We live in a culture that has brainwashed many generations to believe that the Bible is just a book of religion, and that its history, starting in Genesis, is not true.
Sadly, much of the church has also rejected the history in Genesis. The church is now compromised with such thoughts of millions of years and other evolutionary ideas. As a result the culture we live in no longer respects the Bible’s authority, particularly since Genesis 1–11 is the foundation to all Christian doctrine.
Unfortunately, many church leaders, whether at their teaching conferences or in the media, don’t use the Bible as the basis for their argument. Most of these same leaders accept the theories of billions of years, big bang cosmology and other evolutionary ideas. They don’t believe it’s important to take a stand on six literal days. To them, this is just a side issue. Yet, it is the very issue that has undermined Biblical authority and resulted in the situation the church is in today.
The church will not even begin to be on the right road to attempt to win any of the present day social issues, unless it publicly stands on the authority of the Word . . . beginning in Genesis. By the way, the real issues that face us are not really the problem as such – they are merely a symptom of a far greater problem: that God’s Word is no longer considered the absolute authority.
Christian leaders need to repent of compromising God’s Word in Genesis 1–11 and begin proclaiming the fact that God’s Word can be trusted in its history (including its science) and thus, it can be trusted in its morality. Until this happens, the church will continue to lose the culture war.
If the history in Genesis 1–11 is not true, then there is no such thing as marriage – or marriage could be defined in any way one wanted to. In a world where men have “loved darkness rather than light,” arguments about what is “good” or what the majority believe are, at best, just opinions.
The Bible says concerning the Israelites,
“When they had no king to tell them what to do, they all did what was right in accord with their own eyes” (Judges 17:6).
The culture, with the help of the church, has actually “dethroned” the King by putting man in authority over His Word (e.g. the adding in of millions of years), and now we are reaping the consequences. The church must use the Bible, but it first needs to re-establish, defend and recommit to the fact that the Bible’s history (and thus authority) is true. This is the only way to begin to turn the tide.
Comment by PhilM
We are warned in Proverbs 12:5: “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise.” Again we can fool ourselves that we are wise, but we can’t fool God because, Proverbs 21:2 says: “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.” We want to be right in our own eyes, but if we don’t heed the counsel of God, there will be chaos . . . as we see developing in Australia today.
Psalm 2:1-3: “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
Breaking the bands of Gods laws is not wise . . . in fact if we throw out God’s laws and take counsel against Christ, then our society is in deep trouble.