Can the “cancel culture” be canceled?

by Sandy Simpson 1/4/21


“Cancel culture” is defined thusly,


Cancel culture (or call-out culture) is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles - either online on social media, in the real world, or both. (Wikipedia)


Sorry, but there actually is no way to cancel the cancel culture. Well, there is one very important exception. The reason I say that is because the cancel culture is based on a worldview that is postmodern, existentialist, subjectivist, politically correct (PC), and socialist. We've seen this crop up recently in politics where we find out that people who have bought into this kind of mindset are not interested in actual dialogue because they are unable to argue their points. So rather than discuss objections, they want to silence or get rid of their opposition in any way possible. This is all because they delusionally believe that they are right and everyone else is wrong and they shouldn't have to have a dialogue about anything. If you try to talk to them you find out rather quickly that they apparently have lost the ability to employ common sense or logical processes and have given themselves over to emotionalism. They consider themselves to be free thinkers but in actuality, they are the most conformist generation we have seen in recent history.


Parallels can be drawn to the former Soviet Union and Nazi Germany where people had to carry the party line or else be put away somewhere where their voice could not be heard or even killed. All of this is because cancel culture adherents are either incapable of or are not interested in studying actual reality. They want to live in their delusional state and their fairytale Utopian ideas. I suspect this is why they are so adamantly against the use of the Bible because it completely conflicts with their new world order they want to create. It's impossible to talk to them and reason with them.


Proverbs 18:2 A fool does not delight in understanding, But in revealing his own mind.


So the only possible solution is for them to hear the gospel message and have the Holy Spirit convict them of their sins.  They then need to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His substitutionary death on the cross for them and His resurrection as a guarantee of their future resurrection. There's no way for them to understand reality today without being born again. Once you're born again then the Holy Spirit leads you to study God's word and begin to understand how your worldview has been completely corrupted.


Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.


Today we are reaping the results of many decades of public education that has been taken over by socialists who have been teaching their agenda to most of our kids. We only have a small group of people left over, mainly from generations past, who know the danger of what's going on. But their numbers are dwindling. Fortunately, we as Christians know what we need to do. Our job is to preach the gospel, allowing the Holy Spirit to convict people of their sins and open them up to being able to make a profession of faith. But we also know that we have to continue beyond the gospel message onto discipling people. We have a big job to do and it's a job that includes changing people's worldviews. But we can't do that simply by logic in the debates and articles and books, etc. The unbeliever is incapable of understanding what we're talking about. Oh yes, they may be able to employ a smattering of worldly logic and other things as an unbeliever but they can't accept the truth. Because of that, they have dumbed themselves down to the point where there's no way to even reach them.


Fortunately, God changes people from the inside out not the outside in. What the worldly cultures are trying to do is to change people from the outside in. They are teaching them to spout the same nonsense that is being paraded around as reality by the news media in homes and classrooms all over this nation and it's not just this nation; it's also all over the world at this point. This is why it's such a shame when churches begin to adopt worldly methodology, using postmodern psychology and New Age methods to try to reach people. All they're doing is giving people the excuse to remain as ignorant as they are now.


2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: (KJV)


But this article is a reminder that we as believers hold the key. We are the light-bearers. We are the salt (Matt. 5:13-14). We have a job to do but in many cases, we have let that slide. We need to pick back up what we are supposed to be doing, which starts with the Great Commission (Mark 16:15), and then get busy trying to help as many people as we can (Matt. 28:19) because otherwise they'll be taken over by the World, the flesh, and the devil. We are at war against principalities and powers (Eph. 6:12) and they have been using a clever diaprax on the human race. Now it's all coming to fruition. This is why the Bible talks about a time when there'll be a general delusion among mankind.


2 Thessalonians 2:11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,


They will no longer love truth.


2 Thessalonians 2:10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not accept the love of the truth so as to be saved.


This is why they choose teachers who will tickle their ears with mythology and the false ideas of a postmodern age.


2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires,


We still have a chance with our younger kids if we begin to teach them now. But if we don't then we are allowing the deluded to gain control of everything. I frankly don't see much hope for a lot of people, especially in the United States and Western Nations, because they've given themselves over to this postmodern demonic mindset. Notice that logic, debates, articles, and books are virtually ignored. The unbelievers prove they are incapable of understanding what we're talking about. Oh yes, they may be able to employ some form of logic as an unbeliever but they can't accept Biblical Truth. Because of that, they have allowed themselves to be dumbed down to the point where there's no way to even reach them.


They would rather cancel somebody out than listen to what they have to say. I know some young people who think older people just need to die off so they can bring in their New World Order. The problem is that the New World Order is going to end up being controlled by the Antichrist. We can already see this on the horizon. We see that this cancel culture is what's behind the riots, protests, dirty politics, and lies coming out of Washington. It's what's behind the massive fraud of this current election.


