 1, 2009

When the Judeo-Christian World View Ceases

The Absolute Values of God's Word are flawless whereas the values of mankind are not.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2.

Beginning with Genesis chapter One seems to be the place to enter this discussion because all things find their first breath in God. He is the Potter and many are exchanging Biblical doctrine for their own and this error is not without risk. God will not be mocked nor tolerate the foolishness of man.

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use? What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. Romans 9:20-2. (please read this within context).

Unknowingly, many Christians have fallen into this error because of the cultural acceptance of Political Correctness and Biblical ignorance. Postmodern thought has swept, not crept, into the preaching and teaching models of some local churches and few have recognized the corruption of it. On the other hand many new church starts are begun without absolute Biblical foundations. Regardless of what the Bible clearly states, the keys to success for these churches are inclusiveness and tolerance. Therefore, as absolutes are encountered in God’s Word which are thought to be exclusive or judgmental, they are simply ignored or redefined through the windows of postmodern thought.

While the inerrancy of God’s Word continues to be ignored and redefined for purposes of dialogue, new and abhorrent teachings appear alongside many ancient errors. These teachings of error are eternally flawed.

The difficulty with the thought of tolerance and inclusiveness is the sin of it. For instance, while homosexuality and abortion are not condoned, many Postmoderns who are claiming to be Christians will not condemn the sin, either. The idea of protecting their lifestyle is preferred to denouncing the sin. Abortion has become the rights of the woman instead of the right to life of the unborn. These are not political issues, but rather issues of biblical morality and the issues have found their habitats in darkness.

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life-- and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us-- what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:1-7.

When the Judeo-Christian World View ceases to be acceptable in human culture, that culture has begun to slip into history and fading memories. This war of cultures in which we are now engaged is a by-product of two worldviews that have always been at odds with one another. The moral values given by God are absolutes and those of the man He created are open-ended and borne on the waves of experience. Postmodern Christians hold to these kinds of values of acceptance and tolerance that do not hold to the Judeo-Christian system of absolute values.

Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. Hebrews 13:7-9.

Jesus is Lord…..

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