We should have a proper sense of wonder, awe and respect for God’s creation.
The prophet Isaiah said it well in Chapter 40
Rebellion against God inevitably and crucially involves rebellion against his Creation which underpins so much of ethics and morality. It is foundational.
God’s Creation Order.
Man created in the Image of God “let us make man in our image”
All human life has intrinsic value in all states of dependence and disability from fertilisation to life’s natural end.
Ultimately to control all reproductive and life processes, to create life and design it according to our own wishes, “cleansing” the human race for the future and in the meantime eliminating all that is deemed less than perfect.
Personal autonomy to the exclusion of any God influence.
Eden and the Tower of Babel revisited.
To be free of the Creator God, to render Him unnecessary and be our own gods. We will be in control of our own lives and will choose how and when to die and choose the same for others.
Not putting the same value on human life, eliminating whole communities by conquest and genocidal killing with Christians as prime targets.
Further pushed: From within by the atheistic lobby and “God-haters”; atheistic or naïve genetic experimenters; leftist social engineers.
The creation of Masculinity and Femininity (“bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh”)
So much more than having physical intercourse but nevertheless includes the Creation Mandate to “Be fruitful and multiply”.
It is attacked through: Gender fluidity and transgenders; be whatever sex you like – you are in charge of your destiny – you are your own god. The rebellion against God’s design of “natural” intercourse.
Pushed by: The gay lobby, leftist social engineers and the PC brigade
Remember: permission becomes a compulsion.
Apart from the destruction of social order also at threat is liberty of speech, of belief and to teach our children.
Further specific attacks through public education e.g. Safe Schools Coalition Australia, “Respectful Relationships” and now re-badged yet again as “Inclusive Education” encouraging to declare sexual preferences early leading to identity confusion and also experimentation in sexuality.
Loss of liberty to speak about the dangers of these lifestyles and discrimination in employment and business.
Marriage as a specific subset of sexuality and a Creation Mandate; “one flesh”; “for this reason shall a man cleave to his wife”
It is attacked through: The destruction of marriage as an institution, pushing “marriage” and “family” as we choose and then discarding it as a useless concept with complete sexual freedom.
The decline of the West is achieved by intrinsic moral decay and by declining birth rate to demographic winter
Pushed by: the gay lobby, leftist social engineers and PC brigade
Remember: permission becomes a compulsion.
Apart from the destruction of social order also at threat is liberty of speech, of belief and to teach our children, even around the kitchen table. Loss of liberty to speak about the dangers to society and discrimination in employment and business ultimately also threatening parenthood and, in particular, Christian parenthood. The attacks are unprecedented.
Stewards of Creation
The animal kingdom and the earth – bring order, subdue, care for, work. Inclusive of a Sabbath rest – and God saw that it was good, and rested.
It is attacked through: Failure and neglect leading to ecological disaster; misdirected economics with chemical or radio-nuclear contamination and de-forestation; deliberate destruction through the war with the possibility of nuclear disaster.
We ignore the principle of a Sabbath rest to our peril.
Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. Psalm 2:10 NIV.
What did Jesus say? A direct application for today.
Firstly, Jesus affirmed the creation story. Matt 19:4-6 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So, they are no longer two, but one flesh.”
The warfare against heteronormativity – male and female – is an unprecedented rebellion against God and His Creation.
We must preach and teach the fundamentals of creation and their application – male and female (no spectrum), its complementarity as the ordinance of marriage and the Imago Dei – to be created in the image of God.
Secondly, Jesus explained and affirmed the command (Luke 10:27) to love our neighbour. Loving our neighbour and our neighbour’s children means not only caring for them in present calamity but also warning against approaching calamity (e.g. a flash flood) or helping to protect their future from encroaching evil – in this instance state mandated sexual indoctrination.
Loving our neighbour is not optional. “Hate evil and love good, then work it out in the public square” (Amos 5:15 Msg)
Thirdly, Jesus said “whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt 18:6).
Jesus’ condemnation re leading children into sin is quite specific as is its judgment. Other evils that concern us do not merit the same specific judgment. May this truth be reflected in our thinking and our living.
If we, as informed Christians, support politicians and educators whose firm commitment is sexual confusion by indoctrination of our children, then we too are guilty of allowing our little ones to be led into sin.
and makes a world
safe for your children.
Proverbs 14:26 The Message
Sometimes you just gently teach
Sometimes you preach with invitation
Sometimes you confront and challenge
Sometimes you have to condemn
Sometimes you have to drive the money-changers out of the temple
Sometimes you have to walk with Christ to Calvary.
by Lachlan Dunjey. May 8, 2019