To fight the darkness, we must begin where the darkness does. The Humanist Manifesto once declared, “No deity will save us, we must save ourselves.” Their salvation, however, is a farce. It’s founded on the belief of the perfectibility of man. Man isn’t fallen, they say, he’s simply rising out of the pond scum biologically, and now is also progressing from the pond scum of out-dated religious views on morality.
To help speed this devilish salvation along, the secular State has volunteered to nurture us from cradle to grave with the saccharine message that the greatest good is found by each person defining the world according to their own libido.
That salvation is about as expansive as a prison cell. But hey, at least you’re free to explore your sexuality in the meta-verse. The modern narrative being spun is that by embracing an ethic of sexual permissiveness overseen by nanny-state shenanigans we might progress towards a perfect utopia, overthrowing all bigoted oppression along the way.
But as Chesterton pointed out: “If we wish to pull down the prosperous oppressor we cannot do it with the new doctrine of human perfectibility; we can do it with the old doctrine of Original Sin.” A recovery of a thoroughgoing doctrine of Original Sin is, indeed, of utmost necessity in this hour.
From this doctrine God reveals to us that we aren’t rising out of the pond scum and into perfection. Rather, we have fallen from the glorious heights of the good way in which God first made us. Only by Christ, the Perfect Man, can we rise and be restored to goodness. Always remember that the Good News of the gospel is prefaced with the bad news of our fallen condition. Any other starting point is trying to imprison you forever in hell.
God made us in His own image, male and female He created us, and called it all good. But as the prophet Hosea said, “we like men have transgressed the covenant.” We’ve rebelled by denying our fallen state, and we’ve rebelled by indulging all the lusts of our fallen state. By denying Original Sin, we have coddled the culture, preaching a gospel of self-gratification. Instead of the straight lines of the Law, by which the Lord graciously convicts us of sins and reveal our need for the Savior, we have used the scribbled lines of corrupted desires to guide our morality. As such, we now face such laws as are being passed in Canada, and are on their way to the US, laws which enshrine evil as good and good as evil. May God deliver us from our own folly, and grant that we in the church might not hide secret sins in our own hearts and lives.