Updated: Aug 1, 2020
To be a Pollyanna means to be overly optimistic often unrealistic in our point of view.
The world is changing. God is at work amid all of this but so is evil and moral relativism.
As Christians we must now step up and show the world around us what the Christian worldview means.
In our day, many Christians have become Luke-warm in their faith and quickly adopt secular and sinful thoughts and actions. Yes, we need to act, we need to show compassion and understanding.
Remember we are not of the world.
We are now a minority. Everyone seems to be aligning themselves with some movement or cause. Just like any thing in life we should be reading and carefully considering what we are buying into.
For example, Black Lives Matter. The BLM organization has made it clear they are a Marxist organization whose goal is to tear down our country and culture and replace it with socialism/communism. Here are links of one of the founders on you tube. Video-We are Trained Marxists- Patricia Cullor co-founder.
Yes, Black Lives Do Matter and now is the time, the moment to make changes and make amends wherever possible. But doing it through a Marxist lens is FOOLISH. Look at history and see that wherever the intellectual construct of Marxism was applied death and destruction followed.
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Understand that objective truth applies to all of us. People who are discriminated against or treated unfairly in some way do not have exclusive rights to a cause to the exclusion of everyone else.
The late John Lewis understood that what they did was tied directly to their faith and relationship with God. Many of those now pushing agendas in our country and the world are doing so with prideful, secular, and evil intentions. Many are anarchists whose sole purpose is to destroy.
“The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something.”
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
That means everything we do is done through that commandment, that worldview. We love God first and then out of those standards we love others.
Do not buy into Critical Theory.
Critical theory claims that our identity as human beings are rooted in things like race and gender, features that differ from person to person. Critical Theory is divisive and pits the oppressed against the unoppressed. It is not biblical in any way. Humans are made in God’s image. Our creator states we are created equal, equally valuable, all are guilty of sin, and we all deserve punishment, and are equally able to find grace and mercy in Jesus.
Critical Theory says that sin is oppression. Which means any standards or moral guidance is considered oppression! Once again moral relativism rears its ugly head. The result is every man for himself or a new system of control based on socialist or communist dominance.
Critical theory also disregards OUR Sin and plays the blame game. The oppressors are guilty and the oppressed are not, salvation for the oppressed is found, not through repentance of sin, but in social liberation today through activism.
We do not need God; we are smart enough without him. History proves otherwise.
Every human life matters. There is objective truth and justice. To think otherwise is simply rebellion and human pride.
God is a just God.
The world around us seeks justice in ungodly and evil ways. We need to make sure we do not get involved in those efforts.
Pick up your bible, read it, go to church, and talk with other Christians, your pastor, and most of all pray daily.
Do not become a Christian Pollyanna.