Progressive is the term for the mind-set most lauded by media today. The word “progressive,” of course, is the label media and “progressives,” themselves have pasted over the word “Liberal” in order to distance themselves from the many failed policies of liberalism. Even those of the progressive mind-set recognize that those failed policies within the arena of American politics and government has been proven to be…I don’t know how else to frame them… insane.
We’ve all heard that one definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing again and again, even though it fails every time. Nothing more aptly describes the liberal mind-set in American politics and government than does the policy begun by the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration in 1964.
Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” to create his “Great Society,” was to eliminate poverty and assure that every citizen become more equal in achieving a prosperous life. A noble thought, right? Well, yes. I’ll concede that many –including the president, himself, most likely really wanted that to happen. With Liberals –I mean– Progressives– it’s always the good intentions that count. But, it didn’t happen. It still has not happened.
Our government has now spent more than $22 trillion in exactly the same manner since 1964 –over and over again. Poverty is worse, and the welfare state has created and perpetuated a class of totally dependent people –people that for the most part are healthy, able-bodied, and who would be capable of doing for themselves –if not for the slothful element government has encourage and exacerbated.
I mention this economic fact only to show the insanity of the Liberal —excuse me– I mean the Progressive thinking to which we are subjected every hour of every day. This mindset goes far, far, beyond economic madness, as we will see.
Such thinking is prophetic. Paul foretold just such a mindset and where it would lead as the end of the age and the return of Jesus Christ nears.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened… And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient…” (Rom 1: 18-21, 28)
Reprobate thinking, as we have seen before, is upside-down thinking. It is thinking which can neither see a problem in a clear-headed way, nor can it formulate a reasonably effective solution to a problem. Thinking that excludes God produces a reprobate mind –one that will –for example– keep throwing trillions of dollars that don’t exist (because we are broke) at a problem which that money only makes worse, not better.
The Progressive mind-set demonstrates time after time, again and again, over and over, that it wants to carry on with life apart from governance from the God of Heaven. Humanistic government on an ever-increasing grasp for power and control is at the core of the Liberal –excuse me– the Progressive way of thinking.
The Creator –God– has said that marriage is for one man and one woman for life. The Progressive says that this is a new time and place and Biblical thinking is old fashioned –outmoded. We must Progress…
But, nature itself –the way male and females of all species capable of reproducing are constructed, show plainly that it is male-female, not male-male or female-female that constitutes the sexual union God –or if you prefer– nature intended.
Paul the apostle, in His letter to the Romans, again put’s a scriptural finger on the rebellion that festers within the Progressive mind-set.
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.” (Rom 1: 26-27)
God says plainly in His Word what He thinks about the killing of babies in the womb. He speaks clearly about shedding blood of those who are a threat to no one, because they are, in human terms, “innocent”.
“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood…” (Prov 6: 16-17)
The Progressive says that, in effect, God –if there is in fact a God– doesn’t know what He is saying in His Word. Life in the womb isn’t life –at least, not yet human life. The Progressives have the right to choose whether the child in the womb is to live or not. They have the right to choose what is convenient for their own life, and this includes the right to choose to execute a defenseless baby before it takes its first breath for expediency’s sake.
Entertainment media is the incubator for the Progressive mind. In these last days every thought of the heart is only on evil continually, as in Noah’s day. The entertainment calls good evil and evil good, and the progressive mind becomes more reprobate by the hour.
Now, let me say as a caveat that political conservatism deserves little more praise than does progressivism. Humanism rules at the heart of all political and governmental entities upon this fallen and soon to be judged planet. The greatest desire of all who name the Name of Christ should be to wage a campaign to win the hearts and minds of mankind for the Lord we serve.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Cor 2: 14-16)