Today’s cultural morass in the West is a wearisome trek for the average person. Change comes so quickly that if you have any affection for historical markers that indicate where you are or when the next turn is coming up in the trip to your grandparents home then be careful. Rapid developments may have altered the roadside since you last came this way.Politics are changing . What it means to be American is changing .What it means in our culture to be Christian is CHANGING.
The normal walk in the park has become for many of us more like a walk in the DARK.This is especially true the older we are and more accustomed to valuing things which do NOT change or which do need to change simply for the sake of Change . Soon we will not even know which restroom to walk into.Someone with the power and audacity to make it happen decided that this was a needed change. Soon young people will never know what existed before on many of these cultural landscapes and no navigation points will remain.
So I ask myself what to do in order to keep my bearings.The most obvious help in a dark room is to turn on the light. Psalm 45 :1 says “My heart is inditing a good matter:I speak of the things which I have made touching the King : My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” I am about to help turn on the light and prayerfully I will not be the only one to benefit. I am less concerned about the realm of culture or politics and others as I am the House of God. Why? Because every other arena of life is impacted by what happens in the church. The lights have not gone out suddenly .That would have caused a panic in the arena .They have been dimmed slowly -purposefully- and with little notice until we have found ourselves groping along like lost puppies on a moonless night.
I know I am about to end up outside most of the ecclesiastical camp . I know that roaches scurry when the light comes on and I also know that those who love to hide their deeds in the cover of darkness – as Jesus said – “will not come to the light lest their deeds be manifest or reproved “. In fact they hate the light and the one who dared flip the switch.The fear of man is a snare and the darkness we face is deadly for the people of God.
Spiritual leaders are endangering the house of God and not protecting our children in the one place that should be a haven for them…the church. Our view of God- of the Bible- of the great commission is being massaged and remolded by some of the most unthinkable things to have ever made way into mainstream evangelicalism . Take a walk with me. Say with me the words of David “Thy Throne O God is for ever and ever :the scepter of thy kingdom is a right scepter “. He Changes NOT! Lets Turn on the Light.