Monday, May 9, 2022

Why are so many people on Quora saying that you can lose your salvation when the Bible says otherwise?

 

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Because the Bible says otherwise:

Since Biblical regenerating faith (Acrs 10:43; 5:7–9; Titus 3:5) is what is counted for righteousness, Romans 4:5) and departing from the faith and dying in apostasy means forfeiting what faith obtained, therefore we see the emphasis upon preserving in the faith, (Acts 14:22; Colossians 1:23; 1 Timothy 2:15) which effects obedience as "it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure," (Philippians 2:13) versus resisting God, grieving the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30) which lusts against the flesh. Galatians 5:17; James 4:5) - which I often sadly do to some degree!

For such exhortations to preserving in the faith, to holding fast "the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end," "the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end" go along with warnings against

having an "evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God,"

drawing "back to perdition," so that

Christ shall "profit you nothing,"

having "fallen from grace,"

not standing fast in "the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free,"

not holding fast "the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end," "the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end,"

so that the gospel labor on their behalf would be in vain, (Gal. 5:1-5; Heb. 3:6,12,14; 10:25-31, 38-39; 1 Thessalonians 3:5)

Such warnings do not mean we work for our salvation or are dependent upon ourselves any more than we did in conversion, for in both cases we are motivated and enabled to do what we otherwise could not and would not do, and can claim no credit for doing.

However, what we can do is resist God to varying degrees, which is the only thing we can and must take credit for. Thus the debate btwn OSAS and conditional security should be whether the elect can resist God unto final apostasy, but which the Spirit warns believers, as believers, against doing.

With this foundation we understand what the end shall be of those who knowingly, will-fully impenitently choose to continue in sin, and why Paul delivered "such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." (1 Corinthians 5:5) And which, thankfully, had its desired effect. (2 Corinthians 2:6,7)

Texts in full:

And because ye are sons [Paul's audience], God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. (Galatians 4:6)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again [those who were set free] with the yoke of bondage [going back into what they were set free from]. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if [submission to Judaizers these believers are being warned against] ye be circumcised [signifying justification obtained by keeping all the law], Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Christ is become [an effectual change due to their choice] of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace [their former state]. For we [those who continue to believe] through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. (Galatians 5:1-5)

Take heed, brethren, [contextually not a general sense, but as believers] lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God [a departure from their former state s believers]. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin [a change of heart]. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end [[perseverance of the saints]. (Hebrews 3:12-14)

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering [continued exhortation to persevere]; (for he is faithful that promised And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, [indicating departing from the faith, as follows] as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:23-25)

For if [a choice brethren are warned against] we [not just you] sin wilfully [not out of weakness, but with full consent, as a decision not to continue but to depart, signified by giving up accountable fellowship with the believers] after that we have received the knowledge of the truth [a term which refers to believing, as per 1Tim. 2:4; 2Tim. 3:7], there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins [cf. Hebrews 6:6-8; a terminal condition of judgment, with no provision for repentance and forgiveness, having forfeited what saving faith obtained], But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. (Hebrews 10:26-27)

He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified [a past condition, appropriated by faith, now forfeited by a definite denial of the same] , an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? (Hebrews 10:28-29)

Cast not away therefore your confidence, [the issue being faith, out of which obedience flows] which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise [not that doing earns the promise, but that saving faith is that which finally perseveres, which faith as manifested in works God - who gave faith and the ability and motivation to obey - rewards under grace]. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

Now the just shall live by faith [the just live by faith, not merely profess it, with such faith being what appropriates justification]: but if any man draw back [a denial of justifying faith], my soul shall have no pleasure in him [as solemnly, fearfully described above]. But we [who do not draw back, but persevere] are not of them who draw back unto perdition [contextually a terminal condition of judgment, with no provision for repentance and forgiveness due to treating Christ with contempt] but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. (Hebrews 10:35-39)

But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world [thus meaning that if God did not bring wayward souls back to obedient, saving faith, then they would be condemned with the world]. (1 Corinthians 11:32)

For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain [thus meaning that, while these Thessalonians had believed the gospel as 1 Thessalonians 1:9 affirms, yet they were in danger of falling away due to resultant persecutions]. (1 Thessalonians 3:4-5)

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory [katechō: hold fast: cf. 1Ths. 5:21] what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1-2)

