Thursday, June 27, 2013

One Facet of the Liberal Worldview

"In order to understand the liberal and progressive agenda, one must know something about their world vision and values. Let's examine some of the evidence."~ Walter Williams in "Understanding Liberals and Progressives"

Walter Williams examines on facet of the worldview of liberals. Its one of hatred of humans, and Americans specifically. He quotes from some "intellectuals" who were not ashamed to promote the death of hundreds of thousands of Americans if that meant "saving the planet". For example Williams notes, "The late Jacques Cousteau told The UNESCO Courier: "One America burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say. In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it's just as bad not to say it." "

Liberals have an inability to think through their agenda long enough to see its conclusion. Many contradict reason by holding on to their agenda to the point that while standing "true" to say, abortion, their argument would conclude in their own non-existence. I saw this with Chelsea Clinton last week, where she was lamenting the fact that Planned Parenthood wasn't around for her great-grandmother to avail herself of while a pregnant teen. What Chelsea, with her Ivy League education didn't understand, was that had the PP been there and her great-grandmother used them, she and her mother would not be alive today.

There's a huge disconnect with many people's thinking today and it affects how one behaves. The inability to think through issues seems to be at an all-time low. Emotionalism is at an all time high. And if we were to be honest, the reality is, pride and Self idolatry is the REAL issue. People want what they want, when they want it, regardless of the outcome. Its immaturity, pride, and sin.

We are to have wisdom and cautiously think things through carefully. For the biblical Christian, that necessitates starting with Scripture, believing Scripture, understanding Scripture, and applying Scripture in all areas of life. True wisdom is not from this world or its debaters or scholars, but starts and ends with the holy triune God of Scripture alone. Truth is the reality of what is real and the Sovereign Creator of this universe is the One who defines what is True. He is knowable and Truth therefore is knowable.

The outcome with godly wisdom is good fruit and the outcome of earthly man-centered wisdom is death:

Jas 3:12  Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water. 
Jas 3:13  Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 
Jas 3:14  But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 
Jas 3:15  This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 
Jas 3:16  For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 
Jas 3:17  But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 

Jas 3:18  And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. 

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