America has lost its grip… on truth.
Today, an otherwise sane man could believe a chihuahua named Sparky created the universe and secular society would rally around him, championing his right to believe what is ‘true for him’. “Go ahead and worship Sparky!” They would say. “It is your right, and no one can tell you Sparky is not the creator. What is true for others doesn’t have to be true for you.”
Does that sound far-fetched to you? If so, you haven’t read the news lately, and I can’t say that I blame you. It is heartbreaking for us, as Christians, to see truth denied to the level that it is.
Facts that are undeniably obvious are doubted as if questioning them makes the doubter a ‘deep thinker’, and our society will go to incredible lengths to defend those who ‘think deeply’ to deny the obvious. We must train our minds to think on new levels, they say.
If you have two apples and I give you two more, how many do you have? The answer comes to mind immediately, doesn’t it? That you now have four apples is a fact; it is undeniable. Yet, on this very page I had a conversation with a ‘deep thinker’ about this exact equation. He told me about various alternative mathematics in which two apples plus two apples might actually add up to something other than four apples.
I am a simple man. These people are on a whole different level of thought than I am. Whether that level is above mine or below, I will let you decide.
Do you know that some people will not call their babies him or her anymore? They are actually waiting for children to decide their own sex, as if they could. If the baby with the part that used to identify that baby as a male picks up Barbie instead of GI Joe, well… I guess he is a she, or she was never a he, despite the part that formerly would have identified it as a boy. ???
It is insanity.
How many millions of babies have died because we won’t call them ‘alive’ until they take a breath? They have a heartbeat, they grow, and move around, and need sustenance through their mother to survive but we won’t call them living humans because what would that make us if we end that life? I know that hits close to home for some of you, and God’s grace covers you and your sins like it covers me and mine. I am not judging any individual here. I am pointing out our society’s penchant for denying the obvious so that we can pretend we aren’t doing anything wrong.
The list of ridiculosities is long. Yes, I made up that word. A new word seemed appropriate because people are taking the denial of truth to whole new levels.
The biggest denial of all, of course, is that God Himself does not exist, and that denial is at the root of all the others. This should be obvious to all, but not believing in some fact cannot make that fact untrue.
“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” C.S. Lewis
What we believe is true will never change what is actually true. So, developing the skill of talking our way around the truth will never get us anywhere. The only way to progress is accepting what is true and calculating from there.
You don’t usually have to think too hard. Most things are pretty simple. Two plus two actually is four. If a baby has a penis, it is a boy; if not, it’s a girl. Pretty simple. This world exists and it is absurd to say that nothing can create everything. Therefore, there IS a creator. Let’s call him God, and allow Him to lead us into all truth.