It seems that many are regurgitating the word “reimagining” these days. The risk of reimagining may be more distressing than we may surmise.
Let me share a handful of synonyms for this too frequently used word. Rethinking, revisiting, redefining, re-evaluating and re-examining are just a few.
In essence, what many are considering is an ideological change that threatens proven principles that have been around for many, many centuries. In my personal opinion, such changes would be divisive and harmful to an orderly civilization.
I can’t imagine why anyone would want to promote such a dramatic change. Here in America, we’ve been blessed with a form of government that the world knows to be not only true, but honorable and pure as well.
The human mind naturally wants to advance our condition. We are made in the image of our Creator, which leads us to strive to be more like Him. We’re naturally innovative and creative, and continually seek ways to improve our earthly existence. I applaud science, but frown upon those who want to change the order of society for what appears as purely selfish motives.
As a writer, imagination and creativity are critical to my literary contributions, but I have little patience for those who blatantly use rhetoric without any substantiation in an attempt to attack and change the future course of our country and civilization’s advances.
These folks who want to redefine everything this country stands for vehemently stand against biblical views that were instrumental in the founding of this great nation. It’s more than redefining our law enforcement and judicial systems. They want to redefine our whole socioeconomic framework in America.
What we are faced with is a redefined strategy using totalitarian tactics from the last century that have previously failed in their attempt to replace capitalism. This democratic republic is built on Judeo-Christian principles that are the foundation upon which this country solidly stands.
Let’s turn to God’s Word. In Genesis 1:1 we read “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The first chapter of Genesis takes us through the creation of all that exists on this planet and the heavenlies. Our Creator is certainly a God of Order.
He does not create or wreak havoc, but the Deceiver, the Prince of the Air — Satan — is behind all that we face that’s divisive in this world. This whole ideology of reimagining is not of God — it is of the Devil!
Our Adversary wants to create disorder in this orderly world. Any sociopolitical ideology that’s based on premises that fly in the face of God’s provision for love and kindness for all mankind is sadly misdirected.
Listen to Joshua’s words spoken to the Israelites near the end of his life. In Joshua 24:15, he says, “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
Sadly, many these days continue to buy into the false messaging that Satan promulgates through his divisive ways. We need to pray for God’s people to stand strong during these times of trial and tribulation. To God be the glory!
Passages to Ponder
— Jim Langley has been writing for more than 30 years while working as a life and health insurance agent in Santa Barbara. In recent years, his passion has turned to writing about his personal relationship with God, and his goal is to encourage others to draw near to Him as well. As a longtime member of CBMC of Santa Barbara (Christian Business Men’s Connection), he started writing Fourth Quarter Strategies columns in 2014, and he now reaches an international audience through the CBMC International devotional Monday Manna. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Click here for previous columns. The opinions expressed are his own.