–April of 2004
The Real War
A new front has opened up in the ongoing cultural war in America. For the last 100 years, there has been a deliberate and dedicated battle to totally secularize our nation. It began with an assault on the Bible and our traditional Judeo Christian values. These had to be removed as the determining basis for truth, morality, justice, and society’s standards of behavior and decency. Soon afterwards, God and prayer were evicted from the classroom. Then under the guise of freedom of speech, pornography, vulgarity, and violence were given complete freedom to corrupt our youth and undermine our values through every possible means. One of the deadliest blows struck in this war was when the highest court in the land permitted 44 million innocent souls to be sent to graves in the sewers and incinerators of America by the bloody hands of legalized abortion.
Homosexuals won the next skirmish, and have been awarded special rights by the courts and given the freedom to not only practice, but also promote their perversion. These very ones that God has called abominable and reprobate, an apostate church has blessed, ordained, and elevated to the office of Bishop. And right now, as I write, the most fundamental building block of civilization, the home, is gasping for breath as the unelected liberal judges of our nation try to bury it alive under the rubbish of same sex marriage.
Americans are confronted daily by the perversity of deviant human behavior in every form imaginable. Too many of us simply react angrily, lament for a moment, and then return to the discussion of how the economy is doing. It is not yet clear what the end of these issues will be. But what is clear is that America is in a downward spiral toward hell (Psalm 9:17).
What should we be doing about this? The first thing we need to do is start focusing on where the real battle lies and what the real struggle is. The issues, mentioned above, are only skirmishes. The real war is a cosmic struggle between good and evil. Ephesians 6:12 makes it very plain that, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” It is critical that we understand the real dimensions of this war so that we may fight it effectively.
This is no societal tug of war that we can settle in an afternoon contest. This will not be solved by calling together a focus group to try to understand one another. This is not a liberal versus conservative issue. It cannot simply be voted in or out. As Americans we ought to be doing everything in our power to stop and reverse this deadly assault on our countries moral values. As Christians, we must see the deeper issue. We must go to our knees in true humility, praying, “Lord, deliver us from evil.”
We are in a life and death struggle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. The soul of America and the souls of her citizens are at stake. Whether America can turn back the onslaught and survive remains to be seen. However, as Christians who are a part of God’s advancing kingdom, we have the promise that, “the gates of hell cannot prevail against her.” So buckle on your armor and get into the fight. For in the real war, victory is inevitable!