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Friday
Jan032014

At the Po-Mo Wrecking Ball

Richard John Neuhaus“The dismal reality is that the church's native language of sin and grace, right and wrong, truth and falsehood, is in danger of being displaced by the vocabulary of psychology, law and public relations."
—Richard John Neuhaus


Jesus warned his bride, the church, that the world would strive to “deconstruct” and undermine the message of the Cross…the good news… the gospel. The demolition team of take-no-prisoners secularism, in a zealous fit of Post-Modern (Po-Mo) intellectualism, has been swinging its highbrow wrecking ball against the Christian foundations of western civilization for quite some time now, and the fence of professing Christendom is being shaken with increasing frequency. The daydreaming straddlers (ie., the dedicated church-going “undecideds”) will soon, I think, be forced to jump.

In the meantime, the Po-Mo wrecking ball continues…relentlessly… to swing.

(For Bible-believing Christians, we certainly can’t say we haven’t been warned.)



At the Po-Mo Wrecking Ball


We know now God’s NOT All-Knowing,
Now we all know THAT is true!
Now we all know revelation’s
Truly up to Me and You..

We know God’s got good intentions,
We know now He’s done his best!
But we know He’s getting older,
And we‘re sure He needs a rest!

We know now the Bible’s faulty,
We know all of scripture’s flawed.
We know now his Word needs fixing….
Now we’re here to help out God!

We know now the Spirit leads us,
(First time ‘round He got it wrong!)
We know now Jehovah’s sorry….
And He’s thrilled we came along!

Naming “Sin” is now a no-no,
Sin we ought not name at all…
We know now of God’s transgression…
We know now there was no Fall.

We know we need no redeeming,
We know now man’s NOT condemned!1
We know now we shouldn’t fear Him….
So that wisdom can begin!2

God knows that He needs our help now….
He knows now WE know what’s right…
We know now He’s more than grateful
That we’ve brought his wrongs to light.

We’ve done careful “deconstructing”….
(And we proudly take a bow).
We’ve removed offending verses,
Truth, at last!…...We see it now!

We know now God’s “revelation”
Never really was at all!
All the “God-breathed “ stuff demolished
At the Po-Mo Wrecking Ball.



J. Gresham Machen“A terrible crisis unquestionably has arisen in the Church. In the ministry of evangelical churches are to be found hosts of those who reject the gospel of Christ. By the equivocal use of traditional phrases, by the representation of differences of opinion as though they were only differences about the interpretation of the Bible, entrance into the Church was secured for those who are hostile to the very foundations of the faith.”
—J. Gresham Machen



1 John 3:18

2 Psalm 111:10