What About the ‘Christian America’ Worldview?

Although this article is primarily based on points laid out in the ‘WretchedTV’ segment entitled: ‘Why is the ‘Christian America’ View Dangerous?’, the concepts here also reflect the same views I came to some years ago after Scriptural study and observation of the changing religious and cultural landscape. So, how should Biblical believers respond to this increasingly popular ‘Christian America’ worldview?
  • It is theologically wrong since, in the church age (the New Testament era through the present time), there is no such thing as a Christian nation. God operated through Israel until Christ came and now, rather than God operating through a chosen nation; He operates through a chosen people: the people of God (the church).
  • It is historically inaccurate to say that America was founded by Christians or on the Gospel. Christians should base their arguments on truth and reality not on myths or history as we wish it had been.
  • It tarnishes & taints the Word of God by labelling a mixture of Christian and non-Christian influences as simply Christian, Evangelical, or Judeo-Christian. This attaches the authority & reputation of the Word of God to a hybrid mixture of Biblical and non-Biblical influences.
  • It cheapens the Gospel when merely identifying all religious, decent, generous, moral, or church going people as Christians. Doing this makes the Gospel out to be one of moral behaviour rather than the saving work of Christ and true repentance and faith in Him.
  • It exalts something that God hates even more than total lack of religion: a common & moralistic religion. Some of the founders of America were religious, but they were not, as a rule, distinctively Christian.
  • It causes believers to confuse their cultural heritage with Biblical Christianity when people worship a tribal god of America rather than the God of the Bible. This reduces the Bible to a mere tool or servant of a political agenda.
  • It often idolatrously places confidence in processes and institutions rather than the sovereign God. Belief that the political system was originally Christian or Biblical, focuses efforts on the wrong things. It attempts to correct the political system with legislated morality rather than correcting the human heart with the Gospel.
  • It accelerates the process of secularisation when believers fail to maintain a Scriptural positions, independent of culture. This leaves no foundation with which to judge and evaluate the culture and thus any Biblical voice of truth is lost.
  • It leads to national idolatry and self-righteousness. It also obscures the principle of evaluating true Christianity by its behavioural fruit when the focus is set on externally moralising a nation.
  • It emphasises redeeming the world’s system rather than redeeming people. The Great Commission is not ‘go and make your country better behaved‘. The Great Commission is to ‘go and make disciples‘!
Thanks to Wretched ministries and Gregg Frazer of The Master’s University for breaking from the masses and laying out these concepts and truths. For more detailed exposition on this topic, all backed up thoroughly & Biblically, read Gregg Frazer’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Religious-Beliefs-Americas-Founders-Revelation/dp/0700620214  and watch this segment from Wretched:




One of the characteristics that is quickly vanishing from the United States’ Thanksgiving is an understanding and application of the true meaning for the word ‘thanksgiving’. Webster’s Dictionary defines thanksgiving as a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness or a prayer expressing gratitude. The Dictionary.com online dictionary goes even further in defining the word by stating that thanksgiving is the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favours, especially to God. James 1 tells us, ‘Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above.’ Being thankful for these things as gifts from God is true thanksgiving. So how should thanksgiving, as a word, relate to the holiday known as Thanksgiving Day?

First, public thanksgiving is a demonstration of a humbled heart. A prideful heart simply cannot show true thanks because doing so lowers the heart below another. Second, legitimate thanksgiving is an acknowledgement of one that is greater than us; gratitude towards someone who is able to provide for us in ways we cannot do on our own. In fact, the very essence of a true Thanksgiving celebration is our thankful heart towards God for His provisions and gifts. Third, thanksgiving is an affirmation to our knowledge of God and a thanksgiving praise to Him. Without a knowledge of God and who He is, it is impossible for anyone to truly be thankful in the real sense of the word.

God is the One has made this world, His creation, good. He has given it the ability to be fruitful and to be a source of sustainable resources for us. In fact, those who do not believe in a God authored creation are completely unable to demonstrate true thankfulness for anything on this earth because they attribute their base form of gratification to things which are unworthy and incapable of receiving the thanksgiving that is deserved only by God. True thankfulness is learned only by a thankfulness to God for His most wonderful gift, salvation through Jesus Christ. Without a knowledge and embrace of that, there is no way to realise genuine thankfulness.

