Dear Beachside Family and Friends,

 

Since the 1960s, I have listened to progressives in government and education say that we must evolve as a society. Their definition of progress is one in which our culture moves away from absolute truth, and embraces individual truth. This individual truth holds that each person can decide for themselves what is true and right. Evidence of truth is not required, and what each person perceives becomes their own truth and reality.

 

If this existence was actually limited to the individual, then perhaps it would not cause challenges in culture. Unfortunately, men and women left to their own devices cannot keep their perverse convictions to themselves. They find no rest unless they dominate others, forcing them to believe and think exactly as they do. They lie, obfuscate, and even resort to violence in order to enforce their will. Evidence and the truth no longer matter, only enforcing their perceptions and the alternative reality they create for themselves.  Such is the state of American culture today.

 

God, and Christianity, are the enemy of liberal progressives. They hate the Bible, and anyone who lives by its' precepts. They declare the truth of the Word to be bondage, yet do not recognize they are in slavery to their own false assumptions. David understood this well when he wrote "The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one. "Let us break their chains,” they cry, "and free ourselves from slavery to God.” (Psa 2:2-3) In rebelling against God, they turn from the Only One Who can make them truly free. 

 

Christianity and the Bible are under assault in our nation. Educators, government officials, and other liberal progressives know they cannot enforce their agenda while a committed group of believers resists them. Do not be deceived: these individuals are not the tolerant benefactors they claim to be. They want to take us out, and they will use any means at their disposal, including intimidation and violence to do so.

 

Committed Christians realize that flesh and blood are not the real enemy. Satan, ever the antagonist of the church, is the one behind it all. Liberal progressives have something in common with him. He lives in a fantasy reality of his own making in which he can defeat God, and they think they can defeat the church. Both Satan and his accomplices deceive themselves, for Jesus said that He would build the church, and that "all the powers of hell will not conquer it" (Matt.16:18)

 

The freedom that liberal progressives seek can never be found in their own better ideas, but only in the One who has power to make us better. That person is Jesus! He tells us in John 8:34-36 "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.' It is time for us to return as a nation and a society to THE TRUTH. Jesus alone can save us and bring justice and peace. Government and education can never do this for us. All lives matter to Jesus, even yours! Put your trust in him, and he will make you truly free!

 

Pastor Ramon

 Ramon