Friday, January 27, 2006

Narrow Is The Biblical Worldview Way

Though I'm not surprised at this, if the following statistics are accurate, I am deeply saddened. Just 4 percent of adults hold a biblical worldview — and the number improves only slightly, to 9 percent, among born-again Christians, according to the Barna Research Group. I didn't think that the percentage of those who hold to a biblical worldview would be so low!!

Perhaps that is why Jesus told us in Matthew 7:14 - "Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

I do agree with most of the letters received by Dr. Laura (below) which helps explain the reasons for this. However, my own experience with many biblically-based Christians in my former Bible study group is that they have eliminated cable, satellite and sometimes even regular T.V. from their households! It is like they are living in a "cocoon" of their own making...keeping out all the anti-God, perverse morality of the secular world.

Trouble is, they are unaware that their Judeo-Christian values and beliefs are being taken away one by one by the radical leftists judges making unprecedented decisions that are not based on the traditional interpretations of our U.S. Constitution, but are based on their radical evolutionary beliefs which take the original meanings out of context in order to support their moral relativistic views.

I don't think that Christians should live in isolation from the world. They shouldn't live in imitation of it either. We must learn the principle of insulation which tells us not to be infected by the world, but to infiltrate the world.

Romans 12:1,2 (NKJV) - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 (NKJV) - Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV) - 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go *therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." *Amen.

Jesus gave us the Great Commission as a commandment, not a suggestion! This requires action!

Sacrifice is complete dedication to God. Worship is a moment by moment dedication and always transforms us. Jesus wants us to go out and make disciples...not imitate the world and it's desires nor isolate ourselves in our own little cocoon of protection, but to infiltrate the world with the Gospel. Part of this infiltration is to take action against the secular movement to push God out of the public square and the attempts to eliminate His commandments on how we should live. We should do all that we can to "use every part of our bodies to give glory back to God because he owns it." (see 1 Corinthians 6:20 [LB] )

What I found most disturbing about our current Supreme Court is that even a "moderate" Supreme Court judge like Sandra Day O'Connor now believes that we should follow the beliefs and constitutions established in Europe for guidance in judicial matters in the United States. Such views are often diametrically opposed to our Judeo-Christian worldview and ethics. If we were to be led down such a road as Europe has followed, we'd be in big trouble!

Thank God that judge Alito, (who will interpret law according to the original meaning(s) of the Constitution and would not ever go to European judicial opinion) will soon replace her on the Supreme Court.

I'm not sure what it will take for Christians to rise up against these very things that will one day take away our "freedom of religion" and Judeo-Christian heritage and values and replace it with "freedom from religion" and moral relativistic pagan living. But I choose to do my small part in every way possible. My website, and discussion forum, and this blog are dedicated to alerting Christians to the dangers we face due to activism by such groups as the ACLU, anti-traditional family groups, abortion-rights, the radical homosexual activist groups and their agenda, perversion groups like NAMBLA, pornography, anti-American groups, Islamic terrorist groups and those who support them financially.

In the past and on occasion now, I also speak out through letters to the editor in my local newspaper, posting on internet message boards, and talking with teens via AOL instant messenger.

One thing that I want to stress to my fellow Christian believers. It is more important now than ever before to support pro-family groups and Christian lawyer organizations that continually fight for restoring Biblical values in our nation and courtrooms. Donations to the Alliance Defense Fund and the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) are essential and I would encourage anyone reading this to give what they can.

These organizations are fighting to keep our rights and defeat those of the liberal left-wing agenda from turning our nation into a modern Sodom and Gomorrah.

Keep our nation in prayer!!

We desperately need God's guidance today, more than ever before!!


Below, are copies of letters written to Dr. Laura back in 2004. You will notice that most were in response to the Kobe Bryant scandal.

Dr. Laura: "What scares and demoralizes me the most is that as a people, Americans do not express unified outrage anymore. Kobe Bryant – an admitted adulterer and accused rapist – gets a standing ovation from an adoring crowd at a basketball game; hallowed halls of higher education subvert the very meaning of education to give forums to perverts, racists and gender hostilities (which is the definition of a black / Hispanic / women's / whatever studies curriculum) and biased, leftist, anti-Western Civilization courses ... and nothing happens.

