Thursday is Thanksgiving, a time when traditionally families come together for a meal and hopefully to enjoy one another’s company. However, some financial analysts are predicting a war, here on the ground in America; a financial war between the generations, a war over how to pay, or even if to pay for the promises that have been made. It is “a showdown looming between the young and the old,” according to demographics expert Paul Taylor, author of The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown.
Have you heard of the Canary in the coal mine? You know it is that allusion to caged canaries that miners would carry down into the mineshafts with them. If dangerous gases such as methane or carbon monoxide leaked into that shaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners. The death of the canary provided a warning to exit the tunnels immediately.
Wednesday morning headlines in the Capital newspaper read, “Controversial candidate Peroutka wins council seat.”Now what is intended, I believe, on the part of those crafting such language is to proclaim that although a victory was won, it was not a good thing; or another way to say it is the voters made a bad choice. But is it a slam to be controversial? In an age of evil, in a land that is increasingly degenerate, to be considered controversial may actually be a complement; though no doubt unintended by the reporters.
Every law is the legislation of morality. When people deny this is so, they usually are confusing the terms. Yes it is true that we cannot change someone’s heart, we cannot force them to faith in Christ by legislation, yet every piece of legislation crafted is expressing that one thing is right and something else is wrong. One thing is just, something else is unjust. One thing is good and something else is evil. It is all an expression of the values of the legislator.
Last week, just outside the Statehouse in Annapolis, a corrupt conspiracy was uncovered and exposed. The conspirators included current Speaker of the House Michael Busch, Congressman Donna Edwards, and certain members of the press including William Turk, Pamela Wood and Rema Rahman from the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and Capitol Gazette, respectively.
Ideas have consequences, and especially false ideas about God. The god of a particular culture is that entity which is above the law because it is the ultimate source of law. It is that to which all allegiance and loyalty is due. If that one to whom all loyalty is due is not the One True God, the God of the Bible, then that culture is worshiping an idol.