Such departing from the the living God, drawing backing into perdition, falling from grace, etc., is likely the the "great transgression," (Psalms 9:13) that of having "wickedly departed from my God,"(2 Samuel 22:22) which David stated he did not do, despite his sins, for unlike apostates he overall kept the ways of the Lord, and confessed in repentance when convicted of not doing so, (2 Samuel 12:7-13)

Note again that the above verses are clearly written to believers as believers, exhorting them to continue in the faith and warning against rejecting it, and thus these cannot be dismissed as never having been born again , although there are those who left fellowship since they were never in Christ. (1 John 2:19)

And any declension and even departure from the faith is the only response that we can and take credit for, since on the positive side, no one can come to God unless drawn by Him, (Jn. 6:44) who convicts of sin, (Jn. 16:8) and opens hearts, (Acts 16:14) and grants repentance unto life (Acts 11:18) and heart-purifying regenerating faith,(Eph. 2:8,9; Acts 10:43; 15:7-9) and works in us to do His will. (Phil. 2:13) To God be the glory.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Why should those the of Jewish faith believe in Jesus as the Christ?

 Approx. 3,500 years ago[1] Moses was commanded by God to write and require,

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. (Leviticus 17:11)

And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goatsone lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness. (Leviticus 16:8-10)

Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness. (Leviticus 16:15-16)

And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. (Leviticus 16:20-22)

And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the Lord commanded Moses. (Leviticus 16:34)

And also about 2,800 years ago the prophet Micah prophesied:

But thou, Beth–lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2)

And also about 2,800 years ago the prophet Isaiah foretold:.

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (Isaiah 53)

And 2,000 years ago a child was born in Beth–lehem, and raised in Nazareth, who was to be called the king of Israel, being the divine Son of God, resulting in the account based upon eyewitnesses of,

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;

Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. (Acts 10:38-43)

And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. (Luke 24:44)

For the purpose of atonement is indeed that is what the prophecies refer to.

For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45)

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (Matthew 26:28)

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. (John 10:11)..As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep...No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. (John 10:15,18)

Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. (Luke 18:31-34)

And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. (Luke 24:44)

Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (1 Timothy 2:6)

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5:6)

For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (Ephesians 1:7)

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. (Ephesians 5:2)

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (Titus 2:14)

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (Hebrews 9:28)

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (1 Peter 3:18)

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)

Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5)

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (Revelation 5:9)

For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. (Acts 2:34-36)

Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. (Hebrews 9:6-10)

But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (Hebrews 9:11-12)

For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. (Hebrews 9:16)

Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: (Hebrews 10:5)

By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. (Hebrews 10:10-14)

Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:18-22)

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:5-6)

Friday, May 6, 2022

Russia has outlawed any expression of faith apart from the Russian Orthodox, the state church and supporter of Putin

 

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MOSCOW (BP) -- It was in the early hours of the morning on Sept. 6 when Pastor Vasili Romanyuk's phone rang. A group of men backed by local police were demolishing his Holy Trinity Pentecostal Church, housed in a three-story building nestled in a Moscow suburb. As word spread, congregants arrived at the scene hoping to save the building, but their efforts were futile. By dawn the church was in ruins and some of its most valuable contents were missing.

An isolated incident? A misunderstanding? Analysts watching the current climate in the former Cold War country don't think so: "This destruction of the church is about as concrete of evidence as you can get that something very bad and very troubling is taking place," said Katrina Lantos Swett, chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. "This could not have happened without the backing, support, and implicit blessing of the police."

The incident is just one sign of deteriorating freedoms in Russia, and behind the scenes a cozy relationship between the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church has raised more than a few eyebrows. As President Vladimir Putin digs into his third term, a number of Kremlin crackdowns involving vague interpretations of the country's extremism law and other human-rights abuses are troubling signs that the country has slipped into a familiar, repressive era.

"When you have unknown people backed by the police coming out at midnight to begin tearing down a church, you know something doesn't smell right," Lantos Swett said.

Officials evicted Holy Trinity Church from its original building in 1995 and relocated the church to the eastern Moscow suburb. The congregation used its own funds to construct a new building and repeatedly battled officials over permits. The church demolition and its history reflect an emerging pattern: Authorities confiscate land from non-favored religious communities and force the congregation to relocate to a remote suburb, the religious leaders apply for permits that are subsequently denied, and officials confiscate (once again) or demolish the relocated congregation, citing lack of proper documentation.

