Christians are being Deist
I recently saw a poll on Twitter by Dr. Michael Brown on the COVID-19. At the time that I voted, the majority of people said the virus was just a natural happening. Dr. Brown’s followers are, in large part, Christians, and this helped to confirm what I believe has been happening to Christianity for the last few hundred years. We are becoming a people who really don’t believe in a God who is involved in our everyday life!
We have a hard time believing the way we live has an effect on our lives
We say we believe in God, but we attribute things in our lives as just the way of the world. We have become deist instead of theist. I think the primary reason for this is not science or enlightenment; instead, it is sin. You see, as we accept sin in our lives as being normal, we want to pass off bad experiences as just “life happens!” People in the Bible and for centuries believed God was involved in everything. If something was going bad, God was using it.
The lot is cast into the lap;Proverbs 16:33
but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.
Our current state of thinking leads us to not think about the consequence of sin because we believe that nobody is in control. I know that not every bad thing that happens to us is the discipline of God. Sometimes we go through things for the benefit of others and God’s will. However, I believe that we don’t even stop to consider why something is taken place in our lives. We are not honest with ourselves about how we live in light of what the Bible says.
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.1Peter 2:20
We see nothing wrong with the American culture
We live in the world, and yet we don’t despise it. Our media is all about sex, violence, and death. It permeates every art form, from movies, tv shows, music, and even tattoos. Millions of people who believe they are moral, God-fearing, people sat and watch a halftime show where women made themselves sex goddesses, and nobody turned it off or left the stands.
It is easy to see the effects of our sins when you use children as a plumb line. Millions of babies have been killed not for a medical reason; rather, it is merely to remove a consequence of sin. Millions of other children were spared abortion but totally neglected. They are filling our jails and streets—drug addicts and such. Parents have been too busy enjoying their selfish lifestyles to train up responsible children. Instead, we have millions of broken people. If there was a flashpoint to this, it happened with the counter-culture movement of the 1960s. You may say you are not part of this, but I think honestly, we all are. As the Apostle Paul warned, we may not do it be we take pleasure in watching those that do.
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but have pleasure in them that do them.Romans 1:32
Today the COVID-19 pandemic comes, and people still will not repent. Why? Because God doesn’t care. This cannot be God warning us, because He is so gracious. We believe God does not control our world; He is only there to make us feel good when we feel down.