And because of this correlation to an acknowledgement of the one true God, many steeped in today’s philosophy are beginning to mock the holiday. Since realising Thanksgiving’s direct relation towards, acknowledgement of, and praise to God, the culture is attempting to redefine and reduce the orientation of the celebration. It has flipped the reason for this season on its head by turning a day of thankfulness into a day of frantic shoppers searching for things they didn’t know they needed in an effort to find satisfaction and the ultimate gift or treasure that will truly satisfy them. But that gift, the only gift that can truly satisfy, isn’t sold in stores. In fact, it isn’t sold anywhere. It’s already been bought by Jesus Christ, and it is offered for free to all those whom God has called to seek after Him. And only in the knowledge of Him can legitimate thanksgiving begin.


Face Value or Facts?

How one of the most popular online resources has become a dangerous and deceptive knowledge base

Wikipedia appeals to a certain 'group of internet users' and only a certain collection of those users will be the ones editing and creating content on the encyclopaedia.There is a source of information used by thousands of people every day, a reference point for thousands of conversations, a standard go-to when life’s questions arise, and, for better or for worse, it’s how many educate themselves and form opinions. The online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, claims their content reflects balanced accuracy because of something called ‘crowd sourcing’. This is a large amount of editors who, Wikipedia claims, will balance out any point of view or topic subjected to bias or inaccurate content. Sadly, as history has shown time and again, anytime the ability is given to freely edit something as much in the public eye as any one Wikipedia article is at any given time, that freedom will be abused and ruined for everyone. But Wikipedia doesn’t just suffer from abuse, vandalism, and self-imposed editor kings who practise a form of ‘ownership’ of certain pages or topics, disallowing any content to be updated or changed.

Another, potentially even more glaring issue that the very concept of Wikipedia also struggles with, is the issue of fact vs. view. Primarily focusing on the glaring issues from non-neutral points of view within Wikipedia articles, the number of articles and topics affected is not decreasing, but rather growing. In the past, high-profile incidents such as the posting of a defamatory hoax article about the journalist John Seigenthaler has raised serious questions about whether crowd-sourcing an encyclopaedia, or anything else, can ever work long-term. The issue can be broken down to its deepest roots which come down to this: Wikipedia appeals to a certain ‘group of internet users’ and only a certain collection of those users will be the ones editing and creating content on the encyclopaedia. This makes the encyclopaedia simply a searchable catalogue of that certain collection’s views and topics which they consider to be valid or important. Topics and viewpoints held by those not using Wikipedia will not have a voice and will effectually be unrepresented and content will become skewed. This is because any articles happening to cover their views won’t be updated or improved as quickly as articles dealing with content which editors deem important or contributing to society. It never takes long to find people who won’t use Wikipedia for this very reason and it takes even less time to find people who disagree with one another on the importance, influence, and accuracy of certain topics or worldviews.

Crowd-sourcing, especially with a project such as Wikipedia, which attempts to portray articles as reliable encyclopedic fact, not editorials, always relies on the impartiality of editors. But because these editors are human, they have certain worldviews and opinions which they may not even consider as one-sided. In fact, they may never have even questioned those views and feel their views are generally accepted fact simply having never come in contact with anyone or anything that disagrees with them on that matter. Therefore, these opinions, still one-sided, are filtered into the encyclopedia content, but the very same content appears glaringly inaccurate to readers with opposing views. In actuality, neither editor nor reader have unbiased views and neither view ‘should be’ reflected as ‘the way it is’ in an encyclopedia. A key phrase here is ‘should be’.

Wikipedia appeals to a certain ‘group of internet users’ and only a certain collection of those users will be the ones editing and creating content on the encyclopedia.

Lawyer Andrew Schlafly, told the Guardian Newspaper that he attempted working with and editing for Wikipedia, and found that factual edits created on certain high profile pages, even with references and proof, were removed within 60 seconds by top editors who disagreed personally with those views. In today’s politically charged atmosphere with everyone on their own warpath to justify their view, this issue continues to plague Wikipedia relentlessly. Schlafly concluded, as numerous others are beginning to as well, that editing Wikipedia simply is no longer a viable option. Whether it is cause or effect, many of the editors striving for real encyclopedic content have realised Wikipedia’s not-so-subtle reliability issue and have put their efforts in other directions.

