In their war on Christianity, the progressives are committing the eternal and unforgivable sins of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, apostasy in their rejection of Christianity, and heresy in their promotion of secular humanism as its replacement.
Blasphemy is defined as “the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God, to religious or holy persons or things, or toward something considered sacred or inviolable.” Christianity defines blasphemy against the Holy Spirit as the one unpardonable, unforgiveable sin with this determination coming from no less an authority than Jesus Himself. In Mark 3:28-29, Jesus stated:
“Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.”
Matthew 12:31-32 records Jesus as saying:
“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven of him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”
Luke 12:10 has Jesus saying:
“And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.”
It is clear from the Bible that God considers blasphemy to be so serious as to render one committing it as unworthy of redemption.
Heresy is defined as “any provocative belief or theory which is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs.” Apostasy is defined as “the formal disaffiliation from, or abandonment or renunciation of a religion by a person.” Apostasy, heresy, and blasphemy all work together demonstrating the unworthiness of the individual practicing them of God’s mercy and grace or any chance of redemption from a life given over completely to evil and sin. One who is guilty of these sins commits apostasy by renouncing his belief in Christianity, then commits heresy in adopting an alternate belief system at odds with Christianity, then compounds these two sins to commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit in their attempts to convince other Christians to abandon Christianity and follow their sinful path.
In a larger sense, these sins can be extrapolated to anyone guilty of renouncing truth in favor of lies they know to be lies so as to advance their cause or position in the world. Since God is truth, and His word is truth, then the willful promotion of lies for the sake of advancing a cause is contrary to God and His truth, and sows discord in His perfectly ordered Creation. Therefore, anyone guilty of advancing that which they know to be lies for the sake of advancing their cause or position in the world is surely guilty of apostasy, heresy, and blasphemy against God and the Holy Spirit, and is therefore at risk of eternal damnation for committing the unpardonable sin. Their willingness to advance lies over truth is indicative of their unwillingness to submit to God’s authority and is evidence of their unrepentant heart.
For the sake of power, the progressive left has advanced all manner of evil lies in their attempts to convince Americans to grant them outlandish unconstitutional powers of coercion and control over us. Even as their lies are exposed by those resistant to their agenda and committed to truth, the progressive left continues to advance their lies by doubling down and attacking their critics with all manner of vile intolerance.
The environmentalists promote the fiction of global warming to assist the progressive left in their attempts to grab control of the energy sector fully aware that control of energy is tantamount to control of the population for their nefarious purposes. These various environmental groups work in concert with a fully biased and corrupt EPA to manipulate the legal and regulatory systems in advancing their complicit agendas. Environmental groups conspire with the EPA to share information which the environmentalists then use to sue the EPA with their knowledge and support so as to have the courts ostensibly “force” the EPA into advancing their mutual cause. Their efforts cause tremendous damage to the national economy by forcing all manner of unnecessary and burdensome government reviews on projects, and take entire sectors of the economy under government purview with the intent of denying those sectors for public consumption. Petroleum exploration has been virtually eliminated on federal land under the Obama administration despite the dire need of developing domestic energy sources to alleviate our dependency upon the unstable Mideast. The production surge created through the application of hydraulic fracturing to shale formations has occurred entirely on private lands presently beyond the reach of government interference.
The apostates of the progressive left know they can only advance their agenda so far before coming into conflict with Christian Americans resistant to their attempts to promote the heresy of secular humanism. It is for this reason that they have engaged in the blasphemy of condemning God in their ongoing war against Christianity in this country. They seek to convince Americans that the good of obeying God and His truth is actually evil while promoting the fiction that the evil of heretic secular humanism is actually good. They promote slogans such as “If it feels good, then do it.” These are designed to convince a population all too willing to engage in evil that it is permissible to do so with no consequences by making it sound like nothing more than a personal choice.
The progressive left has been undermining Christianity in America for decades. The war on marriage was begun some forty years ago with the introduction of no-fault divorce which severely weakened the institution of marriage and led to an explosion in the divorce rate. The current end game of the war on marriage was realized with the recent Supreme Court ruling that astonishingly found a right to homosexual marriage through a twisted reading of the Constitution rivaled only by that in which their predecessors found the right to infanticide through legalized abortion in 1973.
Destruction of the family through the evils of abortion and the subverting of marriage pave the way for the state to assume the role of parent to compliment their existing roles as educator / indoctrinator and security blanket. For the first time, the progressive left stands on the verge of accomplishing one of their oldest goals – that of becoming the cradle-to-grave nanny state in emulation of their European socialist counterparts. The state will be in complete control of everything concerning its citizens from their birth to their death including their indoctrination and assignment in society so as to maximize their productiveness for the benefit of the state. Such is the Utopian dream of the left.
