The terminology “law enforcement” brings many different thoughts this week; however, law enforcement assumes “law.” “Law” assumes authority and the comprehension of ordinary language. It isn’t a law if there is not controlling authority, which implies some type of consequence for violation. Laws are based upon ordinary language, yet we live in an age of linguistic relativity. Relativity starts with the denial of supernatural—naturalism—also called modernism, which didn’t fulfill its adherents, so it spun into postmodernism, where everyone can have his own truth, truth as a matter only of personal taste. This has paralleled with progressivism, which says that through naturalistic means mankind keeps progressing with the goal of reaching a utopian state. A strict construction of law takes a certain view of language where words must mean what they mean. God gave us language and His will is revealed to us in words. Naturalism by nature rebels against literal meaning with hope for a utopian society, which is to believe a lie. Only God’s Word is truth. The attack on truth requires an attack on meaning, so that laws become meaningless. Law begins with God because He is the highest authority. The attack on meaning is an attack on Him, on His power and goodness, by people who won’t submit to Him, because they don’t trust Him.
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