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Monday, October 19, 2015

Maintaining and Expanding Christian Culture

To win the culture war we must provide answers and alternatives in all areas of life

Western culture has been rapidly fading, as the influence of Christianity, which it was once built upon, has waned, with many Christians, instead of being salt and light to the culture, have instead absorbed the values and lifestyles of the corrupt, humanistic, so-called post-modern culture.

In place of a vibrant local community, living life on the basis of God's revealed will in the Bible, many Christians, if they even are truly saved, have become inert in their souls, and weaned from desire for obedience to Christ. There are even those using the name of Jesus, going so far as to tell those professing Christ to avoid those who say they live their lives according to the Holy Scriptures.

In the midst of this insanity, there are a growing number of true and faithful believers adhering to the requirements given by God, and are working on ways to not only resist the prevailing cultural influences, but abandon the means and methods used to destroy the faith of their children, in order to win the war for the future of planet earth.

With God, Gold, Guns and Girls, we'll look at the teaching of the Bible concerning a variety of topics that have been undermined by the enemies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, including Jesus as Lord and King; the promised expansion of His kingdom on earth; blessings on the nations and people who make the Lord their God; many areas of economics, business and finance; spiritual warfare and self-defense; and the many ways to understand and resist the evil attempt to make men and women genderless, which has created extraordinary confusion and destruction in young people taught they it's a choice they make, and not how they were born.

We must first defend, then expand the kingdom

The first step we all need to take is to embrace a defensive position, meaning looking at way to eliminate, or at least reduce the influence of the many institutional and media outlets designed for the purpose of stealing the souls of our children and grandchildren.

After all, what's the point of going on the offensive if we aren't first protecting out own house; I mean families here, but also the church. We must take defensive positions to preserve the ways of the Lord for our families, while looking at ways to go on the offensive in the attitude of not giving any quarter to the enemy.

We are past the time of "conversation" and playing nice. That doesn't mean there isn't a time to be patient and kind. Rather, the progressives or social justice warriors are intent on forcing Christians to compromise their faith using manipulation tactics and buzzwords like intolerance, homophobia, fascists, and other terms to intimidate and shut God's people up.

There is no honor or honesty with these people. They're only temporarily and outwardly compliant until they gain an entry into your circle of friends, church, work place, business or local political party, and from there work at destroying almost everything from within, turning it into another liberal enclave, using terminology to confuse those who aren't trained to discern the ideology seething under the surface.

This isn't another rant blog or website though. Here we'll look at ways to identify and combat these forces, and provide a number of case studies in how believers have come together locally to battle against this rising tide of opposition to Jesus Christ and His people.

We are the counter culture

We are now the counter culture, and we need to take that position seriously, and use the tools at our disposal to tear that which is contrary to the revealed will of God as written in the Holy Scriptures, while experimenting with a variety of ways to live out that obedience, showing a better way for those with no other god but political power and control.

Back when the Roman empire was falling, the church of that day took over the corrupt empire, becoming tyrannical in the process, as it basically stamped the name of God on much that was being done.

Instead, it should have worked to undermine the empire, and when it collapsed, should not have went in and taken it over, but provided an alternative way of life and governance that would be representative of the kingdom of God as expressed in heaven.

We're going to do our best at 'God, Gold, Guns and Girls' to do just that.

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