Living in a World Turned Upside Down

Pennireef Papers

Living in a world turned upside down

The men of Thessalonica worried that Paul and Silas were upsetting the status quo. “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too!” they charged. Acts 17:6b

Christians have a different worldview to that of their unbelieving neighbors. “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14

Christians look at the world from God’s perspective. Recognition of that fact helps to account for why Christians have been singled out for ridicule and persecution across the years since our Lord commissioned us to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.”

The unconverted have only a worldly, humanistic view. They see the growing population of planet earth as a problem. Their solution: terminate life in the womb, before the baby is born, before the mother can ‘bond’ with her child in a loving attachment. Once that ghastly idea has been accepted – take life at the beginning – it becomes easier to justifiably take it at the end by rationing health care under a socialized medical plan, using pompous phrases that question the “quality of life.” But who defines and decides what constitutes “quality?” Quality to one person may be meaningless and unimportant for another.

If those people who do not share our values concerning life are in political control, and select judges for lifetime appointment to our Supreme Court, we need not be surprised when their verdict on the quality of our Christian life is negative. So elected officials become little gods with the power to decide who shall live and who shall die. Be warned!

If you think this farfetched, just consider for a moment: after several generations of brain–washing our children with the nonsense of evolution, the humanists have effectively made God redundant – who needs Him?

Progressive liberals have enlightened us to the power of nature and the virtues of Mother Earth. The spotted owl and snail darter are of more concern than human beings. Man is far down on the foodchain of concern. The once fertile and productive San Joaquin Valley in California, the breadbasket of the West, now lies dry and barren out of respect for a tiny fish! The water has been turned off by the political progressive elites who know better about these things than the unwashed masses whom they disdain. Meantime thousands of folks are out of work and the specter of hunger looms on the horizon. This is insanity.

The same Creator God who made the cheetah (fastest animal on earth) also made the turtle, each with a special purpose in the eco system He created. Jehovah put man in charge of nature and His creation – Genesis 1:26–29.

Progressive liberals have turned His world upside down with Mother Earth and her Green cohorts in control. We need to get busy, preach the Word, proclaim CHRIST and turn it right–side up again!

Bill Bathman – Mesa – 10/30/10

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