If your parents wanted you to avoid doing something, would they make that thing to avoid absolutely clear and understandable? When I was four years old, we lived on a farm outside of town. The road in front of our home was paved, but we had a really long driveway, a barn, a playhouse, and many trees in the orchard to climb. I had no reason at all to go near the road. But when I started kindergarten, we moved into town only 1/2 block from the school. I had to learn that crossing the road was dangerous. There were rules I needed to learn in order to avoid getting hurt. But on the day we moved into the new house, I didn’t know those rules. While my parents were unloading the trailer, my three year old sister and myself, (I was five), wandered off to explore the area.
We were two really little children, wandering around without a clue, in a strange town. After a short while, my parents realized that we were nowhere to be found. They began by walking around the block and asking the neighbors if they saw two children walking alone. One neighbor saw us. He knew my father and told my parents where we were last seen. I’ll never forget the lesson or the spanking. My parents made it very clear to me that my sister and I cannot leave home without them. We had no idea where we were or how to get back to the house. My sister and I wandered halfway across town and across at least five streets. It was a miracle of God that a three year old and a five year old could go so far away without getting hurt. We could have been hit by a car and we would never have known what we did wrong. To this day, I can remember exactly where my parents found us. We were on Main Street, two blocks beyond the Methodist Church and heading north away from home and getting farther away with every step.
I never left home without telling my parents where I was going and how long I would be gone ever again. Even as a teenager, I obeyed my parents rule concerning leaving home. I may have pushed my curfew a time or two, but my parents could always find me. This rule I learned at five years of age, was one that I would never break. Until both of my parents passed away, they could always call or visit me at any time. No matter how far away from them I lived, I knew I always had a bed or couch at my parent’s home and they knew they were always welcome at mine. Keeping my parents informed of my whereabouts and my acquaintances was a habit I maintained all through my life.
Communication, was the one rule our family considered to be the unforgivable rule if broken. When communication ceases, family bonds are weakened. If the break is made with cruel words and anger, family bonds are broken. This happened for many years between one of my siblings and my parents. It took Mom’s failing health to restore the lines of communication. To this day, the lines of communication between my siblings and myself are strained because we all became too involved with our own lives and our in-laws. We have each become independent of one other. We have all adopted new families, and new family structures. The nuclear “Foster” family under Herb and Terry Foster is no longer together. This is what happened when the unforgivable sin of breaking communication with one another became the “family habit.”
So what does all this have to do with Radical Christianity? So here’s the opening verse:
Mark 3: 29 “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:”
This is a statement Jesus made in the chapter where he healed the man with the withered hand in verse 5, on the Sabbath in front of the leaders in the synagogue. HOW RUDE! What audacity! Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, worked on the Sabbath by healing a man’s withered hand. Then by verse 22 in the same chapter these leaders accused Jesus of casting devil spirits by the authority of Beelzebub, (Satan) and Jesus teaches about the futility of a house or kingdom that is divided against itself to stand. Then in verse 27, Jesus makes a profound statement that has eluded the consciousness of this election season.
Mark 3: 27 “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.”
Conservatives used to be the leaders of this nation. Not Republicans but conservatives from both parties. However, since 1962, Progressives have been making more and more inroads to the leadership structure of this country. How were they able to spoil the house of the strong Conservatives? They began by binding the strength of the Conservatives by removing prayer, and by default, God from the schools. It wasn’t enough to stop a few liberals from hearing about God or Jesus because it offended them, they made sure no child heard about God or Jesus. Since then, children can learn about God only in the home or church. So for the last 58 years, our children have become more and more liberal by default. The simple absence of any mention of God or Jesus in schools by law, has silenced conservative voices from influencing all children in the public school setting. This has taken the “separation of church and state” to the point of alienating God from society.
