Gary responds to a video where a woman is raging against Christians and the Bible.
In applying all the Bible to all of life, those “dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1) must have a “new heart” and a “new spirit” so they can rightly understand God’s Word and the world He created for our use (1 Cor. 1:18–25). The “heart of stone” must be removed and replaced with a “heart of flesh,” that is, a heart and mind open to God speaking through His Word. This is God’s work. God’s Spirit must be in us before we can “walk in” His “statutes.” The result will be that we “will be careful to observe” His “ordinances” (Ezek. 36:26–27). The New Testament summarizes it this way: “If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come” (2 Cor. 5:17). All of this requires a belief in the sovereign work of God. Only God can make dead men live (John 11:25–26).
In a similar way, only God can bring a dead culture back to life. Cultural “resurrections” are made possible when people are “resurrected” (Eph. 2:6) and then apply their new faith to all of life. “New creatures” (2 Cor. 5:17) mean new societies. Noted scholar and author Rousas J. Rushdoony summarizes it this way:
The key to remedying the [modern] situation is not revolution, nor any kind of resistance that works to subvert law and order. The New Testament abounds in warnings against disobedience and in summons to peace. The key is regeneration, propagation of the gospel, and the conversion of men and nations to God’s law-word.
*** Clearly, there is no hope for man except in regeneration.
Politics, a conservative economic policy, and other social-oriented agendas are not in and of themselves the answer to man’s sinful condition. Because we are sinners, we cannot make proper evaluations of how we ought to live in the world until we have a new heart that guides a new mind. But once this happens, God’s Word in all its fullness begins to make sense. We learn to love God’s law (Psalm 119:47, 97, 113, 127, 159), because it is “a lamp to [our] feet, and a light to [our] path” (119:105; Prov. 6:23) so that we can shine it on a world that shows the effects of sin.
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths
Christians, who make up about 35% of the population, have voluntarily abandoned the culture war, electing to hide the gospel under a bushel instead. The world is crying out for answers in the face of bewildering and seemingly unsolvable problems. Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths shows that the Bible has real answers to these problems—answers the church is currently ignoring.Buy Now
Gary responds to a video where a woman is raging against Christians and the Bible. She claims that she “doesn’t care what a mythical god says in his mythical book.” She appeals to the Constitution as giving her “rights,” proving that she misunderstands both the Constitution and where rights and morality come from in the first place.