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Here’s an interesting article by Matt Barber contending that ‘liberalism’ in America substantially opposes and violates the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17). It is a little weak in a couple of spots but he does have some good points throughout:
The following is a quote from it:
Modern liberalism – "progressivism," leftism, secularism, pick your poison – is built upon, by and for sin itself. Liberalism’s entire fabric is constructed by precept planks that are soaked through and stained by man’s arrogant rebellion against our Creator God.
In sum, liberalism is folly. It represents man’s futile attempt to disorder God’s natural order. It’s the unholy brainchild of God’s very first enemy, given by that enemy to God’s favored creation, us, with the sole purpose of destroying that creation.
Unfortunately, we’re all too happy to help. Liberalism just formalizes the process, making sin public policy.
Response: When I read Barber’s comments on #4-Keeping the Sabbath Holy, I originally thought it was rather weak until I remembered as a child growing up in the 50’s that almost all businesses were closed on Sundays where we lived until the ‘blue laws’ were reversed by a new liberal leaning mayor and city counsel. A lot has changed in America since then. Some for the good and others not so much. I remember a time when the American culture was substantially ‘Christian’ but the rise of secular liberalism has change all that.
Now conservative Christians who continue to follow Biblical principles are in danger of being marginalized, demonized, and even discriminated against if you take into account the recent experience of the Benham brothers or the many Christian business owners who are trying to avoid paying for abortifacients or forced participation in same-sex marriages.
Fact is, many Americans no longer really care what the 10 commandments may teach or feel obligated in any way to necessarily follow them. We now live in an America that no longer officially recognizes the authority of the Bible or the 10 Commandments even though many of our laws were originally based upon them. *Top