Christian Schools’ Coming Waterloo

A_TransGender-Symbol_Plain1by John Ellis

At the onset, I must admit that my title is a shameless ripoff of Carl Trueman. In July, writing for First Things, Trueman warned that lgbtq rights in conjunction with Title IX may very well prove to be Christian colleges’ Waterloo. Sadly, and apart from the intervention of our sovereign God, I’m afraid that Trueman is correct.

Trueman’s point wasn’t to act as a scaremonger, but, rather, to be a means which prompts Christians to action – prayer and strategies of faithfulness. Likewise, my most recent PJ Media article has as its intention the calling to arms, of sorts, Christians.

As Trueman wrote, thanks to President Trump, Christians have four maybe eight years of a slowed down cultural assault on our values, institutions, and persons, However, we need to be on guard against complacency; our society is still increasingly hostile to Biblical Christianity. An example of this has popped up in California (of course, it’s popped up in California), and I wrote about it for PJ Media. Click the link below to read my latest article. Inside the article, I have included a link to Carl Trueman’s article, if you’re interested (and you should be).

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2017/08/03/private-school-sued-for-not-bowing-down-to-transgenderism/

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One thought on “Christian Schools’ Coming Waterloo

  1. Christians also have four to eight years to show the culture how different the church can be from their expectations by letting love and compassion reign in their decision-making efforts; but if Christians make the mistake of erring on the side of dogmatism, it’ll be yet another nail in the coffin of the church. Part of the reason I find it so hard to go to church is that I know that there are members of my family who would be treated terribly if they didn’t hide certain aspects of who they are. They don’t feel welcomed, but despised. Christianity has fought them for the longest time, using it’s power to relegate them to the dark corners and hidden alleys of the world. When they finally come to light, Christianity is there trying to push them back to the darkness by protesting the laws made in their favor. Everywhere they turn, someone with a Bible in one hand and a cross around their neck spews out of their mouth vile curses and judge-mentally rants about God’s righteous hatred for everything they represent not realizing that they’re just a sinner of a different stripe. These four to eight years, one of the mightiest of all powers will be yet again pushing them back into darkness – with those believers celebrating every loss of freedom as a great victory. But the culture is a little more likely to read history and not likely to change sides so quickly. Sure, Martin Luther King, Jr. had his set-backs too, but what was right was not necessarily what certain sides of the church wanted after all, the church was on both sides of that conflict, too.

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