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The Dog Days of Dogma

December 3

“Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good … "  Romans 12:9

“There is an insidious ‘spiritual correctness’ on the loose …”





Perhaps like never before, sound judgment and discretion are imperative for the Christian.  There is an ongoing campaign designed of Satan, to do away with the distinction suggested here of Paul altogether. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”  In spite of that warning from Scripture, everywhere we look and\or listen today, there are the sights and sounds of this orchestrated psychosis.  Black and white are out, gray is in; and the neo-mantra espoused by these social engineers is: ‘woe unto the dogmatists, who dare to call right, right; and wrong, wrong’.  The Christian is wedged right down in between these two opposing forces.  He\she is to, with one hand, hold evil at arm’s length, refusing to even look upon that which defiles; while simultaneously pulling the good close in embrace … and at best, it is an awkward waltz.  Without question, the tribe of the narrow minded fanatics is narrowing with each passing day as HIS day approaches.  Though our voices are systematically being squelched by they which “loveth and maketh a lie”; there is the sweet assurance that our case is in constant review, and the Court of HIS appeal will have the final say (cf. Revelation 20:1-15).

“He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.”  Some call it relativism; some agnosticism; some atheism; others antinomianism; GOD simply calls it foolish, and eternally fatal.  “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil …” Most tragic though, is that the church has generally lost the will to call things as they are Biblically.  There is an insidious ‘spiritual correctness’ on the loose behind our stained glass and piety, which is deceiving saints and damning sinners.  In our zeal to become user friendly and relevant, a deadly pragmatism has taken root.  “Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate …” Great religious facades teem with souls who never hear the truth of sin, righteousness, and judgment; because the SPIRIT WHO affirms these eternal axioms is either absent or quenched.  Let us pray for a revival of truth, and a fresh outbreak of that which is good.   

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.”

For Love of Country
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)
(33rd President of the United States)
"The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul.  I don't think we emphasize that enough these days.  If we don't have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State."

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