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What can a Christian do when up is down, right is wrong, and boys are girls?


Reported by Peter Heck – Guest Columnist | http://www.peterheck.com | Friday, January 4, 2019

Peter HeckGod’s message to us today is the same as it was to those living in the equally depraved culture of Rome: don’t conform.


The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome begins with an indictment of the corruption surrounding them that is chilling in its parallels to contemporary American society. If you doubt me, go read Romans 1, verses 21 through 32, and just try to pretend it isn’t as though Paul is writing a response to our front-page headlines.

Do you agree that today’s culture mirrors Apostle Paul’s letter to Christians in Rome?
Yes, the times are dark and evilYes, and that’s OK with meNo, that’s a stretchNo, but it could happenI’m not sure

I find myself being drawn back to this passage nearly every time I go to write on the most recent pop culture trend or societal debacle brought on by Orwellian-named progressivism. For instance, this tweet from the New York City Mayor’s Office:

“To all trans and non-binary New Yorkers: We see you, hear you, and respect you. Starting in 2019, all New Yorkers will be able to change their gender on their birth certificate to M, F or X – without a doctor’s note.”

This utter confusion is celebrated – actually celebrated – by a significant portion of our population. How can seemingly rational people be so willfully blind to the absurdity of something like this? How can anyone think this is actually a sound or sensical idea? How can anyone not clearly see the chaos and calamity this kind of rebellion towards science and reason will bring to our society?

Romans (Book of)There’s only one answer to those questions, and Paul wrote it a couple thousand years ago: “Just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.” (Romans 1:28)

I’ve written before, God is (obviously) the author and foundation of all science, logic, reason, and morality. So when you rebel against God and His moral order – as American society has gleefully chosen to do – you necessarily rebel against all science, logic, reason, and morality. Up becomes down, right becomes wrong, regressive becomes progressive, boy becomes girl.

The curse is perhaps most visible amongst institutions and bodies of supposed scholars; academia and all those who take pride in their intellects are the most beclowned by their submission to the backward spirit of the age. Take, as but one example:

“America’s second oldest women-only college has announced it will begin accepting admission applications from some trans-identified candidates, explaining that the school has ‘expanded its definition of womanhood.’

“In a statement, Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, announced that it will be admitting male students who identify as women — but will exclude women who identify as men — beginning in the fall of 2019.”

Make sure you follow this intellectually stunted policy: those who call themselves girls but who are actually boys will be permitted into an all-girls school; those who call themselves boys but who are actually girls will NOT be permitted into an all-girls school.

This is a college. The people making these decisions and applauding them are those with advanced degrees. Once again, that Pharisee-turned-Christian missionary named Paul nailed it two millennia ago: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

Paul was writing these words to his fellow believers in Christ, warning them not to succumb to the stupidity that surrounded them. No doubt his warning was prompted by the knowledge that several wearing the name of Jesus were being sucked into the cultural bile that surrounded them. There’s a lesson there for us too. I note that Jim Wallis, who wears the name of Jesus and leads a pseudo-Christian organization today dubbed “Sojourners” liked the decision of Stephens College to embrace sexual immorality on campus.

The message to God’s elect today is no different than it was to those living in the equally depraved culture of Rome: don’t conform. Yes, there will be the Jim Wallis’s around you who do and who at first beckon you to join, then in guilt condemn you as bigoted for your refusal to.

But your trust is to remain in God, your allegiance to His truth, your focus in His word, and your commitment to Him as your only reliable foundation for science, reason, and morality. Once you’ve been faithful in those ways, then pick up a megaphone and tell that truth to a lost and dying generation no matter what they say of you.



Peter Heck (peter@peterheck.com) is a speaker, author and teacher who hosts a weekly radio broadcast on WIBC (93.1 FM) in Indianapolis, Indiana. This column originally appeared on his website.

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• Principal Resigns After Screaming at Pro-Life Teen: “I Don’t Give a S— What Jesus Says”
• Cecile Richards: Being Able to Kill Your Baby in an Abortion “is Fundamental to Women’s Equality”
• Kardashian Sisters Visit Planed Parenthood Abortion Clinic to Push Its Agenda
• Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions on Unborn Babies

