This past week has shown us the total depravity of the human heart. The headlines have been saturated with news of a leak from the United States Supreme Court concerning its upcoming decision related to a case involving abortion. With the leak, a firestorm has erupted that is frightening to say the least.
I watched a short video in horror that was shown on social media. In this video, a woman does not hide the evil that surrounds the killing of a baby in a mother’s womb. The woman tells others who were listening to her what to do if they find themselves pregnant.
Ladies, if you get pregnant, run on down to the abortion clinic, and have that little *!#!*@*! sucked right out.
What makes this video even more demonic is how everyone in the crowd cheered when this was said. I also watched a two-minute testimony by a doctor before a Congressional hearing. He graphically described what takes place in a second trimester D&E abortion. The sheer wickedness of these two short videos left me somewhat speechless.
However, we shouldn’t be surprised by any of these things that are happening right before our very eyes each and every day. This is because God’s Word tells us what each of our hearts are capable of doing.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man. Luke 7:21-23
Much of the evil we see today is the result of what happens when the overwhelming majority of children receive a materialistic, evolutionary, atheistic education. This is because a secular education that denies the existence of God leads its students to become autonomous individuals who will do whatever their hearts desire.
Again, God’s Word describes what must happen when the fear of God is completely removed from any and all educational systems. Paul explained this when he wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit these words.
…although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Romans 1:20-23
All people know that God exists and they are without excuse (see Romans 1:18-20). However, when they are taught that He doesn’t exist and that man is just another form of an animal with no inherent value or worth, they end up worshiping some part of creation and not the Creator.
Paul goes on to explain what happens when God is pushed further and further out of the public square. God will eventually allow them to reap the consequences of living according to their own, deceitful hearts.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:28-32
When we look around and see what is happening, it is proof that the Bible is God’s Word and is absolutely true. God makes it clear that when knowledge of Him is removed from education, people will live according to their debased minds. Not only will their lives exhibit evil but others will applaud them when they display any and all forms of wickedness.
In another one of his letters, Paul warned young Timothy what would happen as people move further and further away from God and His Word.
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
One must be living in isolation not to see that everything Paul said would take place in the last days is happening in our country right now. I believe we haven’t seen anything yet. We need to understand that anyone who takes a stand on biblical truth will face persecution. The human heart, when left to itself, will lead to unbelievable evil.
But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:13
What should our response be to all that we are facing at this time in history? Again, we must go to the Scriptures to find our hope and the answer to this question.
1. We need to go back to the truths of Scripture that we have learned in the past.
But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:14-15
2. We must study the Scriptures and realize that the Bible, alone, has the answers to all of life and it will equip us to know what is right and what should be done.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
3. We must be more determined and intentional in teaching truth to our children.
I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 2 Timothy 1:5
Now for a big announcement!
I am excited to announce a new endeavor that Kingdom Education™ Ministries will be embarking on in the near future. I have been writing these weekly blogs for more than 6 years. It has been a rewarding experience. However, it has become more and more difficult to fully address some of the issues that are confronting the home, church and school through one blog post.
Because of a new partnership with Northwest Christian School and its biblical worldview initiative, Frameworks, we will soon be releasing a new podcast called Kingdom Currents. These podcasts will allow me to dive deeper into the dangerous trends that are sweeping through today’s educational systems. We have recorded the first episode and will be releasing it soon. So stay tuned!
I am asking God to use Kingdom Currents and the Kingdom Education™ Summits to expand His kingdom rule in thousands of homes, churches and schools. I pray you will be a part of these new initiatives.