Tuesday, June 9, 2015

United by Perversion

In a recent article about Russia Scott Lively observes:
Unfortunately, Obama’s strategy has worked and Russia has been forced from its former trajectory toward global cooperation with the west into an increasingly adversarial posture as Obama and the GOP Establishment Neo-Cons (united by perversion) continue to portray Russia as a pariah state while simultaneously attempting “regime change“ within its borders.
Scott argues that Obama and neo-conservatives are pushing Russia away from the West and into a strengthening alliance with the East -- China.  He laments this development and believes that more cooperation between Russia and the West would lead the world in a positive direction on family formation and morality.

Russia has reacted to the LGBT agenda in recent years more strongly than western nations. For example, Putin's Russia created a law making it illegal to propagandize children about homosexuality.

Lively writes:
I place the blame for this disturbing transformation squarely at the feet of Obama, whose allegiance to the LGBT agenda supersedes all other concerns, even the very real and growing risk of nuclear war.
The LGBT agenda is more important to our politicians than the risk of nuclear war?  It sure looks that way to me.

I like Scott's description of GOP establishment neo-cons as being "united by perversion."  My experience in politics, both national and state, confirms this description.  I would take it a step further and say that good honest people cannot gain political office, and especially remain there, without choosing to unite in both corruption and perversion.

They justify the little compromises that ultimately end in corruption and perversion by imagining that they are being pragmatic.  We teach that politics requires compromise.

The truth is much more interesting and fantastic.

The human experience is incomprehensible without an appreciation of God's providence and original sin.  I like the analogy of a tapestry.  Only God gets to see the beautiful and organized side of the tapestry.  On this side of death -- God's gift of an end to confusion and mortal agony to humanity -- all we are allowed to see is the back side of the tapestry.  It is ugly and confused.  There is no order.

By faith we choose to believe that there IS a beautiful side to the tapestry.  But we cannot see it in this world.  We must choose to trust God.  We are only given hints of eternal beauty and glory.  The best place to see it is in nature, though that is also corrupted by the fall.

Paul the Apostle writes:
Now we see but a poor reflection;  then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part;  then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. -- I Corinthians 13:12 NIV
The writer of Hebrews:
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. -- Hebrews 11:1 NIV
How do we make sense of this world, our experiences?  How do we decide what to say and do in the darkness?

We must seek God.  And we must act.  We must move out of the darkness toward the light.  A light is shining.

His name is Jesus Christ.

He has a job for each of us to do.

John the Baptist was beheaded for confronting the political world of his day on the matter of sexual sin.  Jesus was questioned about John's suffering:
I tell you the truth:  Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist. -- Matthew 11:11 NIV
Scott Lively is being sued for crimes against humanity by a George Soros funded New York City law firm.  He offended the devil by going to Africa to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

It isn't possible to maintain a civilization without the prophets.  We impoverish our politics, and risk the existence of Christian civil society, by destroying them.

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