Liberal Christianity is the Suicide of the Mind

By John Zmirak Published on April 29, 2017

Wonder why the world appears to be going bonkers?

An old pagan expression goes, “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.” Since there’s just the one God, and He doesn’t hold petty grudges like Zeus or Odin, this needs a little revision. But then it will explain with scientific precision the rejection of reason we’re seeing unfold today.

How’s this? (Less poetic, but truer):

Whoever peevishly flouts God’s grace and stubbornly refuses divine help will notice certain consequences. Not because God is vengeful, but because the world has an orderly structure. And self-destructive behavior, kept up long enough, destroys the self.

Keep hitting yourself in the temple with that ball-peen hammer, and pretty soon it will cave in. That won’t be God’s “revenge” or even His punishment. It’s just what happens. If it didn’t, then we wouldn’t live in a lawful universe.

Then SCIENCE wouldn’t work and as Bill Nye helpfully warns us, that would be very, very bad. Since he doesn’t actually believe in an orderly universe, or a free mind with free will, Nye doesn’t even know why science does work. He looks at its technical benefits with the same clueless wonder as natives who belong to a cargo cult. But he has no idea why the plane lands, or where the cargo really comes from. He just builds little pious shrines to it.

Unsaved, We can be a Cancer on the Planet

Without God’s constant grace, and our willingness to work with it, we revert to our earlier state. Which is fallen, but fiendishly smart. That’s a hellish combination.

An unsaved human species can be what environmentalists say: a cancer on the planet. Every post-Christian society that has tried to live without God’s law has proven that pretty quickly. How long did it take the French Revolution to go from sweet Reason to mass executions? From high-flown declarations of human rights to genocide in the Vendée? Not even four years.

How long did it take the Bolsheviks in Russia to go from closing its churches to shooting or starving unarmed political opponents by the thousands? Not even that long.

The Nazis took power in 1933. It wasn’t even four years before they were murdering handicapped infants, allegedly to save a few thousand Reichsmarks. To spend, of course, on costly and wasteful wars.

The U.S. took only nine years from passing the Civil Rights Act to accepting Roe v. Wade.

In 1964, the U.S. passed the Civil Rights Act, which finally granted full human rights to every citizen of the country. You might say that this act finally made our country fully Christian. If so, it was our churches’ swan song, their last hurrah. Because within just nine years, our country calmly accepted Roe v. Wade. That judicial fiat, supported at first by both political parties, enslaved every human child from the moment of conception, right up through birth. It’s almost as if our nation felt that with the end of segregation and legal racism, our evil quotient had fallen, so we moved to overcompensate. We are a can-do country, after all!

The scientific principle of entropy states that without a constant influx of energy from outside itself, every system tends toward chaos. To put this in visual terms: Drop food coloring in a bathtub. It won’t hold its shape, but gradually dissolves all through the water.

Just so, as St. Augustine observed, our bodies and brains are made of simple matter, the dust of the earth. Without God’s constant care, they collapse back into the dust. When man fell, we turned off the supply of order from above. When Christ redeemed us, He repaired that broken connection. But any soul can switch it off again. It’s as easy as sin.

Apostasy Can Move Mountains

And souls working together in a mass rejection of God can move mountains. They can turn them into molehills. They can take a great civilization … and reduce its cities to rubble. They can shatter the most basic unit of social order, the family, into shards of self-seeking, adolescent adults and neglected, untutored children. Then the godless State can remake them in its image, starting with pre-school, right up through their B.A.s in Gender Studies from Jesuit universities.

Souls working together in a mass rejection of God can move mountains. They can turn them into molehills.

We can accomplish a lot, when we put our minds to it. Just look at the Armenian genocide. Or Planned Parenthood’s baby parts business. We’re clever little monkeys, if a tad cannibalistic.

The upshot? Without God’s help we don’t just slide into hell in the next life. We go almost immediately insane and decide to dig our own hell here and now. We invent elaborate earth movers to clear away the forests, knock down the ancient libraries and temples. We harness our engineering prowess to dig its vast and fathomless chambers. We consult with medical ethicists and pain management specialists to invent its exquisite tortures. Then we march there, enthusiastically, shoving our neighbors aside to get to the head of the line.

Jesus: The Olive in Our Martini?

Liberal Christianity has always whispered us this tempting message: That Jesus is just a bonus. He takes our glittering intellects, our earnest good will, our basically wonderful selves and makes them … just a little bit better. He’s the cherry on the sundae, the whipped cream on the cake.Overused

He doesn’t so much step in and save us as look deep down within us, and see how fantastic we already are. Then He recognizes that, and affirms us. He pats us on the back, gives us a thumbs-up, then beams Himself up to heaven, like Captain Kirk going back to the Enterprise.

