[This is part 2 in a series of indeterminate length]
The Old Order is Broken. There are some who don’t mind this; in fact, this was their objective all along. Others haven’t noticed because they never cared to begin with. Yet others pretend that things haven’t changed, no matter the signs all around them. A few lament the passing, but eagerly dive into the possibilities that a world without rules has to offer.
Look around you and you will see a world where every institution and custom and tradition of worth has been gutted or corrupted beyond recognition. Overcome with the enormity of it all, it is easy to give in to despair.
For everyone who wishes that the Old Order hadn’t fallen, for everyone who wishes that men could be masculine and women could be feminine without drawing criticism, for everyone who wishes that they had another means of finding a spouse besides “dating”, for everyone who wishes that their children could grow up in a world where they could be assured of a good spouse, for everyone who wishes that the center had held, I have a message for you:
You Are Not Alone.
There are others out there like you. Others who want to live a Godly life, who want to find a Godly spouse, who want to start a family and raise Godly children, who want their children to have a future worth living. You are not alone. As always, God has reserved a remnant for Himself.
Now, at first glance, the obstacles between us can seem daunting:
-Great physical distances separate those of us who share these beliefs. The closest person might live in another town, another state or even another country.
-To reveal our true beliefs can imperil us and our family. The wrong words uttered to the wrong person can see us lose our reputation, our job, our family or our freedom.
-The Church is as often as not a foe as it is a friend. False teaching and doctrine has wormed its way into all denominations, and many of those who claim to speak the word of God act as though they were possessed by the lying spirit which came upon the prophets in the days of Ahab.
But all is not lost, because the very medium through which you are viewing this message also contains the solution to our problems. The Internet gives those of us in the remnant a means of reaching out to one another. Through it we can communicate, we can coordinate and we can plan. Thanks to the Internet we are not as isolated and alone as the surrounding culture would have us believe. When I first started this blog I believed that I was one of a handful of people who believed this way. But in the months since more and more men and women who share beliefs similar to mine have found their way to this blog or others like it. An online community is growing up around us, and more will arrive as time passes. We are very much not alone, and this should comfort us in the days ahead.
[To be continued in Sign of the Times: Where To From Here?]