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A Massive Reordering

Pagans, Jesus, CultureI’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.

Scary?

Yes.

Reality?

Yes.

Hope?

Absolutely!

Thanks for reading,
~ Ted

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  1. B.P. Sullo says:

    Darker times are coming. (They always are.) The Church in America knows nothing about persecution. Look at Christians in Iraq, Syria, and (yes) Gaza, daily facing hardships and death rather than risk losing the glory promised by Jesus Christ. How many of us would make that choice. I’d like to think I would, but I don’t want to test the hypothesis.
    We will face persecutions. In our lifetime, we probably won’t see Christians beheaded in our streets, but we will see Christians fined for speaking truth labeled as “hate speech”. We will see Christians put in jail for refusing to compromise their beliefs. We will see churches close and congregations dissolve when they lose their tax-exempt status and can no longer afford to operate. We will see children taken away from families who try to raise and nurture them by Biblical principles.
    Now is the time for all Christians to take stock of their churches. Never mind if your church helps you feel good about yourself (or feel bad about yourself, for those who like to be “convicted” regularly). Does your church provide the tools you need to stand up to persecution? Does your church help you to become long-suffering, as Christ modeled? Does your church help you to love your enemies? (The more enemies we have, the more love we’ll need.) Does your church give you the tools to become more like Christ every day?
    If not, why not? And what are you going to do about it?

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