Pastor Romanyuk and a small group of the church's 550 congregants arrived on site around 3:30 a.m. as about 45 men claiming to be civil volunteers blocked them from the building and threw stones. "When I arrived, I just burst into tears," 25-year-old Natalya Cherevichinik told The Moscow Times as she surveyed the destruction. "I couldn't believe that something that had been built over several years could be destroyed in a few hours."

Russian Evangelicals Leery of Orthodox Church, Friday, December 30, 2011:

class="adjusted">MOSCOW, Russia -- For decades, the Russian Orthodox Church was persecuted under the Soviet Union's Communist Party.

Since the early 1990s, the church has grown in size and influence as its relationship with the Russian government has improved significantly.

However, that cozy relationship worries the country's evangelicals.

Threats Against Evangelicals

For eight years, Yuri Sipko ran one of the largest Baptist organizations in Russia. Now, 20 years after the fall of Communism, he worries about the growing threats against the country's evangelical movement.

"The collapse of Communism was supposed to usher in an era of greater religious freedom, but I'm concerned we are moving in the wrong direction," Sipko said.

What makes the Russian evangelicals very concerned is an emerging relationship between the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church.

"For example, the government recently introduced religious classes based on the principals of the Orthodox Church in public schools," Sipko said.

"Then late last year, the Russian president announced an initiative to appoint Orthodox chaplains to all army units," he said. "Our constitution clearly states no religion can be the state religion."

Russia Church-State Relations

Russia watchers credit two men, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev, for elevating the church's prominence. The state media has also played a key role, often showing the leaders attending church services.

Sergey Ryakhovski knows both men well. As head of Russia's Pentecostal Union, he meets regularly with top government and Orthodox Church leaders.

Ryakhovski worries that the Orthodox Church's influence is coming at the expense of religious freedom, especially for minority groups such as Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists.

"There are so many laws and by-laws that regulate religious life in Russia," Ryakhovski said. "For example, evangelical Christians just can't go out and buy a church building or buy a piece of land to build a church."

"Plus, criticizing or challenging the Orthodox Church is not a task for all," he added.

Orthodox Church Revival

The Russian Orthodox Church on the other hand has had it easy in recent times after decades of state persecution.

Church buildings that were destroyed during the Soviet era have been rebuilt with Russian taxpayer money. In the past 20 years, the government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars restoring some 23,000 churches.

Most Russians say they belong to the Orthodox Church. Yet CBN News found mixed reactions on the streets of Moscow to the growing bond between church and state

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STARY OSKOL, Russia —

It was not long after a Methodist church put down roots here that the troubles began.

First came visits from agents of the F.S.B., a successor to the K.G.B., who evidently saw a threat in a few dozen searching souls who liked to huddle in cramped apartments to read the Bible and, perhaps, drink a little tea. Local officials then labeled the church a “sect.” Finally, last month, they shut it down.

There was a time after the fall of Communism when small Protestant congregations blossomed here in southwestern Russia, when a church was almost as easy to set up as a general store. Today, this industrial region has become emblematic of the suppression of religious freedom under President Vladimir V. Putin.

Just as the government has tightened control over political life, so, too, has it intruded in matters of faith. The Kremlin’s surrogates in many areas have turned the Russian Orthodox Church into a de facto official religion, warding off other Christian denominations that seem to offer the most significant competition for worshipers. They have all but banned proselytizing by Protestants and discouraged Protestant worship through a variety of harassing measures, according to dozens of interviews with government officials and religious leaders across Russia.

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Quora.com censored: Why are so many conservatives bent out of shape about "cancel culture?"

Without any specific explanation and despite appeal, Quora.com itself censors an answer, and thus examples a reason as to,

Why are so many conservatives bent out of shape about "cancel culture"?

Daniel Hamilton

A evangelical seeking to help others as God helps me
Updated Wed [Since this page is now censored at Quora, do not click on numbered source links since (until/unless I change them all) they will take you to a now defunct page, but look for the number in the footnotes below if you want to see the source attribution. Also, new editions after the Quora deletion are in a separate section at the end of the document proper. Note that the liberal “cancel culture” is part of the working of a perversion of all that God has ordained, while the redeemed are those who have come to God as souls as sinners knowing their desperate need of salvation, and not as souls saved by their works or church affiliation, but as destitute of any means or merit whereby they may escape their just judgment and gain eternal life with God. And who thus are baptized and follow their Lord, and repent when they realize that they have failed to. Main web site home page is here, by the grace of God.]

