Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jenner and Dolezal, evil is good and good is evil, Isaiah's warning hovers over America

There have been multiple news stories regarding these three issues depicted in the panorama below. I saw the photo on twitter and it sparked something in my mind from the book of Isaiah. The original photo was a quartet but I cut the fourth photo from the array because it was political and not moral.

Any mature Christian with eyes in their face and a brain cell left in their head can see the astounding moral decay here in America that is accelerating at breakneck speed. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler responded to this question recently in this article: Albert Mohler on How to Survive a Moral Revolution
How did in the span of a generation an entire moral understanding in North America become reversed? And how did this moral revolution happen so fast?

Mohler: We’ve never experienced anything like this. . . . And the bottom line is that no part of the culture is going to be left untouched. . . . We haven’t had any moral revolution on this scale in human history.
"Reversed" is a good way to put it. Everything is upside down and it did happen fast, in my lifetime. Words have no meaning anymore, especially words that are attached to what used to contain any semblance of a moral philosophy, never mind moral absolutes. Growing up we never dreamed that a man would identify as a woman and a white lady would identify as a black person.


If Rachel Dolezal isn't black how is Caitlyn Jenner a woman?
Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, a professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University, was outed earlier this week by her parents as being white. In what has to be one of the more bizarre news stories of 2015, Dolezal pretended for years to be black. Social media accounts posted pictures of a black man who she said was her father (he’s not). She regularly wrote about her black son Izaiah (he’s actually her adopted brother). It also appears as though she repeatedly lied about being the victim of race-based hate crimes. She claims to have been the victim of at least nine separate hate crimes. As you might expect, this story has gotten a lot of attention, namely because Dolezal isn’t black.
NAACP is the acronym for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Not the National Association for the Advancement of White People Pretending to Be Black. But for Dolezal, for years she claimed to be Black because she wanted to be Black.

Elizabeth Warren is the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, formerly a Professor at Law with Harvard Law School. "Starting in the mid-1980s, when she was at U. Penn. Law School, Warren had put herself on the “Minority Law Teacher” list in the faculty directory of the Association of American Law Schools but dropped from that list when she gained tenure at Harvard in 1995" as it states in the Elizabeth Warren Wiki. It was Bloggers and Reporters that uncovered Warren's 30-year history of claiming to be Native American for employment purposes. For 30 years Elizabeth Warren claimed to be Native American because she wanted to be Native American.

Bruce Jenner was an Olympian and is currently a television celebrity who decided he wanted to appear as a woman. In June 2015 he began using makeup and clothing that women wear to alter his appearance, and insisted on being called by a female name and using female pronouns. Bruce has undergone some minor cosmetic surgery but not the drastic gender reassignment surgery which removes his male appendage. (Which would render him a eunuch but not a woman). He began hormone therapy in the 1990s but stopped that when he got married for the third time. Jenner professes Christianity. Now Jenner claims to be a woman because he wanted to be a woman.

There really is no difference between the three. One White woman who wanted to be Black, one White woman who wanted to be Native American, and one man who wanted to be a woman. It's simply about lying and personal desire. Of course, the culture awards the sexual perversity in Jenner but slams the lies from the other two.

The Federalist poses the question:
Rachel Dolezal changing her wardrobe, her makeup, and her hair do not make her black. Pretty much everyone seems to agree on that, for obvious reasons. You don’t turn red into blue by magically declaring that red is now blue. And yet, the Left and the media would have us believe that Bruce Jenner can become a woman by…changing his name, his wardrobe, his makeup, and his hair. How can you logically square the belief that Jenner is a hero while Dolezal is a mental case? Well, you can’t.
It's also about re-defining words. White, black, woman, man, marriage, Christian... none of those words contain a commonly understood moral definition to them anymore.

In Isaiah 5, the prophet declares 6 woes against God's unrepentant people, Israel. The fourth woe is this one-

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)

MacArthur puts it this way-
The fourth woe condemned the reversal of morality that dominated the nation. They utterly confused all moral distinctions.
Did you catch that? A "reversal of morality." Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible says,
Who confound and overthrow the distinctions between moral good and evil, who call evil good and moral evil (v. 20), who not only live in the omission of that which is good, but condemn it, argue against it, and, because they will not practise it themselves, run it down in others, and fasten invidious epithets upon it—not only do that which is evil, but justify it, and applaud it, and recommend it to others as safe and good
The woe was pronounced specifically to Israel through the prophet from God. However we know God's attributes of holiness and justice commands us to adhere to His laws and precepts, and He is not happy with any nation that turns them over. He sent Jonah to preach to the gentile city of Nineveh for the same reason. (Jonah 1:2). And against Damascus (Isaiah 17:10) and against Egypt (Isaiah 19:1). And against Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim. And against Babylon. And against every city and every nation that is wicked. So, yes, the Lord would be angry with America for reversing His morality.

Bible Knowledge Commentary--
Some people lead others astray by their perverted values. Evil-for example, adultery, idolatry, materialism, murder, and many other sins forbidden in the Scriptures-is often held up as being good. Those who say such things are under the threat (woe) of God’s judgment.
Roy E. Gingrich says in his outline on the Book of Isaiah,
Sin sears our conscience (Ephesians 4:19; 1 Timothy 4:2) and destroys our moral nature, leaving us confused concerning what is true and what is false, and what is right and what is wrong.
We see the effects of sin-seared consciences in the New Testament in Romans 1:18-32. Once God's truth is suppressed in unrighteousness in verse 18, the slide down to complete moral decay is inevitable by verse 32. If there is such a thing as the bottom of the barrel, we're there. America is sliding around in the muck and sludge at the very bottom, calling good evil and evil good. Woe.


6 comments :

  1. Yes, Isa 5:20 is exactly what comes to my mind. The Dolezal case made me laugh, though, because of the blatant hypocrisy it brought out in people. They're ok with Jenner, but are not ok with a white woman masquerading as black. The NAACP said they stand by Dolezal, because they do not care about ethnicity in their leadership. How about integrity?

    Woe is right. Bottom of the barrel indeed.

    -Carolyn

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    1. To add to this thought, this morning I saw a headline that said, "The Science of Race, Why Rachel Dolezal Can't Choose to be Black". I've also seen headlines condemning her as a liar, etc. Oh the irony. Because men can't choose to be women, either (and vv)... but that obvious fact seems to be lost on many, if not most people.

      As Glenn said below, everyone's admiring the Emperor's New Clothes, and apparently we are lacking the needed observant child to point out the truth.

      -C

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  2. Hypocrisy is precisely the right word!

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  3. Fauxcahontas and Bruised Gender are not primarily the cause but the symptom of godlessness. Without Bruce's media attention, immorality would still have 'waxed greater,' but now the culture's puppet-masters are using it to speed up the process of what is already going on.

    Weird time of history to be living in.

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  4. The problem is that the majority of the populace has been taught that the emperor isn't really naked, he just has new clothes. And, of course, they don't want to be known as fools for rejecting such thoughts so they buy into it.

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  5. Our society is in a moral decay (new Sodom and Gomorrah). One of thousands of verses which depect this worlds denial of being judged accordingly. "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look,a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." (Proverbs 6:16-19) Keep up the great work. May God bless you. Take care.

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