The Damage They Have Done

Bill Brinkworth

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isa. 5:20

A liberal philosophy has always existed throughout man’s history, but rarely has it done as much damage to society as it has done in the last fifty years. Many boast, and are not ashamed, of having such a philosophy, but its destruction to individuals and the populace is far reaching.

Webster’s defines “liberal” in many ways.  The definitions applied to a liberal philosophy include “not literal or strict, licentious, lacking decorum, unseemly beliefs, favoring changes, progressive, tolerant of other views.” Liberal thinking is usually a value system that deviates from what is traditionally thought to be normal and moral. From a Christian’s perspective, it includes beliefs that reject and want to change moral truths preserved by God in His Word, the Bible.

Any variance from the way God wants man to believe and live will only lead to an individual or society becoming more immoral and living a lifestyle further from what God demands. The outcome of accepting immorality has never been good for societies of the past.  Societies that have deviated from following God’s guidelines have suffered and have usually collapsed, whereas those that have abided by His commandments have flourished.

Over the years, the populace has not discouraged these philosophies that are contrary to what God’s Word says; and in too many cases, the liberal thinking has even been encouraged. Liberal philosophers, politicians, preachers, and professors, whose belief system kept them from being employed in the past, now are given some preferable treatment in getting a job. Although their thinking is often accepted, the price it has cost society is immeasurable. Here are some of the negative changes liberalism has caused our society:


As an old ad said, “We have come a long way, baby.”  Unfortunately, the way we have gone is morally downhill, and it is not good — in God’s eyes!

Just because the liberals are confused and do not have any standards, and in many cases, are rebellious against God, does not mean that we have to follow and conform to their way of life!  We, as Christians, do know where the truth is.  We are to be the example many will want to follow.  We are to be a light in this dark world.  We need to lead biblically, not follow unscriptural pathways. If one by one, we each live our lives according to what God has preserved in His written Word, once again it will be unpopular to think and live contrary to what God’s Word says to do.

“Usually, the liberal tries to camouflage his true identity.”

Dr. Harold Sightler

You may also want to read: "Dear Liberal Friend".

This article was featured in The Bible View #407.

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