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• Philadelphia Eagles Player Chris Maragos Stands Against Abortion: “Women Need the Love of Jesus”
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• Texas Plans Unprecedented Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Company
• Mother Sees Her Unborn Baby Waving on the Ultrasound and Decides Not to Have Abortion
• Writer Describes Witnessing a Late-Term Abortion: “First Came an Arm. Then a Tiny Baby’s Hand, Fingers Curled”
• City Prohibits Pro-Life Advocates From Displaying Crosses or Pro-Life Signs Outside Abortion Clinic
• Abortion Clinic Left Women in Recovery Without Medical Supervision, Didn’t Have RN or OB-GYN on Staff
• Facebook Blocks Group Mailing Dangerous Abortion Drugs to Women for “Promoting and Encouraging Drug Use”
• New Pregnancy Center Will Save Babies From Abortion Near a Planned Parenthood Clinic
• City Takes Down Pro-Life Flag After Abortion Activists Complain
• Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Opposes Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Principal Resigns After Screaming at Pro-Life Teen: “I Don’t Give a S— What Jesus Says”
The principal of a Pennsylvania high school who was caught yelling profanities at a pro-life teenager resigned from his job Thursday.

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Cecile Richards: Being Able to Kill Your Baby in an Abortion “is Fundamental to Women’s Equality”
Women must be allowed to kill their unborn babies to achieve equality to men.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions on Unborn Babies
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today signed a pro-life bill to ban late-term abortions in Tennessee.

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Poll: Americans Still Believe Killing Babies in Abortion is Morally Wrong
We need not be sidetracked by the obvious fact that on most “moral issues,” Americans are decidedly more permissive than they were not so long ago.

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Planned Parenthood CEO: “Most Women Will Have to Think About” Aborting Their Babies
Every once in a while, an article in a pro-abortion publication will fill in details on developments that took place a long ago which can help pro-lifers understand the strategy of our benighted opposition, particularly Planned Parenthood.

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Texas Plans Unprecedented Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Company
Perhaps no state in the nation has been as aggressive as Texas and attempting to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

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New Pregnancy Center Will Save Babies From Abortion Near a Planned Parenthood Clinic

City Takes Down Pro-Life Flag After Abortion Activists Complain

 
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Catholic Bishop Blasts Tim Kaine: He’s Just a “Cafeteria Catholic” Because He Supports Abortion
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas doesn’t mince any words in a new editorial he posted on the web site of the Catholic archdiocese he heads.

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This Country Will Soon Let Women Pregnant With Twins Abort Their “Extra” Babies, Even if Healthy
Norway may become the next “abortion tourism” spot for women who are carrying twins.

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Cecile Richards Admits Videos of Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts “Hurt” Its Reputation
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is celebrating her organization’s 100th birthday this month.

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San Francisco’s City Hall Went Pink to Celebrate Planned Parenthood and Its 7 Million Abortions
San Francisco government leaders signaled their devotion to Planned Parenthood on Monday with a special display and ceremony honoring the abortion chain’s 100th anniversary.

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Closing After Landlord Persuaded to Terminate Its Lease
When Lauren Handy, Director of Mercy Missions, and a friend started a campaign over the summer called “Abortion is Bad Business.”

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Watch: These Pro-Hillary Clinton College Students Can’t Name a Single Accomplishment
Campus Reform contributor Cabot Phillips went to Georgetown University to ask students…

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James Dobson: Pregnancy Centers Should Refuse to Follow Pro-Abortion Law, “Make Them Put You in Jail”
Dr. James Dobson, a Christian leader who founded Focus on the Family, says pregnancy centers based in California should refuse to follow a new law forcing them to promote abortions.

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Woman Who Tried to Kill Her 6-Month-Old Unborn Baby With a Coat Hanger Wants Charges Dropped
A defense attorney asked a judge this week to dismiss all charges against a Tennessee woman accused of trying to abort her 6-month unborn baby with a coat hanger.

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Nashville Mayor Signs Proclamation Honoring Planned Parenthood and Its 7 Million Abortions

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Hillary Clinton Celebrates Planned Parenthood’s 100th Birthday and Its 7 Million Abortions
Yesterday, the Planned Parenthood abortion business marked 100 years of existence.

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Catholic Bishop Blasts Hillary Clinton for Calling Catholic Voters “Severely Backwards”
Archbishop Joseph E Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released a statement blasting top campaign staffers for Hilary Clinton for bashing Catholic voters.

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Wikileaks: Emails Point to Close Relationship Between Hillary Clinton and Cecile Richards
There are plenty of Planned Parenthood mentions in the latest WikiLeaks release, but the liberal media aren’t talking about it.

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Tim Kaine: No Reason for Hillary Clinton to Apologize for Her Campaign Trashing Catholics
Tim Kaine has a message for you. If you don’t like anti-Catholic bigotry, too bad.

