Program #307 “The Way of Cain #2 – Suppression of the Truth” – 9/17/2017 – Synopsis
All of the foundational ideology of modern liberalism is found in the story of Cain and Abel. Cain, as the progenitor of the ungodly line, was the archetype of all those who live in opposition to God and His law. Today we would call this crowd the secular left or modern liberals; and let’s not forget there is also the ungodly secular right. On a sliding scale, some people are closer or farther from Cain’s ideology; but basically, elements of the way of Cain are found in the all the unsaved, natural man.
This week’s program discusses a second principle: Cain distances himself from God and God’s people by going out from the presence of the Lord and building a city for himself. He wanted freedom from true religion, not freedom of religion.
The most obvious application of this is the jettisoning of the Bible and prayer in public schools, but there are many more subtle ways the ungodly work to suppress truth. For example, in racial identity politics, the traditional Biblical America values are discredited as being white. Since in secularism there is no God and no moral absolutes, one’s values must flow out of one’s experiences and biology. Therefore, I can ignore your truth because you are of a certain race and you can’t possibly understand my truth. In reality, all of these modern liberal theories are justifications for overturning and suppressing God’s truth. Cain didn’t just build for himself a city of physical buildings – he built for himself an ideology to wall off God.
Scripture References: Ephesians 5:11; 2 Timothy 4:2; Psalm 2:2-3; Genesis 4:16; Deuteronomy 1:43;
2 Chronicles 36:15-16; Luke 20:13; Acts 7:57; Acts 19 & 22; 1 John 4:6; John 3:19-21
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