The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.~ Proverbs 18:17
The Mirage. Something that appears to be real but is not in fact real at all. While I don’t live in a desert (too much humidity during the Texas summers) or even near one, everywhere I look I see mirages. Turn on the television, read the headlines, scan social media, overhear a conversation, and mirages pop up all over the place.
There is a false narrative already written that is being actively, intentionally disseminated through every channel possible and available. It is a story that has a dark ending, the end of liberty and diversity. This is Orwell’s 1984 a bit delayed, albeit, but nevertheless humming along like the purpose driven machine it is. This false narrative is full of false promises. Promises of peace and equality and freedom. But this narrative can only over promise and under deliver. That is what all false narratives do. And when an opponent speaks up, the first amendment becomes the last amendment you’d better reference, and the NEA (Narrative Enforcement Agency) moves into position for the kill. If the NEA can squash enough of these bigoted, ignorant opponents, then others of less hutzpah will no doubt cower in the corners of silence. And thus the opponents of this false narrative, or positively put, the proponents of liberty and equality, stand with the Psalmist in saying, ‘I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!’ (Psalm 120:7).
But this is what the Agency is tasked to do in 2020. Drown out rational thought with the irrational. Disregard the truth and set aside evidences for one liners that look good on poster board. Those who have something valuable to contribute to the conversation are penalized by referees in a rigged game so that those who have nothing valuable to contribute can have the mic to themselves. Pandering. Propaganda. The politicalization of all things. Welcome to a Brave New World.
At some point, Christians, those who have been apprehended by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will have to make the tough call and take a hard stand against the tyranny of the Mirage. The church of Jesus Christ will be driven to the point of contending for the truth in costly battles. This is where the false narrative will drive us. This is the corner the NEA plans to put us in. The slippery slope just gets more and more perilous the faster our nation slides. I mean, killing babies in the womb was so 20th century, right? Marriage between one man and one woman was so 2015. Two genders, seriously? And if we could get a peak at the NEA’s playbook, the laundry list of unholy aims would be shocking. The false narrative freight train that appears to be ‘off the rails’ is actually on track and advancing every day. By all appearances, fresh recruits are volunteering by the truckloads daily.
Church arise. Put your armor on. Buy the truth. Resist the Deceiver. Stop the infighting. Live honorably in light of the Cross and eternity.
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.~ Ephesians 4:1-3
Even so, come Lord Jesus.