Richard Weirich

Warning to Our Upside Down World

Warning to Our Upside Down World

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

Isaiah 5:20

Isaiah must have been reading my mind. No small accomplishment for an 8th Century man. What he describes is the upside down world of today. What’s up is down, wrong is right, common sense is insanity, bad is good, and the good guys wear black hats. Our world has become a badly distorted abstract painting.

I’ve addressed this subject previously, so I’ll try not to repeat myself. But as Christians we should be very concerned about the changing public representation of our faith and our values.

About fifteen years ago, I co-hosted a radio talk show. At the time, there was considerable debate regarding the expression, “Merry Christmas.” Some found the term offensive and suddenly, so as not to offend, “Happy Holidays,” became the preferred greeting. We were told we must learn to tolerate the views of others, to be inclusive, and politically correct.

Since then, I’ve learned that many of those who proclaim tolerance have little tolerance for the Christian doctrine. Many from the inclusive crowd will only include Christians IF we keep our Christian views to ourselves. And for those who worship at the altar of political correctness, Christians are the bad guys. Good is seen as evil.

Christianity is a religion for all people. Nothing could be more inclusive. But we can’t change our message or our doctrine to appease anyone or any group. Jesus’ teaching never changes. There is only one way to heaven. One God. One Lord and Savior. His name is Jesus, the name that is above every name.

Do you think what I just said is controversial? What would happen if the President of the United States, or a popular TV personality or newscaster declared publically that there is only one God and the only way to heaven is through Jesus?

You know as well as I do, the mainstream media would go nuts. The political correctness crowd would blow a gasket, take to the streets, and burn Christians in effigy, or worse. And somebody would call for a congressional investigation or even a law to legislate what can and can’t be preached in our churches.

Undoubtedly, you and I don’t want to see that happen. But we’re headed that way. Christian persecution has already begun and it’s growing.

Freedom of Christian worship is at risk. But the risk for believers is not nearly so threatening as that for those who demean the faith, who insist on calling what is good — evil. Which brings me to the first word from Isaiah’s warning. “Woe…”

WOE which means great sorrow or distress. Let’s take a look again at Isaiah’s words.

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

Despite what others may say or think, we’re still on the winning team. But it’s not too early to sound the alarm, to call for God’s people to pray for this trend toward evil to be stopped. And we should also pray for those who see us as darkness rather than light. May God open their eyes to the truth so they will not perish but have everlasting life.

For more on this topic, check out this article: Why You Get It and Others Don’t

Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 2 (April – June) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.

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