Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cultural Revolution; A Thought

I'm reading The Good Earth. In this story set in turn of the century China, broken relationships abound - broken when viewed in light of what God has established as healthy and whole. We find husbands who are not free to show care and concern, wives who are degraded and abused, children who pay the price of living in homes wrought with pain and suffering. And no end is in sight, save the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Where the gospel of Christ has been preached, women are elevated to a place of respect, honor, and love. I am grateful beyond words to live in a Judeo-Christian culture, a culture heavily influenced and impacted by Scripture. Yes, you heard correctly. Allowing the Word of God to be the standard provides liberty, care, substantive purpose, and incredible value to womanhood.

However, we Americans are quickly becoming a post Judeo-Christian culture as we are currently on a course of perverting, excluding, and desecrating the Word of God and the standards it provides. We are moving into uncharted waters. We are stumbling headlong into darkness and chaos leaving the shelter, the safety, the protection of His Word behind.

Cultural standards are NOT the mode for attaining holiness. They never have been. God's ways are not boxed or housed within a particular set of traditions. Indeed, a person living according to Biblical precept and command will necessarily look unusual, no matter his cultural background. When God visits your life with His, you are turned upside down. You don't fit, won't fit, shouldn't fit, and can't fit - not if you live in accordance with His divine will.

But certain cultures, having been impacted and shaped by Scripture due to large numbers of adherents to faith in the Bible, have taken on forms and practices established and prescribed by God. They have called good "good" and evil "evil". This was our culture once. It is changing quickly.

I do hope we wake up before it's too late.
I do pray for revival, renewal, and a Great Awakening.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for this, too. Thank you for this post and the example you are of beauty and grace.

9:23 PM  

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