Civilized life is coming a part at the seams

There is no question that society is smack dab in the middle of a tug of war between conservatives and liberals — the sacred vs. the secular. In this provocative piece over at truthXchange titled “Sacred Canopy” Peter Jones makes the case that sexual freedom is utterly destroying human freedom, and it all started back in the sixties with the sexual revolution that ultimately led to the disintegration of biblical morality. Dr. Jones writes:

The ripping away of the “sacred canopy” is what has happened to Western culture during my lifetime. “Canopy” is an image used by the sociologist Peter Berger to describe a culture’s “state of predictable order,” an order assumed by all, that makes human culture work. Thus we all get along. [Berger, Peter L. The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion. Garden City: Doubleday, 1967]. This “ordered structure” is what we have called for a long time Western Civilization or Christendom. Today civilized life is coming apart at the seams.

Some weeks ago I was in South Korea lecturing alongside a very impressive German sociologist, Gabriele Kuby. Mrs. Kuby was a radical Sixties feminist who miraculously converted to Christianity and began to analyze the true nature of the decaying culture her former radicalism had helped create. She has written an important book, The Global Sexual Revolution: Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom (Life Site, 2015). Her thesis is that the recent search for sexual freedom is destroying human freedom. It started with student rebellions in the Sixties and has become the revolutionary cultural agenda of the world’s power elites, like the UN, the European Union and the progressive nations of the West. This attempt to create a new human being through sexual liberation demands a dissolution of any system of norms or morals that opposes it. In so doing, it destroys the very conditions that brought forth European high culture [p.8]. The enemy is no longer class warfare or unjust social structures but the outmoded moral assumptions that impede individual choice [p.9]. Says self-described lesbian feminist Camille Paglia: “What you’re seeing is how, by the elimination of sexual distinctions, a civilization, commits suicide.”  Continue reading

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17 Responses to Civilized life is coming a part at the seams

  1. lyn July 21, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    Yes, we are in a moral meltdown. Feminism has contributed greatly to this, along with the legalization of murdering babies. Look how Hitler’s mentality is still alive and well today –

    We MUST proclaim Christ to a darkened world that is without hope….time is SHORT

  2. Manny1962 July 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    And it will be getting worse, much worse. And to be frank, those that are looking for a political answer for this are misguided and in for disappointment. The cause that led to this stage is simple, it wasn’t the sexual revolution, though that is one component, no the root of where we are now is called rebellion. Rebellion against God’s word.

  3. Darrel July 22, 2017 at 8:53 am #

    Manny, you are so right, it’s scary.

    The longsuffering and tolerance of sin by our Lord has it’s limits as seen in the judgments He carries out from time to time. The exact date that the demise of western “civilization” began it’s downturn is immaterial, it’s the results that are important and we see these results in every part of life (that is, those that have eyes to see recognize them). I have often thought that it ‘began’ with the “God is dead” movement of the sixties which resulted in phase one of “God gave them over…” as seen in Romans 1:18-24. Again, the beginning is immaterial, the results should be the focus. Perhaps the beginnings of rampant, unchecked homosexuality began here, but nonetheless, that definitely shows up in phase two after people as a whole abandoned the worship of God as Creator and began to worship themselves (Rom. 1:25-27).

    How quickly phase three came upon us! Rom. 1:28-32. The “debased mind” of verse 28 is described in great detail in the next three verses and can be seen (by those who have eyes to see) in every aspect of our ‘culture’ with many being overrun by nearly all of the sins shown here that they have been ‘given over’ to do. No doubt many will argue that the “church” (the one the world recognizes—they do not recognize the born again as part of that ‘church’) is above all this and will escape being ‘given over’ to these things, but only the precise opposite is reality. Those that argue this nonsense are blind and have, themselves, been ‘given over’. Which current flavor (denomination) of “Christianity” has not capitulated to the demands of these sodomites? Silence = capitulation. Tepid rebuttal = endorsement.

    So debased is the mind of current “church” leadership of all flavors that they have long ago mounted a further rebellion against God and His Word by hawking the nonsense of “revival” on a national scale. Untold millions of dollars have been bilked from ignorant (of the Word) church members for decades. Such a notion flies in the face of the Word: “But evil men and seducers [impostors] will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Pulpit jackals lie, and the pew sitters love it.

    Just when you think it can’t get any worse is when it usually turns extra ugly. Christians, the real, born again ones, not the flavored variety, have been persecuted to the death since Abel was killed by Cain. We do not have even the slightest hint, much less a guarantee that we, today, will not face a similar fate—read Heb. eleven, especially the last few verses.

