How can I have confidence, at this time, when darkness is advancing rapidly, that the light will be victorious?

Because the darkness laughed when the stone was rolled in front of the tomb.

But they could not extinguish the light.
The secular worldview producing this darkness is empty. It is false in that it is inconsistent with the real world God has created. It can enslave, it can kill, but only for as long as God allows it to. It contains within itself its own seeds of destruction.
Might God allow darkness to deepen and spread for a time, even, to us, a very long time? Yes. Why? So that in the bright future to come the example of this darkness, and its causes and defeat, will be used to advance the cause of truth.

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How fast can the foundations crumble? How fast can what was once clear, obvious, even a given, now be forgotten, ignored, and in fact, become unspeakable? Let's consider Chicago's mayor Lori Lightfoot.
The actions Lightfoot has been taking against churches are unprecedented, especially given the city's failure to stem the flow of blood from gang violence that has claimed far more lives by murder than Covid-19 could ever manage within the city.
But do you notice the ONE thing that reporters cannot say, commentators cannot mention, that would have been front and center had the same situation arisen, say, in 1980, only 40 years ago? What has become the UNMENTIONABLE, even amongst Christians?
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A few observations on the SBC developments regarding the pastor's conference, the BF&M, etc.

1) Defenders of the move toward egalitarianism are pretending to be obtuse. The objection is H. Wong takes the title "teaching pastor." Condoleezza Rice does not.
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I find it odd that when I stepped in to point out it is slanderously false to accuse either @ApologiaStudios (Apologia Church) or @SummrWrites (Sheologians) of harboring support for, or promotion of, FVism—silence fell upon the land. Even the crickets held their peace.
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I would like to respond to Duke Kwon’s thread about Neo-Marxism that is making the rounds. Since it was posted on Twitter, I will respond in kind.
The thread rightly notes the defining characteristics of NM that have been observed so frequently of late.
Specifically, we see the acceptance on the part of many of the fundamental and defining categories of oppression and all its accompanying terminology, together with the assumption that these are systemic, that is, built into the American culture.
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