Lies Are Quickly Being Accepted as Truth in Today’s Society
When you read the words of the apostle Paul who wrote, “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people,” (2 Timothy 3:1-5), it’s easy to see them as just words.
The problem is, that in today’s world, people use every excuse to explain away terrible tragedies and deadly deeds. Lately, we’ve been hearing a good deal about so-called “white privilege” as the reason at least some bad things happen. A professor at Rutgers and contributing editor at Salon.com blamed the Eliot Rodgers’ killing spree on white privilege. Even after reading her explanation, I’m not sure how the idea of alleged white privilege has anything to do with the recent killings.
Rodgers’ parents and others blame it on the NRA. Feminists blame it on misogyny. Now, a black professor blames it on “white privilege.” Actually, it’s something much simpler than all of those things, but very difficult for people to accept. It has to do with the state of the human heart.
Notice Paul’s words to Timothy as quoted above. Here is the list of attributes that people will have during the last days:
- lovers of themselves
- lovers of money
- disobedient to parents
- unloving (toward others)
- unable to control themselves
- hating good
- lovers of pleasure
- no love for God
If we consider this list, let’s ask ourselves how many of those things applied to Eliot Rodgers? It would appear that most, if not all of them did. Yes, Eliot suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome. He was also thoroughly in love with himself and only thought about what he wanted. He didn’t care about others or how he hurt them. They simply didn’t matter to him at all. This is the mark of a truly narcissistic person because of the lack of concern for other people.
It is clear also that Eliot was paranoid. He probably came on very strong (because of his admitted high sex drive) and wound up pushing women away. Like a true narcissist, he blamed women instead of himself.
We need to do more than simply look at these words in Scripture. We need to see them as living attributes with a person who seeks only his own. Together, they paint a terribly tragic picture of too many people today who only concern themselves with themselves.
Eliot’s parents want to blame the NRA when they should be blaming themselves. They did not raise Eliot on Scripture, providing him with a living testimonial of God’s love and grace. Instead – as leftists – they likely spent their lives blaming conservatives and “right-wingers” for all the ills in society. They were incapable of providing Eliot with a good foundation because they lacked it themselves.
The women who want to blame misogyny are also missing the point. The black professor who wants to blame some made up stereotypical ideology called “white privilege” further misses the truth.
All people suffer from a fatal disease. It’s called the sin nature because the Bible says all have sinned. All of us – without God’s work in our lives – are quite capable of becoming a person like Eliot. Maybe not all would pick up a knife, then use a car, and finally a gun to kill people, but we can all be filled with the same type of hatred and confusion because of sin. It’s the age-old problem and it will only fully go away in the next life, provided we begin a living relationship with Jesus in this life, through faith.
While people are talking about creating more anti-gun laws, few seem to be aware of the fact that Eliot turned the gun on himself when he was faced with lethal force from law-enforcement. It is the case in nearly all tragedies like this one. The gunman takes his own life when he realizes that he cannot outrun the police and that they have the ability to shoot back.
That speaks to the fact that law-abiding citizens who might have been armed may have been in a position to take Eliot out before he could have killed one more. Instead, liberals believe (stupidly, I might add) that simply making more gun laws will corral all the criminals and evil doers. It doesn’t work like that. Gun laws simply cramp the style of the law-abiding citizen, not the criminal. But this is also something that liberals cannot admit.
The goal is to eliminate guns from society, but that’s like trying to eliminate drugs from society. It’s like trying to eliminate alcohol from society during Prohibition. It simply doesn’t work. Once something is introduced into society, it cannot ever be fully removed. The left doesn’t care about that though and the fact that they will never successfully remove guns from the criminal simply proves they don’t care. They want guns from law-abiding citizens so that there is no ability to resist a wayward government. That’s what it’s all about.
In the end, feminists will continue to use their excuse of misogyny, liberals will continue to blame the NRA, and now blacks will feel good about using “white privilege” to place blame squarely on whites in society. It’s the blame game, but none of these excuses really points to the actual reason for the problems in society. The apostle Paul knew it and wrote about it.
Men and women are depraved from the start. It takes a supernatural rebirth to even begin to push back against our sin nature. Unfortunately for those who resist God’s grace and love, God will explain it to them as they stand before Him in judgment after they leave this life. At they point, they will know they’ve lied to themselves and ignored the truth that is so plain.
It’s too bad it will come to that, but for too many, that is the road they are traveling.
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