Unfortunately, editing wars, bias, vandalism, and rogue bots reverting or changing articles to inaccurate content causes Wikipedia to be a massive source (5.5 million articles in the English version alone) of potentially inaccurate content edited by would-be social justice warriors and those who ‘would be king’ of their chosen page turning the, once reputable Wikipedia, into a platform to vent their aggression or pass their views off as undeniable fact.

Sadly, if users seeking facts are unable to rely on a crowd sourced encyclopedic project because most of the editors & contributors subscribe to a particular one-sided worldview, the entire project will ultimately either fail or morph into an echo chamber of purported facts by the editors and their subservient consumers.

The Reformation: 500 Years Later

refdayFive-hundred years ago today, on 31 October 1517, Martin Luther’s actions and insight sparked what is known as the Protestant Reformation. Several of his famous 95 Theses directly contradicted the false teachings, pressures, and practises of the Catholic Church including its legalistic control over others. The posting of these 95 Theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenburg, Germany is the event that led Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and may other Biblical Christian reformers to the pathway towards public restoration of the Biblical teachings of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Martin Luther’s actions sparked numerous missionary endeavours, encouraged Biblical hymn writing & corporate singing, and it initiated the return to the centrality of Biblical teaching and the availability of God’s Word to His people. The events 500 years ago remind us to be thankful for those that God uses to further the work of His Gospel and to restore the ‘first love’ to those who are called for His purposes (Rev. 2:4, Rom. 8:28) to do His will, build one another up with love and good works, (Eph. 2:10, Heb. 10:24) & to treasure the Gospel of Christ (Romans 15:4, 2 Tim. 3:16, Matt. 4:4).

Just like all of us, Martin Luther’s understanding of Scripture was not perfect but God used him to accomplish much even long after his death through the Protestant Reformation. Sadly, since 1517, there has been a drift back towards many of the extra-Biblical things that Luther and others taught against and many other false teachings have also arisen and are taught widely today. But despite all that, thanks to the conscience stirred by the Word of God in many men over the centuries, many thousands have come to the knowledge of and love for Christ, give glory to Him, and together worship Him alone, not through mantras, relics, indulgences, or legalistic traditions. As Biblical believers, we have been released from the bondage of the law and into the loving arms of our Saviour! Reformation Day celebrates the joyful blessing of the liberating Gospel of Jesus Christ. Believers in Jesus Christ are His bride, and as such, we wait eagerly for that day when we will be united with our Bridegroom, Christ. Until then, we remain faithful to Him and together, as one body, we say with all the redeemed around the world, “Come, Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22:20).

The Solution to Charlottesville

Many people enjoy the feeling of being authenticated in their pre-set definition of Christianity. And the media & culture, more often than not, seem to back up the view that so many desire to believe, merging the terms ‘evangelical’, ‘conservative’, or ‘politically right’ with the term ‘Christian’. And today’s culture has run with this slander to the extent that these terms almost seem synonymous to many who don’t truly desire to hear anything to the contrary which could challenge their worldview. But if anyone truly desires to hear the truth spoken directly by a Biblical Christian, and from a Biblical Christian point of view, and not hear-say by a secular media, read on.
There doesn’t need to be any background on this situation. If you’re reading this, you know what happened last Saturday in Virginia. On Monday, Los Angeles’ KKLA radio host Frank M. Sontag had another radio host on his show as a guest and they conversed on the solution for where the United States is finding itself as of late. The host was John MacArthur from Grace to You Radio and this is what he said when asked what the solution is to situations like this and others in today’s society.
The solution is not in politics, education, science, or some kind of economic advancement for people who are deprived. The heart of man is deceitful above all things a desperately wicked. 
When the family breaks down, when you pollute the conscience by teaching false standards of morality, when you literally twist morality (put good for evil and evil for good), and you reverse everything, you create a generation of people who have no clue of what morality is and all they know is that they think they are entitled to their own desires and their own will. When you weaken the family, there are people who have no real sense of morality, no hard, strong sense of right & wrong. They haven’t been raised in such a way as to be disciplined in those kinds of things that make socially acceptable human beings out of them. And then you have families that are just torn up by all kinds of animosity and hatred on all levels and across all spectrums! And then you start looking at the fact that the police are continually denounced & discredited and you have a formula for disaster. But this is human history & the answer (for this) isn’t political or any of those things; the answer is the transformation of the heart! The first thing that defines a Gospel transformed heart is love! ‘By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, that you have love for one another. That is the defining attitude of the believer.
The discussion continued, making mention of the fact that, sadly, some racism has crept into parts of the church. MacArthur was asked how Christians should respond to this kind of mindset if found in the Christian church.
(Christian love) knows no bounds, certainly not racial bounds or ethnic bounds, and where you have that hostility and that racism and those kinds of attitudes, you have a very legitimate right to ask ‘Are these Christian people?’ because these mentalities are antithetical of everything that is characteristic of a regenerate heart. But we are still living in a fallen world and we still have remaining sin in us and even Christian people can listen to the anger and the hostility and can ‘overdose’ on the political rhetoric and find themselves literally pushing (down) that supernatural love that the Holy Spirit has poured into their hearts and becoming victimised by the ubiquitous temptation to hate people! Hate is part of what it means to be fallen.
‘The answer to all of this is for the church to demonstrate wisdom, love, kindness, and mercy, and to love all people of all races, all ethnic identities, all parties, and all economic status… (to) endlessly to embrace them in the name of Christ.’
Disclaimer: This interview was transcribed by PraiseLight Media & edited for reading clarity.