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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Considered How to Exploit Justice Scalia’s Death for Political Gain
Antonin Scalia’s death had not even been confirmed yet, but the Clinton campaign was already Googling how one less justice on the Supreme Court could be good news for liberals.

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Gennifer Flowers: Bill Clinton Paid Me $200 For My Abortion After He Got Me Pregnant
Elections always bring out the dirty past of politicians and their families.

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Planned Parenthood Has Killed 6,803,782 Babies in Abortions
Planned Parenthood has the number in its own annual reports, but no one will ever hear abortion chain speak about it.

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40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign Saves 264 Babies From Abortion in 23 Nations Worldwide, So Far
As we start another week … how about some good news as a welcome break from the headlines?

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New Documentary Reveals Bad Effects of Assisted Suicide Legalization on Those Who Want to Live

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz CEO Cecile Richards Doubles Salary to Almost $1 Million
According to Planned Parenthood’s IRS Form 990, president Cecile Richards pocketed a whopping $957,952 in annual take-home pay in fiscal year 2014.

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Amazing New Research Shows Unborn Baby’s Heart Begins to Beat at 16 Days
When it comes to the direction of the Supreme Court on the issue of abortion there is probably no more important issue for pro-life voters this election.

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Pro-Life Group Lists 37 Companies That Fund Planned Parenthood
Just days before Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary, a conservative corporate watchdog has released an updated list of companies that fund America’s largest abortion provider.

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Family of Pregnant 14-Year-Old Beat Her to Cause Abortion, Burned Her Stillborn Baby on Their Grill
As Frodo and Sam gazed at the great gates of Mordor in “The Lord of the Rings”trilogy, readers (and viewers watching the movies) could feel their fear and trepidation.

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New Planned Parenthood Abortionist Says Doing Abortions is “Meaningful Work”
The Lincoln Journal Star highlighted Nebraska’s newest abortion practitioner in an article this week.

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Husband Killed His Wife, Hung Her From Ceiling Fan After She Refused His Demand to Have Abortion
Another case linking domestic violence to abortion is being reported in India this week.

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Girl Baby Saved From Sex-Selection Abortion in China, Grandparents Wanted a Boy Instead
An estimated 200 million women will not be celebrating International Day of the Girl Child today, because they are not alive.

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Heartbreaking Display of 100,000 Pink and Blue Flags Represents Babies Killed in Abortions
Exactly 100,000 tiny flags flew Saturday on a field in Canada, each representing an unborn baby’s life lost to abortion.

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Marie Stopes Resumes Abortions Despite Report Showing It Putting Women’s Health at Risk

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Hillary Clinton: I Want a Supreme Court Justice Who Will Uphold Unlimited Abortion
During tonight’s presidential debate, pro-abortion candidate Hillary Clinton made it clear that she wants a Supreme Court nominee who will support unlimited abortion.

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Donald Trump: “I’m Looking to Appoint Judges Very Much in the Mold of Justice Scalia”
When it comes to the direction of the Supreme Court on the issue of abortion there is probably no more important issue for pro-life voters this election.

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Father Frank Pavone: I Am Voting for Donald Trump and Pro-Life Voters Should Too. Here’s Why
Donald Trump has been the subject of significant criticism over the last few days for a video showing him making crude and disgusting remarks about women.

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Planned Parenthood’s $30 Million Army Will Knock on Your Door Soon to Promote Hillary Clinton
As Frodo and Sam gazed at the great gates of Mordor in “The Lord of the Rings”trilogy, readers (and viewers watching the movies) could feel their fear and trepidation.

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When Will Hillary Clinton Repudiate Benefactor Planned Parenthood for Covering Up Statutory Rape?
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has not only endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton but is spending 30 million dollars on her behalf.

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Donald Trump: “ObamaCare is a Total Disaster and It Has to Be Repealed”
The pro-life movement worked overtime to oppose the pro-abortion, pro-rationing Obamacare health care program and Donald Trump in tonight’s presidential debate went right after it.

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Baby Born at Just 1 Pound 11 Ounces Celebrates 1st Birthday After Parents Rejected Abortion
Premature babies have a better chance of surviving outside the womb than ever before thanks to new medical technology focused on saving lives.

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154 Babies Saved From Abortion So Far in Latest 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign
We begin another week by sharing the best news. Thus far during this 40 Days for Life campaign, our local teams report 154 babies (and mothers) have been saved from abortion – that we know of!

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Marie Stopes Resumes Abortions Despite Report Showing It Putting Women’s Health at Risk

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