Maybe, just maybe, this is the reason that God is letting our society’s elites go so starkly insane before our eyes. That He’s letting our churches liquidate themselves, one by one. That He watches patiently as the nicest, richest, most beautiful places to live on earth, like Sweden and Norway and Holland, fill themselves up with fanatical Dark Age cultists, while euthanizing their children. God is willing to be our meat and drink, our bread and wine. But He won’t be the olive in our martini.

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  • Patmos

    The longsuffering of the Lord is salvation.

    Progressive Christians would of course change that to meaning: “Hey we can get away with a lot, so let’s do it!” You know, that whole grace into license thing they got going.

    Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Hallelujah.

  • Gary

    There is no such thing as “liberal Christianity”, or “progressive Christianity”. It would be helpful if everyone understood that.

    • J. Gresham Machen argued persuasively that this is indeed the case back in 1923 in his book, “Christianity & Liberalism.” I agree with him, and you.

      • Gary

        I have read parts of that book. I would say most people think that relativism applies to the Christian religion just like they apply relativism to a lot of things in their lives. But actually, it is a very narrow religion, limited by what is written in the Bible.

        • infowolf1

          I have a saying, “liberal theology, aka atheism.”

  • Howard Rosenbaum

    Yeah, Hell has no fury like that of a” liberated “theological propagandist when forced to face his treasonous ideology in the face of biblical constraint …

  • Christian Cowboy

    Well written and truthful. As Christians we must stand firm against the work of satan. We must not waver from the truth of the Word.
    I am sure there will be many who believe that God’s Word either doesn’t apply now or it is just a fairy tale. We should not argue back and forth in this comment section as so often happens. Spend time in prayer for them–let the Holy Spirit do the work and win the war.

  • Wayne Cook

    There is no liberation Jesus in our foxholes. There is only a Savior waiting for our recognition of a deep need inside us, to fill that when we’ve crashed and burned.

  • Autrey Windle

    Everywhere I look things seem to be accelerating. I hear a declaration in my inner ears that time is short and will brook no half-measures calling themselves Christianity. It’s as if I hear the Lord saying ‘I am done with waiting for the earth to acknowledge the truth and My children will soon be delivered and freed from the hate and sorrow the enemy has wrought on the earth.’ The rest of the pretend believers better get their house in order and chose a side because the uglier things get, the stronger we will and must stand for the Lord. We will not pretend we believe you are saved if you will not live to serve the one true God and never serve the deceiving man. If the church preaches tolerance against the laws of God; they will fall and we will not try to save them. If the people see their sin and do not repent and continue to do and tolerate it knowingly, they must be called what they are and prayed for but not agreed with. We know we will lose loved ones to the devil and will fight to bring them with us, but we will not go to hell just to follow them. Tolerance of sin is intolerance of discipline.I’m pretty sure God expects discipline among His army of believers.

  • BTP

    Ezekiel would be acting out some bizarro performance art these days. Hair dyed rainbow colors and standing on his head every day for a month or something. Let’s be honest: we’re toast.

  • sheepdog writer

    don’t you know that liberal preacher man has got stuff he wants to do, places to go, bills to pay. Eric Hill has some good and funny videos on YT “do tithe preachers pay tithe?” series. I don’t say that lightly since most of YT are shills/wolves/psyops.

    so government taxman gets realistically 30% of income and government 501cr church corporation gets 10%. we are supposed to pay for our healthcare insurance. you also get to pay for preacher man’s healthcare and his 3 kids. guy gets to live house itself, house allowance for town of median male income = $100k/year in Blue America rich suburb, utilities, car and gas, upkeep, food allowance, wildly flexible “expense account,” healthcare as mentioned, retirement. altogether the bill of goods for “super apostle” (2 Cor 11:5) for 1 year liberal preacher man is making at least ($100K) 100 grands!!!

    John Z. that is may be one of the best short articles you have written, excellent as always.

  • “God is willing to be our meat and drink, our bread and wine. But He won’t be the olive in our martini.” Nice!

  • Ken Abbott

    Romans 1:18-32 lays out the progression of consequences for those who stubbornly suppress the truth in unrighteousness. It gets ugly at the end.

  • Judith77

    This is the best analogy of what sin is doing to our civilization that I’ve seen in a very long time.

  • m-nj

    The Bible doesn’t use the word “remnant” for nothing… while many people profess to be “christian”, only a percentage of those possess salvation, and that only as God has elected. As Jesus said, “Many are called but few are chosen.” But the amazing thing is, even that “few” will eventually amount to “… a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Rev 7:9,10).

  • C R Lord

    The phrase “liberal Christian” is an oxymoron. Two vastly different world views that will never mesh hardly fit together in any way, shape or form. Liberal religious person is reality. Liberal Christians are non-existent. Perhaps back sliding Christians might be thought of as liberal Christians but it can never be true because the view of liberals and Christians are absolutely divergent. Liberalism is like living in an alternate universe. Christianity is focused totally on God and loving and serving him.

