Die gay agenda: die omverwerping van ‘n Skeppingsordelike beskawing … want geslag maak nie saak nie.

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“Geslag maak nie saak nie” …..

Dit is dié aanbiddingsmantra van die postmodernistiese godsdienstige samelewing, hetsy in die kerk (waar ons heeltyd aanhoor waarom vroue in die besondere ampte bevestig mag en moet word … want geslag maak nie saak nie …), of in die wêreld daarbuite (God het my gay gemaak, Hy het my netso lief en wil my nie verander nie … want geslag maak nie saak nie …)

Baie mense, ook ongelukkig gelowiges, word mislei om te dink dat die gay agenda soos dit gestalte begin kry het die einde vanaf die einde van die 20ste eeu tot nou, is bloot net nog ‘n ‘minderheidsgroep’ wie se regte beskerm moet word deur ‘n neutrale onpartydige staat.

Verder sal daar dan geen probleme wees nie, “ons kan mos steeds die Evangelie verkondig en staan op ons eie (heteroseksuele) regte.”

As dit maar so eenvoudig was.

Die waarheid is egter, die gay agenda is nie bloot ‘n geveggie vir minderheidsregte nie, dit gaan oor die vernietiging van die Christelike beskawingsorde soos gefundeer in die Heilige Skrif, in die besonder die skeppingsordeninge (huwelik, arbeid, rusdag) waarvan ons lees in Genesis 1 en 2 en in die res van die Skrif ontwikkel word, en gered en geheilig word in Christus.

Dr. Peter Jones, van TruthXchange, het ‘n skitterende artikel geskryf op grond van ‘n boek wat hy gelees het wat die Gay agenda duidelik uitspel (die boek is nie deur ‘n gelowige geskryf nie), en ek wil by elkeen dit sterk aanbeveel om hierdie artikel te lees (asook enige ander werke van dr. Jones) om ons tydsgees reg te verstaan (postmoderne paganisme) en wat die antwoord daarop moet wees (die Evangelie deur Woord en Gees alleen).

Hier is die artikel beskikbaar:

A Response to Rod Dreher’s “Sex After Christianity: Gay marriage is not just a social revolution but a cosmological one.”

Hier is ‘n paar aanhalings uit die artikel:

“[M]any…think that same-sex marriage is merely a question of sexual ethics. They fail to see that gay marriage, and the concomitant collapse of marriage among poor and working-class heterosexuals, makes perfect sense given the autonomous individualism sacralized by modernity and embraced by contemporary culture–indeed, by many who call themselves Christians. They don’t grasp that Christianity, properly understood, is not a moralistic therapeutic adjunct to bourgeois individualism–but is radically opposed to the cultural order (or disorder) that reigns today.”

“The homosexual agenda is silencing every memory of behavior, speech, religious conviction, and public policy that reminds people that heterosexuality is the God-created norm for human sexuality. Anyone who adheres to such a heterosexual norm dares say so only at the risk of being arrested for discriminatory bullying.”

“This old Western “Christian” world is indeed “coming apart” and in its place rises a “new world” of multi-sexual liberation, systematically promoted by both an ideological pagan Oneism and a determined elimination of the binary structure of theistic Twoism, which Scripture teaches is the way the world was made. Many in evangelicalism fail to see or refuse to see what is going on. Their superficial solutions only compound the problems.”

“Kinnamon and Lyons, though they make this rising generation the authoritative judge of modern Christianity, do grant that “[t]his generation’s world, like none other, is coming unglued.” (13) They note that theirs is a more violent culture, bereft of fathers (14) and stable family structures, unfazed by profanity or sex before marriage, and often enslaved by debt and by drug or pornography addiction. One in four is divorced. Suicide is the third leading cause of death. In addition, “81% believe Christianity is the same as other religions.” (15) Vying for “understatement of the year,” the authors conclude: Millennials “perceive the world in very different terms than people ever have before.”

“In 1996, when Christianity was still socially popular, only 28 percent supported same sex marriage. In 2013, the figure was 52 percent–nearly twice as high. Karlyn Bowman, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute notes that “in 1988, only 12 percent agreed that gay couples should be allowed to marry and 73 percent disagreed.”(27) This change is especially notable among the Millennials of whom 74 percent now approve of the homosexual life style and homosexual marriage.”

“With incredible prescience and consistency of vision, the (Gay Liberation Front) Manifesto says:
equality is never going to be enough; what is needed is a total social revolution, a complete reordering of civilization. Reform,…cannot change the deep-down attitude of straight people that homosexuality is at best inferior to their own way of life, at worst a sickening perversion. It will take more than reforms to change this attitude, because it is rooted in our society’s most basic institution–the Patriarchal Family.”
“In classical Christian teaching, the divinely sanctioned union of male and female is an icon of the relationship of Christ to His church and ultimately of God to His creation. This is why gay marriage negates Christian cosmology, from which we derive our modern concept of human rights and other fundamental goods of modernity. Whether we can keep them in the post-Christian epoch remains to be seen.”
Vir die wat nog dink die staat moenie die huwelik (wat begrond is in die skepping) erken en beskerm nie, luister gerus na die RC Sproul en Albert Mohler se antwoord op die volgende vraag (vanaf die 16de minuut op die video of audio):

“I have many Christian friends who are libertarians and say the state should not be involved in marriage at all. Is this a correct position?”

Sien ook die volgende boekresensie van ‘n skrywer wat ook die tydsgees goed ontleed vanuit ‘n gereformeerde perspektief:

David F. Wells, God in the Whirlwind: How the Holy-love of God Reorients Our World

“This is a book all Christians should read. And, while generally positive in its proposals, it has sufficient pessimism (though David, as a good fellow pessimist, will no doubt tell me he is not such a one) that this Englishman still enjoyed it. Christianity in the West is shifting to the status of an annoying, perhaps even unwelcome, sect. The future is, humanly speaking, bleak. David’s books in general are a good argument for seeing ourselves as a large part of our current problem and this book in particular offers helpful thoughts on what must now be done.” – Carl Trueman

Hier is meer inligting oor die boek beskikbaar: God in the Whirlwind

A timely and necessary antidote to the spirit of the age which is manifested in the prevailing man- centeredness of contemporary evangelicalism. Wells calls for the recalibration of our lives by a clear understanding of and a devout musing on the holy love of God. This book provides a fitting finale to the story line that began with No Place for Truth. Stott taught us how to preach between two worlds, and Wells teaches us to live there, at the intersection of faith (Christ) and culture.”
– Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland, Ohio

This is a beautiful book. The gospel is presented in all its power and significance for this and any generation. David Wells has the unique ability to make deep and rich truths accessible to any reader. Utterly biblical, thoroughly orthodox, yet fresh and alive, God in the Whirlwind takes us to the very heart of God’s character and makes us want, not to study him, but to worship him. I know of no better introduction to the deep, deep love of Jesus, ‘and it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee.’”
– William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

David Wells has long been one of our most penetrating analysts of the cultural confusions that Christians today must contend with and that sometimes distort the Christian message. This book, as he says, emphasizes the ‘Christianity’ part of ‘Christianity and Culture.’ Here Dr. Wells models how to communicate the holiness and love of God—as manifested in the gospel, worship, and the Christian life—to a culture that has forgotten what they mean.”
– Gene Edward Veith Jr., Provost and Professor of Literature, Patrick Henry College; Director, Cranach Institute, Concordia Theological Seminary

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