God is sovereign, meaning He rules over all(Ps146:10; Ps99:1). It means nothing happens outside of God’s ultimate control or responsibility (Ps135:5,6; Is14:24,27)! However, it does not mean that God does everything.* On the contrary, there is a real devil who acts! The Bible is crystal clear, God’s works and Satan’s works are not the same (Jn10:10)!
One aspect of God’s goodness, which falls under His providence, and which makes Him God alone, is that He uses evil. Or, God has the power to either use evil, or turn evil, into good.
Liberalism is a doctrine of atheism, and thereby contrary to Christ**. To the degree liberalism is adopted, like other doctrines of atheism***, is the degree that the spirit of atheism is released in the land. In essence, atheism’s doctrines are practically worked out through ‘feelings’ (Deut12:8; Jud17:6; Jud21:25; Pro12:15; Pro21:2; Pro30:12). Sadly, over the past several years, the American culture has increasingly become more and more non-Christian, and is in a free-fall toward anti-Christian!! Recently, I was discussing the very issue of the ‘change in American values’ with a church member, who asked, “What happened to America?” Without hesitation, I answered: liberalism!
Because liberalism is practically lived-out through feelings; and feelings are the opposite of faith (2Cor5:7); and whatsoever is not of faith is sin(Rom14:23); to the degree that liberalism increases, or as more and more people live by their feelings, by default faith must decrease--- resulting in the uplift of sin!! The promotion of sin! The pleasure of sin(Rom1:32)!
Interestingly, the Bible declares at Christ’s return: “…shall the Son of man find faith on the earth” (Lu18:8). Unless you’re living in a cave, we therefore know we’re near the coming of Christ, because the sign of ever decreasing faith, i.e. using feelings to judge, exists all over the American culture…and the world!
So, how is God using the evil of liberalism? By what I call ‘Expose and Separate’. Tragically, “liberal” Christians love their liberalism to such a degree that they will either ignore blatant, obvious sin; or what’s worse, attempt to redefine the sin. Yet, in His sovereignty, God uses that same evil (ignore or redefine sin) to expose and separate. In other words, God uses the evil of liberalism to expose and separate those who love God and keep His word (Jn14:21), from those who love their feelings!
For example, last year Planned Parenthood was caught red-handed selling baby-parts. This did not surprise me because I have always known if one would murder a baby in the womb, it logically follows not to waste the remaining parts! In other words, because abortion is about money, why get money only for the abortion, when you can multiply the profit by selling the left-over parts? On the other hand, and just as important, shedding light on Planned Parenthood’s darkness, further exposes the blatant lies of abortionists! For example, PPF claims, “We are concerned about the woman’s health”; or “look at all the other things PPF provides for woman”; or “a woman has a right to her own body”; “a baby in the womb is not human”****. The videos exposed all this propaganda as lies because the sale of the baby parts places PPF, and all abortionists on the same level with the Nazis who sold Jewish skin, gold in teeth, and every other human remain to garner the greatest profit! If this were not true, why did PPF go to such lengths to deny the videos?
Furthermore, the videos especially exposed every “liberal” Christian, who in spite of having the mask of abortion ripped off AGAIN….still refuses to denounce abortion as murder!!!
The videos also exposed the ‘Whitehouse’, who simply dismissed the whole thing, calling the tapes edited. Because I do video editing, this answer was particularly revealing. Any beginning video editor can see that those recordings were not edited to make people say they sell baby parts!!! They were edited down for time so that people will look at them. Do you see their deception? It’s in their wording? Yet, this exposes the lengths that liberals will lie to retain their right to murder! In other words, no amount of empirical evidence will convince liberals of abortion’s monstrous evil! So what did God do? He exposed the evil, and separated the righteous!
One last example. A few days ago, Kim Burrell preached that homosexuality is a sin from the pulpit of her church---KAOS ERUPTED! She was cancelled from the Ellen Degeneres show; She lost her radio show at Texas Southern University; Her invitation to the BMI Trailblazers “GOSPEL” music event, where she was scheduled to be honored, was rescinded; Time magazine called her remarks “homophobic”. Pharrell Williams, who was scheduled to sing with Kim Burrell on the Ellen Degeneres show said, “there's no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017!" Yolanda Adams said, “Hateful Words are never profitable to the cause of Christ”. Sort of reminds me of Job!
Interestingly, gospel singer, Tasha Page Lockhart, put out a tearful response asking, “Where is the church?” “How silent the Church has been” “How silent some of these gospel artists are.” “Nobody is saying anything,” “Nobody has her back.” Though Kim Burrell used crude language, she said nothing foreign to the Bible! In fact, to condemn homosexuality as sin—is Bible! Yet, for fear of experiencing the loss of shows, money, and fame, many “Christians” remain silent! Remember, the sin of omission is as grave as the sin of commission!
The Bible declares:
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.
What is God sovereignly doing in all this mess? Exposing sin and separating His own to Himself---for all the world to see!
Be warned! Those who love God and His word, or those who love the world (liberalism), you will not be able to hide! God, Himself will use either good or evil to force you into the open!! Choose this day whom you will serve…(Josh24:15); for this one thing is certain, “…your sin will find you out (Num32:23)!
*This is the mistake of ‘ultra-evangelical’ theology on sovereignty.
** Any philosophy or doctrine contrary to Christ originates with the enemy! Col2:8; 1Tim4:1.
***Like all religions, atheism (Eph2:12) has doctrines. Along with liberalism; Communism/Socialism is the political doctrine of atheism; Relativism is the life doctrine of atheism; Darwinism is the scientific doctrine of atheism.
****Repeatedly the abortionists in the videos who sold baby parts used the words: “baby”, “boy”, “girl” to describe the child in the womb; revealing that every abortionist knows he/she is killing a human being!
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