Perhaps pride is just a pretense
God-given moral reasoning is not so easily vacated. If you need the worlds of sports, entertainment, education, media, and government to celebrate your sexuality in order to feel proud, maybe your conscience is trying to tell you something. Might it be that deep down—behind the torrent of rainbow flags and the blitz of billionaire sponsors—God is speaking to us a different word? Maybe the perversity of the sexual revolution is desperate for one-twelfth of the year to convince all of us that darkness really is light. Maybe it takes the entire apparatus of cultural approbation to convince us that the unnatural is natural. Maybe we need the noise of a thousand parades to silence our collective memory of 2,000 years of Christian history in the West.
If it takes the entire world marching in unison to assuage the guilty conscience, perhaps “pride” is just a pretense.
— Kevin DeYoung, “The indelible conscience and a month of ‘pride’”
According to the Bible, people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness (Ro 1:18). Rather than listen to their consciences or simply observe what is evidently natural, they double down on ungodliness. Furthermore, they want as much agreeable company as possible. Affirm or be silent.
This now-public exchange of the truth about God for a lie and dishonorable passions may not be, as DeYoung says, “A march toward cultural suicide as much as it is a sign that we are already dead” (Ro 1:25, 26).
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