I’ve been listening to a lecture series based on a book by Peter Jones entitled, Only Two Religions. It’s good. He outlines the transformation he has witnessed in the US since the 1960s. In short, it’s been nothing less than a massive reordering of society, culture, even the cosmos.
This reordering stems from new beliefs, which are actually old pagan beliefs, which seek to replace western ideals of marriage, God, family – essentially all the Judeo-Christian values.
Much of the reordering has been supported and driven by Carl Jung. Jung, the main psychologist of the 21st century, was told by his spirit-guide, Philemon, to abandon Christianity and to reorder society – not making this stuff up.
Here are a few examples of this reordering:
- God (Yahweh, the Creator God) has been replaced with polytheism
- Morality is subjective – it’s all relative (relativism)
- Sex (i.e., the heterosexual norm between a man and woman) is now omni-gender
- Family is no longer what might be depicted in a Normal Rockwell painting. Rather, any combination of people and genders can constitute a family
- Marriage (i.e., between a man and woman) is now okay for same sex couples (polygamy is on the horizon, Jones argues)
- Motherhood now includes abortion
- Spirituality (once Holy Spirit) is now DIY eastern mysticism
This likely isn’t news, as we hear so much about things such as these. What’s striking is how quickly it’s being adopted (whether through law or social pressure), how fast its spreading, how it’s unquestioned for its assumptions and presuppositions, especially with its pagan and Enlightened-soaked history, and how utterly so far from God it all is.
The good news, however, as I see it, is that this new spirituality opens wide a door to deeper discussions about the true reality of who we are, why we’re here…etc. It’s an opportunity for dialogue and to lay out the truth of Jesus Christ and His mission for His people.
It can be distressing to see so much that goes against what God himself has put in place, and Jesus reaffirmed, but it is no surprise. Paul reminds us, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness…,” and the time has come “…when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions…”
There is a real spiritual battle taking place. There are forces at work seeking to deny and undo what God has created. There are people, real everyday people, worshiping the created rather than the creator.
Thanks for reading,