In the prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray, the fifth petition is: “And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” And lest there be any ambiguity about it, immediately after giving the seven petitions to the prayer, Jesus offers this commentary in Matthew 6:14- 15... We can only conclude that Jesus held this petition to be vitally im- portant!
Latest NewsletterGrace Notes 2023-09-20
With this week’s offering I will close my series addressing the Woke, Progressive ideology dominating our culture. And perhaps a good way to close is with a Scriptural truth that is falling off the radar. Importantly, we will turn to a Biblical informed worldview.
Words aren’t the only thing being hijacked by the woke ideology that is currently dominating our culture. What passes for justice, virtue, and morality have all also been commandeered and drastically redefined. Justice is defined as equal outcomes. Virtue is defined as being able to successfully point out the sources of evil in others and assigning blame. And morality is pretty much decided by individual conscience so long as consent is involved. None of this a Christian understanding.
As I have been mentioning in recent weeks in my column there is a lot of mischief being done with words. This is intentional. It causes confusion and it distorts meaning. It also allows falsehoods to slide under the radar. It lends itself to propaganda, which in turn takes the place of good arguments. Certainly, you know the source of all falsehood! If not, read John 8:44.