Lordship Is Not Legalism. What does countercultural Christianity look like in America today?
First, let’s be clear on what it doesn’t necessarily look like. Countercultural Christianity today isn’t defined by tattoos, craft beer, beards, and pour-over coffee. These are fine things, but they are in no way subversive, whether inside or outside Christianity. If they ever were countercultural, they aren’t anymore. They are mainstream, the majority, the megachurch, the Man. Countercultural Christianity is also not defined by embracing brokenness, “authenticity,” doubt, and skepticism. Nor is countercultural Christianity defined by spiritual mysticism, liberal (or conservative) activism, LGBT-inclusion or worship that sounds like Coldplay. Defining Countercultural So what would define truly countercultural Christianity in today’s world? But not every countercultural figure is a hero. Countercultural behavior isn’t inherently good.
The Metaphysics of Caitlyn & Planned Parenthood. I had a very of-the-moment experience the other night at bedtime in my hotel room.
After reading about the unmitigated horror of Planned Parenthood’s customized cannibalizing of fetal body parts, I toggled over to the ESPN site to watch the propaganda video the network made to set up its awarding Caitlyn Jenner its Arthur Ashe Courage Prize. I encourage you to watch the clip, which is about 13 minutes long. It is a remarkable piece of work, and profoundly indicative of the deepest metaphysical assumptions of Western culture today.
Jenner’s heroism, according to the film, consists in his dramatic refusal of Nature — of imposing his own will and desires on nature so profoundly that he repudiates his own nature as a male. Jenner retains his male genitalia, and, of course, maleness in his genes. If you watch the Jenner video, he/she keeps saying things like, “This is who I am” and “I had to be who I really am.” He’s put his finger on the heart of the matter. Caitlyn Jenner, Dr. Läs mer om Google Drive – en plats för alla dina filer. God, Freedom and Human Dignity: Embracing a God-Centered Identity in a Me-Centered Culture: Ron Highfield: 9780830827114: Amazon.com: Books. Self-help: With Illustrations of Character and Conduct - Samuel Smiles. Humanism: The Proverbial Frog in Boiling Water. Humanism is the enthronement and glorification of self.
It is what the Western culture worships. It is diluting the church's progress and hampering her power and impact. The dictionary definition of humanism is this: "the denial of any power or moral value superior to that of humanity; the rejection of religion in favor of a belief in the advancement of humanity by its own efforts. " After reading that definition, you might be thinking, "Hey, professing Christians in America and the West in general don't deny a superior power (God) and moral value or reject religion! " But remember that humanism is the prevalent thought in the Western culture, largely shaped by the mainstream media and not seen or discerned by the multitudes.
Due to its satanic origin and nature, it is deceptive. What was unthinkable 50 years ago has now been legalized in a number of states. O Caminho de Caim - Steve Gallagher.
Antipas Papers/Chapter I - By S.R. Shearer. The Bible says that man is a three-part being: Body Soul Spirit That man has a body is, of course, self evident; but that man has a spirit in addition to his soul is also just as evident - at least to those who are disposed to read the Scriptures literally.
The Scriptures very clearly differentiate between the two. For example, that man has a spirit seems to be very plain from the following Scriptures: "The spirit (Heb. - ne shamah) of man is the lamp of the Lord. " And that man has a soul is also evident from the following Scriptures: "Why are you cast down, O my soul (Heb. - nephesh). " It should be noted in this connection that the Hebrew word for spirit is ne shamah which means "wind," and the Hebrew word for soul is nephesh which means a "living (thinking) being.
" Ten Shekels and a Shirt - transcript. Ten Shekels and a Shirt. The Compromised Church Part 1 – Humanism. By Mike Ratliff But he is unchangeable, and who can turn him back?
What he desires, that he does. (Job 23:13) “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” (Job 42:2) For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. What then? For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Humanism in the Modern Church. Jesus Died for Us...Not for God - Brian Zahnd. Jesus Died for Us…Not for GodBrian Zahnd “You killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead.”