Truth Over Feelings

Judges 21:25 – In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Why do younger generations today believe things that their grandparents would have laughed at, thinking it was preposterous and absurd? For example, within a few generations, Western culture has gone from listing homosexuality as a mental disorder to encouraging it as a preferable lifestyle. Gender dysphoria was also considered a mental disorder, but today we have males who say they are female and are even competing in women’s sports and showering in women’s locker rooms.

Until recent generations (in particular, the sexual and spiritual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s), the biblical worldview – that we should begin with God – largely served as the basis of modern culture. The Bible opens with the words, “In the beginning, God created…” Before we can understand anything or anyone, including ourselves, we must begin with God.

Since it is God who created everyone and everything, only by knowing God can we know who we are and why we are here. The opening pages of Genesis also reveal that God does all His work through His Word, as God literally speaks everything into existence. God’s Word is unchanging, fixed, and external. Because God’s Word reflects His perfection, it is true, unchanging, and has laws that rule over everyone, everywhere, as the authoritative source created by God to govern human belief and behavior.

God’s Word establishes sex and gender as binary, with man and woman, and goes on to speak to men and women, as well as husbands and wives, with prescribed sex and gender roles. God’s Word also establishes marriage solely for one man and one woman and sex solely for the covenant of heterosexual marriage. God establishes the family as the foundation for other institutions, such as church and government. God’s Word says that human life is sacred, and children are a blessing. God’s Word commands husbands and wives to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, build culture, and exercise dominion over lower life forms such as plants and animals. God’s Word repeatedly establishes a hierarchy of leadership in every sphere of society, including fathers in families, parents in child rearing, kings in nations, and pastors in churches. The Bible teaches the “correspondence theory of truth” – i.e., truth is that which agrees with facts and reality. For example, although I am a married right-handed man who was born in 1970 and Irish, I would be lying if I said I was a left-handed single woman born in 2003 and Japanese.

According to the worldview that now dominates Western culture, it is better to begin not with God but rather with the individual person and a denial of original sin and the Fall. It pretends that people are morally neutral or good and are evolving, and that moral human progress is inevitable and caused by liberation from outdated
past morals like fixed laws and past institutions like the church.

Furthermore, it is considered better to begin with the feelings inside a person, rather than the facts outside their feelings. This shift from God and facts to personal feelings is the fundamental basis for the constant cultural collision of two worldviews: the biblical worldview versus progressivism (or wokeism). In this secular religion of demonic deception, the highest authority and truest reality are the internal feelings of an individual.

Applying this demonic worldview to culture, in the name of “social justice,” attacks are made on anyone who disagrees, and they are crucified by being cancelled as intolerant, bigoted, prejudiced, hateful, dangerous, and evil. In this way, the God and Scriptures of Christianity are now considered not just wrong but immoral and needing to be eliminated altogether. Anyone (like a Christian) or anything (like the Bible) that puts limits on human expression of their feelings, or calls them immoral, is considered repressive and stopping the evolutionary leap of humanity into a world that would be more and more utopian if it weren’t for the bigots and their old ideas.

Accountable to no one beyond ourselves, including God, we have replaced the Lordship of God as King with the feelings of morally blind sinners prone to deception, especially self-deception. To quote again the last line of Judges (21:25), “In those days there was no king[.] Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

Is there an area of your life that you need to submit to God’s ordained way rather than your own thoughts/feelings?

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