We have spent some weeks describing the immense problem of decay of conscience in American culture and other nations. I believe pastors and Christian leaders are primarily responsible for dimming the lights of God’s love and truth in today’s world.
Last week we looked at the role that the media plays in exploiting the “dull lighting” with a firehose of darkness–from the Internet, to our cell phones, television, videos, and even the music play lists we frequent.
It’s easy to point fingers at pastors and media giants–but we must not start there.
Conscience decay begins with you and me.
One of the greatest problems in our rapidly changing world is finding the truth due to government coverups, Big Tech censorship, and the erosion of biblical principles.
Fake News is becoming the norm.
Starting with virtuous hearts, we must personally turn our attention to the mind. 2 Peter 1:5 tells us:
“And to your virtue, add knowledge.”
How do we find truthful knowledge in a era of deception?
Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz, a Prussian general during the early part of the 19th century, is credited with describing “the fog of war.” He said: “War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty.”
The unjustified Russia invasion of Ukraine conjures up images of Nazi Germany two generations ago–and at this point, there are few things we know and plenty that we don’t.
Here’s my initial take on navigating the fog of war in Ukraine.