Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Gen. 1:26-27 (MEV)
As neither a theologian nor a sociologist, I present a view of our current cultural confusions that is simply informed by my reading of scripture, listening for the whisper of the Holy Spirit, and paying attention to what is happening. My view is this: when humans can see our design but having lost any clue for the purpose for the design we end up with complete confusion.
We are living in a society that is experiencing one unfounded and outlandish idea of human behavior after another having unbelievable influence. We now ignore design and do not trust the Designer, instead we allow children to self identify as male and female based on something as feeble as a “feeling”. The sexual preference ideas have moved us and continues to move us into frighteningly darker realms. Religious, racial, and class based conflicts arise with more and more acrimonious rhetoric. All in the name of being able to assign purpose for the design.
This confusing mass of activity and spent energy is not leading us towards clarity, but into deeper confusion. The deeper the confusion, the deeper the desperation for clarity which opens us to the suggestion of whatever ideas that make us feel better. What is frightening is the depth of falsehood we will buy into just to feel better. One of the most diabolically deceptions is that of “personal” truth. You know, that crazy idea that I can have my truth and you can have your truth. No personal truths are allowed to be disregarded in the process of you developing your own and REAL truth is of no value.
Human being were not created for confusion, we were created for clarity. Yes, our current struggles reflect lack of clarity. But rejoice and be glad, this is one of the great realities of salvation through Christ. “For the Son of Msn has come to seek and save what is lost.” (Luke 19:10) Christ restores our clarity, He returns to us our ability to walk in the purpose of our design.
Without such clarity we end up as…..