He whom has the most signs wins. Have you ever heard that? I think it is very indicative of how humans think, far too often. It’s been proven throughout history that mass amounts of people will believe something, even something untrue, if they are told it enough times with loud enough voices. And that same thing holds true when the meaning of words is changed to fit an agenda. Changing words over to a “reinterpreted” view, especially when done to fit an agenda, has certainly made its mark in this world by this new generation of “thinkers”.
But how did they become so emboldened to change words to mean what they decide they should mean?
A silent generation, that’s how.
The 1980s ushered in the “I’m okay, you’re okay” worldview in the western world, which was birthed out of that silent generation’s children. But nothing lasts long these days. When the next century rolled in without every computer on planet earth going on that feared Y2K global-glitch, the “I’m okay, you’re okay” attitude turned into “I’m okay because I’m going to do what I want and believe what I want. What you believe is irrelevant and unconcerning”. The Relativism mantra, enshrined within “tolerance”, had slowly been indoctrinated in the public university system “scholars”, and soon thereafter into the every day lives of people everywhere. The following 30 years became much more “me-centered”. Worse yet is what that very mentality has turned into since 2010… just one small decade later more.
The new line of thinking became more like screaming … “If I am okay that’s all that matters, and you HAVE to believe what I believe for me to be ok”. Tolerance had its definition changed with the newer generation. I never speak in gross generalizations, and I loathe labeling for the sake of lumping people groups together. So, I know not every person in each of these generations fell into those agendas. However, a movement of sorts came out of each that has shaken the modern world’s particulars to the core. At least, to a great degree of certainty and observation, we can say this all to be true about the United States, and most if not all of the Modern World.
The once trusted institution of the founders of our US constitution has been run over and trampled on. I’m not saying everything the founders did was perfect, nor were all their reasons. I am saying, though, that they recognized the innate, God-given freedoms of each human being. Cross our border legally and you are free. Just ask anyone trying desperately to get in.
But we are slowly having those freedoms striped away by the elite indoctrinators. And the last couple of generations have been told only THEY have the key. But thankfully, as far removed as this newest generation would love to believe that they’ve taken themselves — from the few generations that paved a way — many now regret believing the rhetoric… they found out that Truth is obvious and often painful when one has believed a lie.
They are in complete chaos. They took the adamant stance to “not be silent” about so many things as had the generation before, and they ran so far in the other direction that they feel a misguided obligation to essentially shove their very agendas down the throats of everyone else. They learned what freedoms are, but they forgot that they apply to everyone to think and believe as they see fit.
From a whole generation 50-75 years ago that cherished and expected silence, came this generation of chaos told to never be silent again. That silent generation has birthed this chaos.
To the world and in the world they were silent…
They were silent about sex and sexuality.
They were silent about identity.
They were silent about politics.
They were silent about giving a reason for their faith.
They were silent on so many crucial things.
And now there is chaos.
And the masses have changed drastically in the last decade. Why? Because inside chaos people don’t know what they are hearing; they can’t tell which end is up. So they look around for clues. You have the most signs? You talk the loudest and most often? People will listen. And people will believe what you say. Why? Because nearly an entire generation has lost its ability to think for itself. And why is that? Same answer …
Because the generation that came years before them was silent.
Silence got us to a point that we didn’t fight for what we knew was worth fighting for in life … Like the value life. And we know live deep inside a culture of death.
Silence got us abortion on demand … because they demand it … “you HAVE to believe what I believe for me to be ok”.
Silence got us an identity crisis to exponential levels … because they demand it … “you HAVE to believe what I believe for me to be ok”.
Silence got us redefined concepts of family … because they demand it… “you HAVE to believe what I believe for me to be ok”.
Silence got us politics just shy of lunatics … because they demand it … “you HAVE to believe what I believe for me to be ok”.
And they were silent about God and His Truth in public places. They were silent about most of these things in churches, too. In this regard, silence got us redefined churches and “reinterpreted” Scripture to fit this chaotic culture.
Liberal and progressive theology, which was already far enough removed from actual Biblical Truth, became dominated by progressive politics. They attack a strongly held Biblical worldview as “conservative politics”. The damage has been done. Add to that they’ve changed the language and meaning of words.
Love is being redefined.
Faith is being redefined.
Life is being redefined.
God is being redefined.
Read that again…
GOD is being redefined. Even though they claim to follow the God of the Bible.
But only to a generation unwilling to truly study all sides and think for themselves… or worse yet, to the extent they actually believe they ARE thinking things through for themselves all while clouded by the chaos around them. Many, not all, but many of them, have been conditioned. They have believed the redefining. The have believed the lies. All because they were so chaotic they chose not to listen to Truth.
But… and here’s where thinking becomes knowledge:
Truth is immutable.
God is immutable.
His Word is immutable.
A new generation of forceful agenda-driven people can’t change the immutability of God’s Truth.
Silence can’t change it.
They can talk differently. Sing differently. Congregate differently. They can change to fit the new ways… “You HAVE to believe what I believe for me to be ok” they say.
But they CANNOT change Truth.
Who is going to stand up for Truth?
We must. But are we running out of time?