If you randomly asked ten people how today’s normal would be described in respect to, let’s say, family or sexuality, what would they say? What is normal today and who decides that? Why is it important? Because unless you have been sailing on the ocean for the past 50 years without contact from the outside world, you will have noticed how things have changed – radically! Traditional meanings of words and concepts have been altered.
What is increasingly considered “normal” today would have been completely foreign to the mind just 50 years ago – or even 30 years ago.
Marriage, Family and Sex
I recall from yester-year a song by the Beach Boys. The song is about how nice it would be to be married to a particular girl so they could live together (“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” – 1966). That was over 50 years ago! That was the normal then, when a man and woman waited to live together in the same dwelling until they got married. Today that is not the normal. Most couples don’t seem to have a problem with living together without a publicly expressed marriage covenant. 50 years ago (or less), it would have been considered immoral – forbidden. Now? Who cares? It’s the new “normal.” How did we get from there to here?
There are other categories of life that have also changed. One of the things I’ve noticed in the new “normal” today is the increasing acceptance of gender identity and sexuality such as transgender, homosexual or lesbian sexual relationships and now same sex “marriages.” What was either unheard of or downright taboo and rejected 50 years ago is now accepted and glorified as “normal.”
How about racially mixed relationships? What was rejected and looked down upon, even 20 years ago, is now being heavily and constantly promoted as the accepted new “normal.” All White countries are the target of more foreign immigration. Recently, the EU Commissioner for Migration said that Europeans must accept mass migration from the third world as the “new norm.” Entertainment, commercials, catalogs – almost everything – is pushing Whites and Blacks or Whites and Asians as the “normal” family. I mean, not just holding hands, but openly “kissing” for all to see. A shameless display.
How about racial integration propaganda? What commercial or TV show, for example, is not now racially-mixed? The emphasis of Blacks and Asians over Whites in many cases is obvious.
Is this all on purpose? Who has decided what “normal” is going to be like?
But it’s just not these issues. It affects many other areas that have been around for a while. Just observe what is being glorified as normal:
- Healthcare: medicine, medical doctors, chemical medications, surgery
- Sports icons
- Entertainment idols
- Money barons
- Religious celebrities
- Higher education – Harvard, Yale, Stanford promoting communism, feminism and, of course, anything anti-White.
So, normal according to whom? Compared with the Bible and God Himself, all these are not normal, but are classified as abominations.
The Bible Is the Standard for Normal
In Luke 16:15, Jesus called out the Pharisees who sneered at His comment that one cannot serve both God and money or wealth at the same time. The Pharisees loved money and Jesus brought them up short:
“And He said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.’ ”– Luke 16:15
They justified loving money in pretense to loving God as their “normal.” But their normal was an abomination to God.
The glorification and justification of any modern cultural “normalcy” that goes against God’s order and design is rejected by God and His Law/Word. If God rejects it all, so should we. God will not compromise and neither should we. Who is going to hold up the cultural “normal” today to the light of the Bible if we don’t? Expect a vicious reaction from those who need to justify themselves. But also realize that such a response by the “normal” crowd is the conviction of the Holy Spirit of Truth. They may reject you, but they are really rejecting God.
Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv