2Pe 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2Pe 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
2Pe 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2Pe 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
2Pe 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Those Coexist Stickers . .
Have you seen those “coexist” stickers on the back of some cars? They are symptomatic of the postmodern frog pot we’re all stewing in. Postmoderns think they can define Truth by what they want. “My opinion is as valid as yours!" they scream. All are entitled to an opinion, but opinions aren't valid if they're not true. Truth must be empirically verifiable. Someone said the other day that there are “6 billion truths” on the planet, inferring that each individual’s opinion is somehow truth. Even if they're contrary? If you believe that 2+2=5, no one is going to want to do business with you. If you believe that racial, religious or cultural profiling is useless or somehow evil, you won’t be working security for El Al airlines. If you believe all religions are the same, you’re not teaching at my university, though Fox news, CNN, the U.N. or the papacy might hire you.
World peace is a laudable goal, but not at the expense of Truth. Neither is tolerance the highest virtue to which one may aspire, unless shapeless religious synergism is the goal. When Sam tells Frodo plainly in The Lord of the Rings that there are “some things worth fighting for” we agree. Postmoderns don't. Were there single quality distinguishing men from the creatures surrounding him, it would be the search for truth. There is no technology too expensive, no knowledge too forbidden, no war too bloody to warrant its surrender. It is the quest for the meaning of human existence, and defines Man.
The religious synergism characterizing human civilization from the cradle of Mesopotamia through Egypt, Babylon, Nineveh, Greece and Rome lives today, an indispensable prerequisite for world peace. If people would just quit fighting (read caring) about Truth all would be well. Unfortunately you cannot separate government from ideology. “Government is force” George Washington warned. And if its cosmology is not grounded in Truth, government will define and enforce its own “truth”. That’s why the emerging Global Order will not stand. The Truth really does exist, and cannot be threatened by the actions of Man.
I know those who sport the stickers mean well, but world peace can only come in one of two ways. .
(1.) Either we eliminate truth globally under the banner of tolerance, synthesizing a global religion and force compliance, or;
(2.) The Truth itself steps onto the stage of the universe in all its terrible and final glory.
You do know how this story ends . . right?
"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine
a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision" Psalm 2:1-4