Echoes From the Campfire

The entire ball of wax often seemed masked in a cacophonous, chilling cloak draped across the narrow shoulders of that insatiable, bony-fingered, skull-faced Thief of Souls.”
              –J. Lee Butts (And Kill Them All)

    “They are worthless, a work of mockery; In the time of their punishment they will perish.”
              –Jeremiah 51:18 (NASB)
Absolutely absurd!  It is absurd that the gay lifestyle is being accepted as normal.  Paul tells us that this is foolish and that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie.  It is idiotic that there is a question about gender.  That is totally foolish as there are only two genders–male and female God created them.  It is also foolish to be confused; if that is the case, look to the author of confusion!  It is morally depraved to even think that a mother would kill her own child, yet there are those out there to defend the right of them to do so.  We are living in a moronic, absurd, bizarre world.
    Now, I just read this last week: the state of Washington has given you another choice.  It used to be that you could be buried or cremated upon death.  Now you can become human compost.  Just think of it–your Uncle Louis could be snuggling up to your tomato plants, and Aunt Agnes hugging the cucumbers.  One supporter even made the statement, “Oh great, you can plant tomatoes in me.”  
    In all of the above, what has happened to the dignity of man?  When you turn away from God anything is available.  Man no longer has a source; he is only an animal, or a clod.  Paul wrote, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.” (Romans 1:28, NKJV) Another version uses “depraved, worthless, reprobate” for a “debased mind.”  In all of these cases you get the idea.  These people have no moral guidelines or moral base.  
    Just ponder the following for a few minutes.  “In our country, over 50% of children born to women under 30 years of age are born without fathers, and 64% of children under six are left alone for large portions of the day.” (Swanson)  “The majority of households in America are now led by single women.  Over 50% of children born to women under 30 years of age are illegitimate (this percentage is an increase from scarcely 5% in 1960, and 1% in the 1800s).  Half of marriages now end in divorce.” (Swanson)  
    I used to wonder how the Antichrist would be able to take over.  When I see the absurdity of American culture it is now apparent.  Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, “And for this reason God will send them a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12, NKJV)  Perhaps one of the saddest statements is when Paul, writing to the church at Rome speaks of those who “approve of those who practice them” [debased practices].
    So next time, check your garden compost, Cousin Tom might be mixed in.  Even more important, in this crazy, absurd world of unrighteousness heed the words of Paul, “Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.” (2 Thessalonians 2:15, NKJV)  I just listened to Ravi Zacharias and Francis Chan speak on the importance of making sure sermons are fully filled with the Word of God and not just enticing words.