Here’s a question for you: What Do Putin, ISIS, and the Modern Sexual Revolution Have in Common? It’s from one of the creation scientists at Answers in Genesis, the on-line ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia.
The author is someone we haven’t run across before — Bryan Osborne. He has degrees from not one, but two bible colleges — Bryan College (bachelor of arts in biblical studies) and Lee University (master’s degree in education). His bio page at AIG says: “He now speaks at conferences and in churches for Answers in Genesis.”
Let’s find out what this learned man he has to say about Putin, ISIS, and the Sexual Revolution. Hey, Bryan doesn’t keep us waiting. He begins by telling us what they have in common:
Answer: The rejection of the authority of God’s Word and the utter submission to the word of man. In each case, the one true God is spurned in favor of an idol created in the minds of men. The branches of this idolatry spread far and wide, with various insidious consequences, yet they all go back to the same tree with the same roots. Man become god. Man determines what is good and evil; man generates his own meaning to life; man’s destiny lies in his own hands.
Now you know. In one brilliant paragraph, Bryan has given us the common thread that unites our two biggest problems in foreign policy (Putin and ISIS) and our greatest problem here at home (sex). But surely there’s more to it than that? Yes, there is, and Bryan expounds at great length. We’ll try to excerpt only the most significant parts of his essay. The bold font was added by us:
This basic worldview is played out in various ways because each person has become his own deity; his word is “truth” and his will must be done. When there is no true absolute standard, Judges 21:25 becomes the law of the land:
[Bryan’s scripture quote:] In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
[Bryan continues:] When this scenario ensues, borders and history become blurred, slaughtering the infidel becomes righteous, and marriage transforms into whatever you want it to be. All of which is consistent within an anti-biblical worldview. But the worldview itself is completely inconsistent and suicidal; it blows itself up. Absolutes are absolutely absent, definitions arbitrary, meaning and purpose subjective.
He’s right! We can’t have people thinking for themselves. That leads to Putin. And ISIS. And — gasp! — sex. We need absolutes! We need a king! Okay, but this is confusing. America doesn’t have a king, and creationists always tell us that the United States was based on scripture. We’ll have to read on:
More and more of the younger generations within the church are apt to condone homosexual marriage, believe there are multiple ways to heaven, support abortion — and the list goes on. Why is this happening? Simply put, the abandonment of the authority of God’s Word.
We desperately need absolute authority! Bryan continues:
Think about it, when we’ve told generations that they can take man’s ideas of evolution and millions of years and use them to reinterpret Genesis, is it any wonder that they then proceed to take man’s ideas and redefine marriage, the value of life, and truth in general?
We knew evolution would be in there somewhere. Bryan goes on for a bit, praising the work of AIG, and then he says this at the end:
Because ultimately, what do Putin, ISIS, and the proponents of the modern sexual revolution really have in common? They all need the gospel.
So there you are, dear reader. Now you understand what’s wrong with the world. It’s a great comfort to know that ol’ Hambo has all the answers.
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