When the humanistic spirit of the modern age reveals any new assault on individual liberty or Biblical morality, there is sure to be an immediate cry for a new constitutional amendment to preclude such attacks. Some of these proposals may be prudent, even noble, causes.When the humanistic spirit of the modern age reveals any new assault on individual liberty or Biblical morality, there is sure to be an immediate cry for a new constitutional amendment to preclude such attacks. Some of these proposals may be prudent, even noble, causes.
The world is catching up with the Marquis de Sade. Published perversion now pervades both the airwaves and the “information superhighway” as cable television and high-end Web services provide immorality on demand. We have not abandoned our humanistic foundations, and the culture of perversion is helping to make formerly perverted lifestyles appear acceptable. This will be part of our undoing as a nation.
Worldviews are like belly buttons—everybody has one. However, if one is truly viewing the world from a Christian perspective (a Christian/Biblical worldview), then every area of life and thought needs to be filtered through the lens of God’s Word. This is not a weekend undertaking capable of being crammed into someone’s spare time. Nor will you likely find reading A Biblical Worldview for Dummies particularly gratifying. No, short gimmicks or patches won’t do the trick.
Scripture teaches that the people of God are a royal and priestly people. Even the common and ordinary can have a noble status, a high calling, and an extraordinary purpose. Because of God’s election and calling, every believer is declared to be part of a royal and holy nation.
Not since the 1960s has America been beset with so many social crises. The relative calm of the 1990s has given way to a train of national handicaps such as war, immigration, natural disasters, and rising fuel prices. People are frustrated. They are concerned about the state of a country that appears to be fading under the intense rays of national tribulation.
The first law of subversion is letter simple: it’s always the other guy who is the subversive.When people speak reproachfully of subversion, their judgment is always cast up against a value-laden background, however strenuously they protest neutrality. Anything working against our perceptions of how things should be is inherently subversive.
Kevin Phillips has three major concerns in American Theocracy: the American thirst for oil in the face of shrinking global reserves, a habitual reliance upon debt, and an overabundance of Christian zealots.
Michael Lerner is a radical social activist. He calls himself a rabbi, although the validity of his ordination is very much in dispute.