It is much because of the manner of the politically correct basis for it and the level of the adoption of it, which itself is a reaction against what the other side sees or imagines to be wrong. While some aspects such as racism, double standards, false accusations, indoctrination and persecution have precedents among conservatives in the past (and some present), yet two wrongs do not make a right. Meanwhile, what is actually morally correct is what is often being reproved today by liberalism, and immorality sanctioned, and with the extremity of today’s ever-increasing politically correct perversity, oversensitivity and pervasiveness being alarming.

And while all cultures engage in censorship to varying degrees, rather than a formal system of jurisprudence and judgments based upon a codified system of traditional basic morality, violations of the ever-morphing values of liberalism that have come to dominate most of American cultural institutions are often those of anything remotely resembling an offense to those perpetually offended, and as author Anne Applebaum writes in the Atlantic, “Instead of courts, they use secretive bureaucracies. Instead of hearing evidence and witnesses, they make judgments behind closed doors.”[1]

Much of the liberal cancel culture reactions are not actually objectively against racism or injustice in general, and is certainly not that of people boycotting a company for actual moral sins such as supporting the murder of children in quarantine (their mother’s womb) or persecuting those who oppose this or homosexual relations.

Instead, it is first of all that of colleges and corporations and the media overall and liberal governments unjustly targeting and censoring and punishing those who oppose the liberal ethos (which itself promotes bigotry, injustice and racism), which was seen even years ago in forcing Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich to resign in response to him making a donation to CA Prop 8 and supporting other conservative issues. And which extended even to severely, vengefully punishing Jack Phillips of Masterpiece bakery for refusing to be complicit in celebrating a immoral and illegal out-of-state wedding, [2]one that was contrary to his faith/the Bible[3] as well as the highest law of the land, the CO state constitution at that time.

More recently, a survey of hiring managers found that evidence they found of a job applicant endorsing Donald Trump for president on social media was the number 1 reason to reject such.[4]

In addition, even when one inadvertently, or in a technical sense, utters a politically incorrect word or says something close to it then it increasingly “triggers” the “cancel culture” response network. Such as when:

faculty are punished and publicly vilified for accidentally giving offense:

When the news began circulating on social media, many couldn’t believe it was true––that the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California would remove a longtime professor from a class because a Mandarin word he used correctly in a lesson sounded sort of like a racial slur. …To some students, the Mandarin word, rendered 那个, sounded too much like the N-word for their liking. They sent a letter of complaint to administrators and pressed their grievance in a meeting. Soon after, Patton was removed from the class, investigated, and excoriated in a mass email…

Geoffrey Garrett, the Marshall School’s dean, wrote. “Understandably, this caused great pain and upset among students, and for that I am deeply sorry. It is simply unacceptable for faculty to use words in class that can marginalize, hurt and harm the psychological safety of our students.”

Scores of USC business faculty felt undermined by their dean––and many would only express their concern anonymously for fear of retaliation from students or administrators….

As one professor put it, the treatment of Patton is “farcical,” but part of a larger trend: “Fundamental values––freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, equality––have largely fallen out of fashion in most elite universities, including USC. This has created a climate of terror among faculty…”

The offended students next characterized the “burden” and harms that they purported to suffer. “Our mental health has been affected,” they wrote. “We would rather not take his course than to endure the emotional exhaustion of carrying on with an instructor that disregards cultural diversity and sensitivities and by extension creates an unwelcome environment for us Black students…Near the end, their letter invoked the names of two Black people recently killed by police officers…[5]

Other examples abound, with students - future leaders - being offended even by compliments or being simply asked “Where are you from?”[6] But it is this oversensitivity that leads to calls for the offended to be banished, “cancelled.“ Such even extends to believing that foreign food should no longer be called 'exotic' because it reinforces xenophobia and racism.[7]

Google itself has fostered the idea that even promoting being “colorblind” and claiming “All lives matter,” and saying “There’s only one human race,” fall under the category of "covert white supremacy."[8]

Now even the reading of even William Shakespeare is in danger of exclusion.