    Is there a solution or an “out”? Nationally, no, so don’t tell people that God is going to “save America” especially since we as a nation have been given over to our national lusts, cause He ain’t. And, please stop singing “God Bless America” cause He won’t. Why should He when we as a nation have done nothing but spit in His Face from the get-go? [Think masonic ‘forefathers’].

    The ‘solution’ for the genuine believer is not difficult. Keep your nose in the Word, every day, without fail. Pray without ceasing as much as lies with you to do so. Lay aside the sin(s) that so easily beset us and ‘run with endurance’ the race—our earthly life—before us’. Looking always to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Know that no matter what comes our way that He is in charge and His will cannot be thwarted—ever! Understand also that He will save those appointed to eternal life (Acts 13:48) just as He saved you and me. And always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the Hope you have in Christ. Anticipate His return. Gratitude on every level is always in order.

    Even so, Come Lord Jesus!

  4. lyn July 22, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Excellent comments brethren. I have a comment in moderation due to links given. I will add this, America is covered in the blood of innocent lives taken, namely babies that have been murdered in the womb. The Bible forbids murder, namely murdering innocent people. Didn’t Abel’s blood cry out against his brother? Gen 4:10  And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. 

    How much more so the millions of babies that have been slaughtered!
    Surely the cup of God’s wrath is nearly full.

    • Darrel July 22, 2017 at 10:36 am #

      I’m sure that the murder toll is pushing 60,000,000 aborted human beings in this country alone, no telling what the real worldwide total comes. Of late I’ve been seeing a few scattered reports of the increased uncovering of pedophile rings in the US and the world over. It’s bad enough that children, some still in infancy, have become objects of molestation and rape—boys and girls—but even further the ritualistic/satanic murder of the young; and, yes, I speak of the ‘good ole USA’. It goes all the way to the top of our government, yes the top of the top, that’s why it’s been kept secret up until lately. Hopefully more of these rape artists and their masters will be exposed. Our children have been sacrificed to Molech and silence rules the land for the most part. God help us!

      • berlorac July 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

        [I’m sure that the murder toll is pushing 60,000,000 aborted human beings in this country alone…]

        As of today, over 61 million since 1973.

        • lyn July 22, 2017 at 10:12 pm #

          “As of today, over 61 million since 1973.” And that number rises daily as this holocaust continues. The liberals {especially those in the ‘entertainment’ business} stand with the murder mill, Planned Parenthood, as they slaughter these babies and sell their little body parts. Can there be a more depraved nation on the earth than America? What an utter abhorrence to think this ‘civilized’ nation condones and encourages such brutal murdering of the most innocent of all — little babies in the womb. Surely God will not be silent much longer.

  5. Manny1962 July 22, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    Darrel and Lyn,

    It is sad how many think that voting for the “right” candidate will push back the tide! What I’ve come to realize is that there is not tide! This is the judgement of abandonment, when finally He who restrains is moved aside and he’ll breaks loose on Earth. We are close, very close to that point……the Apostasy must first take place then the man of sin will be revealed. How blind and deaf can a person be not to understand what is happening right now!

    As for this nation, it has no covenant with God. It has murdered 54 million plus Innocents since 1973, it has made vile sin the law of the land, it promotes indecency, gross sin and debauchery under the guise of freedom and free speech. It hates the word of God, His very words struck down from courts across the nation. The moral decay is so prevalent that children are mandated by schools to be tolerant of and invited to partake of homosexuality, children are coersced to rebel against parents. I can go on and on, it is sickening.

    As for politics, those that know me know that I am apolitical, I abhor politics, long ago I came to the conclusion that politics are smoke and mirrors aimed at keeping people subjugated, there is no left/right paradigms, honestly does anyone see a change from admi istration to administration? If you pay attention, turn off the rhetoric you can swap one party for the other. The true power lies behind the curtain. If anyone thinks politicians are in the racket to help the average American, well let’s just say you’ll see unicorns flying around soon.

  6. Manny1962 July 22, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    And Darrel you’re right, what we all must do today is read the Bible and pray incessantly as if our lives depended on it! I’ve never seen the darkness move in so fast, the next five years will be interesting, eye opening and scary. But be of good cheer He has overcome the world! Amen!

    • Darrel July 22, 2017 at 10:50 am #

      You’re correct about politics, it disgusts me too.

      You mentioned that the ‘man of sin’ must be revealed and that is true. Have you heard the latest from the self-appointed prophets. It seems the date for this revelation will be 9-23-2017 along the beginning of the Great Tribulation, etc. etc. This from the mouths of those who said in ’09 that the Trib. etc. would begin around 12-25-12. Guess they missed that one. Or maybe it was that the Trib. began in July ’09 and the mid-trib point would be in 12. I’m so confused!!! There are other ‘events’ associated with this new date not the least of which is the full-on enactment/fulfillment of Rev 12! Who knew!?!??? These clowns take in a boat load of money and march on to their next date when latest one fails.

