The chief religion in America today seems to be the worship of culture. Whatever culture declares sacred, people treat with reverence.
The environment is one of America's cultural gods, green is the liturgical color, and recycling the chief act of worship. Animals are another object of worship. When a gorilla had to be shot at a zoo to save a child, it was the gorilla that garnered the pity of the public. The parents (and the child to a lesser extent) were demonized. Not for their bad judgment, but because it necessitated the death of the gorilla. Baby seals are sacred, babies that reside within the confines of their mothers' wombs receive no mercy. People are often heard to say today, "I love animals more than people." Be glad that God doesn't feel the same.
Is this what we have become? We claim to respect ourselves while at the same time loathing our humanness, even our right to exist. The more radical culture-worshipers consider human beings to be the blight of the planet. It seems as if the the words of Moses have come true in our day, "The Lord will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of mind, and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind grope in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways. And you shall be only oppressed and robbed continually, and there shall be no one to help you." Deuteronomy 28:28-29
But, in fact, there is One who helps us. It is God himself. He who judges us, also saves us. He gave his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, to be the world's redeemer, and by his sacrificial death on the cross to liberate us from our spiritual blindness. Jesus says, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12 You too can have that light!
The chief duty of man is to worship God. Revelation 22:9 But we can only do so in conjunction with Jesus who is our True Liturgist and High Priest. Hebrews 8:2.
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