Sign of the Times
Don’t be so surprised, this is not news. The University already honors Islamic, Shintoist, Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian holidays. In fact, most Universities honor all kinds of religious holidays; some include pagan and wiccan as well.
The University of Missouri is not alone. But it is an indication of how far and how quickly American society has fallen away from the truth, and how quickly we are descending into social and cultural insanity.
A holiday is not just a personal occasion – it’s a cultural event. A holiday is a special day set aside to publicly celebrate something important which our culture deems worth celebrating as a society; a holiday proclaims our values and identity. For example, July 4th celebrates America’s independence. Similarly, a Wiccan holiday celebrates something to do with witchcraft. Is witchcraft something we as a society deem worthy of a public celebration?
The University of Missouri, like most other Universities, has students enrolled from all over the world. Shouldn’t we be honoring all their traditions equally? …at least that’s the logic.
But is it truly logical? For if we celebrate everything, then nothing is special and we rob all holidays of their meaning and significance. So why should we bother celebrating holidays at all?
Consider this: We know the truth that cigarette smoking is dangerous to personal health. Consequently do we as a society celebrate it, or do we try and warn people not to smoke? The latter, of course. We have created anti-smoking campaigns, smoke-free zones, smoke-free days, and more.
So why don’t we do the same for the greatest of all truths, the truth that defines who we are and why we’re here, and quite likely where we’ll spend eternity? Why don’t we proclaim it everywhere – including at our Universities – and warn others of the consequences of ignoring its truth?
By not doing so, our education system, and our Universities in particular, have failed us and our children. Perhaps they have failed us because we as a culture have failed to believe and understand the truth…
The core purpose of every University is nothing more than to seek and teach truth. The various religions of the world can’t possibly all be true because there are fundamental differences and irreconcilably conflicting claims. All religions claim exclusivity, therefore at least one of them must be false.
That being the case, the University of Missouri is consciously promoting – yes, promoting! – at least one falsehood by honoring all religions as equally true: By affirming a false religion through accommodation, the University is encouraging students to remain in ignorance of the truth and is providing no impetus for students to seek the truth. The University may actually be promoting opportunities to draw students away from the truth!
The truth is that there is, and can be, only one truth – whether we like it or not. After all, anything other than the truth is not truth by definition! One can claim that the moon is made of green cheese, or that the earth is flat, or that the sun rises in the west. One can even worship the god of green cheese but that doesn’t make any of those beliefs true.
“Don’t be silly,” you say? Is worshiping the god of a green cheese moon any different from wiccan and pagan worship of trees, witchcraft, sorcery, and the occult? How about Satanic worship?
I would suggest that pagan practices are much more harmful to one’s health than smoking! The effects of smoking at least end at death, but the effects of pagan worship continue into eternity. Therefore we should not be condoning or encouraging pagan practices; nevertheless our Universities do so in blind pursuit of political correctness.
The Truth is that there is only one true God, one true Creator: Jesus Christ.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
Don’t believe me? Let the reader to prove otherwise:
- Lee Strobel tried and failed. (Read his story in The Case for Faith or The Case for Christ.)
- How about the testimony of Ravi Zacharias? (Read his story in Jesus among Other Gods.)
- Or the testimonies of Muslims who converted to Christianity because they personally met Jesus?
- Or the testimony of thousands who escaped addiction through a personal relationship with Jesus?
What and where are the Wiccan testimonies?
Seek the Truth earnestly, do the research honestly, and you will find Jesus at the end of your quest. Guaranteed.
Jesus shed his precious blood that we may be freed from the slavery of paganism. Yet we willingly, freely, and foolishly return to our enslavement – as foretold of old:
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.” (2Pe 2:19-22, emphasis added)
For 200 years our nation has known the Truth and sought Him; consequently we became a great nation of tremendous power and wealth. But we have been distracted by our blessings; we have become deceived by the enemy into thinking we are much more than the dust from which we came.
Consequently we are in the process being rapidly destroyed and returned to the same dust whence we came. This decision by the University of Missouri is just another sign of the times.
Be careful. Be on guard. Do not be distracted, deceived, and finally destroyed.
Hang on to Jesus as if your life depends on Him, because it does.
For all is not as it looks.