Tuesday, February 07, 2023

When Evil is Good, and Good is Evil

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The last forty years of the eighth century produced some outstanding men who were used by God to, without error, deliver God's message to the people---His inspired message.

Isaiah, the prophet, was one of them.

Secular historians define him as a "statesman", "reformer", "theologian", and "poet."

Jewish scribes recorded in the Talmud that for speaking the truth Isaiah suffered the death of a martyr, by being "sawn into."

Some believe this is the event referred to in Hebrews 11:37.

An example of Isaiah's so-called "transgressions" is speaking Truth to a dark, lost culture.

An example is verse 20, chapter 5: "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil."

Nebraska has shown us what that looks like: "Good is evil, evil is good."

Be informed, not misled.

Driving kids to Vacation Bible School would become a misdemeanor in Nebraska if a recent proposal by Nebraska Senator Megan Hunt (D) passed into law. Hunt proposed to “amend” a bill that would protect children from adult-themed drag performances (LB371) by striking all the language and replacing it with similar language to bar children from attending a “religious indoctrination camp” instead.

Joshua Arnold has written an article covering this matter titled,  "Don't Let The Children Come: Bible Camp Ban Offered As Amendment To Nebraska Child's Protection Bill."

Arnold says "Hunt’s amendment filed on January 23, defined a religious indoctrination camp as 'a camp, vacation Bible study, retreat, lock-in, or convention held by a church, youth group, or religious organization for the purpose of indoctrinating children with a specific set of religious beliefs'."

The amendment would prohibit anyone under 19 (Nebraska’s age of majority) from attending such a camp and declared anyone 19 or older who “knowingly brings” someone under 19 to a religious indoctrination camp to “be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.” The amendment would also prohibit anyone under 21 from a “religious indoctrination camp” with alcohol, “regardless if such alcoholic liquor is being served as part of a religious ceremony.” Finally, the amendment slaps a $10,000 fine per offense on “any business, establishment, or nonprofit organization that hosts a religious indoctrination camp” and permits underage persons to attend.

I know this sounds bizarre, but she has actually put this bill forward. 

And there's more.

The amendment specifically targets Christian parents, churches, and faith-based organizations in its sweeping ban on virtually all youth outreach efforts — including communion, in some denominations.

Does she actually think this bill could pass?

No. She doesn't.

She says she did it to make a point. “It won’t pass,” Hunt tweeted. “I would withdraw it if it had the votes to pass.”

Somehow, she expects others to take her point seriously when she doesn’t even take her own job seriously. But what point is Hunt trying to make?

What is her point?

Some suggest she is truly concerned about children, and their legitimate protection because she goes into detail about all the abuses of children in organized religion. And how leaders in religion have worked to earn children's trust and to gain unsupervised access to the children.

I don't believe her because she betrays her own words: Because some wolves put on sheep's clothing, the elected leader is suggesting shepherds should never gather their flocks.

She's not concerned about the kids. Saying she doesn't think her Amendment can pass, but if it does she will withdraw it and admits she isn't worried about anyone's children.

Apparently, she is trying to draw a parallel between church youth camps and so-called "drag queen shows."

Megan Hunt made history in 2018 when she became the first openly LGBTQ woman ever elected to the Nebraska Legislature.

Joshua Arnold makes this point:

Imagine for a moment that the LGBT ideology is really a religion — not an independent religion, mind you, but a photonegative, cult mockery of Christianity. It has its own deity — the self — and core doctrines, such as “identity is self-determined.” It has its own system of positive and negative morality, requiring affirmation and rejecting all constraints on sexual expression. It has its own community, which, like a church community, cares for its own. The parallels could go on.

In this analogy, a religion built around sexual perversion — and therefore hostile to procreation and family — must find some way in which to sustain itself, and it does so by imitating Christian evangelism strategies. Just like a church camp or Vacation Bible School proclaims the gospel and other Christian teachings to children (including some who wouldn’t otherwise hear), so an “all-ages” drag show exposes children (including some who wouldn’t otherwise be exposed) to the doctrine and values of the LGBT religion: sexual promiscuity, defiance of gender norms, and celebration of “uninhibited” self-expression.

LGBT apologists often distinguish themselves by their uncompromising religious fervor, and Ms. Hunt is no exception.  One amendment (AM204) ordered that “No manufacturer shall distribute chocolate-coated candy” to minors “without … explicitly identifying the candy’s gender assigned at birth on the packaging.” 

Remember, God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.


Isaiah wrote in chapter 5 verse 20: 

"Woe unto them that call evil good  and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!"

The Prophet is talking about a nation that is at war with itself---and more importantly at war with God.

He was talking about Israel while defining our own modern-day America.

How did we get to this place? 

I'll be talking more about that on the radio this morning. Here's how you can join me.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Sober. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.