Many weapons are used in a cultural or civil war. But the vanguard always involves a “war of words.”
God used words to create the cosmos out of nothing (Genesis 1:3-31). His language possessed creative power. When humans (made in his image) use words, they create mental realities, passion, and momentum for societal change. They also give meaning and authority to the ideas behind them.
Right now we are losing the war of words in America’s cultural war.
We must change the language to renew the culture.
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19).
Two weeks ago I warned about the grave danger of organized evil in out time. Last week I discussed the weakness of our culture that makes this growth of evil possible: a deficit of character in the American people.
Francis Schaeffer warned us a generation ago that if America turned away from its biblical, faith-based, and virtuous roots, it was only a matter of time before a tsunami of evil would sweep us away. He titled his famous book on the subject, “How Should We Then Live?”
Hurricane Irma is weakening, yet still moving across a nine hundred mile swath on the east coast. Millions of people lost power and the Texas clean-up from Hurricane Harvey is just beginning.
It seems like 21st century folks have a hard time thinking about God and hurricanes in the same sentence, although, one generation ago (and still on most insurance forms), natural disasters were called “acts of God.”
A number of people unsubscribed when I dared to link God with natural calamities. Why does this idea offend modern people? Here are some random thoughts on hurricanes, judgment, climate change, and need for repentance in our world.