The fact is that storms pass: the trick is to survive them. You don’t argue about them at sea, you ensure that your boat is watertight, battened down, your bow is to the waves, and you are in deep water, away from rocks and shoals. A small boat, well-built, will ride out much: people have kayaked the Tasman Sea to raise finds tor Asthma. As a mate reminded me today, if our witness as the pressure is on saves one soul, it is worth it.
The storms of this world and the raging of the progressives are designed to do two things. The first is to silence us: to remove any opposition to their narrative. This kings and rulers have done throughout history, for the gospel is deemed hate speech by tyrants.
The second is more subtle. It is to remove our assurance of salvation, and make us feel damned, from false guilt to false sins. This will never work. For we are not the guarantors of our salvation. That is complete and done. That is the work of Christ.
31What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 33Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. 35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Because the narrative is about false sins, and false guilt, the methods they use are the shame storm, the appeal to authorities, and the press campaign. They consider the accusation of political incorrectness sufficient. They prefer that the authorities are weak, allowing them to use terror.
And this causes the sane to fear. No one wants to be the target of a mob, or have the great and good damn you. The authorities are now revolutionaries grown old, and raging that the red flag does not fly over all, and they want a cultural revolution.
It is sane to avoid such. It is sane to not live where the mobs gather. The fear that one has — when the attacks get close to your family — is real. But we should not take the counsel of our fears, nor let twitter or facebook be our moral guide.
Our guide is Christ, and his justice is true. He will not damn us for being politically incorrect. He will damn the politically incorrect for being the murderous bastards they want to be. Such spirals of revolutionary zeal always burn out.
So keep the faith. Do not be them. Do not be like them.