“To be right with God often meant
to be in trouble with men.”
The world has changed. As boomers and their grandparents die off the culture is about to take a huge leap off a cliff as the forty-year experiment in relativistic thinking yields it final fruit. Like Wiley Coyote chasing the road-runner, we are headed for a rude awakening. Erwin Lutzer, pastor of Moody Church in Chicago puts it this way:
“We have crossed an invisible line and there are no signs that we are capable of turning back. Like a boat caught in the mighty torrent of the Niagara River, we are being swept along with powerful cultural currents that just might put us over the brink. Seemingly irrevocable trends put in motion forty years ago continue to gather momentum and speed. Our Judeo-Christian heritage that gave us the freedoms we have enjoyed is for the most part gone, and in its place is an intolerant form of humanism that can boast of one victory after another. The ‘cultural war’ we used to speak about appears to be over, and we have lost.”
Cited in Prepare: Living Your Faith in an
Increasingly Hostile Culture by J.Paul Nyquist, p. 15
Part of the function of this BLOG is to alert its readers to worthy books for their time and edification. Recently a friend at church came back with multiple copies of J. Paul Niquist’s new book Prepare. My wise and intelligent wife started to read it and was impressed. That was all I needed to begin. I have started to read it now and can not recommend it highly enough.
If you are looking for a book that will help you understand what is happening in the country, how what is happening is different from the past, and how you ought to respond to it as a believer in Christ—and you should be—this is the book you ought to read.