Skip to comments.May 09, 2012: The Official End of Christendom?
Posted on 05/11/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT by truthxchange
Fox News journalist, Shep Smith, welcomed President Obama into the 21st century and declared those who still oppose same-sex marriage to be on the wrong side of history.
May 9, 2012 was indeed an historic moment. Though President Obama bathed his decision in Christian principles: our faith is not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf but its also the golden rule treat others the way youd want to be treated... For the first time ever, a sitting US president, considered the most powerful political leader in the world, has endorsed a marital arrangement that formally constitutes the pagan worship of the creation rather than worship of the Creator (Romans 1:25).
How do you get there? you may ask. My statement is neither panic nor exaggeration, since it comes from the theological reasoning of the inspired Apostle Paul: For this reason, he says, God gave them up to dishonorable passions [of lesbianism and homosexuality] contrary to nature (Romans 1:2628). The reason to which Paul refers is what he stated in the previous verse (25), namely the exchange of the truth for the lie, and the worship of creation rather than the Creator. That process includes an exchange of sexuality for a practice contrary to [created] nature.
Historian Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, once a radical Marxist feminist, observed (as a chastened older observer of the Cultural Revolution in which she had enthusiastically participated): within a remarkably brief period has occurred a cataclysmic transformation of the very nature of our society. The speed of this cataclysmic change takes our breath away. At the same-sex Stonewall riots of 1969 few people had even heard of homosexuality. Just forty-three years later, a president publicly announces support of same-sex marriage. In the 1960s, thanks to the Beatles and the hippies 1960s Christian America discovered for the first time the spirituality of the East. In August 2009, Newsweek announced: We are all Hindus Now, as yoga studios outnumber Starbucks cafes in New York City, and we massage our karma with mantras and meditation.
The cataclysm is due to the invasion into the Christian West of pagan spirituality, with its strident intention to eliminate the binary. The foremost binary is the distinction between the Creator and the creature. Other binaries then fall like dominosthe binary of right and wrong, for example. We must beware of thinking of good and evil as absolute opposites, says a leading theorist. Modern psychologists tell us that a binary view of reality (as made up of opposites) produces guilt, the hallmark of neurosis. The Hindu notion of Advaita, not two, dominates spirituality and non-dual spirituality is taught even in some evangelical schools. Lesbian activists ask: Can We Put an End to the Gender Binary? (The Advocate.com) because there is no one way a person should be.
On all these levels we see Two-ism (theism) undermined for the promotion of a One-ist worldview. Of course, it is said that same-sex marriage will not harm anyone. However, its legalization will introduce a God-denying civilization that will erase 2000 years of Christendom based on Two-ism. The past will be labeled homophobic. Nursery rhymes, literature and art that consider heterosexuality normal (including the Gospel) will be declared illegal and obsolete. Christians will be outside the law. Already the fifteen Christian groups (Catholic and Protestant) at Vanderbilt have been kicked off campus for refusing, by principle, to allow gays on their leadership teams. This is a classic preview of what the future holds.
May 9th 2012 is in many ways the final sacralization of the Sixties, where behind the pretext of the Golden Rule, the revolution fraudulently covers its unrestrained libido in the white robes of bridal purity.
We must not panic or exaggerate, nor cease to love homosexual individuals. But we must not re-interpret Christian love, so that our contemporary culture can reject God the Creator in favor of self-serving desires. The Gospel love story of creation and redemption must be heard via a clear witness to the biblical worldview, as Paul articulates it in Colossians 1:1920:
For in Christ by whom all things were created [God] through him reconcile[d] to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
The Presidents Christ sacrificing himself is not a decorative element of the Faith but the very essence of all things, expressed distinctively in male/female marriage as the love of the other for the different. In this way, Christ the Creator loves his people. Paul in Ephesians 5:32 calls this a mystery, the deep meaning of all things on earth and in heaven. The radicals rightly call their same-sex marriage the sacrament of monism, and see in it a pagan celebration of One-ist sameness and of the divinity of self-creating Nature. Alas, Paul would call this a part of the mystery of lawlessness (2 Thessalonians 2:7).
Thank you for posting. Strange New Times we live.
Naw. In every nation around the world, there will always be many who do not bow the knee to the Baals. They may not stand out in the public square, but they’ll be there.
These nasty “same-sex” habits have been around for a very long time. I would say that rather than the end of Christendom, it actually marks the end of these ungodly Marxists; they just do not know it yet.
A fertile area for evangelization for the Lord.
Yet supposedly Christian parents keep sending their children off to these indoctrination centers and pay high prices to have them into the very thing the parent oppose or say they oppose.
One of the “binaries” that Christendom has accepted wholesale is the number of children born out of wedlock and the prevalence of fornication among the young.
Oh, yes there's the usual clucking sounds about this isn't good and something should be done, something short calling a sin a sin and one that will bar one from entering the kingdom. “Too judgmental, cluck, cluck”.
“The cataclysm is due to the invasion into the Christian West of pagan spirituality, with its strident intention to eliminate the binary.”
The “Christian” West invited the pagan spirituality in by offering higher criticism of the Bible, it's desire to be modern and sophisticated in religion and morals and a general loss of urgency about preaching the good news.
