Archive for philosophy

What You Worship You Become

The title pretty much says it all.  If you worship a particular ideology, you will become like it.  If you worship an icon of society like a political figure, you will become like that person.  If you worship the truth, you become like the truth.  But which truth are you talking about because in our world there are supposedly multiple truths?

First of all, let us define truth.  According to Webster’s dictionary truth is “that which accords with fact or reality”.  For example, a math problem has one answer that is true not several answers.  In other words, there are not multiple truths but only one.

Now, we must decide where the truth resides.  Does it reside in politically correct philosophies, some religious dogma or in the Bible?  They can’t all be true as Webster pointed out.  In fact, in many ways they contradict each other, so there is no way they can all be true.

Two thousand years ago Jesus came to earth and fulfilled numerous prophecies of the Old Testament written hundreds of years before.  In addition, historians like Josephus attest to the truth of the New Testament.  Today you can go to Israel and walk where Jesus walked and visit churches on many of the prominent sites of the Old and New Testament.

Now, you can try and deny the facts of the preceding paragraph, but in the end there is no getting around them, and what is listed there is only the tip of the iceberg.  If what I have stated above is true(and it is quite easy to verify), then it is time to set aside the false and embrace biblical truth and place our worship where it belongs.

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Roots of the West’s Demise

For nearly a half a century the West has been in decline.  Europe and the U.S. have lost much of their prominence in the world.  The sun of the their influence is waning and close to setting.  But what has caused this decline?  What are the roots of the West’s demise?

Economically, the U.S. and a number of countries in Europe are close to bankruptcy.  Massive overspending has led a number of Western countries to imperil the Euro and dollar.  Both currencies may eventually implode and cause a financial disaster.

Educationally, secularization has taken the West down a pathway towards politically correct ideals that do not foster unbiased inquiry.  Certain ideals are repeatedly promulgated at the expense of basic foundational study.  Instead of producing students with common basic knowledge the major focus is social engineering which attempts to create students with secularized worldviews.

Politically, progressives have implemented their socialistic plans believing true change is only possible in that direction.  As more and more government programs are initiated and expanded the populace looks to the government for help where once private institutions and individuals reigned.  Of course, economically these government programs are unsustainable.

Philosophically, atheists have attempted and pretty much succeeded in keeping religious views out of the public sector.  Instead of Christian institutions, funded by private donations, meeting the needs of people and dealing with real heart changes, needs are met by the public sector on a never ending basis.

Where does that leave those of us who see a huge need to change the direction of the West’s decline?  We can vote for and help those we believe will fight against secularization,  and certainly that is good, but that won’t change hearts.  Little else will change unless people’s core beliefs change.  Only people turning to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord will transform belief systems.  Only evangelism and discipleship of new believers with biblical precepts will transform the West.