Double Minded With No True North
Everett PiperDr. Piper is the President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Associated with Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint and Centurions programs, Dr. Piper is the author of "Why I am a 'Liberal' and Other Conservative Ideas" http://www.whyiamaliberal.com/. He has also authored "The Wrong Side of the Door: Why Ideas Matter. Piper is a frequent speaker on Christian education, Biblical worldview, and applied apologetics in both regional and national venues. For more information go to www.okwu.edu or go to www.everettpiper.com .
- 2011 Jan 11
No Truth North
Has it ever struck you as odd that the same worldview that brings tens of thousands of rioters to the streets in Lebanon and Pakistan is on the rise with Progressives protesting for peace in London and Paris?
Doesn't it seem curious that the ideology that subjugates women to second tier status in Saudi Arabia and Sudan is held in high regard in San Francisco and Seattle?
Ever stopped to ask why the same seculars who argue for the separation of Church and State now claim that those who argue against Sharia Law are guilty of hate?
How odd is it that the West - a culture that gave the world racial equality, human rights, women's suffrage, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of expression - A culture that arguably gave the world Freedom - How odd is it that this culture's leaders now speak in egalitarian tones of countries that still openly traffic in slaves, behead blasphemers (i.e. Christians), and stone "unfaithful" women.
Or how about this - How much sense does it make that NPR - the paragon of tolerance - fired Juan Williams (a noted liberal) for exercising his liberties of speech and ideological expression while FOX News - (labeled by some as too conservative) retained Williams and let him continue to say whatever he wanted to say?
Does any of this bother you? Does any of this make your head spin as you watch our ideological compass whirl aimlessly? Does any of this make you suspect that the laws of nature and nature's God are the only true "moral" north and that without these self-evident truths we are like the double-minded men spoken of in James: unstable in all our ways and cast about with every waive of public fancy and political fad.