Do you ever feel the world is spinning faster and faster? Like it’s spinning out of control? I sure do. I look at the vote in Charlotte allowing men in women’s restrooms even though they are men (but feel like a woman). I see that in politics we’ve got a person who is untrustworthy, (according to the majority of polls), leading one party and a real estate tycoon, who has a wife who is half his age, (and his third one at that), leading the other party.
But, the truth is…I guess that’s what America has asked for. We are getting what we deserve. We have walked away from the Lord and people place in authority the type of people that epitomizes them. So, I shouldn’t be surprised. I shouldn’t be surprised that what was considered wrong 25 years ago is now considered right.
I recorded my Two-Minute Tuesday yesterday and I asked the question:
Should the Bible and the Constitution Be Reinterpreted to Fit Today’s Culture?
The answer is: They Already Have Been!
Yep, the Constitution and the Bible have been being reinterpreted for the last several decades and look what we have. Look what America has become. Look what our society has become. And this has happened in my lifetime.
I said to my son-in-law tonight, “I can’t believe how far we have fallen as a nation in such a short period of time.” We’re a train wreck! We are $19 trillion in debt and we are hurdling toward catastrophe. Yes, I know you are tired of hearing that. But, I’m to be a watchman on the wall. Yes, we can bury our heads in the sand, or we can pray for revival and a Nineveh repentance. It’s time!
But, you see, when you take ancient documents like the Bible (and even the US Constitution) and make them “living and breathing documents,” then you can change what they mean to fit the culture. So, somehow now the Constitution (so say the Progressive Liberals) guarantees a person who is a man (but feels like a woman) to go into a bathroom with my wife and daughters and use the bathroom. Are you serious? Do you think that’s what Thomas Jefferson meant? Do you think that was in the mind of John Quincy Adams? I don’t think so! That would be ridiculously absurd. But, if the Constitution should evolve with time and fit the culture…then sure thing…absolutely…don’t deny me my rights and don’t be surprised ladies when you see a man with a five o’clock shadow of a beard smiling back at you as he is washing his hands beside of you and your daughters in a Charlotte bathroom. Yep, that’s a 2016 understanding of the Constitution and it fits our culture perfectly.
And do you know why that has happened? Because we don’t respect the Bible any more. We have treated it like a “changeable” document as well. We now read the Bible to fit the times. So, we say, “Yep, you can be homosexual and live in a homosexual relationship as long as it is monogamous.” Yep, that’s what 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 mean today. It’s not wrong if homosexuals have relationships as long as they stay true to one another and don’t commit adultery. It’s not wrong if two people have consenting sex and live together even if they are heterosexual. Because after all, who am I to judge, right? Love is love. Who wants to deprive people of being able to love each other, right? Isn’t that what Jesus taught? It’s all about love, right? It’s all about His grace and mercy and that covers every facet of life, right? So, just be what you want to be. Yep, that’s what the Bible says. Yep, the Bible teaches that we can have our best life now and the Bible teaches that we are not to judge and the Bible teaches that love is all that matters. Yep, that’s a 2016 understanding of Scripture and it fits our culture perfectly.
Al Mohler said this:
You see the same liberal theorists who propose reading the Constitution as a “living” and “evolving” text also propose that the Bible be liberated from its actual text and from the intention of its authors. Ultimately, this approach to the Bible, common to theological liberalism, denies the authority of God as the ultimate author of the Scriptures. It is no accident that liberal theology and liberal theories of the constitution emerged together in American public life.
You understand Barack Obama will NOT appoint a justice who ascribes to “originalism,” to replace Antonin Scalia don’t you? You understand President Obama will seek to continue to “evolve” in his understanding of gay marriage, transgenderism, abortion and the like. You understand President Obama is a Progressive Liberal who will continue to do his best to “transform” America with his progressive liberal agenda until he leaves office on January 19, 2017.
President Obama has been drinking the Kool-Aid of this progressive agenda since his college days. But, it’s not just him. It’s probably half this nation…at least enough to elect Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
I am so sad that Antonin Scalia passed away because he believed the Constitution was NOT a living/evolving document. He said this:
“The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means today not what current society, much less the courts, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted.”
Can I ask you a question? Should we reinterpret Caesar’s Gallic Wars or Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey to fit today’s culture? Of course not. Your high school English teacher would say that would be heresy! You can’t do that! Of course we all know that wouldn’t be proper hermeneutics. What is that?
Hermeneutics (/hɛrməˈnuːtɪks/ or /hɛrməˈnjuːtɪks/) is the philosophy and methodology of text interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts. Hermeneutics was initially applied to the interpretation, or exegesis, of scripture.
Yep, the Iliad and the Odyssey are off limits…but, not the Bible and the Constitution. And understand this folks, you remember, the marriage decision came down to a 5-4 ruling. Justice Kennedy went with the liberals to redefine marriage. (He is normally the swing vote on the Supreme Court). Well, with Scalia no longer the leading conservative on the court (because of his passing), Obama is licking his chops to appoint another flaming liberal like Kagan or Sotomayor. I promise you Obama will not appoint a judge who believes in “originalism” when interpreting the constitution.
Folks, this is another reason this next Presidential election is so important because the President appoints the Supreme Court Justices. Please, please be praying and thinking about what God would have you do in this election. It’s going to be a Donnybrook.
And the next time somebody tells you the Bible is a document that needs to change with the times, please remind them that God inspired the Bible and He does not change.