Plodcast Ep. 12
Pastor Wilson discusses the Las Vegas Shooting, gun control arguments, and Stephen Paddock. He plugs H.L. Mencken’s “A Mencken Chrestomathy" and unpacks “Adikomos;” reprobate or cast away. Be sure to join him every Wednesday for the newest edition of the Plodcast. Happy plodding!
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Las Vegas Shooting & Gun Control
- First, were the guns he used already illegal?
- Why do debates about gun control break out immediately at such a high pitch?
- Like a fight breaking out at somebody’s funeral
- Psalm 10 “There is no God within their thoughts”
- “…from secret places they murder the innocent…”
- Secular society—we have formally rejected God and have excluded Him from our public life
- You are allowed to keep God within your thoughts as a private matter
- But any attempt to say that our society needs to recognize God will be rejected
- This is why Steven Paddock did what he did.
- God was not in his thoughts
- The primal temptation was “You shall be as God.”
- Remember, that claiming there is no God means there is a job opening
- Stephen Paddock was trying to be as God
- He thought he was the God of wrath and then tried to evade justice
- This is not what happened. He entered into a condition of everlasting justice.
H. L. Mencken—A Mencken Chrestomathy
- An anthology of observations on politicians, music, art, culture
- Mencken was an unbeliever, hostile to fundamentalist Christianity
- Yet, one of my favorite writers
- I try to write how Mencken would have written, if he knew Christ
- Superb writer.
- Refuse to give thanks, refuse to honor God as God
- As Christians, these are the things we must be doing. Giving thanks and honoring God as God.
- Men of reprobate mind mislead silly women (2 Tim 3:8)
- Abominable, disobedient, and are rejected (Titus 1:16)