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“Is there something beyond Me?”
Have you ever heard the term, “postmodernism”? Do you agree with it? Postmodernism is the enlightened philosophy of the intellectual and the seeker. Actually to me, it seems to be a repackaging of the former philosophy, existentialism. Remember? Existentialism was the rage of the 1960s, especially on college campuses and the Viet Nam War protests. We were told that we existed first, and then we discovered our essence. That’s some heavy stuff.
Yes, that’s right. The educated and well learned wanted the young, impressionable students of America to drop the God stuff and build their own destiny. Now it doesn’t take a smart person to see the dangers associated with making oneself one’s own god. The only true God is not man, but way beyond man. Remember the Beatles’ album Rubber Soul released in December 1965? There was a song on the album entitled, “Nowhere Man.” Listen to some of the lyrics: “He’s a real nowhere man/ Sitting in his nowhere land/ Making all his nowhere plans/ For nobody/ Doesn’t have a point of view/ Knows not where he’s going to / Isn’t he a bit like you and me?” This guy is really lost.
John Lennon may have been an existentialist, making fun of us who are seeking our destiny through God, but I’m not. Then again, Lennon’s philosophy about life doesn’t surprise me. Why? Because many of his songs were written in a drug induced state. He could have been getting his information from all kinds of gods. John Lennon was a talented man, but he was far from being a good spokesperson for the common man. In fact, wasn’t he the one that once said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ? I think he was. And it was about the time that “Nowhere Man” was playing everywhere over AM radio. Wasn’t it?
The Bible clearly states that God is above all things. And all things in the universe submit to His Omnipotent Laws. For example, the Ten Commandments are God’s highest moral law in the universe. It’s just as wrong to murder your neighbor in Asia as it is in America, Israel, or any other nation on planet earth. The postmodernists and the other “ists” would say that man makes his own laws (if it feels good do it) and is responsible to uphold no one’s moral law but his own. That’s dangerous. A man as an existentialist could say that he doesn’t believe it’s wrong to seize another man’s property. However, what happens when the postmodern man has his prized possessions stolen? He immediately cries, “I’ve been violated!” Then he demands justice—universal justice that punishes thievery. That, my friend, sounds like God’s universal condemnation for stealing. And it is.
God is the Supreme Law of the universe whether or not you or I like it. If you disagree with me, then go ahead—break God’s law. Try to see if there are any negative consequences associated with being sexually active to multiple partners or living with unforgiveness, storing up hate until you begin to premeditate murder or any other moral code broken at whim. But for me, I think I’ll just obey God and follow His commandments. Like I said, that intellectual stuff gives me a headache. I thank God that he has given me enough wisdom to seek the foolishness of the Cross of Jesus Christ. How about you?
Keep the faith. Stay the course.
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