It’s a very sad indictment on Western society and culture when the only time we ever hear even a vague reference to Christianity and God is during Christmastime. Rarely any other time do we hear anything referencing God except in a blasphemous fashion.
We hear the carols such as Silent Night, Away In the Manger or Handel’s Messiah being played over the PA system. Christmas is also a time when quite a number of the populace put a foot in the door of a church – probably the only time they ever will in the whole year. “Carols in the park” type events are held around the world. For the few who still retain the tradition of conveying the message of “merry Christmas”, not “merry Xmas”, that’s still a vague reference to Christianity.
Just the other day, I was in a large office supply warehouse and the hymn Silent Night was playing over the public address system. It lead me to wonder if anybody actually cared about the words of the hymn and whether they truly understood what Christ did for them. Most likely, not.
For every single day of the year, there’s scarcely a mention of God in the public arena. God has been largely taken out of our schools, courts, public offices and media.
Obviously, as to whether Christmas is a legitimate Christian celebration is something that is debateable and thus I will not delve into it, as that would be a whole article in itself.
What I want to address in this piece, is the question: “how did we get to this state of Godlessness in the first place?”
The truth is a hard thing to hear and certainly an even more bitter pill to swallow. But until we face up to the truth, we will continue to sink lower into the human abyss of depravity.
The truth of the matter is that for so long, we have slowly accepted the notion that wisdom comes from ourselves. We have pompously come to believe that it is us who has collectively made ourselves great. It’s as though we were Nimrods building our very own Towers of Babel. That’s what secularism is all about.
It is secularism that teaches us that God and the expression of religious opinion must be relegated to church on a Sunday morning – nothing more. It’s secularism that extols self above God and rejects any notion of Him and the Christian faith.
This is one of the goals of Socialism – to remove any reference of God, any expression of Christian belief, any faith in Him from the mainstream of society and then marginalise it so it becomes of no affect. They have executed this objective through the public education system, the mainstream media and Hollywood. It saddens me to admit that the Socialists have been largely successful in their endeavours today.
Not only are God and Christianity so foreign to the public sphere, they’re increasingly becoming alien to private life.
Because of this outright rejection of God, His word and the Christian faith, we are seeing increasing hostility and persecution of all forms rising at unprecedented levels. It is no wonder why Christians such as Chip and Jo Gaines, the HGTV Fixer Upper hosts, were persecuted most recently by the unrelenting gay mafia. This persecution is only set to get worse if we do not stand up for what we believe and attempt to restore God-fearing belief in this culture.
But how do we go about this colossal task of restoring the fear of God in society? Change always starts with us, in our own homes, in our own families, in our own circles of friends and in our own workplaces.
If you have children, it is your duty to teach them about the God who created them, the God who loved them so much that He died for them and the God who commands us to live righteously as servants in His kingdom. Whenever you are given the opportunity, speak to your family friends about things that pertain to salvation and Godliness. In terms of action in the political and civil spheres, there’s so much you can do in terms of keeping your local political representatives accountable. You can make a deep impact on the media by writing opinion pieces and letters to the editor.
This Christmas, strive to be a part of the change that we all wish to see in this world.