A quote attributed to Adolph Hitler from his book Mein Kampf talks about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that somebody “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” If you think about it, our world is full of such big lies. When it comes to the humanity of the unborn child, or crediting God as the Creator of all that is, we are assaulted on all sides by the big lie that we are nothing more than matter in motion arrived here through evolution.
This is regularly driven home to me as I consult health and wellness sources that take great pains to demonstrate how “natural” remedies for illness are bypassed and ignored because those with a huge financial interest seek to keep people in the dark. Yet, for most of these alternative authors and organizations, included in almost every piece of writing is the outrageous lie that the complexity of life somehow spontaneously erupted from a Big Bang, and through evolutionary processes developed into intricate biological organisms.
We are actually being asked to swallow the idea that happenstance and chance collided to produce the intricacies of the living cell—a cell so complex that it takes years of study and education to understand its many facets. In the process of disclosing the “lies” of pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment, these authors demonstrate how much in the dark they really are.
Why is it important for the Christian family to appreciate this? If we are going to reverse the godlessness of our day, it will be with the self-conscious, deliberate education of the next generation, teaching them to credit the living God with His handiwork, and think His thoughts after Him, so that they can combat the disease and unhealthy habits of modern culture in all their manifestations.
The second commandment tells us that God is a jealous God who will not tolerate His glory being given to another or something else credited for His handiwork. What’s more, He will transfer the iniquity from one generation to the next for those who hate Him, and demonstrate it by their lies. However, for those who repent of their sins, love Him, and keep His commandments, He extends His grace to future generations. Therefore, we need to raise up a generation of believers who will take back the culture and reveal the big lies that prevail in every sphere of life. This is what pursuing the Kingdom of God and His righteousness is all about.
The Big Lies need to be dislodged. In their place, we need to teach and proclaim Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.