Oprahfication Leads To Bondage to the Law of Entropy

"Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." (Romans 8:21) Because of Adam and Eve's abuse of choice, the living Triune God subjected the whole creation, animate and inanimate, to "the bondage of corruption." This means that everything is governed by a universal law of decay that is recognized by Western science as the law of entropy. This basic law of science stipulates that everything tends to disintegrate and die. (The King of Glory, Henry Morris, Ph.D., icr.org)

When the Living Word Jesus Christ (John 1:1) died for sin He defeated death so that someday He will deliver and/or liberate the entire creation from its' bondage to the law of entropy into eternal life.

The law of liberty (James 1:25) can even now be appropriated in principle when we become the children of the living, Triune God for then the Holy Spirit (Third Person of the Trinity) henceforth indwells our bodies and quickens and begins the process of purifying our spirits (minds, hearts), and "where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17).

The essence of the human is not the body, but rather the immortal soul. In Biblical thought, the body is inert matter organized and vitalized by the soul. A human life is an immortal soul which informs inert matter, thus a body without a soul is no more than a disorganized mass of cells that would quickly disintegrate because it is subject to the law of entropy.

The noblest part of the soul is spirit (the heart, mind, will). The two essential properties of spirit that distinguish it from matter are intellect and will—---the capacity for knowledge and moral choice. Spirit can will and think and is freely responsible for what it thinks, wills, and does, hence the living God held Adam and Eve responsible for having willfully abused moral choice.

Spirit is immortal, self-aware and free, the body being matter is not. The key to individual liberty in the material realm is man's unique spiritual liberty contrasted against a genetically programmed animal-like orientation. Animals do not have spirits, which are linked to intelligence, imagination, sensitivity, self-consciousness, reflection and the capacity for truth and moral goodness.

In Biblical thought, because spirit is free of matter man is able to spiritually transcend the natural or material dimension in order to access the supernatural dimension, thereby allowing man to enter into a personal relationship with the Spirit of God.

A person is a spirit and spirit is uniquely free because only spirit can transcend matter to access the supernatural dimension as Paul affirms:

"Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (2 Cor. 3:17)

To live in relationship with the Spirit of God is to live spiritually, and to live spiritually is to live morally, to have a heart for the eternally unchanging Higher Things---ideals of truth and goodness.

When a majority of a civilization's people live spiritually, the result will be a good society properly oriented toward life, family, decency, and justice. A good society makes it easy to be good. Correlatively, a good society is one that makes it easy to be free. To be free, and to live freely, is to live spiritually, because only spirit is free—---matter is not.

But when a critical mass of a society's people have turned away from the Triune God, as is the case throughout the West and America, their spirits being no longer quickened by the Holy Spirit and their souls having become materialized, they no longer have a heart for the eternally unchanging Higher Things for they have fallen back into spiritual darkness and are once again subject to the law of death. Thus it is said of such a society, a spiritually dark society, that it is under Divine Judgement.

In this condition a man is like an animal rather than a person, for a person is a spirit, thus Paul speaks of such beings as beasts. Being animal-like, morality is nothing more than a fog of feelings, of disordered passions, compulsions, appetites, sexual perversions, self-centered desires and cold-blooded envy.

Cal Thomas makes this point in his article, "Oprahfication' of America." Thomas argues that Justice John Roberts' bizarre ruling reflects what our nation is becoming, an Oprahfied society where,

"...feelings trump truth and personal experience and class guilt rule, not the Constitution. Oprah Winfrey, who endorsed Obama in 2008, might head a new cabinet department should Obama win a second term: the Department of Feelings." (Oprahfication of America, Cal Thomas, Townhall.com, July 5, 2012)

Where feelings trump eternally unchanging Higher Truth and Moral Law, pride-induced moral relativism reigns supreme, and being hostile to repentance it imperils salvation.

Though a remnant are as yet spiritually free, America for the most part is no longer a spiritually free nation but rather a spiritually dead, increasingly amoral nation in bondage to sin---the universal law of decay that is recognized by Western science as the law of entropy that stipulates that everything tends to disintegrate and die.

C.S. Lewis saw that the entire human species is becoming Westernized, therefore relativized, and said that moral relativism will certainly end our species and damn our souls.

Yet at least for a while longer it still lies within our power to repent and turn back to our Creator, to be delivered from bondage to disintegration and death into the glorious spiritual liberty of the children of God.

@Linda Kimball