Wednesday, July 16, 2014

 

Last week, Ronald Lee Haskell invaded the Houston home of his ex-wife and fatally shot her parents and four siblings. Haskell was looking for his ex and demanded to know from her family where she was. When they refused to tell, he murdered them in cold blood. Only 15-year-old Cassidy Stay survived, by playing dead after her skull was fractured by a bullet that grazed her. Her miraculous dodge of death was celebrated this last weekend when she made a public appearance just three days after the killings. Standing before a crowd at a local elementary school in suburban Houston, Texas, young Cassidy declared, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light.”

 

Now, before you become teary-eyed at this apparently brave homily, Cassidy wasn’t extolling the protection of Christ the Light of the World for saving her life. She was paraphrasing the Harry Potter character Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. You read right. She narrowly evaded death and subsequently quoted a witch as inspiration for her near demise. My point isn’t to denigrate the courage of this young woman, but to comment on how our culture has been slowly subverted by the occult. It’s not Cassidy’s fault that she didn’t credit God or quote a scripture. It just wasn’t in her thinking to do so because, quite obviously that’s not how she was raised. The same could be said for most youth today. What happened to Cassidy’s family is an unspeakable tragedy. What has happened to purge Christian influence from our culture and replace it with an occult worldview is a collective, cultural disaster.


An encouraging word:  POST BIBLICAL AMERICAPost biblical. That’s the way some cultural commentators describe society today. It refers to a loss of Christian influence based on language and moral assumptions which have previously been the foundation of people’s thinking and actions. Today, in places like Europe, the majority of people no longer explicitly believe in a Christian God, and have lost all sense of the sacred. America is quickly headed in that directly. In Philippians 2:5 the Apostle Paul warned of these times and admonished us to be “blameless” in the midst of a “depraved generation.”

 


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