You may think this an alarmist, irrational post. I can see why you would say that but I respectfully disagree. You may have seen by now this MSNBC “Lean Forward” promo from host Melissa Harris-Perry. If not, take a look…
This is the definition of progress to some people. Since MSNBC has no problem putting their logo and “Leaning Forward” marketing schtick on it, they have at least endorsed the fact that it’s a credible opinion. Our own President campaigned on moving “Forward.” I wonder what the former community organizer has to say about this.
Let’s just state flat out that Melissa Harris-Perry could not be more wrong. Not only does common sense dictate that children belong to their parents, period, but the word of God slams the door shut. It is fathers and mothers who bring children into the world. It is fathers and mothers who are charged with bringing them up in the teaching and admonition of the Lord. It is fathers and mothers called to nurture and love them. See also Deuteronomy 6, the entire book of Proverbs, Ephesians 6, Colossians 3, and more.
I bring this up and add my two cents only for what I feel is a gloomy portent of days ahead. Consider the logic of Harris-Perry. Consider that MSNBC has practically sanctioned it. Consider the political climate of the country. Consider the theological anemia plaguing religious meetinghouses on a weekly basis. Consider how a German couple is in danger of being deported because of the way they are homeschooling when they came here because of their religious beliefs. Consider how adoptions have been thwarted in several countries because couples with Christian convictions that say homosexuality is a sin have not been allowed to adopt.
Is it really far-fetched, given the rapid decline of religious liberty in this country, to imagine a day when children could be forcibly removed from homes by the government because of the Christian convictions of the parents? This is something extremely unpleasant to think about, something that I’m sure would result in my martyrdom, but something I no longer feel is far-fetched.
I think the day is coming. Not today, not tomorrow, but some day. This is the trajectory of our culture.
May God grant to His people a boldness not yet imagined, a resolve to stand upon the solid rock of Christ. Praise the Lord that He is faithful and will preserve His remnant in eternity.