Christianity is disintegrating due to it’s own inherent weaknesses. It began as a Torah Observant Jewish sect that reached out to the ‘nations’ and was overwhelmed by them when they responded to it’s preaching. The demographics meant that the original Jewish Idea and teachings of Yeshua were eventually changed into a Greco-Roman antithesis. The Torah teachings and practice of Yeshua were replaced by anti-Torah teachings from other cultures. By the time of the Nicene Council Jewish leaders were not invited, and later on, banned. The practices of Yeshua and the apostles were forgotten and replaced with reworked traditions from the classical cultures. (Ex.: St. Peter’s statue in the Basilica at Rome is actually an ancient statue of Zeus!) The only way out of this mess is a return to Torah, with Israel in the lead, the nations following.
The faux-Christianity, the “broad way”, of today awaits its own version of 70 a.d.
The end of Christendom is greatly exaggerated. The synagogue of Satan tried and failed. Rome under the Caesars couldn’t stop it. Rome under the great whore has slaughtered untold numbers. Lastly, the antichrist will try, but unless those days are shortened for the elect’s sake, no flesh would be saved.
“You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of me. But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life.” (John 5:39,40)
The Christian faith is growing and spreading, in Africa, Asia, and in Latin America.
The Christian faith has a way of renewing itself.
Look for those coutnries that had the Christian church in the west send missionaries, now return the favor by sending missionaries to the west for a new evangelization.
I think the otherwise valuable article goes asray, however, by identfying this error with Hinduism.
Historic, classic Hinduism is robustly pro-heterosexual: as the phrase goes, they "uphold the gender binary."
(Incidentally, I'm sick of that word "gender.")
Feminist liberal-ladies' massage-parlor yoga is not the same as Hinduism. (Just as a feminist liberal-ladies' massage-parlor nunnery is not the same as Catholicism.) It is often the diametrical opposite.
You mean the Muslims?
Shep’s apparently not “fair and balanced” when it comes to this issue. “Same Sex Marriage” is just a financially and politically motivated sham. The longer we dwell on this, the longer we avoid real issues that affect the masses, like employment, fair taxation, budgets, worldwide domination by Islam, etc.
Thank you for the ping, Mrs! I was just thinking about this last night - hadn’t seen the article, but about Hinduism and homosexuality. You are entirely correct. I was even thinking about finding texts from the Manu Samhita (ancient Vedic book of legal stuff) and finding what it has to say about punishments for homosexuals; I’ve read it before but it would be edifiying to quote. Maybe today I’ll have time. IIRC it was castration and death for men, cutting off a finger and something else for women.
Homosexuality was not only not tolerated or promoted, it was villified and punished. And the treatment and position of women, while definitely not up to (or down to...) western standards, was IMHO excellent. Of course modern corruption has set in everywhere. Women were considered the other of half men - literally; a husband was to consider his wife the other half of his body, and vice versa. He was to protect her as he would protect his own self.
(Re-injured hurty toe last night, crawling around today. Be back later.)
Not according to Philip Jenkins, it is the Christian faith which is booming in what is called the “global south” and in a special way, the Catholic and the Evangelical churches.
“The Christian West invited the pagan spirituality in by offering higher criticism of the Bible, it’s desire to be modern and sophisticated in religion and morals and a general loss of urgency about preaching the good news.”
The problem also has been a “lack” of good Christian scripture scholars, not too many.
Amen ! shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
Jesus already defeated satan. satan is a defeated and ridiculous creature. obama my endorse satanic rituals but will never cause “the defeat of Christendom”
if by “great whore” you mean the holy Catholic church you are grossly mistaken
Excellent antiCatholic Judaizer screed. I will congragulate you. Do you have any evidence that your claims are true, or are you simply reading multifonted, multicoloured and hysterical websites?
Judaizers are proscribed, by the way. In Acts. Or do you think that the rot began immediately after Jesus died, was Resurrected and Ascended?
I wish some day someone would explain to me where atheists, materialists, and naturalists get their belief that human history is teleological.
Nothing "holy" in that abomination. The "heretic" William Tyndale was strangled and burned by the whore for translating the Bible into English.
Not to say there aren’t sinners everywhere, but you don’t know what you are talking about
“its own inherent weaknesses?”
the same weaknesses as Judaism—that being fallible humans are attempting to carry it out
In 1535, Tyndale was arrested and jailed in the castle of Vilvoorde outside Brussels for over a year. He was tried for heresy, choked, impaled and burnt on a stake in 1536. The Tyndale Bible, as it was known, continued to play a key role in spreading Reformation ideas across the English-speaking world. The fifty-four independent scholars who created the King James Version of the Bible in 1611 drew significantly on Tyndale's translations. One estimation suggests the New Testament in the King James Version is 83% Tyndale's, and the Old Testament 76%.William Tyndale (Wikipedia)
He is just one of many Christians killed by Rome who wanted to keep the people in darkness (ostensively "protecting" the Bible) and under the thumb of its "universal church" and false priesthood.
Thanks to Tyndale and other brave brothers and sisters, I (and you) can read the word in our native language. This is 1611 "modern English", but understandable still:
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious. Ye also as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:1-5)