One of the greatest challenges I face is getting the great bulk of believers in the West to wake up to the basic truth that we are in a war. Far too many Christians are utterly clueless as to the very real war of ideas, ideologies, and philosophies raging all around us.
Not only are there hard-core culture wars going on everywhere, but there is a monumental battle for truth which is unrelenting. Yet most believers think the Christian life is a picnic. They have no idea that all sorts of groups and individuals and ideologies have made formal declarations of war against the church, the faith, and against believers.
Yes some folks actually hate us and have vowed to do all they can to stamp out Christianity. Yet these clueless believers think everything is just rosy, and so they simply party on. Christianity for them is just a pleasant cruise ship instead of a war-ready battleship.
Because they are completely ignorant of all the battles going on around us, the other side keeps winning by default. They have to do little to achieve their aims since most Christians just do not know and do not care. That is why the church is in such a repressible state nowadays.
Simply consider one major battleground: the homosexual activists’ war on faith, freedom and family. So many Christians are utterly unaware of the battles being fought and just what is at stake here. Worse yet, too many of these clueless and ignorant Christians have actually sided with those who are warring against us.
They are defending and promoting the homosexual agenda. They actually somehow think that they are being great Christians when they side with the activists in their war against the Bible, the family, morality, and the church. Lenin had a phrase for the clueless Westerners who did similar things in relation to Marxism: “useful idiots”.
Yep they sure were idiots but they sure were useful in advancing the cause of godless communism. Because they knew nothing about what communism really was all about, and because they seemed to be equally ignorant of their own faith, they served the Marxists very well indeed.
And of course once Marxists came to power, the first group of folks to be executed or imprisoned were these useful idiots. As a more specific example of the homosexual assault on everything, consider the battle over the so-called Safe School Coalition. I have written often on this wretched program, as have many others.
But incredibly I still find clueless wonders who defend this program. Naïve and gullible Christians are still spruiking for this terrible agenda. Once again, they are blissfully ignorant of not only how bad this program is, but they are equally ignorant about what Scripture teaches on such matters.
I have spoken and written about how bad all this is, including the Marxist ideologue who is behind it, Roz Ward. See here for just some background on this hard core revolutionary who has openly admitted that the SSC program has nothing to do with bullying and everything to do with implementing Marxist social and economic agendas:[billmuehlenberg.com “Seven Things You Must Know about the Safe Schools Program”]
In addition to his/her role behind the SSC and his/her involvement at La Trobe University in Melbourne where he/she pushed his/her radical agenda, I also noted how just five days ago the hyper-left Andrews’ Labor Government actually gave him/her a plum job advising its education department! Oh great, just what we need.
The May 23rd headline in The Australian said this: “Marxist Roz Ward now Victorian school LGBTI adviser”. The article opened this way:
As I have documented often, Dan Andrews and his hard left government have been raging war on all things Christian while doing everything they can to promote the homosexual and transgender agendas. That is why an article in yesterday’s Australian was such great news. It seems the uber-radicalism of Mr/Ms Ward has finally caught up with him/her. The short piece says this:
Now that is some real good news. As I keep pointing out however, he/she still is the driving force behind the SSC, and still retains his/her La Trobe uni position. But this is a good start indeed. How someone so radical and so full of hatred for all things Western and Christian could have gotten as far as he/she has tells you just how utterly secular left Victoria has become.
But worse yet, once again, are all the clueless Christians who do not know or do not care about just how bad things are, and just how bad Ward is. Indeed, I have already heard prominent Christian leaders saying that they feel “sad” that Ward lost the position.
Good grief! A rabid, committed Marxist who detests Australia and wants to destroy it, and who is diabolically assaulting our children with her radical homosexual and transgender social engineering, and they are sad? What? This is just mind-boggling.
But it is just another example of what I have been speaking about here. Far too many people who should know better do not know better. They seem to be blissfully unaware or unconcerned about all the wars raging around us. Or they are part of the evangellyfish tradition which insists that we should just be “nice” and tolerant and accepting, and all this will work out just peachy.
Why do I suspect such folks would be sad if major destructive individuals like Alfred Kinsey or Margaret Sanger lost their positions? Indeed, they might feel sorry for Hitler or Stalin as well. After all, we have to be “compassionate” and accepting of everyone now don’t we?
I for one tire of such foolishness. When you are in a war, the first thing necessary to winning is identifying the enemy. It sure is not to make excuses for them or seek to defend them. But so many Christians do not have a clue about any of this. And that my friends is exactly why we keep losing.
I would much rather go with someone like Leonard Ravenhill who said, “Many believers live as if this world were a playground instead of a battleground.” Or as suffragette Susan B. Anthony once put it:
And as is so often the case, our church leaders are the ones most at fault here. As Charles Finney put it:
Main Source: Bill Muehlenberg’s commentary on issues of the day… Yes We Are at War, and Yes We Can Win Some Battles
source: www.theaustralian.com.au (via 4cminews)“Marxist Roz Ward now Victorian school LGBTI adviser”
source: www.theaustralian.com.au (via 4cminews) “Safe Schools co-founder Roz Ward quits Vic government role over post”