~ THERE IS a pernicious and stupid idea in parts of the West, that if we say so– in some meeting or parliament or committee– that it becomes so. Any pooling of ignorance will find and make things true, because committee.
Like one ‘Bully-Free’ school my kids attended, where the bullies roamed free, because.. there were no bullies. There was a school policy, you must understand. I took my kids to martial arts classes, and the imaginary bullying they were experiencing stopped almost immediately– I informed the principal that if the kids had to defend themselves, I would back them up if they were in the right 100%; if there was in fact ‘No Bullying’, then my kids were doing their part to get in shape.
The other great part about the ‘bully free’ school?– the victim got blamed for bringing up any bullying to school officials. Lose-lose, and little sociopaths can do as they want.
Feel The Derp
We have a larger version of this special kind of stupid rampant in church and society. We need some sort of rules to conform to or rebel against, so if we will not consult divine law and 2 millennia of Romano-Christian law and custom, then we have to make sh*t up as we go along, but enforce it as if it was the old kind of lawful just authority. Hence, speech codes, enforced celebrating of every kind of chosen sexual behaviour; and in the progressivized church, committee rules and endless newfangled concoctions imposed as mandatory policy– until the next group of rights-screamers or innovators come along.
The End Of All This
One day, we all will be dead. Coming to the Judgement Seat of Christ, we cannot hope to plead “Well you see, Lord, we had a number meetings about all that stuff, and decided all the judgment-y bits of the Bible weren’t relevant. After all, we were duly elected. We have our rights.”
That is, if we stick to the idea that we can manufacture truth and goodness out of our own wills & self-assertion, we will have actually chosen sit on eternal time-wasting committees with no coffee breaks, in the warmish place where everybody thinks they are always right, and if that God-fella thinks otherwise, too bad for him. We send ourselves to hell.
To our wayward hearts which seek freedom and enslavement and not to choose, we are confronted with reality– His service IS perfect freedom; He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Life. There is no other way to partake of eternal life than to receive it from God, by seeking his will, obeying his commands, and washing in his blood. ~