Common grace, common ingratitude.

This follows on from some of the posts I have put up in the last few days. Yes, it is political, even on Sunday, when I should be a man of peace. I am taking a little more time to get this correct. For I want to differentiate from the man who struggles with sin and the man who embraces it, and wants us to celebrate his degeneration.

Fortunately, it was easy to find an example. The man’s use of rhetoric does not work for (a) laughter at criticism is a tell. For moral jellyfish (b) references to the current year and the courts have no sway on ethical issues — if the Soviet courts and laws said it was OK, it probably was evil, and the Soviets were not the most evil government in history. And (c) he is blind to peak progressivism, peak gender fluidity, and that generation Zyklon has learned not to care about such opinions. For they will return the hatred of the progressive with interest.

Let me say that I respect all of your beliefs, but I also find them comical. I am not laughing at the young lady who suffered the abuse. My heart goes out to her but not for the way she generalized about my community as a way to cope with her pain. As for you all commenting on the story, I comically say get over yourselves. You are pushing old refuted theories AND studies. How do I know this? Because they have been vetted in public and in the court systems. They were found to be wrong, which is why, particularly in the United States, courts have ruled for gays and lesbians adopting children. It is why legitimate studies back up same-sex households raising children. Now I know you will whine about a conspiracy but I respect that. It’s pretty much all you can and will do. Meanwhile we will be raising children to be loving and successful human beings like we are doing now even as you probably read in anger what I have just written. You will just have to get over it.
BlackTsunami, Vox Popoli

But that is not the main issue BlackTsunami has. He does not account for judgement, he does not see that there is a God in nature. He rejects natural law, and chooses to live as he will, selectively looking at (biased) literature. I know what happens when you research these things properly. One of my mentors did it a decade ago. And the Kiwi Trolls demanded she resign.

Praise God she did not, nor retract the paper.

And in the eternal scheme of things, speaking the truth, particularly about yourself, is necessary. If we confess our sins before a loving God, he will forgive us. But if we do not, our sin will blind us.

Malachi 4:1-6

1See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. 3And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the LORD of hosts.

4Remember the teaching of my servant Moses, the statutes and ordinances that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel.

5Lo, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes. 6He will turn the hearts of parents to their children and the hearts of children to their parents, so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse.

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

The reason that I am so political at the moment is that the political positions in the West, both “conservative” and “progressive”, are Whiggish. Their assumptions are that there is a rational economic man, that God is the clockmaker (or does not exist) and that we can build a new heaven by our own efforts. That nature is there to be broken and remade as we wish.

That the natural law impede our autonomy, and freedom means happiness. These are lies.

The West was not builded for this. It was built to defend the Gospel from the Saracens, and then, during its imperial period, spread the gospel to the far ends of the earth, so that all peoples and tribes may be preached Christ Jesus.

Our political movements will join the Athenians, the Gracchi, the Hittites and the Stalinists in the dust.

What are we then to do? We are to preach the gospel. We are not to care if those who reject the gospel laugh. They are facing a fate where they are… destroyed. For this world will burn, and all our schemes with it.

The beauty in nature, the order, the common decency of man, their goodwill, and the general wish to do well all flow from God. They should draw us to God. And then, in that searing light, we should turn to Christ who will shelter us, comfort us, cleanse us, and make us like him by his completed work on the Cross.

For without him we have all damned ourselves by our actions. And not matter of virtue seeking can save us. Instead, it makes us blind.

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