God is publicly dead, meaningless, and irrelevant in our culture. He has become a purely private, personal, and individual matter that only the religious conservative will pursue. And we are witnessing the result of national polarization or separation of ideas in this election. The liberal stance will continue to strengthen unless Radical Christians will rise up and take legislative action just as the liberals have done for the last 80 years and say enough is enough and restore God, (even if it is without proselytizing), to the consciousness of our children and nation. Truly free speech needs to be restored instead of the current “politically correct only” trend. Our children hear only the “politically correct” liberal message. Conservative communication to our children is restricted or stopped altogether by law. This is the result of the unforgivable sin of stopping godly communication in our public schools.
In 1973, the woman’s right to choose what happens to her body, trumped the child’s right to live, and abortion became legal by Supreme Court Order. This single action alone has alienated unborn children from the psychology of every liberated young woman since then. Unborn children are neither children, nor human, in the eyes of the law. I’m not trying to make a statement against a woman’s right to choose or for the unborn baby’s right to live. Our Supreme Court made that decision before I could even vote. The legal stance of the court has enabled liberated women to cut the psychological ties to their unborn child. So a woman who is determined to abort her pregnancy, alienates and cuts off her psychological ties of communication or relationship with the unborn child. The child is no longer a child, but regarded as an unwanted tumor, like cancer. So the “unforgivable sin” of breaking communication with conservative values based upon Godly morals and ethics in school eventually led to the “unforgivable sin” of breaking ties of psychological communication between mothers and unborn babies.
Yes, this is freedom without restraints. Yes, it is legal. But it wasn’t enough to redefine parental relationships between a mother and an unborn child. A rarely mentioned cultural shift happened as a result of liberating women. The relationship between men and women have also changed. Instead of building a cooperative and respectful relationship between the genders, men have excelled in degrading and treating women as property instead. Women have rebelled against such widespread treatment by demanding proper human rights and dignity. The U.N. responded by adopting the Women’s Bill of Rights in the late 70’s. Since then, “Women’s Empowerment” has become the driving force of education leading to the result of “male feminizing.” Typical male child behaviors like fighting, boisterousness, and stubbornness are being redirected towards more typically feminine behavior like compassion, restraint, and flexibility. Gender reversal has caused animosity between genders. Instead of embracing and building value in traditional gender roles, the male and female roles in society are being reversed and the trend begins at the earliest age possible in the school system. Women are no longer considered the “weaker sex.”
Men and women have becoming indistinguishable to the degree that traditional gender roles are discouraged. Females who want to adopt traditional, family, and homemaker roles are treated differently from females that choose to adopt power oriented roles. Males who adopt traditional, power oriented roles, are being ignored, when a female vying for the same position is present. This has brought on an attitude of animosity between competing genders and has also resulted in a growing trend away from bi-sexual relationships. Men know how to relate to men and women know how to relate to women. So the changing roles and changing cultural values against traditional relationships have given rise to greater homosexual relationships instead. They have instead become adversaries in life and the world promotes the strongest women while degrading the strongest men. At the same time, the world degrades women who adopt the traditional role of wife, mother, and homemaker while promoting men who take on feminine roles. The ties of communication between men and women are broken. This is how the “unforgivable sin” of breaking communication between genders have affected family roles in the home and job roles in culture.
The liberal courts have even redefined the definition of marriage in our country. In 2015, after years of rising public support, the Supreme Court ruled to change the definition of marriage. Marriage is no longer a legal bond between a man and a woman. It is now a legal bond between two consenting adults without any regard to gender. The conservative community responded with protests, rebellion against the new laws, and bullying. (Actually with beatings on innocent people.) As a result of the bullying, beatings, and persecution against the innocent, the Supreme Court stepped in once again in 2019 to affirm that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 now applied to the rights of the LGBT community.