    • If you read the works of liberal Christians or listen to them speak, all you hear is left-wing politics. You don’t hear the Gospel.

      • C R Lord

        There is no such thing as a “liberal Christian.” Liberalism is a spiritual and mental aberration or distortion. Liberals live in an alternate universe that they create and maintain as ultimate truth. Christianity is to know the mind of God and to understand and share truth from his word. The two words and their meanings are completely separated and irreconcilable.

      • James

        You mean class warfare drivel such as this:

        “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

        “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

        “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

  • Whilst I personally believe in Judaism, I respect Christianity as a rich and ancient faith that is not subject to the categories of our modern world. The whole point is to transcend time, not to become a slave to it. After all, what is acceptable today will no longer be acceptable in a century’s time. However, Biblical truths have stood the test of time. Today, around 2.5bn people are Christian– and they far outnumber the liberals shouting and name-calling in their glass offices.

  • bbb

    Because the concept of Christianity in America is wearing a cross, sometimes attending a church or a revival with lots of modern music, and having a few standards for one’s lifestyle, many want to appear good without really being good.

    Christianity is not easy. In today’s society it is very difficult to study the Bible, to accept the Bible in fact as 100% inerrant and to find a church that has not watered down the Biblical teachings to fit society. The hardest part of being a Christian, however, is that society is rife with temptations and often people do not want to be friends with someone who is in love with Jesus Christ.

    It can be very lonely to be a real Christian. Churches do not make it easy because there is a sense that everyone is accepted and nice and their opinions are as valid as the next person’s and one must not delve too deeply in the scriptures for it might offend someone. Liberals believe in abortion ‘rights’, sanctuary cities to protect Muslim ideology [a governance and only partially a religion and will destroy anyone they cannot convert] giving being proof of godliness, that the open-minded God they believe in is not really offended if Commandments are treated like suggestions, gender is not a truth and remains a choice, and that Jesus was a radical hippie who did a lot of raucous things and may or may not be the Son of God.

    But the idea is to make Christianity inclusive. It cannot be. John 3:17-18 tells us that. It would be nice if everyone knew the real Jesus Christ and read the Bible cover to cover many times. Few have even read it once. So, like the wealthy gated housing of the rich, only a few get into Christ enough to love him. The rest want to be called Christians but in truth the “liberal Christians” have destroyed many a church.

  • annerodgers

    I would not have picked the civil rights act, which is a good thing, but rather the banning of prayer in public schools in 1962.

    • Irene Neuner

      You know Anne. Ending segregation was a good thing however before the 1960’s the black family had the same percentage of out of wed lock births, unemployment, and incarceration as a white family. In some pockets employment was higher in the black population. Read some Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele.

      The Black American community was self reliant and determined after slavery was abolished. Wikipedia shows that they trained and sent out atleast twenty thousand teachers to educate their communities nationwide. The difference is a culture that promotes victimization, anger, and rebellion.

      In our own church the difference between black believers from nations like Jamaica and Ghana verses ones raised in popular black American culture is stark. It is sad but so many Christians who could identify the destructive culture that entraps way too many black Americans don’t because they are afraid of being racists or offending someone.

  • 1Myles1

    Religion is the death-knell of humanity and the world as well.
    Nothing has ever existed that is more harmful and damaging to humanity than religion.
    Nobody has ever benefited in any way from religion except for the leeches who get rich stealing from fools who believe that fraud.
    That fraud, denying basic science because of the imaginary power of an imaginary god, won’t permit necessary changes to save humanity and the world.
    You deprive your grand-children of a viable future.

  • Trent Kendrick

    Liberal Christianity is nothing like what was just described here. I was raised in a conservative Christian community and home. Much emphasis was put on interpreting scriptures and living a conservative lifestyle. As I searched for truth and the peace that was missing in my life I became aware that conservative politics does not necessarily line up with the scripture. Jesus spent his time on earth talking about love, service to others, and giving a road map to heaven. With this revelation I began to search for a church that not just followed conservative politics but also the spirit of the New Testament. I am happy to say I have found a wonderful church community that actively follows the teachings of Jesus. I have become uniquely aware that I am not alone on the journey of life. Everyone that I come in contact with is also a Child of God worthy of love and respect. The sick must be healed, the hungry fed. Regardless of the religion of my fellow man they are valuable to God and I must recognize that. With that in mind, yes, I desire them to know my Saviour as well. However, to reflect the love of Christ is the only way to truly draw someone to our Saviour.

    Friends, religion is more then just being conservative. Conservative politics has hijacked what it means to be Christian. Let us look at the wonderful, inclusive, and loving words of our Saviour. Let us feed the hungry, give protection to strangers, and homes to the homeless.

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