Baby, It's Cold Outside God's Joy

Post date: Dec 21, 2018 7:31:44 PM

Baby, It's Cold Outside God's Joy

What a difference a worldview makes, and the Christmas and New Year's celebrations bring

that clearly into view. Your two worldview choices are basically God-centered or human-centered

and I contend that the God centered worldview is the only choice that carries with it joy.

The words of the angel in Luke 2:10-11 attest to that belief; "Then the angel said to them,

'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all

people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ The Lord.'"

The whole God-centered worldview is wrapped up in those wonderful words that go way beyond a

babe in a manger. And they carry "great joy" with them.

What do you get with the other worldview, the human-centered view? Paul answered that

question in Romans 1:21, 28, saying, "...although they knew God, the did not glorify Him as God,

nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened....

and even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate

(debased) mind, to do those things which are not fitting."

According to God by way of the Apostle Paul, such a human-centered worldview produces

futile thoughts from a debased mind and darkened foolish heart, and that comes from a failure

to acknowledge and honor God.

Need proof? I give you exhibit A. The purveyors of political correctness are at it again.

Of course, unfortunately, when are they not at it? Based on my observations and their actions,

their mission in life appears to be to suck every ounce of joy out of life that they possibly


Allow me to offer a few tidbits of evidence from recent news items. Apparently the P.C.(political

correctness) Police decided that the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" was advocating predatory

sexual behavior against women. Never mind that it was written in the 40's, a time when women were

generally treated with respect, and romance rather than sex was the main focus. If you don't

believe me, take the word of Dean Martin's daughter. She said "Baby It's Cold Outside" was a

"sweet, flirty, fun" song and that her dad would have been appalled at the P.C. crowd wanting to

censor it.

If that isn't enough to steal your joy, I have a few other "gems" of P.C."wisdom" for you.

How about an attack on the beloved children's Christmas classic T.V. program, "Rudolph the

Red-Nosed Reindeer" for promoting bullying? Or, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," which is apparently

too "offensive" due to its recitation of Luke 2:8-14, the real meaning of Christmas. Or, how about

talk of a gender-neutral Santa and gingerbread people rather than ginger bread men?

Paul was right when he wrote in Romans 1:22 that "professing to be wise, they became fools,

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible humans...."

What is at the bottom of all this P.C. nonsense? It is simply this: An attempt to push

God out of the picture. In the American popular culture, God is being pushed aside.

I offer one more piece of evidence of this that I have noticed recently in current

popular T.V. shows, and it's being done intentionally by the secular humanists producing

these new shows. Quite frequently, characters in these shows are making casual remarks

that "the universe" has ordained that certain things have happened. That statement, seemingly

harmless, is intended to change our thinking from worshiping God to worshiping His creation.

(which "the universe" is part). Although many of their agenda item are subtle, God is being

treated as not in charge, not Creator, and not significant to our lives. Does the worldview

you choose matter? You better believe it!

There is joy in a God-centered worldview. God honors those who honor Him.

On the other hand, as you should have determined from what the P.C. Police have to offer,

a human-centered worldview offers only the joyless experience of a foolish darkened heart

and debased mind. The P.C. crowd who think themselves so smart that they must force you to

think just like they do, do not appear very happy to me. "Misery loves company," as the old

saying goes. The P.C. bullies would like nothing better than to force us all into their

miserable mold. They remind me of the European Christmas character Krampus. In their culture

he is a devil-like character who comes in after Santa leaves and punishes bad little children

who misbehave. Krampus takes the naughty list to a whole new level, and so do the P.C. Police.

But we don't have to put up with it. A Kentucky radio station, WAKY, had an answer for the

P.C. Police. They played a recorded loop of several versions of "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

for two straight hours. And to that I say, "Well done!" Good for them... and us!

Let's all choose the joyful and true God-centered world view... because, baby, it's cold

outside God's joy. "Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Let Earth receive her King!" May that

attitude take you through this coming year and beyond. Happy (joyful) New Year to all!