      • Manny1962 July 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

        People that set dates according to some time table, lunar calendar, extra biblical source have gotten it wrong 100% of the time, the last few I remember that were all over the place was the Mayan calendar, then we had little Rabbi Cahn and his blood moons which he ripped off someone else, oh don’t forget Y2K! How many so called Christian leaders put their collective feet in their mouths?!!! All they manage to do was give eschatology a black eye, give ammunition to the deniers of Revelation and it’s judgements, which are approaching sooner than what most people think!

        Those that love censationalism, based on false eschatology are plastered all over YouTube, they’re a dime a dozen. What the dolts don’t realize is that Revelation comes with the most sobering warning, playing with the words of the Revelation of Jesus Christ has dire consequences. On the other hand, for those that love The Lord Jesus Christ and His appearing, Revelation is not a book of fear, it’s a book of hope, grace, love that we don’t deserve and a new hope!

        I’ve posted plenty of links all over, links that show how a world payment me hanism is being pushed by the world’s largest credit card provider, how the dominant King of the East (for there kings) has already plowed a railroad to Israel’s ancient enemy Persia (Iran) and how that railroad is now being expanded to Syria. My friend it’s all in place, in fact it is so obvious that now you have to not want to see, to actually see! It’s not hidden any longer! Tha last five years have seen an exponential growth in events that point to the coming Holocaust! Yet most Christians are not watching! They only focus on one thing Churchianity! Today, one has to look at the whole picture to see the sign of the times! Apostasy and the false church, politics and the failures pushing for a one world, one leader solution, economics that are so cracked that any small tremor can cause a “re-sent” and bring in cashless system. I pray people will see! It’s sad, frustrating and sometimes depressing to see so many Christians in love with the world that’s about to come undone!

        Even so, come Lord Jesus! Amen! Maranatha!

  7. G J July 22, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    2 Corinthians 11:2

  8. lyn July 22, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    Again, excellent comments brethren. I agree with you both. Politics are vile, used by Satan to further his agenda. As for the pedophile ring, that too is disgusting. I too have read about these underground sickening pervs who do unspeakable things with young children. My prayer is that our Lord will come …and soon.

  9. lyn July 22, 2017 at 11:29 pm #

    This world needs to watch this –

  10. Sheryl July 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    The decay of society today glaringly demonstrates what happens when man is in “control,” (under the permission and restraint of God), for nothing but evil, selfishness, pride, etc. exudes from the heart of man. So take a look around at the point that’s brought us to, which society terms as progress. Those who foolishly speak of revival willfully ignore scripture that perilous times are here and are blinded to mankind continuing to worsen. Once moral decay begins, it cannot be slowed down, reversed, nor stopped till it reaches completion. I’m astounded these days at how rapidly depravity is progressing and people are gladly following in line, keeping up, not wanting to left out, with the desire to be “cool.” That seems to be their goal in life. I am soooooooooooooooo looking forward to our departure out of this mess (surely “they” will be glad when we’re gone so unity can reign) and will be thrilled when Jesus rules and reigns in righteousness with His rod of iron! Can’t Wait!

    • lyn July 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

      Good comment Sheryl, I want to highlight this from you, “Once moral decay begins, it cannot be slowed down, reversed, nor stopped till it reaches completion.” How true, yet I have read comments from Christians who think Trump is going to make it all better. The meltdown of society is escalating and will not stop until, as you said, it reaches completion.
      Meanwhile, we are to focus on the unseen, having our minds fixed on heavenly things and looking unto Jesus.
      I too look forward to being with Christ, which is far better than being here.

  11. Manny1962 July 23, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

    Just look how far down the slope this country has slid in the last five years! And that’s with billions of dollars being spent worldwide by “Christian” organizations reaching out to the younger generation, the poor, evangelizing, and spreading the true and false gospel! Man is desperately wicked! Even the most beautiful baby has the potential to be a mass murderer! Hitler and Mao were once innocent children! Hard to believe isn’t it? The propensity for man to do evil has no bounds! It is utter foolishness to believe that man has the ability to change human nature, as the bible says the heart is wicked beyond repair, who can understand it? No, these organizations that believe they can usher in God’s kingdom are being duplicitous, they’re blind and leading the blind. Sheryl is correct, we are set on a collision course from which there is no turning back, it is man’s fault for he loves the darkness more than he loves the light, loves his sin more than righteousness. History is written out for us, just too many want to stay here.

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