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Wednesday
Nov292017

Watch the Dark Come Home to Roost

"Rape of the Sabine Women" (Pietro de Cortona)

The first century church was born into a pagan (Roman) world /culture where the sexual appetites of the stronger and more powerful enjoyed “free reign”.

Nancy Pearcey, in her book “Love Thy Body…”, observes that in the contemporary western world…"[C]ritics argue that the Christian church must change its sexual morality or risk being left behind—being ‘on the wrong side of history’. But history proves the exact opposite. The church’s sexual morality is one reason it grew so explosively in the early centuries, especially among women….The early church may have been 'on the wrong side of history’. But that’s why it changed history."

Sadly, the Contemporary Church Somnambulant has foolishly believed that by blending in… “nicely”… and compromising with the ways of the pagan culture surrounding it, that the world ( the flesh and the devil) would somehow see the light, cooperate benignly, and back off politely.

Instead, several generations of theological sleep-walking finds us today backing dumbly deeper and deeper into the quagmire of the pagan past.
And some, even within the professing church, proudly call it “progress”.



Our recent headlines help confirm the reality that we have met the enemy, and he is us.

“I hope you have become nauseated with the tawdry entertainment that passes for the true worship of God in many of our churches and, like the saints of the past, are longing for more of the deep truths of the inerrant Word of God.”
—James Montgomery Boice

"Much of the church is either asleep or in bed with the world."
—Douglas Groothuis



Watch the Dark Come Home to Roost


Church Somnambulent on Sunday
Keeps on going with The Flow...
Quite content with Easy-Breezy.
Like, "Whatever, man!", ya know?

"What's your pleasure, world?" she's asking...
“Just relax, and Let It Be!”
She's that very special Safe Place...
To enjoy The Synergy.

Blendy-Trendy is her passion,
Higher Critics set her straight...
"Just be nice!" is now her good news.
Orthodoxy she berates.

Talk of "sin" is now a No-No!
(There's NO WAY she's going there!)
Since The Fall fell out of favor,
Talk of "sin" just feels unfair!

Every Fluff-R-Nutter sermon
Brings a therapeutic boost.
Watch the Priests of Baal rejoicing…
Watch The Dark come home to roost.

Lord, have mercy…Save the children!
Shepherd, seek the blind and lost.
Truth, be known, and then direct us
To the Light of Calv’ry’s Cross.


“…you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; 12for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.

For this reason it says, ‘Awake sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
—Ephesians 5:8-14