You know the corollary: “is paved with good intentions.”
It is–but not always. This week saw another whopper of fake news when the New York Times published and later corrected an embarrassingly uncorroborated hit piece on Justice Brett Kavanaugh. That story was diabolical from the beginning.
It started with bad intentions.
But much evil is slyly perpetrated under the guise of compassion, the good of the people, the “arc of history” or simply good intentions.
We must understand this clever tactic on the road to hell–and avoid and expose it.
The English language contains many words to describe lack of faith in God.
Atheism seems to be the root term–though it appears harsh to some people. Secularism is similar, and simply means “worldly.” Then there is humanism which sounds cool but begins and ends with human beings (no God).
Then there are the sensual terms like hedonism and narcissism, and also political expressions such as fascism, Nazism and communism.
The most popular word in contemporary culture is progressivism–which really means “moving beyond biblical beliefs” (to them, that’s “progress”).
Progressives want to create a post-Christian world.
Progressivism is not progress, and has one fatal flaw.
October 6, 2018 should go down in history as a “Day of Renewal” in the United States. It brings to mind the following Scripture that was used to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 (actually July 2, but the press got it wrong):
“Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants” (Leviticus 25:10).
This particular verse is fittingly inscribed upon the Liberty Bell, enshrined near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It speaks of the triumph of law, principle, truth, and victory over mobs and tyrants.
Justice Kavanaugh’s victory as the 114th justice of the United States declares the same.
What is the primary lesson from the Kavanaugh victory?