I desire to see people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and then move on to understanding this world through what the Bible teaches. The Bible is not just a book of stories that are fun and useful for moral teaching but is also a book of history from the beginning of the world, a book of scientific and archeological facts. When you realize that we have a book that says that Adam actually left a written record of what happened after he was created then you have to realize we have a book that is as old as this world.


Genesis 5:1 This is the written account of Adam's family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.


It's a book from the beginning of time. It wasn't just a bunch of stuff that Moses made up. Oh yes, he assembled it but he's not the one who wrote the accounts of Adam (Gen. 5:1) and Noah (Gen. 6:9) and Shem (Gen. 11:10) and Terah (Gen. 11:27), etc.


There have been many books and articles written with excellent apologetics on many issues and yet this culture, this “cancel culture”, is not interested in reading them or understanding them or even hearing them at all. So that's basically what we're dealing with. And unfortunately, we're also dealing with it in the churches. Often whatever the world is doing is reflected in the modern apostate churches as well. I'm not talking about the true church I'm talking about the many churches and denominations and organizations out there that call themselves Christian but are not grounded in Biblical truth. The Bible is clear that in the end times we will see an apostasy or falling away from the truth.


2 Thessalonians 2:3 No one is to deceive you in any way! For it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,


That's what's already happening and the delusion that God is sending is already beginning. I've never seen people as delusional as I have seen today. I don't remember it ever being this bad before. I don't remember a time when you couldn't even talk to people and reason with them about issues. So, in that sense, it is very demonic because it's a hundred eighty degrees out of phase from reality. Interestingly the Bible says the demons know the Bible.


James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-and shudder.

Mark 1:34 And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.


I'm sure they know what's in there and they're afraid of it and they recognized in it is true reality and so they use it to get people off track by often twisting it out of phase. They just need to continue to bombard this cancel culture with sin and sinful ideas and after a while, they've got them under their control and they don't even realize it. That's what happens with brainwashing. In a sense, our entire generation has been brainwashed in many ways. Those of us, who are mature Christians, as we continue to study the Word and repent of our sins, recognize a number of those ways in which the enemy has trapped us. But we need to continue to fight against what he is trying to do, and we do that with the Word.


To be honest, voter fraud in the US and particularly around the world since the 18th century has become commonplace.  There are at least 17 instances of voter fraud in the US since 1792 starting in the New York gubernatorial election of George Clinton vs. John Jay where Clinton actually won.  Around the world in many countries that did not have free elections, there were hundreds of fraudulent elections (   But recently they have become more commonplace in the US which has prided itself a nation of free speech and the freedom to vote.  In any country that has fallen to Communist or Fascist rule, it is always preceded with propaganda by the media and scam elections.  It is not hard to see that America is on this same path now. 


Yet, in particular, the younger generation is not willing to question what is going on because the cultural propaganda demands that they affirm the actions of politicians who have no moral compass.  So they will get what they want and the world will not be the same without a nation that stands for liberty and justice for all.


Mark Levin wrote this in the opening to his book “Liberty and Tyranny”. 


“So distant is America today from its founding principles that it is difficult to precisely describe the nature of American government. It is not strictly a constitutional republic, because the Constitution has been and continues to be easily altered by a judicial oligarchy that mostly enforces, if not expands, the Statist’s agenda. It is not strictly a representative republic, because so many edicts are produced by a maze of administrative departments that are unknown to the public and detached from its sentiment. It is not strictly a federal republic, because the states that gave the central government life now live at its behest. What, then, is it? It is a society steadily transitioning toward statism.”


Moreover, do most Americans appreciate liberty, the civil society, republicanism, and economic prosperity or fear their loss? Of course, if you ask someone the question about himself, he is likely to answer yes, although he might wonder about his fellow citizens’ grasp and gratitude. But the issue is more perplexing and vital to the future of the American republic than one might initially imagine. An incalculable number of

philosophers and scholars, ancient to modern, have written extensively about these topics. It is beyond my mortal competence or the physical limitations of this book to catalog or probe them all here. Although five of my six earlier books have addressed these subjects in various ways, there is great value if not urgency in exploring them further from an additional or a more thorough perspective, given what I believe to be their precariousness in modern America. Thus we must tackle the matter of first principles. After all, this is our heritage. This is not a mere academic or theoretical exercise among elitists, of interest only to professors and navel-gazers. It sits at the core of human existence and American society and, therefore, is relevant to us all. These principles, and understanding them, serve as the antidote to tyrannical regimes and governments.


Although scholarly books have been written warning of the impending demise of America, for the most part, they are ignored by the vast majority of people today who have benefited from American values, which were taken from the Bible.  Now they want to get rid of the Bible and churches.  They hate Christians because they stand on what the Bible teaches and therefore are immune to every wave of political correctness that the culture tries to get them to believe and vocalize.


Without a return by Christians to the Great Commission and the discipling believers in the nations, we are seeing a world falling headlong into chaos and the churches taking a plunge into apostasy.