The Cancel Culture

Rewriting history can be a dangerous game.

Psalm 16:8 – I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

There’s a new phrase in the American lexicon—the cancel culture. It has been described as “removing of support of public figures in response to their objectionable behavior or opinions. This can include boycotts or refusal to promote their work.”  You’ve seen it at work in the tearing down of statues, in outright and coordinated lies among some in the media, and on city streets. They believe the result is to steadily narrow the boundaries of what can be said without the threat of reprisal.  Because the cancelling mob disagrees with the Constitution, they want it abolished. A favorite theme that accompanies it is “systemic racism.”

Ravi Zacharias noted, “With no fact as a referent, what is normative is purely a matter of preference.” In other words, each person is entitled to his or her own “truth,” never mind that there can be no such thing.

What can you do? First, seek God’s protection for yourself and your family, and for the protection of His Word in America. Be courageous because God is with you.  If you must engage a person bent on the cancel culture, do so with truth and grace. John 8:32 says, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Don’t be taken in by their hoaxes. Be faithful to speak biblical truth. And remember that those who reject the truth are the ones who need it most; and if they reject you and your message, they also rejected Christ first.

Pray With Us

Holy God, how it must grieve Your heart to see people distorting the truth to fit their own opinions of the moment. But I realize that this is nothing new. It happened in the book of Judges when every person did what was right in his own eyes. Help me to always stand for You and Your truth. Give me grace and humility if I am forced to deal with the cancel culture head-on. Protect me and my family. Preserve Your Holy Word. Thank You for hearing my prayer, for I ask it in Jesus’ Name,


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