In the last three Langstaff Letters, we have been looking at two different world views: the secular worldview prevalent in society today and the Christian worldview based on the authoritative word of God. So far, we have looked at “religious freedom” and “schools and education.” We turn now to issues related to “sex.” However, first, let me introduce you to a book that gives the background to the war in America titled Dark Agenda.
A noted conservative commentator, David Horowitz, has written a fascinating book Dark Agenda – The War to Destroy Christian America. It is all the more impressive, as David Horowitz is Jewish, yet he defines it as Christian America. Horowitz was a left-wing radical in the 60s who took off his Marxist blinders.
In Dark Agenda, Horowitz examines how our elites, increasingly secular atheists, are pushing a radical agenda and “how the left trashes Christian doctrines critical to the American Republic” (Horowitz, n.d.).
One-time Republican candidate for President Mike Huckabee wrote this regarding the book, “One of the most intellectually compelling and rational defenses of Christianity’s role in America. A delightfully readable explanation of how Christian principles were the bedrock of the American Revolution, and how the anti-American left has targeted Christians because of that.”
The book examines in detail aspects of the war of world views, secular versus Christian, then ends up discussing the civil war or as it is sometimes described as America’s “Second Civil War.”
Horowitz deals with some of the issues we face today, including how the Left labels political opponents “phobic.” He quotes an example that happened during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. At an “LGBT for Hillary” fundraising event, while speaking to the crowd of radical activists, Clinton stated, “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables… The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it… Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America” (Horowitz, n.d., pg. 163)(time.com). By the way, “stigmatizing one’s opponent is a radical tactic” (Horowitz, n.d.).
Horowitz goes on to discuss “sexism” and “people of color,” a phrase coined by the left to facilitate its anti-white racism. “It took a civil war and 200 years of sacrifice and struggle to achieve a society that approaches the ideals laid down in country’s founding documents. A nation divided by such fundamental ideas can not long endure any more than could a nation that was half slave half free” (Horowitz, n.d., pg. 172)
Now, with that as a backdrop. Let’s observe some of the issues that divide our nation in this case regarding sexual matters.
MARRIAGE & DOMESTIC ARRANGEMENTS
The last 60 years have seen a radical change regarding marriage, both with the legalizing of gay marriage and the ever-increasing practice of living together before marriage. “Cambridge Massachusetts will become the second municipality in the country to legalize domestic partnerships between three or more people” (reason.com). This is not the place to debate those issues, and we have written about them in previous Langstaff Letters. What we need to realize is that a secular worldview and Christian worldview are diametrically opposite.
The Christian worldview goes back to the creation story in Genesis when God created man and woman as the basic building blocks of society that formalized into the concept of marriage, which was affirmed in so many ways by Jesus.
The United States audits greatly overestimate the U.S. gay population as being about 1 in 4 Americans. The figure is probably less than 5%. In actual fact, sexual orientation is not what you would think it is. According to a few research reports, bisexuals account for almost half of the LGBTQ adults in the United States. (news.gallup.com)(breakpoint.org).
So the idea that gays could declare that they were ‘born that way’ and that homosexuality is hard-wired has outgrown its usefulness for gays. Whatever the way a secular world seeks to describe homosexuality, there is no question that the Christian worldview is that practicing homosexuality is a sin and not approved by Scripture or the Lord (See Romans 1). Thank God for the testimonies of people who have come out of the transgender lifestyle and found freedom in Christ.
Recent times have seen the emergence of transgender body changes. The Christian worldview is contrary to that being projected today. The Christian belief is that God made two sexes, male and female, and that basic biology can’t really be changed.
“Dr. Paul McHugh, the university distinguished service professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, stated, ‘The notion that a person can change his or her sex is ‘starkly, nakedly false.’ He continued: Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’ In that lies their problematic future” (thefederalist.com).
This is not the place to discuss how best to help people in the midst of it all but simply to point out that there is a war regarding sexuality between the secular worldview and the Christian worldview.
Abortion has been a hot-button issue ever since the U.S. Supreme Court approved it. The issue is coming up again before the U.S. Supreme Court, so we will wait to see what they have to say.
Nonetheless, abortion illustrates the battle of worldviews going on in America. Today, some people try to make pro-choice a Christian worldview. Rev. Raphael Warnock, who describes himself as a pro-choice pastor, seeks to endorse abortion by declaring that four biblical passages state life commences with the first breath (thehill.com). Of course, other passages indicate God knew the person before their first breath. For example, Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV) says, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Once again, we run into the battle in America between two worldviews.
THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA
Over the last four issues of the Langstaff Letter, we have taken a look at different worldviews. We have observed the differences between a secular worldview and a Christian worldview based on the authoritative word of God, and we have seen that they are diametrically opposite and thus cannot be reconciled.
We have looked at how this works out regarding specific issues. Firstly, the effects on religious freedom. Then we looked at schools and education. Finally, today, we looked at issues involving sex. There are, of course, many other issues that arise in addition to these three. However, the issues we have discussed illustrate how you think and what you do. We need to realize that the extreme left in American is working to eliminate Christianity from society.
As said before, there is a battle in America. It is a second civil war. Some leaders believe it is already lost. Be that as it may, time alone will tell. But no matter what happens, we are in the midst of a war, and it is not going to go away quickly. By and large, the church has been silent, leaving it to the politicians and the TV commentators to debate the issues in society. We need to remember it is ultimately not a political battle but a spiritual one. As Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV) reminds us, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
It has taken years for society to come to this place, and it will take years for it to change. We will need a new “awakening,” a spiritual revelation across our land. It happened before, and it could happen again. So, let us pray in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV), “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
So, above all, let us pray.
Horowitz, D. (n.d.). DARK AGENDA: The War to Destroy Christian America. United States: Humanix Books.