Summary: Your wallet reveals what is important in your life. What is in your wallet?
What’s In Your Wallet?
Part 2 – Protect Your Nest!
What’s in your wallet? I mentioned last week that a wallet is more than just an accessory or fashion statement. Because in them you discover what is most important or dear to a person. We tend to put our most valuable things in our wallet. So as promised I revealed to you the contents of my wallet.
And if you will remember you found out that other than being a red neck you can basically boil the contents and my life down to two areas – family and finances.
How many of you stuffed you wallet with all kinds of items just in case I was handing out money again today? See if you will remember I talked about Monty Hall and Let’s Make a Deal last week. I made a statement to you that there is still a Monty Hall alive today. He is our enemy. I mentioned that he is attempting to get us to accept the unacceptable. I want to focus in on that statement this morning as we begin to look at our families.
I don’t think you would have a hard time believing this statement or even agreeing with this statement, but just in case you have realized it there is an out and out attack, assault, and war being waged on the family. The Monty Hall of our day wants us to get to the place where we will accept what is unacceptable in God’s eyes and plan. Monty Hall is trying to convince us that it is normal and acceptable for a family to be made up of two moms or two dads. That is normal for children to experiment sexually and chemically. That it is normal for parents to idiots and the children to be in control. That it is normal and acceptable for parents to provide the condoms and purchase the alcohol for the party. Just flip on the TV and every sitcom, cartoon, and reality show will boldly preach these messages to you.
Families are under attack. Monty Hall is on a campaign to redefine family until we no longer accept God’s idea which according to Genesis was that a man would leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and that they would be fruitful and multiply. Proven again by the fact that He created Adam and
Eve not Adam and Steve.
One man said this, “Those antifamily images have become so deeply ingrained in our national consciousness that few Americans can summon the courage or the strength to dismiss them as the destructive distortions that they are."
The family is under attack.
Linda Gordon, a radical feminist writer, announced, ’The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together...Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break—up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. Families have supported oppression by separating people into small, isolated units, unable to join together to fight for common interests.’
The family is under attack!
Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey’s 1997 Oxford Amnesty Lecture, “Parents have no god-given license to enculturate their children in whatever ways they personally choose: no right to limit the horizons of their children’s knowledge, to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma and superstition, or insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith.”