Christian Adaptation of Secular Messages
Part of the series Inspiration From Facilitation
Written by Léo & Faye Gaumont, published on 2013-12-02.
How do we know that what is being advanced as Christian is actually Biblical?
Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the blogger which, although based on personal experience and knowledge of the scriptures, can be in error. No one has a corner on the truth but we should all sincerely be in search of it.
Bible Reference: Eph. 4:14-16
When we fail to properly identify something as untrue, we have a tendency to simply accept it as true. It is far easier to accept and normalize a lie than to stand against it. To stand against a lie will put us directly at odds with those who would advance a lie as the truth and so this is why those who follow Jesus are persecuted for their faith. It is also possible that individuals can be completely in error, yet believing that they have an inside knowledge of the truth, can behave in such a way as to attract persecution, but this is for being “a nut” rather than for standing on the truth.
Secular thinking is so prevalent in our western world that it has become entrenched, not only outside, but also inside the institutional Christian church as would soon be discovered when discussing the topic of education. Ignorance of the facts has always been the greatest enemy of any position, yet it is still difficult to comprehend how church organizations can oppose the biblical perspective of training and discipling of children in favour of the secular educational philosophies advanced by the state. This rather confusing situation is brought about by the normalization and acceptance of error, accepted as truth and “christianized”, in spite of the blatant opposition to scriptural directives. A few isolated scriptures may be invoked to defend the government authority in education, but mostly the secular position goes unquestioned and unchallenged. Any opposition is usually ignored, scorned or persecuted.
None of this makes any sense, either from a biblical or common sense perspective! When we accept the false claims made by secularists as true and then advance them as biblical, we become part of the problem rather than part of the solution. We end up training and indoctrinating rather than training and discipling our children which encourages and perpetuates the acceptance of the secular claims against the truth of the Bible.