Echoes From the Campfire

Loneliness was necessary to gain consciousness of the soul.”
              –Zane Grey  (The Call of the Canyon)

    “After dismissing the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.”
              –Matthew 14:23 (HCSB)
There are strange things happening in the land.  Take a look at the following Scriptures and ponder them.

         “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.”
                    –Amos 8:11 (KJV)

         “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools….  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient….”
                    –Romans 1:22, 28 (KJV)

         “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie….”
                    –2 Thessalonian 2:11(KJV)                   

We are seeing the beginnings of this now coming to pass.  The Word of God is pushed aside and shunned.  Postmodernism has been very successful in undermining the truth.  Their purpose is deconstruction.  Deconstruct the government, the laws, morals, standards, values, even language.  The old saying, “it is what it is” is no longer valid, for it is not what it is, only what a person wants it to be.
    Here is a textbook definition of “postmodernism.”  
          “Postmodernism refers to an intellectual mood and an array of cultural expressions that call into question the ideals, principles, and values that lay at the heart of the modern mind-set.”
It really is hard to define, because that definition might be false – that is why it is referred to as a “mood” or “expression.”  One of its leaders, Richard Rorty says, “we should simply give up the search for truth and be content with interpretation.  Aim at continuing a conversation rather than at discovering truth.”  That’s where they have a hard time with Christians and the statement of Jesus, “I am the truth!”
    As stated, they have done a good job.  Look at the Millennials and those of Generation Z.  Almost postmodern to the core.  The belief of their leaders (i.e., Rorty, Derrida, Foucault) is to work on the younger generations and don’t worry about those of my generation, Boomers, as we are on the way to the grave and will soon no longer to be a threat.  Look at the words of this article by Angela Johnson.
           “People who are pansexual can be attracted to people who identify as male, female, androgynous, trangender, or intersex, taking it a step further than the traditional view of bisexuality.  Of course, sexuality varies from person to person, so these definitions are by no means set in stone–all that matters is what a person means when they claim that label.”  She goes on further to show a study by J. Walter Thompson Intelligence that 82% of Generation Z said “they did not care about a people’s sexual orientation, and 81% said they did not think gender defines a person as much as it used to.”
    Now go back and look at the Scriptures at the beginning.  Hmmmm.  By the way, Johnson said in her article that “Facebook alone offers nearly 60 gender options for users to choose from when assembling their profiles.”  I didn’t know that.  She asserts that “As we know, gender if fluid, and there are more genders out there than the typical binary we’re used to.”  Where, my mercy, will this take “us”?  Sorry friends, God created “male and female,” none other.
    Guard the truth!