The Left in America has more policy influence in America than ever before: in the media—T.V., movies, literature, PBS; in education—the schools from kindergarten through to universities; in politics—big government intrudes its all-pervasive presence even as irrefutable evidence proves it’s ineffectiveness. The bigger government gets, the less flexible it is and the more authoritarian it becomes. Even those hating it and dreading its ever-expanding tentacles rely on it for benefits.
The most obvious characteristic of the Left is its response to Jesus Christ. It can hardly stomach GOD as the Almighty Being to whom we’re all indebted. But it vomits in paroxysms of rage when hearing JESUS CHRIST spoken, except as a profanity.
Why is the Left so fanatically and viscerally vindictive when hearing his Name? We know that demons reacted that way when Jesus lived among us. Every time, without exception, they came bawling and crawling, shrieking and bellowing, declaring his holiness and begging his mercy.
However, note the difference between demons and today’s liberals. The demons reacted from their knowledge of Jesus as the Holy One of God who had come to condemn them to Hell. The Left reacts as they do because they don’t believe Jesus is anyone significant at all, and certainly NOT the Holy One of God sent to Save or Condemn them, depending on their response to him.
The demons had a right to fall into spasms of regret, remorse and self-pity. They KNEW Jesus Christ’s Authority over them. Paradoxically, if the Left is right, and Jesus is no one important, WHY react so vehemently to him? If he isn’t what he claimed, why not quietly ignore him? If he’s the figment of the disciples’ imagination, just blow him off as they would a leaf on their sleeve.
As it is, with demons and liberals reacting to Jesus Christ the same way, the demons were at least honest. They admitted what they knew by experience. The earthly fools, meanwhile, claim such sovereign knowledge for themselves that they can casually deny whatever they refuse to accept, and it immediately becomes useless. In arrogance only Satan inspires, they consider Jesus Christ isn’t true because they consider him false. Psalm 2:1-3 perfectly describes today’s unbelievers. Psalm 2:4-6 still perfectly describes God’s cool, collected, reasoned reaction.
There is one more question for the Leftist. If all religious leaders are the same, and Jesus Christ especially has no singular renown, WHY…when they express delight, surprise or anger, do they invariably invoke the name of God or Christ? To spread their ecumenical unbelief in the uselessness of deity and all religions and their leaders, they should at least invoke Mohammed, Buddha, Confucius, et al when they want to curse, to damn, to begin a sentence.
As it is, their very continued use of only God and Christ in these situations, and the absence of other religious leaders in the profanities, etc., is evidence that Satan knows his only enemy is God in Christ. He’ll gladly use human ignorance to both deny God out of one side of our mouth while we take his name in vain out of the other.