Perhaps one of the more frustrating and dangerous aspects of our spiraling culture is the certainty with which obvious lies are believed and promoted to the great detriment of so many.

Case in point:

It’s an undisputable fact there are only two genders. We know this because God declares it in the Bible (“male and female He created them” Gen. 1:27.) but also because science and biology are unequivocal. Males have both an X and Y chromosome. Females have two X chromosomes. It’s true there are extremely rare examples of anatomical or chromosomal abnormalities, but it’s the exception.

Yet try telling that to the radical sexual revolutionaries who advocate and champion gender mutilation surgeries. They claim the trauma of sexual confusion can be cured by drugs and doctors. They believe this so strongly they demand schools be allowed to keep the tragic confusion suffered by some children (and even treatment plans) from their parents. Their “solution” only makes a bad problem even worse.

Same-sex marriage radicals and revolutionaries told us expanding the definition of marriage wouldn’t impact heterosexual marriage and families.

If that were truly the case, why are Christian couples now being told they need to violate their deeply held religious beliefs if they welcome into their home a child in the foster care system who is sexually confused?

In his famous “Time of Choosing” speech back in 1964, Ronald Reagan may as well have been describing the radical actors of 2024 when he declared:

“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

Whether it’s King Nebuchadnezzar or King Herod, Scripture warns about the consequences of pride and hubris. Then there was King Solomon who warned, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).

We’re all vulnerable to the sin of pride. “None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves,” warned Charles Spurgeon. At the root of the problem is “excessive love” of one’s own belief and opinion.

Culture’s decline is driven by this arrogance and belief that biblical truths are somehow outdated or need to be improved upon.

Instead of deferring to the Lord and His wisdom, we trust ours. It’s a fool’s errand. It never ends well.

My Newsday paper route back on Long Island as a boy included dozens of seasoned citizens, men and women whose families had braved the unknown, legally migrating from Europe. Arriving in the United States, they settled with very little, learned the English language, fought in various world wars, survived the Depression, and achieved the American dream. Being retired and having the time, they seemed to enjoy bending my ear with stories – that while interesting, slowed me down and often turned a one-hour job into two.

I recall complaining about these interruptions to my mom. She smiled and said, “A little learning is a dangerous thing. Be grateful. Be patient. You can learn a lot from someone who has lived a lot.”

My mother was advocating for a deferential response. They knew plenty – and I knew little.

The late Donald Rumsfeld, perhaps best known for his two stints as Secretary of Defense several decades apart, is also remembered for his witty and blunt talk.

“There are known knowns,” he once said at a Pentagon briefing. “These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”

Rumsfeld was right – but try telling that to the many radical revolutionaries of our day who purport to declare so many things true that are simply unknown or downright false.


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