Now, LGBT believers in God and Jesus Christ are set apart from the rest of the believers. There is a wall between the two groups and once again the “unforgivable sin” of stopping communication. Our society is ripping apart at the seams and it is all done in the name of equal rights, equal pay, equal respect, and equal honor. By marginalizing the human rights and respect of children, women, and anyone who doesn’t play according to the rules set by “Christian white males,” the conservative white male has lost control of the culture. The problems that have been known in secret for centuries have become openly public. The problems are all founded in wrong spiritual attitudes and wrong actions due to the wrong attitudes. By pointing Conservative fingers at Liberals, the LGBT community, and feminists, Christians have ignored the three fingers of the same hand pointing back at them.
Proverbs 14: 12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Repeated almost word for word in Proverbs 16: 25.)
Liberal attitudes are not and have never been the real problem. Did all of these groups break communication? Yes they did. But the real break in communication happened in the Christian community before the end of the first Century when the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers was ignored, marginalized, and finally rejected. The leaders of the Christian church became mostly carnal in their walk and stopped communicating with God. The walk of the Spirit, taught by example, in the Acts of the Apostles was no longer the primary Christian walk. The law in the written Word, the traditions of the church, and the changing and expanding Doctrine of the Church became the rule. Love and compassion gave way to politics, power, and wealth. The Satan himself became a member of the Christian church and progressively injected more and more of his doctrine into the church. The church itself had committed the “unforgivable sin” of breaking communication with God by the Holy Spirit before 100 AD.
Is it possible for the church and conservative values to regain prominence in the world today? Yes it’s possible. But it will require a return to the walk of the Holy Spirit among believers once again. Only then will God’s love and compassion become the normal walk for believers. The walk of the law without compassion will vanish when obedience to the revelation of the Holy Spirit becomes the Christian walk. The separation of believers because of church doctrine will become irrelevant when the Holy Spirit is recognized as the true union between believers. Hatred, strife, envy, and pride among church leadership will no longer be an issue when love, compassion, generosity, and humility become the standard requirements of church leadership. All of these become natural issues of the heart when a believer learns how to walk in faith with God Almighty.
Who is at fault for the problems facing our country today? The problems we face are all spiritual problems brought on by rejecting the walk of the Spirit. As it is painfully true that very few church leaders really know how to walk and teach that walk to believers, we are all left to figure out this walk by ourselves. If you love God and care about the culture you live within, it is imperative that you learn how to walk just as Jesus did if there is any hope at all of building a moral and compassionate society. Not a society that appears to be moral and compassionate on the surface but allows pride, envy, hatred, and strife at its core. Evil cannot produce godliness, no matter how good it may appear. If you want to produce a godly culture, you have to return to God and walk in faith with Him.
Simply because we do not know how to walk by the Holy Spirit doesn’t mean that we’ve committed the “unforgivable sin” of breaking communication with God. You can’t break something that you do not have. You can’t reject something that you’ve never really experienced. Do you really want to know what the Word of God calls the “unforgivable sin?” The book of Hebrews revealed that sin in three verses.
Hebrews 6: 4 – 6 “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”
I wrote the book below simply because I searched all of my life to understand the walk of faith with God. I had to learn that the rules of religion doesn’t always work. I had to learn that church leadership walking by the flesh with good intentions cannot teach by word or by example how to walk in faith. I had to learn to trust God alone and let Him prove Himself in my life. I revealed the steps in light of the liberal rule book of social activism that has so successfully overturned our culture by stripping away the veil of deceit underlying our society. The election is over. Liberals have regained the Presidency. We have to take our heads out of the sand and face the fact that we need God in our personal lives. 2000 years of Christian religion has failed us, maybe we need to cast off the religion of the flesh and the walk of the flesh by learning how to walk by the Holy Spirit of God and live in faith with Him. As time goes on, our personal lives may very well depend upon that walk. Other people may have failed to teach us how to walk in faith, but I did not want to become another one of those people. I do not want to commit the “unforgivable sin” of rejecting God directly and permanently to walk in the ways of the world in service to myself as my own god. In addition, I do not want any of my brothers or sisters in Christ to commit the “unforgivable sin” in their lives either. This is my part in the spiritual battle to regain our culture. The part that helps you build your own personal walk of faith by the Holy Spirit.