Light In The Darkness: February 27, 2013

by Pastor David Grey

“But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.  They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.  For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.  Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks… as a result, their minds became dark and confused.” — Hebrews 11

This passage helps us understand what is taking place in our nation today, a perspective many miss completely. There are only two responses a man may have to God.

The first is to acknowledge that He is God and to worship Him with thanksgiving. Hebrews 11:1 calls this “faith.” The second response, described in the passage above, is to reject God and all that He has revealed.

This response results in the mind becoming dark and confused.  Having chosen not to embrace the light there is only darkness left.

Not everyone on this path of darkness is at the same place as everyone else on that path, but they are all walking in darkness, headed in the same direction, away from the light.

Knowing this helps us understand what is transpiring in America today.

The policies and ideas that we today call “conservative” had their roots in the Biblical positions adopted by our Founding Father.

They are the remnant which has survived the onslaught of an increasingly godless populous. People of faith (those in the light) understand these conservative remnants from the same perspective of our faith-filled forefathers who originally adopted them.

However, those whose minds are darkened and confused look at the same conservative principles and see them from an entirely different perspective.

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