April 30, 2008

National Day Of Silence? We Could Only Hope

Do you know what April 25th is? It is the annual observance which has become called "The Day of Silence." My comments today may seem terribly insensitive, certainly politically incorrect, and of course hateful. What they are is accurate from a Biblical frame of reference be they ever so unpopular. So be it.

From the NDS website--

"The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Hundreds of thousands of students will come together on April 25 to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior."

First things first--let's be clear on the initials; our culture has grown too comfortable with euphemisms which by design make that which is unpleasant more palatable. LGBT stands for Lesbian--that means girls who have rejected their God given sexuality and attraction for boys. Gay--boys who have rejected their god given sexuality and attraction for girls. Bi-sexual--boys and girls who have conveniently chosen the best of both worlds, and transgendered--boys who believe they are girls and perhaps have had surgery to become such and the same for girls converting to boys.

It is so offensive to God and to sensible people that it is hard to express.

Now, "the hundreds of thousands of students" who will come together… is because schools all over this once great and moral nation have succumbed to the phallic god of sexual gratification and are busy indoctrinating future generations into the godless, heinous and self-destructive perversion of sex worship.

That this is taking place in schools all over the country and funded by we, the tax payers is an atrocity. That students of moral purity and virtue are persecuted and tolerated is obscene.

Parents--talk to your children and see if there will be anything going at their school for this annual day of Satanic celebration. But don't be surprised if they shrug you off. You see, they have been told for years that YOU are the problem; that people of religious values are hateful and hurtful and that if we would just embrace all of this, the world would pretty much be at peace.

And if your child happens to be interested, on April 28th there is another observance called The Day of Truth. But prepare them for the scorn of their educators and friends. And then ask yourself why they are still in the educational system of the Philistines.


Blogger Skippy said...

My question is this, will the schools also observe the National Day of Prayer? I already know the answer to that which is no.
Today our country needs to be on their knees praying to the God that is in control of all. It really isn't an "observance" but a conversation and a pleading to Him for our salvation. This nation needs to turn from their wicked ways and turn back to the one who created us.

5:31 AM  
Blogger notcon4med said...

I don't really mean to be "cheeky"...but, why single out "this nation, as if it is particularly wicked"? (And may I say that there seems also to be an implication that this particular time, in this particular nation is particularly wicked) Men and women from every nation, tribe, and tongue have always been wicked, and have always needed, and will always need, to turn from their wicked ways and turn to the One who created them. This partiular display of sinners sinning in no way changes what has always been the case; it only proves it to be true.

When we look at particular sins as being particularly wicked we often miss the point: that sins (what we do) flow from and are the fruit of sin (what we are) Understood this way, it is sin, not sins that are the reason for our alienation from our perfectly holy Creator.

Put another way: We must be clear on whether we are sinners because we sin, or whether we sin because we are sinners.

When we understand and believe that we sin because we are sinners, then we can see that our problem is not sins as much as it is sin, because our sins are only the fruit of our sinful nature.

So then, whether we are pushing a postmodern agenda of tolerance and diversity in American public schools, or a poplulation controlling agenda of abortion in urban China, or an ethnic cleansing agenda in eastern Europe, or a tribal revenge agenda in Africa - whatever variety of sin - it all flows from the sinful nature, and that, not the acts in themselves, separates us from God.

But "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace..." (Eph 1:7)

All that is to say, let's not think so narrowly about sin or the salvation available in Christ!

10:04 AM  
Blogger PB said...

Then by all means let us do away with law and law enforcement as they are only meant to "constrain" evil and wickedness or at least that is what Paul tells us in Romans. Plenty more to say but alas--the National Day of Prayer is awaiting; while we still have that right...

3:51 PM  
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4:52 PM  
Blogger notcon4med said...

I'm not really sure who you are directing your comment to. So, to bring some clarity, because I did not direct my first comment as I should have, perhaps I should say that I was directing my comments to skippy in the way he/she seemed to single out the US at this time as being particularly in need of salvation. My point was that this nation at this time is no different than any nation at any time when it comes to "wicked ways" and need of salvation. That is not at all to say that I'm against just use of the law for the public welfare. I'm all for protecting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But, as I commented similarly on a recent post, it is very important that we not confuse the consequences of sins (plural, what we do) on the horizintal, with sin (singular, what we are apart from Christ) on the vertical.

The commenter (skippy) seemed to imply that our nation, at this time, having reached such a heinous level of wickedness, needed to plead with God for salvation, saying, "Today our country needs to be on their knees praying..." Perhaps I missed the point (I've been known to do that!) but statements like that leave me wondering...what about the rest of the world? Don't they need to be doing the same thing? What about this nation in times past? Does our current level of wickedness make us more in need of salvation?

This may not have been his/her intention, but it never hurts to remind ourselves of our deepest need, no matter how we live or when we live. Whether we are the ones leading the NSD or those outraged about it - we all need to be reconciled to God. This has been our condition since the garden.

Hope this clarifies my previous comment.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Skippy said...


Ok, let me clarify my comment. I was simply pointing out that while our public schools would observe a day such as "The Day of Silence" then by all means they should also allow students to observe the national day of prayer. I have already seen this work when one of my daughters was involved with a group of high school students in a prayer meeting at the high school, (a public high school) to pray for one of their friends that had been injured in an accident and wasn't expected to ever function again. Two weeks later this young lady was released from the hospital and will graduate with her class next year on time. My point being that if our public schools are going to allow students to observe a Godless day of silence then they should also be allowed to observe a day of prayer to the God in heaven.
The statement of this nation turning from their wicked ways was based on today being the "national" day of prayer and me not being sure what other nations may observe this. That's not to say that this country or nation is the only wicked nation in the world.
On a lesser note, I am a he *grin* so that should save you some keystrokes.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Servant said...

Couple thoughts.
We will (obviously) always have the ''right'' to pray...
and... what I see taking place, even more startling to me then the ''decline of morality in our nation'' is the path we are on towards growing ecumenalism.
From our , professing, ''born-again'' President and his wife praying with the Pope ''for the institution of the family'' to all manner of folk gathering for the ''national day of prayer'' in ''one accord''; ecumenalism is a growing beast.
By and large the Church in our nation has abandoned the historic doctrines of the faith (or at least compromised to great length) and we are seeing the results.
If you don't think we have diluted the great truth's of the faith I challenge you to read your local Church's ''statement of faith'' and then read the ''Westminster Confession of Faith'' , the ''1689 Baptist Confession of the Faith'' or the ''Heidelberg Catechism''(to name a few) for a comparison. Talk about ''dumbing down''.
Perhaps we are so busy railing against the hell bound world that we can't see our (the called out ones) need for repentance and reformation?

9:37 PM  
Blogger notcon4med said...

You'll get no disagreement from this confession loving, catechism memorizing, reformed PCA gal!

9:58 PM  
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10:29 AM  

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