Speaking Truth and Love in a Science-Denying Culture

 

I realize to some people what they hear, what they read seems incomprehensible. Unfathomable. Beyond belief. How could it be in this age when so much knowledge is known, for example, the human genome has been completed, DNA structures are known, biology and genetics have advanced as they have, how can it be that in 2020 there are now over 100 ways an individual can identify themselves other than the truth and hard reality of being either male or female!? How can this be!?

Simple, dear ones.

Please finally come to terms that the people of this world have been given over to reprobate minds. They believe lies over any truth. They are easily misled and delude themselves to shun any facts, any reality, any logic, any sense, any truths in order to continue to follow their master who has them all tied up, deaf, blind, and lost, leading them to their deaths.

Yes, it all defies sense and logic.

But these are the last of the last times before the Day of the Lord swiftly approaches, and we are all living in the words of Romans 1. The people have been given over to reprobate minds by God for their craving and living unrighteous lives and refusing Him, refusing His Son, Jesus, and refusing the truth and life found in His Word.

 

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

1 Peter 4:17 — King James Version

 

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 — King James Version

 

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.

Proverbs 14:34 — New International Version

 

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20 — King James Version

 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Ephesians 6:10-20 — English Standard Version

 

Ken Pullen

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

ACP — A Crooked Path

 

Speaking Truth and Love in a Science-Denying Culture

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020

By Robert Knight

Reprinted from: American Family Association

 

 

(Editor’s Note: The following was first posted on the onenewsnow.com website HERE. It was written by Robert Knight)

For people who insist on the primacy of “science” above all other sources of authority, there’s an enormous blind spot in their secular theology.

In a rush to legitimize the feminist-lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender agenda, they ignore clear, scientific reality regarding life and sex.  More importantly, they work to prevent anyone from having hope for recovery of natural sexuality.

Their dishonesty is stunning.  Even as technology and science have revealed uniquely human babies in utero at the point of conception and beyond, they deny the child is human.

Though genetics reveal a male or female DNA in every single one of billions of cells in the human body, they deny there’s anything natural about sex, insisting that gender is a social construct.

Without any evidence from replicated, credible studies, they say that people are “born homosexual” and cannot change.  Or, people are born “transgender” and cannot change.  Therefore, laws must be rewritten to deny any counseling toward that end, and dissent must be criminalized.

To lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and, transgender activists, Bruce Jenner’s transformation into “Caitlyn” means forcing everyone to buy into his delusion of being a woman.  Hence, men who think they’re women should compete in women’s sports.  And girls should be Boy Scouts.  And on and on.

Until and when sanity reasserts itself, we must stand strong. We must treat lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender-identified people with compassion and respect as beings created in the image of God, but also stand for the truth – for their sake as well as ours.

For Christians, that means rejecting the false doctrine sung by Lady Gaga in “Born that Way,” and instead spreading the gospel truth that we’re all sinners who need to be “born again.” That singular salvation message will become harder to convey in the totalitarian world being constructed by the ruling elites of our nation.  Having corrupted the media, the educational system, Hollywood, much of corporate America, and even entire church denominations, they are erecting a massive legal barrier to telling the truth, equating it with “hate.”

On June 15, the “conservative” U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a majority 6-3 opinion by Justice Neil Gorsuch, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and the four leftists, that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 suddenly includes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

In practice, this means that sexual inclinations and any corresponding behaviors trump biology and all constitutional rights, such as speech, assembly, property, and economic liberty. The scope of this hijacking of civil rights law in the Bostock case is breathtaking.

The transformation of federal law into a lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer battering ram will undermine morality, marriage, families, religious and economic liberty, and freedom of conscience and lead to more Maoist-style, coerced speech.

The idea that this merely expands “civil rights” is nonsense.  It allows sexual behavior to nullify other civil rights.  As lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer activist Chai Feldblum candidly observes, “Civil rights is a zero-sum game.”

She’s right.  Enforcement of one right comes at the expense of another, arguably lesser right.  This is a bargain Americans originally accepted for the specific purpose of righting the wrongs of slavery and Jim Crow laws, not to bless “Drag Queen Story Hour” or condone the tragic influence drag queens are having on our upcoming generations.

Unlike race, sexual behavior can be “fluid.” Litigants can claim limitless “orientations.” Facebook lists 58 “gender options.”  Virtually any behavior can be defended as part of a particular “identity.”  As Ms. Feldblum also says, “Homosexuals win, Christians lose.”

No matter how bizarre someone behaves, employers must look the other way.  The funeral home owner in the Bostock case was told he had no right to terminate a man who came to work dressed as a woman.  So what if his female attire might have confused and disturbed grieving families?  They need to get on the “woke” bus.

The good news is that science can be ignored only so long, and a rising tide of voices in the church and the scientific community is speaking truth to power.

 

 

Robert Knight is a former Los Angeles Times news editor and former Hoover Institution Media Fellow who writes a weekly column for the Washington Times, OneNewsNow, Townhall and others.  The author of 10 books, he has written extensively on family and cultural topics. In 1995, he wrote and directed the Family Research Council documentary about sex research pioneer Alfred C. Kinsey, “The Children of Table 34.”