The Greatest Danger of All

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There are a lot of very troubling issues facing the body of Christ in these last days. The erosion of traditional Christian values that define moral behavior is at a crisis level. Wars and threats of war, famine, and pestilence face many nations. Millions are being put to death for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Evil has always been with us, and no amount of teachings, philosophies, religious mandates, or laws can put an end to the wickedness upon the earth.

But there’s a new threat in America, one that is even greater than evil: the hatred of truth. You see, truth hurts. And we have developed a preference for protecting someone’s feelings rather than telling them the truth. This is especially pertinent for those who are in a protected “class” according to race, gender, sexual preference or gender preference.

  • According to current cultural mores, I cannot tell you the truth if it offends your sensitivities.
  • And the corollary is this: I cannot obey the truth if my obedience would make you feel bad.

This insanity is overtaking the body of Christ, as well. That’s not to say that truth should be used as a weapon—but as Ps. 85:10 instructs, truth, mercy, peace, and righteousness should come together as we relate to God and each other.

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On Sunday, June 2, Pastor David Platt was put in an unusual situation. He received a phone call that President Trump would be visiting his church during the morning service and wanted prayer. Sure enough, Trump walked on the stage at McClean Bible Church, doffed his hat, and received the laying-on of hands and prayer from Pastor David Platt.

The next day, Platt had to issue an explanation. He wrote:

“I know that some within our church, for a variety of valid reasons, are hurt that I made this decision. This weighs heavy on my heart. I love every member of this church, and I only want to lead us with God’s Word in a way that transcends political party and position, heals the hurts of racial division and injustice, and honors every man and woman made in the image of God.”

Platt also reminded his congregation that the Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority over us. He was obedient to the truth, and the congregation didn’t like it. The great conservative writer Thomas Sowell summarized the irony of our culture, writing, “It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance.”

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Ignorance is a dangerous form of knowledge, and we have an entire generation of children being raised with ignorance as their foundation. They are being told that a person’s sex isn’t biological; instead it is entirely based on preference. Men can become women and women can become men, or you can choose to be something in between, or choose neither. Story times in public libraries are led by drag queens reading books. Kindergarteners are being taught about self-arousal. And some within the LGBTQ crowd are pushing for the normalization of underage sex.

The same people who claim climate change is no longer theory, but proven science are the ones who deny that XX and XY chromosomes determine sex. For them, it’s not fact, it’s an “assignment” that can be changed at will.

The protection of such fantasies will soon be codified in our laws. It was just four years ago that the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal! How long before parents are required to allow their children to be chemically and physically altered in order to match their gender identities?

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An 11-year-old boy called “Desmond is Amazing” performs in drag in gay bars, has made the talk show circuit, and is honored as being on the cutting edge for children’s rights. Despite being investigated by several child protection agencies, the parents were cleared of any allegations of abuse or maltreatment. Mother Wendy Napoles explains that her son is a dancer, not a stripper, and they are a loving and supportive family.

This movement towards a single, melded gender is as old as time. The gods and goddesses of mythology were often dual-gendered beings. The Talmud, an ancient Jewish writing, teaches that Adam and Eve were one person until God separated them. Gnostic teachings have been revived in this transgender movement that say mankind reaches our highest existence by returning to our androgynous roots.

iuAndrogyny became fashionable in the early 1900’s when flappers wore shapeless dresses, cut their hair, and minimized their breasts. Today lanky, formless females and skinny teenage men model women’s clothing.

In fact, two of the “hottest” new fashion models are males transitioning to female—and unless you had been clued in, you’d be hard pressed to detect the difference. Women are also competing against biological men in athletics. If this bothers the feminists, they’re not saying anything.

At left: Transgender model Andreja Pejic.

Manly character is no longer acceptable; it’s now called “toxic.” President Trump is an example of this phenomena. Most people who don’t like the man say it’s because he is too abrasive. Rather than softening his tone and saying nice things that he doesn’t believe, this President tells it like it is. For a society that has become calloused to the truth, his words sting!

Trump hits back against the media because they lie. He recently tweeted, “I know it is not at all ‘Presidential’ to hit back at the Corrupt Media, or people who work for the Corrupt Media, when they make false statements about me or the Trump Administration. Problem is, if you don’t hit back, people believe the Fake News is true. So we’ll hit back!”

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. If they won’t tell the good things being done, then he will on Twitter–his version of FDR’s fireside chats. Trump also gives people names to suit their actions. “Pocahontas” for Elizabeth Warren who falsely claimed Native American heritage, and “Crazy Bernie” for Sanders, who wants to bring Socialism to the US. Not nice names—for not nice behavior.

Even Jesus resorted to calling names. “Hypocrites,” “vipers,” “serpents,” and “whitewashed tombs full of dead men’s bones” are just some examples. Was He trying to wake people up with the truth? Yes, and what was true yesterday is true today: most people would rather hear pretty lies than ugly honesty.

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This tyranny is reaching a crisis level in our ability to communicate. Social media outlets are getting rid of truth tellers by de-platforming them, another word for taking away their accounts. Content creators on YouTube are losing their ability to run ads or having their videos pulled. “Hate speech” is the handy term these social media titans use to justify pulling a person’s tweet, post, or video. For example, you cannot identify a person or group according to their immigration status. Heaven forbid we should hurt their feelings!

Meanwhile, uncensored are:

  • music videos that glorify killing cops
  • an image of Kathy Griffin holding up a “beheaded” Trump
  • Bette Midler tweeting that someone should kill the President and use a shiv (knife or razor).

In case you were thinking that these are private companies who can determine their own terms of service, that’s not exactly correct. These outlets are so powerful that any competition is either driven out of business or gobbled up through acquisition. Think of social media like a public utility. What if the power company decided to cut the juice for households that watch Christian television? Sadly, that day is coming unless the President puts an end to social media’s anti-trust behavior.

So what is the greatest danger of all? It’s not the evil that surrounds us every day. It is that truth has lost its value, and most people don’t care. The bridge on the highway is out. The drivers don’t know, they don’t care, they don’t care that they don’t know, and how dare you try to tell them!

There is one thing greater than the problem, however. With God, nothing is impossible. He is able to give men thoughts that influence their mindsets. He is able to put questions in their heads that, if pursued, show them that they don’t have answers. If they are open, He is able to lead them into all truth.

John 14:15-17 – If ye love me, keep my commandments.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

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Comments

  1. Debbie Ragans says:

    Thank you so much for this video Lori…been watching your truth videos for several months now as I am so hungry for the truth…God’s truth. I feel that President Trump was anointed by God to bring this country back to its Christian heritage and uproot the evil that the devil has so indoctrinated into this country and its politics. There seem to be so few that think the way I do including Christians. Thank you so much for your inspired work and for letting God use you in this powerful way…helping to spread His truth.

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