Every now and then, I have these odd epiphany moments that are of a spiritual nature. They’re usually sparked by something totally unrelated to the insight itself.
In this case, it was reading an article on how to defrost your windshield. Seriously…? Really…?
How can you be an adult who has managed to legally obtain a driver’s license and not know how to work the temperature and fan controls on the dashboard?
I understand that there’s been a grand collusion between global warming, the Northern Hemisphere and the month of January to cause this sustained cold snap a great portion of the country is experiencing. I totally get global warming’s evil intentions to drive our heating bills up this winter. But seriously, does anyone who lives in the north actually need directions on how to defrost a car’s windshield?
It boils down to this: common sense. Or, evidently, the lack thereof.
Okay, so you’ve made it through another one of my off-the-wall, convoluted introductions.
Thank you for your indulgence. But…stay with me. It will make sense.
The fact that there are folks who even need defrosting directions makes me realize there are two kinds of people: those with common sense and those who are perpetual Darwin Award contestants. Unfailingly, Liberals tend to belong to that second group.
As a Christian, I’ve realized that die-hard Liberals can’t be reasoned with and have no intention of ever leaving the plantation. What has concerned me for quite some time are the Christians who also proudly proclaim to be liberal. I know I’ve written about this before, but now I’ve viewing it as a mission to (hopefully) make Christian liberals see just how un-Christian and anti-common sense liberalism truly is.
This goes back to the aforementioned epiphany moment. For a Christian to fall into liberalism, it starts with abandoning individuality and common sense. Even small sips of the group-think Kool Aid can be dangerous.
Sounds judgmental? No. Here’s why. Let’s look at two scriptures.
Matthew 7:1 — Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew 7: 15,16 — Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.
Granted, this looks like a contradiction within the same chapter of scripture. However, here is the context. Matt. 7:1 is an admonition against believers unduly, sometimes even relentlessly, criticizing each other. It is written to the single, individual believer. It is meant to make one aware of their motives toward others and exercise common sense.
Matt. 7:15,16 uses the analogy of the harm caused by false teachers. The plural tense of “they” and “them” emphasizes the power of false teaching within a large group. In other words, this is a condemnation of group think. It is a condemnation of losing your free will and individuality.
It is also an admonition and warning that by doing so you are losing common sense, even your very character, when you don’t pay attention to the work, or fruit, that “ravenous wolves” have to show for their efforts. Basically, how can any thinking person be a liberal if they even half- heartedly pay attention to what liberalism believes?
You can draw your own conclusions, of course, but here’s a challenge. Those of us who understand how great the gift of free will is, have a duty to raise awareness of how destructive liberalism is to any Christian who is involved.
It’s not judgmental to save someone from spiritually, mentally and even physically destructive ways.
“Open rebuke is better than secret love.” Proverbs 27:5 (also see Prov. 13:18; 15:31; 17:10 and 19:25).