It is a simple truth: the forces of darkness never rest. They push and push and push. Like insolent toddlers demanding candy, those who wish to inflict harm on society seek to wear down the adults through ceaseless rants.
Twenty years ago, the LGBT crowd said they only wanted acceptance and to be left alone. They never wanted just that. Today, they demand—as a constitutional right—to force deviant sexual behavior on children in schools and libraries.
If the grim forces of evil are indeed winning, the evidence for which is abundant, it is because those who take joy in what is right and good are not fighting for the soul of our republic with the same vigor.
The political left is a death cult.
Having embraced misery for themselves, they want others to do likewise. They are constantly on the march. They will not count their mission complete until everyone in their sight is shackled as slaves to sin and death.
What about us? We make concessions with the death cult. We have been trained by pious cowards in clerical robes to think it is “OK” to “vote differently” — as if enabling government policies to butcher unborn children or mutilate the genitals of minors is somehow a “blessing of liberty.”
“For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness?” asked Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians. “Or what fellowship has light with darkness?”
Even the best of us accept defeat and declare victory way too easily. We conform to the world.
And in that, we reveal our faithlessness.
Scripture calls us to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing,” as well as to “press on” and “finish the race.” We are to “contend for the faith.”
At no point are we allowed to give up, back down, or walk away. We are not allowed to compromise or make allowances. We fight not to achieve morally gray neutrality but to live in the bright light of righteousness.
The battle for our republic and our culture is the physical manifestation of the struggle against the “spiritual forces of evil,” as Paul described in his letter to the Ephesians.
We must fight on. We must not stop. We must fight to win. We must be faithful. Every day, and without ceasing.
(Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. He is the author of three books.)