I came across a term I’d never heard before on social media…”incel”.
Research informed me that the term refers to someone who is “involuntarily celibate” and very angry about it.
This group believes that sex is a right and they are being denied their rights by attractive women.
I found this worthy of much scorn and coarse jesting until I also read that this “cause” may have been behind the recent slaughter in Toronto where a man killed 10 people with his van. It was also behind the UC Santa Barbara shooting spree of four years ago and the shootings at the community college just north of where I am.
If you’re looking for a “sign of the times”… look no farther than a society that is devolving into one where everyone does what is right in his own eyes and people are willing to kill to justify their inability to live as civilized people.
As much as we all scorn “cultural Christianity” it served us well in establishing boundaries…now that it is gone there are no boundaries at all…
Someone directed me to this article on “The Current State of the Calvary Chapel Movement”… and I did snicker loudly.
First of all the movement has been stalled for some time now…trying to push start it with this kind of drivel isn’t going to work.
The author speaks of how the “agape love” the pastors have for each other will sustain the group…even though it’s political infighting and endless backstabbing that did them in and will continue to do so. The inbred inability for Calvary Chapel to handle conflict or even admit conflict exists will be one of the reasons that this group will continue it’s slide into ecclesiastical irrelevance.
There will always be some healthy CC’s that continue to maintain or grow a presence in their communities, but the brand is passé and there is no one in it with the cache to change it…
Speaking of CC…and the people who I’m talking about know who they are…there will be a special place in hell for those “pastors” who dump the wife of their youth, hook up with a trophy wife (or two), turn the children against their mother and ruin multiple lives in the process…all the while protected by their “brothers”…
You may think you’ve gotten away with it…but I promise you…you haven’t.
The theological quote that has endlessly pondering it’s implications…”For that which He has not assumed He has not healed; but that which is united to His Godhead is also saved.” Gregory of Nanziazus
What…did Christ assume in the Incarnation?
Think about it…