March 29

Written by Bill Grandi on March 29th, 2022

There is no question we live in an age where “anything goes.” In his book God and the Transgender Debate (which I am currently reading), Andrew Walker writes that we went from Relativism (meaning and truth are relative, so that what is right for one person may be wrong for another), to post-christian (no moral framework), to radical individualism (the single greatest sin-the only sin- is judging someone else), to the sexual revolution (sex is no longer reserved for marriage), to Gnosticism (each person’s self-awareness is different and more important than their physical body).  (Pages 21-26)

Long story short: our choices and progression has led to a bedroom lifestyle. That lifestyle is one-dimensional, characterized by pleasure, ease, unaccountability (better known as freedom), and selfishness. Can there be any doubt we are there? I don’t think I need to give specifics on what I mean, but simply take a look at the moral fiber, i.e. breakdown that is so common.

As followers of Christ we are not called to a bedroom lifestyle; we are called to a battlefield lifestyle. John Cooper, the lead singer for Skillet, recently played some clips on his podcast about the criticism and attacks the “woke” mob is  making because his songs focus on warfare, on going to battle, on fighting and surviving the game (a new song of theirs). I say more power to him! We are in a battle for our souls and Ephesians 6 tells us that. Ephesians 6: 10-12 specifically. Then Paul goes on to tell us about the armor of God (verses 13-19).

We have a choice to make; battlefield or bedroom. Fight or give in. Stand strong in faith or have weak knees.  We each have a choice. Fight the pull of the culture or give in and surrender to it.

“Father, the pull is strong. Help me resist. Help me fight.”


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Glynn says:

    It’s fascinating that what’s old is new again. Gnosticism in one form or another has been around for at least 2,000, if not longer.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      you hit the nail on the head Glynn. That is basically all it is. Gnosticism repackaged and renamed.

  2. May we continue to fight the good fight for God, and never weary of doing what is right in His eyes.
    Blessings, Bill!

  3. Ryan S. says:

    As I pondered my response, I started to get defensive. Bottom line is that God does not need defended. We are given weapons of war to FIGHT, not sit back and wait. “As I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people. Don’t be afraid of them, the Lord is GREAT and AWESOME, and FIGHT for your families, your sons and your daughters, and your homes” Nehemiah 4:14.

    The time for waiting and hunkering down is over… It’s time to put Satan on the defensive. It’s time to call out the lies for what they are. The battle we fight is not against each other and it is not physical. We are in a battle for souls. One thing I do know is the lies Satan offer can not provide HOPE, they cannot provide PEACE, they cannot provide JOY.
    There will be casualties of this battle and I equate it to the refugees seeking escape from the war in the Ukraine. We as Christians need to begin preparing for the fall-out of the social war that is going on. Many of the young generation have taken the bait from Satan and have bought into His lies. Those lives will need a place to heal, a place to be loved, a place to call home.

    Satan has lost the war… He is now just in it to take as many of God’s creation with him as possible. That is where we must fight!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I see the armor of God as both offensive and defensive. We fight but we also defend against the arrows of the evil one. I think that is what the woke people coming against John Cooper do not understand: this is a war we are in. The enemy is not going to lay down and say, “Oh, you are a follower of Jesus. Good for you. I’ll let you go.” I think he doubles down on his attacks. Thanks for the good words Ryan. I totally agree.

  4. gail says:

    I love 2Peter3-12, the Lord has given us everything required for life and godliness through Him. So through Him we can share in divine nature to escape the corruption of the world. (paraphrased) Since we are not lacking anything to fight temptations, and through Christ we have the knowledge of self-control, if you lean on Christ during trials you will be victorious in your battles. The question is not whether or not you can win, it is who do you depend on to help you fight the battles? Father, please be my commander in life, and help me to submit to your authority alone.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      That is a great verse Gail. Thanks for sharing it. And your question is spot on. Thanks for coming by. Oh…I second your prayer.