The Case of Culture v. Bible

by Ben Ditzel

legal_scales_black_silhouetteAt a recent confirmation hearing for Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, a former presidential candidate and prominent, influential US Senator declared that Biblical Christian doctrine and those who hold to it are hateful, racist, and not what this country is supposed to be about, before announcing his rejection of the appointment for this government nominee.1 Having been through an election and subsequent transition of power the past few months, many may be familiar with the confirmation process. Chosen officials direct comments, questions, and sometimes accusations towards the said nominee in order to confirm or reject the nominee’s appointment to the proposed capacity. But what did this nominee for Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget say that caused the senator to hold the nominee’s religious views as grounds for opposition?

While at a Christian college some years ago, the nominee wrote, in an article, ‘Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned.’ Anyone who has knowledge of Biblical teaching knows that this view is the fundamental (not to be confused with Fundamentalism) belief of the Christian faith. In fact the Biblical book of Acts affirms this central belief in chapter 4, verse 12: ‘Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.’ Though this belief is foundational to Christian doctrine, the senator seemed to feign shock and disbelief 2 when questioning the nominee who continued to state that he is a Christian. This response should have satisfied the question which the senator posed, ‘Are you suggesting that all [Muslims] stand condemned? What about Jews? They stand condemned, too?’

In a statement released by a spokesman for the senator after the exchange, the truth of the matter became far clearer. ‘In a democratic society, founded on the principle of religious freedom, we can all disagree over issues, but racism and bigotry – condemning an entire group of people because of their faith – cannot be part of any public policy.’ And there we have the crux of the matter. This influential senator believes that the Christian belief, as described in the Bible, is a faith of racism and bigotry and cannot be part of any public policy in a democratic society. Judging from his presidential candidacy and popularity during that period, this senator and his views represent a very large portion of people today, including many self-proclaimed Christians which begs the question, ‘How can some Christians adamantly back someone who decries the very same faith as racist and bigoted?’.

The answer lies in the tale of two opposing Christian faiths, culturally progressive and Biblically fundamental. Over the past several years, culture has defined Christianity into a style or catchword that is a far cry from the identity and institutes of faith that Jesus Christ taught in the Bible. Cultural Christianity, also called Progressive Christianity can consist of a basic frame of mind anywhere between participating in religious charity work, social justice, or environmental activism down to living a moralistic life or simply acknowledging God’s existence. This is the type of Christianity that the US Senator obviously made out to initially assume was held by the nominee. Throughout today’s society, Christianity is defined and depicted in this culturally progressive form and is widely assumed to be as such.