As is Dr Seuss.[9][10]And while Amazon and Ebay forbid the sale of some Dr. Seuss books yet they market Che Guevara.[11] and Mein Kampf.[12]as well as at least 204 examples of merchandise sold on Amazon that promoted violence, either toward President Donald Trump, Republicans or members of the police force.[13]

And of-course “illegal alien” is even censored, with the AP as well as the WSJ and the US gov. no longer using the term to “illegal immigrant” or such for persons who are in the country illegally in order to avoid labelling people [14][15] [16] Moreover, the crisis of March 2021 at the US-Mexico border is not to be referred to as a "crisis," since that would be a negative portrayal.[17] However, any and all persons who oppose homosexual relations - regardless of their rational moral[18] and or medical[19] reasons - are labelled “homophobic,” contrary to its actual meaning.

During Black History Month Amazon even removed “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” a documentary on the only black justice currently serving on the Supreme Court.[20] As of today (2–28–21) it is still “Currently Unavailable” on Amazon which refused to say why.

Some House Democrats even want TV carriers to cease hosting Fox, OAN, and Newsmax. [21]

Then we have other increased corporation censorship of moral views, like that of Amazon removing a book about transgender issues that had been on sale on the platform for about three years. “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” became no longer available on Amazon nor on its Kindle and Audible platforms, and the company declined to provide specifics regarding its decision, but broadly covers it censorship under such terms as “other material we deem inappropriate or offensive.”[22]

And a CNN reporter asserts that it is not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth,[23] while a Spanish policeman was suspended by Twitter for 12 hours after he responded to a news article and tweeted that men do not have the biological ability to become pregnant.[24] And then there college students who fault the classic tune "Frosty the Snowman" for failing to be gender inclusive.[25]

Likewise State University of New York (SUNY) suspended an education student from mandatory teaching programs for posting Instagram videos in which the universities inclusivity doctrine is violated such as by the common sense statement, “A man is a man, a woman is a woman. A man is not a woman and a woman is not a man.”[26]

And overseas Norway's parliament outlawed language that dehumanises LGBTQ persons (which perhaps could include using Biblical terms), which could result in a fine or up to a year in jail for private remarks and a maximum of three years in jail for public comments.[27] And then we have Muhammad being removed from a new translation of Dante’s inferno in order to make the text more “more pleasant and accessible.”[28]

Then there are other examples such as the Oregon Department of Education promoting a program for teachers that seeks to dismantle “racism in mathematics;” alleging that focusing on finding the right answer is a symbol of white supremacy;[29] and rejecting passing proficiency in math testing on the basis of this being a form of racial discrimination[30] [31](thus giving special treatment on the basis of skin color). Which new trend is consistent with the Iowa City School District promoting “Ethnomathematics” and “queer history” and exploring “Herstory” and ideas of intersectiionlity…[32] As well as teaching “Coming Out and Pronouns Days” for middle-schoolers, and teaching children as young as 5 that they can be “trans” and “non-binary.”[33]

Then there is Disney warning the Muppets contain 'offensive content' and which can only be seen on an adult account;[34] banning Peter Pan and Dumbo for those under 7;[35] wanting to fine stores $1,000 for having separate boys and girls sections.[36] And even using chopsticks fonts is deemed to be racist,[37] which talking about the Wuhan lab leak theory has been linked to.[38]

Next, there is Nancy Pelosi banning gendered terms such as “father, mother, son, and daughter, [39] and at least one NYC school recommending students stop using ('mom' or 'dad'),[40] and a professor at Aston University in Birmingham U.K. university is encouraging students to stop using such words as layman, manmade, mastercopy, civilization because it believes they have sexist or racist connotations, while a judged ordering the the arrest of a father after calling his biological female child his "daughter," and referring to her with the pronouns "she" and "her."[41]

In addition, the University of York canceled the three wise monkeys as being an oppressive racial stereotype. [42] Yet promoting the idea that white babies and toddlers are racist is politically correct[43] (for imputing guilt to a class of people due to them being born with politically incorrect skin color or nationality is considered correct).

