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Bad Ideas = Bad Consequences

One of my joys is teaching young people the importance of having a biblical worldview. Worldviews are similar to contact lenses. When you have the right prescription, they allow you to perceive the world around you with clarity. A bad prescription results in blurred vision, a pounding headache and a host of other undesirable side effects. A good worldview, one that corresponds with REALITY, will work in real life. It makes sense. It is livable. It bears good fruit. A bad worldview is like spitting in the wind. It fails to square with reality and produces a myriad of pain and suffering. Let me illustrate.

Abortion, ala Roe v. Wade, was a very bad idea. We often debate the moral implications of this horrid decision, with over 50 MILLION dead babies, and 100 MILLION emotionally, spiritually and physically scarred mothers and fathers left in its wake as prime evidence. But we need to look at another ticking time bomb this bad idea has created.

As a result of this ill conceived “right” we now have over 50 million fewer Americans. These are men and women who would now be in our workforce, perhaps creating new technologies , starting new companies AND paying taxes. The Heritage Foundation reports  that by “2015, Social Security will begin to inflict massive permanent annual deficits on American taxpayers. And Social Security is just one of the Big Three entitlements (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) that is set to bankrupt our country. Unless major reforms are made, spending on just these three programs alone will consume all federal government revenues by 2052.”

Ideas have consequences. The Bible tells us that God will not be mocked. Whatever a man sows he will reap (Galatians 6:7). We have selfishly sacrificed our own future on the altar of sexual pleasure and now it’s time to pay the bill. As my generation ages and looks to their children to provide for them in their golden years, they will be shocked to discover they have murdered the very ones God intended for their blessing.

The Lord, the Author of Reality, warns that, “Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster” (Proverbs 22:8, NLT). It’s harvest time in America. May God have mercy on our nation by allowing true brokenness and repentance to grip the hearts of our people. He is our only hope.

  1. Larry
    August 19th, 2010 at 19:19 | #1

    I have been in a season of seeing searching and mourning over my own heart and the reality of the messes I have created by poor choices. Not a fun season for sure! The lack we are experiencing personally, in our country and around the world, whether it improves or does not, is not where our source is anyway! That will be a difficult “reality shift” for most- especially most Believers.

    Follow me here for a minute… the Jews rejected the Messiah because their OPINION of what was supposed to happen was for the destruction of the Roman Empire’s stronghold on the Jews. NOPE. Jesus wasn’t even interested one bit in that… didn’t attend one rally… He told them to be “good slaves”!! Boy were they hacked off by that!!! Same is true today- the Messiah is not necessarily the G-d of deliverance from all fleshly strongholds (although He can and occasionally does as He did with the Disciples deliverance from jail a few times!) but it is INTERNAL deliverance, peace and rest He is still after today!!

    It is time I stand up, shake off my own fears, carnal desires, lusts and plans and seek His plan so we all start to reap the blessings that come from His people doing His will and maybe tapping into Godly wisdom to turn the tide of “self” so rampant worldwide. We are given the opportunity to be a self-governed people, but “self will” has to die or we will continue destroying ourselves.

    Good word Dr. Ron!!! I apologize for being double minded and a hinderance to His Kingdom coming on earth as it is in Heaven!! Personal change is happening here. May it be all our heart’s cry!

  2. Chris
    August 19th, 2010 at 22:52 | #2

    Powerfully penned outcry on the aftermath of abortion. What we do truly impacts the lives of countless others. It’s not just “about me.” The cries of the unborn, the cries of broken mothers, are being amplified this day. God have mercy.

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