I then asked the question: "Why is that?" I would like to be able to tell you that I received hundreds, even thousands, of answers considering the millions who read I received 23 – well thought out, but only 23.

Leah, from Ohio, brought up a point I've made many times on my radio program:

"Decent people are busy at home and at work doing the things that decent people do in a decent life. I wonder how many of the (leftist) activists are home with their children after school every night, helping with homework, taking them to piano practice, fixing a warm supper for their husbands who work long hours, holding the baby through the night when he has a fever? Most of the men and women I know who hold more conservative values have a hard time leaving their children in day care, or letting them "veg" in front of the television while mom and dad do "more important" things. Most of us know what self-sacrifice means, and put the needs of our family and others first. Most of the people who would applaud Kobe Bryant are good at putting themselves first. And, maybe they're willing to look the other way when Kobe Bryant does what he does because they don't want to feel guilty for whatever they're doing ... I wish there were a better answer, but I think there are just too few conservative-thinking people who have the time to devote to fighting the cultural battles in a big way."

Marcia, from California, believes that the liberal domination in public education has brainwashed our children to see the government as the source of all things – instead of family or God: "I contend that liberalism is a religion ... a composite religion that is distinctly anti-Judeo-Christian and anti-biblical worldview. The liberals lead the "church-state separation campaign," while at the same time they create more reliance on the "Church of the Liberal Government." The public-education system is this "church's" biggest ministry."

Gale, from California, summed it up in three points:

"(1) ... because the majority have lost their sense of right and wrong – black-and-white morality is gray to them.
(2) ... because the 'fight has become too big, and they don't know how to unify, and
(3) ... because morality is unpopular. There can be repercussions for standing up for good. Dr. Laura, you have been beat up, slandered, demeaned, stomped on, kicked off television and every other thing possible. Most people just don't have that kind of stamina. I thank God every day that you have been strengthened to endure it all for me."

As if to confirm Gale's fears, Kelly from Idaho, wrote:

"In 1993, I had the audacity to author and lead a statewide ballot measure here in Idaho that would have prevented all state tax monies from being spent to promote the teaching of homosexual behavior as healthy and normal in the public schools ... by reading the media accounts, I was the new token state bigot overnight. I simply thought that I was nothing more than a concerned father and husband who desperately wanted to pass the cultural baton on to the next generation in better shape than I received it. I patiently repeated over and over that we are to love all people, including homosexuals, but that homosexual behavior should ... not be celebrated by forced tolerance PC campaigns ... after doing media interviews an average of literally three hours daily during the last months of the campaign, it is my firm belief that the average person lives in complete fear of incurring the wrath of the local editorial board. "Heaven forbid my personal reputation getting trashed by the local paper" is definitely the order of the day. This foxhole mentality has got to end nationally or we will continue to be intimidated into submission by a handful of left-wing nuts who must go home at night in complete glee at the level of control they wield over the masses."

Jo Marie wrote that:

"The 'experts' from sociology to psychology have convinced too many of us that judging and expressing moral outrage is 'bad,' because it hurts people's feelings."

Elizabeth confirms that:

"As a society, we have misinterpreted the "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged" Luke 6:37 part of the New Testament to mean we are not to point out evil and wrong doing . With this mentality, most are unwilling to speak out against what they believe to be wrong."

Linda expressed that:

"The moral foundation of this country is being kicked out from under it ... With God out of public discourse, people have lost confidence in their ability to tell right from wrong (moral relativism being the official religion of the public schools)."

As if to summarize all of the above, Michael, says that:

"The short answer is: indoctrination, intimidation and the breaking down of the human spirit to the point where people have a slave mentality of not challenging their masters (i.e., mass media, higher educational officials, and to some extent, the government)."

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is the best-selling author of books focused on successful relationships, parenting ideas, morality and personal ethics. She may be contacted by fax at (818)461-5140, or by writing: Dr. Laura Schlessinger; P.O. Box 8120; Van Nuys, CA 91409.

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