The US Senator may have started out assuming the nominee held to a cultural Christian view, but he ended up realising that the nominee adhered to a Biblically fundamental view of Christianity. This view, on the other hand, consists of living every aspect of life through the lens of the Bible, considering the Bible as the ‘inerrant Word of God’, and rejecting any social systems, practices, world-views, or beliefs that conflict with the Bible. This form of Christianity is usually considered intolerant (Acts 4:12), bigoted (1 Corinthians 6:9), and hateful (Galatians 1:8) by the broad-minded standards of both non-Christians & cultural Christians alike. Although Biblical Christians also adhere to certain points that cultural Christians emphasize such as assisting orphans and widows (James 1:27) and being responsible with the earth (Genesis 1:28), in general, cultural Christianity is considered to be a corruption of true Christianity by Biblical Christians. They assert that the denial of inerrant Biblical standards (Revelation 22:19) coupled with the embrace of progressive agendas over the Biblical teachings of the Gospel and the contrast between obedience and sin disallows the so-called progressive cultural Christianity to offer a saving faith.

The two beliefs are further at odds when it comes to contemporary relevance. Biblical Christianity believes that the Bible is completely relevant and there is no aspect that is not applicable in some way today. A common misconception of this view results in questions such as, ‘If you believe the entire Bible, why do you wear clothes made of mixed cloth? (Leviticus 19:19)’. These pointed questions, however, stem from unfamiliarity with the entire belief, since, though believing the Bible’s inerrancy, Biblical Christians also believe that the Old Testament portion of the Bible contains laws for living that the New Testament portion explains to now be fulfilled and no longer required with the Biblically recorded death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

On the flip side, cultural Christianity holds to a revisionist view and tends to excuse numerous less than tolerant aspects of the Bible and cover them with an overarching message of love and acceptance which they claim Jesus Christ taught above all things. Biblical Christianity counteracts this asserting that this cultural definition of love is in contradiction with the true definition and practice of love which Jesus Christ modelled and taught in the Bible.3 All of these differences have driven Biblical Christianity and cultural Christianity into opposition, the cultural Christians identifying, more often than not, closer to non-Christians than to Biblical Christians and the latter, in turn, categorizing the cultural Christians along with ‘the unbelievers’ on the grounds of unbelief in the inerrancy of the Bible.

When the US Senator essentially declared Christianity to be racist and bigoted, he was not attacking the mainstream progressive flavour that is still widely accepted so long as it stays within the confines of social justice and environmentalism. He is attacking the fundamental Biblical teaching that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and no one can be saved by any other means, including any other religion. And that should be a wakeup call for Bible believers everywhere.


1 Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responded to the situation saying, ‘it is inconceivable that [the senator] would cite religious beliefs as disqualifying an individual for public office in defiance of the United States Constitution.’

2 The rise of cultural progressive Christianity holding certain cultural views over many teachings in the Bible has muddied the waters of Christianity in the past few years. This can be blamed for a partial misunderstanding or surprise that a Christian would believe what the Bible teaches over what the culture has imposed to be the definition of Christianity.

3 In some cases, cultural Christianity adheres to collective salvation which teaches that certain socioeconomic groups are granted salvation communally. This directly contradicts Biblical Christianity in the belief that salvation is on an individual basis through a personal recognition & knowledge of and relationship with Jesus Christ.

