You know we are at the end of all things when truth is deliberately turned into a lie, virtue into vice, and good into evil. So blatant, grotesque, and frequent has this been that if one wanted a sure sign of the end of civilisation as we know it, this should do the trick.
Of course this was all spelled out with crystal clarity when the prophet Isaiah uttered these words: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Is. 5:20).
That describes to a T the incredible situation we now find ourselves living in. Whether secular leaders or charlatan religious leaders, we are seeing everything good being turned into objects of derision, and everything bad being elevated to lofty heights of deification.
Two recent examples of this make my case far more eloquently than I ever can. Simply reporting these two episodes as reported in the media is enough to prove without a shadow of a doubt that what Isaiah warned about is now upon us with a vengeance.
The first concerns the not unexpected backflip by Kevin Rudd on homosexual marriage. Ever the opportunist, men-pleaser, and vote-chaser, he has now outed himself, informing us that as a “Christian,” no less, he thinks homosexuality is about as good as it gets.