By Tom Quiner
You know the story: “The emperor’s new clothes.”
Let us revisit this wonderful tale by 19th century Danish writer, Hans Christian Anderson with this excerpt:
“As the emperor proceeded down the street, everyone exclaimed, “Goodness, the emperor’s new clothes are incredibly beautiful! The finest he’s ever worn! What a perfect fit!” No one wanted to admit that the emperor was naked, for that would make the person seem stupid or unfit for his or her job.
At last a small child said, “But he doesn’t have anything on!”
“Goodness!” said the child’s father. Then he turned to his neighbor. “Just listen to what this innocent child said,” he whispered, repeating the child’s comment.
One person whispered to another, and then another and another. Soon everyone was shouting, “But he doesn’t have anything on!”
The emperor was not only deluded into believing he was clothed when he was, in fact, naked, he insisted that others collude in his delusion or face the consequences.
We face the same situation today in dealing with modern liberalism.
We are pressured to believe that human life is disposable.
We are pressured to collude with modern elites to believe that marriage is all about lifestyle; that the fruit of one man and one woman is irrelevant to marriage.
We are pressured to collude with the delusion that gender and even race is something you choose and that objective truth on these subjects is silly.
If you disagree, the deluded will try to take away your job, your business, and freedom.
Some 3000 years ago, a wise man talked about people who present a lie as the truth. His wisdom, as presented in the Book of Proverbs, remains timeless in this Age of Delusion:
Honest people hate lies, but the words of wicked people are shameful and disgraceful. (13:5)
The child in all of us knows that the baby in the womb is a person.
The child in all of us knows that it takes a mommy and a daddy to make the child, and that that is why people really get married.
The child in all of us knows that if we’re born a boy or a girl, it’s because God made us that way.
Liberals are going to hurt a lot of good people in this age of delusion. But at the end of the day, the truth stands … no matter what the elite tell us or threaten us with.
At the end of the day, the child’s cry, “But he doesn’t have anything on!” still stands.