Sep 13, 2009

A Sunday Message: Why People Hate the Christian Religion and the Bible

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come unto the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
-- Jesus to Nicodemus the Pharisee, who came to see him by night

Politically-Correct Hatred

It has become increasingly popular to speak with absolute contempt of religion, in particular Christianity, and the Bible (the most respected and distributed book of antiquity), especially in the context of public morality. Any historic laws or philosophers may be quoted from freely (no matter how unworthy of credit), but let anyone dare quote from this profound and historic Book and instantly the democratic mobs bristle and hurl abuse in hateful spite at the messenger. The present public controversies about homosexuality in particular have frequently accused Christians of "hating", as if those who accuse are lovers of professing Christians, or virtue and righteousness, in their calls for modern "justice", while casting down and trampling both the laws of nature and moral laws of God revealed in the Bible, abolishing virtually all historic mores of social decency. "Bible thumpers" has become the ridiculed great evil, and the good Book has become Verboten in a growing Social Fascism of Political-Correctness where "judge not" (as Jesus spoke, but also who commanded to "judge ye with righteous judgment") is misinterpreted and misapplied to condemn righteous standards by those who "call evil good, and good evil". Can't you feel the love of the condemning social revolutionaries against all those with any Christian profession or standards, who think that "judge not" does not apply to their camp of the New Sadducees of a politically-correct new Liberal Righteousness, who are not really tolerant in their own judgment, and seek even to persecute under color of their new laws and pending legislation?

But could it be, in part, a problem with modern Christianity that accounts for this too? Into this modern age it would be good to hear a just and forthright old sermon from a popular English preacher of yester-year,
who spares neither Christian professors and pastors nor those who despise Christian truth, for which reasons it has become politically-correct and common to hate Christianity and the Bible, as if it had the "savor (or smell) of death" on it, instead of a "savor of life".