A Tale of Two Generations

There is a worrying trend in today’s society, particularly centered on the Millennial & Generation Z groups. However, it’s not something new although perhaps more evident, once again, in the past few years. It’s been going on since the beginning and even the Bible addresses time and again. What is it? It’s actually respect.
No, I’m not talking about the clichéd phrase ‘Show me some respect!’ or even the view that we all deserve just a little respect. I am talking about a specific type of respect and one that God commands time and again in His Word.
There is something to be said for young children respecting their parents but that is perhaps a topic for another time as it is addressed multiple times in the Bible as well. However, history shows us time and again the value, in fact the necessity of respect for our elders. It is shocking, to me, how so many in this generation have so little respect for those who are a generation or two older than they are. In some cases, just having little or no respect doesn’t even fit the bill. A more accurate description can only be defined as utter hatred and an attitude that despises every view and value that the older generation holds and it breaks my heart when I hear it expressed. But the primary demand on Christian believers, when this occurs among the brethren, is a call to God’s Word.
Job 12:12 starts it off with a rhetorical question calling the young to stop and remember an age old truth. ‘Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?’ Somehow, many in this generation have decided that every evil that has befallen them is a direct result of the previous generation or two. They seem to depict themselves as having ‘arrived’ and the other generations as the root of all evil and the cause of the apparent and self-described problems that today’s culture now finds themselves. 1 Peter 5:5 tells those who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”‘ The hatred of previous generations such as the Baby Boomers or Generation Y fits very well into the world-view that is so rabidly against those who have offended their pride by correcting their errors or telling them when they’re wrong. Previous generations fought against true slave labour and true unfit working conditions and built up the comparatively comfortable work structure we have today. This is the same structure that the young feel excused to rebel against, demanding less (or no) work in exchange for government subsidies, benefits, and unreasonable, skewed, and Godless policies to be accepted and even enforced, all the while prodded by cultural whispering to forget the Scriptures which condone work in exchange for food, respect for tried and tested values, learning from one’s elders, and even marriage and family. ‘Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.’ 1 Timothy 5:1-2
Many feel the seemingly archaic view of respecting the elderly and their wisdom simply is not important anymore, if it even applies, as many believe it does not. And they are affirmed in that belief by something the entitled millennial generation gorges on day in and day out. Today’s entertainment, media and social media, from every possible facet, depicts older people as idiots, traditional ‘stick on the muds’, or (worst of all) doddering religious fools! After all, the constant barrage of media shouting that society has progressed past religion and no longer needs a God must mean that it’s true, right? But this has also happened before. (Luke 19:14, Jeremiah 2, Proverbs 14:12, Judges 2:10) ‘Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the LORD.’ (Lev. 19:32) This charge is in the same sentence with fearing the Lord! Respect for the older and wiser is not just a suggestion in the Bible, but rather a command, and a very important one at that!
One of the direct reasons that this generation seems to hold tightly to their rebellious and headstrong foolishness that, until recently, was stereotypical only of teenagers, is society’s rush to feed the persecuted and rebellious mind-set. This gives cause for teenagers, who previously grew out of this rebellion when they found that society didn’t cater to their tantrums, to now feel vindicated in their rebellious, protesting attitudes and therefore never grows out of them. And this is, perhaps, a failing on the part of the previous generation who, many of which, succumbed to the new-thought sages of their era who discouraged traditional parenting grounded in principles taught in the Bible and replaced them in favour of allowing the child to do whatever they want without bounds and certainly never telling them that the ways in which they are trying to do things would not work. That, according to their advice, would quench their dreams and might damage them. Instead, ‘Just be yourself. Do what makes you feel good. Do it your way. You can do anything. Do what you feel to be right. Proverbs 12:15 describes a large percentage of millennials simply by defining the attitude that so many readily display. ‘The way of a fool is right in his own eyes’. But the second part of the passage contains the antidote, ‘a wise man listens to advice.’
And then we read the story in 1 Kings 12 where King Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the older and wiser and instead bounced ideas off of his peers and took their foolish advice. We only need to look at history to see where those pursuits ended up. The millennial generation trusts almost entirely in their own echo chambers. They refuse to listen to those outside of their own worldview and are therefore, fools. ‘Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.’ Prov. 28:26
And, because there are some who will swing the pendulum too far to the other side, this is what this article does not mean.
  • -You must obey or defer to anyone who is older than you without question.
  • -Choosing not to accept the advice of the elderly will send you to hell fire.
  • -Everyone from the generations previous to the Millennials was in the auto-salvation club.
  • -If you’re over 50, you’ve arrived and those young whipper-snappers had better realise it.
  • -The old ways are inevitably the best.
  • -Anything that wasn’t around or generally accepted in previous generations is inherently evil and must be shunned.
Naturally there are many older & unwise people in this world today and we know that, as always, God’s Word is our number one source of wisdom. But often, if we open our ears, we’ll find that a large amount of the well-intentioned older and wiser advice is sound wisdom carried over from an era where thorough instruction, often from the Word of God, was lived out and taught more universally than it is today. Older people have seen more things, done more, and learned more than us, as the younger and their advice is all too often sound and sobering if not even straight from the hearts of the redeemed, at times.
In closing, the Bible is the Word of God. He is our Limage031ord. ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.’ Prov. 1:7 ‘But I have wisdom!’ you may say. Is it the wisdom of God and His precepts? If not, it’s pure foolishness. ‘For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God.’ (1 Cor. 3:19) I encourage everyone to think twice before you rush to abandon God along with the respect for your elders, many of whom learned to have the respect for Him and His Word that He demands.
Cite: https://www.careerplanner.com/Career-Articles/Generations.cfm – Generation Chart