The elites in control of the progressive left are fully aware of what they are doing and promote their lies to advance their cause of complete control over every aspect of the lives of Americans. Conservatives make the mistake of presuming that these progressive elites are somehow ignorant and need to be convinced with logical arguments demonstrating the flaws in their thinking. Sadly, it is the conservatives exercising flawed logic for not understanding that the left is fully cognizant of the lies used in promotion of their agenda. The best they can hope for is to convince that voter ignorant of the left’s agenda to side with them, but even this is a dauntless task by contrasting conservative logic against liberal largesse.
So, we are left with the realization that the elites of the progressive left engage in apostasy in willfully rejecting God’s truth, heresy in the promotion of their evil lies as a counterpart to God’s truth, and blasphemy in their assault against Christianity and God’s truth to promote their vision of Creation above God’s vision of Creation. Our Christian condemnations of their actions mean little to these progressive elites as they have already rejected God and no longer believe He even exists. As adherents of secular humanism, they fear no divine consequences for their actions.
Then there are the millions of, as Vladimir Lenin might have put it, “useful idiots” who are the true believers in the apostasy of left and who work tirelessly to advance its cause having been thoroughly seduced by the left’s lies and corrupted in its service. What is to become of them when divine judgment is rendered? We are warned repeatedly in Revelations to know the word of God so as to recognize the lies and deception advanced by Satan in the form of the beasts during the end times. Those unwilling to study God’s word so as to recognize lies and deception at variance to God’s truth will surely fall under the spell of those evil ones advancing these lies and suffer accordingly.
It is not enough to trust the media to be that unbiased reporter of the news as it has thoroughly cast off any illusion of objectivity and joined with the progressive left in its apostasy. Numerous instances of media bias towards the progressive left have been documented to the point where a jaded and cynical American public has turned away from traditional print and broadcast journalism in an effort to secure some semblance of the truth from various Internet sources. We are left with having to sift through these Internet sources to distill enough common points so as to form our own understanding of what really happened in the news of the day. Traditional journalism sources merely trumpet headlines that clue us in to the relevant search terminology when groping for the truth of the story.
When considered on this scale, it is far easier to imagine why so few are mentioned in Revelations as being part of the contingent of Heaven witnessed by John. Those elites guilty of apostasy and blasphemy for promoting their lies against God’s truth will probably not be there. Neither will those who blindly followed these lies by falling under the deceptive spell of these elites be there. Then there are the millions who lukewarmly refused to take a side at all and were of no service to God and His truth as His servants resisted the lies and deception of the left through great hardship and personal sacrifice. These lukewarm fence sitters may have avoided conflict and personal sacrifice in this world, but they will be called to answer for their actions in the next.
There can be no doubt that the lies of the progressive left sow discord and disharmony in God’s Creation. Witness the rampant chaos created through such deceptions as the racial strife being promoted in the wake of recent police shootings. Baltimore has seen years of progress in erasing its stigma as a crime-ridden and rundown city eliminated by the rioting and looting promoted in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Despite clear evidence of Gray’s previous attempts to injure himself in police custody, witness statements that Gray had been placed in the police van unmolested, coroner reports that Gray’s injuries were consistent with being self-inflicted, and the testimony of a witness inside the police van that Gray was throwing himself against the sides of the van, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, allowed her family history of bias against the police to inform her decision to prosecute the police officers involved in Gray’s arrest. Meanwhile, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s unfortunate choice of words in her statement to the press “Because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.” was interpreted as a subtle signal that it was permissible for the chaos to ensue.
The racial grievances sector sows racial discord and animosity to assist the progressive left in the advancement of its agenda by casting everything in terms of racial politics. It then uses the specter of white guilt it has so carefully constructed and nurtured to shut down debate on any subject by accusing critics of racial insensitivity or of being a racist. This highly effective tool has been used to silence critics and shift debate away from the issue at hand in deceptive fashion for a number of years, but the public has tired of its overuse, and it no longer carries the stigma it once did as more critics counteract it with ridicule. These racial grievance “poverty pimps,” as they’ve been labeled, have enriched themselves at the expense of the black community they purport to represent to the point where prominent blacks are starting to reject their presence and their politics of racial strife.
Wherever any reasonable person looks at the deceptive agenda of the progressive left, one finds their lies promoting insane policies at odds with logic and experience, predictable failure and its accompanying misery, and the presence of even more lies in lame attempts to explain away the failures by shifting blame to the opposition. The Founders intended for Americans to be an educated and informed populace so that they could resist the lies and deception of those seeking power over them. The progressive left has infiltrated every level of society to undermine these intentions with the express goal of attaining that power and has been extremely successful in its attempts. It is incumbent upon us as citizens to become informed and remain vigilant to retake our liberty from the progressive left and retain it in the future against all those imbued with evil intentions of removing it from us. The Founders received their inspiration from God, and their vigilant study of His word informed their experience. America’s current political leadership is evidence of just how far we as a country have departed from their original vision.