Meanwhile, the Federal the Bureau of Prisons may house inmates according to their transgender status, and requires the use of gender-neutral communication for transgender inmates, and the providing of gender-affirming hormone therapy and medical treatment and psychotherapy as well as end-stage transitional surgery.[44] [45]

The (far Left) Washing Post promotes such teaching as that one should feel guilty for having a certain color of skin (deep shame for being of such color due to what many of that race in the past did regardless of those who opposed it, with whom you agree), and denying that any anti-racial culture exists among such race, and who are not qualified to teach on the issue since they are not affected by it - which racism the video actually fosters.[46] Meanwhile ignoring how the declension of the family of the race at issue[47] [48] with its resultant negative effects[49] [50] is ignored or denied as being mainly due to liberal ethos.[51]

Meanwhile now even bicycle helmet laws are charged with being racist,[52] along with soap dispensers,[53] while the term "quantum supremacy" should be abandoned because it shares a word with the term "white supremacy "[54] and requiring dress codes is also said to be overly sexist and racist.[55] As is flying the American flag (and such persons as do so are also dangerous). [56] Moreover, failing to give credit to creators of dance moves is politically incorrect (only) if the skin color of the creators is politically correct. [57]

In addition, under the “new normal” then even using the word “normal” is now to be avoided (at least in personal care products) since that is said to makes most people feel excluded. [58]Even the term “trigger warning” is on a list of words to be avoided, along with words such as “addict,” “victim/survivor,” “disabled person,” “ladies and gentlemen,” “rule of thumb,” picnic,” etc., despite some alleged connotations being dubious.[59] Meanwhile, publishing beef recipes is now on an excluded list under the premise of combatting Climate Change.

Other examples of racism (even if under the premise of combatting it), double standards, indoctrination and persecution by this “cancel culture” that are reacted against abound.[60][61][62][63][64][65][66][67][68][69][70][71][72][73][74][75][76]

However, we have liberal attorney generals who believe that criminal charges are to be declined for traditional crimes such as wanton or malicious destruction of property, assaulting a police officer, shoplifting, receiving stolen property, etc.[77] And as regards speech, profuse profanity and vulgar language is widely sanctioned, even here in Quora, and derogatory expressions of Christ are protected speech, regardless (or because of) how it offends believers.

But which will be part of their judgment of damnation unless they come to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus who died for them, and rose again. May all do so.

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As part of the demonic plan to pervert all that God has ordained, in dishonoring parents, not only does the Left militate against the normative role of women as being married and child-bearing, but as a trend children are no longer referred to according to their biological gender, [78][79][80] — which can even extend to gender sections in schools 081][82] - but without parental consent those under 18, sometime even preteens, they can obtain puberty blockers and/or hormone treatment in seeking to change their identity. [83][84][85]

 

In accordance with the state's new Menstrual Dignity Act, a law signed by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown which  aims to 'affirm the right to menstrual dignity for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and two-spirit students'  mandates that menstrual products be made available in "every student bathroom." [86]


Three eighth-grade boys were notified their sons were being charged by school district officials with sexual harassment for not referring to the student’s requested pronouns of “they” and “them.”  [87]  Which compelled speech is increasingly endorsed by adolescents and institutions.[88] 


In May 2022, the Biden administration announced  [89] that ) announced  that it will interpret Title IX  prohibition on sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on discrimination   to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,  which can extend to requiring allowing  boys into girls’ private areas (bathrooms showers)  in order to obtain federal funds for lunches, breakfasts, and snacks K-12 Schools. For as  regarding the  Title IX    Protections Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity, the  government states, 

"The Commission has taken the position that employers may not deny an employee equal access to a bathroom, locker room, or shower that corresponds to the employee’s gender identity."  [90]


 

Footnotes

[48] http:// https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_family_structure 

[77] Rachael Rollins for Suffolk DA | Charges To Be Declined

[78] Why teachers can’t call kids ‘boys and girls’ anymore [2014]

[79] NC school to teachers: Don't call students 'boys and girls

[80] Disney Caves To Liberal Gender Ideologues,

[81]Target Will Stop Separating ‘Girls’ Toys From ‘Boys’ Toys ..

[82] California bill would eliminate "boys" and ... - CBS News

[83] New California Law Allows Children to Get Transgender Treatments Without Parental Consent

[84] When can a minor access health care without parental consent?

[85] Kids younger than 16 will be allowed to take puberty blockers without parents’ consent, says UK court

[86]  https://www.theblaze.com/news/oregon-schools-menstrual-products-for-boys  

[87] https://www.wbay.com/2022/05/12/parents-want-kiel-boys-cleared-sexual-harassment-accusations

[88] https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/4063863/posts 

[89] https://www.fns.usda.gov/news-item/usda-0100.22

[90] https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/protections-against-employment-discrimination-based-sexual-orientation-or-gender