Friday, November 18, 2016

Spiritual Warfare: The Battle to Restore Christ in our Culture

by Kerby Anderson: The election may have spared us from a Clinton administration that would have been hostile to our values, but the battle for our culture is far bigger than one election or even politics as a whole. This is a spiritual battle that must be fought with spiritual weapons.

Romans 12:2 tells us not to be conformed to the culture, but to be transformed by the renewal of our minds. The Bible also warns us not to be taken captive by philosophy and empty deceit (Colossians 2:8). Instead, we should take every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5).

American minds are shaped by media, our education system, and religion. We perceive the world through news reports, movies, entertainment programs, and music. Every form of communication has a message. Sometimes it is blatant and intentional. Often the bias is subtle and not even perceived by the teacher, actor, musician, or broadcaster.

How does this impact politics? Every day, we are bombarded by different voices and messages and unless we use discernment, we will begin to accept the worldview perspective of what we watch and hear.

Most media (as well as our education system) come from a liberal, secular viewpoint that becomes easier to embrace. For instance, after years of late night talk show hosts making fun of Christians, it is not surprising that Christians aren’t respected in society. What is praised in our culture becomes virtue. What is criticized in our culture becomes vice.

We have reached a point similar to Israel when God said that the society was willing to “call evil good and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20). The values have been inverted in our culture and this plays out in the political arena because politics is downstream from culture.

Let me encourage you to get a free copy of my new eBook, Spiritual Warfare: The Battle to Restore Christ in our Culture. It’s my hope that it will help you better understand spiritual warfare so that you will be more effective in this fight.

Fighting together, we can help realign our culture with God’s standard of truth.
Kerby Anderson is a radio talk show host heard on numerous stations via the Point of View Network endorsed by Dr. Bill Smith, Editor, ARRA News Service

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1 comment :

Deborah Hazelip said...

Yes, let us do it in Jesus Christ's mighty Name, Amen.